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.

Obtain non-copyrighted images to improve the quality of our articles


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:

98.9% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

87.4% 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 nominations page under the Sports subheading.

Current featured content candidates
Article Status Peer Review FAC/FLC
1950–51 Gillingham F.C. season Current FAC FAC
List of Seattle Sounders FC seasons Current FLC FLC
List of Lebanon international footballers born outside Lebanon Current FLC FLC
Current good article nominations
Article Status Peer Review GAN
2022 EFL Championship play-off final Current GAN GAN
Gavin Massey Current GAN GAN
Funso Ojo Current GAN GAN
Juventus Next Gen Current GAN GAN
Bath City F.C. Current GAN GAN
Adelaide City FC Current GAN GAN
2006 FIFA World Cup Group A Current GAN GAN
Birmingham St George's F.C. Current GAN GAN
Seattle SeaDogs Current GAN GAN
1919 Copa del Rey Final Current GAN GAN
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review Rating
2002 FIFA World Cup B-class 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 Nom Date
Ryan Robbins (footballer) AfD 2023-02-19
Kira Bertrand AfD 2023-02-27
2023 SAFF Club Championship AfD 2023-03-12
Jahzara Claxton AfD 2023-03-12
Griffith Vaissaire AfD 2023-03-13
New Zealand national football B team results AfD 2023-03-14
Callum Brain AfD 2023-03-15
Asmad AfD 2023-03-15
Pawan Singh (footballer) AfD 2023-03-15
Dean Walling AfD 2023-03-16
Eglinton F.C. AfD 2023-03-16
László Oláh AfD 2023-03-16
Louardi Badjika AfD 2023-03-17
Adílio Varela (3rd nomination) AfD 2023-03-17
2005–06 Birinci Lig AfD 2023-03-17
Seiya Da Costa Lay AfD 2023-03-18
Constantinos Christou AfD 2023-03-18
Panuwat Kongchan AfD 2023-03-19
Nikita Dudo AfD 2023-03-19
Alliance F.C. AfD 2023-03-19
Nicolas Zambrano AfD 2023-03-19
Rafael Olave AfD 2023-03-19
Álvaro Villalón AfD 2023-03-19
Martín Canales AfD 2023-03-19
Peter Haworth (Footballer) AfD 2023-03-20
Lars Kindgen AfD 2023-03-20
Celestine Onyeka Obi AfD 2023-03-21
Akpo Godwin AfD 2023-03-21
Paul Harries AfD 2023-03-21
Zacari Hughes AfD 2023-03-21
Rohit Thakur (soccer) AfD 2023-03-21
Joshua Calderón AfD 2023-03-21
Ali Jan Faizi AfD 2023-03-21
Glenn Ong Jing Jie AfD 2023-03-21
Harburger TB AfD 2023-03-22
Hamburg-Eimsbütteler Ballspiel-Club AfD 2023-03-22
Fall River MarksmenFall River F.C. RM 2023-03-11
2021–22 Egyptian Super Cup2020–21 Egyptian Super Cup RM 2023-03-13
Idan ToklometyIdan Gorno RM 2023-03-16
NRB Teleghma (NRBT/B)NRB Teleghma RM 2023-03-18
Manhattan Jaspers soccerManhattan Jaspers men's soccer RM 2023-03-19
Luis Suárez (footballer, born 1997)Luis Suárez (Colombian footballer) RM 2023-03-19
Kouadio KonéManu Koné RM 2023-03-19
Aline De LimaAline Milene RM 2023-03-20
2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations2015 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations RM 2023-03-21
Draft:Karna SolskjærKarna Solskjær Merge 2023-03-07
Canadian Premier League table templates TfD 2023-03-17

Old deletion nominations can be found in the archives:

Article alerts[edit]

Did you know

Articles for deletion

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Proposed deletions

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Templates for discussion

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Featured article candidates

Featured list candidates

Good article nominees

Good article reassessments

Peer reviews

Requested moves

(12 more...)

Articles to be merged

(5 more...)

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

(126 more...)

Recognised content[edit]

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]