Template:Infobox football biography

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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 with in 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).

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 39)
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 39)
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}}
{{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).

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 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 Default Auto value Status
Name name The commonly used name of the player. If this is omitted, it will be inferred from the title of the article. string empty empty optional
Full name fullname The player's complete name. string empty empty 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]]. wiki-page-name empty empty optional
Picture size image_size The picture's size, given as a number. number empty empty optional
Picture alt text alt Alt text for the picture. string empty empty optional
Picture caption caption A caption for the picture. string empty empty 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. number empty empty optional
Birth place birth_place The location of the player's birth. string empty empty 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. number empty empty 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. string empty empty 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. string empty empty optional
Number clubnumber The shirt number of the player at their current club. number empty empty 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. string empty empty optional
Youth club 2 youthclubs2 The second club that the player was a member of as a youth. string empty empty 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. number empty empty optional
Youth club 2 years youthyears2 The years that the player was at their second youth club. number empty empty optional
Professional club 1 clubs1 The first professional club that the player has been contracted at. Up to 39 clubs can be added using the parameter names "clubs2", "clubs3", etc. string empty empty optional
Professional club 2 clubs2 The second professional club that the player has been contracted at. string empty empty optional
Professional club 1 years years1 The years that the player was at their first professional club. Up to 39 years can be added using the parameter names "years2", "years3", etc. number empty empty optional
Professional club 2 years years2 The years that the player was at their second professional club. number empty empty optional
Professional club 1 appearances caps1 The number of appearances that the player has been awarded in league competition for the first professional club. Playoff matches should not be included. Up to 39 caps can be added using the parameter names "caps2", "caps3", etc. number empty empty optional
Professional club 2 appearances caps2 The number of appearances that the player has been awarded in league competition for the second professional club. number empty empty optional
Professional club appearances total totalcaps The total number of appearances the player has been awarded in league competition for all professional clubs. number empty empty optional
Professional club 1 goals goals1 The number of goals that the player has been awarded in league competition for the first professional club. Playoff matches should not be included. Up to 39 can be added using the parameter names "goals2", "goals3", etc. number empty empty optional
Professional club 2 goals goals2 The number of goals that the player has been awarded in league competition for the second professional club. number empty empty optional
Professional club goals total totalgoals The total number of goals the player has scored in league competition for all professional clubs. number empty empty 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. string empty empty optional
National team 2 nationalteam2 The second national team that the player has played for. string empty empty 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. number empty empty optional
National team 2 years nationalyears2 The years that the player has played for the second national team. number empty empty 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. number empty empty 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. number empty empty 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. number empty empty 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. number empty empty optional
Manager club 1 managerclubs1 The first club that the person has served with in 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. string empty empty optional
Manager club 2 managerclubs2 The second club that the person has served with in the capacity of team manager. Up to 30 can be added using the parameter names "managerclubs3", "managerclubs4", etc. string empty empty optional
Manager club 1 years manageryears1 The years that the person has served with the first club in the capacity of team manager. number empty empty 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. number empty empty optional
Medal templates medaltemplates Honors can be added here using {{Medal}} templates. string empty empty 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). string empty empty 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). string empty empty optional