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{{Infobox football biography}} is intended to provide a quick overview of an association football player's or manager's details to enable a reader to extract the most oft-needed information without trawling through the article proper.

Usage

Note: all the field names ending in 1 should be repeated for each team, e.g. youthyears1 and youthclubs1 should be followed by youthyears2 and youthclubs2 and so on, as needed.

For current players

{{Infobox football biography
|embed          = 
|name           = 
|image          = 
|image_size     = 
|caption        = 
|fullname       = 
|birth_date     = 
|birth_place    = 
|height         = 
|position       = 
|currentclub    = 
|clubnumber     = 
|youthyears1    = 
|youthclubs1    = 
|years1         = 
|clubs1         = 
|caps1          = 
|goals1         = 
|nationalyears1 = 
|nationalteam1  = 
|nationalcaps1  = 
|nationalgoals1 = 
|medaltemplates = 
|club-update    = 
|nationalteam-update = 
}}

For former players

{{Infobox football biography
|embed          = 
|name           = 
|image          = 
|image_size     = 
|caption        = 
|fullname       = 
|birth_date     = 
|birth_place    = 
|death_date     = 
|death_place    = 
|height         = 
|position       = 
|youthyears1    = 
|youthclubs1    = 
|years1         = 
|clubs1         = 
|caps1          = 
|goals1         = 
|totalcaps      = 
|totalgoals     = 
|nationalyears1 = 
|nationalteam1  = 
|nationalcaps1  = 
|nationalgoals1 = 
|medaltemplates = 
}}

For players who have become managers

{{Infobox football biography
|embed          = 
|name           = 
|image          = 
|image_size     = 
|caption        = 
|fullname       = 
|birth_date     = 
|birth_place    = 
|death_date     = 
|death_place    = 
|height         = 
|position       = 
|currentclub    = 
|youthyears1    = 
|youthclubs1    = 
|years1         = 
|clubs1         = 
|caps1          = 
|goals1         = 
|totalcaps      = 
|totalgoals     = 
|nationalyears1 = 
|nationalteam1  = 
|nationalcaps1  = 
|nationalgoals1 = 
|medaltemplates = 
|manageryears1  = 
|managerclubs1  = 
}}

For managers who have not been players

{{Infobox football biography
|embed         = 
|name          = 
|image         = 
|image_size    = 
|caption       = 
|fullname      = 
|birth_date    = 
|birth_place   = 
|death_date    = 
|death_place   = 
|currentclub   = 
|manageryears1 = 
|managerclubs1 = 
}}

Parameters

All parameters are optional.

