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 the Brazilian football defender Marquinhos was surprised by how many goals he scored after joining Paris Saint-Germain? (27 April 2016)
  • ... that "If I wanted you to understand it, I'd explain it better" is a favorite expression in Cruijffiaans, the idiolect of Dutch soccer coach Johan Cruyff? (30 April 2016)
  • ... that Liverpool F.C. striker Paul Walsh received months of treatment from a broken ultrasound machine? (2 May 2016)
  • ... that when growing up in Ireland, Terry Conroy was sentenced to probation for playing football in the street? (18 June 2016)
  • ... that Tommy Lawton held the record as the youngest player to score on his England debut for 78 years? (23 June 2016)

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:

95.9% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

83.6% known importance (estimate: some more articles may still need a banner)


FIFA national football teams coloured by article class. (7 October 2015)
FIFA national women's football teams coloured by class. (7 October 2015)

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. (1985–present) Current FAC FAC
2003–04 Arsenal F.C. season Current FAC FAC
List of S.L. Benfica players (25–99 appearances) Current FLC FLC
List of international goals scored by Miroslav Klose Current FLC FLC
Emirates Cup Current FLC FLC
Current good article candidates
Article Status Peer Review GAN
S.L. Benfica in European football Current GAN PR GAN
2015–16 York City F.C. season Current GAN GAN
Hussein Saeed Current GAN GAN
2015 UEFA Champions League Final Current GAN GAN
2015–16 Bengaluru FC season Current GAN GAN
1988 Football League Cup Final Current GAN GAN
Fraser Forster Current GAN GAN
Clube Atlético Mineiro Current GAN PR GAN
Pelé Current GAN PR GAN
Cypriot Second Division Current GAN GAN
2007 Emirates Cup Current GAN GAN
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review FAC/FLC
Arsène Wenger Current PR PR
List of Romanian football champions 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
Yassin Fortune AfD 2016-07-03
List of All-time appearances for USM Alger AfD 2016-07-08
A62 derby + 4 AfD 2016-07-15
2010–11 AFC Wimbledon season + 9 AfD 2016-07-17
Asia–Pacific Football Academy AfD 2016-07-20
Anid Travančić AfD 2016-07-20
Alan Forrest AfD 2016-07-20
Religious Views of Zlatan Ibrahimović AfD 2016-07-21
Sven Jajcinovic AfD 2016-07-22
Jay Lee Harris AfD 2016-07-22
Maximilian Rothenbücher AfD 2016-07-22
Daniel Steimel AfD 2016-07-22
Nikola Jelisic + 5 AfD 2016-07-22
Emil Audero AfD 2016-07-26
Saife-Eddine Alami AfD 2016-07-27
Theo Hernández AfD 2016-07-27
Odsonne Édouard (2nd nomination) AfD 2016-07-28
Callum Crane PROD 2016-07-25
Oli Shaw (footballer) PROD 2016-07-27
Scott Thomsen PROD 2016-07-27
FC Dnipro DnipropetrovskFC Dnipro RM 2016-07-20
FC Stal DniprodzerzhynskFC Stal Kamianske RM 2016-07-20
FC Zirka KirovohradFC Zirka Kropyvnytskyi RM 2016-07-20
Category:Chinese-owned football clubs CfD 2016-07-21

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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