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Football Manager 2019 Best Free Players

Best free agents when starting Football Manager 2019. Your reference point to finding the top free transfers in FM19. Preliminary list. Last updated: October 12th, 2018.

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FM 2019 Best Players - Football Manager 2019 Best Free Players

Welcome to the preliminary list of Football Manager 2019 best free agents by FMSCOUT.com. It's currently preliminary because FM19 is not yet available. I've used FMTransferUpdate.com as my main reference for making this list possible.

This is my guide to finding and assessing the top Football Manager 2019 free transfers. 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 intend to work on another list for lower leagues when time allows.

Football Manager 2019 quality players without contract

This list includes some of the most notable free agents in Football Manager 2019 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 2019 players available on a free transfer at the beginning of the first season (July 1st, 2018).

Up to 350 top FM19 free agents are included.

Date of first publication: Aug 9, 2018
Last Updated: 12 October 2018

This is the successor of my ultimate list of Football Manager 2018 best free agents. I will be revising this list often as I gather more data from FMTU and of course based on your feedback in the comments down below.

This list will come in handy even for FM 2018. Why? If you grab the latest summer 2018 transfer update for Football Manager 2018 and start a new save with it.

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.

Please note I haven't organized this list of players by position. I've ordered them by their FM18 current ability, from highest to lowest.

