Have you taken on a difficult save in Football Manager 2022 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 FM2022 as well as the free players with the highest potential in FM22. Every player on this page is uncontracted and not at a club in FM 22, so you can buy them for completely free.

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These are the best free players in Football Manager 2022 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
Sergio Agüero 33 AM C, ST £0 £300m
Lieven Maesschalck 51 £0
Gabi (Gabriel Fernández Arenas) 38 DM, M C £0
Thomas Vermaelen 35 D C £0 31-12-2021
Sami Khedira 34 DM, M C £0
Diego Costa (Diego da Silva Costa) 32 ST £0 £0
David Zurutuza 34 M/AM C £0 30-06-2020
Aritz Aduriz 40 ST £0
Davy Pröpper 30 M/AM C £20k £13m £13m
Yaroslav Rakitskyi 31 D C £0 £0
Markel Susaeta 33 M/AM R £0
Bruno (Bruno Soriano) 37 DM, M C £0
Miguel Ángel Moyà 37 GK £0 £0
Rémy Cabella 31 AM RLC £0 £0
Karim El Ahmadi 36 DM £0 £0
Mateo Musacchio 30 D C £0 £0
Saphir Taïder 29 DM £0 £0
Jardel (Jardel Nivaldo Vieira) 35 D C £0 £0
Fredy Guarín 35 DM £0 £0
Paulo Wanchope 44 £0
Amaranto Perea 42 £0
Paolo Guerrero 37 ST £0 £0
Alexis Henríquez 38 D C £0
Laurent Koscielny 35 D C £0 £0
Juanfran (Juanfran Torres) 36 D/WB R £0
Beñat (Beñat Etxebarria) 34 M/AM C £0
Filipe Augusto (Filipe Augusto Carvalho Souza) 27 DM £0 £0
Edgar Ié 27 D RC £0 £0
Viktor Claesson 29 AM L £0 £0
Pablo Guiñazú 42 £0
Esteban Cambiasso 40 £0
Ander Iturraspe 32 DM, M C £0 30-06-2020
Iván Ramis 36 D C £0
Nicolás Sánchez 36 D C £4k £26m
Claudio Pizarro 42 ST £0
Wilson (Wilson Rodrigues de Moura Júnior) 37 GK £0 £0
Carlos Tevez 38 AM C, ST £36k £0
David Abraham 35 D C £103k £9k
Fernandinho (Fernando Henrique da Conceição) 28 AM RLC, F C £0 £0 30-06-2023
Ibai Gómez (Ibai Gómez Pérez) 31 AM RL £0 £0
Kellyn Acosta 25 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Vedran Ćorluka 35 D C £0
Jonathan (Jonathan Cícero Moreira) 35 D/WB/M R £0 £0 28-02-2021
Nigel de Jong 36 DM £0 £0
Ahmed Elmohamady 33 D/WB/M R £0 £0
Hamza (Hamza Barry) 26 DM, AM C £0 £0
Mista (Miguel Ángel Ferrer) 42 £0
Ignacio Piatti 37 M L, AM LC, ST £174k £158k
Pará (Marcos Rogério Ricci Lopes) 35 D/WB RL £0 £0
Ramires (Ramires Santos do Nascimento) 34 DM, M RC £0 £0 30-06-2023
Gervinho (Gervais Yao) 34 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Alejandro Bernal 33 D/WB R, DM £0 £0
Ramon Azeez 28 DM, AM C £0 £0
Ricardo Álvarez 33 DM, M C £1m £1m
Hudson (Hudson Rodrigues dos Santos) 33 D/WB R, DM £0 £0
Sebastian Langkamp 33 D C £0 £0
Mbaye Diagne 29 ST £0 £0
Senad Lulić 35 D/WB L, AM LC £0 £0
Samuel Eto'o 40 £0
Maxym Kalinichenko 42 £0
Gorka Iraizoz 40 GK £0
