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Football Manager 2022 Best Free Players

Provisional list of the best FM22 free agents when starting the game. Your reference point to finding the top free transfers in Football Manager 2022.

By on Sep 19, 2021   17916 views   0 comments
FM 2022 Best Players - Football Manager 2022 Best Free Players

Welcome to the provisional list of Football Manager 2022 best free agents by FMScout.com. As always, I have dedicated many hours on this to ensure it is the most accurate, comprehensive and informed list of top FM22 free transfers.

This is a guide to finding and assessing the top FM 2022 free agents who would be willing to join a team from the top divisions. That means the players you see below will likely not have an interest in joining a lower league club.

This is the first edition, including roughly 210 players! Updates will be applied from to time to ensure I'm not missing any players worthy of appearing here.

Released: 19 Sep 2021

Why Provisional

As FM2022 is not released yet, I've used the brilliant transfer update database on FMTransferUpdate.com to identify the players who remain uncontracted in world football. Then assessed them on FM21 to come up with the ratings.

That explains why this is a provisional list and means that you can also find these players as free agents when starting a new FM21 save using the FMTU transfer update.

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 mean?

It's a recommendation system for your convenience, projecting how good the player can become if he can still develop further.

I'm using a 1-100 scale for the ratings based on English divisions.
80+ Premier League level
77-79 Championship level
74-76 League One level


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.

