Wikipedia:WikiProject Football

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 styleEdit

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 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:

100% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

86.9% 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 nominations page under the Sports subheading.

Current featured content candidates
Article Status Peer Review FAC/FLC
Craig Bellamy Current FAC FAC
1987–88 Gillingham F.C. season Current FAC FAC
2014 FIFA World Cup Final Current FAC FAC
2013 FA Cup Final Current FAC FAC
UEFA Euro 2020 Final Current FAC FAC
1998–99 Gillingham F.C. season Current FAC FAC
Serie A Footballer of the Year Current FLC FLC
List of international goals scored by Ian Rush Current FLC FLC
Gillingham F.C. Current FTC FTC
Current good article nominations
Article Status Peer Review GAN
Thomas Tuchel Current GAN GAN
History of Atalanta B.C. Current GAN GAN
Philippe Coutinho Current GAN GAN
David Flitcroft Current GAN GAN
Dean Whitehead Current GAN GAN
FC Groningen Current GAN GAN
Stuart Parnaby Current GAN GAN
Clément Chantôme Current GAN GAN
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review Rating
List of Coppa Italia finals Current PR PR List
Jürgen Klopp Current PR PR B

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 Nom Date
Women's Rock Cup AfD 2021-10-14
Barbara Lorsheijd AfD 2021-10-15
Rahul V Raj AfD 2021-10-15
2008 Martyr's Memorial B-Division League AfD 2021-10-17
1994 United States Soccer Federation presidential election AfD 2021-10-17
2021 SAFF Championship Final AfD 2021-10-17
Nando Silva AfD 2021-10-17
Ari (footballer, born 1994) AfD 2021-10-17
2014 United States Soccer Federation presidential election +2 AfD 2021-10-17
2015 SIU Edwardsville Cougars men's soccer team AfD 2021-10-19
Jimmy JewellJimmy Jewell (football manager) RM 2021-09-02
Norwegian First Division → ? RM 2021-10-05
Omar KharbinOmar Khribin RM 2021-10-07
Harry Wilson (footballer, born 1997)Harry Wilson (Welsh footballer) RM 2021-10-08
Marcos Alonso (footballer, born 1933)Marquitos RM 2021-10-10
Lucas HernándezLucas Hernández (footballer, born 1992) RM 2021-10-14
Theo HernandezTheo Hernández RM 2021-10-14
Jason Williams (soccer)Jason Williams (footballer, born 1984) RM 2021-10-16
Jonathan Ball (soccer)Jonathan Ball (footballer) RM 2021-10-16
Keith Jennings (soccer)Keith Jennings (footballer) RM 2021-10-16
Kevin Richards (soccer)Kevin Richards (footballer) RM 2021-10-16
Tony Douglas (soccer)Tony Douglas (footballer) RM 2021-10-16
John Granville (soccer)John Granville (footballer) RM 2021-10-16
Charlie Williams (soccer)Charlie Williams (footballer, born 1944) RM 2021-10-16
Sheldon Thomas (soccer)Sheldon Thomas (footballer) RM 2021-10-16
William White (soccer)William White (footballer) RM 2021-10-16
Manuel Vargas (soccer)Manuel Vargas (footballer) RM 2021-10-16
Arsenal Women 11–1 Bristol City WomenArsenal W.F.C. 11–1 Bristol City W.F.C. RM 2021-10-17
FC Spartak VladikavkazFC Alania Vladikavkaz RM 2021-10-17
Enrico PezziEnrico Pezzi (footballer) RM 2021-10-18
Footballers by city in Israel CfD 2021-08-26
Category:AFC U-16 Championship qualification CfD 2021-10-09
Category:A.C. Pisa 1909 CfD 2021-10-09
Category:A.F.C. Fylde CfD 2021-10-14
Category:Uniclinic Atlético Clube players CfD 2021-10-17
Template:AFC Dacia Unirea Brăila TfD 2021-10-14

Old deletion nominations can be found in the archives:

Article alertsEdit

Today's featured articles

Did you know

Articles for deletion

(30 more...)

Proposed deletions

Categories for discussion

(69 more...)

Templates for discussion

Files for discussion

Featured article candidates

Featured list candidates

Good article nominees

Requests for comments

Peer reviews

Requested moves

(27 more...)

Articles to be merged

(19 more...)

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

(2 more...)


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