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[[Image:League-Map.png|550px|thumb|right|link=world|In 2009, with nearly one million active teams, there was a record number of divisions for every league in '''Hattrick World''']]
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A '''league''' is the set of [[division]]s belonging to a [[country]].
  
==General Information on leagues==
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The decision to create a new league is taken by the [[Hattrick Team]] in order to allow all managers from the same spot of the globe to play more closely together and share both the same local [[forum]] and the same [[Hall of Fame (nation)|hall of fame]]. <br>
[[Image:League-Map.png|thumb|350px|right|Map of the Hattrick World showing the Number of League Levels in each Country]]
 
A '''league''', also known as competition or serie. All teams in Hattrick play in "leagues". Each league consists of eight (8) different teams, which play against each other two times each [[season]].
 
  
There are different league levels, and a certain number of levels for each Hattrick country, depending on the number of users in that specific country. The smallest countries have only three levels, the largest ones, e.g. [[España|Spain]] and [[Deutschland|Germany]] have eleven of them, ranging from the first divison (e.g. [[Bundesliga]] in Germany or [[Allsvenskan]] in [[Sverige|Sweden]]) to the bottom division XI (11). Note that Sweden is a special case when numbering the league levels; the first level is Allsvenskan, then come Ia to Id, then the "second" divisons IIa to IIh, and so on. So, the lowest division in Sweden, the tenth level, is actually called division IX (nine).
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==Expansion of leagues==
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:{{Main|Division}}
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Each league consists of a certain number of levels, or divisions, that that must be filled [[user]]s before any further expansion. So, depending on the number of users, it can be easy or time-consuming to reach the top division.  
  
==League numbers on different levels==
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The smallest countries have only three divisions, the largest ones (i.e. [[Spain]], [[Italia|Italy]], [[Germany]]) reached eleven of them at maximum expansion. It means that a team starting in the bottom division, XI or 11, had to climb 10 levels to get to the top division (i.e. German [[Bundesliga]], Italian [[Serie A]] or Spanish [[Primera]] division).  
There are different numbers of leagues on each level. There is always only one top division league, then there are four second division leagues, 16 third division leagues, and so on, up to the sixth division. From there on, the series size doubles at every second level.
 
  
The teams will play their [[fixtures]] in the same order every season.
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There have been some important steps in the history of Hattrick regarding the league expansion:
  
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" rules="all" style="margin:1em 1em 1em 0; border:solid 1px #AAAAAA; border-collapse:collapse; background-color:#F9F9F9; font-size:100%; empty-cells:show;"  
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; Season  2 : 680 teams in [[Sverige|Sweden]]: [[Allsvenskan]], division 1, division 2 and division 3 are created. Note that Sweden is a special case when numbering the league levels; the first level is Allsvenskan, then come Ia to Id, then the "second" divisons IIa to IIh, and so on. The lowest division Sweden has ever reached, the tenth level, was actually called division IX (nine).
| '''League level''' || '''Number of leagues'''
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{| class=wikitable align=right style="font-size:92%; margin-left:2em;"}}
|----
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|+ Divisions Structure
| 1 || 1
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|-
|----
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! colspan=2 |Division !! rowspan=2 | Teams Capacity
| 2 || 4
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|-
|----
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! Number !! Roman
| 3 || 16
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|-
|----
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! 1 !! I
| 4 || 64
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| align="center"| 8
|----
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|-
| 5 || 256
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! 2 !! II
|----
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| align="center"| 32
| 6 || 1024
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|-
|----
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! 3 !! III
| 7 || 1024
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| align="center"| 128
|----
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|-
| 8 || 2048
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! 4 !! IV
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| align="center"| 512
| 9 || 2048
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|-
|----
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! 5 !! V
| 10 || 4096
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| align="center"| 2048
|----
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|-
| 11 || 4096
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! 6 !! VI
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| align="center"| 8192
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|-
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! 7 !! VII
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| align="center"| 8192
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|-
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! 8 !! VIII
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| align="center"| 16384
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|-
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! 9 !! IX
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| align="center"| 16384
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|-
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! 10 !! X
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| align="center"| 32768
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|-
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! 11 !! XI
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| align="center"| 32768
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|-
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| colspan=3 | {{See|League Reform April 2006}}
 
|}
 
|}
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; Season 15 : V. Division established in Germany
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; Season 18 : VI. Division in Spain, Germany and [[Nederland|Netherlands]].
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; Season 19 : VII. Division established in Netherlands.
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; Season 20 : VI. Division in Italy, [[Polska|Poland]] and [[Suomi|Finland]];
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: VII. Division in [[Schweiz|Swizerland]].
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; Season 21 : IV. Division in [[Lietuva|Lithuania]], [[Srbija|Serbia & Montenegro]] (^2);
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: V. Divison in [[Colombia]], [[Hellas|Greece]], [[Ireland]], [[Uruguay]];
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: VI. Division in [[Chile]], [[France]], [[Israel]], [[Österreich|Austria]];
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: VII. Division in [[Argentina]], [[Belgium|België]], Germany and Spain.
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; Season 27 : VII. Division in England; XI. Division in Germany.
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; Season 33 : League extensions:
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::* Up to IV in [[Algérie|Algeria]], [[Andorra]], [[Azərbaycan]], [[Kazakhstan]], [[Sakartvelo|Georgia]], [[Tounes|Tunisia]];
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::* Up to V in [[Misr|Egypt]];
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::* Up to VI in [[Hong Kong]];
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::* Up to VII in [[China]];
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::* Up to VIII in Israel;
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::* Up to X in Poland and [[Portugal]].
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; Season 36 : XI in Italy.<br>
  
==League restructuring==
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==Leagues in Hattrick World==
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The world in the game is currently made of:
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* 139 leagues in as many countries,
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* 1 superleague - {{Flag|INT}}.
  
