Football Manager 2013 best cheap players list


written by Darren Smith

Welcome to our Football Manager 2013 best cheap players list. Here you can find the biggest list of FM 2013 cheap players and the list will continue to grow throughout the year. The table below is completely interactive, you can order it by asking price, age and position etc. We’ve even given these Football Manager 2013 cheap players a star rating based on their quality and bargain value.

If that’s not enough try clicking on each players name to view their comprehensive player profile. These FM13 cheap player profiles show a current profile taken from the start of the game, all the players relevant details, a scouting report and then the players future profile from the year 2017 and beyond. That’s right, we are showing you what the player could develop into just by clicking his name. This is surely the most in depth Football Manager 2013 best cheap players list around.

Please remember that all asking prices and details are subject to who you make a bid with. We make all our bids during the first week of a newly loaded save, with the large database loaded, including England, Italy, Spain, Argentina and Brazil loaded as playable. If you don’t do the same, then chances are the asking price will vary.

Player NamePositionAsking Price
(million GBP)
Cirigliano, EzequielDMC/MC3.020River Plate
Jenssen, Ruben YttergardMC1.924Tromso
Stanciu, NicusorAMC/MC/AMRL3.519Vaslui
Fierro, CarlosST3.817Chivas
Ongenda, HervinST/AMC5.517PSG
Depay, MemphisAML/ST5.518PSV
Benzia, YassineST6.017Lyon
BrumaAMRL4.617Sporting Lisbon
Hughes, WillMC/AMC4.017Derby
Crisetig, LorenzoDMC/MC6.019Inter/Parma
Bennett, MasonST/AMRC2.716Derby
Yesil, SamedST5.518Liverpool
Bakkali, ZakariaST0.616PSV
Paredes, LeandroAMC2.918Boca
Gomez, MoiAMC/MC3.017Villarreal
Andrade, VictorST0.516Santos
Maia, ArthurAMC/MC/AML3.419Vitoria
Goretzka, LeonMC/DMC5.017Bochum
Campbell, AdamST0.617Newcastle
Viviani, FedericoMC/DMC4.920Roma
Bardi, FrancescoGK2.020Novara
McLaughlin, RyanDR4.017Liverpool
Meyer, MaximilianAMC/AMRL1.716Schalke
Halilovic, AlenAMC/AMR1.216Dinamo Zagreb
Pizarro, GuidoDMC/MC5.222Lanus
Diskerud, MikkelMC021Rosenborg
Achahbar, AnassST/AMRL5.518Feyenoord
Vrsaljko, SimeDR/WBR6.020Dinamo
Tutino, GennaroAMR/AMC0.6515Napoli
Vilhena, TonyAMC5.517Feyenoord
Boyata, DedryckDC2.621Manchester City
Milanov, GeorgiAMC/MRLC/AMRL2.720Litex
Hiljemark, OskarMC5.020PSV
McArthur, JamesMC6.024Wigan
Clark, CiaranDC/DL/DMC4.422Aston Villa
Ntcham, OlivierMC0.616Manchester City
Nangis, LennyAMLR5.018SM Caen
San Jose, MikelDC/DMC4.623Athletic
Said, WesleyST6.017Rennais
Lopez, LisandroDC5.522Arsenal de Sarandi
Grassi, AlbertoMC/DMC1.417Atlanta
Viviano, EmilianoGK26Palermo
Lodeiro, NicolasAMC/MC2.422Botafogo
Gunnarsson, AronMC/DMC/AMC3.822Cardiff
Bellusci, GiuseppeDC/DR3.522Catania
Propper, DavyAMC/MC5.520Vitesse
Weiss, VladimirAMR/MRLC/AMC5.522Pescara
Batth, DannyDC2.321Wolves
Okore, JoresDC2.219Nordsjaelland
Jali, AndileDMC/MC/AMC2.222Orlando Pirates
Silva, LucasDMC/MC3.319Cruzeiro
Enriquez, JorgeDMC/MC6.021Chivas
Redmond, NathanMR/AMR5.518Birmingham
Ghoulam, FaouziDL/WBL6.021St Ettienne
Markovic, LazarAMR/AML/ST4.118Partizan
Cork, JackMC5.723Southampton
Ostrzolek, MatthiasDL/WBL3.222Augsburg
Eikrem, Magnus WolffMC/AMC3.021Molde
Rincon, TomasDMC/MC2.124HSV
Gomez, SergiDC/SW3.519Barcelona
Denswil, StefanoDC/DL5.019Ajax
Forster-Caskey, JakeMC3.218Brighton
Soner, JavierST2.217All Boys
Vossen, JelleST3.523Genk
Torres, ErickAMC/ST6.019Chivas
Velazquez, JulianDC4.521Independiente
Milosevic, AlexanderDC1.320AIK
Mutch, JordanMC4.320Cardiff
Marilungo GuidoST/AMRL3.022Atlanta
Melano, LucasST2.819Belgrano
Bernat, JuanAML/ML/AMR5.519Valencia
Kadlec, VaclavST/AML4.520Sparta Prague
Joseph-Monrose, SteevenAMR/ML/AMLC/ST2.721Genk
Jimenez, Raul AlonsoST5.521America (MEX)
Knockaert, AnthonyST/AMR6.020Leicester
Igboun, SylvesterST1.921Midtjylland
Denoni, JoaoMC/DM5.518Palmeiras
Cornelius, AndreasST2.019FC Kobenhavn
Babacar, KhoumaST619Fiorentina
Batshuayi, Michy ST5.519Standard Liege
Allione, AgustinAMR/MR317Velez
Mehmedi, AdmirST621Dynamo Kyiv
Andrea, BertolacciMC/DM/AMC521Genoa
AndreST5.521Atletico Mineiro
Schepers, BobAML/ST620FC Utrecht
Fortounis, KostasAMC/AMRL5.519Kaiserslautern
Carbonero, CarlosST/AMRC4.321Arsenal de Sarandi
Romagnoli, AlessioDC5.017Roma
Wolski, RafalAMC/MC/AMRL6.019Fiorentina
Duffy, ShaneDC5.520Everton
Cabral, JersonAML/AMR521FC Twente
Kjaer, SimonDC3.023Wolfsburg
Aboubakar, VincentST4.220Valenciennes
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  • comment avatar TomoSojiro October 20, 2012

