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Football Manager 2020 Best Free Players - FM20 Top Free Agents

The ultimate shortlist of the best free agents when starting Football Manager 2020. Your reference point to finding the top free transfers in FM2020. Updated on November 18th.

By Updated on Nov 18, 2019   154142 views   1 comments
FM 2020 Best Players - Football Manager 2020 Best Free Players - FM20 Top Free Agents

Welcome to the ultimate list of the best free players in Football Manager 2020 by FMScout.com. As always, I have dedicated many hours compiling this list to ensure it really is the most accurate, comprehensive and informed shortlist of the top free transfers in FM20 around the web.

This is my guide to finding and assessing the top FM2020 free agents who would be willing to join a team from the top divisions. That means the players you see below will likely have no interest in signing to a lower league club. I intend to work on a new list for lower leagues when time allows.

Date Published: September 26th, 2019
Last Updated: November 18th, 2019

FM2020 Best free transfers

Essentially, these are the best FM 2020 players available on a free transfer at the beginning of the first season (July 1st, 2019).

This is the second edition, including the top 200 FM20 free agents! Updates will be applied from to time to ensure I'm not missing any players worthy of appearing here.

This is the successor of FM 2019 best free agents.

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.

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.

What does the rating mean?

It's my personal recommendation system for your convenience. I'm using a 1-100 scale and the ratings are based on English divisions.
80+ key player for 1st division teams
77-79 rotation/backup for 1st division teams
74-76 important player for 2nd division teams
71-73 important player for 3rd division teams
68-70 important player for 4th division teams
65-67 important player for 5th division teams