After [[season]] 28 (April 2006), the league structure changed and now looks like this:
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{| class=wikitable width=100% style="font-size:92%; border:0px solid lightgrey; border-collapse:collapse"
 
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|+ Leagues Expansion
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" rules="all" style="margin:1em 1em 1em 0; border:solid 1px #AAAAAA; border-collapse:collapse; background-color:#F9F9F9; font-size:100%; empty-cells:show;"  
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! style="background-color:#b0c4de" | <small>[[Global season|G.&nbsp;S.]]{{ref|ref-1}}</small>
| '''League level''' || '''Number of leagues'''
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! style="background-color:#b0c4de" | Date
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! style="background-color:#b0c4de" colspan=4 | Nation code.{{ref|ref-2}} League name (Local name)
| 1 || 1
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! style="background-color:#b0c4de" | Total
|----
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|-
| 2 || 4
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! 1  
|----
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! August&nbsp;1997         
| 3 || 16
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| width=22% | <div>1.{{Country data SWE|RC}}</div>
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| width=22% |
| 4 || 64
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| width=22% |
|----
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| width=22% |  
| 5 || 256
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! 1
|----
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|-
| 6 || 1024
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! rowspan=2 | 11
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! rowspan=2 | Oct. 2000         
| 7 || 1024
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| <div>2.{{Country data ENG|RC}}</div>
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| <div>3.{{Country data GER|RC}}</div>
| 8 || 2048 (old 8+9)
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| <div>4.{{Country data ITA|RC}}</div>
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| <div>5.{{Country data FRA|RC}}</div>
| 9 || 2048 (old 10+11)
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! rowspan=2 |8
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|-  
| 10 || 4096
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| <div>6.{{Country data MEX|RC}}</div>
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| <div>7.{{Country data ARG|RC}}</div>
| 11 || 4096
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| <div>8.{{Country data USA|RC}}</div>
|}
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|
 
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|-  
This will lead to less divisions, and go some way towards solving the [[bot]] problem found in many of the larger [[countries]], notably [[Spain]].
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! rowspan=2 | 12
 
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! rowspan=2 | Feb. 2001 
==Promotion/relegation==
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| <div>9.{{Country data NOR|RC}}</div>
 
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| {{N/a|10. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
In the five highest divisions, [[promotion|promotions]] and relegations all go in the same way.
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| <div>11.{{Country data DEN|RC}}</div>
 
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| <div>12.{{Country data FIN|RC}}</div>
A list of all champions in a division is made, the promotionranking. The team which has gained the most points in his league is positioned first, the champion with the least points is placed last (4th for II, 16th for III, 64th for IV, 256th for V). When teams have the same number of points, the tiebraker is goal difference, next goals scored and eventually a draw.
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! rowspan=2 |11
 
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|-
The top half of the champions promote directly and replace the 7th and 8th placed teams in the higher division. The other half of the champions play a qualification match against the numbers 5 and 6 of the division above. The champion which is ranked highest in the bottom half of the promotionranking will play the number 6 with the least point. The lowest ranked champion will play the highest ranked number 5. The teams from the higher division (5th and 6th placed) play at home.
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| {{N/a|13. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
 
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" rules="all" style="margin:1em 1em 1em 0; border:solid 1px #AAAAAA; border-collapse:collapse; background-color:#F9F9F9; font-size:100%; empty-cells:show;"
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! rowspan=6 | 13
| '''Higher division''' || '''Direct/indirect''' || '''Lower division'''
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! rowspan=6 | May 2001 
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| <div>14.{{Country data NED|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
| Best ranked no. 5 || plays || Worst ranked no. 1 (64th for IV, 16th for III)
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| <div>15.{{Country data OCE|RC}}</div>
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| <div>16.{{Country data BRA|RC}}</div>
| 2nd ranked no. 5 || plays || 2nd worst ranked no. 1 (63th for IV, 15th for III)
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| <div>17.{{Country data CAN|RC}}</div>
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! rowspan=6 |35
| Worst ranked no. 5 (16th for III, 4th for II)  || plays || No. 1 (49th for IV, 13th for III)
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|-
|----
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| <div>18.{{Country data CHI|RC}}</div>
| Best ranked no. 6 || plays || No. 1 (48th for IV, 12th for III)
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| <div>19.{{Country data COL|RC}}</div>
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| <div>20.{{Country data IND|RC}}</div>
| Worst ranked no. 6 (16th for III) || plays || Best ranked no. 1 of the bottom half (33th for IV, 9th for III)
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| <div>21.{{Country data IRL|RC}}</div>
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|- 
| Best ranked no. 7 || replaced by || Best ranked no. 1
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| <div>22.{{Country data JPN|RC}}</div>
|----
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| <div>23.{{Country data PER|RC}}</div>
| Worst ranked no. 7 || replaced by || No. 1 (16th for IV, 4th for III)
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| <div>24.{{Country data POL|RC}}</div>
|----
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| <div>25.{{Country data POR|RC}}</div>
| Best ranked no. 8 || replaced by || No. 1 (17th for IV, 5th for III)
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|-
|----
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| <div>26.{{Country data SCO|RC}}</div>
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| <div>27.{{Country data RSA|RC}}</div>
| Worst ranked no. 8 || replaced by || Worst ranked no. 1 of the top half (32th for IV, 8th for III
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| <div>28.{{Country data URU|RC}}</div>
|}
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| <div>29.{{Country data VEN|RC}}</div>
 
