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FM23 Championship Free Agents

The SkyBet Championship is one of the toughest leagues to escape in World football. There’s Premier League clubs coming down, parachute payments, and a brutal schedule. What will help massively is picking up the Best FM23 Championship Free Agents in the newly released Football Manager 2023.

With the wages available for the top clubs comparable to most clubs around Europe, you should be able to attract all level of Free Agents. From former Premier League players, to international players, they all should be available.

Picking up bargains and cheap players in FM 2023, whether it be Out of Contract or Unattached, they could be key to success, so hopefully the list below can help provide an edge.

Below we have listen the best FM23 free agents who will sign for teams in Sky Bet Championship in FM 2023. We have loaded Every league available in England, all the way down to the Vanarama National North and South with a Large Database on the vanilla set up.

  • Every player will sign for Watford.
  • Maximum age of 33 years
  • International caps listed

All the below FM 2022 League One free agents will be ranked based on their ability.

Our best FM22 League One Free Agents are able to be filtered by position using the ‘search’ bar and below you can download the shortlist straight into your game.

Best FM23 Championship Free Agents

CANameAgePositionNatCapsPersonality
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Santiago Arias30D/WB (R)COL54Fairly Determined
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Mateo Musacchio31D (C)ARG6Perfectionist
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Faouzi Ghoulam31D/WB (L)ALG37Resolute
⭐⭐⭐⭐Toño32D/WB (L)ESP0Balanced
⭐⭐⭐⭐Edgar Ié28D (RC)GNB0Fairly Ambitious
⭐⭐⭐⭐Ryan Thomas27M/AM (C)NZL19Fairly Determined
⭐⭐⭐⭐Nicolas De Préville31AM (RL), ST (C)FRA0Fairly Determined
⭐⭐⭐⭐Matěj Vydra30AM (LC), ST (C)CZE46Balanced
⭐⭐⭐⭐Nemanja Radoja29DM, M (C)SRB2Balanced
⭐⭐⭐⭐William27D (RL), WB (R)BRA0Fairly Determined
⭐⭐⭐⭐Jérémy Pied33D/WB/M (R)FRA0Resolute
⭐⭐⭐Dídac Vilà33D/WB (L)ESP0Balanced
⭐⭐⭐Luan31M (C), AM (RC)BRA0Resolute
⭐⭐⭐Salif Sané31D (C), DMSEN35Balanced
⭐⭐⭐Tornike Okriashvili30M (R), AM (RL)GEO47Balanced
⭐⭐⭐Ewerton33D (C)BRA0Spirited
⭐⭐⭐Marvin Zeegelaar31D (LC), WB (L)NED0Balanced
⭐⭐⭐Uroš Spajić29D (C)SRB20Resolute
⭐⭐⭐João Pedro29DM, M (C)POR0Balanced
⭐⭐⭐Diego Perotti33M (L), AM (RLC)ARG5Fairly Sporting
⭐⭐⭐Håvard Nordtveit32D (C), DM, M (C)NOR52Resolute
⭐⭐⭐Lukas Rupp31DM, M (RC), AM (R)GER0Fairly Ambitious
⭐⭐⭐David Juncà28D/WB/M/AM (L)ESP0Balanced
⭐⭐⭐Álex Mula25M/AM (L)ESP0Fairly Ambitious
⭐⭐⭐Erik Godoy28D (C)ARG0Fairly Sporting
⭐⭐⭐Othman El Kabir30M/AM (L)NED0Balanced
⭐⭐⭐Tiago Rodrigues30M/AM (C)POR0Spirited
⭐⭐⭐Enock Kwateng25D/WB (R)FRA0Fairly Loyal
⭐⭐⭐Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa33D (C)FRA4Resolute
⭐⭐⭐Elkin Blanco32DM, M (LC)COL0Balanced
⭐⭐⭐Daniel Carriço33D (C)POR1Model Citizen
⭐⭐⭐Eliaquim Mangala31D (C)FRA8Resolute
⭐⭐⭐Joris Gnagnon25D (C), DMFRA0Balanced
⭐⭐Dale Stephens32DM, M (C)ENG0Ambitious
⭐⭐William Vainqueur33DM, M (C)FRA0Fairly Ambitious
⭐⭐Omar Elabdellaoui30D/WB/M (R)NOR49Fairly Ambitious
⭐⭐Danijel Petković29GKMNE24Balanced
⭐⭐Rúnar Már S. Sigurjónsson32M (C)ISL32Ambitious
⭐⭐Valdívia27M (L), AM (LC)BRA0Balanced
⭐⭐Žiga Frelih24GKSVN0Balanced
⭐⭐Simone Zaza31ST (C)ITA18Fairly Determined
⭐⭐Iván Arboleda26GKCOL1Balanced
⭐⭐Richard Strebinger29GKAUT1Fairly Ambitious
