Thing > Organization > SportsOrganization > SportsTeam

Organization: Sports team.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from SportsTeam
athlete Person A person that acts as performing member of a sports team; a player as opposed to a coach
coach Person A person that acts in a coaching role for a sports team.
Properties from SportsOrganization
sport Text  or
A type of sport (e.g. Baseball).
Properties from Organization
address PostalAddress Physical address of the item.
aggregateRating AggregateRating The overall rating, based on a collection of reviews or ratings, of the item.
brand Brand  or
The brand(s) associated with a product or service, or the brand(s) maintained by an organization or business person.
contactPoint ContactPoint A contact point for a person or organization. Supersedes contactPoints.
department Organization A relationship between an organization and a department of that organization, also described as an organization (allowing different urls, logos, opening hours). For example: a store with a pharmacy, or a bakery with a cafe.
dissolutionDate Date The date that this organization was dissolved.
duns Text The Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number for identifying an organization or business person.
email Text Email address.
employee Person Someone working for this organization. Supersedes employees.
event Event Upcoming or past event associated with this place, organization, or action. Supersedes events.
faxNumber Text The fax number.
founder Person A person who founded this organization. Supersedes founders.
foundingDate Date The date that this organization was founded.
foundingLocation Place The place where the Organization was founded.
globalLocationNumber Text The Global Location Number (GLN, sometimes also referred to as International Location Number or ILN) of the respective organization, person, or place. The GLN is a 13-digit number used to identify parties and physical locations.
hasPOS Place Points-of-Sales operated by the organization or person.
interactionCount Text A count of a specific user interactions with this item—for example, 20 UserLikes, 5 UserComments, or 300 UserDownloads. The user interaction type should be one of the sub types of UserInteraction.
isicV4 Text The International Standard of Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Revision 4 code for a particular organization, business person, or place.
legalName Text The official name of the organization, e.g. the registered company name.
location Place  or
The location of the event, organization or action.
logo URL  or
An associated logo.
makesOffer Offer A pointer to products or services offered by the organization or person.
member Organization  or
A member of an Organization or a ProgramMembership. Organizations can be members of organizations; ProgramMembership is typically for individuals. Supersedes members, musicGroupMember.
Inverse property: memberOf.
memberOf Organization  or
An Organization (or ProgramMembership) to which this Person or Organization belongs.
Inverse property: member.
naics Text The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for a particular organization or business person.
owns Product  or
Products owned by the organization or person.
producer Person The person or organization who produced the work (e.g. music album, movie, tv/radio series etc.).
review Review A review of the item. Supersedes reviews.
seeks Demand A pointer to products or services sought by the organization or person (demand).
subOrganization Organization A relationship between two organizations where the first includes the second, e.g., as a subsidiary. See also: the more specific 'department' property.
taxID Text The Tax / Fiscal ID of the organization or person, e.g. the TIN in the US or the CIF/NIF in Spain.
telephone Text The telephone number.
vatID Text The Value-added Tax ID of the organization or person.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.

Instances of SportsTeam may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
awayTeam SportsEvent The away team in a sports event.
competitor SportsEvent A competitor in a sports event.
homeTeam SportsEvent The home team in a sports event.
sportsTeam ExerciseAction A sub property of participant. The sports team that participated on this action.


A JSON example of an OrganizationRole, showing information
about a 'member' of a 'SportsTeam', including time qualfiers
(when he began and ended that role).
<div itemscope itemtype="">
  <span itemprop="name">San Francisco 49ers</span>
  <div itemprop="member" itemscope
    <div itemprop="member" itemscope
      <span itemprop="name">Joe Montana</span>
    <span itemprop="startDate">1979</span>
    <span itemprop="endDate">1992</span>
    <span itemprop="roleName">Quarterback</span>
<div vocab="" typeof="SportsTeam">
  <span property="name">San Francisco 49ers</span>
  <div property="member" typeof="OrganizationRole">
    <div property="member" typeof="">
      <span property="name">Joe Montana</span>
    <span property="startDate">1979</span>
    <span property="endDate">1992</span>
    <span property="roleName">Quarterback</span>
<script type="application/ld+json">
  "@context": "",
  "@type": "SportsTeam",
  "name": "San Francisco 49ers",
  "member": {
    "@type": "OrganizationRole",
    "member": {
      "@type": "Person",
      "name": "Joe Montana"
    "startDate": "1979",
    "endDate": "1992",
    "roleName": "Quarterback"
Seattle Seahawks
American Football Team (NFC West)
Head Coach: Pete Carroll
Notable Players:  Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch
This example is JSON only.
This example is JSON only.
<script type="application/ld+json">
  "@context": "",
  "@type": "SportsTeam",
  "name": "Seattle Seahawks",
  "sport": "American Football",
  "memberOf": [
      "@type": "SportsOrganization",
      "name": "National Football League"
      "@type": "SportsOrganization",
      "name": "National Football Conference"
      "@type": "SportsOrganization",
      "name": "NFC West Division"
  "coach": {
    "@type": "Person",
    "name": "Pete Carroll"
  "athlete": [
      "@type": "Person",
      "name": "Russell Wilson"
      "@type": "Person",
      "name": "Marshawn Lynch"

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