Mayer Candelo 44 £0
Sergio Álvarez 34 GK £0
Dragan Skočić 52 £0
Leandro Desábato 42 £0
Marc Grosjean 62 £0
Glenn Murray 37 ST £0
Cédric Carrasso 39 £0
Mbark Boussoufa 36 AM RLC £0 £0
Aaron Hunt 34 AM C £0 £0
Rafael (Rafael de Andrade Bittencourt Pinheiro) 39 GK £0 £0
Ken Reichel 34 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Kwadwo Asamoah 32 D/WB L £0 £0
Elkeson (Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso) 31 AM L, ST £0 £0 30-06-2023
Ewerton (Ewerton José Almeida Santos) 32 D C £0 £0
John Boye 34 D C £0 £0
Giedrius Arlauskis 33 GK £0 £0
Samuel Grandsir 24 AM RLC £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Robert Berić 30 ST £0 £0
Iván (Iván López Mendoza) 27 D/WB R £0 £0
Leyvin Balanta 30 D/WB L £0 £0
Joao Rojas 32 AM RL £0 £0
Tongo Doumbia 31 DM £0 £0
Wesley Lautoa 33 D C, DM £0 £0
Winston Reid 33 D C £0 £0
Leandro Castán (Leandro Castán da Silva) 34 D C £0 £0
Victor Ferraz (Victor Ferraz Macedo) 33 D/WB R £0 £0
Breno (Breno Vinícius Borges) 31 D C £0 £0
Diego Tardelli (Diego Tardelli Martins) 36 AM RLC, F C £0 £0 31-12-2021
Leonardo (Leonardo Rodrigues Pereira) 34 AM RL £0 £0
Daniel Villalva 29 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Marcelo Cirino (Marcelo Cirino da Silva) 29 AM RC, F C £0 £0
César (César Bernardo Dutra) 29 GK £0 £0
Romain Amalfitano 31 M C £0 £0
Lamine Sané 34 D C, DM £0 £0
Juan Pablo Ramírez 42 GK £0
Gaizka Toquero 36 £0
Juan Pablo Ángel 46
David Navarro 41 £0
Elias (Elias Mendes Trindade) 36 AM RC £0 £0
Júlio César (Júlio César Jacobi) 34 GK £0 £0
Gabriel Gómez 37 DM £0 £0
Graziano Pellè 35 ST £0 £0
Edílson (Edílson Mendes Guimarães) 34 D/WB R, DM £0 £0 31-12-2021
Cícero (Cícero Santos) 36 DM, AM LC £0 £0 28-02-2021
Alan (Alan Douglas Borges Carvalho) 32 AM RL, ST £0 £0 31-12-2023
Marquinhos Gabriel (Marcos Gabriel do Nascimento) 30 AM RLC £0 £0
Ricardo Silva (Ricardo César Dantas da Silva) 28 D C £0 £0
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 32 D C £0 £0
Víctor Rodríguez (Víctor Rodríguez) 31 AM RLC £0 £0
Borja Lasso 27 M C, AM LC £0 £699k £734k
Odil Ahmedov 33 DM £0 £0
Franck Tabanou 32 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Othman El Kabir 30 AM L £0 £0
Felipe Baloy 40 £0
Luis Delgado 40 GK £0
David Quiroz 38 £0
Reinhold Yabo 29 DM, M/AM C £0
Adriano (Adriano Correia Claro) 36 D/WB RL £0 £0
Michael Rensing 37 GK £0 £0
Yohann Pelé 38 GK £0 £0
Guillermo Sara 34 GK £264k £22k
Fabián Rinaudo 34 DM £0 £0
Thiago Neves (Thiago Neves Augusto) 36 AM RC £0 £0
Diego Cavalieri (Diego Cavalieri) 38 GK £0 £0 31-12-2021
Anier Figueroa 33 D RC £0 £0
Rafael Silva (Rafael da Silva) 29 AM LC, F C £0 £0 31-12-2022
