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Football Manager 2016 Best Free Agents

Top 400+ most notable free agents when starting Football Manager 2016. Your reference point to finding the best free players in FM16.

By on Oct 04, 2015   Oct 22, 2015   551420 views   21 comments
FM 2016 Best Players - Football Manager 2016 Best Free Agents

Welcome to the preliminary list of Football Manager 2016 best free agents by FMSCOUT.com.

Football Manager 2016 good players without contract

This list includes some of the most notable free agents in Football Manager 2016 based on what we know from the football transfer market and with the help of Football Manager 2015 in regards to identifying the best FM 2016 players available on free transfers.

Top 400+ FM16 free agents included.

Released: Oct 4, 2015
Updated: Oct 22, 2015

This is the successor of my ultimate lists of best Football Manager 2015 free agents and FM 2014 best free players. While it's currently a provisional list, I'm confident it's pretty accurate. I will of course revise this list (including my recommendation ratings) once the FM16 Beta is made available on Steam.

What are free agents?

They are players without contract available on a free transfer. Free players are ideal to boost your squad when your transfer budget is very limited. They are usually players in the twilight of their career, but there are always cases of younger players who are still free for different reasons.

What does the rating (R) mean?

It's a personal recommendation system for your convenience. I'm using a 1-100 scale based on English divisions.
81+ all-time elite player
78-80 great player for premiership
75-77 solid backup for premiership
72-74 top player for championship
69-71 top player for league one
66-68 top player for league two

FM 2016 Best Free Players by position

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FM16 free agents goalkeepers

Goalkeepers (32)

R Name Nation Age EU
73 Disljenkovic, Vladimir Serbia 34 Yes
71 Frison, Alberto Italy 27 Yes
68 Cros, Pierrick France 24 Yes
73 Pletikosa, Stipe Croatia 36 Yes
73 Blazevic, Goran Croatia 29 Yes
69 Bajkovic, Boban Serbia 30 Yes
70 Hildebrand, Timo Germany 36 Yes
68 Medran, Ezequiel Argentina 34 No
70 Robinson, Paul England 35 Yes
67 Coe, Nathan Australia 31 No
68 Bozovic, Mladen Montenegro 30 Yes
70 Jacobo Spain 32 Yes
72 Saranov, Bojan Serbia 28 Yes
68 Rodriguez, Carlos Colombia 32 No
67 Berezovsky, Igor Ukraine 25 No
67 Zubikarai, Enaut Spain 31 Yes
66 Kawashima, Eiji Japan 32 No
67 Landazuri, Hector Colombia 31 No
66 Tzorvas, Alexandros Greece 32 Yes
66 Ejide, Austin Nigeria 31 No
66 Luis Guilherme Brazil 23 No
68 Kirovski, Aleksandar Serbia 24 Yes
66 Nieves, Darwin Uruguay 25 No
66 Atrous, Samuel France 25 Yes
66 Janjusevic, Ivan Montenegro 28 Yes
67 Jovanic, Milan Serbia 29 Yes
66 Bonnefoi, Landry France 31 Yes
66 Prieto, Francisco Chile 32 No
66 Pelizzoli, Ivan Italy 34 Yes
66 Bozovic, Darko Montenegro 36 Yes
67 Laquait, Bertrand France 38 Yes
70 Muller, Heinz Germany 37 Yes

FM 2016 free agents defenders center

Central Defenders (47)