{{{embed}}}
Enables the template to be embedded into another template, such as {{Infobox person}}.
{{{name}}}
The commonly used name of the player. If this is omitted, it will be inferred from the title of the article.
{{{fullname}}}
The player's complete name. Long names will wrap automatically to the width of the infobox, so there's no need to include explicit linebreaks.
{{{image}}}
A picture of the player, ideally on the pitch in the strip of his or her most recent team (or the team the player is most well-known for, in the case of retirees). Images should be given in the format Example.jpg, rather than [[File:Example.jpg]].
{{{image_size}}}
The image's size, given as a number.
{{{alt}}}
Alternative text for the image.
{{{caption}}}
A caption for the image.
{{{birth_date}}}
The player's date of birth. A template ({{Birth date}}, {{Birth date and age}}) should be used to add the date, but be sure to use the appropriate parameters to present the date in the same format as used in the text. The date should not be wikilinked.
{{{birth_place}}}
The location of the player's birth.
{{{height}}}
The player's height in the units most common within the country he or she plays with a conversion (e.g. by using {{convert}}).
{{{position}}}
The player's most common position or positions. If a player is known for playing in multiple roles then explain the point more fully within the article.
{{{currentclub}}}
The club for which the player currently plays, or is employed by. If the player now works in a non-playing role at the club, add this after the club in brackets. For retired players not employed by any club or federation, leave blank.
{{{clubnumber}}}
The shirt number of the player at his or her current club.
{{{youthclubs1}}}, {{{youthclubs2}}}... {{{youthclubs8}}}
A list of clubs that the player was a member of as a youth, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{youthyears1}}}, {{{youthyears2}}}... {{{youthyears8}}}
A list of years that the player has been at each club as a youth, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{years1}}}, {{{years2}}}... {{{years39}}}
A list of years that the player has been contracted at each professional club, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{clubs1}}}, {{{clubs2}}}... {{{clubs39}}}
A list of professional clubs that the player has been contracted at, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{caps1}}}, {{{caps2}}}... {{{caps39}}}
A list of appearances that the player has been awarded in league competition only for each professional club (note: Playoff matches are not counted as league matches by most statistical sources (e.g. Soccerbase and the Sky Sports (Rothmans) Football Yearbook, so they should not be included in this infobox), one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{totalcaps}}}
The total number of appearances the player has been awarded in league competition for all professional clubs.
{{{goals1}}}, {{{goals2}}}... {{{goals39}}}
A list of goals that the player has been awarded in league competition only for each professional club (note: Playoff matches are not counted as league matches by most statistical sources (e.g. Soccerbase and the Sky Sports (Rothmans) Football Yearbook, so they should not be included in this infobox), one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{totalgoals}}}
The total number of goals the player has scored in league competition for all professional clubs.
{{{nationalyears1}}}, {{{nationalyears2}}}... {{{nationalyears9}}}
A list of years that the player has played for each national team, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{nationalteam1}}}, {{{nationalteam2}}}... {{{nationalteam9}}}
A list of international teams that the player has played for, including non-senior teams such as U21, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{nationalcaps1}}}, {{{nationalcaps2}}}... {{{nationalcaps9}}}
A list of appearances that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for each national team, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{nationalgoals1}}}, {{{nationalgoals2}}}... {{{nationalgoals9}}}
A list of goals that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for each national team, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{managerclubs1}}}, {{{managerclubs2}}}... {{{managerclubs30}}}
A list of clubs that the person has served within the capacity of team manager. Please do not list positions other than team manager (such as assistant or coach positions, or director of football roles where this role is not considered managerial) unless that position is a significant part of the person's career; this will apply primarily to those with significant or perhaps primary experience in management. Clubs listed can be both local and national and should be restricted to those ordinarily considered notable in themselves.
{{{manageryears1}}}, {{{manageryears2}}}... {{{manageryears30}}}
A list of years to accompany the above clubs.
{{{medaltemplates}}}
Honours can be added here using the templates {{Medal}}.
{{{club-update}}} (previously {{{pcupdate}}})
A timestamp (~~~~~) at which the player's infobox club statistics are correct (not needed if the player has retired).
{{{nationalteam-update}}} (previously {{{ntupdate}}})
A timestamp (~~~~~) at which the player's infobox national team statistics are correct (not needed for former players).

Use as a child template

The embed parameter is used when embedding this infobox into another (see the Template:Infobox documentation which explains embedding and subboxes).

{{Infobox ABC
| name        = 
| <!-- etc. -->
| embedded    = <!-- or module= -->
  {{Infobox football biography
  | embed = yes
  | <!-- etc. -->
  }}
}}

Embedding other templates

The module parameter is used for embedding other templates into this infobox (see Wikipedia:Infobox modules).