Reza Ghoochannejhad 33 AM RL, ST £0 £0
William Owusu 31 AM R, ST £0 £0
Raúl Rodríguez (Raúl Rodríguez Navarro) 33 D RC £0 £0
Latif Blessing 24 AM RLC £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Olmes García 28 ST £0 £0
Johnny Acosta 37 D C £0 £0 30-06-2021
Andrés Palop 47 £0
Ariel Garcé 41 £0
Diego Benaglio 37 GK £0
Kike Sola 35 £0
Salomon Kalou 35 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Juan Pablo Carrizo 37 GK £0 £0
Leonardo Ulloa 34 ST £0 £0
Adrián (Adrián López Álvarez) 33 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Hernanes (Anderson Hernanes de Carvalho Andrade Lima) 36 DM, AM C £0 £0
Jean (Jean Raphael Vanderlei Moreira) 35 D/WB R, DM £0 £0
Branislav Ivanović 37 D RC £0 £0
Fabio Pisacane 35 D RLC £0 £0
Mohamed Diamé 34 DM £0 £0
Stéphane Sessegnon 37 DM, AM RC £0 £0
William Vainqueur 32 DM £0 £0
Medhi Benatia 34 D C £0 £0
Bruno (Bruno Vieira do Nascimento) 36 D/WB R £30k £0
Jonathan Cristaldo 32 AM L, ST £0 £0
Franco Mussis 29 DM £0 £0
Geuvânio (Geuvânio Santos Silva) 29 AM RL £0 £0
Marcelo Goiano (Marcelo Augusto Ferreira Teixeira) 33 D/WB R £0 £0
Miguel Vieira 30 D C £0 £0
Aljaž Struna 30 D RC £0 £0
Jota (José Ignacio Peleteiro) 30 AM RLC £0 £0
Víctor Álvarez (Víctor Álvarez) 28 D/WB L £0 £0
Juan Daniel Roa 29 DM £0 £0
Washington Camacho 35 WB/AM L £0 £0
Nicolas Bénézet 30 AM RLC £0 £0
Aldo Duscher 42 £0
Franklin Anangonó 46 £0
Paulo Ferrari 39 £0
Diego Cagna 51 DM, M RC £0
Bernardo Romeo 43 £0
Lucas Bernardi 43 £0
Rodrigo Braña 42 £0
Fran Yeste 41 £0
Alexis (Alexis Ruano) 35 D C £0
Marcelo Oliveira (Marcelo Oliveira Ferreira) 34 D LC, WB L, DM £0
Gonzalo Bau 34 £0
Wilson Palacios 36 M C £0 £0
Giovani dos Santos 32 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Renaud Cohade 36 DM, AM C £0 £0
Romain Genevois 33 D RC £0 £0
Dame N'Doye 36 ST £0 £0
Fabian Johnson 33 D/WB RL, AM L £0 £0
Ilombe Mboyo 34 AM L, ST £0 £0
Franck Ohandza 29 AM RL, ST £0 £0 31-12-2019
Molla Wagué 30 D RC £0 £0
Cheik M'Bengue 32 D LC £0 £0
Stefano Celozzi 32 D/WB R, DM £0 £0
Juan Agudelo 28 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Darwin Andrade 30 D/WB L £0 £0
Yoan Cardinale 27 GK £0 £0
Jefferson Orejuela 28 DM £0 £0
Abel Balbo 55 ST £0
Freddy Grisales 45 £0
John Javier Restrepo 43 £0
Omar Pérez 40 M/AM RC £0
Daniel Noriega 44 £0
Martín Romagnoli 43 £0
Juan Ignacio González 37 D C £0
Gerardo Alcoba 36 D C £0
Giampaolo Pazzini 36 ST £0
Casto (Casto Espinosa) 39 GK £0 £0
Ignacio Canuto 35 D C £0 £0
Marcio Azevedo (Marcio Gonzaga de Azevedo) 35 D/WB L £0 £0
Anderson Martins (Anderson Vieira Martins) 33 D C £0 £0 31-12-2021

These are the best free players aged under 23 in Football Manager 2022 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
