Have you taken on a difficult save in Football Manager 2020 at a club with no money to spend? If so, you're going to need to find some cheap free players to buy. We have lists of both the best free agents in FM2020 as well as the free players with the highest potential in FM20. Every player on this page is uncontracted and not at a club in FM 20, so you can buy them for completely free.

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These are the best free players in Football Manager 2020 as rated by their current ability. If you're looking for young players with potential that you can still buy on a free, you'll want our list of Best Young Players on a free transfer below.

Name Age Position Wage Value Cost Expires Rating Potential
Ivan Strinic 33 D/WB/M (L) £0 £0
Emiliano Viviano 34 GK £2m £4m
Fran Rico 31 DM £0 £2m
Michael Krohn-Dehli 36 AM RLC £0 £95k
Rafael 31 GK £3m £6m
Daniel Sturridge 30 ST (C) £0 £0
Nicolás Pareja 35 D C £0 £550k
Jucilei 32 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Marco Fabián 31 AM (RLC) £2m £300m
Samu 30 M (RL), AM (RLC) £0 £0
Augusto Fernández 34 DM, M (RC) £433k £872k
Ralf 36 DM, M (C) £108k £159k
Gum 34 D (C) £70k £79k
Cheik M'Bengue 32 D (LC), WB (L) £0 £0
Gorka Iraizoz 38 GK £0 £210k
Younes Kaboul 33 D C £0 £0
Yoann Gourcuff 32 AM C £0 £400k
Martin Olsson 32 D (LC), WB (L) £197k £268k
Mathieu Flamini 35 DM £0 £0
Dennis Aogo 32 D/WB L, DM £0 £775k
Naldo 36 D C £0 £250k
Alejandro Bernal 32 D/WB (R), DM, M (C) £0 £0
Geuvânio 28 AM (RL) £3m £7m
Younousse Sankharé 30 DM, M (C) £366k £1m
Diogo Amado 30 DM, M (C) £3m £5m
Borja Equiza 31 D C £0 £350k
Oswaldo Henríquez 31 D (C) £103k £197k
Tarik Elyounoussi 31 AM RLC, F C £0 £925k
Didier Digard 32 DM £0 £0
Aranha 38 GK £0 £0
Caiuby 32 M/AM (L), ST (C) £0 £0
Fabián Vargas 39 DM £0 £0
Humberto Mendoza 35 D (C) £2k £2k
Dusan Basta 34 D RC, M R £0 £0
Alan Ruiz 26 AM (C) £2m £2m
Gregory van der Wiel 31 D RC £0 £0
Magrão 42 GK £0 £0
Elias 35 M (RC), AM (C) £113k £249k
Danny 35 AM RLC £0 £0
Cirilo Saucedo 37 GK £0 £0
Alessandro Matri 34 ST £0 £45k
Wagner 35 M (LC), AM (RLC) £107k £205k
John Ogu 32 DM, M (C) £1m £1m
Cristian Nazarit 29 ST (C) £0 £0
Javier López 31 D (C) £38k £300m
Yonatan Murillo 28 D/WB (L) £19k £33k
Franck Tabanou 31 D/WB/M/AM (L) £0 £0
Alexander Milosevic 28 D (C) £997k £2m
Gustavo Colman 34 M C £0 £50k
Agustín Orión 39 GK £0 £0
Marvin Matip 33 D C £0 £0
Juan Guillermo Domínguez 33 D/WB (L) £0 £0
Mehrdad Pouladi 33 D (L), DM, AM (L) £1m £1m
Aarón Ñíguez 31 M (RL), AM (RLC) £0 £0
Raúl Rodríguez 32 D (RC) £0 £0
Andrea Raggi 35 D RLC £0 £0
Juan Pablo Carrizo 36 GK £0 £0
Jonathan Fabbro 37 AM LC £0 £0
Richard Keogh 33 D (C) £352k £620k
Alan Hutton 34 D/WB R £0 £85k