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|-
In this way every division further from the top is 4 times as big as the one above. Out of 4 champions, one replaces a number 7 directly, one a number 8. Another champion will play a qualificationmatch against a number 5 and one champion will play a number 6 in order to try to earn promotion. Qualification matches are only played between the following divisions: I <-> II, II <-> III, III <-> IV, IV <-> V and V <-> VI, in lower divisions there are only direct promotions and relegations.
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| <div>30.{{Country data KOR|RC}}</div>
 
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| <div>31.{{Country data THA|RC}}</div>
From division VI down the promotion/relegation varies. For division VI champions and division V 5th to 8th place finishers the same system as described above is used.
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| <div>32.{{Country data TUR|RC}}</div>
 
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| <div>33.{{Country data EGY|RC}}</div>
In divisiont VI the numbers 5 and 6 don't have to play a qualification match in order to remain in their division. Only the number 7 and 8 are relegated. They are replaced by numbers 1 and 2 from division VII. In division VII the bottom two teams also relegate, but since division VIII is twice as big as division VII, only the champions will promote.
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|-
 
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| <div>34.{{Country data CHN|RC}}</div>
In the divisions below, number 7 and 8 all relegate (exept the bottom division ofcourse). Champions will all promote, numbers 2 will only promote if the division above has as much leagues as theirs, if the division above has half the number of leagues, the numbers 2 will stay in their league.
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| <div>35.{{Country data RUS|RC}}</div>
 
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| <div>36.{{Country data ESP|RC}}</div>
From division 6 down, divisions wil alternating have the same and double size (see league restructuring).
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| <div>37.{{Country data ROU|RC}}</div>
 
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|-
== Distribution For New and Relegated Teams ==
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! rowspan=3 | 14
Hattrick changed the way the leagues are filled with teams, to avoid leagues full of bot teams. This was annaounced in a [[My Hattrick]] message on the 15th of July 2008 :
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! rowspan=3 | Sept. 2001
 
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| <div>38.{{Country data ISL|RC}}</div>
{{Hattrick_announcement|
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| <div>39.{{Country data AUT|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
  | date = 2008-07-15
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| {{N/a|40. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
  | title = It´s Lonely at the Bottom
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| {{N/a|41. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
  | text = We have started distributing rookie teams into the league system in a new way. We hope to improve a few things with this change. One is to make sure teams in lower divisions are not left "alone", without human competition. Two, to make sure that new teams get a more balanced competition (not too hard, and not too easy). The main change will be that rather than filling series up completely, in numerical order, the Hattrick Football Association will start with series that have only one human-owned team. When these have at least four human-owned teams, series with two active teams will follow, and so on. Not packing human-owned teams too tighly will make promotion easier for new, active human owners. Before next season, we will make it impossible for bot teams to promote, instead giving these places to the best available human-owned teams.
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! rowspan=3 |41
}}
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|-
 
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| {{N/a|42. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
This was later changed into the following (bold text is changed) :
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| {{N/a|43. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
 
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| <div>44.{{Country data BEL|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
{{Hattrick_announcement|
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| <div>45.{{Country data MAS|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
  | date = 2008-07-15
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|-
  | title = It´s Lonely at the Bottom
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| <div>46.{{Country data SCH|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
  | text = We have started distributing rookie teams into the league system in a new way. We hope to improve a few things with this change. One is to make sure teams in lower divisions are not left "alone", without human competition. Two, to make sure that new teams get a more balanced competition (not too hard, and not too easy). The main change will be that rather than filling series up completely, in numerical order, the Hattrick Football Association will start with series that have only one human-owned team. When these have at least four human-owned teams, series with two active teams will follow, and so on. Not packing human-owned teams too tighly will make promotion easier for new, active human owners. '''Later on we aim to reduce the possibility for bot teams to promote at the expense of human controlled teams'''.
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| <div>47.{{Country data SIN|RC}}</div>
}}
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| {{N/a|48. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
 
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| {{N/a|49. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
The rules, in order, for the distribution of teams is as follows :
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#Series in the second lowest division with at least one team will get new users up to the amount of four teams starting with the ones with fewest active users.
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! rowspan=3 | 16
#Series in the second lowest division without any teams will get new users up to the amount of four teams.
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! rowspan=3 | April 2002
#Series in the lowest division with at least one team will get new users up to the amount of four teams starting with the ones with fewest active users.
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| <div>50.{{Country data GRE|RC}}</div>
#Series in the lowest division without any teams will get new users up to the amount of four teams.
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| <div>51.{{Country data HUN|RC}}</div>
#Series in the lowest division is filled up to full with every series first getting up to 5 teams, every series getting up to 6 teams etc.
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| <div>52.{{Country data CZE|RC}}</div>
 