    I’ve got a few that i always bought on 2012, some of em are also great in fm2013. Will post em later when i get home.

    Cornel Rapa or something from Otelul (Right defender)
    Xulu (african club)
    Tsashabala or something :D (give me a break doing this by heart)
    I see u found kara already :P

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 20, 2012

      From what I’ve seen Xulu is decent, not amazing but a decent signing if cheap.

  • comment avatar Kara October 21, 2012

    Can u take a look at Samed Yesil ? I hope he can become a top player .. :)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 21, 2012

      With the right guidance he could get good yes, maybe not incredible but a solid striker thats for sure.

  • comment avatar Max October 21, 2012

    buy Bryan Rabello from colo – colo
    he is just 15B (in rupiahs)and he has potential to be a quality player

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 21, 2012

      He looks very talented at the start but hasn’t fulfilled it in my save unfortunately.

  • comment avatar TomoSojiro October 21, 2012

    Capuano, Marco
    Rapa, Cornel
    Galeano, Leonel
    Xulu, Siyanda
    Tshabalala, Siphiwe
    Henriksen, markus
    Jali, Andile

    Not cheap but good :P
    Benitez (MEX)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 21, 2012

      Some good players there, we’ve got a lot to get through but will come back to those suggestions at a later date.

  • comment avatar Tijmen Stronks October 21, 2012
    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 21, 2012

      Not really lived up to what he seems to be in my save.

  • comment avatar rps October 25, 2012

    You’re missing bressan, 0.8 and is good enough for this list. Admilton is a beast. Also you’re probably missing Wallace (I think it’s name), the brazilian right defender.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 25, 2012

      This list is working progress, it is updated every single day. Unlike other sites we don’t just give a random list of names we actually profile every single player so it takes time.

  • comment avatar Josh October 26, 2012

    Best striker: Ademilson

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 26, 2012

      He definitely is, I think the profile in the list above is proof enough.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 27, 2012

      I have already had him suggested but he hasn’t improved his physical attributes at all in my save so not worth profiling, he’s have terrible fatigue and seriously struggle to finish a game unless those attributes were improved.

