These little-known Aussie names have been fighting for a career abroad and are soon going to be freebies on the open market.

As part of FTBL's winter free-agent bonanza, we're counting down the top 10 Aussie free agents playing overseas that aren't household names. That means less Mile's and more Mebrahtu's.

Don't let the big, fat zero on the price-tag fool you, there are some seriously talented Australians on this list, many of whom have been in or around the Socceroos club at some point without ever quite weaselling past the bouncer.

So without further ado, let's check out what Europe could be missing out on...

12. ANDREW MARVEGGIO

Another former Fortuna Sittard midfielder, Marveggio is getting on a little at 27, but is still an obscure name to most Australian fans as he's done the rounds in the German lower-leagues.

A former Adelaide City product who started off his career promisingly across multiple Dutch clubs, Marveggio's most recent spell was in the Serbian SuperLiga, where he could only fashion three league games for Macva Sabac.Β 

β€œIt is a very different step compared to where I was playing in the Netherlands and Germany, and going from the west to the east side of Europe,” he told World Football Index last year.

β€œI am relishing the chance to improve myself and my football here in Serbia. It has been a very good experience.

β€œMacva Sabac have definitely helped me and my football to go to another level, and the club have been very supportive in getting me ready to play in the Serbian SuperLiga.”

He's a short, agile player who can also play in the backline and while he's generally played in less prestigious competitions, until recently he played regularly wherever he travelled, so it will be interesting to see where Marveggio's future takes him.