Fantasy Football is top-rated amongst fans and punters who want to try out as managers. After you complete the necessary steps to register an account and picked your initial squad, you have to do the inevitable and pick your team name. Many people want to make an impression with their team or league name, and there are examples of pretty funny and witty names. We decided to present you with some of them, and in case you don't get the reference we will explain them.
There are millions of possibilities when designing your team or league name, which can be related to a specific player, a witty pun, music, a movie, or any other aspect you are interested in. Here are some of the more interesting and hilarious names created in the past.
Fantasy Team and League Names Related to Footballers
People relate to their favorite players most and tend to choose spin-off names or puns related to different players. Harry Kane is a widely popular footballer who plays as a striker, and there have been a few league and team names that were inspired by him, such as:
- “Citizen Kane,” which is also the name of a 1941 American feature film by Orson Welles, features the famous striker's last name. People who love old movies are going to like this one.
- “When Harry Met Alli” refers to the 1989 comedy movie with a similar sounding name and connects the two Tottenham Hotspur teammates, Harry Kane, and Dele Alli.
- “No Kane, No Gain” is a fantasy name about an old proverb which many people use today.
Here are other unique names connected to Premier League players:
- Pjanic at the Disco – Miralem Pjanic's last name sounds very much like the name of the famous pop-rock band from Las Vegas.
- Obi-Wan Iwobi – Nigerian winger and forward Alex Iwobi's last name sounds perfectly alongside the Star Wars teacher Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- Silence of the Lahms – this interesting fantasy name refers to Philip Lahm, a retired defender and right back, and the popular 1991 psychological horror film “Silence of the Lambs.”
- The Big Lewandowski – Robert Lewandowski's name sounds strikingly familiar to the 1998 famous crime comedy film “The Big Lebowski.” Naturally, it would be the perfect name for your league or team.
- Deeney in a Bottle – “Genie in a Bottle” is a famous Christina Aguilera song, and Troy Deeney's last name is similar in sound to the word “genie.”
- Alisson Wonderland – everyone knows what “Alice in Wonderland” is, but do you know who Alisson is? The Brazilian goalkeeper currently plays for Liverpool and is very successful.
- Earth, Wind & Maguire – Harry Maguire's last name fits perfectly, replacing the last word in the Earth, Wind & Fire (American band) band name.
- Two's Kompany – Vincent Kompany's last name sounds strikingly familiar to the word “company,” and when you replace it in the saying “Two's Kompany, three's a crowd,” it becomes catchy.
- Purple Reina – fans of Prince will appreciate the reference in this fantasy name connected to Pepe Reina – a famous Spanish goalkeeper.
- Lallanas in Pyjamas refers to Russell Punter's book and Adam Lallana (Brighton's midfielder).
- The Wizard of Ozil refers to Arsenal's midfielder and the popular 1939 classic fantasy film “The Wizard of Oz.”
- Guns ‘N Moses – this name comes from combining famous winger Victor Moses and the famous American hard rock band established in 1985.
- Lord of the Ings – the English forward Danny Ings's last name combined with the J. R. R. Tolkien novel, which was later made into a film series.
- Klopps and Robbers – another combination of a classic film name and the German football manager and former player Jürgen Klopp.
- Neville wears Prada – English football coach Gary Neville's last name fits in with the famous 2006 Meryl Streep movie title.
- Boom Xhakalaka – it's a combination of the pop-culture Sly & The Family Stone song “I Want to Take You Higher” and Granit Xhaka, the Swiss footballer who plays in the midfielder position for the English club Arsenal.
- Cesc and the City – this team name merges Cesc Fàbregas, who is a Spanish midfielder who plays for the Ligue 1 club Monaco and the 1998 American HBO TV show starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Another team name involving Cesc is “Absolutely Fabregas,” which links his last name and the 1992 TV series.
- Moves Like Agger – the name refers to the pop-culture Maroon 5 song featuring Christina Aguilera and former Danish footballer Daniel Agger.
- Krul Intentions – Norwich City's goalkeeper Tim Krul and the 1999 drama movie Cruel Intentions starring Sarah Michelle Gellar merged. Other names featuring Krul's name are “Only Kruls & Horses” and “Krul and the Gang.”
- Hakuna Juan Mata – everyone is familiar with the Swahili phrase Hakuna Matata, which means “no worries,” sounds similar to Juan Mata's last name. The combination is a great choice for a league team name.
- The Zarate Kid – the name comes from merging the cult classic movie The Karate Kid and Argentine forward Mauro Zárate's names.
Fantasy League and Team Names Related to Existing Clubs
Some league or team names are related to specific clubs instead of players, and although they aren't as popular, people still enjoy the wordplay. Here are some examples:
- Bilbao Baggins (Athletic Bilbao + Bilbo Baggins, Tolkien's character)
- Olympique Mayonnaise (Olympique de Marseille + mayonnaise brand Olympia)
- Fiorentina Turner (Fiorentina + singer Tina Turner)
- Expected Toulouse (sounds like the phrase “Expected to Lose)
- Cameroon Diaz (Cameroon national team + actress Cameron Diaz)
People are good at coming up with catchy and memorable names, especially famous music, movies, or athletes. The pronunciation of these phrases is similar, and that's why they sound so catchy. We only presented you with the most popular league names in the FPL (Fantasy Premier League). We can't wait to see what future managers in the game will come up with. There are many possibilities, and you might be the person to introduce the funniest team or club name to FPL, so start thinking!