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Best FM 2020 League One Players – Lower League Free Agents

Heh guys and welcome to the final instalment of our FM 2020 lower league free agents series. Today is the best FM 2020 League One players.

The best Football Manager 2020 free players for League One are found abroad. But with a limited scouting reach they are hard to find so we have done the research for you.

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Best FM 2020 League One Players Search Criteria

We have taken the below into account when researching these FM20 League 1 free players.

  • Every player will sign for Portsmouth
  • No work permits are required
  • Maximum age of 30.

All the best FM 2020 League One Players are rated by ability and we have highlighted our favourites using the FMS star. You can filter the list by position by typing any relevant initials in the search bar. Or download all 96 free agents as part of a shortlist further down.

FMS Favourite: 

The FM 2020 lower league players series:

Best Football Manager 2020 Free Players For League One List

NameAgeNationPositionMin. wage p/wRating
Aaron Niguez30espAML/AMC/MRL£5,0009.2
Guillermo Burdisso star130argDC£5,0009.0
Stefan Strandberg28DC£5,5008.9
Ben Marshall28engMR/AMR/AMLC£5,0008.8
Loic Puyo30fraAML/ML/DMC£6,5008.7
Pablo Becker star126argAMC/AMR/ST£3,9008.6
Adrien Regattin27AMR/AML/AMC£6,5008.6
Raul Lizoain28espGK£4,5008.4
Joseph Baffo26DC/DR£5,0008.4
Miguel Rosa30MC/AMC/AML£4,7008.4
Tiago Machowski26braGK£2,5008.4
Vurnon Anita30DMC/MC/DRL£4,4008.3
Cedrick star127AMR/AML/MRL£2,9008.3
Jose Angel star130espDC/DMC£3,9008.1
Marcos Remeseiro26espAMC/AMR/ST£5,0008.1
Christian Gartner25DMC/MC/AMC£3,0008.1
Antonio Marin23espDR/DC/WBR£4,9008.1
Samed Yesil25gerST£2,5008.1
Tom Adeyemi star127engDMC/MC£5,0008.1
Bicho star123espAMC/AMRL£4,2008.1
Marcel Buchel28DMC/MC£4,7008.0
Migue Garcia28espAMLR/MLR£4,3008.0
Gianluca Nijholt29MC/ML/AMC£4,1007.9
Ezequiel Michelli28argDC£1,9007.9
Jack Rodwell28engDMC/MC/DC£4,6007.9
Grant Ward24engMR/MC/AMR£5,0007.9
Alex Barrera28espMC/AMC£4,1007.8
Carlos Garcia star125espDMC/MC£3,5007.8
Patricio Bernabe30argDRL/WBRL£1,2007.7
Ivan Bella29argML/MRC£3,2007.7
Unai Albizua30espDC/DL£3,6007.7
Yanni Regasel23gerDR/WBR£2,9007.7
Mario Marin28espDR/WBR/MR£3,5007.7
F. Makhedjouf28MC/AMC/DMC£4,2007.7
Tom Thorpe star126engDMC/MC£2,3007.7
Deniz Naki star129gerAMC/AMRL£1,4007.7
Marc Vidal28fraGK£2,8007.7
Carlos Moreno27espDR/DL£1,4007.7
Alessandro Longhi25itaDR/WBR/MR£3,3007.6
Miguel Olavide23espMR/AMR£3,6007.6
Michael Schulze30gerDR/WBR/DL£1,9007.6
John Tshibumbu30ST/AMR£1,4007.6
Mana Dembele30ST£1,2007.6
Alexandre Vincent25fraMC/AMC/AMRL£4,5007.6
Jakob Haugaard star127GK£2,8007.6
Steevo Furtado24fraDR/WBR/MR£4,9007.6
Alberto Boniotti star124itaDR/WBR£2,6007.5
Francesco Signori30itaDMC/MC£3,3007.5
Raul Gonzalez26espDC/DMC£2,4007.5
S. Sandomenico29itaAML£3,6007.5
Sergio Molina23espDMC/MC£1,5007.5
Vladimir Rankovic25gerDR/WBR/MR£3,8007.5
Jonathan Ligali28GK£8007.4
Luca Baldassin25itaMC/DMC£2,2007.4
Remie Streete24engDC£1,5007.4
Xiscu Martinez24espAMR/AML/ST£2,6007.4
Cedric D'Ulivo29fraDR/DC/WBR£2,1007.4
M. Oesterhelweg28gerML/AML/AMC£2,8007.4
F. Gorzelewski23argDC£1,2007.4
T. Squillace29itaDL/WBL£2,2007.3
Antonio Romano star123itaMC£1,2007.3
Teddy Mezague29fraDC/DMC£4,1007.3
Luca Cecchini26itaDL/DC£1,5007.3
A. Tighadouini26AMR/AML/MRL£2,7007.3
Ignacio Ameli27argDC£8007.2
Joel Acosta28argAMRL/MRL/ST£1,8007.2
Diego Fuentes28argDC£1,0007.2
Diego Parras23espDR/WBR£9007.2
Jesus Suarez30espDC/DMC£1,5007.2
Chema Anton30espDC/DL£1,4007.2
Diallo Guidileye29DMC/MC£1,5007.2
Txomin Barcina28espML/AML£2,2007.2
Tripy Makonda star129fraDL/DMC£2,5007.2
Adria Carmona27espAML/ML/AMC£3,3007.2
Mohammed Aoulad27ST/AMRL£2,6007.2
Pablo Alcolea30espGK£1,7007.2
Miguel Marin29espDL/WBL£1,2007.2
Babien Boyer28DC£1,5007.2
Alassane Toure30fraDC/DR/WBR£1,9007.2
Billal Sebaihi27fraMRLC/ARLC£2,0007.2
Ilyes Chaibi22fraST£3,4007.2
Lamine N'Diaye21itaAMR/AML/ST£1,3007.2
F. Dornebusch24gerGK£1,7007.2
Pedro Sosa24argST£2,8007.2
El Belameiri28fraAMR/MR£1,9007.2
Luis Ibanez30argDL/WBL£3,9007.2
Sebastian Schiek29gerDR/DL£2,0007.2
Thomas Oulembo20fraST£3507.0

Please note: The only way to see each one of these FM20 League One players listed below is to load a large database with the following as playable. England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Argentina and Brazil. This is the minimum I usually load.

Best FM 2020 League One Players Shortlist

To download every player above simply 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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  1. Ryan Jones

    May 3, 2020 at 22:12

    This article is almost entirely useless. Just fired up a save to try getting some of these guys, and the only ones that were free agents were the useless ones. All the good ones had teams

    • Darren Smith

      May 4, 2020 at 06:11

      That is becasue this is for pre-winter updates, read the date it was written that is pretty obvious. You’re probably playing in the Winter update?

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