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Best Free Players in FM 2012

The list of the most notable free agents when starting Football Manager 2012. Updated for 12.2 patch!
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Best Free Players in FM 2012
I'm starting this list to include the most notable free players when starting on Football Manager 2012 as they are spotted by playing FM12.

I've applied some filters on the player search screen to help me pick the best of all players, mainly suited for 2nd division clubs (could be suited for 1st division clubs depending on country).

Released: 9 October 2011
Updated: 9 March 2012 - Patch 12.2 Update

This is a follow up of our FM11 free players article.

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Let's get to the list, sorted by position and recommendation (meaning that the players at the top of each list are recommended more than the ones at the bottom).

Goalkeepers:

Rost, Frank (38)
Elduayen, Federico (34)
Vinicius (27)
Costanzo, Franco (30)
Bosco (36)
Ivankov, Dimitar (35)
Marcos (35)
Lejsal, Martin (28)
Guevara, Enrique (29)
Marcos Leandro (29)
Pouplin, Simon (26)
Hernandez, Joaquin (28)
Michel Alves (30)
Nordfeldt, Kristoffer (22)
Joao Carlos (22)
Bohm, Robert (23)
Zuba, Andre (25)
Fontes, Yai (23)
Vera, German (21)
Briant, Vincent (25)

Defenders Center:

Friedrich, Arne (32)
Asatiani, Malkhaz (29)
Maertens, Birger (31)
Fuentes, Luis (39)
El Karkouri, Talal (34)
Meira, Fernando (33)
Campbell, Sol (36)
Fabricio (30)
Ferrari, Matteo (31)
Fuentes, Fabricio (34)
Ronaldo Angelim (35)
Gnanou, Ibrahim (24)
Djorjevic, Nenad (31)
Espinola, Carlos (35)
Rafael Santos (26)
Loran, Tyrone (30)
Baez, Carlos (29)
Traore, Lamine (28)
Cabrera, Nelson (28)
Luizao (24)
Kalabane, Oumar (30)
Douglas (26)
Alison (27)
Evaldo (28)
Vitor (26)
Enakarhire, Joseph (28)
Liptak, Zoltan (26)
Kavdanski, Martin (24)
Dervite, Dorian (22)
Langkamp, Matthias (27)
Moneke, Obi (27)
Fernando (25)
Bayema, Clement (22)
Wagner (21)
Ze Adriano (25)
Rakhmanov, Artem (20)
Ramon (20)

Defenders / Full-Backs Left:

Cortes, Roberto Carlos (34)
Jorge Ribeiro (29)
Fernandinho (30)
Leandro (32)
Vignal, Gregory (29)
Perez, Rodrigo (37)
Ramos, Marco (28)
Fedoriv, Vitaliy (23)
Sbai, Salaheddine (25)
Fartushnyak, Andriy (22)
Villalobos, Jairo (23)
Tidao (24)
Jorbison (19)

Defenders / Full-Backs Right:

Rodriguez, Martin (26)
Patrick (27)
Parnaby, Stuart (28)
Carlos Diogo (27)
Odiah, Chidi (27)
Pena, Agustin (22)
Rodrigo (25)
Gonzalez, Marcelo (22)

Defensive Midfielders:

Carboni, Ezequiel (32)
Mahamadou Diarra (30)
Gabri (32)
Ndjitap, Geremi (32)
Ricardo Conceicao (26)
Fernando (25)
Elton (27)
Saidou, Alioum (33)
Sergio (34)
Keita, Sidi (26)
Banguero, Jorge (36)
Leandro (26)
Ostolaza, Santiago (23)
Rafael (27)
Paniagua, Miguel (24)
Cesar Santiago (26)
Frezzotti, Alejandro (27)
Baning, Albert (26)
Alceu (27)
Kabous, Abderrahman (28)
Dyulgerov, Nikolay (23)
Ramirez (23)
Douglas Peruibe (25)
Djiba, Dino (25)
Stelvio (22)
Caue (25)

Attacking Midfielders:

Ze Roberto (36)
Guti (34)
Jonatas (28)
Gilberto (35)
Ergic, Ivan (30)
Pires, Robert (37)
Renato (26)
Rafael Ledesma (28)
Cristian (27)
Deyvid Sacconi (24)
Bruno Paulo (21)
Rodrigo Paulista (26)
Giovani Fortunatti (27)
William Amendoim (24)
Junior Timbo (24)
Gonzalez, Renato (24)
Julio Cesar (22)
Medina, Nicolas (29)

Wingers Left:

Pinga (30)
Zezinho (19)
Lopez, Claudio (36)
Maykon (27)
Rivic, Stiven (25)
Vaagan Moen, Petter (27)
Rekish, Dzmitry (22)
Gangioveanu, Constantin (21)
Tulasne, Geoffrey (23)
Bochet, Lilian (20)

Wingers Right:

Malbranque, Steed (31)
Nadal, Xisco (25)
Feidouno, Pascal (30)
Hersi, Youssouf (28)
Kante, Seydou (29)

Strikers:


Pacey
Diane, Amara (28)
Gil (30)
Leandro (26)
Soukouna, Ahmed (21)
Bosnjak, Ivan (31)
Medina, Wilder (30)
Diego Clementino (27)
De Paula (27)
Iddrisu, Abdul Nafiu (25)
Robson (28)
Lucas Gaucho (20)
Allende, Orlando (23)
Leo Papel (24)
Ricardinho (27)
Fagundes dos Santos, Elison (23)
Wellington (19)
Mangolo, Aime (26)
Anjembe, Timothy (23)
Asamoah, Alex (24)
Mauricio Alves (21)
Toshev, Martin (21)

Target
Crespo, Hernan (35)
Corradi, Bernando (35)
Agali, Victor (32)
Olguin, Luciano (29)
Opara, Emeka (26)
Goore, Zeka (27)
Luis (24)
Arthuro (28)
Sigurdsson, Hannes (28)
Kim Seong-Min (24)
Coulibaly, Abou (23)

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Feel free to comment with your findings and I'll make sure to evaluate your suggestions and update this list accordingly.


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31 Comments

Discussion on "Best Free Players in FM 2012"

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grimmjow2002011-10-10 21:35
Doesn't seem to be working for me...I import the shortlist and it brings up all the players in the db :S

Group Stam2011-10-10 13:22
Thanks for spotting a typo, it's fixed now.

elazulreal2011-10-10 10:18
It is written as Mahamadou Diara on the list which should be "Diarra".

Group Stam2011-10-10 09:25
Depending on which quickstart you pick, different players are loaded. I did my research basically using the English quickstart.

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maestrofix2011-10-10 04:59
I just found about 10+/- players when i search for them in the demo.... :(

macdab552011-10-09 20:45
I recommend Robert Pires because I signed him to my Lyon in demo and despite his age he still played quite good.

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