The most comprehensive list of Football Manager 2021 free players including wage demands and our personal player ratings.
Our best FM21 free transfers are ranked by current ability and should be suitable for most top flight to second tier clubs.
Every year we invest countless hours head deep in research and expect this FM 2021 free players list to be the best yet. We will publish more Football Manager 2021 free players in league specific lists later.
Football Manager 2021 Free Players
Free agents are players with no contract and no obligation to a club. These best FM 2021 free transfers are available to sign for nothing and could boost your team pre-season. In the twilight of their career most will offer vast experience on a budget.
Players without a contract fall under the same work permit restrictions as fee earning transfers. Our FM 2021 free players list includes nationality so you can side step any domestic registration restrictions.
Every FM21 free player is ranked using the FMS rating system; A numerical grade out of 10, in descending order based on current ability and our personal opinion.
You can sort the list by clicking any header column or by searching for position, ie ‘MC’ for midfielders.
This list proceeds our best FM20 free players which proved very popular last year.
Our best FM 2021 free agents range from fully fledged Internationals to bottom end Premier League players and top end Championship stars.
FM 2021 Free Players – Top 100
|PR||Name||Age||Position||Min. wage p/w||Nation|
|8.6||Mark Susaeta||32||MR AMR||£22,000|
|8.6||Jack Wilshere||28||MC AMC AMRL||£18,000|
|8.5||Kwadwo Asamoah||31||DL WBL ML||£69,000|
|8.4||Victor Sanchez||32||DM MC DR WBR||£24,000|
|8.4||Alexandre Pato||30||ST AML||£26,000|
|8.4||Ivan Strinic||33||DL WBL||£32,000|
|8.4||Ahmed Musa||27||ST AML||£69,000|
|8.3||Fabio Borini||29||AML ST||£55,000|
|8.3||Pablo De Blasis||32||ML AML MR AMR||39,000|
|8.3||Daryl Janmaat||31||DR WBR||£34,000|
|8.3||Kieron Freeman||28||DR WBR DL||£15,000|
|8.3||Dani Pacheco||29||AMC AML ST||£12,500|
|8.2||Julian Korb||28||DR WBR||£18,000|
|8.2||Matthias Ostrzolek||30||DL WBL||£11,000|
|8.2||Miiko Albornoz||29||DL WBL DR WBR||£15,500|
|8.1||Alen Halilovic||24||MC AMC MR AMR||£30,000|
|8.0||Samu||30||MR AMR ML AML||£15,000|
|8.0||Bakary Sako||32||ML AML MR AMR||£7,500|
|8.0||Daniel Torres||30||DM MC||£11,500|
|8.0||Rene Krhin||30||MC DM||£14,000|
|8.0||Caiuby||32||AML ML ST||£16,000|
|8.0||Samir Nasri||33||ML AML MR AMR AMC||£12,000|
|8.0||Renato Santos||28||AMR MR AML||£8,750|
|8.0||Jose Mauri||24||MC DM||£10,000|
|8.0||Wilfrid Kaptoum||24||MC AMC||£9,750|
|7.9||Federico Gino||27||MC DM||£4,750|
|7.9||Lamine Sane||33||DC DM MC||£7,500|
|7.9||Beram Kayal||32||MC DM||£8,000|
|7.9||Adrian Mariappa||33||DC DR||£11,000|
|7.9||Rafael Galhardo||28||DR WBR MR||£8,250|
|7.9||Diogo Viana||30||DR WBR MR AMR||£9,500|
|7.9||Franck Tabanou||31||DL WBL ML AML||£6,000|
|7.8||Raul Rodriguez||32||DC DR||£5,500|
|7.8||Pape Souare||30||DL WBL||£7,000|
|7.8||Benjamin Corgnet||33||MC AMC||£7,750|
|7.8||Danilo Silva||33||DC DR WBR||£7,250|
|7.8||Aaron Niguez||31||AML AMC ML||£9,500|
|7.8||Remi Walter||25||MC DM||£10,250|
|7.8||Wellington Nem||28||AMR AML AMC||£10,750|
|7.8||Andrea Bertolacci||29||MC AMC||£11,750|
|7.7||Victor Vazquez||33||MC AMC||£10,000|
|7.7||Jose Canas||33||DM MC||£7,750|
|7.7||Vinicius Araujo||27||ST AMR AML||£8,500|
|7.7||Hector Canteros||31||MC AMC ML AML||£7,750|
|7.7||W Vainqueur||31||DM MC||£11,000|
|7.7||Nasser El Khayati||31||AMC MC AMR AML||£7,750|
|7.7||Javi Espinosa||27||MC AMC||£10,500|
|7.6||Romulo||33||WBR MR MC DR||£14,500|
|7.6||K Grobkreutz||32||DR WBR MR AMR||£6,500|
|7.6||Fabian Johnson||32||WBL ML AML||£25,500|
|7.6||Alex Martinez||29||DL WBL ML||£7,500|
|7.6||Romain Genevois||32||DC DR WBR||£5,500|
|7.6||Ezequiel Scheletto||31||DR WBR MR||£22,500|
|7.6||Gabriel Ramirez||25||MC AMC||£6,750|
|7.6||Sebastien Siani||33||DM MC||£6,500|
|7.6||Jano||27||AML AMC ML||£7,750|
|7.6||Agustin Allione||25||MR AMR AMC MC||£9,000|
|7.5||J Antonio Romera||32||DR WBR||£7,000|
|7.5||Stefano Celozzi||31||DR WBR DM||£8,000|
|7.5||Marko Vejinovic||30||DM MC AMC||£8,000|
|7.5||Adama Diomande||30||AML ST||£8,500|
|7.5||Diogo Vitor||23||AMR AMC||£7,000|
|7.4||Slavoljub Srnic||28||AMR AML||£5,750|
|7.4||N Mendez-Laing||28||MR AMR AML||£13,750|
|7.4||Joao Vitor||32||MC DM AMC||£9,000|
|7.4||Fabrizio Cacciatore||33||DR WBR DL||£9,500|
|7.4||Gonzalo Bettini||28||DR WBR MR||£10,000|
|7.3||Gianelli Imbula||27||MC DM||£5,750|
|7.3||Niklas Kreuzer||27||DR WBR MR AMR||£8,000|
|7.3||Andy King||31||MC DM AMC||£9,500|
|7.3||Jordan Mutch||28||MC AMC||£10,000|
Find the best FM 2021 players:
Best FM21 Free Players Shortlist Download
Download every free agent in a shortlist from the button below:
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Every year we test countless tactics and review the very best. For FM21 these systems will be ranked and listed within our tactics index linked below.
How to install the shortlist
1. For Windows put the downloaded file in this folder: Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2021/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 2021/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 2021’
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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