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
Lieven Maesschalck 51 £0
Paulinho (José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior) 32 DM, AM C £0 £0
Gabi (Gabriel Fernández Arenas) 38 DM, M C £0
Sami Khedira 34 DM, M C £0
Daniel Alves (Daniel Alves da Silva) 38 D/WB R, M RC £0 £0
David Zurutuza 34 M/AM C £0 30-06-2020
Aritz Aduriz 40 ST £0
Sídnei (Sídnei Rechel da Silva Júnior) 31 D C £0 £0
Markel Susaeta 33 M/AM R £0
Ángel Romero 29 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Bruno (Bruno Soriano) 37 DM, M C £0
Petros (Petros Matheus dos Santos Araújo) 32 DM £0 £0
Miguel Ángel Moyà 37 GK £0 £0
Fernando (Fernando Lucas Martins) 29 DM £0 £0
Mateo Musacchio 30 D C £0 £0
Jardel (Jardel Nivaldo Vieira) 35 D C £0 £0
Fredy Guarín 35 DM £0 £0
Gastón Ramírez 30 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Paulo Wanchope 44 £0
Amaranto Perea 42 £0
Eliaquim Mangala 30 D C £0 £0
Oscar Romero 29 AM RLC £0 £0
Alexis Henríquez 38 D C £0
Joris Gnagnon 24 D C, DM £0 £0
Juanfran (Juanfran Torres) 36 D/WB R £0
Beñat (Beñat Etxebarria) 34 M/AM C £0
Willy Caballero 39 GK £0 £0
Maicon (Maicon Thiago Pereira de Souza) 35 DM, AM C £0 £0
Clément Grenier 30 DM £0 £0
Dimitris Siovas 32 D C £0 £0
Loris Benito 29 D LC £0 £0
Arjen Robben 37 M/AM RL £0
Esteban Cambiasso 40 £0
Ander Iturraspe 32 DM, M C £0 30-06-2020
Iago Falqué 31 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Lamine Koné 32 D C £0 £0
Leonardo (Leonardo da Silva de Souza) 29 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Iván Ramis 36 D C £0
Nabil El Zhar 34 AM RC £0 £0
Sebastian Giovinco 34 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Fernando Llorente 36 ST £0 £0
Maicon (Maicon Pereira Roque) 32 D C £0 £0
Ljubomir Fejsa 32 DM £0 £0
Federico Cartabia 28 AM RLC £0 £0
Ali Adnan (Ali Adnan Al-Tameemi) 27 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Claudio Pizarro 42 ST £0
Yury Zhirkov 37 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Carlos Tevez 37 AM/F C £0 £0
Ibai Gómez (Ibai Gómez Pérez) 31 AM RL £0 £0
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
Brad Smith 27 D/WB L £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Lorenzo Reyes 30 DM £0 £0
Ari (Ariclenes da Silva Ferreira) 35 ST £0 £0
Thiago Neves (Thiago Neves Augusto) 36 AM RC £0 £0
Ramires (Ramires Santos do Nascimento) 34 DM, M RC £0 £0 30-06-2023
Kevin Mirallas 33 AM RLC £0 £0
Alejandro Bernal 33 D/WB R, DM £0 £0
Ramon Azeez 28 DM, AM C £0 £0
Diego Perotti 32 AM RLC £0 £0
Claudio Bravo 24 D/WB L £0 £0 £0 31-12-2024
Sebastian Langkamp 33 D C £0 £0
Diogo Amado 31 DM £0 £0
Víctor Sánchez (Víctor Sánchez Mata) 33 D/WB R, DM £0 £0
Senad Lulić 35 D/WB L, AM LC £0 £0
Sebastián Cristóforo 27 DM £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
Glenn Murray 37 ST £0
Cédric Carrasso 39 £0
Philippe Djo Petitjean 24 £0
Mbark Boussoufa 36 AM RLC £0 £0
Aaron Hunt 34 AM C £0 £0
Hatem Ben Arfa 34 AM RC, F C £0 £0
Rafael (Rafael de Andrade Bittencourt Pinheiro) 39 GK £0 £0
Paul Lasne 32 DM, M RC £0 £0