Name Nat Age Position
Samir Nasri FRA 31 AM RLC
Dimitar Berbatov BUL 37 AM/F C
Jérémy Toulalan FRA 34 D C, DM
Benoît Trémoulinas FRA 32 D/WB L
Pablo Batalla ARG 34 AM C
Diego Cavalieri BRA 35 GK
Miguel Veloso POR 32 DM
Ruslan Rotan UKR 36 DM, AM C
Serdar Tasçi GER 31 D C
Nilmar BRA 33 ST
Dennis Diekmeier GER 28 D/WB/AM R
Nicolás Burdisso ARG 37 D C
Eugen Polanski POL 32 DM
Javi Varas ESP 35 GK
Cédric Carrasso FRA 36 GK
Wanderley BRA 29 ST
Emmanuel Emenike NGA 31 ST
Philipp Wollscheid GER 29 D C
Eliseu POR 34 D/WB L
Mbark Boussoufa MAR 33 AM RLC
Michel BRA 28 D/WB R
Jan Kirchhoff GER 27 D C, DM
Denílson BRA 30 DM
Didier Zokora CIV 37 DM
Juan Manuel Martínez ARG 32 AM LC
Robbie Keane IRL 37 ST
Roberto Trashorras ESP 37 M C
Andreas Ivanschitz AUT 34 AM LC
Alexander Meier GER 35 AM/F C
Rodrigo BRA 37 D C
Pavel Mamaev RUS 29 AM RLC
Didier Ndong GAB 24 M RC
Damián Escudero ARG 31 AM LC
Gervasio Núñez ARG 30 AM LC
Fidel Martínez ECU 28 AM LC, F C
Papy Djilobodji SEN 29 D C
Emerson Silva BRA 35 SW, D C
Bostjan Cesar SVN 35 D C
Hamit Altintop TUR 35 DM
Oscar Ustari ARG 31 GK
Kader Mangane SEN 35 D C
Patrice Evra FRA 37 D/WB L
Mathieu Flamini FRA 34 DM
Stefan Stangl AUT 26 D/WB L
Prejuce Nakoulma BFA 31 AM RL, ST
Marco Storari ITA 41 GK
Juan BRA 36 D/WB L, AM LC
Éderson BRA 32 AM RLC
Fernando Navarro ESP 36 D LC
Alberto Aquilani ITA 33 M C
Benoît Assou-Ekotto CMR 34 D/WB L
Welliton BRA 31 ST
James Collins WAL 34 D C
Abou Diaby FRA 32 AM C
Túlio de Melo BRA 33 ST
Carlos Valencia COL 29 D/WB R
Giovanni BRA 31 GK
Henrique POR 31 D C
Diego Polenta URU 26 D LC
José Angulo ECU 23 AM/F C
Aquivaldo Mosquera COL 37 D C
Robert Huth GER 33 D C
Mauricio Pinilla CHI 34 ST
Vincent Enyeama NGA 35 GK
Jesús Eduardo Zavala MEX 30 DM
Dennis Oliech KEN 33 AM R, ST
Luiz Henrique BRA 36 AM/F C
Daniel Pavlovic BIH 30 D/WB/M L
Wilder Guisao COL 26 AM RL, ST
Vladimir Gabulov RUS 34 GK
Sergio Mora ESP 38 M C
Yann Jouffre FRA 33 AM RC
Marquinho BRA 31 WB L, AM LC
Carlinhos BRA 31 D/WB/AM L
Glen Johnson ENG 33 D/WB R
Giuseppe Rossi ITA 31 ST
Victor Ramos BRA 29 D C
Armando Wila ECU 33 ST
Mandi ESP 29 D C, DM
Michel Morganella SUI 29 D/WB RL, M R
Christian Suárez ECU 33 AM L, ST
Elkin Soto COL 37 DM
Rafael Marques BRA 34 D C
Oleg Kuzmin RUS 37 D R
Iván Alonso URU 39 ST
Alejandro Domínguez ARG 37 AM C
Diego Herner ARG 34 D C
Federico Nieto ARG 34 ST
Victor Anichebe NGA 30 AM L, ST
Cirilo Saucedo MEX 36 GK
Lucas Silva BRA 33 AM RC
Ceará BRA 38 D/WB R
Dusan Svento SVK 32 D/WB/AM L
Morgan Amalfitano FRA 33 AM RC
Omar ESP 30 AM RL
Isaac Cuenca ESP 27 AM RLC
Marat Izmailov RUS 35 AM RC
Florian Marange FRA 32 D LC
Federico Crivelli ARG 36 GK
Emiliano Armenteros ARG 32 AM LC
Gustavo Colman ARG 33 M C
Victor Obinna NGA 31 AM L, ST
Yulián Anchico COL 34 WB R, AM RC
Miso Brecko SVN 34 D/WB R
Aleandro Rosi ITA 31 D/WB/M R
Henri Bedimo CMR 34 D/WB L
Jamel Saihi TUN 31 DM
Danny Morais BRA 33 D C
Gottardi BRA 32 GK
Leandro Marín ARG 26 D RC
Mehrdad Pouladi IRN 31 D L, DM, AM L
Lacina Traoré CIV 28 ST
Florentin Pogba GUI 27 D LC
Luis Páez COL 31 ST
Danovis Banguero COL 28 DM, M LC
Rachid Ait-Atmane ALG 25 M C
Márcio BRA 37 GK
Edu BRA 36 AM L, ST
Sabri Sarıoğlu TUR 33 D/WB/M R
Panagiotis Kone GRE 30 AM C
Norberto Araujo ECU 39 D C
Jonathan Fabbro PAR 36 AM LC
Sebastián Leto ARG 31 ST
Jesús Gámez ESP 33 D/WB RL
