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Football Manager 2013 Best Free Players

The ultimate list of the most notable free agents when starting FM13, featuring unparalleled depth and most usable presentation.
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Football Manager 2013 Best Free Players

Welcome to the ultimate list of the best free players in Football Manager 2013 by FMScout.com. Like all my other lists, I have dedicated many hours composing this to make sure it is really the greatest list of free players in FM13 around the web.

This is the successor of our popular
FM 2012 best free players and
FM 2011 best free players.
These lists have received a combined total of almost 1 million views.

This is the first edition, including roughly 250 players! Updates will be applied from to time to ensure I'm not missing any players worthy of appearing here.

Released: 21 Oct 2012

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Frequently Asked Questions

I can't find all players of this list on my save game. Why is that?
I loaded what I consider the top 14 leagues (roughly 65,000 players) to produce my lists of players. Your save game probably has less leagues and players loaded, which explains why you can't find all of them.

Can you please share a shortlist for this list to import in-game?
Sorry I can't do that. I used to share shortlists but people would steal them and post on other sites without providing credit and passing as their own, which is very annoying. This also explains why you won't be able to copy/paste names off this list.

That is a lot of players to go through. Is there some kind of recommendation?
Yes. The list is sorted by position and my personal recommendation, meaning that the players at the top of each position table are recommended more than the ones at the bottom. I will eventually add recommendation stars to make it even easier for you.


You can quickly see which players are EU national or not. For non EU players you can check their international caps number to figure out if it's likely to get a work permit.

Click on the table headers (name, age, etc) for easy sorting.
You can also sort by multiple columns if you press and hold Shift while clicking the headers.

Goalkeepers

Name Age Position Nation EU Caps
Gordon, Craig 29 GK Scotland SCO Yes 40
Manninger, Alexander 35 GK Austria AUT Yes 32
Moreira 30 GK Portugal POR Yes 0
Marcos Leandro 30 GK Brazil BRA No 0
Macho, Jurgen 34 GK Austria AUT Yes 25
Mateus 29 GK Brazil BRA No 0
Stolz, Alexander 28 GK Germany GER Yes 0
Eilhoff, Dennis 29 GK Germany GER Yes 0
Padovani, Jean-Daniel 32 GK France FRA Yes 0
Lejsal, Martin 29 GK Czech Republic CZE Yes 0
Galinovic, Mario 35 GK Croatia CRO No 2
Ratajczak, Michael 30 GK Germany GER Yes 0
Kingson, Richard 34 GK Ghana GHA / Turkey TUR No 83
Santilli, Mario 28 GK Argentina ARG No 0
Eduardo 33 GK Spain ESP Yes 0