R Name Nation Age EU
75 Vlaar, Ron Netherlands 30 Yes
76 Mazuch, Ondrej Czech Republic 26 Yes
70 Nuno Andre Coelho Portugal 29 Yes
67 Perea, Luis Colombia 36 Yes
70 Canuto, Ignacio Argentina 29 Yes
72 Bottinelli, Jonathan Argentina 31 Yes
69 Pryima, Vasyl Ukraine 24 No
72 Navratil, Jakub Czech Republic 31 Yes
79 Madlung, Alexander Germany 33 Yes
76 Bikey, Andre Cameroon 30 Yes
71 Martinez, Hans Chile 28 No
73 Onyewu, Oguchi United States 33 Yes
69 Ferrari, Jonathan Argentina 28 No
72 Friedrich, Manuel Germany 36 Yes
76 Noveski, Nikolce FYR Macedonia 36 Yes
77 Dunne, Richard Ireland 36 Yes
73 Mathijsen, Joris Netherlands 35 Yes
70 Planus, Marc France 33 Yes
72 Douglas Silva Brazil 31 No
69 Whitbread, Zak United States 31 Yes
73 Gerrard, Anthony Ireland 29 Yes
73 Buljat, Jurica Croatia 29 Yes
69 Pantidos, Nikos Greece 24 Yes
68 Cadamuro, Liassine Algeria 27 Yes
68 Mori, Dan Israel 26 No
71 Ben Mansour, Mohamed Tunisia 26 No
66 Joao Meira Portugal 28 Yes
66 Santacroce, Fabiano Italy 28 Yes
69 Mensah, John Ghana 32 No
72 Boulahrouz, Khalid Netherlands 33 Yes
69 Bizera, Joe Uruguay 35 No
69 Andre Luis Brazil 35 No
70 Zoro, Marc Ivory Coast 31 No
68 Melo, Pablo Uruguay 32 No
66 Kroldrup, Per Denmark 35 Yes
71 Ajeti, Arlind Albania 21 Yes
66 Edson Brazil 27 No
68 Anderson Luis Brazil 28 No
66 Esnal, Cristian El Salvador 28 No
68 Alex Silva Brazil 30 No
67 Zbrun, Martin Argentina 30 No
66 Jarosik, Jiri Czech Republic 37 Yes
67 Samuel Brazil 27 No
66 Papazacharias, Grigoris Greece 30 Yes
66 Gabriel Brazil 32 No
67 Drouin, Stephen France 31 Yes
68 Ndreka, Henri Albania 32 Yes
66 Marquez, Alvaro Uruguay 24 No
66 Neill, Lucas Australia 37 Yes

FM 2016 free agents defenders left

Left Backs (27)

R Name Nation Age EU
72 Dabo, Mouhamadou France 28 Yes
70 Razo, Oscar Mexico 31 No
69 Mulemo, Landry Congo DR 29 Yes
67 Mijailovic, Nikola Serbia 33 Yes
73 Cale, Hrvoje Croatia 30 Yes
67 Tiene, Siaka Ivory Coast 33 No
69 Ocampo, Juan Antonio Mexico 26 No
70 Dudgeon, Joe North Ireland 24 Yes
70 Diaz, Juan Manuel Uruguay 27 Yes
71 Mane Spain 33 Yes
70 Neplyakh, Evgen Ukraine 23 No
68 Rippert, Guillaume France 30 Yes
74 Crainey, Stephen Scoland 34 Yes
73 Bonnart, Laurent France 35 Yes
69 Cappi, Mariano Uruguay 23 No
67 Agostini, Alessandro Italy 35 Yes
70 Esqueda, Luis Ricardo Mexico 34 No
70 Lopez Mondragon, Manuel Mexico 32 No
67 Barros, Juan Peru 26 No
71 McCartney, George Northern Ireland 34 Yes
67 Parraga, Ruben Spain 30 Yes
70 Junior Cesar Brazil 33 No
71 Pander, Christian Germany 31 Yes
67 Romanchuk, Olexandr Ukraine 30 No
67 Cech, Marek Slovakia 32 Yes
68 Marchelli, Bruno Uruguay 23 No
66 Pipinis, Christos Greece 30 Yes

FM 2016 free agents defenders right

Right Backs (29)