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 EU Caps
85 Llorente, Fernando 36 ST Spain Yes 24
85 Wilshere, Jack 29 AM RLC England Yes 34
85 Sturridge, Daniel 31 ST England Yes 26
83 Falqué, Iago 31 AM RLC, F C Spain Yes 0
82 Sídnei 31 D C Brazil Yes 0
82 Aurier, Serge 28 D/WB R Ivory Coast No 48
82 Carroll, Andy 32 ST England Yes 9
82 Pellè, Graziano 36 ST Italy Yes 20
82 Parolo, Marco 36 D C, DM Italy Yes 36
82 Ibe, Jordon 25 AM RL England Yes 0
82 Crowley, Dan 23 AM RC Ireland Yes 0
82 Pellissard, Jessim 18 AM/F C Algeria Yes 0
82 Ramírez, Gastón 30 AM RLC, F C Uruguay No 43
82 Bony, Wilfried 32 ST Ivory Coast No 56
82 Asamoah, Kwadwo 32 D/WB L, M LC Ghana No 74
81 Musacchio, Mateo 30 D C Argentina Yes 6
81 Han, Kwang-Song 22 ST North Korea No 2
81 Cartabia, Fede 28 AM RLC Argentina Yes 0
81 Raffael 36 AM/F C Brazil No 0
81 Daniel Alves 38 D/WB R, M RC Brazil Yes 117
81 Perotti, Diego 33 AM RLC Argentina Yes 5
81 Juanfran 36 D/WB R Spain Yes 22
81 Sinclair, Jerome 24 AM RL, ST England Yes 0
80 Viviani, Mattia 20 DM Italy Yes 0
80 Francis 25 D/WB R Spain Yes 0
80 Caballero, Willy 39 GK Argentina Yes 5
80 Lulic, Senad 35 D/WB L, AM LC Bosnia Herzegovina Yes 57
80 Mirante, Antonio 38 GK Italy Yes 0
80 Jiménez, Israel 31 D R Mexico No 11
80 Simunovic, Jozo 27 D C Bosnia Herzegovina Yes 0
80 Abad, Carlos 26 GK Spain Yes 0
80 Mangala, Eliaquim 30 D C France Yes 8
80 Tevez, Carlos 37 AM/F C Argentina No 76
80 Fejsa, Ljubomir 32 DM Serbia Yes 25
80 Gutiérrez, Kevin 26 D/WB L, M C Mexico No 0
80 Nkoulou, Nicolas 31 D C Cameroon Yes 75
80 Díaz, Sergio 23 AM/F C Paraguay No 0
80 Foster, Bradley 19 GK England Yes 0
80 Viola, Nicolas 31 DM, M LC Italy Yes 0
79 Mattheus Oliveira 27 AM LC Brazil Yes 0
79 Navarro, Marc 26 D/WB/M R Spain Yes 0
79 Huntelaar, Klaas-Jan 37 ST Netherlands Yes 76
79 Ari 35 ST Russia No 2
79 Romero, Oscar 29 AM RLC Paraguay No 45
79 Mattera, Tomás 22 GK Argentina No 0
79 Iván 27 D/WB R Spain Yes 0
79 Giovinco, Sebastian 34 AM LC, F C Italy Yes 23
79 Liedson 18 AM RL Brazil No 0
79 Márcio Mossoró 38 AM C Brazil No 0
79 Berardi, Gaetano 32 D RLC Switzerland Yes 1
79 Gómez, Ibai 31 AM RL Spain Yes 0
79 Ekici, Mehmet 31 DM, AM C Turkey Yes 12
79 Tighadouini, Adnane 28 AM RL, ST Morocco Yes 1
78 Jóhannsson, Aron 30 ST United States No 19
78 Germoni, Luca 23 D/WB/M L Italy Yes 0
78 Fabián, Marco 32 AM RLC Mexico No 42
78 Sorg, Oliver 31 D/WB RL Germany Yes 1
78 Wisdom, Andre 28 D RC England Yes 0
78 Brady, Robbie 29 D/WB/AM L Ireland Yes 46
78 Sims, Josh 24 AM LC England Yes 0
78 Enrich, Sergi 31 AM/F C Spain Yes 0
78 Samaris, Andreas 32 DM Greece Yes 39
78 Cissé, Papiss 36 ST Senegal Yes 36
78 Picazzo, Alan 22 ST Argentina No 0
78 Bardají, Ander 26 GK Spain Yes 0
78 N'Doye, Dame 36 ST Senegal No 34
78 Ferreyra, Facundo 30 ST Argentina Yes 0
78 Contento, Diego 31 D/WB L Germany Yes 0
78 Benito, Loris 29 D LC Switzerland Yes 5
78 Breno 31 D C Brazil No 0
78 Albentosa, Raúl 32 D C Spain Yes 0
78 González, Kevin 18 AM C Colombia Yes 0
78 Gondo, Cédric 24 ST Ivory Coast Yes 0
78 Schönbächler, Marco 31 AM RL Switzerland No 2
78 Neznik, Josef 21 M RC Czech Republic Yes 0
