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 style

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

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:

99.9% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

86.7% 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

Open tasks

New articles

For a list of recently created football articles, see:

Requested articles

Articles currently under a review

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
1921–22 Cardiff City F.C. season Current FAC FAC
1986–87 Gillingham F.C. season Current FAC FAC
1964 European Nations' Cup Final Current FAC FAC
2017 Africa Cup of Nations Final Current FAC FAC
1999 Football League Second Division play-off Final Current FAC FAC
2020 FA Cup Final Current FAC FAC
Serie A Footballer of the Year Current FLC FLC
List of Gillingham F.C. players (1–24 appearances) Current FLC FLC
2003–04 Arsenal F.C. season Current GTC GTC
1998–99 Manchester United F.C. season Current GTC GTC
Current good article nominations
Article Status Peer Review GAN
Diego Valeri Current GAN GAN
1873–74 Scottish Cup Current GAN GAN
Cristiano Ronaldo Current GAN GAN
Davie Cooper Current GAN GAN
Thomas Tuchel Current GAN GAN
James Milner Current GAN GAN
Aaron Martin (footballer, born 1989) Current GAN GAN
Smoking in association football Current GAN GAN
Lucas Akins Current GAN GAN
Ryan Johnson (footballer, born 1996) Current GAN GAN
Luther James-Wildin Current GAN GAN
Ronnie Henry Current GAN GAN
Mal Benning Current GAN GAN
Darren Murphy Current GAN GAN
UEFA Euro 1984 Final Current GAN GAN
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review Rating
List of Italy national football team hat-tricks Current PR PR List
Manon Melis Current PR PR GA

Nominations for deletion and page moves

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
Taj Varzeshi AfD 2021-07-05
Ricardo Dinanga AfD 2021-07-09
George Geguchadze AfD 2021-07-10
2016 PSIS Semarang season AfD 2021-07-11
Nicolas Tié AfD 2021-07-17
Alex Paulsen AfD 2021-07-17
Alexandre da Silva Gabriel AfD 2021-07-17
2021 WMF World Cup AfD 2021-07-17
Jamie Searle AfD 2021-07-17
Indonesia–Vietnam football rivalry AfD 2021-07-19
Tioti Maati Toafa AfD 2021-07-19
Suriname national football team 2016 +8 AfD 2021-07-20
Mehdi Hassanzadeh AfD 2021-07-20
Ben Wyatt (footballer) AfD 2021-07-20
2020–21 Football Club Matese season AfD 2021-07-20
Katie Offer AfD 2021-07-20
Al-Dair SC AfD 2021-07-20
Samantha Spackman AfD 2021-07-21
Tuğba Babacan AfD 2021-07-21
COVID-19 outbreak at the UEFA Euro 2020 AfD 2021-07-21
János Tompa AfD 2021-07-22
WMF World Cup U23 AfD 2021-07-22
Sebastian Serediuc AfD 2021-07-23
Vadim Zubavlenko (2nd nomination) AfD 2021-07-23
Guerreros Atlixco AfD 2021-07-23
Tri Setyo Nugroho AfD 2021-07-24
Bryan Panjaitan AfD 2021-07-24
Duani Pasatria AfD 2021-07-24
Ricardo Rodríguez (footballer)Ricardo Rodriguez (footballer) RM 2021-06-18
SR BrașovFC Brașov RM 2021-06-28
Borja González TejadaBorja González RM 2021-06-28
Carlos González (footballer, born 1989)Carlos Gonzales RM 2021-07-02
En Avant GuingampEA Guingamp RM 2021-07-03
Real Avilés CFReal Avilés Industrial RM 2021-07-09
Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics CONCACAF–OFC play-offFootball at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's CONCACAF–OFC play-off RM 2021-07-10
Minerva Academy FCRoundGlass Punjab FC RM 2021-07-11
Alberto Luiz de SouzaAdriano (footballer) RM 2021-07-22
History of Brentford F.C. (1889–1954), History of Brentford F.C. (1954–1986), History of Brentford F.C. (1986–present)Brentford F.C. MERGE 2021-06-13
Category:Football (soccer) in Niue CfD 2021-07-15
Category:Sadaka SC players CfD 2021-07-20
Category:Football clubs in North American footballCategory:North American football clubs in international competitions + 69 CfD 2021-07-23
Template:AFC Challenge Cup winners TfD 2021-06-24
Template:AFC Challenge Cup winning managers TfD 2021-06-24
Template:AFC Challenge Cup top scorers TfD 2021-06-24
Template:UEFA Women's Championship winners TfD 2021-06-24
Template:AFC Asian Cup winners TfD 2021-06-24
Template:Africa Cup of Nations winners TfD 2021-06-24
Template:CONCACAF Gold Cup winners TfD 2021-06-24
Template:Copa América winners TfD 2021-06-24
FIFA Winners Templates TfD 2021-06-24
Template:OFC Nations Cup winners TfD 2021-06-24
Template:FIFA Arab Cup champions TfD 2021-06-25
Template:Suriname national football team results TfD 2021-07-22
Template:1932–33 La Liga table TfD 2021-07-22
Template:National football (soccer) supercups TfD 2021-07-23
Felix CorreiaJorge Félix Correia RfD 2021-07-21

Old deletion nominations can be found in the archives:

Article alerts

Article alerts


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.

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