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| <div>53.{{Country data LAT|RC}}</div>
== Divisions by Nation ==
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! rowspan=3 | 50
{| align=center
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|-
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| <div>54.{{Country data IDN|RC}}</div>
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| <div>55.{{Country data PHI|RC}}</div>
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| <div>56.{{Country data EST|RC}}</div>
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| <div>57.{{Country data SER|RC}}{{ref|ref-3}}</div>
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|-
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| <div>58.{{Country data CRO|RC}}</div>
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| colspan=3 align=right style="background:lightgrey; color:grey;" | <small>(^3) Originally "Srbija i Crna Gora" and renamed in g.s. 30 after creation of 131. Montenegro (Crna Gora)</small>
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|-  
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! rowspan=2 | 17
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! rowspan=2 | Aug. 2002
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| <div>59.{{Country data HKG|RC}}</div>
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| <div>60.{{Country data TPE|RC}}</div>
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| <div>61.{{Country data WAL|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
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| <div>62.{{Country data BUL|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
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! rowspan=2 | 56
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|-
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| <div>63.{{Country data ISR|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
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| <div>64.{{Country data SVN|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
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| {{N/a|65. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
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|
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|-
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! rowspan=2 | 20
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! rowspan=2 | July 2003
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| <div>66.{{Country data LTU|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
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| <div>67.{{Country data SVK|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
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| <div>68.{{Country data UKR|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
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| <div>69.{{Country data BIH|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
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! rowspan=2 | 62
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|-
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| <div>70.{{Country data VIE|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
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| <div>71.{{Country data PAK|RC}}<sup>[5]</sup></div>
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|-
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! rowspan=2| 21
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! rowspan=2| Nov. 2003
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| <div>72.{{Country data PAR|RC}}</div>
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| <div>73.{{Country data ECU|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>74.{{Country data BOL|RC}}</div>
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| <div>75.{{Country data NGA|RC}}</div>
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! rowspan=2| 68
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|-
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| <div>76.{{Country data FRO|RC}}</div>
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| <div>77.{{Country data MAR|RC}}</div>
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| {{N/a|78. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
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|
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|-
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! rowspan=3| 22
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! rowspan=3| March 2004
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| <div>79.{{Country data KSA|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>80.{{Country data TUN|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>81.{{Country data CRC|RC}}</div>
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| {{N/a|82. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
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! rowspan=3| 76
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|-
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| <div>83.{{Country data UAE|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>84.{{Country data LUX|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>85.{{Country data IRN|RC}}</div>
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| {{N/a|86. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
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|-
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| {{N/a|87. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
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| <div>88.{{Country data DOM|RC}}</div>
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| <div>89.{{Country data CYP|RC}}</div>
 +
| {{N/a|90. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
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|-
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! rowspan=2| 23
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! rowspan=2| June 2004
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| <div>91.{{Country data BLR|RC}}</div>
 +
| {{N/a|92. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
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| <div>93.{{Country data NIR|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>94.{{Country data JAM|RC}}</div>
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! rowspan=2| 82
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|-
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| <div>95.{{Country data KEN|RC}}</div>
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| <div>96.{{Country data PAN|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>97.{{Country data MKD|RC}}</div>
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|
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|-
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! rowspan=2| 24
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! rowspan=2| Oct. 2004
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| <div>98.{{Country data ALB|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>99.{{Country data HON|RC}}</div>
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| <div>100.{{Country data SLV|RC}}</div>
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| <div>101.{{Country data MLT|RC}}</div>
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! rowspan=2| 88
 +
|-
 +
| <div>102.{{Country data KGZ|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>103.{{Country data MDA|RC}}</div>
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|
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|
 
|-
 
|-
|width="17%"| {{Flag/IRQ}} [[:Category:Iraqi Series|Al Iraq]]
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! rowspan=2| 25
|width="17%"| {{Flag/ALG}} [[:Category:Algerian Series|Al Jazair]]
+
! rowspan=2| Jan. 2005
|width="17%"| {{Flag/KUW}} [[:Category:Kuwaiti Series|Al Kuwayt]]
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| <div>104.{{Country data GEO|RC}}</div>
|width="17%"| {{Flag/MAR}} [[:Category:Moroccan Series|Al Maghrib]]
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| <div>105.{{Country data AND|RC}}</div>
|width="17%"| {{Flag/JOR}} [[:Category:Jordanian Series|Al Urdun]]
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| <div>106.{{Country data JOR|RC}}</div>
|width="17%"| {{Flag/YEM}} [[:Category:Yemeni Series|Al Yaman]]
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| <div>107.{{Country data GUA|RC}}</div>
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! rowspan=2| 92
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/AND}} [[:Category:Andorran Series|Andorra]]
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| {{N/a|108. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
| {{Flag/ANG}} [[:Category:Angolan Series|Angola]]
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| {{N/a|109. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
| {{Flag/ARG}} [[:Category:Argentinian Series|Argentina]]
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| {{Flag/AZE}} [[:Category:Azerbaijani Series|Azərbaycan]]
 
| {{Flag/BHR}} [[:Category:Bahraini Series|Bahrain]]
 
| {{Flag/BAN}} [[:Category:Bangladeshi Series|Bangladesh]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/BRB}} [[:Category:Barbadian Series|Barbados]]
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! rowspan=2| 26
| {{Flag/BLR}} [[:Category:Belarusian Series|Belarus]]
+
! rowspan=2| May 2005
| {{Flag/BEL}} [[:Category:Belgian Series|België]]
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| <div>110.{{Country data TRI|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/BEN}} [[:Category:Beninese Series|Benin]]
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| <div>111.{{Country data NCA|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/BOL}} [[:Category:Bolivian Series|Bolivia]]
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| <div>112.{{Country data KAZ|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/BIH}} [[:Category:Bosna i Hercegovina Series|Bosna i Hercegovina]]
+
| <div>113.{{Country data SUR|RC}}</div>
 +
! rowspan=2| 96
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/BRA}} [[:Category:Brazilian Series|Brasil]]
+
| {{N/a|114. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
| {{Flag/BUL}} [[:Category:Bulgarian Series|Bulgaria]]
+
| {{N/a|115. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
| {{Flag/CPV}} [[:Category:Cape Verdean Series|Cabo Verde]]
+
| {{N/a|116. {{Flagicon|}} n.a.<sup>[4]</sup>}}
| {{Flag/CAN}} [[:Category:Canadian Series|Canada]]
 