Defenders Central

Name Age Position Nation EU Caps
Mensah, John 29 D C Ghana GHA No 82
Gustavo Bastos 30 D C, DM Brazil BRA No 0
Asatiani, Malkhaz 30 D C Georgia GEO No 42
Fuentes, Ismael 30 SW, D C Chile CHI No 30
Buljat, Jurica 25 D C Croatia CRO No 2
Biscan, Igor 34 D C, DM Croatia CRO No 15
Silvestre, Mikael 34 D LC France FRA / Guadeloupe GLP Yes 40
Pamarot, Noe 33 D RC France FRA / Guadeloupe GLP Yes 0
Gnanou, Ibrahim 25 D RC Burkina Faso BUR No 10
Bates, Matthew 25 D RLC England ENG Yes 0
Fuentes, Fabricio 35 SW, D C Argentina ARG / Italy ITA Yes 1
Afolabi, Rabiu 32 D LC Nigeria NGR / Belgium BEL Yes 20
Rocha, Ricardo 33 D LC Portugal POR Yes 6
Meira, Fernando 34 SW, D C, DM Portugal POR Yes 54
Sarriegi, Josu 33 D C Spain ESP / Pays Basque BSQ Yes 0
Paz, Jose Maria 34 SW, D C Argentina ARG No 0
Howard, Mark 26 D C England ENG Yes 0
Loran, Tyrone 31 D RC Curacao CUW / Holland NED Yes 5
Traore, Lamine 29 D C Burkina Faso BUR No 29
Sorondo, Gonzalo 32 SW, D C Uruguay URU / Brazil BRA No 27
Kroldrup, Per 32 D C Denmark DEN Yes 33
Meite, Abdoulaye 31 D C Ivory Coast CIV / France FRA Yes 48
Ben-Haim, Tal 30 D RLC Israel ISR No 61
Vinicius 31 D C Brazil BRA / Italy ITA Yes 0
Monsoreau, Sylvain 31 D LC France FRA / Martinique MTQ Yes 0
Geder 34 D C Brazil BRA No 0
Moreyra, Julio Cesar 30 SW, D C Argentina ARG No 0
Kostal, Pavel 31 D C Czech Republic CZE Yes 0
Teco 29 D C Brazil BRA No 0
Cris 32 D C Brazil BRA No 0
Plinio 27 D C Brazil BRA No 0
Nen 34 SW, D C Brazil BRA No 0
Juliano 31 D C, DM Brazil BRA No 0
Vitor 27 D RC Brazil BRA No 0
Plestan, Nicolas 31 D C France FRA Yes 0
Olfers, Steve 30 D C, DM Holland NED Yes 0
Kotysch, Sascha 23 D RC, DM Germany GER Yes 0
Anderson Luis 25 D C, DM Brazil BRA No 0
Andre Bahia 28 SW, D C Brazil BRA No 0
Thiago Mathias 29 D C Brazil BRA No 0
Ustaritz 29 D C Spain ESP / Pays Basque BSQ Yes 0
Luciano Castan 22 D C Brazil BRA / Italy ITA Yes 0
Gomes 32 D C, DM Brazil BRA No 0
Stewart, Damion 31 D C Jamaica JAM No 55
Vasoski, Aleksandar 32 D C FYR of Macedonia MKD No 33
Piccoli, Alcides 33 D C Argentina ARG No 0
Omokoh, Harrison 30 SW, D C, DM Nigeria NGR No 0
Erivelton 34 D C Brazil BRA No 0
Sicilia, Pablo 30 D C Spain ESP Yes 0
Drpic, Dino 31 D C Croatia CRO No 1
Prieto, Luis 33 D C Spain ESP / Pays Basque BSQ Yes 0
Marcelao 31 D C Brazil BRA No 0
Diallo, Mamadou 27 D C Guinea GUI No 28
Ficagna, Daniele 31 D C Italy ITA Yes 0

Defenders Right

Name Age Position Nation EU Caps
Miguel 32 D/WB R Portugal POR / Guinea-Bissau GBS Yes 59
Rnic, Nemanja 27 D RC Serbia SRB No 3
Cortes, David 32 D/WB R Spain ESP Yes 0
Ebondo, Albin 28 D/WB R France FRA / Congo CGO / Cameroon CMR Yes 0
Grygera, Zdenek 32 D RL Czech Republic CZE Yes 65
Stalteri, Paul 34 D R Canada CAN / Italy ITA Yes 84
Gaspar, Manolo 31 D/WB R Spain ESP Yes 0
Vanden Borre, Anthony 24 D/WB R, DM, M RC Belgium BEL / Democratic Republic of Congo COD Yes 23
Babic, Valentin 31 D RC, M R Croatia CRO No 0
Sidny 30 D/WB/M R Brazil BRA No 0
Odiah, Chidi 28 D/WB/M R Nigeria NGR No 28
Andrezinho 30 D/WB R Brazil BRA No 0
Calvo, Jose Maria 31 D/WB RL Argentina ARG No 0
Jerez, Pablo 28 D/WB R Argentina ARG No 0
Perrier-Doumbe, Jean-Joel 33 D/WB R Cameroon CMR / France FRA Yes 20
Zambrotta, Gianluca 35 D/WB RL Italy ITA Yes 98
Gustavo 30 D/WB/M R Brazil BRA / Italy ITA Yes 0
Osmar 30 D/WB R Brazil BRA No 0
Michel 34 D/WB R Brazil BRA No 0
Laurenti, Fabien 29 D RC France FRA Yes 0
Griffin, Andy 33 D RL England ENG Yes 0