  • comment avatar Bjørk Lange November 2, 2012

    Some decent, but very cheap players for the defence you might wan’t to consider for this list.

    Rúben, LB – Marítimo ₤1m
    Jores Okore, CB – FC Nordsjælland ₤1,3m
    František Rajtoral, RB -Viktoria Plzeň ₤1,6m

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 2, 2012

      Thanks, we’ll consider them.

  • comment avatar Ercan November 3, 2012

    What do you think of Emre Colak and Semih Kaya from Galatasaray?

    Can they develop into world class players?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 3, 2012

      Kaya is good, just a shame his physical stats aren’t great (they didn’t develop in my save), Emre isn’t visible in my game so I assume you need to load the Turkish leagues.

  • comment avatar Sekou Aarne November 4, 2012

    I got Bressan for free to Newcastle the first season i January. And in on my 4th season now and he is a beast! 10 goals and 8 assist in 15 games! Have you missed him? Becouse hus profile is the same as in FM12.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 4, 2012

      We haven’t missed him, he just hasn’t developed at all in my future save so I can’t profile him as we need good screenshots. If Bressan has developed very well for you I’d love to have a screenshot of his profile and career history. Then we can add him.

  • comment avatar Ingimar Helgi Finnsson November 7, 2012

    I would add Simao of Shandong.

    Very very cheap and good.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 7, 2012

      He’s not mid-table EPL quality in my opinion, close but not quite there so I’m afraid we won’t be profiling him, very good for second tier sides though.

  • comment avatar Jason C November 8, 2012

    I don’t really have anything to add, just wanted to say thanks for putting this up!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 8, 2012

      No problem, thanks for the comment.

  • comment avatar henry November 14, 2012

    Very good page. I’m new to playing football manager on pc as alway played handheld version. Starting out with Liverpool and as expected, hard to attract established names so these cheap signings might be just the ricket. Which wide men and strikers would you recommend i sign for liverpool straight away?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 14, 2012

      Have a look through the wonderkid list as well there might be some good players there also. I haven’t played as Liverpool so couldn’t say who will and won’t move to you.

  • comment avatar Iker Muniain November 15, 2012

    yer like Henry, Darren I’m finding it hard finding the right wide men and striker in the cheap players or wonderkids list I know there will eventually be as I read through this last year and it was fantastic but is their any players that your profiling and could recommend me, cheaper players would be much more of a help

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 15, 2012

      There aren’t many good cheap wingers that’s the problem. When we find them we’ll profile them.

      I’ll take a closer look when things calm down this week…I may not have the best future screenshots but will try and find some players regardless.

  • comment avatar Nikolai Haugaard November 17, 2012

    You really need Rilwan Hassan from FC Midtjylland – he is availible for 1.2 mio. and he is a very good winger :)

    • comment avatar Nikolai Haugaard November 17, 2012

      And Leonard Kweuke – has a causul in his contract making him availible for 3 mio. He plays for Sparta Prag as a striker (Target man)
      – Many bigger club want him and after a transfers his value rise to 9 mio. :)

      • comment avatar Darren Smith November 18, 2012

        We will be taking a look at him.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 18, 2012

      I personally don’t rate him, this list is for minimum mid-table top league teams aspiring for the top four.

      • comment avatar Nikolai Haugaard November 18, 2012

        In my game Leonard Kweuke is wanted by Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Lyon, PSG and so on. I think he is good enough for this list. Rilwan is too. He has better stats than Igboun, he is cheaper and has a better potential than Igboun.
        You need to add Felipe Anderson (£5 mio), Edwin Valencia (free), Demba Ba (£7 mio) – there is a lot of them :)

        • comment avatar Nikolai Haugaard November 18, 2012


        • comment avatar Darren Smith November 18, 2012

          I’m sure I’ve already answered this comment saying we’ll take a look at Kweuke, Rilwan isn’t very good IMO (I won’t repeat that again,) and I didn’t do the Igboun profile so won’t comment on that. Anderson will get looked at once we’ve got cheaper and better players profiled, Edwin Valencia is decent but we have other players to profile first and this list has a limit of £6 mill asking price so Ba is too expensive.

