20 funny fantasy football names to inspire FPL players for the 22/23 season

One of the favorite parts of FPL managers at the start of each season is the opportunity to rename your team. Somehow, the players come up with ever more creative puns for their fellow managers to enjoy every year, with 2022/23 being the year. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are 20 funny fantasy football names that might tickle your fancy.

Looking to music, film, television and even fodder for ideas, FPL managers have really outdone themselves this year with their ingenuity.

1. Aaron Wan – Bissaka Nile

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The beginning of the list is a classic game on a typical “1-0” score, with the name of a certain Manchester United right back. Simple, yet effective.

2. Uptown Dunk

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Moving on to the music, where the Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars hit blends beautifully with the name of Brighton defender Louis Dunk.

3. You are everything Tierney

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This is a bit of a comeback for the veteran FPL manager. Taking inspiration from the 70s hit “You To Me Are Everything”, Arsenal fans saw the potential in their left-back’s name to make a pun.

4. Stranger Mings

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Following the names of some music teams, we now turn our attention to television. This funny fantasy football name mimics the ever-popular Netflix show “Stranger Things.” He also works for Danny Ings.

5. Thomas Frank’s machine

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10/10 for creativity on this one. A children’s favorite train features a delightful play on words as Brentford supporters pay tribute to their manager.

6. That’s so Craven

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Now there’s another childhood TV show, in which Fulham fans who watched the Disney Channel might spot a pun about the stadium.

7. Dumb and Dummett

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Even Jim Carrey would be proud of this one, as one of his most popular films becomes comic fodder for the Newcastle faithful.

8. The Lion, the Witch and the Ward-Prowse

Honestly, I’m not entirely sure if this will fit within the character limit. However, if it is, Saints fans have a strange name thanks to the film The Chronicles of Narnia.

9. Neville wears Prada

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Despite retiring years ago, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville can’t escape the wrath of FPL names at his expense. However, it is not often that there is a connection between Neville and fashion. Anne Hathaway’s movie provides a play on words.

10. Ake Breaky Heart

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After mowing down some movie titles, fantasy football managers have brought their funny names back to the world of music. Here, the Billy Ray Cyrus classic provides a witty team title.

11. Blame it on Brucey

Steve Bruce is no longer in the Premier League, but Magpies fans may still want to “blame Brucey”. Don’t blame it on the sun, moonlight or good times, though.

12. Schmeichel Jackson

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Continuing the Jackson 5 theme, the singer’s name forms a goalie-related nickname. It’s your choice whether you choose this in honor of Peter or Kasper.

13. Don’t look back Tanganga

The former #1 and Oasis classic makes a great team name for Tottenham Hotspur FPL managers.

14. Earth, Wind and Maguire

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Iconic singers of “September” and “Let’s Groove”, Red Devils fans are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to funny fantasy football names.

15. Rice, rice, baby

Finally, we’ve reached the end of the musical puns. Many may remember the viral video of Declan Rice himself giving an interesting interpretation of this Vanilla Ice tune.

16. Bowen Arrow

Already known for his accurate shooting, this FPL name pays tribute to the West Ham winger with a comical display.

17. Hanging at Fred’s

Man United fans will be hoping this name doesn’t ring true with four of their team’s biggest hopes.

18. Werner’s Originals

This time Chelsea supporters turned to treats in honor of their German striker. It certainly makes a change from the endless “Finding Timo” FPL teams.

19. Sub-Standard Liege

Here, FPL managers have moved away from the English top flight in search of a laugh. The name of the 10-time Belgian champion can be used to reflect how many of us end up performing in the Fantasy Premier League.

20. I have no idea Jota

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We’ve finally rounded up our list thanks to Liverpool fans and Diogo Jota. Again, this is a sentiment many FPL managers can relate to when selecting their squad.

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