⭐⭐Anders Trondsen27D (L), M (C)NOR4Balanced
⭐⭐Víctor Álvarez29D/WB (L)ESP0Balanced
⭐⭐Miloš Jojić30M (RLC), AM (C)SRB5Balanced
⭐⭐Riccardo Fiamozzi29D/WB/M (R)ITA0Fairly Loyal
⭐⭐Suk Hyun-Jun30AM (C), ST (C)KOR15Fairly Determined
⭐⭐Wakaso30DMGHA1Fairly Professional
⭐⭐Nicolai Jørgensen31AM (L), ST (C)DEN39Balanced
⭐⭐Ambroise Oyongo31D/WB/M (L)CMR51Balanced
⭐⭐Giovani dos Santos33AM (RLC), ST (C)MEX106Balanced
⭐⭐Darwin Andrade31D/WB (L)COL3Balanced
⭐⭐Molla Wagué31D (RC)MLI37Fairly Professional
⭐⭐Mehdi Carcela-González32AM (RLC)MAR26Loyal
⭐⭐Mansur29D/WB (L)BRA0Balanced
⭐⭐Sammy Ameobi30AM (RL)NGA0Fairly Professional
⭐⭐Thiago26GKBRA0Balanced
⭐⭐Nano Mesa27ST (C)ESP0Balanced
⭐⭐Zakaria Labyad29M/AM (RLC)MAR6Ambitious
⭐⭐Sean Morrison31D (C)ENG0Fairly Determined
⭐⭐Hal Robson-Kanu33AM (RLC), ST (C)WAL46Resolute
⭐⭐Michael Hector29D (C), DMJAM35Fairly Determined
⭐⭐Aljaž Struna31D (RC)SVN21Resolute
⭐⭐Somália33D/WB (R), DM, M/AM (RC)BRA0Balanced
⭐⭐Jonathas33ST (C)BRA0Fairly Ambitious
⭐⭐Héctor Quiñónes30D/WB (L)COL0Balanced
⭐⭐George Miron28D (C)ROU0Balanced
⭐⭐André31ST (C)BRA4Balanced
⭐⭐Marc Andre Schmerböck28M (L), AM (C), ST (C)AUT0Balanced
⭐⭐Rudy Cardozo32M (RL), AM (RLC)BOL44Balanced
⭐⭐José Mauri26DM, M (C)ARG0Fairly Ambitious
⭐⭐Daniel Brosinski33D/WB (RL)GER0Fairly Determined
⭐⭐Junior Benítez29M (R), AM (RC)ARG0Fairly Sporting
⭐⭐Andrés Escobar31AM (RL), ST (C)COL0Balanced
⭐⭐Dhawlim Leudo32D/WB (R), DM, M (RC)COL0Balanced
⭐⭐Jesús Isijara32M/AM (R)MEX0Balanced
⭐⭐Mykyta Shevchenko29GKUKR0Resolute
⭐⭐Pablo Ceppelini30M/AM (C)URU0Balanced
⭐⭐Jordon Mutch30M/AM (C)ENG0Balanced
⭐⭐Kamohelo Mokotjo31DM, M (C)RSA22Fairly Ambitious
⭐⭐Kolbeinn Sigþórsson32ST (C)ISL64Balanced
⭐⭐Giannelli Imbula29DM, M (C)COD2Fairly Ambitious
⭐⭐Nathan Sinkala31DM, M (C)ZAM58Determined
⭐⭐Wellington Nem30AM (RLC)BRA3Fairly Loyal
⭐⭐Marcelo Larrondo33ST (C)CHI0Balanced
⭐⭐Jonathan Borja28AM (LC)ECU1Balanced
⭐⭐Buhle Mkhwanazi32D (C)RSA21Balanced
⭐⭐Dedé33D (C)BRA11Determined
⭐⭐Jorge Pinos32GKECU1Fairly Professional
⭐⭐Alfredo Saldívar32GKMEX0Balanced
⭐⭐Marios Oikonomou29D (C), DMGRE6Fairly Professional
⭐⭐Alex Soares31M (C)POR0Fairly Professional
⭐⭐Phakamani Mahlambi24AM (RC)RSA2Balanced
⭐⭐Fanendo Adi31ST (C)NGA0Fairly Determined
⭐⭐Daniel Didavi32M (L), AM (LC)GER0Fairly Professional
⭐⭐José Alí Meza31AM (RL)VEN0Balanced
⭐⭐Aibol Äbiken26D (C), DMKAZ14Balanced
⭐⭐Carlos Peralta32ST (C)COL0Balanced
⭐⭐Javi Espinosa29M/AM (C)ESP0Fairly Sporting
⭐⭐Miralem Sulejmani33M (L), AM (RLC)SRB20Balanced
⭐⭐Ben Rienstra32D (C), DM, M (C)NED0Balanced
⭐⭐Pelle van Amersfoort26M/AM (C)NED0Balanced
⭐⭐Marc Navarro26D/WB/M (R)ESP0Balanced
⭐⭐Miguel Vieira31D (C)POR0Fairly Professional
⭐⭐Ryan Bennett32D (C)ENG0Spirited
⭐⭐Daniel Royer32M/AM (RL), ST (C)AUT6Fairly Professional
⭐⭐Sofiane Feghouli32M/AM (RC)ALG76Ambitious
⭐⭐Diogo Figueiras30D (RL), WB/M (R)POR0Balanced
⭐⭐Carles Planas31D (LC), WB (L)ESP0Balanced
⭐⭐Jael33ST (C)BRA0Fairly Determined
⭐⭐Giovanny Martínez32DM, M (C)COL0Balanced

Every year we test countless tactics and review the very best. For FM23 these systems will be ranked and listed within our tactics index linked below.

FM23 Tactics Index


Best FM 23 Championship Free Agent 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 2023/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 2023/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 2022’

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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