          Remember every player gets a full in depth profile so we can only do so much at once.

          • comment avatar Nikolai Haugaard November 18, 2012

            Sorry misunderstood your answer before :)
            – Even if you have a £6 mil limited price, I would make an exception with Ba because he is so good :)

          • comment avatar Darren Smith November 18, 2012

            He certainly is but we have these limits for a reason, you’d say it should be £7m to allow for Ba whereas others will complain because the list doesn’t seem cheap.

          • comment avatar Antti Walker December 8, 2012

            Have you looked into Stevan Jovetic? He is sure great as an addition to top EPL clubs. Very intelligent and versatile. Did the magic for my Tottenham. Maybe not the cheapest but definetly value for money.

          • comment avatar Darren Smith December 8, 2012

            This list has a cap of $6 million which Jovetic would far exceed.

  • comment avatar Jack Hyde November 20, 2012

    Hey, I’ve actually managed to get top 5 with Stoke without buying players since my wage budget was already 100k over, but I am trying to use this list to get a few cheap, young additions, though has not worked. Comes down to tactics, which I believe you made my tactic ;)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 20, 2012

      Well we like to cover all the bases at FMS so hopefully if the players don’t work the guides or tactics will. :)

  • comment avatar Coxey December 1, 2012

    I’m currently with Swansea and need a good AML can you please help me. Thanks

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 1, 2012

      Have you tried Lazovic? He’s cheap, not natural on the left but can be trained to be.

  • comment avatar Adam December 24, 2012

    Not sure if he’s in your save but Blackburn bought Ole Kristian Selnæs in mine and he took them back into the premiership virtually on his own, looks decent for a cheap player.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 24, 2012

      Not in my save I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar Nick January 11, 2013

    i got Ole Kristian Selnæs from rosenbourg hes got a release fee of £600k and becomes the best cm in the game won world player of the year 3 times.i sold him to barca for £35m,only problem is you need the norway league open on your game to find him

  • comment avatar Dansla January 15, 2013

    Cheers man, I’ll give it a look.

  • comment avatar Jack B January 22, 2013

    Great site guys, really helpful. I have a question for you…

    I’m running FM13 on a fairly old PC. I have about 6 nations selected. Any more would seriously slow the game down.

    Is there any way i can get some of the players from the scandinavian and brazilian leagues into my game using the editor? without ‘cheating’ and throwing them straight into the club i want to manage?

    I like to start off in the championship and i’m struggling to find midfield players good enough for the premiership at good prices.

    any help much appreciated. thanks

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 22, 2013

      High Jack, unless you load the countries within Scandinavia etc you will be limited. But there is another option….I’d recommend loading just England, then instead of selecting the large database pick custom and within that screen select Europe, N. America and S. America form the continents and just tick the players with national reputation option, before pressing OK make sure the database is set to large (that option is above where you just set the continents. Now you should have better options.

  • comment avatar Brucey February 6, 2013

    You should take a look at Omer Damari, 15 finishing, 15 pace and he costs around £1.2 million. Plays in Israel, I think it’s Hapoel Tel-Aviv.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 6, 2013

      Not visible with the standard database we load.

  • comment avatar Dansla February 20, 2013

    I accidentally clicked ‘leave match’ after a good victory following a poor run before I give my post match team talk. I checked the team talk feedback in the match report and most of the team were confused and disappointed. Anything I can do to rectify this and is it likely to have an affect?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 20, 2013

      No once its done its done I’m afraid…but the good news is one poor team talk won’t wreck a season, it will take more than that, you should be fine.

  • comment avatar Dansla February 20, 2013

    Cool, cheers Darren.

  • comment avatar Shubhayan February 23, 2013

    Frederick Mitsjo and Svensson. Both are from Norwegian clubs and are really great.

  • comment avatar Mark March 8, 2013

    Maybe not so cheap on wages, but what about Llorente on a precontract first season counting as cheap?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 8, 2013

      Unfortunately all our prices are based on the very start of a new game, and Llorente wouldn’t be available on a pre-contract at that time.

