Fantasy Premier League has grown massively over the last several years and there are few signs of it slowing down.
FPL is now so popular that many have managers they routinely follow. Consequently, there are now many managers that are somewhat famous.
Some are followed due to how good they are at the game, while others are known figures within the FPL community.
FPL Winners List
Here is a list of past Fantasy Premier League winners:
|2022/23||Ali Jahangirov||FPL Gunz||2,776||@FplGunz|
|2021/22||Jamie Pigott||Futbol Is Life||2,844||@Futbolislifefpl|
|2020/21||Michael Coone||Teddy Bears Utd||2,680||@FPL_TeddyBears|
|2019/20||Joshua Bull*||The Bulldozers||2,557||@JoshuaABull|
|2017/18||Yusuf Sheikh||Yusuf’s Team||2,512|
|2016/17||Ben Crabtree||FC Crab Dogg||2,564||@FC_CrabDogg|
|2015/16||Dimitri Nicolaou||Dimitris gavles||2,458||@DimitriN23|
|2014/15||Simon March||Atletico Marchid**||2,470||@MarchSimon|
|2013/14||Tom Fenley||Captain Suarez!||2,634|
|2012/13||Matt Martyniak||Divine Mercy||2,472|
|2010/11||Chris McGurn||Morons FC||2,372|
|2009/10||Jon Reeson||Westfield Irons||2,668|
|2007/08||John Frisina||FRISK UTD||2,466|
|2006/07||Mike Dolan||Divers & Cheats XI||2,268|
|2005/06||Tommy Wilson||Blue Bridge Brigade||2,326|
|2004/05||Andy Tomlins||Palace Excile||2,253|
|2003/04||Muir O’Connor||The lonely 11||2,151|
|2002/03||Graeme Haddow||Wee Wullie Winkie FC||1,940|
*Joshua Bull was declared the 2019/20 FPL champion after the Premier League confirmed Aleksander Antonov was “removed from FPL due to a breach of our terms”. His team, TooGoodFPL, scored 2,575 points.
For more information about past Fantasy Premier League seasons check out the FPL Dream Team from every year since the game began.
Can Footballers Have an FPL Team?
Yes, Premier League footballers are allowed to have a Fantasy Premier League team. There are no rules within FPL or regulations from the FA that prohibit it.
However, there may be rules within certain Premier League clubs that forbid it. This is because transfers they make within their FPL team may leak lineup information.
The problem had become so prevalent that players were told to avoid including players from their own clubs in their fantasy league teams.
As a result, there are likely various other Premier League players playing FPL but doing so under an alias.