R Name Nation Age EU
70 Galitsios, Giorgos Greece 29 Yes
69 Eboue, Emmanuel Ivory Coast 32 Yes
71 Valera, Juan Spain 30 Yes
71 Arroyo, Alvaro Spain 27 Yes
71 Ochs, Patrick Germany 31 Yes
70 Wilkshire, Luke Australia 33 Yes
72 Lell, Christian Germany 31 Yes
72 Kelly, Stephen Ireland 32 Yes
70 Tiendalli, Dwight Netherlands 29 Yes
70 Motta, Marco Italy 29 Yes
67 Foley, Kevin Ireland 30 Yes
70 Grana, Hernan Argentina 30 No
75 Reveillere, Anthony France 35 Yes
69 Mesto, Ginadomenico Italy 33 Yes
72 Bocaly, Garry France 27 Yes
69 Mattioni, Felipe Brazil 26 Yes
69 Fernandez, Aitor Spain 29 Yes
67 Chicherin, Nikita Russia 24 No
69 Lolo, Igor Ivory Coast 33 No
67 Pintos, Pablo Uruguay 28 No
67 de la Cruz, Marvin Mexico 30 No
67 Garcia, Luis Francisco Mexico 28 No
71 Dimayuga, Efrain Mexico 26 No
69 Angbwa, Benoit Cameroon 33 No
73 Zabavnik, Radoslav Slovakia 34 Yes
66 Faubert, Julien France 31 Yes
69 Diogo, Carlos Uruguay 32 Yes
66 Ferronetti, Damiano Italy 30 Yes
66 Sukurov, Mahir Azerbaijan 32 No

FM16 free agents defensive midfielders

Defensive Midfielders (46)

R Name Nation Age EU
78 Torres, Juan Manuel Argentina 30 Yes
68 Olimpio, Leonel Brazil 33 No
71 Roberto Sousa Brazil 30 Yes
71 Boateng, Derek Ghana 32 No
73 Pliatsikas, Vasilis Greece 27 Yes
71 Lopy, Joseph Senegal 23 No
71 Razzotti, Franco Argentina 30 Yes
70 Camara, Pape Abdou Senegal 24 No
79 Poulsen, Christian Denmark 35 Yes
69 Kargbo, Ibrahim Sierra Leone 33 Yes
69 Sokolowski, Tomasz Norway 30 Yes
68 Guerriero, Ludovic France 30 Yes
74 Mariga, McDonald Kenya 28 No
69 Okonkwo, Onyekachi Nigeria 33 No
69 Kaita, Sani Nigeria 29 No
69 Kamara, John Sierra Leone 27 No
69 Osbourne, Isaac England 29 Yes
75 Mudingayi, Gaby Belgium 34 Yes
76 Gucer, Hurriyet Turkey 33 Yes
80 Nengomasha, Tinashe Zimbabwe 33 No
68 Coulibaly, Kafoumba Ivory Coast 29 No
69 Oliveira, Stanislas Portugal 27 Yes
73 da Silva, Marco France 23 Yes
67 Hsissane, Abdelmalik Morocco 24 Yes
72 Eustace, John England 35 Yes
68 Rouamba, Florent Burkina Faso 28 No
71 Francois, Julien France 35 Yes
68 Bah, Mamadou Guinea 27 No
68 Val Brazil 32 No
76 Conti, Daniele Italy 36 Yes
74 Bustos, Maximiliano Argentina 33 No
70 Ngobeni, Clifford South Africa 28 No
75 Neto Coruja Brazil 28 No
72 Boccara, Ilan Netherlands 22 Yes
69 Sporkslede, Fabian Netherlands 22 Yes
69 Fernando Brazil 34 Yes
68 Zito Ivory Coast 30 Yes
69 Osiako, Patrick Kenya 28 No
67 Galo, Diego Uruguay 21 No
66 Rochemback, Fabio Brazil 33 No
70 Quansah, Kwame Ghana 32 No
72 Tiago Dutra Brazil 24 No
69 Monsalvo, Pablo Argentina 32 No
67 Colace, Hugo Argentina 31 Yes
75 Diarra, Mahamadou Mali 34 No
69 Bedoya, Gerardo Colombia 39 No

FM 2016 free agents midfielders center

Central Midfielders (35)