Defenders Left

Name Age Position Nation EU Caps
Ibertsberger, Andreas 29 D RL Austria AUT Yes 14
Boenisch, Sebastian 25 D/WB RL Poland POL / Germany GER Yes 9
Berthod, Jeremy 28 D/WB L France FRA Yes 0
Del Horno, Asier 31 D LC Spain ESP / Pays Basque BSQ Yes 10
Bonig, Philipp 32 D/WB L Germany GER Yes 0
Vandooren, Gonzague 32 D/WB/AM L Belgium BEL Yes 0
Benitez, Nelson 28 D L Argentina ARG No 0
Ezequias 31 D/WB L Brazil BRA No 0
Traore, Djimi 32 D LC Mali MLI / France FRA Yes 10
Lemaitre, Reynald 29 D/WB/AM L France FRA Yes 0
Schwarz, Benjamin 26 D/WB L Germany GER Yes 0
Krupoviesa, Juan 33 D/WB/M L Argentina ARG No 0
Jorge Ribeiro 30 D/WB/M L Portugal POR Yes 9
Pieri, Mirko 33 D/WB L Italy ITA Yes 0
Rossato 34 D/WB/AM L Brazil BRA / Italy ITA Yes 0
Marcinho 33 D/WB L Brazil BRA No 0

Defensive Midfielders

Name Age Position Nation EU Caps
Grella, Vincenzo 32 DM Australia AUS / Italy ITA Yes 46
Reo-Coker, Nigel 28 DM England ENG / Sierra Leone SLE Yes 0
Katsouranis, Kostas 33 DM Hellas GRE Yes 95
Carboni, Ezequiel 33 DM Argentina ARG / Italy ITA Yes 0
Diop, Papa Bouba 34 DM Senegal SEN No 63
Hargreaves, Owen 31 DM England ENG / Canada CAN / Wales WAL Yes 42
Diao, Salif 35 DM Senegal SEN No 39
Farinos, Javier 34 DM, AM C Spain ESP Yes 2
Zamogilny, Damian 32 DM Argentina ARG No 0
Zanetti, Cristiano 35 DM Italy ITA Yes 17
Cisse, Edouard 34 DM France FRA / Senegal SEN / Pays Basque BSQ Yes 0
Sinkala, Andrew 33 D C, DM Zambia ZAM No 22
Narry, Moussa 26 DM Ghana GHA / Niger NIG No 4
Petre, Ovidiu 30 DM Romania ROU Yes 23
Obodo, Christian 28 DM Nigeria NGR No 14
Fernando 26 DM Brazil BRA No 0
Saidou, Alioum 34 DM Cameroon CMR No 21
Pezzoni, Kevin 23 D C, DM Germany GER / Italy ITA Yes 0
Fabiano 34 DM Brazil BRA No 0
Ricardo Oliveira 35 DM Brazil BRA No 0
Sable, Julien 31 DM France FRA Yes 0
Bruno Octavio 26 DM Brazil BRA No 0
Simao 28 D/WB R, DM, M RC Brazil BRA No 0
Fink, Michael 30 DM Germany GER Yes 0
Bovio 30 DM Brazil BRA No 0
Bodde, Ferrie 30 DM Holland NED Yes 0
Perez Castro, Facundo 30 DM Argentina ARG No 0
Dias 34 DM Brazil BRA No 0
Roberto 24 DM Brazil BRA No 0
Luciano Santos 32 DM Brazil BRA No 0
Faye, Amdy 35 DM Senegal SEN / France FRA Yes 18
Matabuena, Sergio 33 DM Spain ESP Yes 0
Tomas, Antonio 27 DM Spain ESP Yes 0
Diaz, Andres 29 DM, M RC Argentina ARG No 0
Jonilson 33 DM Brazil BRA No 0
Obodai, Anthony 30 DM, M RC Ghana GHA No 4
Cesar Santiago 27 D/WB R, DM, M RC Brazil BRA No 0
Alexandre 33 DM Brazil BRA No 0
Dirceu 34 DM Brazil BRA No 0
Walker 30 D C, DM Brazil BRA / Italy ITA Yes 0