Miguel Morales 34 D C, DM £0 £0
Ignazio Abate 32 D/WB R £0 £475k
Romain Brégerie 32 D C £0 £220k
Mile Jedinak 34 DM £0 £60k
Bruno 34 D/WB (R) £0 £0
Leandro Donizete 38 DM, M (C) £89k £171k
Walter 31 ST (C) £1m £2m
Airton 30 DM £1m £3m
Biro Biro 25 AM (RLC) £25k £24k
Vinícius Araújo 26 AM RL, ST £0 £2m
Carlitos 30 AM (C), ST (C) £2m £3m
Sergiy Rybalka 30 DM, M/AM (C) £3m £7m
Ricardo Laborde 32 M (R), AM (RL) £0 £0
Yamilson Rivera 31 AM (RC), ST (C) £0 £0
Philipp Wollscheid 30 D C £0 £0
Dudu Cearense 36 DM £0 £0
Mehdi Lacen 35 DM £0 £0
Omar Pérez 38 AM RC £0 £5k
Jarol Herrera 36 M/AM (RL) £999 £300m
Romain Genevois 32 D (RC), WB (R) £0 £0
Rafael Miranda 34 DM £0 £0
Jhon Meneses 35 GK £0 £5k
Ramon 25 D (C), DM £356k £334k
Franck Ohandza 28 AM (RL), ST (C) £0 £0
Tommie Hoban 26 D (RLC) £1m £2m
Gianluca Frabotta 21 D/WB (L) £2m £3m
Néstor Calderón 31 M (C), AM (RLC) £784k £300m
Duvier Riascos 34 ST (C) £19k £300m
Ismael Díaz 23 AM (L), ST (C) £44k £55k
Joseph Baffo 27 D (RC) £209k £255k
Douglas 37 AM C £0 £90k
Yaya Touré 37 DM, M/AM (C) £0 £0
Eliseu 35 D/WB L £0 £0
Carlos Cuéllar 37 D C £0 £0
Federico Higuaín 35 M/AM (C) £91k £205k
Amaral 33 D (C), DM £0 £0
Keirrison 31 ST (C) £0 £0
Antonio Amaya 36 D C £0 £35k
Avimiled Rivas 35 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Víctor Montaño 35 ST £0 £0
Javi Guerra 37 ST £0 £23k
Riccardo Montolivo 34 DM £0 £0
Bacary Sagna 37 D (RC), WB (R) £0 £0
Fábio Coentrão 32 D/WB/M (L), AM (RC) £281k £505k
Douglas 30 D (C) £2m £3m
Julián Guillermo 30 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Nelson Barahona 32 AM (C) £274k £659k
Gorka Elustondo 33 D (C), DM £0 £0
Guilherme 31 AM (C), ST (C) £215k £378k
Erwin Carrillo 37 ST (C) £0 £0
Efraín Viáfara 38 ST £0 £0
Abel Aguilar 34 DM £0 £45k
Mario Villasanti 38 GK £0 £0
César Valoyes 35 AM/F C £0 £0
Zamir Valoyes 34 AM (RC), ST (C) £0 £0
Danílson Córdoba 33 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Tomás Costa 35 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Mauricio Sperduti 34 M/AM (R) £110k £300m
Renato Kelic 29 D (C) £521k £1m
Ben Marshall 28 AM RLC £0 £525k
Jhon Mosquera 30 M/AM (L) £431k £948k
Justin Meram 31 WB (L), AM (RL) £374k £491k
Joao Plata 28 AM (RL), ST (C) £213k £363k
Luis Sierra 32 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Edison Toloza 36 AM (L), ST (C) £0 £0
Juan David Cabezas 29 DM, M (C) £0 £0
William Arboleda 30 M/AM (C) £0 £0
Jean Carlos Blanco 28 ST (C) £47k £75k
Ezequiel Videla 31 DM £0 £0
Giannelli Imbula 27 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Matt McKay 37 M (LC) £0 £0
Manuel Pasqual 37 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Grégory Bourillon 34 D C, DM £0 £45k
