Ipswich Town fan Joshua Bull wins Fantasy Premier League after Bulgarian player disqualified

The Fantasy Premier League logo. Credit: Premier League

An Ipswich Town fan has beaten more than 7.6 million rivals to win the Premier League fantasy football competition.

Joshua Bull, who's a researcher at Oxford University, was crowned the champion after Bulgarian player Aleksandar Antonov was disqualified in mysterious consequences.

Antonov topped the final standings by 18 points, but was removed for a "breach" of the Premier League's terms.

That meant that the accolade instead went to Bull who registered 2227 points across the season with his team 'The Bulldozers.'

Bull supports Ipswich but had to put down Southampton as his favourite club because the competition only lets users choose top flight sides from a dropdown menu.

He previously tweeted: "I have a guilty confession - Saints are my second team! I'm an Ipswich Town fan really, but FPL only lets you pick a premier league team to support and I was a student in Southampton so tend to follow them more than the others!"

Following his triumph, Bull admitted he was stunned after receiving an email on Tuesday morning confirming he'd won.

"Wow, so it looks like the longest FPL season is getting even longer," he said.

"For everyone tweeting, I don't know what's going on either - I had an email from FPL this morning telling me that I've won(!), but I don't know why..."

What has Joshua won?

  • A 7-night break in the UK including VIP hospitality at two 2020/21 Premier League matches

  • A week’s worth of experiences at popular tourist attractions courtesy of Visit Britain (includes travel and 7 nights’ accommodation)

  • TAG Heuer connected watch

  • Copy of FIFA 20 and a games console

  • Nike manager jacket

  • FPL goody bag consisting of a rucksack, t-shirt, mug, water bottle, stress ball, pen, pad and key ring