Roberto Lago ESP 32 D/WB L
Miguel Morales MEX 33 D C, DM
Sejad Salihovic BIH 33 AM LC
Rafael Miranda BRA 33 DM
Jairo Palomino COL 29 WB R, DM
Fabián Monzón ARG 31 D/WB/M L
Damián Lizio BOL 29 AM LC
Mariano Echeverría ARG 37 D C
Paulo Henrique BRA 29 AM RL, ST
Léonard Kweuke CMR 30 ST
Hrvoje Milic CRO 29 D/WB/M L
Assane Gnoukouri CIV 21 DM
Giorgi Loria GEO 32 GK
Kim Ju-Young KOR 29 D C
Volkan Şen TUR 30 AM RL
Cristóbal Jorquera CHI 29 AM C
Davit Targamadze GEO 28 AM RL
Renato Cajá BRA 33 AM LC
Pablo Aguilar ARG 33 D/WB/M R
Danilinho BRA 31 AM LC, F C
Joleon Lescott ENG 35 D C
Russell Martin SCO 32 D RC
Luis Delgado COL 37 GK
Marko Basa MNE 35 D C
Mike Temwanjera ZIM 36 ST
Manu Herrera ESP 36 GK
Christopher Samba CGO 34 D C
Harrison Otálvaro COL 32 AM RC
José Luis Chávez BOL 34 DM, M RC
Jonas BRA 31 D/WB R
Kevin Itabel ARG 24 AM RL
Nahuel Zárate ARG 25 D/WB L
Wellington Silva BRA 30 D/WB R
Liban Abdi NOR 29 AM RL
Sebastian Boenisch POL 31 D RLC
Édgar Andrade MEX 30 M C
Ventura POR 30 GK
Pedro Moreira POR 29 DM
Marc Crosas ESP 30 DM
Javi Jiménez ESP 31 GK
Javier Patiño PHI 30 ST
Jhony Cano COL 28 AM/F C
Isaac Arias COL 27 ST
Santiago Silva URU 27 ST
Artur Moraes BRA 37 GK
Obina BRA 35 ST
Przemyslaw Tyton POL 31 GK
Hassan Yebda ALG 34 DM
Daniel Ludueña ARG 35 AM LC
Felipe Santana BRA 32 D C
Jérémie Aliadière FRA 35 ST
Martín Arzuaga COL 36 ST
Luis Martínez COL 35 GK
Erick Delgado PER 36 GK
Papa Guèye SEN 34 D C
Guillermo Rodríguez URU 34 D C
José María Cárdenas MEX 33 WB/AM L
Dragan Mrdja SRB 34 ST
Issa Cissokho SEN 33 D/WB RL, M R
Markus Steinhöfer GER 32 D/WB/AM R
Kalilou Traoré MLI 30 AM RC
Idrissa Coulibaly MLI 30 D RC, DM
Jonathan Zongo BFA 29 AM RL, ST
Lukas Rotpuller AUT 27 D C
Paulinho BRA 30 AM RL, ST
Gegê BRA 24 AM LC
Aleksandar Tonev BUL 28 AM RL
Benjamin Angoua CIV 31 D RC
Daniel Ndi CMR 22 AM C
Oswaldo Henríquez COL 28 D C
Stefan Lex GER 28 AM RL
Kenwyne Jones TRI 33 ST
Franco Brienza ITA 39 AM RLC
Charles Itandje CMR 35 GK
Benoît Cheyrou FRA 37 DM
Michael Essien GHA 35 DM
Walter Serrano ARG 31 M RC
Javier Carpio ESP 34 D/WB/M R
Élton BRA 32 ST
Damián Álvarez MEX 39 AM L
Marcos González CHI 38 SW, D C
Felipe Núñez CHI 39 GK
Efraín Viáfara COL 37 ST
José Gonçalves POR 32 D LC
Boukary Dramé SEN 32 D/WB/M L
Sébastien Bassong CMR 31 D C
Dramane Traoré MLI 36 ST
John Jairo Montaño COL 34 D/WB L, DM
Paulinho BRA 32 ST
Wajdi Bouazzi TUN 32 WB R, AM RL
Jonathan Ferrari ARG 31 D C
Raúl Iberbia ARG 28 D/WB/M L
Dráusio BRA 26 D C, DM
Amaral BRA 30 DM
Flavio Santos MEX 31 AM R, ST
Luis Sierra COL 30 DM
John Valencia COL 36 DM
Faber Cañaveral COL 29 DM, M RC
Luis Calderón COL 28 D C
Juan Leyton COL 27 GK
Jules Iloki FRA 26 AM RL
Ard van Peppen NED 33 D/WB RL
Chris Baird NIR 36 D RC, DM
Lionard Pajoy COL 37 AM R, ST
Miguel Solís COL 35 GK
Igor Khudobyak UKR 33 DM, AM RC, F C
Severo Meza MEX 31 D RC, DM
Tsepo Masilela RSA 33 D/WB L
Martín Zapata ARG 38 DM, M RLC
Johny Placide HAI 30 GK
Modibo Maïga MLI 30 AM L, ST
Carlos Orejuela PER 38 ST
Carlos Valdés COL 33 D C
Víctor Zapata COL 32 AM/F C
Philipp Zulechner AUT 28 AM L, ST
Rafael Coelho BRA 30 AM R, ST
Willians BRA 32 DM
Agenor BRA 28 GK
Eisner Loboa COL 31 AM R
Alonso Acosta COL 29 D RC
Jherson Córdoba COL 30 DM, AM C
Yorley Mena COL 26 ST
John Méndez COL 32 AM RLC
Fáider Burbano COL 26 AM C
Juan Ignacio Sills ARG 31 D RLC, DM