Gianluca Tomasini 23 GK £0 £0
Han Kwang-Song (Kwang-Song Han) 22 ST £0 £0
Hacen (El Hacen El Id) 23 DM £0 £0
Julian Araujo 19 D/WB/M R £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
Francisco Ginella 22 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Bobby Carroll 19 M C £0 £0
Leo Mazis 21 AM C £0 £0
Hernán Luna 21 AM C £0 £0
Jorge Echeverría 21 AM LC £0 £0
Henrique Luro (Henrique Luro Teodoro Mendes) 20 D C £0 £0 31-12-2021
Ally Msengi 19 AM C £0 £0
Diego Talisca (Diego Santana de Souza) 20 D C £0 £0 10-11-2021
Kevin Cortés 20 AM C £0 £0
Dandy Choles 22 ST £0 £0
Julián Caro 21 AM C £0 £0
Keiner Angulo 21 ST £0 £0
Juan David Vélez 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Lucas Necul 21 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Mateus Bastos (Mateus de Oliveira Bastos) 22 AM L, ST £0 £0 15-11-2021
Michel Borges (Michel Borges de Jesus) 21 AM C £0 £0
Marko Zivkovic 22 GK £0 £0
Žan Kolmanič 21 D L £0 £0 £0 31-12-2024
Facundo Capellino 22 DM £0 £0
Gian Casaccio 21 D C £0 £0
Filipe (Filipe Gonçalves dos Santos) 23 GK £0 £0
Mascarenhas (Matheus Mascarenhas dos Santos Raimundo) 22 D/WB L £0 £0
Gabriel Majela (Gabriel Augusto Cesar Majela) 19 DM, AM C £0 £0
Ignacio Perrotta 21 D C £0 £0
Daniel-Edward Daniliuc 21 GK £0 £0
Alan Cardoso (Alan Cardoso de Andrade) 23 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Laércio (Laércio da Silva Carvalho) 22 AM R, ST £0 £0 31-12-2022
Oliver Ottesen 22 GK £0 £0 30-06-2021
Jeim Botero 21 AM R £0 £0
Miguel Genes 21 M C £0 £0
Jasser Khmiri 23 D C £0 £0
Mauro Fernández 21 GK £0 £0
Lautaro Centurión 21 D C £0 £0
Hugo Mesbah 23 D C £0 £0
Thomás Chacón 20 AM RLC £0 £0
Collins Shichenje 17 D C, DM £0 £0
Lukman Zakari 22 D C £0 £0
Mario Mandrault 22 AM RLC £0 £0
Mômô Fanyé Touré 19 ST £0 £0
Mohammed Gadafi 20 D L £0 £0
Nicolás Bardagi 21 GK £0 £0
Juan Ángel Vera 22 D C, DM £0 £0
Logan Ndenbe 21 D/WB/M L £0 £0 £0 31-12-2024
Alioune Camara 23 D C, DM £0 £0
Hebert (Hebert Cristian Ferreira Conceição) 23 DM £0 £0 26-02-2020
Caio Emerson (Caio Emerson Pereira Marques da Silva) 22 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Thiago (Thiago Araújo Duarte) 19 AM L, ST £0 £0 31-01-2022
Lucas Sales (Lucas Pires Sales) 21 D C £0 £0
Eugênio (Eugênio Marques Ferreira) 22 GK £0 £0 31-12-2021
Marinos Tzionis 19 AM LC £0 £0 £0 31-12-2024
Viktor Anker 23 GK £0 £0
Frederik Nørrestrand 19 D R, DM £0 £0
Nathan Tormey 21 AM RL £0 £0 30-06-2022
Adam Bruce 21 GK £0 £0
Yusuff Ojebode 21 M/AM R £400 £0
Oliver Bosworth 19 GK £0 £0
Ethan Dekel-Daks 19 AM C £0 £0
Basit Umar 21 AM R, ST £0 £0
