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{{Infobox football biography}} is intended to provide a quick overview of an association football player's or manager's details to enable a reader to extract the most oft-needed information without trawling through the article proper.

Usageಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

Note: all the field names ending in 1 should be repeated for each team, e.g. youthyears1 and youthclubs1 should be followed by youthyears2 and youthclubs2 and so on, as needed.

For current players

{{Infobox football biography
|embed          = 
|name           = 
|image          = 
|image_size     = 
|caption        = 
|fullname       = 
|birth_date     = 
|birth_place    = 
|height         = 
|position       = 
|currentclub    = 
|clubnumber     = 
|youthyears1    = 
|youthclubs1    = 
|years1         = 
|clubs1         = 
|caps1          = 
|goals1         = 
|nationalyears1 = 
|nationalteam1  = 
|nationalcaps1  = 
|nationalgoals1 = 
|medaltemplates = 
|club-update    = 
|nationalteam-update = 
}}

For former players

{{Infobox football biography
|embed          = 
|name           = 
|image          = 
|image_size     = 
|caption        = 
|fullname       = 
|birth_date     = 
|birth_place    = 
|death_date     = 
|death_place    = 
|height         = 
|position       = 
|youthyears1    = 
|youthclubs1    = 
|years1         = 
|clubs1         = 
|caps1          = 
|goals1         = 
|totalcaps      = 
|totalgoals     = 
|nationalyears1 = 
|nationalteam1  = 
|nationalcaps1  = 
|nationalgoals1 = 
|medaltemplates = 
}}

For players who have become managers

{{Infobox football biography
|embed          = 
|name           = 
|image          = 
|image_size     = 
|caption        = 
|fullname       = 
|birth_date     = 
|birth_place    = 
|death_date     = 
|death_place    = 
|height         = 
|position       = 
|currentclub    = 
|youthyears1    = 
|youthclubs1    = 
|years1         = 
|clubs1         = 
|caps1          = 
|goals1         = 
|totalcaps      = 
|totalgoals     = 
|nationalyears1 = 
|nationalteam1  = 
|nationalcaps1  = 
|nationalgoals1 = 
|medaltemplates = 
|manageryears1  = 
|managerclubs1  = 
}}

For managers who have not been players

{{Infobox football biography
|embed         = 
|name          = 
|image         = 
|image_size    = 
|caption       = 
|fullname      = 
|birth_date    = 
|birth_place   = 
|death_date    = 
|death_place   = 
|currentclub   = 
|manageryears1 = 
|managerclubs1 = 
}}

Parametersಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

All parameters are optional.

