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Counter attack tactic


  • You can get additional scoring opportunities if you don't win the midfield.
  • These chances are in addition to normal chances


  • CA ability is modified by the players form and experience and the result is a CA skill which appears to be completely linear.
  • Requires good defence and attack to work successfully
  • Passing on defenders costs a lof of extra money, and is only used when using this tactic

Counter attack oportunities

There are 2 kinds of counter attacks (CA). The most common is the normal CA. The more rare kind is the random CA or

Random CA

Unlike the normal CA you don't need to play CA tactic to get a random CA, and you can also get it when you win midfield. They are much less frequent than normal CAs, but if you have a relatively strong defense they do appear from time to time. They can of course also appear even if you play CA tactic, but there is no way yet of telling which kind you get. Not that it really matters either.

How many random CAs can you get in a match. The highest known number so far is 3. That's a very high number in a single match for a type of chance that's rare to start with, so don't expect to see it happen to you. So far it's only 2 known matches where it's occured.

See also these quotes from HT-Jonas op Global.


The following contents are based on the opinion of Hattrick users — which means that their veracity and accuracy have not been confirmed by any official statement, and consequently they do not necessarily reflect the game reality. Please take this into consideration!

Which midfield rating?

Which midfield rating counts? Before calculating midfield penalties from CA and PIC or after? Nobody knows for sure, but statistical data indicate that the midfield need to be weaker before calculating the penalties in order for normal CA to work.

What about MOTS and CA? Can you have a weaker midfield without MOTS and win midfield with MOTS and still have a working CA? The statistical data is very limited in this area as very few MOTS and CA at the same time. Until otherwise proved, it would be prudent to expect it not to work and that CA requires a team to lose midfield both before and after penalties and bonuses.

Number of CAs in a match

How many CA's can you get in a single match? As with so many other things this is a secret HT keeps to themselves. Before random CAs were implemented 3 CAs was the highest recorded number and that was a fairly frequent number. It was then believed that 3 was a maximum number. After random CAs were implemented a few matches with 4 CAs have been recorded. It seems likely that they are caused by the team getting both normal and random CAs, but there's so far no way of knowing for sure.

CA Federations

There is also a Counter-Attackers Federation. This federation contains of over 200 members, and we're founded by Turbopippip 26.05.2004. This federation would always answer any question you would have about CA.