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.
R Name Age Position Nat
79 Lucas Silva 26 DM Brazil
78 Strinic, Ivan 31 D/WB/M L Croatia
78 Jefferson 30 D/WB L Brazil
78 Wollscheid, Philipp 30 D C Germany
78 Çolak, Emre 28 AM LC Turkey
78 Bicho 23 AM RLC Spain
78 Rajkovic, Slobodan 30 D C Serbia
78 Torje, Gabriel 29 AM RLC Romania
77 Fletcher, Darren 35 DM Scotland
77 Pantic, Aleksandar 27 D RC Serbia
77 Ndinga, Delvin 31 DM Congo
77 Medrán, Álvaro 25 AM C Spain
77 Pejcinovic, Nemanja 31 D C Serbia
77 Jedinak, Mile 34 DM Australia
77 Abate, Ignazio 32 D/WB R Italy
77 Olsson, Martin 31 D/WB L Sweden
77 Burdisso, Guillermo 30 D C Argentina
77 Maïga, Modibo 31 AM L, ST Mali
77 Sanogo, Sékou 30 DM Côte d'Ivoire
77 Donati, Giulio 29 D/WB R Italy
77 Assaidi, Oussama 30 AM RL Morocco
77 Poyet, Diego 24 DM Uruguay
77 Ward, Grant 24 AM RLC England
77 Mazuch, Ondrej 30 D C Czechia
77 Regattin, Adrien 27 AM RLC Morocco
77 Bony, Wilfried 30 ST Côte d'Ivoire
77 Ben Arfa, Hatem 32 AM RC, F C France
77 Sorrentino, Stefano 40 GK Italy
76 Coentrão, Fábio 31 D/WB L, AM RL Portugal
76 Samu 28 AM RLC Spain
76 Basta, Dusan 34 D RC, M R Serbia
76 Franco Teixeira, Douglas 31 D C Netherlands
76 Gomes, Eddi 30 D C, DM Guinea-Bissau
76 Rossi, Giuseppe 32 ST Italy
76 Collins, James 35 D C Wales
76 Teixeira, Filipe 38 AM RLC Portugal
76 Gourcuff, Yoann 32 AM C France
76 Aguirre, Nicolás 29 AM LC Argentina
76 Videla, Ezequiel 31 DM Argentina
76 Forlín, Juan 31 D C, DM Argentina
76 Ndoye, Cheikh 33 DM Senegal
76 Silvestre, Matías 34 D C Argentina
76 Hoban, Tommie 25 D RLC Ireland
76 Montolivo, Riccardo 34 DM Italy
75 Callsen-Bracker, Jan-Ingwer 34 D C Germany
75 Tabanou, Franck 30 D/WB/AM L France
75 Büttner, Alexander 30 D/WB L Netherlands
75 Anita, Vurnon 30 D RL, DM Netherlands
75 Vukovic, Jagos 31 D C Serbia
75 Ñíguez, Aarón 30 AM RLC Spain
75 Niedermeier, Georg 33 D C Germany
75 Capel, Diego 31 AM L Spain
75 Büchel, Marcel 28 DM Liechtenstein
75 De Col, Filippo 25 D/WB R Italy
75 Raggi, Andrea 35 D RLC Italy
75 Belkalem, Essaid 30 D C Algeria
75 Ogu, John 31 DM Nigeria
75 Pedersen, Marcus 29 ST Norway
75 Ahmed Aly Mohamed, Aly 27 D C, DM Egypt
75 Paletta, Gabriel 33 D C Italy
75 Amaya, Antonio 36 D C Spain
75 Armenteros, Emiliano 33 AM LC Argentina
75 Marshall, Ben 28 AM RLC England
75 Archer, Jordan 26 GK Scotland
75 Jonathas 30 ST Brazil
75 Djourou, Johan 32 D C Switzerland
75 Khacheridi, Eugene 31 D C Ukraine
75 Fonseca, Rolando 33 D C Portugal
75 Hutton, Alan 34 D/WB R Scotland
75 Sarmiento, Brian 29 AM RLC Argentina
75 Biabiany, Jonathan 31 AM R France
74 Fabiano 31 GK Brazil
74 Tiago Real 30 DM, AM RC Brazil
74 Rafael Donato 30 D C Brazil
74 Igiebor, Nosa 28 AM C Nigeria
74 Stangl, Stefan 27 D/WB L Austria
74 Negueba 27 AM R Brazil
74 Dudu 28 AM LC Brazil
74 Mulumbu, Youssouf 32 DM Democratic Republic of the Congo
74 Ilicevic, Ivo 32 AM RL Croatia
74 Strandberg, Stefan 28 D C Norway
74 Orión, Agustín 38 GK Argentina
74 Guerra, Javi 37 ST Spain
74 Junior Santos 33 AM/F C Brazil
74 Webó, Pierre 37 ST Cameroon
74 Flores, Gerardo 33 D/WB/M R Mexico
74 Holenda, Jan 33 ST Czechia
74 Montañés, Paco 32 AM RL Spain
74 Krohn-Dehli, Michael 36 AM RLC Denmark
74 Tissone, Fernando 32 DM Argentina
74 Gashi, Shkëlzen 30 AM RLC Albania
74 Tarasov, Dmitry 32 DM Russia
74 Ireland, Stephen 32 AM C Ireland
74 Martins, Obafemi 34 ST Nigeria
74 Ferreira, Ricardo 26 D C Portugal
73 Butin, Edouard 31 ST France
73 Anichebe, Victor 31 AM L, ST Nigeria
73 Becker, Pablo 26 AM RC, F C Argentina
73 Pisano, Eros 32 D RC Italy
73 Carrasso, Johann 31 GK France
73 Viguera, Borja 32 AM L, ST Spain
73 Abdi, Almen 32 AM C Switzerland
73 Traoré, Abdou 31 M RC Mali
73 Suárez, Jeffren 31 AM RL Venezuela