Reinis Reinholds 23 GK £0 £0
Dennis Stojković 18 AM LC £0 £0
Tord Salte 22 D C £0 £0
Silly Sankharé 20 AM L, ST £0 £0
Ferhat Çogalan 19 AM RC £0 £0
Junah Zucculotto 18 M C £0 £0
Alessio Andreottola 17 AM C £0 £0
Noah Solskjær 21 DM £0 £0
Bongolwethu Siyasi 18 D RC £0 £0
Junior Nare 19 ST £0 £0
Gilbert Fuentes 19 AM C £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Tyler Freeman 18 ST £0 £0
Iván Iseda 22 AM C £0 £0
Jhon Labastidas 23 AM RL £0 £0
Cristhian Canizales 22 AM/F C £0 £0
Franklin Navarro 22 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
José Luis Gamboa 21 AM LC £0 £0
Juan Silgado 22 D/WB L £0 £0
Jhon Ramírez 20 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Juan Figueroa 22 M C £0 £0
Kevin Salazar 22 AM L £0 £0
Breyner Zapata 21 D C £0 £0
David Gómez 22 D/WB RL £0 £0
Felipe Caballero 20 AM/F C £0 £0
Carlos Sánchez 21 ST £0 £0
Juan Zapata 22 D C £0 £0
Juan David Montaño 21 D C £0 £0
Diego Gómez 22 M C £0 £0
Yeisson Mosquera 21 ST £0 £0
Jeison Gamboa 20 D C £0 £0
Diego Torres 18 M LC £0 £0
Veldin Subasic 22 D L £0 £0
Billy Arce 23 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Abraham Bahachille 20 D C, DM £0 £0
Jairo Quinteros 20 D C £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
Tobias Heiland 21 D RL, DM, AM C £0 £0
Jordi Bongard 20 D C, DM £267k £574k
Marian Prinz 21 GK £0 £0
Patrick Finger 20 D/WB L, DM, AM C £0 £0 30-06-2021
Moussa Traoré 22 DM £0 £0
Elian Villalobos 21 M C £0 £0
Danilo (Danilo Augusto da Silva Magalhães) 17 AM RC £0 £0
Bandiougou Diallo 17 ST £0 £0
Juan Rivolta 20 D LC £0 £0
Luis Miguel Andrade 21 GK £0 £0
Adel Al-Chadli 21 AM RL £0 £0
Thomas Huanchuli 21 AM R, ST £0 £0
Jerson Lora 19 DM £0 £0
Brian Gyan 18 D C, DM £0 £0 30-06-2021
Juan José Aguilar 20 D C £0 £0
Roller Díaz 20 AM L £0 £0
Juan Camilo Ruiz 17 ST £0 £0
Yanis Beghdadi 16 AM L £0 £0
Noel Buck 16 M C £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
Zakaria Maknoun 21 AM C £0 £0
Matheus Magnusson (Matheus Henrique Magnusson) 17 DM £0 £0
Luiz Henrique (Luiz Henrique Dória dos Santos) 17 AM RL £0 £0
Diogo (Diogo Aparecido Gonçalves Bueno) 20 AM RL £0 £0
Brooklyn Raines 16 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Yaya Koné 22 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Brian López 22 DM £0 £0
Nikolaj Lyngø 23 D RC £0 £0
Kai Koreniuk 23 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Andrea Bianchini 22 GK £0 £0
Ángel Alonzo 21 GK £0 £0
Manuel Felizzola 21 GK £0 £0
Mateo Sierra 21 GK £0 £0
Luis Ferreira 21 D C £0 £0
Rodrigo Sar 21 D C £0 £0
Ezequiel Bartolomeo 23 DM £0 £0
Matheus Cabral (Matheus Fernandes de Brito Cabral) 22 GK £0 £0
Wesley Soares (Wesley Soares Xavier) 23 DM £0 £0 31-12-2021
