Global season

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The global season is the season number used when counting from the beginning of Hattrick's history. The new global season starting day can be calculated by adding to the old season the duration of one Hattrick season (a 112 days interval).

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Season's history


Season number is the same as the Sverige league, since Sweden has been in the game since its beginning. The leagues Argentina, Danmark, Deutschland, England, France, Italia, México, Suomi, and USA also share the global season as well, although they are not as old as Sverige.

After these leagues were created, all other leagues were given their own season number starting at 1.

Note that:

  • the date shown below in brackets corresponds to the first day of a new global season;
  • the first day of a global season is the Sunday before round 1 of the leagues;
  • the real global season 1 was only 7 weeks long so you must use 25th may 1997 as a virtual date to start with when you calculate


Season 1 (1997 Aug. 30)

Features

Hattrick is born.
16 teams were in Hattrick.
Two test series were played in 7 rounds.

Season 2 (1997 Nov. 23)

Features

HT 2! A new and dynamic Hattrick woke up after a long break due to re-coding and a move to the portal passagen.se.
A new type of transfer system was implemented (before you could bid on any player and if the owner accepted the offer the transfer was made).

News

The new release allowed for a total of 680 teams and added a few features still available today, such as the transfer list and a league pyramid though teams' positions in the series were determined by random selection during the off-season.
The first national team game ever was played. SwedenDenmark 1-2. The Danish team were a clone of the Swedish player wise.

Season 3 (1998 April 05)

Features

HT 3.
Friendly matches and cup matches were introduced.

News

Zakrock Rooch were the first cup champions.
Big problems with the servers during the silly season, Hattrick is down a few weeks!

World

Hattrick expands to 1704 teams. Division IV is created with 128 series.

Season 4 (1998 July 26)

Features

Special training features such as training types beyond general, stamina and set pieces.
Added an expanded set of in-game skill levels.

News

Thanks to the new special training Per Emilsson (57216) in Juveby IF goes through the roof of the match grading system, and as the first and only player ever he gets the grade “saint” – it was a kind of impossible dummy value HT-Björn used if the impossible should happen.
The grade system was changed the week after Per Emilsson was declared "saint" ! Added other stars after the maximum of 5.
The new grading system was; 0, H, HH, HHH, *, **, ***, ****, *****, *****!, *****!! And so on.

Season 5 (1998 Nov. 15)

Nothing in particular happened this season according to the history books.

Season 6 (1999 March 14)

If something extraordinary really happened this season it didn't make it into the history books.

Season 7 (1999 July 03)

Features

HT 4
Individual orders with players reposition were introduced!
New tactical options were added (Before you could only play 4-4-2 with “Normal” settings).

Season 8 (1999 Oct. 24)

Features

HT 5 was released, roughly nine months after ExtraLives AB were formed.
The new match engine brought to the game new remarkable features as Live matches and Specialties.

Season 9 (2000 Feb. 13)

News

The community was moved from passagen.se to Delphi forums.
HTSCB, the first external site with automatic generated statistic, is created.

Season 10 (2000 June 04)

Features

Hattrick’s nostalgic look was buried. The classic design began to reign.

Season 11 (2000 Oct. 05)

Features

The launch of HT5 added features such as live matches (which replaced the matches that previously occurred during downtime each night), instant transfer processing, 15 different player skill levels including the current peak level "divine", and the "stars" system for player performance rating.
At this time the game had a capacity of roughly 12,000 users.

World

Hattrick added more nations beyond Sverige: Argentina, Deutschland, England, France, Italia, México (originally as Spain), and USA. Users who had previously played in Sverige and new users alike filled these nations' new leagues.

Season 12 (2001 Feb. 4)

Features

From the beginning of this season on, teams were placed in the same series as they finished and the promotion/demotion system was established.
Hattrick Supporter was launched just before Season 13 (price: 24 €).
2001: the legendary green kit was born

World

Spain was renamed to México.
New leagues: Nederland, Norge.

Season 13 (2001 May 27)

World

Welcome to Brasil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Danmark, España, Hanguk, India, Ireland, Misr, Nippon, Oceania, Perú, Polska, Portugal, Prathet Thai, România, Rossiya, Scotland, South Africa, Suomi, Türkiye, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Season 14 (2001 Sept. 16)

Features

Conferences system and Hattrick mobile were added.