R Name Nation Age EU
70 Lanig, Martin Germany 31 Yes
69 Schiavon, Eros Italy 32 Yes
72 Mahlangu, May South Africa 26 No
70 Tiago Gomes Portugal 30 Yes
70 Yebda, Hassan Algeria 31 Yes
72 Ekeng, Patrick Cameroon 25 No
74 Bailey, Nicky England 31 Yes
69 Cvijanovic, Goran Slovenia 28 Yes
71 de Zeeuw, Demy Netherlands 32 Yes
71 Lazic, Djordje Serbia 32 Yes
68 Henkens, Robin Belgium 27 Yes
71 Saez, Jose France 33 Yes
67 Fotakis, Giorgos Greece 33 Yes
68 Yankov, Chavdar Bulgaria 31 Yes
74 Fabio Simplicio Brazil 36 No
69 Razak, Abdul Ivory Coast 22 Yes
67 Obodo, Christian Nigeria 31 No
67 Pluim, Wiljan Netherlands 26 Yes
67 Tonge, Michael England 32 Yes
72 Guarente, Tiberio Italy 29 Yes
67 Zapata, Martin Argentina 35 No
71 Hervas, Javi Spain 26 Yes
68 Ekpo, Emmanuel Nigeria 27 No
76 Acevedo, Walter Argentina 29 Yes
76 Nolan, Kevin England 33 Yes
71 Sapara, Marek Slovakia 33 Yes
71 Volesak, Ladislav Czech Republic 31 Yes
67 Roger Brazil 29 No
67 Ayrton Brazil 21 No
69 Brattan, Luke Australia 25 Yes
66 Milovanovic, Dejan Serbia 31 Yes
66 Micevski, Darko FYR Macedonia 23 Yes
72 Sno, Evander Surinam 28 Yes
66 Panagiotou, Aimilios Cyprus 22 Yes
66 Katidis, Giorgos Greece 22 Yes

FM 2016 free agents wingers left

Left Wingers (47)

R Name Nation Age EU
70 de los Santos, Mathias Uruguay 24 No
74 Emanuelson, Urby Netherlands 29 Yes
71 Nivaldo Cape Verde 26 Yes
68 Shturko, Yuri Ukraine 30 No
67 Lobato, Cristian Spain 26 Yes
69 Hunt, Stephen Ireland 34 Yes
67 Gamarra, Marcelo Uruguay 26 No
67 Boral, Ugur Turkey 33 Yes
67 Cerny, Jaroslav Czech Republic 36 Yes
67 Zeneyedpour, Milad Iran 29 No
69 Sandro Brazil 29 No
74 Samaras, Giorgos Greece 30 Yes
70 Platini Cape Verde 29 Yes
69 Thomas, Jerome England 32 Yes
68 Quincy Ghana 29 Yes
74 Djuric, Dusan Sweden 31 Yes
67 Ephraim, Hogan England 27 Yes
74 Balashov, Vitaliy Ukraine 24 No
67 Milosavljev, Vladan Serbia 28 Yes
73 Sassi, Mossaab Tunisia 25 No
66 Wilk, Jakub Poland 30 Yes
76 Ait Fana, Karim Morocco 26 Yes
67 Bourgeois, Maxime France 24 Yes
69 Moral, Toni Spain 34 Yes
69 Chenene, Bennett South Africa 31 No
67 Badoyan, Zaven Armenia 25 No
66 Chirico, Cosimo Italy 23 Yes
68 Centurion, Emanuel Argentina 32 No
72 Assulin, Gai Israel 24 Yes
66 Domoraud, Wilfried France 27 Yes
67 Ben Othman, Mohamed Slim Tunisia 25 No
67 Lesoimier, Benoit France 32 Yes
66 Kefkir, Oguzhan Turkey 24 Yes
72 Djabou, Abdelmoumene Algeria 28 No
68 Taylor, Paul England 27 Yes
69 Bidaoui, Soufiane Morocco 25 Yes
71 Utaka, John Nigeria 33 No
72 Palladino, Raffaele Italy 31 Yes
67 Schalk, Alex Netherlands 23 Yes
67 Alvarez, Arturo El Salvador 30 No
67 Diogo Rosado Portugal 25 Yes
69 Castillo, Nery Uruguay 31 Yes
70 Suzen, Gokhan Turkey 27 No
69 Sculli, Giuseppe Italy 34 Yes
68 Renouard, Sebastien France 30 Yes
69 Ernesto Spain 30 Yes