Edimundo (Edimundo Miranda Silva) 22 D/WB R £0 £0 27-02-2020
Diego Riechelmann (Diego Riechelmann Andrade) 21 GK £0 £0
Carlinhos (Carlos Henrique Ustulin Neves) 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Alisson (Alisson dos Santos Corrêa) 21 DM £0 £0
Elvis Bwomono 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Hakim El Mokeddem 22 AM RLC £0 £0
Alan Luque 22 D RC £0 £0
Brian Leizza 21 D C £0 £0
Rodrigo Freitas (Rodrigo dos Santos de Freitas) 23 D C £0 £0 31-12-2021
Luca Lobo (Luis Carlos Ramos Lobo Filho) 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Portuga (Guilherme Maciel Dantas) 22 AM RLC, F C £0 £0 30-11-2021
Dominik Sollfrank 23 D RLC £0 £0
Luis Klante 22 GK £0 £0
Lucas Cajes 21 AM R, ST £0 £0
Juan Christian (Juan Christian Pereira Coelho) 20 AM RL £0 £0
Jordan Souza (Jordan William Silva Souza) 23 DM, AM C £0 £0
Geovani (Geovani Eduardo Prado Marinho) 21 D C £0 £0
Enzo (Enzo Mateus Bastos de Oliveira) 21 GK £0 £0
Esteban Ruiz 23 GK £0 £0
José Martínez 21 D C £0 £0
Andrés Dussan 20 GK £0 £0
Antony Lavalle 23 D C £0 £0
Emre Aslan 21 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Martin Ako 21 AM LC £0 £0
Gouné Niangadou 23 AM RLC £0 £0
Brian Giménez 20 AM LC £0 £0
Facundo Espósito 21 ST £0 £0
Samir Casasola 21 DM £0 £0
Matías Miguel 23 D C £0 £0
Franco Lo Tártaro 21 GK £0 £0
Tyron Ivanof 23 AM RLC £0 £0
Hasan Özkan 23 D C, DM £0 £0
Matheus Dantas (Matheus de Jesus Dantas) 22 D C £0 £0
Danrlei (Danrlei José da Silva) 23 AM/F C £0 £0
Rhuan (Rhuan da Silveira Castro) 21 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Gabriel Oliveira (Gabriel Souza Lima de Oliveira) 22 D C £0 £0
João Pedro Ribeiro (João Pedro da Silva Ribeiro) 21 D/WB R £0 £0
Marcos Paulo (Marcos Paulo Honório Alves Júnior) 21 DM £0 £0
Taylon (Taylon Vinicius dos Santos Carvalho) 21 D RC £0 £0
Fred Opoku 23 AM RL £0 £0
Sylvanus Nimely 22 ST £0 £0
Bálint Vogyicska 23 M C £0 £0
Hachim Mastour 23 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Dominik Smékal 23 AM RL £0 £0
Riccardo Leoni 23 GK £0 £0
Maroine Mihoubi 21 D C, DM £0 £0
Andrés Berrio 21 ST £0 £0
Anthony Ikedi 22 DM £0 £0
Davit Samurkasovi 23 DM, AM C £0 £0
Ibrahima Sory 23 DM £0 £0
Dominik Spiriak 22 D C £0 £0
Zimo Brenner 22 D L £0 £0
Keagan Mitchell 19 M C £0 £0
Eduardo Manjarrés 23 AM C £0 £0
Omar Molina 23 DM £0 £0
Duván Sevillano 22 DM £0 £0
Jean Luca Rivera 23 AM RL £0 £0
Camilo Velásquez 23 DM £0 £0
Javier Barrios 22 DM £0 £0
Esteban Orozco 23 D C £0 £0
Nicolás Gómez 20 GK £0 £0
Jorge Suárez 23 ST £0 £0
Leonardo Iriarte 20 DM £0 £0
Aldair Simanca 23 D C £0 £0
Jhon Ríos 22 M C £0 £0
Jeison Truque 22 GK £0 £0