Wikipedia:WikiProject Football

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Welcome to this WikiProject related to association football. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on how to improve the articles on the subject. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page or write yourself up below. The significant milestones and achievements of the project can be found at the Milestones subpage.


This WikiProject aims primarily to establish and organize standards for football related articles resulting in well-structured and well-written articles, and possibly also in featured articles, and also making all articles related to football easy to find.

Did you know?

These extracts from newly created football articles appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page on the date shown. A full archive of all football related entries is maintained on Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Did you know.


Write articles:

  1. on an overview of football in every country.
  2. on women's national teams in every country.
  3. on all notable football clubs in every country.
  4. on all notable football players in every country.
  5. on all notable football stadiums in every country.
  6. on all notable football competitions in every country.

Improve articles:

  1. to make them comply with standards set up here.
  2. to make them featured articles eventually.

Categorize articles:

  1. to make it easy to find what you want to find.


You can find a list of all Members here. Joining WikiProject Football is easy – just add your username to the bottom of the list. When joining the project, you should watch this page. This allows you to keep up-to-date with discussions about the project on the talk page.

Manual of style[edit]

Guidelines and help pages for writing articles and other contributions.


Manual of style for a few common types of article:


Info on in what category articles should be placed:


Numerous templates exist, how to find them and how to use them:


How to know if an article should be on Wikipedia or not:


Members of the project have collected a list of sources and links that could be of help to editors wishing to expand articles. The links collection lists all the websites of governing bodies such as FIFA and UEFA. It also contains player databases for all levels of competition, from National level to club level. The booklist lists some of the books that project members own. These members can be contacted for help in sourcing if information from these books is needed.

Assessment department[edit]

The assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Association football related articles.

The proportion of all articles with an assessed project banner is:

97.4% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

84.1% known importance (estimate: some more articles may still need a banner)


FIFA national football teams coloured by article class. (13 December 2014)
FIFA national women's football teams coloured by class. (25 July 2012)

Article statistics[edit]

Open tasks[edit]

New articles[edit]

For a list of recently created football articles, see:

Requested articles[edit]

Articles currently under a review[edit]

This section lists those articles that are currently undergoing Peer review or are currently featured content candidates. Current good article candidates can be found on the good article candidates page under the Sports subheading.

Current featured content candidates
Article Status Peer Review FAC/FLC
History of Liverpool F.C. (1892–1959) Current FAC FAC
Carrow Road Current FAC FAC
List of York City F.C. players (fewer than 25 appearances) Current FLC FLC
2002–03 Arsenal F.C. season Current GTC GTC
Current good article candidates
Article Status Peer Review GAN
Vratislav Lokvenc Current GAN GAN
Harry Kane Current GAN GAN
Tom Thorpe Current GAN GAN
Belgium national football team Current GAN GAN
Adam Stansfield Current GAN GAN
James Crumley (footballer) Current GAN GAN
2006 FA Cup Final Current GAN GAN
2006 FA Community Shield Current GAN GAN
2001 FA Charity Shield Current GAN GAN
Broadhurst Park Current GAN GAN
Zesh Rehman Current GAN GAN
2005 Football League Cup Final Current GAN GAN
1978 European Super Cup Current GAN GAN
Nea Salamis Famagusta Current GAN GAN
1984 European Super Cup Current GAN GAN
Nikola Žigić Current GAN GAN
1979 FA Charity Shield Current GAN GAN
RB Leipzig Current GAN GAN
2004–05 Arsenal F.C. season Current GAN GAN
Michael Chopra Current GAN GAN
Darren O'Dea Current GAN GAN
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review FAC/FLC
Sunday football in Northern Ireland Current PR PR PR
List of Dundee United F.C. managers Current PR PR
1999 FA Cup Final Current PR PR

Nominations for deletion and page moves[edit]

If you're thinking about nominating an article for deletion (only articles, not templates or categories), please consider the following two alternative options:
  • Does the article meet the criteria for speedy deletion? If so, just tag it with one of the speedy deletion tags and an administrator will delete it (as long as they agree).
  • Is the deletion likely to be uncontested? If so then add a proposed deletion tag to it instead; if uncontested after seven days, the article will be automatically deleted.