{{{embed}}}
Enables the template to be embedded into another template, such as {{Infobox person}}.
{{{name}}}
The commonly used name of the player. If this is omitted, it will be inferred from the title of the article.
{{{fullname}}}
The player's complete name. Long names will wrap automatically to the width of the infobox, so there's no need to include explicit linebreaks.
{{{image}}}
A picture of the player, ideally on the pitch in the strip of his or her most recent team (or the team the player is most well-known for, in the case of retirees). Images should be given in the format Example.jpg, rather than [[File:Example.jpg]].
{{{image_size}}}
The image's size, given as a number.
{{{alt}}}
Alternative text for the image.
{{{caption}}}
A caption for the image.
{{{birth_date}}}
The player's date of birth. A template ({{Birth date}}, {{Birth date and age}}) should be used to add the date, but be sure to use the appropriate parameters to present the date in the same format as used in the text. The date should not be wikilinked.
{{{birth_place}}}
The location of the player's birth.
{{{height}}}
The player's height in the units most common within the country he or she plays with a conversion (e.g. by using {{convert}}).
{{{position}}}
The player's most common position or positions. If a player is known for playing in multiple roles then explain the point more fully within the article.
{{{currentclub}}}
The club for which the player currently plays, or is employed by. If the player now works in a non-playing role at the club, add this after the club in brackets. For retired players not employed by any club or federation, leave blank.
{{{clubnumber}}}
The shirt number of the player at his or her current club.
{{{youthclubs1}}}, {{{youthclubs2}}}... {{{youthclubs8}}}
A list of clubs that the player was a member of as a youth, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{youthyears1}}}, {{{youthyears2}}}... {{{youthyears8}}}
A list of years that the player has been at each club as a youth, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{years1}}}, {{{years2}}}... {{{years39}}}
A list of years that the player has been contracted at each professional club, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{clubs1}}}, {{{clubs2}}}... {{{clubs39}}}
A list of professional clubs that the player has been contracted at, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{caps1}}}, {{{caps2}}}... {{{caps39}}}
A list of appearances that the player has been awarded in league competition only for each professional club (note: Playoff matches are not counted as league matches by most statistical sources (e.g. Soccerbase and the Sky Sports (Rothmans) Football Yearbook, so they should not be included in this infobox), one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{totalcaps}}}
The total number of appearances the player has been awarded in league competition for all professional clubs.
{{{goals1}}}, {{{goals2}}}... {{{goals39}}}
A list of goals that the player has been awarded in league competition only for each professional club (note: Playoff matches are not counted as league matches by most statistical sources (e.g. Soccerbase and the Sky Sports (Rothmans) Football Yearbook, so they should not be included in this infobox), one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{totalgoals}}}
The total number of goals the player has scored in league competition for all professional clubs.
{{{nationalyears1}}}, {{{nationalyears2}}}... {{{nationalyears9}}}
A list of years that the player has played for each national team, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{nationalteam1}}}, {{{nationalteam2}}}... {{{nationalteam9}}}
A list of international teams that the player has played for, including non-senior teams such as U21, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{nationalcaps1}}}, {{{nationalcaps2}}}... {{{nationalcaps9}}}
A list of appearances that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for each national team, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{nationalgoals1}}}, {{{nationalgoals2}}}... {{{nationalgoals9}}}
A list of goals that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for each national team, one per attribute, earliest to latest.
{{{managerclubs1}}}, {{{managerclubs2}}}... {{{managerclubs30}}}
A list of clubs that the person has served within the capacity of team manager. Please do not list positions other than team manager (such as assistant or coach positions, or director of football roles where this role is not considered managerial) unless that position is a significant part of the person's career; this will apply primarily to those with significant or perhaps primary experience in management. Clubs listed can be both local and national and should be restricted to those ordinarily considered notable in themselves.
{{{manageryears1}}}, {{{manageryears2}}}... {{{manageryears30}}}
A list of years to accompany the above clubs.
{{{medaltemplates}}}
Honours can be added here using the templates {{Medal}}.
{{{club-update}}} (previously {{{pcupdate}}})
A timestamp (~~~~~) at which the player's infobox club statistics are correct (not needed if the player has retired).
{{{nationalteam-update}}} (previously {{{ntupdate}}})
A timestamp (~~~~~) at which the player's infobox national team statistics are correct (not needed for former players).

Use as a child templateಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

The embed parameter is used when embedding this infobox into another (see the Template:Infobox documentation which explains embedding and subboxes).

{{Infobox ABC
| name        = 
| <!-- etc. -->
| embedded    = <!-- or module= -->
  {{Infobox football biography
  | embed = yes
  | <!-- etc. -->
  }}
}}

Embedding other templatesಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

The module parameter is used for embedding other templates into this infobox (see Wikipedia:Infobox modules).