Midfielders Center

Name Age Position Nation EU Caps
Jonatas 29 M C Brazil BRA No 0
Batista 33 DM, M LC Brazil BRA No 0
Marcos Paulo 35 DM, M RC Brazil BRA No 12
Bowyer, Lee 35 M RC England ENG Yes 1
Barone, Simone 34 M C Italy ITA Yes 16
Hitzlsperger, Thomas 30 M C Germany GER Yes 52
Sandrinho 32 DM, AM C Brazil BRA / Bulgaria BUL Yes 0
Rafael 28 DM, AM C Brazil BRA No 0
Mozart 32 DM, AM C Brazil BRA / Italy ITA Yes 0
Kabous, Abderrahman 29 M C Morocco MAR / France FRA Yes 21
Fusani, Massimiliano 33 M C Italy ITA Yes 0

Wingers Right

Name Age Position Nation EU Caps
Marques, Jose Fernando 27 AM RC Spain ESP Yes 0
De Mul, Tom 26 AM R Belgium BEL Yes 2
Abdessadki, Yacine 31 AM R Morocco MAR / France FRA Yes 8
Pino, Juan Pablo 25 AM RLC Colombia COL No 2
Castelen, Romeo 29 AM R Holland NED / Surinam SUR Yes 10
Juanma 31 AM R Spain ESP Yes 0
Pereyra, Gabriel 34 AM RC Argentina ARG No 0
Castroman, Lucas 31 AM R, ST Argentina ARG / Italy ITA Yes 5
Douglas, Darl 32 AM RC Holland NED / Surinam SUR Yes 0
Jorge Lopez 33 AM RLC Spain ESP Yes 0
Varela, Fernando 32 D/WB/AM R Spain ESP Yes 0
Ortiz, Jose 34 AM RC, F C Spain ESP Yes 0

Wingers Left

Name Age Position Nation EU Caps
Drenthe, Royston 25 WB/AM L Holland NED / Surinam SUR Yes 1
Kewell, Harry 33 AM RLC Australia AUS / England ENG Yes 58
Solari, Santiago 35 AM L Argentina ARG / Spain ESP Yes 11
Akale, Kanga 31 AM RL Ivory Coast CIV / France FRA Yes 35
Ailton 34 AM LC, F C Brazil BRA No 0
Del Nero, Simone 30 D/WB L, AM LC Italy ITA Yes 0
McFadden, James 29 AM LC, F C Scotland SCO Yes 48
Delev, Spas 22 AM RL, ST Bulgaria BUL Yes 5
Mansare, Fode 30 AM L Guinea GUI / France FRA Yes 44
Diogo Gomes 26 M LC Brazil BRA No 0
Calleja, Javier 34 D/WB/AM L Spain ESP Yes 0
Dum, Sascha 26 D/WB/AM L Germany GER Yes 0
Zenden, Boudewijn 35 AM L Holland NED Yes 54
Castillo, German 34 AM LC Argentina ARG No 0
Tulasne, Geoffrey 24 AM RL France FRA Yes 0

