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

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
Hernán Luna 21 AM C £0 £0
Leo Mazis 21 AM C £0 £0
Bobby Carroll 19 M C £0 £0
Jorge Echeverría 21 AM LC £0 £0
Henrique Luro (Henrique Luro Teodoro Mendes) 20 D C £0 £0 31-12-2021
Diego Talisca (Diego Santana de Souza) 20 D C £0 £0 10-11-2021
Ally Msengi 19 AM C £0 £0
Kevin Cortés 20 AM C £0 £0
Juan David Vélez 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Keiner Angulo 21 ST £0 £0
Julián Caro 21 AM C £0 £0
Dandy Choles 22 ST £0 £0
Žan Kolmanič 21 D L £0 £0 £0 31-12-2024
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
Filipe (Filipe Gonçalves dos Santos) 23 GK £0 £0
Mascarenhas (Matheus Mascarenhas dos Santos Raimundo) 22 D/WB L £0 £0
Facundo Capellino 22 DM £0 £0
Gian Casaccio 21 D C £0 £0
Gabriel Majela (Gabriel Augusto Cesar Majela) 19 DM, AM C £0 £0
Miguel Genes 21 M C £0 £0
Jeim Botero 21 AM R £0 £0
Daniel-Edward Daniliuc 21 GK £0 £0
Ignacio Perrotta 21 D C £0 £0
Laércio (Laércio da Silva Carvalho) 22 AM R, ST £0 £0 31-12-2022
Alan Cardoso (Alan Cardoso de Andrade) 23 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Oliver Ottesen 22 GK £0 £0 30-06-2021
Jasser Khmiri 23 D C £0 £0
Lautaro Centurión 21 D C £0 £0
Mauro Fernández 21 GK £0 £0
Thomás Chacón 20 AM RLC £0 £0
Hugo Mesbah 23 D C £0 £0
Dennis Stojković 18 AM LC £0 £0
Tord Salte 22 D C £0 £0
Tyler Freeman 18 ST £0 £0
Diego Torres 18 M LC £0 £0
Gilbert Fuentes 19 AM C £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Jeison Gamboa 20 D C £0 £0
Franklin Navarro 22 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Yeisson Mosquera 21 ST £0 £0
Diego Gómez 22 M C £0 £0
Juan David Montaño 21 D C £0 £0
Juan Zapata 22 D C £0 £0
Carlos Sánchez 21 ST £0 £0
Cristhian Canizales 22 AM/F C £0 £0
Felipe Caballero 20 AM/F C £0 £0
Jhon Labastidas 23 AM RL £0 £0
Iván Iseda 22 AM C £0 £0
David Gómez 22 D/WB RL £0 £0
Breyner Zapata 21 D C £0 £0
Kevin Salazar 22 AM L £0 £0
José Luis Gamboa 21 AM LC £0 £0
Juan Figueroa 22 M C £0 £0
Jhon Ramírez 20 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Juan Silgado 22 D/WB L £0 £0
Junior Nare 19 ST £0 £0
Bongolwethu Siyasi 18 D RC £0 £0
Noah Solskjær 21 DM £0 £0
Silly Sankharé 20 AM L, ST £0 £0
Alessio Andreottola 17 AM C £0 £0
Ferhat Çogalan 19 AM RC £0 £0
Junah Zucculotto 18 M C £0 £0
Thomas Huanchuli 21 AM R, ST £0 £0
Brian Gyan 18 D C, DM £0 £0 30-06-2021
Jerson Lora 19 DM £0 £0
Roller Díaz 20 AM L £0 £0
Juan José Aguilar 20 D C £0 £0
Elian Villalobos 21 M C £0 £0
Danilo (Danilo Augusto da Silva Magalhães) 17 AM RC £0 £0
Moussa Traoré 22 DM £0 £0
Billy Arce 23 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Jairo Quinteros 20 D C £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
Jordi Bongard 20 D C, DM £267k £574k
Veldin Subasic 22 D L £0 £0
Marian Prinz 21 GK £0 £0
Patrick Finger 20 D/WB L, DM, AM C £0 £0 30-06-2021
Abraham Bahachille 20 D C, DM £0 £0
Tobias Heiland 21 D RL, DM, AM C £0 £0
Luiz Henrique (Luiz Henrique Dória dos Santos) 17 AM RL £0 £0
Matheus Magnusson (Matheus Henrique Magnusson) 17 DM £0 £0
Juan Camilo Ruiz 17 ST £0 £0
Diogo (Diogo Aparecido Gonçalves Bueno) 20 AM RL £0 £0
Zakaria Maknoun 21 AM C £0 £0
Yanis Beghdadi 16 AM L £0 £0
Noel Buck 16 M C £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
Brooklyn Raines 16 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Juan Rivolta 20 D LC £0 £0