| {{Flag/CZE}} [[:Category:Czech Series|Česká republika]]
 
| {{Flag/CHI}} [[:Category:Chilean Series|Chile]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/CHN}} [[:Category:Chinese Series|China]]
+
! rowspan=2 | 27
| {{Flag/TPE}} [[:Category:Taiwanese Series|Chinese Taipei]]
+
! rowspan=2 | Sept. 2005
| {{Flag/COL}} [[:Category:Colombian Series|Colombia]]
+
| <div>117.{{Country data LIE|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/CRC}} [[:Category:Costa Rican Series|Costa Rica]]
+
| <div>118.{{Country data ALG|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/CIV}} [[:Category:Ivoirian Series|Côte d'Ivoire]]
+
| <div>119.{{Country data MGL|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/MON}} [[:Category:Montenegrin Series|Crna Gora]]
+
| <div>120.{{Country data LIB|RC}}</div>
 +
! rowspan=2 | 102
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/WAL}} [[:Category:Welsh Series|Cymru]]
+
| <div>121.{{Country data SEN|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/CYP}} [[:Category:Cypriot Series|Cyprus]]
+
| <div>122.{{Country data ARM|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/DEN}} [[:Category:Danish Series|Danmark]]
+
|
| {{Flag/GER}} [[:Category:German Series|Deutschland]]
 
| {{Flag/ECU}} [[:Category:Ecuadorian Series|Ecuador]]
 
| {{Flag/EST}} [[:Category:Estonian Series|Eesti]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/SLV}} [[:Category:Salvadoran Series|El Salvador]]
+
! 28
| {{Flag/ENG}} [[:Category:English Series|England]]
+
! Jan. 2006
| {{Flag/ESP}} [[:Category:Spanish Series|España]]
+
| <div>123.{{Country data BHR|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/FRO}} [[:Category:Faroese Series|Føroyar]]
+
| <div>124.{{Country data BRB|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/FRA}} [[:Category:French Series|France]]
+
| <div>125.{{Country data CPV|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/GHA}} [[:Category:Ghanaian Series|Ghana]]
+
| <div>126.{{Country data CIV|RC}}</div>
 +
! 106
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/GUA}} [[:Category:Guatemalan Series|Guatemala]]
+
! 29
| {{Flag/KOR}} [[:Category:Hanguk Series|Hanguk]]
+
! April 2006
| {{Flag/ARM}} [[:Category:Armenian Series|Hayastan]]
+
| <div>127.{{Country data KUW|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/GRE}} [[:Category:Greek Series|Hellas]]
+
| <div>128.{{Country data IRQ|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/HON}} [[:Category:Honduran Series|Honduras]]
+
| <div>129.{{Country data AZE|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/HKG}} [[:Category:Hong Kong Series|Hong Kong]]
+
|
 +
! 109
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/CRO}} [[:Category:Croatian Series|Hrvatska]]
+
! 30
| {{Flag/IND}} [[:Category:Indian Series|India]]
+
! Aug. 2006
| {{Flag/IDN}} [[:Category:Indonesian Series|Indonesia]]
+
| <div>130.{{Country data ANG|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/IRN}} [[:Category:Iranian Series|Iran]]
+
| <div>131.{{Country data MON|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/IRL}} [[:Category:Irish Series|Ireland]]
+
| <div>132.{{Country data BAN|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/ISL}} [[:Category:Icelandic Series|Ísland]]
+
|
 +
! 112
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/ISR}} [[:Category:Israeli Series|Israel]]
+
! 31
| {{Flag/ITA}} [[:Category:Italian Series|Italia]]
+
! Dec. 2006
| {{Flag/JAM}} [[:Category:Jamaican Series|Jamaica]]
+
| <div>133.{{Country data YEM|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/KAZ}} [[:Category:Kazakhstani Series|Kazakhstan]]
+
| <div>134.{{Country data OMA|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/KEN}} [[:Category:Kenyan Series|Kenya]]
+
|
| {{Flag/KGZ}} [[:Category:Kyrgyzstani Series|Kyrgyzstan]]
+
|
 +
! 114
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/LVA}} [[:Category:Latvian Series|Latvija]]
+
! 33
| {{Flag/LUX}} [[:Category:Luxembourg Series|Lëtzebuerg]]
+
! July 2007
| {{Flag/LIE}} [[:Category:Liechtenstein Series|Liechtenstein]]
+
| <div>135.{{Country data MOZ|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/LTU}} [[:Category:Lithuanian Series|Lietuva]]
+
| <div>136.{{Country data BRU|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/LIB}} [[:Category:Lebanese Series|Lubnan]]
+
| <div>137.{{Country data GHA|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/HUN}} [[:Category:Hungarian Series|Magyarország]]
+
| <div>138.{{Country data CAM|RC}}</div>
 +
!118
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/MKD}} [[:Category:Macedonian Series|Makedonija]]
+
! 34
| {{Flag/MAS}} [[:Category:Malaysian Series|Malaysia]]
+
! Nov. 2007
| {{Flag/MLT}} [[:Category:Maltese Series|Malta]]
+
| <div>139.{{Country data BEN|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/MEX}} [[:Category:Mexican Series|México]]
+
| <div>140.{{Country data SYR|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/EGY}} [[:Category:Egyptian Series|Misr]]
+
|
| {{Flag/MOZ}} [[:Category:Mozambican Series|Moçambique]]
+
|
 +
!120
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/MDA}} [[:Category:Moldavian Series|Moldova]]
+
! 35
| {{Flag/MGL}} [[:Category:Mongolian Series|Mongol Uls]]
+
! Feb. 2008
| {{Flag/NED}} [[:Category:Dutch Series|Nederland]]
+
| <div>141.{{Country data QAT|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/BRU}} [[:Category:Bruneian Series|Negara Brunei Darussalam]]
+
| <div>142.{{Country data TAN|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/NCA}} [[:Category:Nicaraguan Series|Nicaragua]]
+
|
| {{Flag/NGA}} [[:Category:Nigerian Series|Nigeria]]
+
|
 +
! 122
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/JPN}} [[:Category:Japanese Series|Nippon]]
+
! 36
| {{Flag/NOR}} [[:Category:Norwegian Series|Norge]]
+
! June 2008
| {{Flag/NIR}} [[:Category:Northern Irish Series|Northern Ireland]]
+
| <div>143.{{Country data UGA|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/OCE}} [[:Category:Oceanian Series|Oceania]]
+
| <div>144.{{Country data MDV|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/AUT}} [[:Category:Austrian Series|Österreich]]
+
|
| {{Flag/PAK}} [[:Category:Pakistani Series|Pakistan]]
+
|
 +
! 124
 +
|-
 +
! 45
 +
! March 2011
 +
| <div>145.{{Country data UZB|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>146.{{Country data CMR|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>147.{{Country data CUB|RC}}</div>
 +
| <div>148.{{Country data PSE|RC}}</div>
 +
! 128
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/PAN}} [[:Category:Panamanian Series|Panamá]]
+
! 64
| {{Flag/PAR}} [[:Category:Paraguayan Series|Paraguay]]
+
! Jan. 2017
| {{Flag/PER}} [[:Category:Peruvian Series|Perú]]
+
| colspan=4 style="background:lightgrey;" | 150.<sup>[4]</sup> {{flag|INT}}
| {{Flag/PHI}} [[:Category:Philippine Series|Philippines]]
+
! 128+1
| {{Flag/POL}} [[:Category:Polish Series|Polska]]
 