Attacking Midfielders Center

Name Age Position Nation EU Caps
Alex 34 AM/F C Brazil BRA No 49
Tote 33 AM RC, F C Spain ESP Yes 0
Morais 28 AM RLC Brazil BRA No 0
Magnum 30 AM LC Brazil BRA No 0
Ergic, Ivan 31 AM C Serbia SRB / Australia AUS No 11
Bofo Bautista 33 AM C Mexico MEX No 38
Takyi, Charles 27 AM RC Ghana GHA / Germany GER Yes 3
Mascara, Giuseppe 32 AM/F C Italy ITA Yes 1
Akin, Ibrahim 28 AM RLC, F C Turkey TUR No 4
Robson Ponte 35 AM RC Brazil BRA / Italy ITA Yes 0
De Zerbi, Roberto 33 AM RLC Italy ITA Yes 0
Skacel, Rudi 33 AM C Czech Republic CZE Yes 6
Gaitan, Walter 35 AM LC Argentina ARG / Mexico MEX No 0
Juninho 29 AM C Brazil BRA No 0
Diogo Rincon 32 AM/F C Brazil BRA No 0
Cortes, Martin 29 AM LC Argentina ARG No 0
Ciro 32 AM/F C Brazil BRA No 0
Tchoyi, Somen 29 AM RLC, F C Cameroon CMR No 14
van Dijk, Dominique 32 AM LC Holland NED Yes 0
Bruins, Luigi 25 AM LC Holland NED Yes 0

Strikers

Name Age Position Nation EU Caps
Martsvaladze, Otar 28 AM L, ST Georgia GEO No 13
Adailton 35 AM RLC, F C Brazil BRA / Italy ITA Yes 0
Fernando Baiano 33 ST Brazil BRA / Spain ESP Yes 0
Buengo, Titi 32 ST Angola ANG / France FRA Yes 5
Adamov, Roman 30 ST Russia RUS No 3
Gil 31 AM LC, F C Brazil BRA No 4
Pavlovich, Nicolas 34 ST Argentina ARG / Italy ITA Yes 0
Charisteas, Angelos 32 ST Hellas GRE Yes 88
Bolado, Ivan 23 ST Equatorial Guinea GEQ / Spain ESP Yes 5
Bosnjak, Ivan 32 AM R, ST Croatia CRO No 14
Reis 24 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Auer, Benjamin 31 ST Germany GER Yes 0
Geilson 28 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Bardaro, Cristian 34 ST Argentina ARG No 0
Carew, John 32 ST Norway NOR / The Gambia GAM Yes 88
Ishiaku, Manasseh 29 ST Nigeria NGR / Belgium BEL Yes 4
Amanatidis, Ioannis 30 ST Hellas GRE Yes 35
Ferreira 33 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Clodoaldo 33 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Robson 29 AM/F C Brazil BRA No 0
Ruiz, Carlos 32 ST Guatemala GUA No 83
Estevez, Raul 34 AM RL, ST Argentina ARG No 0
Suazo, David 32 ST Honduras HON / Italy ITA Yes 43
Eduardo 32 AM L, ST Brazil BRA No 0
Talles Cunha 23 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Figueira, Edmar 28 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Guayre 32 AM RL, ST Spain ESP Yes 1
Galvao 30 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Marcelinho 33 AM RC, F C Brazil BRA No 0
Wendell 23 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Bagayoko, Mamadou 33 ST Mali MLI / France FRA Yes 21
Neto Potiguar 26 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Jean 30 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Bruno Cazarine 29 ST Brazil BRA / Italy ITA Yes 0
Mpenza, Emile 34 ST Belgium BEL / Democratic Republic of Congo COD Yes 57
Leandro Tatu 30 AM R, ST Brazil BRA No 0
Koke 29 AM RC, F C Spain ESP Yes 0
Anderson Gomes 27 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Ricardinho 28 AM/F C Brazil BRA No 0
Jandson 25 ST Brazil BRA No 0
Iglesias, Leonardo 32 ST Argentina ARG / Italy ITA Yes 0
Fagundes dos Santos, Elison 24 ST Brazil BRA No 0


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25 Comments

Discussion on "Football Manager 2013 Best Free Players"

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JordanL2014-07-06 21:41
Stuff like this is impressive but completely useless without a shortlist. You avoided someone stealing it, but it was also a waste of time. There's nothing here to steal, because this has no value.