Luis Miguel Andrade 21 GK £0 £0
Adel Al-Chadli 21 AM RL £0 £0
Mômô Fanyé Touré 19 ST £0 £0
Mohammed Gadafi 20 D L £0 £0
Mario Mandrault 22 AM RLC £0 £0
Lukman Zakari 22 D C £0 £0
Bandiougou Diallo 17 ST £0 £0
Collins Shichenje 17 D C, DM £0 £0
Nicolás Bardagi 21 GK £0 £0
Juan Ángel Vera 22 D C, DM £0 £0
Adam Bruce 21 GK £0 £0
Basit Umar 21 AM R, ST £0 £0
Nathan Tormey 21 AM RL £0 £0 30-06-2022
Yusuff Ojebode 21 M/AM R £400 £0
Oliver Bosworth 19 GK £0 £0
Frederik Nørrestrand 19 D R, DM £0 £0
Ethan Dekel-Daks 19 AM C £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
Alioune Camara 23 D C, DM £0 £0
Logan Ndenbe 21 D/WB/M L £0 £0 £0 31-12-2024
Viktor Anker 23 GK £0 £0
Marinos Tzionis 19 AM LC £0 £0 £0 31-12-2024
Lucas Sales (Lucas Pires Sales) 21 D C £0 £0
Eugênio (Eugênio Marques Ferreira) 22 GK £0 £0 31-12-2021
Reinis Reinholds 23 GK £0 £0
Andrea Bianchini 22 GK £0 £0
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
Ángel Alonzo 21 GK £0 £0
Luis Ferreira 21 D C £0 £0
Mateo Sierra 21 GK £0 £0
Manuel Felizzola 21 GK £0 £0
Hakim El Mokeddem 22 AM RLC £0 £0
Rodrigo Sar 21 D C £0 £0
Ezequiel Bartolomeo 23 DM £0 £0
Edimundo (Edimundo Miranda Silva) 22 D/WB R £0 £0 27-02-2020
Wesley Soares (Wesley Soares Xavier) 23 DM £0 £0 31-12-2021
Matheus Cabral (Matheus Fernandes de Brito Cabral) 22 GK £0 £0
Diego Riechelmann (Diego Riechelmann Andrade) 21 GK £0 £0
Alisson (Alisson dos Santos Corrêa) 21 DM £0 £0
Carlinhos (Carlos Henrique Ustulin Neves) 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Elvis Bwomono 22 D/WB R £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
Lucas Cajes 21 AM R, ST £0 £0
Juan Christian (Juan Christian Pereira Coelho) 20 AM RL £0 £0
Luis Klante 22 GK £0 £0
Dominik Sollfrank 23 D RLC £0 £0
Emre Aslan 21 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Antony Lavalle 23 D C £0 £0
Andrés Dussan 20 GK £0 £0
Esteban Ruiz 23 GK £0 £0
José Martínez 21 D C £0 £0
Jordan Souza (Jordan William Silva Souza) 23 DM, AM C £0 £0
Enzo (Enzo Mateus Bastos de Oliveira) 21 GK £0 £0
Geovani (Geovani Eduardo Prado Marinho) 21 D C £0 £0
Danrlei (Danrlei José da Silva) 23 AM/F C £0 £0
Matheus Dantas (Matheus de Jesus Dantas) 22 D 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
Hasan Özkan 23 D C, DM £0 £0
Tyron Ivanof 23 AM RLC £0 £0
João Pedro Ribeiro (João Pedro da Silva Ribeiro) 21 D/WB R £0 £0
Dominik Smékal 23 AM RL £0 £0
Hachim Mastour 23 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Bálint Vogyicska 23 M C £0 £0
Riccardo Leoni 23 GK £0 £0
Taylon (Taylon Vinicius dos Santos Carvalho) 21 D RC £0 £0
Fred Opoku 23 AM RL £0 £0
Marcos Paulo (Marcos Paulo Honório Alves Júnior) 21 DM £0 £0
Gouné Niangadou 23 AM RLC £0 £0
Martin Ako 21 AM LC £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
Sylvanus Nimely 22 ST £0 £0
Felipe Meza 20 AM C £0 £0
Alexander Snäcke 22 D C £0 £28k £2k
Yhonatan Murgas 21 M C £0 £0
Blessing Sarupinda 22 DM £0 £0
Yeison Cruz 20 DM £0 £0
Santiago Ramírez 22 D/WB RL £0 £0
Pavel Hezoučký 22 AM L £42k £43k
Gian Paul Martínez 21 M C £0 £0
Erik Pineda 22 GK £0 £0
Alejandro Suárez 21 GK £0 £0
Cristian Rueda 21 M C £0 £0
Esteban Muñoz 21 M C £0 £0
Mariano Cáceres 20 D C £0 £0
Joke Schuermans 23 £0
Jorge Suárez 23 ST £0 £0
Nicolás Gómez 20 GK £0 £0
Juan Pablo Arcila 21 D/WB L £0 £0
Kevin Cuesta 21 D C, DM £0 £0
Marlon Vera 21 GK £0 £0
Cristian Franco 21 M C £0 £0
Maicol Manzano 20 D C £0 £0