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:

98.6% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

94.1% 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 (26 July 2023)

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
2022–23 Notts County F.C. season Current FAC FAC
2020 Seattle Sounders FC season Current FAC FAC
List of Arsenal W.F.C. seasons Current FLC FLC
Emirates Cup Current GTC GTC
Current good article nominations
Article Status Peer Review GAN
Walter Tull Current GAN GAN
Hartlepool United F.C. Current GAN GAN
Child abuse in association football Current GAN GAN
2022 FIFA World Cup Current GAN GAN
Andy Crosby Current GAN GAN
Clément Chantôme Current GAN GAN
2015 KNVB Cup final Current GAN GAN
Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Current GAN GAN
Gedling Town F.C. Current GAN GAN
Bath City F.C. Current GAN GAN
Potteries derby Current GAN GAN
John Rudge Current GAN GAN
Mimis Papaioannou Current GAN GAN
2014–15 Arsenal F.C. season Current GAN GAN
Reiss Nelson Current GAN GAN
Keira Walsh Current GAN GAN
2023 Seattle Sounders FC season Current GAN GAN
Leon Leuty Current GAN GAN
2008 North American SuperLiga final Current GAN GAN
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review Rating
Arena Corinthians Peer review PR C-class
Stadio Olimpico Peer review PR C-class

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
Winning streak AfD 2024-02-11
Wellington Taira AfD 2024-02-13
Imre Vankó AfD 2024-02-15
Matej Senić AfD 2024-02-15
CS Auxerre Lugoj AfD 2024-02-16
UCLA–UC Santa Barbara men's soccer rivalry AfD 2024-02-17
2023 Thailand Semi-pro League final AfD 2024-02-19
Shu Shine F.C. AfD 2024-02-19
Angelo Cimadomo AfD 2024-02-19
Yamara López AfD 2024-02-23
2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualification AfD 2024-02-24
Senada Ceman AfD 2024-02-25
Paula Liniņa AfD 2024-02-25
Arbër Hebeja AfD 2024-02-25
Rashid Mabkhout AfD 2024-02-25
Nasser Meftah AfD 2024-02-25
Randy Padilla AfD 2024-02-25
Tyrone Pandy AfD 2024-02-25
Alexander Peters (footballer) AfD 2024-02-25
Jordy Polanco AfD 2024-02-25
Sophie Basenga AfD 2024-02-26
Julio Barrabes AfD 2024-02-26
2024–25 Olympiacos F.C. season AfD 2024-02-26
World Football Elo Ratings (2nd nomination) AfD 2024-02-26
Canela (footballer) AfD 2024-02-27
Džuljeta Tamsone AfD 2024-02-27
Sabīne Kadirova AfD 2024-02-27
Shaun MacDonaldShaun MacDonald (footballer, born 1988) RM 2024-02-21
Njala Quan Sports AcademyNjalla Quan Sports Academy RM 2024-02-22
Inter MilanFC Internazionale Milano RM 2024-02-23
Club Atlético Sarmiento (Junín)Club Atlético Sarmiento RM 2024-02-27
Category:Association football penalty shoot-outs CfD 2024-02-13
Category:PFK Nurafshon players CfD 2024-02-23
2030 FIFA World Cup Argentina-Morocco-Paraguay-Portugal-Spain-Uruguay +3 → 2030 FIFA World Cup RfD 2024-02-23
Piemonte CalcioJuventus FC RfD 2024-02-23

Old deletion nominations can be found in the archives:

Article alerts[edit]

Today's featured article requests

Did you know

Articles for deletion

(48 more...)

Proposed deletions

Categories for discussion

Templates for discussion

Redirects for discussion

Featured article candidates

Featured list candidates

Good article nominees

(6 more...)

Good topic candidates

Featured topic removal candidates

Requests for comments

Peer reviews

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

(38 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]