Roberto Santamaría 35 GK £110k £181k
Miguel Solís 36 GK £0 £3k
Severo Meza 32 D RC, DM £0 £0
Sergio García 36 AM RLC, F C £0 £20k
Ikechukwu Uche 36 ST (C) £0 £0
Youssouf Mulumbu 33 DM, M (C) £167k £293k
Modibo Maïga 32 AM (L), ST (C) £0 £0
Júlio César 37 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Víctor Zapata 33 AM/F C £0 £0
Nicolás Sánchez 28 M (L), AM (LC) £1m £3m
Moustapha Diallo 33 DM £0 £0
Dellatorre 28 AM (R), ST (C) £939k £2m
Martin Hasek 24 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Tom Carroll 28 DM, M (C) £1m £2m
Johann Carrasso 32 GK £0 £0
Enrique Esqueda 32 AM (R), ST (C) £0 £0
Cristian Fernándes 29 AM R, ST £0 £0
Robinson Aponzá 31 AM (RLC), ST (C) £0 £0
Jherson Córdoba 32 DM, M/AM (C) £0 £0
Omar Vásquez 30 AM (RLC) £13k £32k
Fernando Cárdenas 31 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Arnol Palacios 28 D/WB (RL), DM £0 £0
Yessy Mena 31 AM (RL), ST (C) £0 £0
Carlos Rivas 26 AM (L), ST (C) £105k £230k
André Bahia 35 D C £0 £0
Felipe Chará 38 DM £0 £0
Giannis Maniatis 32 DM £0 £170k
Kalu Uche 36 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Luis García 38 M C £0 £15k
Maurizio Domizzi 38 D C £0 £0
Mouhamadou Dabo 33 D/WB (RL), DM £0 £0
Gastón Losa 41 GK £0 £0
Mario Bolatti 34 DM £0 £0
Claudio Bieler 36 ST (C) £91k £160k
Bruno Rodrigo 34 D C £0 £0
Jefferson 32 D/WB (L) £176k £339k
Douglão 34 D (C) £0 £0
Ernesto Farías 39 ST £0 £0
Filipe Teixeira 38 AM RLC £0 £20k
Julián Mesa 37 GK £0 £0
Maximiliano Pereira 36 D/WB (R) £0 £0
Maza 37 D C £0 £0
Carlos Salcido 39 D C, DM £0 £0
Juan Carlos Núñez 36 D/WB R, DM £0 £0
Melitón Hernández 37 GK £52k £112k
Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker 34 D C £0 £0
Christoph Janker 34 D RC £0 £28k
Serdar Taşçı 33 D (C) £0 £0
Jajá Coelho 34 AM (LC), ST (C) £71k £170k
Carlos Eduardo 33 M (LC), AM (RLC) £73k £170k
Wilberto Cosme 34 ST £0 £0
Pedro Carmona 32 D/WB/M (L), AM (LC) £0 £0
Nuno André Coelho 33 D C £0 £70k
Mohammad Awal 32 D (C) £0 £0
Ezequiel 27 D/WB (R) £581k £905k
Marquinhos Pedroso 26 D/WB (L) £161k £305k
Assis 32 M/AM (C), ST (C) £0 £0
Olivier Boumal 30 M/AM (RL) £346k £831k
Félix Araujo 37 D (C) £0 £0
Nosa Igiebor 29 M/AM (C) £0 £0
Eyong Enoh 34 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Florentin Pogba 29 D (LC), WB (L) £353k £581k
Rodney Wallace 32 D/M/AM (L) £0 £0
Juan Esteban Ortiz 32 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Jhonny Riascos 31 D (C) £10k £15k
Dairyn González 30 D (C) £0 £0
Bakary Koné 32 D (C) £29k £69k

These are the best free players aged under 23 in Football Manager 2020 as rated by their potential ability. Some of these players may not be very good at the start but have the potential to grow still due to their age.

