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Football Manager 2018 Best Free Agents

Top 365 most notable free agents when starting Football Manager 2018. Your reference point to finding the best free players in FM18.

By on Oct 29, 2017   97557 views   1 comments
FM 2018 Best Players - Football Manager 2018 Best Free Agents

This is my guide to finding and assessing the best Football Manager 2018 free agents. It applies to top leagues by default, which means that the players you see below will likely have no interest in joining a lower league side. I will work on another list for lower leagues when time allows, so keep checking the site for that in the coming weeks.

Football Manager 2018 quality players without contract

This list includes some of the most notable free agents in Football Manager 2018 who would be willing to join a team from the top divisions; mainly top flight sides or second division ones in certain nations, such as English Championship. So essentially these are the best FM 2018 players available on a free transfer at the beginning of the first season (July 1st, 2017).

Top 365 FM18 free agents are included.

Date of first publication: Oct 29, 2017

This is the successor of my ultimate list of Football Manager 2017 best free agents. I will be revising this list often as I gather more data from my test saves and of course based on your feedback in the comments down below.

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+ world-class player
78-80 great player for Premier League
75-77 solid backup for Premier League
72-74 top player for Championship
69-71 top player for League One

R Name Age Position Int Nat
73 Gottardi 31 GK 0 Brazil
70 Given, Shay 41 GK 134 Ireland
72 Ventura 29 GK 0 Portugal
71 Santiago, Óscar 26 GK 0 Spain
70 Miño, Rubén 28 GK 0 Spain
71 Luan Polli 24 GK 0 Brazil
71 Quintana, Aldair 22 GK 0 Colombia
70 Zé Guilherme 21 GK 0 Brazil
70 Pasotti, Alessandro 21 GK 0 Italy
70 Gutiérrez, Israel 23 GK 0 Ecuador
70 Renan 24 GK 0 Brazil
70 Nicoletti, Dilan 23 GK 0 Mexico
70 Castaño, Santiago 22 GK 0 United States
70 Brammen, Jonas 19 GK 0 Germany
76 Spahic, Emir 36 SW, D C 93 Bosnia Herzegovina
71 Guilherme Andrade 28 D R, DM 0 Brazil
70 Moloi, Thabo 23 D R 0 South Africa
71 Boenisch, Sebastian 30 D RLC 14 Poland
76 Wasilewski, Marcin 37 D RC 60 Poland
76 Sagna, Bacary 34 D RC 65 France
70 Cendrós, Pau 30 D RC 0 Spain
70 Vidrio, Néstor 28 D RC 0 Mexico
70 Torbinskiy, Dmitry 33 D L, AM RLC 30 Russia
70 Rodríguez, Diego 30 D L 0 Uruguay