| {{Flag/POR}} [[:Category:Portuguese Series|Portugal]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/CAM}} [[:Category:Cambodian Series|Prateh Kampuchea]]
+
! rowspan=2| 70
| {{Flag/THA}} [[:Category:Thai Series|Prathet Thai]]
+
! rowspan=2| Nov. 2018
| {{Flag/DOM}} [[:Category:Dominican Republic Series|Republica Dominicana]]
+
| <div>149.{{Country data STP|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/ROU}} [[:Category:Romanian Series|România]]
+
| <div>151.{{Country data COM|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/RUS}} [[:Category:Russian Series|Rossiya]]
+
| <div>152.{{Country data LKA|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/GEO}} [[:Category:Georgian Series|Sakartvelo]]
+
| <div>153.{{Country data CUW|RC}}</div>
 +
! rowspan=2| 133+1
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/KSA}} [[:Category:Saudi Series|Saudi Arabia]]
+
| <div>154.{{Country data GUM|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/SUI}} [[:Category:Swiss Series|Schweiz]]
+
|
| {{Flag/SCO}} [[:Category:Scottish Series|Scotland]]
+
|
| {{Flag/SEN}} [[:Category:Senegalese Series|Sénégal]]
 
| {{Flag/ALB}} [[:Category:Albanian Series|Shqiperia]]
 
| {{Flag/SIN}} [[:Category:Singapore Series|Singapore]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/SVN}} [[:Category:Slovenian Series|Slovenija]]
+
! 73 
| {{Flag/SVK}} [[:Category:Slovak Series|Slovensko]]
+
! Nov. 2019
| {{Flag/RSA}} [[:Category:South African Series|South Africa]]
+
| <div>155.{{Country data DRC|RC}}</div> 
| {{Flag/SER}} [[:Category:Serbian Series|Srbija]]
+
| <div>156.{{Country data ETH|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/FIN}} [[:Category:Finnish Series|Suomi]]
+
|
| {{Flag/SUR}} [[:Category:Surinamese Series|Suriname]]
+
|
 +
!135+1
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/SYR}} [[:Category:Syrian Series|Suriyah]]
+
! 75 
| {{Flag/SWE}} [[:Category:Swedish Series|Sverige]]
+
! June 2020
| {{Flag/TUN}} [[:Category:Tunisian Series|Tounes]]
+
| <div>157.{{Country data VCT|RC}}</div> 
| {{Flag/TRI}} [[:Category:Trinidad & Tobago Series|Trinidad & Tobago]]
+
| <div>158.{{Country data BLZ|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/TUR}} [[:Category:Turkish Series|Türkiye]]
+
| <div>159.{{Country data MDG|RC}}</div>
| {{Flag/USA}} [[:Category:American Series|USA]]
+
| <div>160.{{Country data BWA|RC}}</div>
 +
!139+1
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Flag/UKR}} [[:Category:Ukrainian Series|Ukraina]]
 
| {{Flag/OMA}} [[:Category:Omani Series|Uman]]
 