Name Age Position Wage Value Cost Expires Rating Potential
Kacper Kozłowski 16 M/AM (C) £7k £841k
Dion Drena Beljo 18 ST (C) £37k £2m
Nicolò Fagioli 19 DM, M/AM (C) £217k £5m
Gianluca Frabotta 21 D/WB (L) £2m £3m
Manolo Portanova 20 M/AM (C) £359k £268k
Henri Koide 19 AM (RL), ST (C) £228k £3m
Filippo Ranocchia 19 DM, M (C) £218k £3m
Naouirou Ahamada 18 DM, M (C) £120k £243k
Hiran Ahmed 20 M/AM (C) £160k £341k
Edin Julardzija 19 M/AM (C) £44k £2m
Radu Drăguşin 18 D (C) £53k £198k
Franco Israel 20 GK £106k £2m
Randy Schneider 18 M/AM (C) £82k £614k
Armand Smrcka 18 M (C) £23k £1m
Marco Ramkilde 22 AM (C), ST (C) £53k £1m
Ferdinando Del Sole 22 AM (RLC) £448k £1m
Seid Visin 18 AM C £0 £0
Nathanael Saintini 20 D (C) £82k £658k
Alejandro Marqués 19 ST (C) £413k £4m
Ilan Sauter 19 D (C) £57k £725k
Uros Vasic 18 M/AM (L), ST (C) £57k £682k
Cyril Ngongé 20 M (L), AM (RLC), ST (C) £2k £482k £4m 30-06-2020
Damjan Danicic 20 D (L) £51k £534k
Alex Paulsen 18 GK £3k £441k
Umaru Samura 21 AM (C), ST (C) £0 £0
Venâncio Monteiro 20 M/AM (RL) £0 £0
Alisson Borges 22 D/WB/AM (L) £0 £0
Marin Kuzminski 19 M/AM (C) £347 £145k
Elis Isufi 20 D (RC) £160k £1m
Samuel Ballet 19 AM (RL), ST (C) £73k £966k
Ariel Fantoni 21 AM (C), ST (C) £0 £0
Ricardo Campos 20 AM (RL), ST (C) £62k £172k
Nino Ziswiler 20 GK £41k £607k
Hubert Turski 17 ST (C) £5k £340k
Veldin Subasic 21 D (L) £0 £0
Niklas Hedl 19 GK £22k £1m
Wellington Bueno 23 AM C £0 £8k
Thiago Lopes 23 M (R), AM (RC) £127k £1m
Juan Ignacio Brunet 22 M/AM (C) £45k £337k
Ted Smith 23 GK £0 £325k
Emir Sahiti 21 M (L), AM (LC) £90k £972k
Octavian Popescu 17 AM (L) £25k £112k
Pedro Campos 20 M (L), AM (RL) £80k £557k
Lirik Vishi 19 M/AM (LC) £68k £457k
Arbri Beqaj 21 AM (C) £11k £89k
Lucas Grecco 22 D/WB (R) £0 £0
Emmanuel Sosa 23 AM (C), ST (C) £0 £0
Daniel Martínez 22 D L £0 £160k
Daouda Peeters 21 DM, M (C) £142k £179k
Júlio Vítor 19 ST (C) £225 £25k
Borna Borovec 22 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Adam Benic 20 D/M (R) £233 £714k
Leonardo Loria 21 GK £139k £573k
Mile Todorov 20 DM, M (RC), AM (C) £44k £737k
Landrit Ejupi 20 M (C) £28k £185k
Soheil Arghandewall 18 M/AM (C) £30k £143k
Miguel Bengolea 19 M (L), AM (LC) £0 £0
Can Keles 18 M/AM (L) £2k £1m
Jurica Prsir 20 M/AM (LC) £38k £274k
Hamza Rafia 21 M/AM (C) £213k £166k
Nemanja Brankovic 22 D (C) £59k £469k
Nicolás Gil 23 D (C) £14k £210k
Paulo Gallardo 20 ST (C) £78k £112k
Gabriel Barès 19 DM, M (C) £90k £192k