Ken Reichel 34 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Kwadwo Asamoah 32 D/WB L £0 £0
Ewerton (Ewerton José Almeida Santos) 32 D C £0 £0
Nabil Bentaleb 26 DM £0 £0
Jack Wilshere 29 DM, AM RLC £0 £0
Giedrius Arlauskis 33 GK £0 £0
Iván (Iván López Mendoza) 27 D/WB R £0 £0
Kemar Lawrence 28 D/WB L £0 £0 £0 31-12-2024
Wesley Lautoa 33 D C, DM £0 £0
Alexander Ring 30 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Julian Schieber 32 M/AM L, ST £0 £980k £885k
Daniel Islas 42 £0
Winston Reid 33 D C £0 £0
Gaetano Berardi 32 D RLC £0 £0
Ralf (Ralf de Souza Teles) 37 DM £0 £0
Breno (Breno Vinícius Borges) 31 D C £0 £0
Branislav Ivanović 37 D RC £0 £0
Leonardo (Leonardo Rodrigues Pereira) 34 AM RL £0 £0
Keko (Sergio Gontán) 29 AM RLC £0 £0
Burgui (Jorge Franco) 27 AM RL £0 £0
Marco Pérez 30 ST £0 £0
Lamine Sané 34 D C, DM £0 £0
Juan Pablo Ramírez 42 GK £0
Gaizka Toquero 36 £0
Juan Pablo Ángel 45 £0
Hilton (Hilton Vitorino da Silva) 43 D C £0
Elias (Elias Mendes Trindade) 36 AM RC £0 £0
Júlio César (Júlio César Jacobi) 34 GK £0 £0
Graziano Pellè 35 ST £0 £0
Cícero (Cícero Santos) 36 DM, AM LC £0 £0 28-02-2021
Facundo Ferreyra 30 ST £0 £0
Caiuby (Caiuby Francisco da Silva) 32 AM L, ST £0 £0
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 32 D C £0 £0
Marco Fabián 31 AM RLC £0 £0
Dejan Joveljić 21 ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
John Ogu 33 DM, M C £7k £0
Víctor Rodríguez (Víctor Rodríguez) 31 AM RLC £0 £0
Ike Opara 32 D C £0 £0
Wil Trapp 28 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Romain Métanire 31 D/WB R £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Franck Tabanou 32 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Anton Tinnerholm 30 D/WB R £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
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
Fabián Rinaudo 34 DM £0 £0
Gonzalo Castro 34 AM RC £0 £0
Mattheus Oliveira (Mattheus de Andrade Gama de Oliveira) 27 AM LC £0 £0
Dedé (Anderson Vital da Silva) 33 D C £0 £0
Brenner (Brenner Marlos Varanda de Oliveira) 27 ST £0 £0
Reza Ghoochannejhad 33 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Youness Mokhtar 29 AM LC £0 £0
Raúl Rodríguez (Raúl Rodríguez Navarro) 33 D RC £0 £0
Oriol Rosell 29 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Osvaldo Alonso 35 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Johnny Acosta 37 D C £0 £0 30-06-2021
Maxime Poundjé 28 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Alfredo Morales 31 DM, AM RC £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Andrés Palop 47 £0
Ariel Garcé 41 £0
Diego Benaglio 37 GK £0
Kike Sola 35 £0
Beto (António Pimparel) 39 GK £0 £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
Jean (Jean Raphael Vanderlei Moreira) 35 D/WB R, DM £0 £0
Andy Carroll 32 ST £0 £0
Mohamed Diamé 34 DM £0 £0
Stéphane Sessegnon 37 DM, AM RC £0 £0
William Vainqueur 32 DM £0 £0
Manuel da Costa 35 D C £0 £0
Léo (Leonardo Renan Simões de Lacerda) 33 D C £0 £0
Bruno (Bruno Vieira do Nascimento) 35 D/WB R £0 £0
