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Best FM20 Free Players – Top 100

Best FM20 Free Players Shortlist

Cash strapped and looking for players on a budget? After a few days browsing and scouting I bring you our best FM20 free players shortlist. Each player should do well for most top flight clubs and some will sign for second tier teams also.


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FM 2020 free players over the age of 25 are rated by current ability, players 25 and under by their potential so all bases are covered.

You can sort the list by clicking any header column or by searching for position, ie ‘MC’ for midfielders. I have also included minimum wage requirements for all Football Manager 2020 free players this should help filter out unrealistic transfer targets. A star is the FMS mark of approval.

FMS Favourites: star1

Scroll to the bottom and you can download all these Football Manager 2020 free players in a shortlist. You can then see which players will join your club and start building your team. The only way to see each one of the FM20 free players listed below is to load a large database with England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Argentina and Brazil loaded as playable (just the top divisions in each country needed).


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Best FM 2020 Free Players

NameAgeNationPositionMin. wage p/wRating
Biro Biro star124braAM (RLC)£13,2508.7
Emiliano Viviano33itaGK£21,0008.0
Fabio Coentrao star131porD (L), WB (L), M (L), AM (RC)£14,0008.0
Ivan Strinic31croD (L), WB (L), M (L)£45,0007.9
Keisuke Honda33AM (RC)£14,0007.9
Juan Forlin31argDC (C), DM£12,0007.9
Lucas Silva star126braDM, M (C)£24,0007.8
Nicolai Muller31gerM (RL), AM (RL)£29,0007.8
Fran Rico31espDM, M (C)£13,0007.7
Leonel Alvarez24argDM, M (LC)£3,0007.7
Eloy Roige20argDM, M (C)£9007.7
Jaja24braM/AM (C)£3,5007.7
Malick Mbaye23senDM, M (C)£2,1007.7
Eugene Khacheridi31ukrD (C)£31,0007.6
Rolando33porD (C)£27,0007.6
Hatem Ben Arfa32fraAM (RC), ST (C)£39,0007.6
Diego Raposo22braM/AM (RC)£3,0007.6
Alisson Borges21braD/WB/AM (L)£1,0007.6
Thomas Oulembo20fraST (C)£1,9007.6
Sebastien Cibois21fraGK£9007.6
Daniel Liberal19porAM (RL), D (L)£4007.5
Ferando Tissone32argDM, M (C)£8,0007.5
Nemanja Pejcinovic31srbD (C)£49,0007.5
Ricardo Ferreira26porD (C)£10,0007.5
Samu28espM (RL), AM (RLC)£14,5007.5
Adil Hermach32DM, M (C)£5,0007.5
Jeremie Bela26fraM (RL), AM (RL), ST (C)£12,0007.5
Younes Kaboul33fraD (C)£24,0007.4
Yoann Gourcuff32fraM (C), AM (C)£7,9007.4
Jefferson30braD (L), WB (L)£10,0007.4
Slobodan Rajkovic30srbD (C)£7,5007.4
Pavel Mamaev30rusM (C), AM (RLC)-7.4
Fabiano31braGK£9,5007.4
Borja Equiza31espD (C)£8,0007.4
Jorge Cuellar22argAM (RL), ST (C)£9007.4
Douglas Matheus23braST (C)£1,4007.4
Didier Digard32fraDM, M (C)£3,5007.3
Jonathas30braST (C)£11,0007.3
Christian Trasch31gerD (R), WB (R), DM, M (C)£8,0007.3
Jonathan Biabiany31fraM (R), AM (R)£16,0007.3
Cheikh Ndoye33senDM, M (C)£6,0007.3
Gabriel Paletta33itaD (C)£6,0007.3
Wilfried Bony30civST (C)£9,0007.3
Gregory van der Wiel31nedD (RC), WB (R)£5,5007.3
Mandi30espD (C), DM, M (C)£7,0007.3
Tabanou30fraD/WB/M/AM (L)£5,0007.2
Marvin Matip33D (C)£2,5007.2
Giulio Donati29itaD/WB (R)£13,5007.2
