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Random 5-A-Side Football Team Generator

Our random football team generator is a free online tool that makes it easy to generate teams from a list of names. It's really simple to use, enter your list of names in the text box and click the button that says "GO!". The tool will then, in the blink of an eye, randomly generate two football teams from the players that you entered.

Use the tool to create teams for any sporting activity where you need to sort your players into two random teams. Alternatively, you can use it for anything that requires random teams, it doesn't necessarily have to be restricted to sport. The five a side team generator can be used for loads of different use cases.

Make sure to enter each individual name or item on a new line and then click the 'GO' button to generate your randomised teams. If you don't like the first two teams that are created? Just click again until you get one you're happy with. The ability to fairly seperate your mates into two seperate random teams is one not to be missed. It'll save so many arguments on your groupchat, it's worth it's weight in gold.

Who can use the Random Football Team Generator?

Our online team generator can be used by anyone, it's not just for sport related random teams! For example, if you need to split a list of staff members for your yearly xmas quiz, the generator is perfect for you. Or are you a teacher with a need to Split a class of pupils? It's ideal for you too. Drop an email over on the contact us page and let me know what you've used the generator for?

Here's a list of uses the football team generator can be used for:

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How does it work?

Generate teams from a list of names with our online team generator, it's really simple to use. Just follow the steps below.

  • Click 'Generate Random Team Now'
  • Enter your list of names / participants in the text box, one name per line
  • Select an option to add funny team names
  • Click 'GO' to create your random teams
  • We'll use some programming magic to display your teams
  • Share your teams with your friends

Random 5 A Side Team Generator F.A.Q's

Here are a few frequently questions to help answer any queries you may have about our free online tool.

  1. How does it work?
    Our tool utilises the power of C# to generate random teams. The C# Random class is used to split your list of names.
  2. How many team names do you have?
    We have around 150 different team names and we're always adding to the list. You can view our list of Fantasy Football Team Names here. If you would like to send us your suggestions, you can use the contact form which you can find here.
  3. Is the tool free to use?
    Yes. Our random team generator is completely free to use. We'll occasionally show you some advertisements to cover some of the expenses of running this website.
  4. How many teams can I generate?
    As it's predominantly used for generating random 5-a-side football teams the current limit of teams is set to two. But if we get enough demand, we'll increase that in the future.
  5. Is Random Team Generator Fair?
    Yes, we create the Random Teams using the C# programming language. This ensures a random, fair outcome for your teams.
  6. Do you store my random team results?
    No, we don't store any names or teams on the servers. If you close your web browser the results will be gone forever, so be careful!
  7. How many names can I enter?
    As we use the C# programming language to generate your random team, theoretically it should be able to handle just over 2 billion names! Although, saying that the in browser performance would be quite slow. So, we recon the practical limit would be around 5 million names in the list.
  8. Is your code available on GitHub?
    I don't have plans to make my code publicly available at the moment.

Random Team Generator 101: How It Works and Why You Need It

It's a fairly straight forward web app, but if you want to learn more about how and why I made it, read on below. This Random team generator will make the headache of sorting your team mates disappear. But how?

What Is The Five A Side Team Generator?

The Random Five A Side Team Generator is a free online tool you can use to make it easy for you to generate teams from a list of names. It's super easy to use; all you need to do is enter your mates names, one for each line in the box and then click on “GO!”. After that, the software will randomly create two random football teams from the list of names you’ve provided. Just copy and paste the results into your group chat!

The Random Team Generator tool comes in handy on many occasions. For example, you can use it for random sports activities and for any other activity that requires the creation of two seperate teams. The uses of this tool are not limited to sport activities, so it can be helpful in many different cases.

Random Football Team Generator

A Brief History

The first version of the Random Team Generator tool came out in September of 2019. The idea from the very beginning was to allow it to be used for free. It was created to allow users to create teams from a given list of names. Once you enter the list of names and click on “GO!”, you will have two random teams to work with.

What the software helps to do is to eliminate the headache of generating teams manually. It prevents people from getting upset about what team they are on! We've all had the same arguments in the WhatsApp grouchat. All you need to do now is simply enter the names and the tool will do the work for you.

It was created by me, Michael Reynolds. I created the tool for a group of friends. I wanted a more effective way to organize all of the players in our group into two random 5 a side football teams. Everyone in the group had a wide range of football ability, so the idea was to find a way to have a fair distribution of talent and also eliminate the task of manually sorting the teams.

The first version of my tool was extremely basic and did'nt have any desigh elements at all, it was ugly but functional. Then came the version 2 of the tool, which was a little better. Styling elements where introduced so the UI looked cleaner. However, it still didn’t have the best design and it was not going to win any awards for user experience any time soon.

When version 3 arrived, I decided to added funny versions of Premier League team names, which took me hours upon hours of trawling the internet forums to find. However, it was worth investing the time because it added a sort of USP! Last but not least, with the latest version of the Random Team Generator came a brand new design, a search feature that will allow you to look through the list of team names and plenty of other free online tools.

If you want to read more about it, check out the about us page.

What Is Random Team Generator Good For?

Even though this site was born from the need to create two random 5 a side football teams, it's uses have grown exponentially beyond that. You can use the tool to create random teams not just for football, but for many other sports, including rugby.

You can also create random corporate teams, teams for family games so family game night can go smoothly, random pub quiz teams and teachers can even use it to split their class into two teams when they need to.

Whenever you need to divide a group of people into teams, the random team generator will come in handy. More than that, you can even use it to divide possessions evenly and fairly with someone. Simply enter your list of names or things and the tool will do the job of sorting them into teams.

My Random Team Generator is a tool that will come in handy in many different situations, so give it a go!

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Team Names

We're not just a Random Team Generator, we also have hundreds of funny team names in our database. Why not browse it and get some ideas for your next Premier Leauge Fantasy Football team name. You'll find something that relates your team. Search by player surname or team name.

Feedback & Support

Have you spotted an error or just want to give us a suggestion? We'd love to hear from you. Click the button below to be taken to our contact form. You'll also find our direct email address, we'd love to hear from you.

Free To Use

This app is completely free to use. We'll occasionally show adverts to pay for the server costs and any profit will be put directly back into development of the site. If you'd like to donate you can do so by clicking the button below.