71 Chávez, Darvin 27 D L 3 Mexico
75 Fuentes, Juan 27 D LC 0 Spain
72 Belaïd, Aymen 28 D LC 2 Tunisia
70 Rodnei 31 D LC 0 Brazil
70 Marange, Florian 31 D LC 0 France
71 Escalante, Dionicio 27 D LC 0 Mexico
71 Renato Santos 30 D LC 0 Brazil
71 Ábrego, Joshua 30 D LC 0 Mexico
70 Diego Sacoman 30 D LC 0 Brazil
74 Domínguez, Sebastián 36 D C 7 Argentina
74 Latka, Martin 32 D C 1 Czech Republic
74 Eleílson 32 D C 0 Brazil
73 Basa, Marko 34 D C 38 Montenegro
72 Mosquera, Aquivaldo 36 D C 29 Colombia
72 Lúcio 39 D C 105 Brazil
74 Kirchhoff, Jan 26 D C, DM 0 Germany
72 Madlung, Alexander 34 D C 2 Germany
72 Lescott, Joleon 34 D C 26 England
71 Diarra, Alou 35 D C, DM 44 France
73 Belkalem, Essaid 28 D C 19 Algeria
72 El Kaoutari, Abdelhamid 27 D C 11 Morocco
70 Tavlaridis, Stathis 37 D C 3 Greece
73 Rafael Donato 28 D C 0 Brazil
73 Mongongu, Cédric 28 D C 39 DR Congo
73 Bassong, Sébastien 30 D C 18 Cameroon
70 Rotpuller, Lukas 26 D C 0 Austria
73 Ekstrand, Joel 28 D C 2 Sweden
70 Ícaro 28 D C 0 Brazil
71 Viera 30 D C 6 Ivory Coast
70 Wellington 28 D C 0 Brazil
70 Edson 29 D C 0 Brazil
70 Gabriel Valongo 30 D C 0 Brazil
73 Bikana, Vincent 25 D C 0 Cameroon
71 Lartey, Lawrence 23 D C 2 Ghana
73 Silas 21 D C 0 Brazil
71 Boldenkov, Valeriy 22 D C 0 Ukraine
74 Friedenlieb, Richard 20 D C 0 Paraguay
70 Kuznetsov, Artur 22 D C 0 Ukraine
70 Mancilla, Omar 22 D C 0 Colombia
70 Iashvili, Davit 24 D C 0 Ukraine
70 Eren, Fatih 22 D C 0 Turkey
71 Eboué, Emmanuel 34 D/WB/M R 79 Ivory Coast
71 Chávez, Rogelio 32 D/WB R 1 Mexico
71 Castillo, Luis 26 D/WB R 0 Argentina
71 Valencia, Carlos 28 D/WB R 0 Colombia
70 Zambelli, Marco 31 D/WB/M R 0 Italy
72 Gabriel 29 D/WB R 0 Brazil
73 Felipe Mattioni 28 D/WB/M R 0 Brazil
72 Cicinho 30 D/WB R 0 Brazil
72 Cissako, Yarouba 22 D/WB R 0 France
70 Pineda, Onay 28 D/WB R 0 Mexico
70 Zivkovic, Pavo 26 D/WB R 0 Bosnia Herzegovina
71 João Felipe 25 D/WB R 0 Brazil
72 Ghizzardi, Filippo 20 D/WB R 0 Italy
73 Sílvio 29 D/WB RL 8 Portugal
71 Isidoro 30 D/WB RL 0 Spain
76 Trémoulinas, Benoît 31 D/WB L 5 France
71 Garrido, Javi 32 D/WB L 0 Spain
70 Signorino, Franck 35 D/WB L 0 France
71 Paredes, William 31 D/WB L 1 Mexico
70 Arias, Mauricio 32 D/WB/M L 1 Chile
70 Aliji, Naser 23 D/WB/AM L 9 Albania
71 Diogo 27 D/WB/M L 0 Brazil
73 De Ceglie, Paolo 30 D/WB/M L 0 Italy
71 Caballero, Martín 26 D/WB/M L 0 Uruguay
70 Palmieri, Julian 30 D/WB L, AM RLC 0 France
70 Achenteh, Rochdi 29 D/WB L, DM, M L 3 Morocco
70 Díaz, Juan Manuel 29 D/WB L 0 Uruguay
