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?
  • ... that MLS Cup 2007 was the first Major League Soccer championship rematch to be played in consecutive years? (3 March 2019)
  • ... that the San Jose Earthquakes won MLS Cup 2001 only one season after finishing at the bottom of the league table? (4 March 2019)
  • ... that Dutch footballer Leon de Kogel's playing career ended following a car accident in which he had to be cut out of his vehicle by the fire service? (9 March 2019)
  • ... that the inaugural MLS Cup was played in heavy rain in the aftermath of Hurricane Lili? (4 May 2019)
  • ... that collegiate soccer coach Pete Fewing has also officiated at the weddings of two of his former players? (10 May 2019)

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:

For player naming conventions and disambiguation, please see the association football section at Wikipedia:Naming conventions.


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:

94.7% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

80.5% known importance (estimate: some more articles may still need a banner)


FIFA national football teams coloured by article class. (9 August 2019)
FIFA national women's football teams coloured by class. (21 September 2018)

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
Wales national football team home stadium Current FAC FAC
List of international goals scored by Hassan Maatouk Current FLC FLC
East Bengal F.C. league record by opponent Current FLC FLC
Current good article candidates
Article Status Peer Review GAN
Ronnie Henry Current GAN GAN
India national football team at the Olympics Current GAN GAN
UEFA Celebration Match Current GAN GAN
South Wales derby Current GAN GAN
Al Ahed FC Current GAN GAN
MLS Cup 2019 Current GAN GAN
Mark Bright Current GAN GAN
2019 U.S. Open Cup Final Current GAN GAN
Colin Grainger Current GAN GAN
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review Rating

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:

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

When listing a nomination or discussion 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>
:<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 discussions. ~~~~</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
Gavan Holohan AfD 2020-01-02
Bassam Adeel Jaleel AfD 2020-01-02
Woodlands Wellington Centre of Excellence AfD 2020-01-14
Amal Fashanu AfD 2020-01-14
Roman Grokhin AfD 2020-01-14
Football player AfD 2020-01-15
Magomed Muzayev AfD 2020-01-16
Victor Okullu AfD 2020-01-17
Cornelius Mwangi AfD 2020-01-17
Kevin Okumu AfD 2020-01-17
Heritier Luvualu AfD 2020-01-17
Ronny Kagunzi AfD 2020-01-17
Eric Ochieng AfD 2020-01-17
Peter Mwangi Wainaina AfD 2020-01-17
Nahashon Thiong'o AfD 2020-01-17
Elvis Ojiambo AfD 2020-01-17
Davis Agesa AfD 2020-01-17
Calvins Masawa AfD 2020-01-17
Levis Opiyo AfD 2020-01-17
Salim Abdalla AfD 2020-01-17
Augustine Ochieng AfD 2020-01-17
Yevgeni Nosov (footballer) AfD 2020-01-17
International A Match AfD 2020-01-17
Prudencio Garcia AfD 2020-01-18
Cooperfiel (2nd nomination) AfD 2020-01-20
Manfred Ugalde AfD 2020-01-21
New Queens Park AfD 2020-01-21
Sports Academy Tirur PROD 2020-01-18
New Aberdeen StadiumKingsford Stadium RM 2019-12-24
New Sydney Football StadiumSydney Football Stadium (2021) RM 2020-01-01
Haaksbergse Sport Club 1921HSC '21 RM 2020-01-04
Eric OumaErick Otieno RM 2020-01-10
Bethlehem Steel F.C. (1907–30)Bethlehem Steel F.C. (1907–1930) RM 2020-01-14
Venancio GarcíaVenancio Pérez RM 2020-01-15
Reece James (footballer, born 1999)Reece James RM 2020-01-16
Jon Xabier VidalJonxa Vidal RM 2020-01-16
Francisco Javier UríaFrancisco Uría RM 2020-01-17
African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women → ? RM 2020-01-17
Fabricio AgostoFabri (footballer, born 1987) RM 2020-01-18
Rafael Tresaco BlascoRafa Tresaco RM 2020-01-18
Erling Braut HålandErling Haaland RM 2020-01-19
Loyola FCF.C. Meralco Manila RM 2020-01-19
José Ramón González PérezJosé Ramón (footballer, born 1968) RM 2020-01-19
Pablo Trigueros EstradaPablo Trigueros RM 2020-01-20
Category:Wydad AC footballers CfD 2019-11-01
Template:2003–04 Ligue 1 table TfD 2020-01-17
File:Dacia Unirea Braila in 1993.jpg FfD 2020-01-16

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.