78 Fernandão 34 ST Brazil No 0
78 Thorne, George 28 DM England Yes 0
78 Nel, Morné 25 AM RC South Africa No 0
78 Samura, Umaru 22 AM/F C Sierra Leone No 0
78 Ahamada, Ali 29 GK Comoros Yes 20
78 Dickson, Ciaran 19 AM C Scotland Yes 0
78 Howkins, Kyle 25 D C England Yes 0
78 Mina, Arturo 30 D C Ecuador No 22
78 Pavoni, Filippo 21 GK Italy Yes 0
78 Igiebor, Nosa 30 AM C Nigeria No 15
78 Rodríguez, Víctor 32 AM RLC Spain Yes 0
77 Tormey, Nathan 21 AM RL England Yes 0
77 Fernando 29 DM Brazil No 8
77 Jardel 35 D C Brazil Yes 0
77 Pittinari, Agustín 24 AM RLC Argentina No 0
77 Sanneh, Bubacarr 26 D C Gambia No 9
77 Rogerson, Dominic 19 GK England Yes 0
77 Diabaté, Cheick 33 ST Mali No 39
77 Guenouche, Hakim 21 D/WB L France Yes 0
77 Herrerín, Iago 33 GK Spain Yes 0
77 Patrick Vieira 30 D R Brazil No 0
77 Maicon 32 D C Brazil Yes 0
77 dos Santos, Giovani 32 AM RLC, F C Mexico Yes 107
77 Moreira, Jorge 31 D/WB R Paraguay No 19
77 Douglas 25 ST Brazil No 0
77 Abraham, David 35 D C Argentina Yes 0
77 Knudsen, Morten 26 DM Denmark Yes 0
77 Bešic, Mo 28 DM Bosnia Herzegovina Yes 43
77 Ben Arfa, Hatem 34 AM RC, F C France Yes 15
77 Badiashile, Loïc 23 GK France Yes 0
77 Zhirkov, Yury 37 D/WB/AM L Russia No 92
77 Adebayor, Emmanuel 37 ST Togo No 63
77 Grenier, Clément 30 DM France Yes 5
77 Monteiro, Venâncio 21 AM RL Portugal Yes 0
77 Pelé, Yohann 38 GK France Yes 0
77 Mohsen, Marwan 32 ST Egypt No 35
77 Silva, Santiago 40 ST Uruguay No 0
77 Giannetti, Niccolò 30 AM L, ST Italy Yes 0
77 Burgui 27 AM RL Spain Yes 0
77 Bentaleb, Nabil 26 DM Algeria Yes 35
77 Moyà, Miguel Ángel 37 GK Spain Yes 0
77 Floccari, Sergio 39 ST Italy Yes 0
77 Ba, Demba 36 ST Senegal Yes 20
77 Corujo, Guzmán 24 D C Uruguay No 0
77 Romero, Sergio 34 GK Argentina Yes 96
77 Margiotta, Francesco 28 AM/F C Italy Yes 0
77 Krhin, Rene 31 DM Slovenia Yes 48
77 Aguirre, Nicolás 31 AM LC Argentina No 0
77 Jemerson 28 D C Brazil No 2
77 Voca, Idriz 24 DM Kosovo No 10
77 Barazite, Nacer 31 AM LC, F C Morocco Yes 0
77 Leonardo 29 AM RLC, F C Brazil No 0
77 Geovane 22 GK Brazil No 0
77 Nsué, Emilio 31 D/WB/M R Eq. Guinea Yes 16
77 Marcelo Goiano 33 D/WB R Brazil No 0
77 Eremenko, Roman 34 AM RC Finland Yes 73
77 Camara, Aboubacar 22 AM L Mali No 0
77 Koné, Lamine 32 D C Ivory Coast Yes 9
77 Tana 30 AM RLC Spain Yes 0
77 Mokhtar, Youness 29 AM LC Morocco Yes 0
77 Adrián 33 AM RL, ST Spain Yes 2
77 Soriano, Jonatan 35 ST Spain Yes 0
77 Taylor, Neil 32 D/WB L Wales Yes 43
77 Wikheim, Gustav 28 AM RLC, F C Norway No 0
77 Toutouh, Youssef 28 AM LC, F C Denmark Yes 0
77 Adriano 36 D/WB RL Brazil Yes 17
77 Popovic, Julijan 22 D/WB/M R Serbia Yes 0
77 Škuletic, Petar 31 ST Serbia Yes 6
77 Demelchori, Leonel 26 ST Argentina No 0
77 Ivanovic, Branislav 37 D RC Serbia Yes 105
77 Moyano, Javi 35 D/WB R Spain Yes 0
77 Romero, Ángel 29 AM RL, ST Paraguay No 20
77 Mudra, Jan 31 D/WB RL Czech Republic Yes 0
76 Chema Nuñez 23 AM LC Spain Yes 0
76 Kvirkvelia, Solomon 29 D C Georgia No 36
76 Prijovic, Aleksandar 31 ST Serbia Yes 13
76 Gabriel 19 AM/F C Brazil No 0
76 Gyamfi, Bright 25 D RC Ghana No 0
76 Saivet, Henri 30 AM RLC Senegal Yes 27