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yuslim2013-08-05 08:54
Thank you.. It's help me..

crd1232013-07-21 14:00
jr agogo he will sing for any club and wage is not to much

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FMFanatic2013-07-17 16:46
Nwankwo Kanu. 38, but still pretty decent

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dalibor972013-07-15 15:30
I'm new to FM13 ,but not to the older releases, just got it (finally got my dad to buy it :D), and started just for fun with Cardiff and found Kris Boyd too. Low wage demands, got him for 15k per week on 3 years. :D Scored in debut game! Also good player Mido, but failing medical, until he's fit.

Cheers from Serbia!

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el_dii2013-07-10 12:41
Why isn't Michel Salgado here? His physical atributes may be a little bit on the low side, but he is still remarkable with a defensive duty. And his wage isn't high at all.

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Elly2013-06-11 12:49
Thanks man! Great job!

irfsilva2013-05-13 04:50
ahahaha great scout

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daherlihy2013-03-12 16:31
Is there a downloadable shortlist for these players?

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cruciol2013-03-01 22:54
Thank You.

Orichieva2013-01-21 14:13
Eric Addo Ghanian CB is a decent Championship player, but I signed him in the Blue Square South also. Good list by the way buddy.

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kupoc2013-01-14 17:42
I have loaded over 75K players in my save and i'm still missing most of the top end players ?!

The FM Rookie2013-01-11 00:17
I would also add Jari Litmanen and Mikael Forssell to the list. Otherwise, well done!

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mjohnson19892012-12-22 16:58
I would definitly add James McFadden to this list. Signed him as a free agent for Rangers and he scored 51 league goals for me (yes you did read the goals tally correctly)

Andreas352012-12-10 18:16
Where is Ahmed Soukouna???

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worksopforest2012-10-28 20:00
Fabio Grosso. Low wage demands for a decent LB with good experience. Excellent for any Championship team.

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JonnypEFC2012-10-24 10:05
Love it you can always count on this page for good solid info, cheers brother used your site for years, keep up the good work x COYB x

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asceltis2012-10-24 09:52
sorry for my english, but you forgot Alan Dzagoev (very good MC)

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asterix2102012-10-21 14:16
shortlist for download ? B)

Group Stam2012-10-21 13:46
@gmi004: I usually load 1-2 leagues but go to custom database to load many players. This way the performance doesn't drop much and you still have plenty of players in your save game. You could go with the recommended setup button though.

@RamMalc: No, I never include regen players in my lists. All of them are real and not random. The only reason you can't find all of them is that I loaded top 14 leagues and ~65K players to find them and your save game probably has less leagues and players. Like shadowmaster773 said, it depends on database size.

@timmileet: Like all my lists I don't share shortlists because people steal them and post as their own on other sites. Sorry :(

@MadAdam81: I guess it could be due to injury proneness, eccentric personality, bad agent or wage demands.

gmi0042012-10-21 13:22
How many countries loaded do you recommend to use before the size will do that my computer will be slow? does that depends on what computer I have?

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shadowmaster7732012-10-21 12:09
Depends what size database and countries you have loaded RamMalc

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RamMalc2012-10-21 11:48
Some of these players just dont exist , i'm guessing they must be randomly generated ones when starting a new game

timmileet2012-10-21 11:07
Great list. So many good players!!

Would do us a huge favor, if you put it in a shortlist for download :)

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MadAdam812012-10-21 04:12
It's amazing that no-one in the EPL or Championship want to hire Kewell. Sometimes I wonder why some brilliant players are left as a free agent for months.

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