Aaron Niguez30espM (RL), AM (RLC)£6,0007.2
Kian Yari18engM/AM (C), ST (C)£2007.2
Ezequiel Rodriquez23argST (C)£1,2007.2
Joao Luiz20braAMR (RL), ST (C)£1,9007.2
Johan Djourou32D (C)£9,5007.1
Diego Capel star131espAM (L)£7,0007.1
Ignazio Abate32itaD/WB (R)£8,0007.1
Dmitry Tarasov32rusDM, M (C)£18,0007.1
Youssouf Mulumbu32DM, M (C)£10,0007.1
Romain Bregerie32fraD (C)£4,0007.1
Nicolas Aguirre28argM (LC), AM (L)£8,5007.1
Ivan Etevenaux29argM/AM (R)£5,5007.1
Dellatorre27braST (C)£9,0007.1
Jordan Mutch27engM/AM (C)£10,0007.1
Mehdi Zeffane star127algD/WB/AM (R)£6,7507.1
Alberto Martin30espD (C), DM, M (C)£6,5007.1
Ricardo Laborde31colM (R), AM (RL)£6,5007.1
Delvin Ndinga31DM, M (C)£6,0007.1
Philipp Wollscheid30gerD (C)£6,5007.1
Guillermo Burdiso star130argD (C)£7,0007.0
Aboubakar Oumarou32cmrAM (RL), ST (C)£7,0007.0
Tommie Hoban25irlD (RLC)£10,0007.0
Emmanuel Imorou30D/WB (L)£6,0007.0
Mouez Hassen24GK£5,5007.0
Stefan Strandberg28norD (C)£23,0007.0
Birkir Bjarnason31M/AM (LC)£18,0007.0
Keirrison30braST (C)£6,5007.0
Tiago Real30braDM, M (C), AM (RC)£5,0007.0
Negueba27braM/AM (R)£6,7507.0
Marcus Pedersen29norST (C)£9,5006.9
Alexander Buttner30nedD/WB (L)£8,5006.9
Gorka Elustondo32espD (C), DM£6,5006.9
James Morrison33M (RC)£17,5006.9
Martin Olsson31D/WB (L)£18,0006.9
Gonzalo Diaz29argAM (L)£6,0006.9
Stefan Stangl27D/WB (L), M (C)£9,5006.9
Fernando Bob31braDM, M (C)£4,0006.9
Ben Marshall28engM (R), AM (RLC)£9,5006.9
Adam Bogdan31GK£18,0006.9
Borja Viguera32espAM (L), ST (C)£4,5006.9
Ezequiel Videla31argDM, M (C)£4,5006.9
Thanos Petsos28greDM, M (C)£7,0006.9
Modibo Maiga31mliAM (L), ST (C)£5,0006.9
Nicolas Sanchez27argM (L), AM (LC)£3,6006.9
Carlos Luque26argM/AM (L)£6,0006.9
Moustapha Diallo33senDM, M (C)£3,6006.9
Erandes31braD/WB/M (L)£4,8006.9
Bruno Silva31braD (C), DM£4,5006.9
Johann Carrasso31fraGK£6,0006.9
Loic Puyo30fraDM, M/AM (L)£5,0006.9
Sandro Sirigu30gerD/WB/M (R)£6,2506.9

Best FM20 Free Players Shortlist Download

To download all the players above simple use the download button below and follow the instructions further down:

Please note: If you want to share this download on your website you will have to link back to this page, hosting the file elsewhere or posting the direct download link is not allowed!

How to install the shortlist

1. For Windows put the downloaded file in this folder: Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2020/shortlists. If the “shortlists” folder doesn’t exist you will have to create it. Windows users skip to step 2, Mac users read below.

Mac users put file in this folder: Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2020/shortlists. If “shortlists” folder doesn’t exist create it. To access your files on Mac open ‘Finder’, click ‘Go’ from the menubar, press and hold the ‘alt’ key to show ‘library’ in your menu, while still holding ‘alt’ click it, then go to ‘Application Support’ > ‘Sports Interactive’ > ‘Football Manager 2020’

2. Start your game and go to shortlists.

3. In game click ‘scouting’ on the sidebar, then ‘shortlist’ within the top tabs. Click the settings icon next to ‘shortlist’ at the top right of your screen.

4. Select “load shortlist” from the menu and then select the respective file

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