Carlos Quintero ECU 35 ST
Marcel Titsch-Rivero GER 28 DM, M LC
Louis Samson GER 22 D C, DM
Elvis Bone ECU 35 D C
Eduardo Martini BRA 39 GK
Andrés Orozco COL 39 D C
Felipe Chará COL 37 DM
Sokratis Fytanidis GRE 34 D RC, DM
Mattia Cassani ITA 34 D RC
Cédric Varrault FRA 38 D C
Achille Emana CMR 36 DM, AM C
Ludovic Obraniak POL 33 AM RLC
Alexandre Barthe FRA 32 D C
Damián Albil ARG 38 GK
Néicer Reasco ECU 40 D/WB RL
Esteban Solari ARG 38 ST
Oscar Negri ARG 35 AM R
Matías Degrá ARG 35 GK
Christian Bekamenga CMR 32 AM R, ST
Adrián Colunga ESP 33 ST
Stavros Tsoukalas GRE 30 M C
Bruno Rodrigo BRA 33 D C
Ernesto Farías ARG 38 ST
Lomana LuaLua COD 37 AM RC, F C
Nigel Reo-Coker ENG 34 DM
Hugo Soto COL 34 SW, D RC, DM
Tomas Berger CZE 32 AM RL
Édgar Dueñas MEX 35 D C
Juan Carlos Núñez MEX 35 D/WB R, DM
Ángel Lafita ESP 33 AM RLC
Dimitar Rangelov BUL 35 ST
Krisztián Vadócz HUN 33 DM
Sölvi Ottesen ISL 34 D C
Renat Yanbaev RUS 34 D RL
Erton Fejzullahu KVX 30 AM/F C
Tom De Sutter BEL 32 ST
Karim Soltani ALG 33 AM RL, ST
Ilja Maximov RUS 31 AM C
Domi Kumbela COD 34 ST
Rodrigo Mancha BRA 32 D C, DM
Edwin Valencia COL 33 DM
Wilberto Cosme COL 33 ST
Carlitos CPV 33 D/WB RL
Benjamin Mokulu COD 28 ST
Renan Foguinho BRA 28 DM
Xandão BRA 30 D C
Ramin Rezaeian IRN 28 D/WB/M R
Khalifa Sankaré SEN 33 D C
Florian Martin FRA 28 AM LC
Samuel Bouhours FRA 31 D/WB L
Moustapha Bayal SEN 32 D C, DM
Tobias Levels GER 31 D/WB R
Giorgos Koutroubis GRE 27 D C, DM
Giannis Anestis GRE 27 GK
Ruud Boymans NED 29 ST
Terell Ondaan NED 24 AM RL, ST
Jerry Mbakogu NGA 25 ST
Liborio Sánchez MEX 28 GK
Abraham Stringel MEX 30 D/WB R
Uvaldo Luna MEX 24 AM R, ST
Sílvio POR 30 D/WB RL
Victor Rîmniceanu ROU 28 GK
Vitaly Djakov RUS 29 D C
José Manuel Casado ESP 31 D/WB L
Germán Pacheco ARG 27 AM LC, F C
Tony Tchani CMR 29 DM
Jossymar Gómez COL 30 DM
Géiler Mosquera COL 28 DM
Jerry Ortíz COL 25 AM RLC
Edwin Retamoso PER 36 DM
Josimar Atoche PER 28 D C, DM
Gino Guerrero PER 25 AM RL
Mike Rodríguez ECU 29 AM R
Fernando Battiste ARG 34 WB L, M LC
Armando Solís ECU 30 AM L, ST

FAQ

Where are your trademark ratings for players?

I'll wait until the FM19 early access beta unlocks before assessing players with a rating.

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

I'm using the brilliant FM Transfer Update website to produce this list of FM19 free players. That online database includes all the good players in the latest FM18 database (18.3). Your FM18 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 eventually release some shortlists with my favorite players.



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Discussion: Football Manager 2019 Best Free Players

6 comments have been posted so far.

  • Lewis15's avatar
    Gnoukouri, Ndong, Pogba and Lacina Traore look like the best ones.
  • Libis Arenas's avatar
    McDonald Mariga is free too.
  • fluffesk's avatar
    cracking list !
    Some seriously good players available on a Free...
  • Stam's avatar
    List updated and expanded to 320+ players as of October 12th. Next revision planned for Beta release day! That will likely be October 17th.
  • Stam's avatar
    List updated as of October 6th. Next revision planned for 13-14 October.
  • Stam's avatar
    List updated as of September 9th.
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