73 Nastic, Bojan 24 D/WB L Serbia
74 Sparagna, Stéphane 24 D C, DM France
74 Carbonero, Carlos 28 AM RC Colombia
74 Yesil, Samed 25 ST Germany
73 Adeyemi, Tom 27 DM England
75 Mutch, Jordon 27 AM C England
74 Velázquez, José 28 D C Venezuela
72 Rodwell, Jack 28 D C, DM England
75 Milosevic, Alexander 27 D C Sweden
76 Rosa, Miguel 30 AM LC Portugal
73 Sirigu, Sandro 30 D/WB/M R Germany
73 Ketkeo, Billy 29 AM R, ST France
74 Esqueda, Enrique 31 AM R, ST Mexico
73 Moreira, Pedro 30 DM Portugal
75 Petsos, Thanos 28 DM Greece
74 Regäsel, Yanni 23 D/WB R Germany
73 Cifuente, Jhon 26 ST Ecuador
72 Friday, Fred 24 ST Nigeria
73 Luna, Uvaldo 25 AM R, ST Mexico
74 Mbaye, Malick 23 DM Senegal
74 Dongou, Jean-Marie 24 AM R, ST Cameroon
74 Mandi 30 D C, DM Spain
73 Loe, Raoul 30 DM Cameroon
73 José Ángel 30 D C, DM Spain
74 Sararer, Sercan 29 AM RL Turkey
73 Alberto Martin 30 D C, DM Spain
76 Müller, Nicolai 31 AM RL Germany
76 Träsch, Christian 31 D/WB R, DM Germany
73 Tandjigora, Merlin 29 DM Gabon
70 Aoudia, Amine 32 ST Algeria
73 Pouladi, Mehrdad 32 D L, DM, AM L Iran
73 Douglao 33 D C Brazil
72 Sergio García 36 AM RLC, F C Spain
73 Lekic, Dejan 34 ST Serbia
78 Behrami, Valon 34 DM Switzerland
73 Meza, Severo 32 D RC, DM Mexico
75 Saucedo, Cirilo 37 GK Mexico
76 Pereira, Maximiliano 35 D/WB R Uruguay
74 González, Marcos 39 D C Chile
74 Keogh, Richard 32 D C Ireland
76 Danilo 40 AM/F C Brazil
73 Bastía, Adrián 40 DM Argentina
74 Giménez, Christian 38 AM RLC Mexico
75 Keirrison 30 ST Brazil
74 Eleilson 34 D C Brazil
75 Rico, Fran 31 DM Spain
74 Hallfreðsson, Emil 35 M C Iceland
74 Shojaei, Masoud 35 AM LC Iran
76 Pareja, Nicolás 35 D C Argentina
73 Colman, Gustavo 34 M C Argentina
73 Cángele, Franco 34 AM RLC, F C Argentina
73 Fabbro, Jonathan 37 AM LC Paraguay
72 Digard, Didier 32 DM France
74 Pasqual, Manuel 37 D/WB/M L Italy
73 Domizzi, Maurizio 39 D C Italy
73 Luis García 38 M C Spain
75 Eliseu 35 D/WB L Portugal
77 Danny 35 AM RLC Portugal
72 Denilson 31 DM Brazil
73 Ze Love 31 AM LC, F C Brazil
72 Uche, Ikechukwu 35 ST Nigeria
76 Levi, Eran 33 AM/F C Israel
75 Bruninho 29 AM R, ST Brazil
72 Cuevas, Héctor 36 ST Argentina
77 Biro Biro 24 AM RLC, F C Brazil
73 Hugo Ragelli 24 ST Brazil
73 Dellatorre 27 ST Brazil
74 Fillipe Soutto 28 DM Brazil
74 Helder 30 D/WB L Brazil
73 Fernando Bob 31 DM Brazil
74 Caiuby 30 AM L, ST Brazil
75 Paulo Henrique 30 AM RL, ST Brazil
72 Gartner, Christian 25 DM, AM C Austria
74 Santana, Guillermo 28 D RC Argentina
73 Etevenaux, Iván 29 AM R Argentina
73 Bella, Iván 29 M RLC Argentina
73 Sánchez, Nicolás 27 AM LC Argentina
74 Boateng, Nana 25 D C, DM Ghana
79 Viviano, Emiliano 33 GK Italy
75 Womé, Dové 28 AM RC Togo
73 Zouzoua, Pacôme 22 M C Côte d'Ivoire
73 da Silva, Dominique 29 AM R, ST Mauritania
75 Magrao 42 GK Brazil
73 Valoyes, Zamir 33 AM RC, F C Colombia
73 Carlos Eduardo 31 AM RLC Brazil
74 Aranha 38 GK Brazil
73 Julio Cesar 37 D/WB/M L Brazil
73 Taşçı, Serdar 32 D C Germany
74 Brégerie, Romain 32 D C France
73 Sow, Moussa 33 AM L, ST Senegal
77 El Ghanassy, Yassine 28 AM RL Belgium
74 Zengin, Erkan 33 AM RL Sweden
74 Ajeti, Arlind 25 D C Albania

FAQ

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

I loaded all players (380k+) in-game to produce this list of FM20 free agents. Your savegame possibly has fewer players loaded.

Where is the downloadable shortlist file 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 picks.

Feedback Appreciated

I'm counting on your feedback to update this list, so I encourage you to post your suggestions in the comments section below for players I might have missed or others who shouldn't be here. Any questions regarding those players feel free to ask.

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