71 Nivaldo 28 D/WB/AM L 23 Cape Verde
70 Putrash, Yuriy 27 D/WB L 0 Ukraine
70 Sammartino, Massimo 21 D/WB L 0 Italy
71 Song Ju-Han 24 D/WB L 0 South Korea
70 Matheus Pranke 22 D/WB L, AM LC 0 Brazil
71 Triviño, Jonathan 21 D/WB L 0 Ecuador
75 Barton, Joey 34 DM 1 England
74 Keita, Seydou 37 DM 96 Mali
73 Flamini, Mathieu 33 DM 3 France
73 Castaño, Diego 38 DM 0 Argentina
73 N'Daw, Guirane 33 DM 44 Senegal
72 Nekounam, Javad 36 DM 151 Iran
72 Obbadi, Mounir 34 DM 21 Morocco
73 Zokora, Didier 36 DM 118 Ivory Coast
74 Mulumbu, Youssouf 30 DM 39 DR Congo
71 Gonzáles Vigil, Juan Diego 32 DM 1 Peru
72 Khuboni, Thanduyise 31 DM 21 South Africa
76 Denílson 29 DM 0 Brazil
70 N'Goyi, Granddi 29 DM 1 DR Congo
73 Digard, Didier 30 DM 0 France
74 Crosas, Marc 29 DM 0 Spain
71 Saihi, Jamel 30 DM 19 Tunisia
75 Daushvili, Murtaz 28 DM 29 Georgia
71 Enoh, Eyong 31 DM 54 Cameroon
71 Weis, Tobias 31 DM 1 Germany
71 Torres, Xavi 30 DM 0 Spain
70 Makos, Grigoris 30 DM 13 Greece
70 Banguero, Danovis 27 DM, M LC 0 Colombia
70 Prepelita, Andrei 31 DM 14 Romania
71 Hernández, Jorge 29 DM 3 Mexico
70 Augusto 24 DM 0 Brazil
72 Recife 22 DM 0 Brazil
72 Ramirez 29 DM 0 Brazil
72 Haruna, Lukman 26 DM, AM C 8 Nigeria
72 Kankava, Jaba 31 DM 65 Georgia
73 Gorobsov, Nicolas 27 DM 0 Argentina
71 Zé Mário 25 DM 0 Brazil
71 Gartner, Christian 23 DM, AM C 0 Austria
72 Johnnattan 28 DM 0 Brazil
72 Rafinha 23 DM 0 Brazil
71 Amaral 29 DM 0 Brazil
70 Camara, Pape Abdou 25 DM 0 Senegal
71 Faty, Papy 26 DM 19 Burundi
72 Yahaya, Seidu 27 DM 0 Ghana
70 Pelé 29 DM 0 Portugal
72 Bruno Renan 26 DM 0 Brazil
71 Jackson 26 DM 0 Brazil
72 Fábio Braga 24 DM 0 Portugal
70 Hervás, Javi 28 DM 0 Spain
70 Gabriel Soares 24 DM 0 Brazil
70 Konaté, Makan 26 DM, AM C 0 Mali
70 Ozarkiv, Igor 25 DM 0 Ukraine
74 Minotti, Nadir 25 DM 0 Italy
71 Bruno Dybal 23 DM 0 Brazil
70 Paterno, Nicolás 22 DM, AM C 0 Argentina
70 Camara, Alpha 22 DM 0 Guinea
71 Bobko, Ivan 26 DM, AM LC 0 Ukraine
71 Jéferson 22 DM 0 Brazil
70 Houri, Lyes 21 DM 0 France
70 Mani, Sapol 26 DM, M RC 10 Togo
73 Matheus Batista 22 DM 0 Brazil
73 Vachiberadze, Beka 21 DM 0 Ukraine
72 Pane, Giorgio 19 DM 0 Italy
72 Lämmel, Lukas 19 DM 0 Germany
71 Joss, Didiba 19 M RLC 0 Cameroon
70 Rivero, Diego 35 M RC 0 Argentina
73 Traoré, Abdou 29 M RC 37 Mali
70 Díaz, Leandro 31 M RC 0 Argentina
70 Wagner Carioca 30 M RC 0 Brazil
71 Al-Mohemed, Saleh 24 M L 0 Saudi Arabia
75 Davies, Mark 29 M C 0 England
70 Dimitrijevic, Milos 33 M C 0 Serbia
71 Benedicic, Zan 21 M C 0 Slovenia