Diego Chará 35 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi 27 AM RL, ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Everton Sena (Antônio Everton Sena Barbosa) 30 D C, DM £0 £0
Léo Chu (Leonardo Alves Chu Franco) 21 AM L, ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
Bubacarr Sanneh 26 D C £0 £0
Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik 32 D C £0 £0
Andreas Samaris 32 DM £0 £0
Nasser El Khayati 32 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Nigel Robertha 23 ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Dániel Sallói 24 AM RL, ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Marcelo Goiano (Marcelo Augusto Ferreira Teixeira) 33 D/WB R £0 £0
Jota (José Ignacio Peleteiro) 30 AM RLC £0 £0
Víctor Álvarez (Víctor Álvarez) 28 D/WB L £0 £0
Omar González 32 D C £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Richie Laryea 26 D/WB RL £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Nick Lima 26 D/WB RL £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Juan Daniel Roa 29 DM £0 £0
Xavier Arreaga 26 D C, DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Aldo Duscher 42 £0
Franklin Anangonó 46 £0
Paulo Ferrari 39 £0
Bernardo Romeo 43 £0
Rodrigo Braña 42 £0
Fran Yeste 41 £0
Edison Méndez 42 £0
Leandro Romagnoli 40 £0
Alexis (Alexis Ruano) 35 D C £0
Fran Fernández (Francisco Javier Fernández Díaz) 41 £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
Yamil Asad 26 AM RLC £0 £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
Stanislav Ivanov 22 AM RL, ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Preslav Borukov 21 ST £0 £0
Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty 17 AM RL £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Han Kwang-Song (Kwang-Song Han) 22 ST £0 £0
Aké Loba 23 AM R, ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2024
Martin Graiciar 22 AM R, ST £0 £0
Nigel Robertha 23 ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Dejan Joveljić 21 ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
Julian Araujo 19 D/WB/M R £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
Francisco Ginella 22 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Cristhian Paredes 23 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Kilian Senkbeil 22 D RC £0 £0
Faruku Miya 23 AM RLC £0 £0
Julián Carranza 21 ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Santiago Sosa 22 D C, DM £0 £0 £0 30-06-2025
Franco Ibarra 20 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Liedson (Liedson Santos de Souza) 18 AM RL £0 £0
Efrain Alvarez 19 AM RC, F C £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Callum Gribbin 22 AM RC £0 £0
Bobby Carroll 19 M C £0 £0
Luca Germoni 23 D/WB/M L £0 £0
Nathan Cremillieux 21 GK £0 £0
Mohamed Bahlouli 21 AM LC £0 £0
Paxton Pomykal 21 AM C £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Santiago Moreno 21 AM RLC £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
Alexander Lecaros 21 AM RL £0 £0
Sergio Díaz 23 AM/F C £0 £0