Zyen Jones 19 M/AM (RL) £91k £410k
Maktom 22 DM, M (C) £17k £37k
Vladislav Naydenov 19 M/AM (L), ST (C) £2k £240k
Hamid Reza Taherkhani 21 ST (C) £0 £0
Bartol Franjic 20 D (C), DM £114k £2m
Vashon Neufville 21 D (L) £25k £91k
Luca Zanimacchia 22 AM (RLC) £181k £91k
Nils De Mol 19 GK £21k £182k
Shkelqim Vladi 19 ST (C) £16k £198k
Florian Hysenaj 19 AM (C), ST (C) £23k £115k
Gastón Mansilla 23 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Cleiton 21 ST (C) £0 £0
Sebastian Zettl 19 M/AM (LC) £127k £1m
Muharem Huskovic 17 AM (C), ST (C) £945 £1m
Roko Baturina 20 ST (C) £319k £721k
Bruno Jenjic 19 M/AM (C) £13k £135k
Laurits Lillemose 20 D (C), DM, M (C) £0 £0
Hugo Mesbah 22 D (C) £199k £373k
Arnar Guðjónsson 21 D (C) £7k £7k
Nikola Gluscevic 19 ST (C) £59k £1m
Andriy Korobenko 23 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Naisir Carmona 21 AM (R), ST (C) £0 £0
Daniele Vesco 20 AM (C), ST (C) £40k £359k
Christian Witzig 19 M/AM (RLC) £21k £175k
Nico Maier 20 M/AM (RLC) £139k £946k
Fonsinho 23 AM (RL) £1m £3m
Nicolás Francese 23 GK £0 £0
Jorge Cuéllar 22 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Marcelo Videla 22 AM R £0 £0
León Piergiácomi 21 AM RL £0 £0
Dante Suárez 22 AM C £0 £0
Jorge Soldati 21 AM R £0 £0
Matthias Braunöder 18 DM £128k £1m
Kai Stratznig 18 DM, M (C) £96k £1m
Alioune Camara 22 D (C), DM £0 £0
Diego 23 D/WB L £0 £220k
Amílcar 22 M/AM (R) £0 £0
Faris 20 AM (L), ST (C) £53k £884k
Amar Burovic 23 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Dimitar Mitkov 20 ST (C) £21k £806k
Ivan Yordanov 19 M/AM (C) £16k £669k
Ameen Bokhari 22 GK £0 £0
Mihael Kupresak 19 M/AM (L), ST (C) £17k £166k
Daniel Turyna 22 ST (C) £57k £28k
Juanito López 21 ST (C) £0 £0
Cassian Thomas 20 M C £0 £0
Aaron Skinner 18 D (RC), WB (R), DM, M (C) £18k £189k
Pietro Beruatto 21 D/WB/M (L) £351k £246k
Oumar Touré 21 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Roger Tamba 21 M/AM (C) £67k £107k
Thomas Gaydu 20 ST £0 £0
François Gamys 18 ST £0 £45k
Lucas Ribeiro 21 M/AM (L), ST (C) £350k £1m
Ricardo Jurado 23 D (C) £3k £18k
Luthando Mateza 22 M/AM (C) £21k £40k
Ángel Bonilla 22 ST (C) £0 £0
Wilson Sierra 21 ST £0 £0
Marlon Tinoco 23 ST (C) £0 £0
Gabriel Arce 20 AM (RL) £0 £0
Néider Angulo 22 GK £0 £0
Juan Figueroa 21 M (C) £0 £0
Germán Meza 21 D (C) £0 £0
Carlos Sánchez 20 ST (C) £0 £0
Sunday Afolabi 21 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Joaquín Zeballos 23 ST (C) £249k £382k