{{Infobox football biography
| name = 
| <!-- etc. -->
| module = 
  {{Infobox ABC
  | embed = yes <!-- or child=yes / subbox=yes-->
  | <!-- etc. -->
  }}
}}

Examples

Independent

Tim Template
Photo of a player in blue football kit, hair braided.
Tim Template in the Template Rangers
Personal information
Full name Tim Tenerife Template
Date of birth (1975-01-01) 1 January 1975 (age 40)
Place of birth Template City, Templatia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Template City F.C.
Number 9
Youth career
1985–1987 Template Juniors
1987–1992 Template Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1999 Template United F.C. 75 (26)
1999–2002 Template Rangers 32 (11)
2001 → Example F.C. (loan) 15 (7)
2002– Template City F.C. 113 (46)
National team
1991 Examplia U16 1 (0)
1996–1998 Templatia U21 8 (2)
1999– Templatia 46 (13)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:56, 6 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:56, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
{{Infobox football biography
|name           = Tim Template
|image          = Nizar-Khalfan.jpg
|alt            = Photo of a player in blue football kit, hair braided.
|caption        = Tim Template in the Template Rangers
|fullname       = Tim Tenerife Template
|birth_date     = {{birth date and age|1975|1|1|df=y}}
|birth_place    = Template City, Templatia
|height         = {{height|m=1.75}}
|position       = [[Forward (association football)|Striker]]
|currentclub    = Template City F.C.
|clubnumber     = 9
|youthyears1    = 1985–1987
|youthclubs1    = Template Juniors
|youthyears2    = 1987–1992
|youthclubs2    = Template Youth
|years1         = 1992–1999
|clubs1         = Template United F.C.
|caps1          = 75
|goals1         = 26
|years2         = 1999–2002
|clubs2         = Template Rangers
|caps2          = 32
|goals2         = 11
|years3         = 2001
|clubs3         = → Example F.C. (loan)
|caps3          = 15
|goals3         = 7
|years4         = 2002–
|clubs4         = Template City F.C.
|caps4          = 113
|goals4         = 46
|nationalyears1 = 1991
|nationalteam1  = Examplia U16
|nationalcaps1  = 1
|nationalgoals1 = 0
|nationalyears2 = 1996–1998
|nationalteam2  = Templatia U21
|nationalcaps2  = 8
|nationalgoals2 = 2
|nationalyears3 = 1999–
|nationalteam3  = Templatia
|nationalcaps3  = 46
|nationalgoals3 = 13
|medaltemplates =
{{medal|Team|Template City F.C.}}
{{medal|W|Template League| 2003}}
{{medal|RU|Template Cup| 2004}}
{{medal|Team|Templatia}}
{{medal|3rd|FIFA Template Cup| 2001}}
|club-update     = ~~~~~
|nationalteam-update = ~~~~~
}}

Embedded

Tim Template
Photo of a player in blue football kit, hair braided.
Tim Template in the Template Rangers
Born Tim Tenerife Template
(1975-01-01) 1 January 1975 (age 40)
Template City, Templatia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)

Association football career
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Template City F.C.
Number 9
Youth career
1985–1987 Template Juniors
1987–1992 Template Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1999 Template United F.C. 75 (26)
1999–2002 Template Rangers 32 (11)
2001 → Example F.C. (loan) 15 (7)
2002– Template City F.C. 113 (46)
National team
1991 Examplia U16 1 (0)
1996–1998 Templatia U21 8 (2)
1999– Templatia 46 (13)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:56, 6 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:56, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
{{Infobox person
|name           = Tim Template
|image          = Nizar-Khalfan.jpg
|alt            = Photo of a player in blue football kit, hair braided.
|caption        = Tim Template in the Template Rangers
|birth_name     = Tim Tenerife Template
|birth_date     = {{birth date and age|1975|1|1|df=y}}
|birth_place    = Template City, Templatia
|height         = {{height|m=1.75}}
|module         =
{{Infobox football biography
|embed          = yes
|position       = [[Forward (association football)|Striker]]
|currentclub    = Template City F.C.
|clubnumber     = 9
|youthyears1    = 1985–1987
|youthclubs1    = Template Juniors
|youthyears2    = 1987–1992
|youthclubs2    = Template Youth
|years1         = 1992–1999
|clubs1         = Template United F.C.
|caps1          = 75
|goals1         = 26
|years2         = 1999–2002
|clubs2         = Template Rangers
|caps2          = 32
|goals2         = 11
|years3         = 2001
|clubs3         = → Example F.C. (loan)
|caps3          = 15
|goals3         = 7
|years4         = 2002–
|clubs4         = Template City F.C.
|caps4          = 113
|goals4         = 46
|nationalyears1 = 1991
|nationalteam1  = Examplia U16
|nationalcaps1  = 1
|nationalgoals1 = 0
|nationalyears2 = 1996–1998
|nationalteam2  = Templatia U21
|nationalcaps2  = 8
|nationalgoals2 = 2
|nationalyears3 = 1999–
|nationalteam3  = Templatia
|nationalcaps3  = 46
|nationalgoals3 = 13
|medaltemplates =
{{medal|Team|Template City F.C.}}
{{medal|W|Template League| 2003}}
{{medal|RU|Template Cup| 2004}}
{{medal|Team|Templatia}}
{{medal|3rd|FIFA Template Cup| 2001}}
|club-update     = ~~~~~
|nationalteam-update = ~~~~~
}}
}}