Erik López 19 AM R, ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Yad Lochereau-Pho 17 ST £0 £0
Pietro Tomaselli 16 AM C £0 £0
Pablo Ruiz 22 DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
Léo Chu (Leonardo Alves Chu Franco) 21 AM L, ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2025
Pablo Pardal (Pablo Silva de Lara) 22 AM RC £0 £0
Auston Trusty 22 D C £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Alexander Alvarado 22 AM L, ST £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Jhon Espinoza 22 D/WB R £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Loïc Badiashile 23 GK £0 £0
Ataberk Dadakdeniz 21 GK £0 £0
Yubeiquer Arenas 21 ST £0 £0
Dandy Choles 22 ST £0 £0
Víctor Brid 20 GK £0 £0
Julián Caro 21 AM C £0 £0
Keiner Angulo 21 ST £0 £0
Lucas Necul 21 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Marko Zivkovic 22 GK £0 £0
Facundo Capellino 22 DM £0 £0
Daniel-Edward Daniliuc 21 GK £0 £0
Oliver Ottesen 22 GK £0 £0 30-06-2021
Islom Kenjaboyev 21 AM RL £0 £0
Jeim Botero 21 AM R £0 £0
Maximiliano Centurión 22 D C £0 £0
Bambo Diaby 23 D C £0 £0
Hugo Mesbah 23 D C £0 £0
Dawoud Iraqi 21 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Umaru Samura 22 AM/F C £0 £0
Collins Shichenje 17 D C, DM £0 £0
Lukman Zakari 22 D C £0 £0
Mario Mandrault 22 AM RLC £0 £0
Mohammed Gadafi 20 D L £0 £0
Mariano Peralta Bauer 23 ST £0 £0 31-12-2022
Alan Picazzo 22 ST £0 £0
Nicolás Bardagi 21 GK £0 £0
Juan Ángel Vera 22 D C, DM £0 £0
Christian Theocharous 21 AM L, ST £0 £0
Jamie Yayi Mpie 20 AM RL, ST £0 £0
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
Miguel (Miguel de Alcântara) 21 D C £0 £0
Ronald (Ronald Eugênio de Carvalho) 21 D C £0 £0
Mateus Rodrigues (Mateus Rodrigues dos Santos) 22 D/WB L £0 £0
Marcelinho (Marcelo José de Lima Filho) 18 AM LC, F C £0 £0
Viktor Anker 23 GK £0 £0
Frederik Nørrestrand 19 D R, DM £0 £0
Adam Bruce 21 GK £0 £0
Yusuff Ojebode 20 AM R £0 £0
Juanito López (Juan Jesús Núñez) 22 ST £0 £0
Oliver Bosworth 19 GK £0 £0
Ethan Dekel-Daks 19 AM C £0 £0
Aaron Skinner 19 D RC, DM £0 £0
Basit Umar 21 AM R, ST £0 £0
Mamadou Diatta 20 M C £0 £0
Jaymillio Pinas 19 AM R, ST £0 £0
Ibrahima Berete 18 ST £0 £0
Tomer Altman 23 DM, AM RC £0 £0
Reinis Reinholds 23 GK £0 £0
Davide Cipolletti 20 D R £0 £0
Brijan Ibrahimi 19 ST £0 £0
Alberto Cristiano 18 AM R, ST £0 £0
Carl Davordzie 21 ST £0 £0 30-06-2020
Silly Sankharé 20 AM L, ST £0 £0
Ferhat Çogalan 19 AM RC £0 £0
Ibrahim Mandefu 20 ST £0 £0
Junah Zucculotto 18 M C £0 £0
Alessio Andreottola 17 AM C £0 £0
Yoan Zouma 23 D C £0 £0
Nikolay Sysuev 22 GK £0 £0
Ranko Veselinović 22 D C, DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Khanyisile Mayo 20 AM L, ST £0 £0
Bongolwethu Siyasi 18 D RC £0 £0
Junior Nare 19 ST £0 £0
Ylias Zouaoui 17 AM L £0 £0
Temitope Akinjogunla 18 D RC £0 £0
Cristhian Canizales 22 AM/F C £0 £0
Kevin Viveros 21 ST £0 £0
José Luis Gamboa 21 AM LC £0 £0
Daniel Mera 21 D/WB R £0 £0
Juan Figueroa 22 M C £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
Darío Castro 21 ST £0 £0