{{Infobox football biography
| name = 
| <!-- etc. -->
| module = 
  {{Infobox ABC
  | embed = yes <!-- or child=yes / subbox=yes-->
  | <!-- etc. -->
  }}
}}

Examplesಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

Independentಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

Tim Template
Photo of a player in blue football kit, hair braided.
Tim Template in the Template Rangers
Personal information
Full name Tim Tenerife Template
Date of birth (1975-01-01) ೧ ಜನವರಿ ೧೯೭೫ (age ೪೬)
Place of birth Template City, Templatia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Template City F.C.
Number 9
Youth career
1985–1987 Template Juniors
1987–1992 Template Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1999 Template United F.C. 75 (26)
1999–2002 Template Rangers 32 (11)
2001 → Example F.C. (loan) 15 (7)
2002– Template City F.C. 113 (46)
National team
1991 Examplia U16 1 (0)
1996–1998 Templatia U21 8 (2)
1999– Templatia 46 (13)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:56, 6 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:56, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
{{Infobox football biography
|name           = Tim Template
|image          = Nizar-Khalfan.jpg
|alt            = Photo of a player in blue football kit, hair braided.
|caption        = Tim Template in the Template Rangers
|fullname       = Tim Tenerife Template
|birth_date     = {{birth date and age|1975|1|1|df=y}}
|birth_place    = Template City, Templatia
|height         = {{height|m=1.75}}
|position       = [[Forward (association football)|Striker]]
|currentclub    = Template City F.C.
|clubnumber     = 9
|youthyears1    = 1985–1987
|youthclubs1    = Template Juniors
|youthyears2    = 1987–1992
|youthclubs2    = Template Youth
|years1         = 1992–1999
|clubs1         = Template United F.C.
|caps1          = 75
|goals1         = 26
|years2         = 1999–2002
|clubs2         = Template Rangers
|caps2          = 32
|goals2         = 11
|years3         = 2001
|clubs3         = → Example F.C. (loan)
|caps3          = 15
|goals3         = 7
|years4         = 2002–
|clubs4         = Template City F.C.
|caps4          = 113
|goals4         = 46
|nationalyears1 = 1991
|nationalteam1  = Examplia U16
|nationalcaps1  = 1
|nationalgoals1 = 0
|nationalyears2 = 1996–1998
|nationalteam2  = Templatia U21
|nationalcaps2  = 8
|nationalgoals2 = 2
|nationalyears3 = 1999–
|nationalteam3  = Templatia
|nationalcaps3  = 46
|nationalgoals3 = 13
|medaltemplates =
{{medal|Team|Template City F.C.}}
{{medal|W|Template League| 2003}}
{{medal|RU|Template Cup| 2004}}
{{medal|Team|Templatia}}
{{medal|3rd|FIFA Template Cup| 2001}}
|club-update     = ~~~~~
|nationalteam-update = ~~~~~
}}

Embeddedಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

Tim Template
Photo of a player in blue football kit, hair braided.
Tim Template in the Template Rangers
Born
Tim Tenerife Template

(1975-01-01) ೧ ಜನವರಿ ೧೯೭೫ (age ೪೬)
Template City, Templatia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)

Association football career
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Template City F.C.
Number 9
Youth career
1985–1987 Template Juniors
1987–1992 Template Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1999 Template United F.C. 75 (26)
1999–2002 Template Rangers 32 (11)
2001 → Example F.C. (loan) 15 (7)
2002– Template City F.C. 113 (46)
National team
1991 Examplia U16 1 (0)
1996–1998 Templatia U21 8 (2)
1999– Templatia 46 (13)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:56, 6 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:56, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
{{Infobox person
|name           = Tim Template
|image          = Nizar-Khalfan.jpg
|alt            = Photo of a player in blue football kit, hair braided.
|caption        = Tim Template in the Template Rangers
|birth_name     = Tim Tenerife Template
|birth_date     = {{birth date and age|1975|1|1|df=y}}
|birth_place    = Template City, Templatia
|height         = {{height|m=1.75}}
|module         =
{{Infobox football biography
|embed          = yes
|position       = [[Forward (association football)|Striker]]
|currentclub    = Template City F.C.
|clubnumber     = 9
|youthyears1    = 1985–1987
|youthclubs1    = Template Juniors
|youthyears2    = 1987–1992
|youthclubs2    = Template Youth
|years1         = 1992–1999
|clubs1         = Template United F.C.
|caps1          = 75
|goals1         = 26
|years2         = 1999–2002
|clubs2         = Template Rangers
|caps2          = 32
|goals2         = 11
|years3         = 2001
|clubs3         = → Example F.C. (loan)
|caps3          = 15
|goals3         = 7
|years4         = 2002–
|clubs4         = Template City F.C.
|caps4          = 113
|goals4         = 46
|nationalyears1 = 1991
|nationalteam1  = Examplia U16
|nationalcaps1  = 1
|nationalgoals1 = 0
|nationalyears2 = 1996–1998
|nationalteam2  = Templatia U21
|nationalcaps2  = 8
|nationalgoals2 = 2
|nationalyears3 = 1999–
|nationalteam3  = Templatia
|nationalcaps3  = 46
|nationalgoals3 = 13
|medaltemplates =
{{medal|Team|Template City F.C.}}
{{medal|W|Template League| 2003}}
{{medal|RU|Template Cup| 2004}}
{{medal|Team|Templatia}}
{{medal|3rd|FIFA Template Cup| 2001}}
|club-update     = ~~~~~
|nationalteam-update = ~~~~~
}}
}}