Style guide

Try to always consider that an infobox exists to support an article and provide a quick synopsis of important facts. This becomes vital when considering that the amount of space available within an infobox is significantly less than that available outside of it.

As per the manual of style entry on linking, years and dates should not be linked as they do not provide much benefit to the user.

Do not add flag icons to the birth_place, death_place, club, national team or other fields. See: Wikipedia:Manual of Style (flags).

As per the manual of style the player's height should be in the units most common in the country in which he or she plays. Units should be abbreviated in the infobox and spelt out in the article text. Ideally, measurements should be presented using the {{convert}} template, which automatically converts units between formats and handles the presentation of units. In this case, use the |abbr=on flag to ensure that units are presented in their short forms. {{height}} is a similar template designed for infoboxes, which presents units in short form by default.

Using {{convert}}:

  • {{convert|5|ft|10|in|abbr=on}} produces 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
  • {{convert|1.78|m|abbr=on}} produces 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

and using {{height}}:

  • {{height|ft=5|in=10}} produces 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
  • {{height|m=1.78}} produces 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Microformats

The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Sub-templates

Date-of-birth ("bday") information will only be included in the microformat if {{birth date}}, or {{birth date and age}} are used in the infobox. (Do not use these if the date is before 1583). Be cautious about using these if the person is still living, per WP:DOB.

To include a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.

Classes

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • url
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Infobox football biography

This infobox template provides a quick overview of an association football player's or manager's details to enable a reader to extract the most oft-needed information without trawling through the article proper.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Status
Name name

The commonly used name of the player. If this is omitted, it will be inferred from the title of the article.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Full name fullname

The player's complete name.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Picture image

A picture of the player, ideally on the pitch in the strip of his or her most recent team (or the team the player is most well-known for, in the case of retirees). Use the format Example.jpg, rather than [[File:Example.jpg]].

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
wiki-page-name optional
Picture size image_size

The picture's size, given as a number.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Picture alt text alt

Alt text for the picture.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Picture caption caption

A caption for the picture.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Birth date birth_date

The player's date of birth. A template ({{Birth date}}, {{Birth date and age}}) should be used to add the date, but be sure to use the appropriate parameters to present the date in the same format as used in the text. The date should not be wikilinked.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Birth place birth_place

The location of the player's birth.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Height height

The player's height in the units most common within the country he or she plays. The {{height}} template should be used for automatic formatting.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Position position

The player's most common position or positions. If a player is known for playing in multiple roles then explain the point more fully within the article.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Current club currentclub

The club for which the player currently plays, or is employed by. If the player now works in a non-playing role at the club, add this after the club in brackets. For retired players not employed by any club or federation, leave blank.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Number clubnumber

The shirt number of the player at their current club.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Youth club 1 youthclubs1