Only if you think the deletion will be contested and debated is it necessary to go through AfD.

When listing a deletion or page move nomination here, please copy-paste the relevant notice to the discussion:

:<small>Note: This discussion has been included in [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Football#Nominations for deletion and page moves|WikiProject Football]]'s list of association football-related deletions. ~~~~</small>
:<small>Note: This discussion has been included in [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Football#Nominations for deletion and page moves|WikiProject Football]]'s list of association football-related page moves. ~~~~</small>
  • Once you have nominated an article for PROD or AfD, it is considered polite to inform the article's creator of the decision so that they have a chance to contest the deletion if need be. Templates for informing article creators can be found in the tag links above.
Article/Category/Template Nomination Date
United States boys' national under-15 soccer team AfD 2015-07-14
Cubbies AfD 2015-07-17
List of Biggleswade Town F.C. seasons AfD 2015-07-21
Jérôme J. Dufourg AfD 2015-07-22
Addlestone United F.C AfD 2015-07-23
The Football Stadia Improvement Fund AfD 2015-07-23
Bae Sang-jun AfD 2015-07-23
Tamirlan Kozubaev AfD 2015-07-23
Abdallah Massandouno AfD 2015-07-24
Copa del Rey Topscorers AfD 2015-07-24
Copa del Rey Topscorers by Season AfD 2015-07-24
Alem Plakalo AfD 2015-07-24
Aaron Wyllie AfD 2015-07-24
Martin Ure AfD 2015-07-24
Najran 1-2 Hajer AfD 2015-07-25
Mohamed Adel AfD 2015-07-25
2016 Gami Cup AfD 2015-07-26
Enoch Barwuah AfD 2015-07-27
Jeff Reine-Adelaïde AfD 2015-07-27
Emeka Darlington AfD 2015-07-27
Kingsley Chigozie (2nd nomination) AfD 2015-07-27
2014-15 Kazakhstani Futsal First Division AfD 2015-07-27
Dovydas Virkšas AfD 2015-07-28
Michael Wilde (footballer) AfD 2015-07-28
FC Arsenal Kiev (1925) AfD 2015-07-28
Stephen Warmolts AfD 2015-07-29
João Lamine Jaquité PROD 2015-07-22
Callum Rzonca PROD 2015-07-23
20 Football Transfers That Shocked The World PROD 2015-07-25
Graham Hutchison PROD 2015-07-26
Enoch Barwuah BLPPROD 2015-07-27
CCCFConfederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol RM 2015-06-29
History of A.S.D. Imperia CalcioU.S. Imperia 1923 RM 2015-07-12
AZ AlkmaarAZ (football club) RM 2015-07-21
Category:Footballers' wives and girlfriends CfD 2015-07-27
Caribbean Cup templates TfD 2015-07-15
Richard Parker (footballer)Reginald Parker (footballer, born 1902) RfD 2015-07-15
Ibrahima Camara (Senegalese footballer)B36 Tórshavn RfD 2015-07-27
Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Football/Flag policy MfD 2015-07-20

Old deletion nominations can be found in the archives:

Article alerts[edit]

See also WikiProject Deletion sorting/Football where deletion nominations are sometimes listed.
For BLPPRODs, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Unreferenced BLPs/Full list.


Some of the articles supported by WikiProject Football have reached featured article or featured list status (FA and FL, respectively), meaning they are amongst the very best content in Wikipedia. They are listed below; a bold title indicates the article was "today's featured article" or "today's featured list" for the date listed. Also included here are articles that are featured article candidates (FAC) that failed, those that have undergone peer review (PR) as part of an effort to get them to FA status, and those that have achieved good article (GA) status, the next-highest level of quality.

Featured content[edit]

Previously reviewed articles[edit]

This section lists articles that have gone through an external peer review. This includes articles that have been through a peer review, or a featured article or featured list nomination but were deemed to have failed to meet the criteria at the time. It also lists those articles were previously featured but subsequently de-listed due to a featured article review.

Similar WikiProjects[edit]

For other WikiProjects on other forms of football, see:

Descendent WikiProjects[edit]

External links[edit]

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