76 Saif Salman 24 M C 25 Iraq
71 Enguene, Lionel 21 M C 0 Cameroon
71 Qeros, Frenci 18 M C 0 Albania
70 Negri, Oscar 34 AM R 0 Argentina
70 Zurdo, Aníbal 34 AM R, ST 0 Spain
71 Karanovic, Goran 29 AM R, ST 0 Switzerland
70 Rondón 31 AM R, ST 13 Venezuela
74 Esqueda, Enrique 29 AM R, ST 8 Mexico
70 Guisao, Wilder 25 AM RL, ST 0 Colombia
72 Emmanuel, Sani 24 AM R, ST 0 Nigeria
70 Anderson Lessa 27 AM R, ST 0 Brazil
71 Yago 23 AM RL, ST 0 Brazil
71 Diney 26 AM R 0 Brazil
72 Seanego, Maselaelo 23 AM R 0 South Africa
71 Galeano, Sergio 20 AM R, ST 0 Colombia
75 Dejagah, Ashkan 30 AM RL 39 Iran
73 Targamadze, Davit 27 AM RL 20 Georgia
73 Ebert, Patrick 30 AM RL 0 Germany
71 Berger, Tomas 31 AM RL 0 Czech Republic
70 Vicente 30 AM RL 0 Spain
70 Beister, Maximilian 26 AM RL 0 Germany
71 Ntambani, Bryan 18 AM RL 0 France
71 D'Arcangelo, Agustín 23 AM RL 0 Argentina
74 Reyes, José Antonio 33 AM RLC 22 Spain
71 Duda 37 AM RLC 18 Portugal
71 Diamanti, Alessandro 34 AM RLC 17 Italy
70 Hleb, Alexandr 36 AM RLC 77 Belarus
72 Luna, Jorge 30 AM RLC 0 Argentina
70 Renna 30 AM RLC 0 Brazil
71 Sergio 24 AM RLC 0 Spain
70 José Carlos 29 AM RLC 0 Spain
74 Trovento, Emiliano 22 AM RLC 0 Argentina
72 Ezequiel 26 AM RLC 0 Spain
74 Jennings, Dale 24 AM RLC 0 England
71 Otálvaro, Harrison 31 AM RC 1 Colombia
73 Traoré, Kalilou 29 AM RC 16 Mali
71 Song Jin-Hyung 29 AM RC 0 South Korea
70 Renan Donizete 21 AM RC 0 Brazil
75 Capel, Diego 29 AM L 2 Spain
70 Gamboa, Ludovic 31 AM L 0 France
70 de Pena, Carlos 25 AM L 0 Uruguay
70 Aparicio, Eric 27 AM L, ST 0 Argentina
73 Guilherme Queiróz 27 AM L, ST 0 Brazil
70 Flores, Felipe 30 AM L, ST 2 Chile
70 Mashaba, Mzikayise 28 AM L 5 South Africa
73 Gabriel Morbeck 19 AM L, ST 0 Brazil
70 McLean, Scott 19 AM L 0 Scotland
71 Liu Wenxi 22 AM L, ST 0 China
76 Vucinic, Mirko 33 AM LC, F C 46 Montenegro
72 Mauri, Stefano 37 AM LC 11 Italy
71 Boutahar, Saïd 34 AM LC 0 Netherlands
71 Commons, Kris 33 AM LC 12 Scotland
77 Hadzic, Eldin 25 AM LC 0 Bosnia Herzegovina
72 Zambrano, Rody 24 AM LC 0 Ecuador
70 Yakovenko, Olexandr 30 AM LC 1 Ukraine
71 Mauri 24 AM LC 0 Brazil
72 Mistretta, Domenico 20 AM LC, F C 0 Italy
73 Diaby, Abou 31 AM C 16 France
70 Gracián, Leandro 34 AM C 0 Argentina
77 Bezus, Roman 26 AM C 19 Ukraine
71 Ndi, Daniel 21 AM C 5 Cameroon
70 Muñoz, José 23 AM C 0 Colombia
70 Yelen, Zafer 30 AM C 0 Turkey
71 Fabinho 22 AM C 0 Portugal
70 Zaldivar, Matias 21 AM C 0 Argentina
70 Rafael Gava 24 AM C 0 Brazil
73 Isa, Sheriff 26 AM C 0 Nigeria
