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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 styleEdit

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 departmentEdit

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


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

80.2% 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 statisticsEdit

Open tasksEdit

New articlesEdit

For a list of recently created football articles, see:

Requested articlesEdit

Articles currently under a reviewEdit

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
Ninian Park Current FAC FAC
Dundalk F.C. Current FAC FAC
MLS Cup 1996 Current FAC FAC
List of Austria international footballers Current FLC FLC
List of international goals scored by Sunil Chhetri Current FLC FLC
Current good article candidates
Article Status Peer Review GAN
Álvaro Betancourt Current GAN GAN
Conner Cappelletti Current GAN GAN
Mike Avery Current GAN GAN
Ronnie Henry Current GAN GAN
India national football team at the Olympics Current GAN GAN
History of Cardiff City F.C. (1899–1962) Current GAN GAN
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review Rating
Cristiano Ronaldo Current PR PR B-class
Wales national football team home stadium Current PR PR GA

Nominations for deletion and page movesEdit

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
Danny El-Hage AfD 2019-10-13
Aaron Drinan AfD 2019-10-16
Dacia Unirea Brăila team results AfD 2019-10-16
Trinidad and Tobago 2–1 United States (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification) AfD 2019-10-16
Albert Muema AfD 2019-10-17
Mathias Serin AfD 2019-10-18
David Serrano AfD 2019-10-18
San Felipe F.C. AfD 2019-10-18
Chonnaphat Buaphan AfD 2019-10-19
Karim Safsaf AfD 2019-10-21
List of international goals scored by Kyaw Ko Ko + 1 AfD 2019-10-22
Betegy AfD 2019-10-22
Felipe Nogueira AfD 2019-10-22
2015–16 Sloboda Užice season AfD 2019-10-22
Ashley Maynard-Brewer AfD 2019-10-22
Andriy Karimov AfD 2019-10-23
Aria Barzegar AfD 2019-10-23
Al-Anwar Club Stadium AfD 2019-10-23
Ahmed Hassan MahgoubAhmed Hassan (footballer, born 1993) RM 2019-10-16
Juan José Cañas GutiérrezJuanjo Cañas RM 2019-10-17
Raúl (footballer)Raúl González RM 2019-10-17
António Jesus CorreiaJesus Correia RM 2019-10-18
Onur Bulut (footballer, born 1994)Onur Bulut RM 2019-10-20
Colin Larkin (footballer)Colin Larkin RM 2019-10-20
Rodri (footballer)Rodrigo (footballer, born 1996) RM 2019-10-21
Alex Taylor (footballer)Alex Taylor (Scottish footballer) RM 2019-10-21
Soccer in South AfricaAssociation football in South Africa RM 2019-10-22
Diogo Costa PintoDiogo Pinto (footballer) RM 2019-10-22
Category:OKC Energy U23 players
Category:Oklahoma City Energy U23 players
CfD 2019-10-08
New Zealand association football clubs CfD 2019-10-18
Template:Jacksonville Armada FC squad TfD 2019-10-19
Template:Netherlands Football League champions TfD 2019-10-19
Template:2016 Belarusian Premier League table TfD 2019-10-20
Russia national football team logo in infobox RfC 2019-10-18

Old deletion nominations can be found in the archives:

Article alertsEdit

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 contentEdit