Juan Zapata 22 D C £0 £0
Juan David Montaño 21 D C £0 £0
Daniel Triviño 22 ST £0 £0
Diego Gómez 22 M C £0 £0
Yeisson Mosquera 21 ST £0 £0
Rodney Redes 21 AM RL £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
João Moutinho 23 D LC, DM £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Veldin Subasic 22 D L £0 £0
Julien Serrano 23 D LC £0 £0
Tobias Heiland 21 D RL, DM, AM C £0 £0
Moritz-Broni Kwarteng 23 AM RLC £0 £0
Louis Hiepen 21 D C £0 £0
Dimitar Mitrovski 22 AM LC £0 £0
Marian Prinz 21 GK £0 £0
Patrick Finger 20 D/WB L, DM, AM C £0 £0 30-06-2021
Elian Villalobos 21 M C £0 £0
Bandiougou Diallo 17 ST £0 £0
Ange N'Guessan 17 D C £0 £0
Ismael Escobar 18 D C £0 £0
Luis Miguel Andrade 21 GK £0 £0
Hamza Gasal 18 AM RL £0 £0 31-05-2021
Vinícius (Vinícius Fávero Taquini) 19 GK £0 £0
Mila (Lucas Eduardo Müller) 18 DM £0 £0
Brian Gyan 18 D C, DM £0 £0 30-06-2021
Wikelman Carmona 18 AM RLC £0 £0 £0 31-12-2022
Gustavo Bagatini (Gustavo Bagatini Prudêncio) 17 AM RLC £0 £0
Juan Camilo Ruiz 17 ST £0 £0
Kauê (Kauê Vinícius de Souza Camargo) 17 GK £0 £0 08-06-2022
Yanis Beghdadi 16 AM L £0 £0
Isaiah Okafor 16 D C £0 £0
Yaya Koné 22 AM RL, ST £0 £0
Ousseynou Cavin Diagne 22 DM £0 £0
César (César Nunes da Costa) 21 D/WB L £0 £0
Julian Dunn 21 D C £0 £0 £0 31-12-2021
Pierluigi Pinto 22 D C £0 £0
Andrea Bianchini 22 GK £0 £0
Ángel Alonzo 21 GK £0 £0
Giorgi Chochishvili 23 GK £0 £0
Manuel Felizzola 21 GK £0 £0
Mateo Sierra 21 GK £0 £0
Luis Ferreira 21 D C £0 £0
Edimundo (Edimundo Miranda Silva) 22 D/WB R £0 £0 27-02-2020
Diego Riechelmann (Diego Riechelmann Andrade) 21 GK £0 £0
Guilherme Teixeira (Guilherme Pinto Teixeira) 23 AM C £0 £0
Cleuber (Cleuber Matias Salatiel) 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Elvis Bwomono 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Riccardo Santovito 21 D LC £0 £0
Hakim El Mokeddem 22 AM RLC £0 £0
Jhonatan Urrutia 21 ST £0 £0
Hani Amamou 23 D C £0 £0
Alan Luque 22 D RC £0 £0
Matías Rosales 22 AM C £0 £0
Matheus Rocha (Matheus Victor de Araujo Rocha) 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Luca Lobo (Luis Carlos Ramos Lobo Filho) 22 D/WB R £0 £0
Brooks Lennon 23 D/WB/AM R £0 £0 £0 31-12-2023
Dominik Sollfrank 23 D RLC £0 £0
Luis Klante 22 GK £0 £0
Momo (Mamadou Mbaye) 23 D C £0 £0
Jahmal Hector-Ingram 22 AM RC, F C £0 £0
Rayan Souici 23 D C £0 £0
José Calderón 21 D/WB/AM L £0 £0
Jean-Christophe Koffi 23 M C £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
Sincere Seth 23 D R £0 £0
Gouné Niangadou 23 AM RLC £0 £0
Sebastián Uzzante 21 D C £0 £0
Tyron Ivanof 23 AM RLC £0 £0
Rick Sena (Rick Sena Leal Noleto) 23 AM RLC, F C £0 £0
Matheus Santana (Matheus Henrique Santana Ferreira) 23 AM 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
Rafinha (Rafael Baldini Massola) 21 AM RLC £0 £0
Marcos Paulo (Marcos Paulo Honório Alves Júnior) 21 DM £0 £0
Fred Opoku 23 AM RL £0 £0
Bilal Ould-Chikh 23 AM RLC £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
Ibrahima Sory 23 DM £0 £0
Zimo Brenner 22 D L £0 £0
Keagan Mitchell 19 M C £0 £0