Style guideಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

Try to always consider that an infobox exists to support an article and provide a quick synopsis of important facts. This becomes vital when considering that the amount of space available within an infobox is significantly less than that available outside of it.

As per the manual of style entry on linking, years and dates should not be linked as they do not provide much benefit to the user.

Do not add flag icons to the birth_place, death_place, club, national team or other fields. See: Wikipedia:Manual of Style (flags).

As per the manual of style the player's height should be in the units most common in the country in which he or she plays. Units should be abbreviated in the infobox and spelt out in the article text. Ideally, measurements should be presented using the {{convert}} template, which automatically converts units between formats and handles the presentation of units. In this case, use the |abbr=on flag to ensure that units are presented in their short forms. {{height}} is a similar template designed for infoboxes, which presents units in short form by default.

Using {{convert}}:

  • {{convert|5|ft|10|in|abbr=on}} produces 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
  • {{convert|1.78|m|abbr=on}} produces 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

and using {{height}}:

  • {{height|ft=5|in=10}} produces 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
  • {{height|m=1.78}} produces 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Microformatsಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details 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 or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Sub-templatesಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

Date-of-birth ("bday") information will only be included in the microformat if {{birth date}}, or {{birth date and age}} are used in the infobox. (Do not use these if the date is before 1583). Be cautious about using these if the person is still living, per WP:DOB.

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

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.

Classesಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • url
  • vcard

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

TemplateDataಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ

This infobox template provides a quick overview of an association football player's or manager's details to enable a reader to extract the most oft-needed information without trawling through the article proper.

Template parameters

ಪರಿಮಿತಿವಿವರನಮೂನೆಸ್ಥಾನಮಾನ
Namename

The commonly used name of the player. If this is omitted, it will be inferred from the title of the article.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Full namefullname

The player's complete name.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Pictureimage

A picture of the player, ideally on the pitch in the strip of his or her most recent team (or the team the player is most well-known for, in the case of retirees). Use the format Example.jpg, rather than [[File:Example.jpg]].

ಪುಟದ ಹೆಸರುಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Picture sizeimage_size

The picture's size, given as a number.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Picture alt textalt

Alt text for the picture.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Picture captioncaption

A caption for the picture.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Birth datebirth_date

The player's date of birth. A template ({{Birth date}}, {{Birth date and age}}) should be used to add the date, but be sure to use the appropriate parameters to present the date in the same format as used in the text. The date should not be wikilinked.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Birth placebirth_place

The location of the player's birth.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Heightheight

The player's height in the units most common within the country he or she plays. The {{height}} template should be used for automatic formatting.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Positionposition

The player's most common position or positions. If a player is known for playing in multiple roles then explain the point more fully within the article.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Current clubcurrentclub

The club for which the player currently plays, or is employed by. If the player now works in a non-playing role at the club, add this after the club in brackets. For retired players not employed by any club or federation, leave blank.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Numberclubnumber

The shirt number of the player at their current club.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Youth club 1youthclubs1