FM 2016 free agents wingers right

Right Wingers (41)

R Name Nation Age EU
74 Goreux, Reginal Haiti 27 Yes
70 Albin, Emiliano Uruguay 26 No
72 Pintos, Federico Uruguay 22 No
69 Avdic, Marcel Bosnia Herzegovina 24 Yes
69 Cristian Spain 32 Yes
67 de Ridder, Daniel Netherlands 31 Yes
71 Hiago Brazil 24 No
77 Ilsinho Brazil 29 Yes
70 Schelotto, Ezequiel Italy 26 Yes
71 Concas, Fabio Italy 28 Yes
70 Oriol, Edu Spain 28 Yes
70 Hammill, Adam England 27 Yes
69 Donnet, Matias Argentina 35 Yes
67 Tejada, Manuel Peru 25 No
66 Arruda, Mathias Uruguay 22 No
70 Guerrero, Gino Peru 22 No
68 Vaz Te, Ricardo Portugal 29 Yes
70 Pennant, Jermaine England 32 Yes
74 Obasi, Chinedu Nigeria 29 No
74 Nelson, Gregory Netherlands 27 Yes
77 Boudjemaa, Damien France 30 Yes
67 Tembo, Fwayo Zambia 26 No
68 Pino, Juan Pablo Colombia 28 No
71 Vlachodimos, Panagiotis Greece 23 Yes
67 Shalaj, Gezim Switzerland 24 Yes
71 Taylor-Fletcher, Gary England 34 Yes
68 Nishi, Norihiro Japan 35 No
67 Cassio Brazil 25 No
71 Chihi, Adil Morocco 27 Yes
73 Santana, Mario Argentina 33 Yes
67 Khiter, Seid France 30 Yes
68 Psaume, Benjamin France 30 Yes
69 Grandin, Elliot France 27 Yes
70 Shamsin, Feiz Lebanon 23 Yes
76 Izmailov, Marat Russia 33 No
68 Rodriguez, Mario Guatemala 33 No
68 Milicevic, Ivan Croatia 27 Yes
79 Amalfitano, Morgan France 30 Yes
66 Okoro, Stanley Nigeria 22 No
71 Arizmendi, Javier Spain 31 Yes

FM16 free agents attacking midfielders center

Central Attacking Midfielders (31)

R Name Nation Age EU
73 Ndi, Daniel Cameroon 20 No
72 de Souza, Diego Uruguay 31 No
70 Leo Lisboa Brazil 21 No
66 Dernis, Geoffrey France 34 Yes
68 Velasco, Gabriel Mexico 29 No
82 Ronaldinho Gaucho Brazil 35 Yes
74 Martens, Maarten Belgium 31 Yes
72 Ziani, Karim Algeria 33 Yes
69 Overtoom, Willie Cameroon 29 Yes
69 Danilo Brazil 30 No
71 Marcinho Brazil 31 No
69 Lizarazo, Carlos Colombia 24 No
73 Marcio Richardes Brazil 33 No
70 Juan Carlos Spain 24 Yes
77 Marinelli, Carlos Argentina 33 Yes
67 Branquinho Brazil 32 No
74 Yelen, Zafer Turkey 29 Yes
74 Lincoln Brazil 36 No
72 Cossu, Andrea Italy 35 Yes
69 Vukic, Zvonimir Serbia 36 Yes
68 Morais Brazil 31 No
68 Toski, Faton Germany 28 Yes
70 Cangele, Franco Argentina 31 No
69 Yaisien, Abdallah France 20 Yes
71 McFadden, James Scotland 32 Yes
67 Tiago Terroso Portugal 27 Yes
66 Ruben Ribeiro Portugal 28 Yes
79 Alvarez, Ricky Argentina 27 Yes
72 Ozturk, Sezer Turkey 29 Yes
67 Angeli, Arnor Belgium 24 Yes
66 Paonessa, Gabriele Italy 28 Yes

manager 2016 free agents strikers

Strikers (67)