70 Mário Lúcio 27 AM C 0 Brazil
70 Santa, Felipe 22 AM C 0 Colombia
70 Sadikovic, Damir 22 AM C 0 Bosnia Herzegovina
72 Geraldo 23 AM C 0 Brazil
70 Batyushyn, Yuriy 24 AM C 0 Ukraine
71 Franco, André 19 AM C 0 Portugal
70 Zhegrova, Edon 18 AM C 0 Albania
71 Mamutov, Ruslan 23 AM C 0 Ukraine
70 Usman, Mohammed 23 AM C 4 Nigeria
70 Deramond, Fabián 23 AM C 0 Chile
71 Gabriel Louzada 21 AM C 0 Brazil
72 Igor 24 AM C 0 Brazil
70 Pará 20 AM C 0 Brazil
71 Pedro Pires 21 AM C 0 Brazil
72 Nazareno, Francisco 23 AM C 0 Ecuador
71 Ganke, Audrey 18 AM C 0 Togo
72 Forlán, Diego 38 AM/F C 112 Uruguay
70 Júlio Baptista 35 AM/F C 42 Brazil
71 Assis 29 AM/F C 0 Brazil
72 Anderson Aquino 30 AM/F C 0 Brazil
73 Fofo 27 AM/F C 0 Spain
72 Koné, Zoumana 25 AM/F C 0 Ivory Coast
72 Ongenda, Hervin 22 AM/F C 0 France
71 Kaio 29 AM/F C 0 Brazil
70 Ruíz, Vihanney 29 AM/F C 0 Mexico
70 Renan Silva 28 AM/F C 0 Brazil
70 Daniel Lemos 27 AM/F C 0 Brazil
72 Ochoa, Pablo 25 AM/F C 0 Ecuador
74 Villalba, Favio 19 AM/F C 0 Paraguay
72 Pronichev, Maximilian 19 AM/F C 0 Russia
70 Sotto, Cristhian 25 AM/F C 0 Paraguay
71 Mosquera, Iván 22 AM/F C 0 Colombia
79 Diego 19 AM/F C 0 Spain
79 Chuma 20 AM/F C 0 Spain
70 Garcés, Juan Pablo 19 AM/F C 0 Colombia
76 Nieto, Federico 33 ST 0 Argentina
79 Rossi, Giuseppe 30 ST 30 Italy
75 Nanni, Roberto 35 ST 0 Argentina
75 Boymans, Ruud 28 ST 0 Netherlands
73 Solari, Esteban 37 ST 0 Argentina
78 Welliton 30 ST 0 Brazil
73 Alonso, Iván 38 ST 0 Uruguay
75 Bozhinov, Valeri 31 ST 43 Bulgaria
73 Holt, Grant 36 ST 0 England
73 Sanogo, Boubacar 34 ST 21 Ivory Coast
72 Bianchi, Rolando 34 ST 0 Italy
72 Obina 34 ST 0 Brazil
72 Chamakh, Marouane 33 ST 64 Morocco
72 Amauri 37 ST 1 Italy
72 Wila, Armando 32 ST 1 Ecuador
74 Skutka, David 29 ST 0 Slovakia
71 Igor 37 ST 0 Brazil
71 Traoré, Dramane 35 ST 29 Mali
71 Farías, Ernesto 37 ST 1 Argentina
71 Kapetanos, Pantelis 34 ST 4 Greece
72 Brown, Chris 32 ST 0 England
71 Paulse, Nathan 35 ST 1 South Africa
71 Aliadière, Jérémie 34 ST 0 France
74 Hamedallah, Abderrazak 26 ST 14 Morocco
71 Temwanjera, Mike 35 ST 3 Zimbabwe
70 Leandro Kivel 34 ST 0 Brazil
70 Fauré, Cédric 38 ST 0 France
71 Regales, Romero 30 ST 1 Curacao
70 Campos, Pablo 33 ST 0 Brazil
70 Caruso, Leandro 35 ST 0 Argentina
70 Montaño, Víctor 33 ST 1 Colombia
70 Welcome, Georgie 32 ST 31 Honduras
70 Corr, Barry 32 ST 0 Ireland
71 Pedro Oldoni 31 ST 0 Brazil
73 Diogo Campos 26 ST 0 Brazil
72 Beto 30 ST 0 Brazil
70 Mitsanski, Iliyan 31 ST 15 Bulgaria
72 Klesnil, Zdenek 30 ST 0 Czech Republic