76 Rossi, Giuseppe 34 ST Italy Yes 30
76 Sánchez, Carlos 21 ST Colombia No 0
76 Fernandes, Leandro 21 DM Netherlands Yes 0
76 Lukhtanov, Vyacheslav 26 D RC Ukraine No 0
76 Brunet, Juan Ignacio 23 AM C Argentina No 0
76 Ulloa, Leonardo 35 ST Argentina Yes 0
76 Seijas, Luis 35 AM LC Venezuela Yes 67
76 Morer, Pau 25 AM LC, F C Spain Yes 0
76 Cardinale, Yoan 27 GK France Yes 0
76 Daniel Júnior 18 ST Brazil No 0
76 Sysuev, Nikolay 22 GK Russia No 0
76 Júnior Tavares 24 D/WB L, M C Brazil No 0
76 Davordzie, Carl 21 ST Ghana No 0
76 Pinto, Pierluigi 22 D C Italy Yes 0
76 Rojas, Alexis 24 AM RL, ST Paraguay No 0
76 Gabriel 21 AM C Brazil No 0
76 Rithely 30 DM Brazil No 0
76 Butko, Bogdan 30 D R Ukraine No 32
76 Leonardo 34 AM RL Brazil No 0
76 Subotic, Neven 32 D C Serbia Yes 36
76 Planas, Carles 30 D LC Spain Yes 0
76 Diogo Vítor 24 AM RC Brazil No 0
76 Salimi, Iman 25 D C Iran No 0
76 Mitrovski, Dimitar 22 AM LC North Macedonia Yes 0
76 Chima Chukwu, Daniel 30 AM R, ST Nigeria No 0
76 Raicevic, Filip 28 ST Montenegro Yes 3
76 Éder 33 ST Portugal Yes 35
76 Agnaldo 27 AM RC Brazil No 0
76 N'Kassa, Jenny 20 AM R, ST France Yes 0
76 Kjosevski, Vedran 26 GK Bosnia Herzegovina Yes 0
76 Léo 33 D C Brazil No 0
76 Robinho Mota 23 ST Brazil No 0
76 Hall, Rob 27 AM RLC England Yes 0
76 El Khayati, Nasser 32 AM RLC, F C Morocco Yes 0
76 Grecco, Lucas 23 D/WB R Argentina No 0
76 Addae, Bright 28 DM Ghana No 1
76 Jacquet, Miguel 26 D C Paraguay No 0
76 Necul, Lucas 21 AM RLC, F C Argentina No 0
76 Facey, Shay 26 D RC England Yes 0
76 Yurchenko, Vladlen 27 AM C Ukraine No 0
76 Cavanda, Luis Pedro 31 D/WB RL Belgium Yes 2
76 Maggio, Christian 39 D/WB/M R Italy Yes 34
76 Khalil, Driss 19 ST France Yes 0
76 Minala, Joseph 24 DM Cameroon No 0
76 Niasse, Oumar 31 ST Senegal No 6
76 Eisfeld, Thomas 28 AM RLC Germany Yes 0
76 Guarín, Fredy 35 DM, AM C Colombia No 57
76 Jurado, José Manuel 35 AM RLC Spain Yes 0
76 Murillo, Jefferson 29 D/WB/M L Colombia No 0
76 Miya, Faruku 23 AM RLC Uganda No 58
76 Keko 29 AM RLC Spain Yes 0
76 Kragl, Oliver 31 AM RL Germany Yes 0
76 Diallo, Abdoulaye 29 GK Senegal Yes 17
76 Pantic, Aleksandar 29 D RC Serbia Yes 0
76 Figueiredo, Afonso 28 D/WB L Portugal Yes 0
76 Hammoud, Eyad 20 AM/F C Bulgaria Yes 0
76 Martínez, Rodrigo 22 AM LC Argentina No 0

Feedback Appreciated

Please post your suggestions for the ones I might have missed or the ones that shouldn't be here. Any questions regarding those players feel free to ask.

Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

I can't find all players of this list on my save game. Why is that?
I loaded all players (400k+) in-game to produce my lists of players. Your savegame probably has less leagues and players loaded, which explains why you can't find all of them.

Can you please share a shortlist for this list to import in-game?
Sorry I can't do that. I used to share shortlists but people would steal them and post on other sites without providing credit and passing as their own, which is very annoying. This also explains why you won't be able to copy/paste names off this list.


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