Template:Football squad start

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Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
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Usage[change source]

This template is used to display a football (soccer) player squad in a standard format.

Syntax[change source]

Most squads are split into two vertical columns. For these, you can use the {{Football squad start}}, {{Football squad mid}} and {{Football squad end}} templates to help with the layouting, and then use this template repeatedly within them:

{{Football squad start}}
{{Football squad player|no=#SHIRT_NUMBER|nat=#NATIONALITY|pos=#POS_OR_ROLE|name=#PLAYER_NAME}}
{{Football squad player|no=#SHIRT_NUMBER|nat=#NATIONALITY|pos=#POS_OR_ROLE|name=#PLAYER_NAME|other=#OTHER_RELATED_INFO}}
...
{{Football squad mid}}
{{Football squad player|no=11|nat=ITA|pos=FW|name=[[Gioacchini Simone]]}}
...
{{Football squad end}}

Alternative template names[change source]

In order to make easier the work of writing new squads, some alternative, shorter, names has been designed. So, you may now use {{Fs start}}, {{Fs player}}, {{Fs mid}} and {{Fs end}} as alternative templates, using the same equivalent syntax of the other ones.

Parameters[change source]

In {{Football squad start}}:

  • hidenote: By default, the note at the top of the template will always display. It can be disabled with |hidenote=yes.
  • date: Optional parameter; will display the date as typed.
  • ref: Optional parameter; will add a reference to the end of the header.

In {{Football squad start}} and {{football squad mid}}

  • bg: Use this param to specify a custom background color for the table header. Use RRGGBB values without the # sign. Example: |bg=5d9731
  • color: Use this param to specify a custom text color for the table header. Use RRGGBB values without the # sign. Example: |color=ffffff

In {{Football squad start}}, {{football squad mid}} and {{Football squad player}}:

  • nonumber: Many clubs use squad numbers, but others do not. Adding |nonumber=yes to {{football squad start}} will disable the number column entirely. If used, this parameter should also be added to every player's entry, as otherwise a dash will be shown.

In {{Football squad player}}:

  • no: The shirt number for the player, if they have one. If the player's number is not known, or unassigned, then you can use the character instead.
  • nat: The player's nationality. Use the name of the country, or its 3-letter IOC country code, rather than an adjective (e.g. "Spain" instead of "Spanish"). This is for the country that the player represents in international football (regardless of nationality of birth or citizenship, or non-FIFA sporting nationalities the player may use in other contexts). If this template is used in a non-FIFA context, then some other nationality might apply; however, this parameter is never for indication of birthplace as such, which has nothing to do with football.
  • natvar: If the relevant flag of the country is other that its current one, e.g. |natvar=1931. (see Template:Flagicon/doc for how to look up the available flag options for each country.)
  • pos: The position in which the player plays. You can use any of the four options below:
    1. GK for Goalkeeper;
    2. DF for Defender;
    3. MF for Midfielder;
    4. FW for Striker or Forward;
  • name: The player's name.
  • other: This is an optional parameter. You can add any related info to this parameter, like specifying captain, vice-captain, whether the player is on loan, etc. It will show additional info in the brackets after the player name. You do not have to specify it if neither applies.

Example[change source]

For example, the following code:

{{Football squad start}}
{{Football squad player | no=1  | nat=Spain      | pos=GK | name=[[Iker Casillas]]}}
{{Football squad player | no=3  | nat=ESP        | pos=DF | name=[[Gerard Pique]]}}
{{Football squad player | no=9  | nat=Singapore  | pos=FW | name=[[Aleksandar Đurić]] | other=team captain}}
{{Football squad player | no=10 | nat=NED| pos=FW | name=[[Robin Van Persie]]}}
{{Football squad mid}}
{{Football squad player | no=13 | nat=South Korea| pos=MF | name=[[Park Ji-sung]]}}
{{Football squad player | no=25 | nat=ENG  | pos=GK | name=[[Joe Hart]]}}
{{Football squad player | no=1  | nat=Spain  | natvar=1931 | pos=GK | name=[[Ricardo Zamora]]}}
{{Football squad player | no=   | nat=HUN  | natvar=1949 | pos=FW | name=[[Ferenc Puskas]]}}
{{Football squad player | no=42 | nat=     | natvar=     | pos=FW | name=[[Arthur Dent]]}}
{{Football squad end}}

Produces this table:

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Spain Spain Iker Casillas
3 DF Spain Spain Gerard Pique
9 FW Singapore Singapore Aleksandar Đurić (team captain)
10 FW Netherlands Netherlands Robin Van Persie
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 MF South Korea South Korea Park Ji-sung
25 GK England England Joe Hart
1 GK Spain Spain Ricardo Zamora
FW Hungary Hungary Ferenc Puskas
42 FW   Arthur Dent

Microformat[change source]

The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's name parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

To include a URL, use {{URL}}.

Classes[change source]

The hCard in this template uses at least some of these HTML classes:

  • agent
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • n
  • nickname
  • org
  • url
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.

TemplateData[change source]

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TemplateData for Football squad start

This template starts a football squad table. It is intended to be followed by the template "Football squad player". It has no parameters.

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