| {{Flag/UAE}} [[:Category:Emirati Series|United Arab Emirates]]
 
| {{Flag/URU}} [[:Category:Uruguayan Series|Uruguay]]
 
| {{Flag/VEN}} [[:Category:Venezuelan Series|Venezuela]]
 
| {{Flag/VIE}} [[:Category:Vietnamese Series|Vietnam]]
 
 
|}
 
|}
 +
 +
=== Footnotes ===
 +
#{{note|ref-1}} [[Global season]] is referred to the first league ever created, the swedish one. It is called [[global]] because the same number is shared by leagues create before 2001 (all other leagues were given their own season number starting at 1).
 +
#{{note|ref-2}} The '''Nation code''' is an identification number used in the game. Normally each new country added takes the number following the last one used, although in some cases codes have been used for tests or other hidden activities and are no longer available (i.e hidden test league created and then cancelled like [[New Moon]] or [[Middle Earth]]).
 +
#{{note|ref-3}} Originally created as "Srbija i Crna Gora" and then renamed "Serbia" in global season 30 after creation of a separeted lague for 131. Montenegro (Crna Gora).
 +
#{{note|ref-4}} '''n.a.''' is for a national code not active, unused or not accessible - This is where there are jumps in the numbering.
 +
#{{note|ref-5}} {{Season_error_infobox}}
 +
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
* [[HTs_on_Global/League_system]]
+
* [[HTs_on_Global/League_system|Comments by the HTs]] about the league system on the forum.
 +
 
  
[[Category: Game Concepts]]
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[[Category:Game Concepts|League]]
 +
[[Category:History|*]]

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In 2009, with nearly one million active teams, there was a record number of divisions for every league in Hattrick World

A league is the set of divisions belonging to a country.

The decision to create a new league is taken by the Hattrick Team in order to allow all managers from the same spot of the globe to play more closely together and share both the same local forum and the same hall of fame.

Expansion of leagues

Main article: Division

Each league consists of a certain number of levels, or divisions, that that must be filled users before any further expansion. So, depending on the number of users, it can be easy or time-consuming to reach the top division.

The smallest countries have only three divisions, the largest ones (i.e. Spain, Italy, Germany) reached eleven of them at maximum expansion. It means that a team starting in the bottom division, XI or 11, had to climb 10 levels to get to the top division (i.e. German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A or Spanish Primera division).

There have been some important steps in the history of Hattrick regarding the league expansion:

Season 2 
680 teams in Sweden: Allsvenskan, division 1, division 2 and division 3 are created. Note that Sweden is a special case when numbering the league levels; the first level is Allsvenskan, then come Ia to Id, then the "second" divisons IIa to IIh, and so on. The lowest division Sweden has ever reached, the tenth level, was actually called division IX (nine).
Divisions Structure
Division Teams Capacity
Number Roman
1 I 8
2 II 32
3 III 128
4 IV 512
5 V 2048
6 VI 8192
7 VII 8192
8 VIII 16384
9 IX 16384
10 X 32768
11 XI 32768
Further information: League Reform April 2006
Season 15 
V. Division established in Germany
Season 18 
VI. Division in Spain, Germany and Netherlands.
Season 19 
VII. Division established in Netherlands.
Season 20 
VI. Division in Italy, Poland and Finland;
VII. Division in Swizerland.
Season 21 
IV. Division in Lithuania, Serbia & Montenegro (^2);
V. Divison in Colombia, Greece, Ireland, Uruguay;
VI. Division in Chile, France, Israel, Austria;
VII. Division in Argentina, België, Germany and Spain.
Season 27 
VII. Division in England; XI. Division in Germany.
Season 33 
League extensions:
Season 36 
XI in Italy.

Leagues in Hattrick World

The world in the game is currently made of:

Leagues Expansion
G. S.[1] Date Nation code.[2] League name (Local name) Total
1 August 1997
1. Sweden (Sverige)
1
11 Oct. 2000
2. England (England)
3. Germany (Deutschland)
4. Italy (Italia)
5. France (France)
8
6. Mexico (México)
7. Argentina (Argentina)
8. USA (USA)
12 Feb. 2001
9. Norway (Norge)
10. n.a.[4]
11. Denmark (Danmark)
12. Finland (Suomi)
11
13. n.a.[4]
13 May 2001
14. Netherlands (Nederland)[5]
15. Oceania (Oceania)
16. Brazil (Brasil)
17. Canada (Canada)
35
18. Chile (Chile)
19. Colombia (Colombia)
20. India (India)
21. Republic of Ireland (Ireland)
22. Japan (Nippon)
23. Peru (Perú)
24. Poland (Polska)
25. Portugal (Portugal)
26. Scotland (Scotland)
27. South Africa (South Africa)
28. Uruguay (Uruguay)
29. Venezuela (Venezuela)
30. South Korea (Hanguk)
31. Thailand (Prathet Thai)
32. Turkey (Türkiye)
33. Egypt (Misr)
34. China (China)
35. Russia (Rossiya)
36. Spain (España)
37. Romania (România)
14 Sept. 2001
38. Iceland (Ísland)
39. Austria (Österreich)[5]
40. n.a.[4] 41. n.a.[4] 41
42. n.a.[4] 43. n.a.[4]
44. Belgium (Belgium)[5]
45. Malaysia (Malaysia)[5]
46. Switzerland (Schweiz)[5]
47. Singapore (Singapore)
48. n.a.[4] 49. n.a.[4]
16 April 2002
50. Greece (Hellas)
51. Hungary (Magyarország)
52. Czech Republic (Česká republika)
53. Latvia (Latvija)
50
54. Indonesia (Indonesia)
55. Philippines (Pilipinas)
56. Estonia (Eesti)
57. Serbia (Srbija)[3]
58. Croatia (Hrvatska)
(^3) Originally "Srbija i Crna Gora" and renamed in g.s. 30 after creation of 131. Montenegro (Crna Gora)
17 Aug. 2002
59. Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
60. Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
61. Wales (Cymru)[5]
62. Bulgaria (Bulgaria)[5]
56
63. Israel (Israel)[5]
64. Slovenia (Slovenija)[5]
65. n.a.[4]
20 July 2003
66. Lithuania (Lietuva)[5]
67. Slovakia (Slovensko)[5]
68. Ukraine (Ukraina)[5]
69. Bosnia & Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina)[5]
62
70. Vietnam (Việt Nam)[5]
71. Pakistan (Pakistan)[5]
21 Nov. 2003
72. Paraguay (Paraguay)
73. Ecuador (Ecuador)
74. Bolivia (Bolivia)
75. Nigeria (Nigeria)
68
76. Faroe Islands (Føroyar)
77. Morocco (Al Maghrib)
78. n.a.[4]
22 March 2004
79. Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia)
80. Tunisia (Tounes)
81. Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
82. n.a.[4] 76
83. United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
84. Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg)
85. Iran (Iran)
86. n.a.[4]
87. n.a.[4]
88. Dominican Republic (República Dominicana)
89. Cyprus (Cyprus)
90. n.a.[4]
23 June 2004
91. Belarus (Belarus)
92. n.a.[4]
93. Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland)
94. Jamaica (Jamaica)
82
95. Kenya (Kenya)
96. Panama (Panama)
97. North Macedonia (Severna Makedonija)
24 Oct. 2004
98. Albania (Shqiperia)
99. Honduras (Honduras)
100. El Salvador (El Salvador)
101. Malta (Malta)
88
102. Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic)
103. Moldova (Moldova)
25 Jan. 2005
104. Georgia (Sakartvelo)
105. Andorra (Andorra)
106. Jordan (Al Urdun)
107. Guatemala (Guatemala)
92
108. n.a.[4] 109. n.a.[4]
26 May 2005
110. Trinidad & Tobago (Trinidad & Tobago)
111. Nicaragua (Nicaragua)
112. Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
113. Suriname (Suriname)
96
114. n.a.[4] 115. n.a.[4] 116. n.a.[4]
27 Sept. 2005
117. Liechtenstein (Liechtenstein)
118. Algeria (Algérie)
119. Mongolia (Mongol Uls)
120. Lebanon (Lubnan)
102
121. Senegal (Senegal)
122. Armenia (Hayastan)
28 Jan. 2006
123. Bahrain (Bahrain)
124. Barbados (Barbados)
125. Cape Verde (Cabo Verde)
126. Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)
106
29 April 2006
127. Kuwait (Al Kuwayt)
128. Iraq (Al Iraq)
129. Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan)
109
30 Aug. 2006
130. Angola (Angola)
131. Montenegro (Crna Gora)
132. Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
112
31 Dec. 2006
133. Yemen (Al Yaman)
134. Oman (Oman)
114
33 July 2007
135. Mozambique (Moçambique)
136. Brunei (Brunei)
137. Ghana (Ghana)
138. Kampuchea (Prateh Kampuchea)
118
34 Nov. 2007
139. Benin (Bénin)
140. Syria (Suriyah)
120
35 Feb. 2008
141. Qatar (Dawlat Qatar)
142. Tanzania (Tanzania)
122
36 June 2008
143. Uganda (Uganda)
144. Maldives (Dhivehi Raajje)
124
45 March 2011
145. Uzbekistan (O'zbekiston)
146. Cameroon (Cameroon)
147. Cuba (Cuba)
148. Palestine (Palestine)
128
64 Jan. 2017 150.[4]  Hattrick International 128+1
70 Nov. 2018
149. Sao Tome & Principe (São Tomé e Príncipe)
151. Comoros (Comoros)
152. Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)
153. Curaçao (Curaçao)
133+1
154. Guam (Guam)
73 Nov. 2019
155. DR Congo (RD Congo)
156. Ethiopia (Ītyōṗṗyā)
135+1
75 June 2020
157. Saint Vincent & the Grenadines (Saint Vincent & the Grenadines)
158. Belize (Belize)
159. Madagascar (Madagasikara)
160. Botswana (Botswana)
139+1

Footnotes

  1. ^  Global season is referred to the first league ever created, the swedish one. It is called global because the same number is shared by leagues create before 2001 (all other leagues were given their own season number starting at 1).
  2. ^  The Nation code is an identification number used in the game. Normally each new country added takes the number following the last one used, although in some cases codes have been used for tests or other hidden activities and are no longer available (i.e hidden test league created and then cancelled like New Moon or Middle Earth).
  3. ^  Originally created as "Srbija i Crna Gora" and then renamed "Serbia" in global season 30 after creation of a separeted lague for 131. Montenegro (Crna Gora).
  4. ^  n.a. is for a national code not active, unused or not accessible - This is where there are jumps in the numbering.
  5. ^  The country was restarted after an error. Due to the error, what appears as season 2 is in fact season 1, season 3 is season 2, etc. For example, the displayed season 36 was the 35th season played (note that the strange data behave is not corrected in the National trophies table below).


See Also