Fantasy Football Legends
Who are the fantasy football legends of the game? Which player managed to get 300+ virtual football league points and who scored 100 points or more in nine different seasons?
Whether you have a league with friends, colleagues or your local team, nobody who enters a virtual football league doesn’t want to be crowned the season’s champion. Football opinions are fierce and typically end in raised voices or shakes of the head. Making your own team that finishes on top of the pile is one way of finding out who really knows their stuff when it comes to football.
Wagering a small amount on your hand picked fantasy team against your mates – although you can play fantasy football for free – has spilt over into other forms of virtual football entertainment. More football fans are now tuning in to eSports FIFA games between club’s official players, and you can enjoy virtual football betting and bet on virtual matches so you don’t have to wait for the weekend to analyse football odds and place sports bets.
But who have been the virtual football league legends of the game to date, and who could have won you money unexpectedly? The players we have listed below would have scored you a lot of points over the years – and some might surprise you.
The Fantasy Football Legends
1. Leighton Baines
Leighton Baines is undoubtedly one of the unsung heroes of fantasy football. Although he has retired now, his fantasy football performance was largely helped by his dead-ball specialties and ability to find the top corner or a centre forward’s head. In 13 seasons, Baines scored more than 100 points in nine seasons. The other four he didn’t reach these heights because of injury or fell just short (95 points in one of those seasons).
2. Sergio Aguero
When you look for a virtual football league legend, consistency is one of the biggest attributes that a player must have. And Sergio Aguero has it in bucket loads. In three different seasons, Aguero managed to reach a staggering 200 fantasy football points, proving to fantasy managers that he is certainly worth his price tag.
3. Riyad Mahrez
When Leicester City captured the football dreamers’ hearts by winning the title, you might be tricked into thinking the main star of the fantasy league was top scorer, James Vardy. He might have been top of the golden boot league, but it was tricky winger Riyad Mahrez who was football pitches ahead in the virtual league. During that unforgettable season, Mahrez bagged 17 goals and 11 assists, totalling him a phenomenal 240 points. Nobody got close to him that year and he continues to post impressive stats at City as he gets more game time.
4. Luis Suarez
Suarez was nothing short of controversial when playing in front of The Kop faithful. Whether he was involved in racial disputes or biting other players during the game, the cameras had to stay on him. Aside from the controversy, Suarez is undoubtedly among the virtual football league hall of fame. During the 2013/14 season, Suarez had his best year and almost accumulated 300 fantasy league points.
5. Mo Salah
Do you know the only player to surpass Luis Suarez’s fantasy league record? You do now. Mohammad Salah, another Liverpool legend, beat Suarez’s record in the 2017/18 season by amassing 303 fantasy points. He is the only player to date to break the ceiling on the 300-point mark thanks to his goals, discipline and a few assists here and there.
Who Could Be a Fantasy Legend in 2020?
The Premier League campaign is underway again and some players are already making themselves legends of the season. Based on the Premier League’s virtual football league official statistics, these players look like becoming legends of the year:
· Jack Grealish
· Harry Kane
· Patrick Bamford
· Ollie Watkins
· James Ward-Prowse
Some of these players won’t have broken the bank at the start of the season and are looking like great buys right now!