World

New leagues: België, Ísland, Malaysia, Österreich, Schweiz, Singapore.

Season 15 (2002 Jan. 6)

Features

The launch of HT 6, in January 2002.
The developers create the special events, a concept very familiar to every manager today.
HT6 did not solve the growing economic problems within the game, however. The developers resorted to giving out 200,000 Euros (or the equivalent in each country's currency) to each team to boost the in-game economy, which had entered the equivalent of a depression.

World

V. Division in Germany.
Also added the first official national teams, and with it World Cups and international friendly matches. The first World Cup was held in Nippon and Hanguk at the end of the season, with Sverige beating England 4-0.

Season 16 (2002 April 28)

World

The first U-20 World Cup is played.
New leagues: Česká republika, Eesti, Hellas, Hrvatska, Indonesia, Latvija, Magyarország, Philippines and Srbija (originally as Srbija i Crna Gora);

Season 17 (2002 Aug. 18)

World

New leagues: Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong.

Season 18 (2002 Dec. 8)

World

VI. Division established in España, Nederland and Deutschland.
New leagues: Bulgaria, Cymru, Israel, Slovenija (because of an error their first season is called 'season 2').

Season 19 (2003 March 30)

World

VII. Division in Nederland.

Season 20 (2003 July 20)

Features

HT 6.5 introduced the system for coaches recruiting.

World

VI. Division established in Italia, Polska and Suomi; VII. Division in Schweiz.
New leagues: Bosna i Hercegovina, Lietuva, Pakistan, Slovensko, Vietnam and Ukraine.

Season 21 (2003 Nov. 9)

News

For the first time, the Hattrick universe is restored from a backup: Black Friday happens before round 3 on November 28th, 2003.

World

VI. Division in Chile, France, Israel, Österreich; VII. Division in Argentina, België, Deutschland and España.
New leagues: Al Maghrib, Bolivia, Ecuador, Føroyar, Nigeria and Paraguay;

Season 22 (2004 Feb. 29)

Features

Total Skill Index.

World

New leagues: Saudi Arabia, Tounes, Costa Rica, Lëtzebuerg, Iran, Republica Dominicana, Cyprus and United Arab Emirates.

Season 23 (2004 June 20)

Features

Hattrick Clubhouse.

World

VIII. Division in Deutschland.
New leagues: Northern Ireland, Belarus, FYR Makedonija, Panamá, Kenya and Jamaica.

Season 24 (2004 Oct. 10)

World

IX. Division in Deutschland.
Welcome to El Salvador, Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Moldova and Shqipëria.

Season 25 (2005 Jan. 30)

World

Added Al Urdun, Andorra, Sakartvelo and Guatemala.

Season 26 (2005 May 22)

World

X. Division in Deutschland.
Hello Suriname, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago and Kazakhstan.

Season 27 (2005 Sept. 11)

Features

Hattrick Manager License Challenge is launched.

World

VII. Division in England; XI. Division in Germany.
New leagues: Al Jazair, Hayastan, Lubnan, Liechtenstein, Mongol Uls and Sénégal.

Season 28 (2006 Jan. 01)

News

Played the first Hattrick master.

Features

League and Team Ranking were introduced.
Supporters enjoyed the Arena Viewer, a designer tool.

World

New leagues: Bahrain, Barbados, Cabo Verde and Côte d’Ivoire.
2006: Arena Designer tool

Season 29 (2006 April 23)

Features

Match Kit Designer allowed supporters to make a home and away shirt.
Hall of Fame for clubs.
Announced more than a season in advance, the league reform was completed during the off-season, in April. Following this restructuring, all bot teams at that time were relegated to the bottom division, replacing them by promoting extra teams from lower divisions.
The reform was intended to solve the problem of league pyramid capacity. At this time, the game's membership was 800,000 users strong. The growth had made it necessary to add a new pyramid level almost every season and the largest countries, over 60,000 each, had swelled to 12 levels.
Before the league reform, pyramid levels in division 6 and below were all comprised of 1024 leagues. Levels 8 and 9 would now double in size to 2048 leagues, and 10 and below would increase to 4096 leagues.

