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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:

93.9% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

79.1% known importance (estimate: some more articles may still need a banner)


FIFA national football teams coloured by article class. (21 September 2018)
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
Current good article candidates
Article Status Peer Review GAN
Stacy Long Current GAN GAN
Jon Kempin Current GAN GAN
Harrison Afful Current GAN GAN
Hassan Maatouk Current GAN GAN
Lebanon women's national football team Current GAN GAN
David Browne (footballer) Current GAN GAN
Ben Woodburn Current GAN GAN
Lee Peltier Current GAN GAN
2019 AFC Asian Cup Final Current GAN GAN
Bury F.C. Current GAN GAN
MLS Cup 2001 Current GAN GAN
André Schembri Current GAN GAN
Netherlands national football team Current GAN GAN
Josh Yorwerth Current GAN GAN
1920–21 Cardiff City F.C. season Current GAN GAN
1921–22 Cardiff City F.C. season Current GAN GAN
1922–23 Cardiff City F.C. season Current GAN GAN
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review FAC/FLC
Kerala Blasters FC Current PR PR
Fred Keenor Current PR PR

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
Santa Cruz Breakers FC AfD 2019-05-04
Oscar Araujo AfD 2019-05-18
José Bibiano AfD 2019-05-21
Sergei Lapshin AfD 2019-05-22
Seanan O'Duchon AfD 2019-05-25
2019 Piper PA-46 Malibu crash2019 Emiliano Sala air accident RM 2019-05-19
Woodford Town F.C.Bush Hill Rangers F.C. RM 2019-05-21
York 9 FCYork9 FC RM 2019-05-22
Category:Seasons in Macedonian football CfD 2019-03-11
Template:La Serena squad TfD 2019-03-19
Template:2014 Swedish football Division 1 Norra table TfD 2019-05-18
Template:2010 Santosh Trophy Cluster I TfD 2019-05-20
Template:1995–96 Azadegan League table TfD 2019-05-22
Template:2019–20 Persian Gulf Pro League table TfD 2019-05-22
Eliteserien and 2. divisjon table templates TfD 2019-05-22
File:Mehdi Amirabadi.jpg FfD 2019-05-20
Template:IPLTemplate:Persian Gulf Pro League RfD 2019-05-02

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