Guilherme Beirão 19 AM C £0 £23k
Stephan Seiler 19 M/AM (RLC) £92k £658k
Aldry Torres 23 M R £0 £0
Roberto López 20 M RC £0 £0
Idrissa Touré 22 DM, M (RC) £209k £105k
Marcel Wędrychowski 18 M/AM (RL) £6k £321k
Nicolas Vouilloz 19 D (C) £66k £256k
Yaya Koné 21 AM (RL), ST (C) £173k £336k
Matías Pesallaccia 23 GK £0 £0
Patrick Wimmer 19 M/AM (L) £636k £1m
César 20 D/WB (L) £50k £57k
Simone Muratore 22 D (C), DM, M (C) £150k £112k
Bruno Floris 20 M (C) £0 £0
Orges Bunjaku 19 DM, M/AM (C) £132k £457k
Rafael Oliveira 19 M/AM (C) £16k £175k
Lino Lang 20 AM (R), ST (C) £91k £666k
Luis Olivera 21 D/WB (L) £430k £973k
Eloy Roige 21 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Marko Dijakovic 18 D (C) £1k £723k
Daniel Klicnik 17 D/WB/M (R) £1k £420k
Júnior Ramos 22 DM, M (C) £19k £45k
Edimundo 21 D/WB (R) £0 £0
Nicolas Reis 21 AM (RL), ST (C) £105k £363k
Lucas Rosa 20 D/WB/M (R) £112k £134k
Damyan Damyanov 20 GK £4k £336k
Martin Doudera 18 AM (RLC) £39k £215k
Marco Olivieri 21 AM (RLC), ST (C) £220k £154k
Geoffrey Acheampong 23 M/AM (L) £0 £0
Borja Freire 22 D (L) £0 £0
Dmytro Lytvyn 23 D (C) £0 £0
Andriy Kapelyan 23 ST (C) £0 £0
Mykhaylo Mazun 21 M (C) £24k £29k
Sam Sutton 18 M/AM (C) £60k £385k
Aboubacar Kouyaté 21 D (C) £0 £0
Federico Peralta 23 DM, M (C) £0 £0
Fernando Dinis 22 D C £0 £0
Ita 23 D C £0 £10k
Gabriel Leite 23 AM C £0 £13k
Marko Baresic 21 GK £2k £128k
Patrick Stanic 19 D (C) £0 £0
Josef Neznik 20 M (RC) £0 £0
Kian Yari 19 M/AM (C), ST (C) £0 £0
Ánderson Mojica 22 D/WB (R) £0 £0
Luka Frei 19 DM, M (C) £24k £123k
Facundo Costilla 22 ST (C) £0 £0
Axel Aguirre 22 GK £0 £0
Stefan Radulovic 18 DM, M/AM (C) £2k £2m
Jordan Souza 22 DM, M/AM (C) £2k £6k
Anes Durakovic 23 D (RLC) £0 £0
Vice Bazdaric 20 GK £8k £148k
Josip Sutalo 20 D (C) £63k £1m
Josip Gacic 22 D (C) £1k £97k
Jack Ruddy 23 GK £13k £277k
Carlos Castro 23 D (C) £7k £9k
Cristian de Santiago 23 D (C) £0 £0
Daniel Ramírez 23 D C £0 £0
Duvier Mosquera 21 AM (RL), ST (C) £17k £289k
Antony Lavalle 22 D (C) £0 £0
Ismael Díaz 23 AM (L), ST (C) £44k £55k
Adrian Durrer 19 D (C), DM, M (C) £25k £115k
Ali Yahyanejad 23 ST £0 £0
Rubin Hebaj 21 ST (C) £27k £169k
César Silva 23 AM (C) £0 £0
Maximiliano Grosso 23 GK £0 £0
Iván López 23 D (L) £0 £0
Gregorio Guerra 20 D (C) £0 £0
Aleksandar Cirkovic 18 M/AM (L), ST (C) £225k £701k
Lee Jae-Gun 23 ST (C) £36k £100k
Alexandro Cavagnera 21 DM, M (C) £5k £8k
Marcão 23 D (C) £960 £2k
Fábio 23 ST (C) £0 £0