The first club that the player was a member of as a youth. Up to 8 clubs can be added using the parameter names "youthclubs2", "youthclubs3", etc.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Youth club 2youthclubs2

The second club that the player was a member of as a youth.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Youth club 1 yearsyouthyears1

The years that the player was at their first youth club. Up to 8 clubs can be added using the parameter names "youthyears2", "youthyears3", etc.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Youth club 2 yearsyouthyears2

The years that the player was at their second youth club.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Professional club 1clubs1

The first professional club that the player has been contracted at. Up to 39 clubs can be added using the parameter names "clubs2", "clubs3", etc.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Professional club 2clubs2

The second professional club that the player has been contracted at.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Professional club 1 yearsyears1

The years that the player was at their first professional club. Up to 39 years can be added using the parameter names "years2", "years3", etc.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Professional club 2 yearsyears2

The years that the player was at their second professional club.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Professional club 1 appearancescaps1

The number of appearances that the player has been awarded in league competition for the first professional club. Playoff matches should not be included. Up to 39 caps can be added using the parameter names "caps2", "caps3", etc.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Professional club 2 appearancescaps2

The number of appearances that the player has been awarded in league competition for the second professional club.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Professional club appearances totaltotalcaps

The total number of appearances the player has been awarded in league competition for all professional clubs.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Professional club 1 goalsgoals1

The number of goals that the player has been awarded in league competition for the first professional club. Playoff matches should not be included. Up to 39 can be added using the parameter names "goals2", "goals3", etc.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Professional club 2 goalsgoals2

The number of goals that the player has been awarded in league competition for the second professional club.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Professional club goals totaltotalgoals

The total number of goals the player has scored in league competition for all professional clubs.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
National team 1nationalteam1

The first national team that the player has played for (including non-senior teams such as U21). Up to 9 teams can be added using the parameter names "nationalteam2", "nationalteam3", etc.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
National team 2nationalteam2

The second national team that the player has played for.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
National team 1 yearsnationalyears1

The years that the player has played for the first national team. Up to 9 years can be added using the parameter names "nationalyears2", "nationalyears3", etc.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
National team 2 yearsnationalyears2

The years that the player has played for the second national team.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
National team 1 appearancesnationalcaps1

The number of appearances that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for the first national team. Up to 9 numbers can be added using the parameter names "nationalcaps2", "nationalcaps3", etc.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
National team 2 appearancesnationalcaps2

The number of appearances that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for the second national team.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
National team 1 goalsnationalgoals1

The number of goals that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for the first national team. Up to 9 numbers can be added using the parameter names "nationalgoals2", "nationalgoals3", etc.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
National team 2 goalsnationalgoals2

The number of goals that the player has been awarded in all competitions and friendlies for the second national team.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Manager club 1managerclubs1

The first club that the person has served within the capacity of team manager. Please do not list positions other than team manager (such as assistant or coach positions, or director of football roles where this role is not considered managerial) unless that position is a significant part of the person's career; this will apply primarily to those with significant or perhaps primary experience in management. Clubs listed can be both local and national and should be restricted to those ordinarily considered notable in themselves.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Manager club 2managerclubs2

The second club that the person has served within the capacity of team manager. Up to 30 can be added using the parameter names "managerclubs3", "managerclubs4", etc.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Manager club 1 yearsmanageryears1

The years that the person has served with the first club in the capacity of team manager.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Manager club 2 yearsmanageryears2

The years that the person has served with the second club in the capacity of team manager. Up to 30 can be added using the parameter names "manageryears3", "manageryears4", etc.

ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Medal templatesmedaltemplates

Honors can be added here using {{Medal}} templates.

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
Professional club update timestampclub-update

A timestamp (~~~~~) at which the player's professional club statistics are correct (not needed if the player has retired).

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ
National team update timestampnationalteam-update

A timestamp (~~~~~) at which the player's national team statistics are correct (not needed if the player has retired).

Stringಐಚ್ಛಿಕ