71 Fryatt, Matty 31 ST 0 England
73 Tamuz, Toto 29 ST 10 Israel
74 N'Gog, David 28 ST 0 France
71 Badji, Badara 23 ST 0 Senegal
73 Reis 28 ST 0 Brazil
70 Pugh, Lucas 23 ST 0 Argentina
70 Sherrod, Mark 26 ST 0 United States
70 Miller, Ishmael 30 ST 0 England
71 Coulibaly, Souleymane 22 ST 0 Ivory Coast
70 Betinho 30 ST 0 Brazil
72 Bruno Lopes 22 ST 0 Brazil
70 Best, Leon 30 ST 7 Ireland
72 Charquero, Jonathan 28 ST 0 Uruguay
73 López, Jonathan 28 ST 0 Argentina
70 Léo Paoli 22 ST 0 Brazil
70 Malaquias 30 ST 0 Brazil
70 Bienvenu, Henri 28 ST 3 Cameroon
72 Jara, Matías 29 ST 0 Argentina
72 Shahbazzadeh, Sajjad 27 ST 0 Iran
71 Carreño, Abraham 29 ST 0 Mexico
70 Nava, Raúl 26 ST 0 Mexico
70 Biton, Dudu 29 ST 0 Israel
71 Vitor Xavier 23 ST 0 Brazil
70 Bruno Furlan 24 ST 0 Brazil
70 Gómez, Johan 23 ST 0 Colombia
71 Nicchiarelli, Lucas 20 ST 0 Argentina
70 Patrick 26 ST 0 Brazil
74 Rafael Castro 25 ST 0 Brazil
70 Anjembe, Timothy 29 ST 0 Nigeria
71 Mohannad Abdul Raheem 23 ST 26 Iraq
72 Demelchori, Leonel 22 ST 0 Argentina
71 Netto Imperador 25 ST 0 Brazil
71 Bermúdez, Brayan 21 ST 0 Colombia
74 Flávio 20 ST 0 Brazil
70 Jeorge 25 ST 0 Brazil
70 Kemajou Dimabi, Junior 21 ST 0 Cameroon
70 Servín, Raúl 26 ST 0 Mexico
70 Bunjaki, Enis 19 ST 0 Germany
70 Salas, Patricio 28 ST 0 Chile
70 Gryshyn, Valeriy 23 ST 0 Ukraine
73 Douglas 21 ST 0 Brazil
71 Marcus Vinícius 27 ST 0 Brazil
71 Lukanov, Dmytro 22 ST 0 Ukraine
70 Vínicius 25 ST 0 Brazil
71 Fábio 20 ST 0 Brazil
71 Assuério 24 ST 0 Brazil
71 Feliphe 25 ST 0 Brazil
70 João Gabriel 21 ST 0 Brazil
74 Mardikian, Mardik 25 ST 10 Syria
70 Angulo, Edison 27 ST 0 Colombia
72 Batioja, Luis 23 ST 0 Ecuador
71 Hristov, Martin 20 ST 0 FYR Macedonia
70 López, Francisco 21 ST 0 Argentina
70 Arancibia, Eduardo 23 ST 0 Chile
70 Tino 20 ST 0 Angola
74 Gaydu, Thomas 18 ST 0 Guadeloupe
71 Cerda, Adrian 19 ST 0 Peru
70 Freire, Manu 20 ST 0 Spain
71 Luna, Flavio 20 ST 0 Argentina
70 Youngs, Tom 22 ST 0 England
70 Simões, André 18 ST 0 Portugal

FAQ

I can't find all players of this list on my savegame. Why?

I loaded all players (340k+) in-game to produce this list of FM18 free players. Your savegame probably has less players loaded.

Where is the downloadable shortlist to import in-game?

In recent years I would not share a downloadable shortlist because people would steal them and post on other sites without my consent. However, I will release a few shortlists with my favorite players.



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