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This template is used to display a football (soccer) player squad in a standard format.


Most squads are split into two vertical columns. For these, you can use the {{Football squad start}}, {{Football squad mid}} and {{Football squad end}} templates to help with the layouting, and then use this template repeatedly within them:

{{Football squad start}}
<!-- For help using the below template, please see [[Template talk:Football squad player]] -->
{{Football squad player|no=#SHIRT_NUMBER|nat=#NATIONALITY|pos=#POS_OR_ROLE|name=#PLAYER_NAME}}
{{Football squad player|no=#SHIRT_NUMBER|nat=#NATIONALITY|pos=#POS_OR_ROLE|name=#PLAYER_NAME|other=#OTHER_RELATED_INFO}}
{{Football squad mid}}
{{Football squad player|no=11|nat=ITA|pos=FW|name=[[Gioacchini Simone]]}}
{{Football squad end}}

Alternatively, if you just want a single column, you can use {{football squad blank column}} to fill in a blank right hand column.

{{football squad start}}
{{Football squad player|no=#SHIRT_NUMBER|nat=#NATIONALITY|pos=#POS_OR_ROLE|name=#PLAYER_NAME}}
{{football squad blank column}}
{{Football squad end}}

Alternative template names

In order to make easier the work of writing new squads, some alternative, shorter, names has been designed. So, you may now use {{Fs start}}, {{Fs mid}}, {{Fs player}}, {{Fs end}} and {{Fs blank column}} as alternative templates, using the same equivalent syntax of the other ones.


For example, the following code:

{{Football squad start}}
{{football squad player | no=1  | nat=Spain      | pos=GK | name=[[Iker Casillas]]}}
{{football squad player | no=3  | nat=Spain      | pos=DF | name=[[Gerard Pique]]}}
{{football squad player | no=9  | nat=Singapore  | pos=FW | name=[[Aleksandar Đurić]] | other=team captain}}
{{football squad mid}}
{{football squad player | no=10 | nat=Netherlands| pos=FW | name=[[Robin Van Persie]]}}
{{football squad player | no=13 | nat=South Korea| pos=MF | name=[[Park Ji-sung]]}}
{{football squad player | no=25 | nat=England    | pos=GK | name=[[Joe Hart]]}}
{{football squad end}}

Produces this table:

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Iker Casillas
3 Spain DF Gerard Pique
9 Singapore FW Aleksandar Đurić (team captain)
No. Position Player
10 Netherlands FW Robin Van Persie
13 South Korea MF Park Ji-sung
25 England GK Joe Hart


  • no: The shirt number for the player, if they have one. If the player's number is not known, or unassigned, then you can use the character instead.
  • nat: The player's nationality. Use the name of the country, or its 3-letter IOC country code, rather than an adjective (e.g. "Spain" instead of "Spanish"). This is usually the country of the player's birth; however, if a player has dual nationality then use the country that he represents in international football.
  • pos: The position in which the player plays. You can use any of the four options below:
    1. GK for Goalkeeper;
    2. DF for Defender;
    3. MF for Midfielder;
    4. FW for Striker or Forward;
  • name: The player's name.
  • other: This is an optional parameter. You can add any related info to this parameter, like specifying captain, vice-captain, whether the player is on loan, etc. It will show additional info in the brackets after the player name. You do not have to specify it if neither applies.


The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's name 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. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

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


The hCard in this template uses at least some of these HTML classes:

  • agent
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • n
  • nickname
  • org
  • url
  • vcard

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