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:

91.7% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

77.1% known importance (estimate: some more articles may still need a banner)


FIFA national football teams coloured by article class. (25 December 2016)
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
Timeline of Scottish football Current FLC FLC
Best MLS Player ESPY Award Current FLC FLC
List of Premier League winning players Current FLC FLC
Current good article candidates
Article Status Peer Review GAN
Athletic Bilbao in European football Current GAN GAN
Jon Nurse Current GAN GAN
Gareth Bale Current GAN GAN
Christen Press Current GAN GAN
1988–89 Arsenal F.C. season Current GTC GTC
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review FAC/FLC
Kerala Blasters FC Current PR PR
List of Turkish football champions Current PR PR
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 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:

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
Markus Fjørtoft AfD 2018-07-05
Josh Heaton AfD 2018-07-10
Akhi Khatun AfD 2018-07-10
Angel Lyaskov AfD 2018-07-11
Berke Özer AfD 2018-07-13
Dontan PCCM F.C. AfD 2018-07-13
List of European Olympic medalists of African origin AfD 2018-07-13
ATV Arena AfD 2018-07-14
AFC Ajax kit history AfD 2018-07-17
Stéphane Tein-Padom AfD 2018-07-18
Alejandro Herrera Corral PROD 2018-07-13
Ali Diakité PROD 2018-07-13
Ximo Miralles PROD 2018-07-13
2018 Jacksonville Armada FC season PROD 2018-07-15
Mostafa El Badry PROD 2018-07-18
Amar Hamdi PROD 2018-07-18
South American Youth Football ChampionshipSouth American U-20 Championship + 2 RM 2018-06-27
FC Stal KamianskePFC Feniks Bucha RM 2018-07-07
Francisco Javier Sánchez BrotoJavier Sánchez Broto RM 2018-07-07
Rice-Eccles StadiumRice–Eccles Stadium RM 2018-07-07
Stadium mkStadium MK RM 2018-07-11
AgnaldoAgnaldo Pinto de Moraes Júnior RM 2018-07-11
Myllykosken Pallo −47Myllykosken Pallo -47 RM 2018-07-11
Jean SeriJean-Michaël Seri RM 2018-07-12
List of Colombian international football playersList of Colombia international football players RM 2018-07-12
List of Algerian international footballersList of Algeria international footballers RM 2018-07-12
List of Algerian international footballers born outside AlgeriaList of Algeria international footballers born outside Algeria RM 2018-07-12
Thiago AlcântaraThiago (Spanish footballer) RM 2018-07-15
Adam BartonAdam Barton (footballer) RM 2018-07-16
Gilbert Van BinstGilbert van Binst RM 2018-07-17
2018 CAF Super Cup → ? + 1 RM 2018-07-18
Peru national football team kit historyPeru national football team kit RM 2018-07-18
Category:2. divisjon players CfD 2018-07-02
Category:Italian goalkeepers CfD 2018-07-12
Category:2026 FIFA World Cup stadiums CfD 2018-07-15
Template:Belgium national football team matches TfD 2018-07-09
Template:2026 FIFA World Cup stadiums TfD 2018-07-13
Template:2018-19 Superleague Greece Regular Season table TfD 2018-07-15
Template:Olympic events sidebar sub-templates TfD 2018-07-17
Twitter redirects recently created by R64Q RfD 2018-06-24
Champions League redirects RfD 2018-06-27
Template:2017–18 Iraqi Premier League group tables RfD 2018-07-12
Talk:2018–19 Austrian Football Bundesliga/doc MfD 2018-07-04
Draft:2042 FIFA World Cup MfD 2018-07-09

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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