News

Between rounds eleven and twelve, there is a long downtime of about 70 hours. For the second time, the HT universe is restored from a backup (see the article on Black Friday).
Intel became Hattrick's official technical partner.

World

Al Iraq and Azərbaycan were the new leagues.

Season 30 (2006 Aug. 13)

Features

The stamina skill is changed: stamina levels fall steadily during the season and training is revised.
Old players' skills decline more frequently, in smaller increments, than before.
The non-existent skill denomination is added.

World

New leagues: Al Kuwayt, Angola, Bangladesh, Crna Gora; Srbija i Crna Gora will be renamed into Srbija.

Season 31 (2006 Dec. 03)

Features

Achievements are added (and sold like yet another career possibility).

World

New leagues: Al Yaman and Oman.

Season 32 (2007 March 25)

Features

Youth academies were introduced.

Season 33 (2007 July 15)

Features

Player birthdays are individual. Previosly all players had their birthday the same day (in the end of the season). Now all players have their birthday on one of the 112 days of the season.

World

League extensions up to 10 levels: Polska, Portugal.
New leagues: Ghana, Moçambique, Negara Brunei Darussalam and Prateh Kampuchea.

Season 34 (2007 Nov. 04)

World

FYR Macedonia renamed to Makedonija.
New leagues: Benin and Suriyah.

Season 35 (2008 Feb. 24)

Features

The new match engine] is introduced for the regular matches.
fan expectations for a match and the season were introduced.

World

Uman renamed to Oman.
New leagues: Dawlat Qatar and Tanzania.

Season 36 (2008 June 15)

World

League extensions up to 11 levels: Italia
New leagues: Republic of Uganda and Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa.

Season 37 (2008 Oct. 05)

Features

The new design was launched (with dotnetification of the site).
Supporters could draw their own avatars (later free for everyone).
Indirect free kicks available as new match feature.
Goalkeepers need set pieces to save free kicks, but can no longer be your set pieces taker.
Play creatively tactic was made more efficient.

Season 38 (2009 Jan. 25)

Features

Conditional substitutions were introduced.
Long shot tactics was introduced.
Head to head for supporters (later free for everyone).
Transfer market regulation; you can't transfer list a player more times than he has played games for your team.
Squad limit of 50 players.

Season 39 (2009 May 18)

Features

More accurate match rating including the full effect from confidence, confusion and pulling back.
The team confidence effect was lowered.
A new HT-Live with Re-live was introduced.
The possibility of managing your team by SMS was removed.
For added security, from now users are able to have a login name different from their nickname.

Season 40 (2009 Sept. 06)

News

Hattrick launched a Facebook application.

Features

Managers can list their favourite teams with a small new feature.
All bot teams from level six and below started to demote to the lowest division at season's end (and teams with active managers started taking their places to spice up the competition).

Season 41 (2009 Dec. 28)

Features

The distribution of basic chances in the game engine is changed, making some chances exclusive for each team, to improve the balance and reduce the variance in the game. This also enabled a better handling of the counterattack and pressing tactics.

Season 42 (2010 April 19)

Features

A new match engine that is not based on 4-4-2 and can handle all formations without having to reposition players.
New regular chances distribution system.

Season 43 (2010 Aug. 09)

Features

Faster training on many skill levels, but also slower on high levels.
End to longer injuries: when a player gets injured, +4 is now the longest the injury will be.

Season 44 (2010 Nov. 29)

Features

General (form) training type is removed.

Season 45 (2011 March 21)

World

Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Cuba and Palestine are new members of the Hattrick family, now grown to 128 Coutries!

Season 46 (2011 July 11)

Features

Match order form is improved with a rating predictor.
Letting two players swap positions on the pitch also becomes possible.
All users get access to the basic training report.

Season 47 (2011 Oct. 31)

Features

The loyalty makes perform better the players in your team for a long time.

Season 48 (2012 Feb. 20)

News

Hattrick joins Zattika.

Features

Hattrick Tournaments.