R Name Nation Age EU
69 Alferez, Hebert Mexico 27 No
67 Jabbari, Wajdi Tunisia 24 No
68 Szabo, Lukas Slovakia 22 Yes
72 Salpingidis, Dimitris Greece 34 Yes
69 Martinez, Brayan Mexico 25 No
69 Griffiths, Joel Australia 35 No
67 Chabangu, Lerato South Africa 30 No
76 Adebayor, Emmanuel Togo 31 No
70 Cole, Carlton England 31 Yes
71 Montano, Victor Colombia 31 Yes
66 Best, Leon Ireland 28 Yes
70 Cosme, Wilberto Colombia 31 No
73 Ameobi, Shola Nigeria 33 Yes
71 Cisse, Djibril France 34 Yes
70 Sinama-Pongolle, Florent France 30 Yes
71 Tchite, Mohammed Burundi 31 Yes
67 N'For, Ernest Cameroon 29 Yes
70 Martinuccio, Alejandro Argentina 27 Yes
72 Lekic, Dejan Serbia 30 Yes
67 Gandin, Dario Argentina 31 No
71 Ze Carlos Junior Brazil 30 No
68 Wagner Querino Brazil 28 No
66 Landin, Luis Angel Mexico 30 No
71 Kaludjerovic, Andrija Serbia 28 Yes
66 Costly, Carlo Honduras 31 No
73 Cano, German Argentina 27 No
71 Schlaudraff, Jan Germany 32 Yes
81 Del Piero, Alessandro Italy 40 Yes
74 Tsvetkov, Ivan Bulgaria 36 Yes
73 El Hamdaoui, Munir Morocco 31 Yes
68 Cacho, Juan Carlos Mexico 33 No
76 Maierhofer, Stefan Austria 32 Yes
68 Dady Cape Verde 34 Yes
66 Avdic, Denni Sweden 26 Yes
70 Coulibaly, Adamo France 34 Yes
68 Cerda, Emmanuel Mexico 28 No
67 Aygunes, Sahin Turkey 24 No
75 Lassad Tunisia 29 Yes
68 Michel Brazil 29 No
68 Mengolo, Junior Cameroon 22 No
67 Ebinho Brazil 27 No
69 Varney, Luke England 32 Yes
74 Zigic, Nikola Serbia 34 Yes
69 Leonardo Brazil 32 No
69 Asildarov, Shamil Russia 32 No
72 Pedro Oldoni Brazil 29 Yes
66 Ghezzal, Abdelkader Algeria 30 Yes
69 Jones Carioca Brazil 26 No
66 Jovancic, Vladimir Serbia 28 Yes
69 Kofarmata, Bello Nigeria 27 No
68 Imamverdiyev, Cavid Azerbaijan 27 No
66 Kanda, Deo Congo DR 26 No
71 Mudrinski, Ognjen Serbia 23 Yes
69 Karl Max Chad 28 No
73 Forssell, Mikael Finland 34 Yes
71 Niculae, Marius Romania 34 Yes
73 Hubnik, Michal Czech Republic 32 Yes
67 Jelic, Petar Bosnia Herzegovina 28 Yes
75 Colunga, Adrian Spain 30 Yes
71 Aganzo, David Spain 34 Yes
69 Linz, Roland Austria 33 Yes
66 Hoxha, Fabio Albania 22 Yes
70 Yakovenko, Yuri Ukraine 21 Yes
71 Edu Brazil 28 No
69 Fuller, Ricardo Jamaica 35 No
73 Niang, Mamadou Senegal 35 Yes
74 Adriano Brazil 33 No

FAQ

How did you create this list without having access to FM16?

I used information on the internet to determine which active football players are still without contract. Then I checked their attributes on Football Manager 2015 in order to assess the players based on their best role(s) and to decide if they're good enough to make my list. And for those who made it, I assigned them my personal recommendation ratings for your convenience.

I think you missed some players!

I'm counting on your feedback to update this list, so I encourage you to post your suggestions in the comments section below. Thanks!



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Discussion: Football Manager 2016 Best Free Agents

21 comments have been posted so far.