The first club that the player was a member of as a youth. Up to 8 clubs can be added using the parameter names "youthclubs2", "youthclubs3", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Youth club 2 youthclubs2

The second club that the player was a member of as a youth.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Youth club 1 years youthyears1

The years that the player was at their first youth club. Up to 8 clubs can be added using the parameter names "youthyears2", "youthyears3", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Youth club 2 years youthyears2

The years that the player was at their second youth club.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Club 1 clubs1

The first (senior) club that the player has been contracted at. Up to 39 clubs can be added using the parameter names "clubs2", "clubs3", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Club 2 clubs2

The second club that the player has been contracted at.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Club 1 years years1

The years that the player was at their first club. Up to 39 years can be added using the parameter names "years2", "years3", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Club 2 years years2

The years that the player was at their second club.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Club 1 appearances caps1

The number of appearances that the player has been awarded in league competition for the first club. Playoff matches should not be included. Up to 39 caps can be added using the parameter names "caps2", "caps3", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Club 2 appearances caps2

The number of appearances that the player has been awarded in league competition for the second club.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Club appearances total totalcaps

The total number of appearances the player has been awarded in league competition for all non-youth clubs.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Club 1 goals goals1

The number of goals that the player has been awarded in league competition for the first club. Playoff matches should not be included. Up to 39 can be added using the parameter names "goals2", "goals3", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Club 2 goals goals2

The number of goals that the player has been awarded in league competition for the second club.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Club goals total totalgoals

The total number of goals the player has scored in league competition for all non-youth clubs.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
National team 1 nationalteam1

The first national team that the player has played for (including non-senior teams such as U21). Up to 9 teams can be added using the parameter names "nationalteam2", "nationalteam3", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
National team 2 nationalteam2

The second national team that the player has played for.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
National team 1 years nationalyears1

The years that the player has played for the first national team. Up to 9 years can be added using the parameter names "nationalyears2", "nationalyears3", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
National team 2 years nationalyears2

The years that the player has played for the second national team.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
National team 1 appearances nationalcaps1

The number of appearances that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for the first national team. Up to 9 numbers can be added using the parameter names "nationalcaps2", "nationalcaps3", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
National team 2 appearances nationalcaps2

The number of appearances that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for the second national team.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
National team 1 goals nationalgoals1

The number of goals that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for the first national team. Up to 9 numbers can be added using the parameter names "nationalgoals2", "nationalgoals3", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
National team 2 goals nationalgoals2

The number of goals that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for the second national team.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Manager club 1 managerclubs1

The first club that the person has served within the capacity of team manager. Please do not list positions other than team manager (such as assistant or coach positions, or director of football roles where this role is not considered managerial) unless that position is a significant part of the person's career; this will apply primarily to those with significant or perhaps primary experience in management. Clubs listed can be both local and national and should be restricted to those ordinarily considered notable in themselves.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Manager club 2 managerclubs2

The second club that the person has served within the capacity of team manager. Up to 30 can be added using the parameter names "managerclubs3", "managerclubs4", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Manager club 1 years manageryears1

The years that the person has served with the first club in the capacity of team manager.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Manager club 2 years manageryears2

The years that the person has served with the second club in the capacity of team manager. Up to 30 can be added using the parameter names "manageryears3", "manageryears4", etc.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number optional
Medal templates medaltemplates

Honors can be added here using {{Medal}} templates.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Professional club update timestamp club-update

A timestamp (~~~~~) at which the player's professional club statistics are correct (not needed if the player has retired).

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
National team update timestamp nationalteam-update

A timestamp (~~~~~) at which the player's national team statistics are correct (not needed if the player has retired).

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Date of death death_date

Use exact date if known, but otherwise as close an approximation as possible. Example: April 27, 1992

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Place of death death_place

Example: Washington, DC, USA

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional

See also

Hidden tracking/maintenance categories