Season 49 (2012 June 11)

Features

New Hattrick Manager License Challenge.

Season 50 (2012 Oct. 01)

Features

Autobidding for transfer market.
Offerwalls made possibile to earn reward points to get Supporter and Credits without having to spend real life money.

Season 51 (2013 Jan. 21)

Features

Hattrick Supporter Platinum, Gold and Silver.

Season 52 (2013 May 13)

Features

An alternative competition with a faster pace for those who want more action: Ladders

News

Zattika sells Hattrick back to the old owners.

Season 53 (2013 Sept. 02)

Features

The community in the anniversary vote requested and gets to dismantle the Golden Goal rule.
Youth teams will no longer have a week off during the senior teams' season break.

Season 54 (2013 Dec. 23)

Features

CHPP applications are allowed again.
New Ladders for Federations tournaments.

Season 55 (2014 April 14)

Features

Supporters can now play in more than one league at a time, with no limitation to their own national league.
New staff system.
Injury history of your players.
Introduction of the season friendlies (no more training advantage for teams playing qualification matches). More play-offs and play-outs added in the lower divisions to make more matches matter for a longer period during the season.

Season 56 (2014 Aug. 04)

Features

Cup system was redesigned and Divisional Cups were added to let more lower divisions teams enjoy the experience of a meaningful cup run.
Increased the prize money for winning the league and also prizes at earlier stages of the Cup.

Season 57 (2014 Nov. 24)

Features

New mobile web and redesigned iPhone and Android apps.

Season 58 (2015 March 16)

Features

Confidence was revised .
The training penalty for walkover was removed.

Season 59 (2015 July 06)

Features

From now on, Match report showed all chances in the games after they have been played.
Chat with members of series, within match opponents or in a federation.

Season 60 (2015 Oct. 26)

Features

Staff system got an update and contracts from for staff members.

World

At last, HT-Time is abandoned and now you can choose your time zone and finally being able to follow your matches without having to calculate how much time difference there is with where you live and Central Europe.

Season 61 (2016 Feb. 15)

Features

Players and reports show levels above "divine".
The mentor system is improved to make the experience even better for mentors and mentees.

Season 62 (2016 June 06)

Features

New Live Viewer (also added a chat) provides interesting and updated stats during the match.
With the Team Analysis tool, you can quickly analyse the previous matches of your upcoming opponents.

Season 63 (2016 Sept. 23)

Features

Match Replay.
Improvements to youth team, such as the training results available immediately. Scouts no longer present you 17 years old talents in youth academy or 19 year old players in scouting network.

Season 64 (2017 Jan. 16)

World

Hattrick International, a whole new league for supporters! (The first champions will crown themselves in some 6 seasons time).

Season 65 (2017 May 08)

Features

Match order page with new visual design and a lot of new functionality (such as being allowed to bench 7 substitutes) to help setting up a good lineup.

Season 66 (2017 Aug. 28)

Features

Introduced Generation Trophies, an international competition where managers face off against other teams that got started in around the same time.
New training page was launched, giving better planning tools and more detail about what factors impact training.

Season 67 (2017 Dec. 16)

Features

New Framework for Specialties & Special Events: the key points of the change is a new, more transparent way to generate Special Events, big tweaks to the effects of all current specialties, two new unique player roles (Sitting Midfielder & Power Forward) and, finally, the introduction of completely new speciality.
A new individual order: Man Marking.

Seasons 68, 69, 70 (2018)

Features

Instant matches were introduced.
Updates to Transfer compare, Transfer hotlists, Team of the Week.

World

New leagues added to Hattrick for the first time in 7 years! The island nations of Comores, Curaçao, Guam, Sri Lanka and São Tomé e Príncipe.

Seasons 71, 72, 73 (2019)

Features

Division Battle (new tournament type).

World

New leagues added: Ethiopia and Congo joining Hattrick in season 72.

Season 74, 75, 76 (2020)

Features

Managers who want a more realistic-look can now select a new set of faces for their players.

World

New leagues added: Bostwana, Madagascar, Belize and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines joining Hattrick in season 75.

External Links

Official Hattrick History
Anniversary page about our first 15 years