  • majestic's avatar
    Bruno Wilson, 18, Portuguese Ex-Sporting, i think he is available for free, already a valuable member of my Omonoia A.C team, played 2 years in Ch League group stages, now 20 years old. :)
  • Vega Christi's avatar
    how i can increase the player attribute?
  • Stam's avatar
    I've been working on a major update to this list and it should be published before Xmas.

    @ManU-1998: This list was initially created using FM15 data. After my revision (within the next week), Vlaar will get 78 and Dunne 75.
  • ManU-1998's avatar
    How is Richard Dunne better than Ron Vlaar ahahahhahahahaha
  • ruifcp's avatar
    you're right Stam Ronaldinho as indeed left Fluminense...
  • -Mixalis90-'s avatar
    Good job Stam as always. I wonder if someone purchase one of those players can put here an icon with his attributes. It will be more easy for someone to choose a player.
    Just a thought
  • Stam's avatar
    @kenneth11: I considered him a few times, but he really isn't as good as he used to be. I'll reconsider once FM16 Beta is out and see his attributes.
  • kenneth11's avatar
    goalkeeper Sebastien Frey! possibly best free agent GK in fm16
  • Stam's avatar
    @Scross: There's my personal recommendation rating based on FM15 data. What kind of rating would you prefer? I find that CA/PA can be deceiving regarding a player's quality, but I'll consider it. I'm waiting for the FM16 Beta to revise my list :)
  • Scross's avatar
    There should be rating or atleast CA/PA of players.
  • Stam's avatar
    @EK_Ger: Yes, but the data lock for FM16 was on October 8th, which means he should remain a free agent in-game.
  • EK_Ger's avatar
    Carlton Cole signed for Celtic until June 2017 today
  • Stam's avatar
    @Bigpole: Laquait and Robinson are already on the list. I believe Hasagic has retired. Muller is without a club for 2 seasons, but I'll add him. My focus was adding players whose contract expired in 2015.
    For my ratings I consider player attributes based on their best role.
  • Bigpole's avatar
    First of all - Great list, as always. But I have a few questions - How Bikey and Marinelli can be considered as good backup for Premier League Players and have the same rating as for example Urby Emmanuelson who is better than them ? Do you consider only players stats or CA/PA ?

    And just for the record - few GK's are missing like Bertrand Laquait, Heinz Muller, Paul Robinson and Kenan Hasagic.
  • Stam's avatar
    @zzaly8: Thanks for the heads up. It's fixed now :)
  • zzaly8's avatar
    Left back Marek Cech isn't from the Czech republic, but he is from Slovakia
  • Stam's avatar
    @ruifcp: Gourcuff signed for Rennes on 14 September, but he's currently injured (stress fractures underneath the arch of his foot) and expected to return to action in 2016. Ronaldinho had indeed signed for Fluminense in July, but he was released on 29 September.
  • ruifcp's avatar
    hi Stam i didn't saw here yohann gourcouff as i know he was without club i'm not sure if he signed for any club, and Ronaldinho Gaucho as signed for fluminense
  • Stam's avatar
    Just wanted to inform you that I'm updating this list every day to make it even more comprehensive. Started with roughly 320 players and currently exceeding 360, mainly thanks to the feedback I'm receiving on Facebook.

    Please note that players who sign to a club from October 9th onward will remain on the list as free agents because the data lock for FM16 was on October 8th, which means they should be available on a free transfer in-game.

    A big thank you to Sports Interactive for sharing this list on their official social profiles. The reaction has been great, despite the fact that the FM 2016 pre-release beta is almost 3 weeks away.

    P.S. I've lowered the ratings for Ronaldinho (from 84 to 82) and Del Piero (from 86 to 81) in an effort to reflect the natural drop in their performance during this past season. Still elite players, but their increasing lack of stamina will not allow them to play 90' week in and week out. This change affected Del Piero the most because he's much older.
  • Stam's avatar
    @mariogoetze: I would, but he retired this past December.
  • mariogoetze's avatar
    Please add Mike Hanke (Germany / Striker)
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