  • comment avatar Jack B March 26, 2013

    I have some decent bargains i’d like to share, these are since the update. Some might not be within the criteria you’re looking for but at least other users with be able to have a look at them. I’ve tried to give a approximate price for them too.

    Yannick N’Djeng (January) – £2.5m
    Neal Maupay – £1.3 (Compensation)
    Tarik Elyounoussi – £2.5m
    Filip Kasalica – £1.5m

    Celso Borges – £1.7m
    Thomas Drage – £1m
    Oussama Darragi – £1.7 (Min. Release Clause)
    Rainford Kalaba – £2.2m
    Alen Halilovic – £2.5m
    John Chibuike – £2m

    Lazar Markovic – £4m
    Youssef Msakni – £1.5m

    Giannis Maniatis – £2.3m
    Claudemir -£2m
    Vladimir Darida – £2.3m

    Kiko Fermenia – £800k
    Gaetano Berardi – £2m
    Frantisek Rajtoral £2.5m

    Juan Sanchez Mino – £3m
    Tsepo Masilela – £800k
    Carles Planas – £500k
    Laurens De Bock – £3m
    José Casado – £3m
    José Angel – £2.5m (End of season)
    David Limbersky – £1.8m

    Sergi Gomez – £300k
    Jores Okore – £2m
    Siyanda Xulu – £2.5m
    Erik Sviatchencko – £1.5m
    Alexander Milosevic – £1.1m

    Olexand Bandura – £4m

    • comment avatar Jack B March 26, 2013

      Just so you know this was using a Large database of players

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 26, 2013

      Thanks we will look at them over time.

      • comment avatar Jack B March 26, 2013

        No worries

        Strongly recommend N’Djeng, Chibuike, Kalaba, Okore & Maupay

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 30, 2013

      TBH all of these are way below par for this list, based on our test save anyway, there are a few that I am aware can develop but those ones aren’t visible with out standard database.

      • comment avatar Jack B April 2, 2013

        no worries darren, most of them i came across whilst playing in the championship. i’m sure some of them will be benefit to a few users who read the comments anyway. thanks for taking a look.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith April 2, 2013

          Yeah I’m sure there will be some readers find that useful indeed, after all not everyone needs world class talent, lots of us want those bargains for the lower levels too.

  • comment avatar R732 April 6, 2013

    Is Leonardo Paredes any good?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 6, 2013

      Sorry he doesn’t show in my test save so must require the country he plays in loaded or a custom database of some sort.

  • comment avatar kadir May 3, 2013

    Koray Gunter of borussia dortmund.. sick turkish defender!

    gokhan töre is also a pace winger !

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 3, 2013

      He has talent but just not fulfilled it in our test save, when he does we can profile him. Tore just has too many very poor attributes, the key areas are good but a few things let him down so he’s not a priority at the moment.

      • comment avatar Michael May 17, 2013

        who is your most recommended italians or other best cheapest defender centre, of course those who are willing to play for my Parma team,thank you

        • comment avatar Darren Smith May 17, 2013

          I couldn’t possibly know who would move to Parma & I don’t know your budget but based on the list above Lisandro Lopez should work. I’d suggest using the in game filtered search tool though.

  • comment avatar Boaz P May 20, 2013

    Cedric Badjeck (fcutrecht), Thom Haye (AZ Alkmaar), Remi Streete (new castle), Adryan (flumese) and Nathan Aké (Chelsea) are very good talents. Can you take a look at them?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 21, 2013

      The first two aren’t visible unless you load the country they play in which we don’t. Streete could be good with the right development but never gets that with AI management so we don’t have a good enough profile, Adryan has already been profiled and Ake has never progressed enough in our test saves.

  • comment avatar Boaz June 16, 2013

    How about lukas piazon and fillipo boniperti

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 16, 2013

      Not really done much in my test saves.

  • comment avatar Pesbok Si Adi November 29, 2013

    i need starting XI on my blackburn rovers..i sold olsson (2 of them),pedersen,orr and goodwillie for what player can bring me to the promotion .4-5-1 with winger..

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 29, 2013

      Sorry we’re not looking at FM13 any more, but this list should provide some good players to sign.

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