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Achievements are intended to give every user a better gaming experience. Everyone in the game receives points for different things he/she has achieved in the game like founding a federation, buying/selling a player, writing a forum post and climbing up the rankings.

The feature was introduced at the beginning of global season 31 (December 2006). The number of achievements and related points has changed over time, and at first it was even kept secret to increase the community participation. On the 16th of September 2009, the achievements lay-out was changed and it was possible to see the different levels for each achievement.

After a minor fix in the immediately following seasons, achievements and point have remained unchanged for "eons" since the season 78 revival (July 2021).

Manager's achievements list is in the user page in the "Latest achievements" box on the right (the "see all" link).

List of Achievements

Users had to seek for new achievements and then make public on the forum those that had been discovered. Only after they have all been discovered, a full list of achievements was officially made visible by Hattrick Team. This proved something unknown. For example, that the maximum average rating for average rating achievements was magical (18) (the only one never achieved) and that it was worth 70 points; or that there were unlocked rewards on star and federation achievements.


There is a total of 44 achievements: 34 main achievements, 10 extra achievements.

The maximum points a manager can collect is 1343: 1053 for main, 10 for extras.


Only one achievement gives no points: it is the "Milestone" Manager's extra achievement, introduced on August 2017 as a gift to the user during the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the game.

Team

17 achievements, 546 collectable points

The vintage ones

  1. Cash is king (35 points)
    The money in your account exceeded X on the weekly update (4 ranks).
    Ach 31 1.png 10 000 000+ = 35 pts
    Ach 31 2.png 5 000 000+ = 25 pts
    Ach 31 3.png 2 000 000+ = 15 pts
    Ach 31 4.png 500 000+ = 5 pts
  2. I want you (10 points)
    Ach 2.png Bought a player.
  3. Get out of here (10 points)
    Ach 3.png Sold player that was bought previously.
  4. Practice makes perfect (10 points)
    Ach 8.png Player's skill increased (stamina, form and experience are not included).
  5. Play the Lottery (10 points)
    Ach 9.png Scouted a new player.
  6. Let’s do this again (10 points)
    Ach 10.png Sold a rebought youth player.
  7. I want you back (10 points)
    Ach 11.png Rebought a former youth player.
  8. Investment return (10 points)
    Ach 34.png Sold a youth player.
  9. All that skill (80 points)
    Total TSI of the squad exceeded X (8 ranks).
    Ach 23 1.png 2 000 000+ = 80 pts
    Ach 23 2.png 1 500 000+ = 65 pts
    Ach 23 3.png 1 200 000+ = 50 pts
    Ach 23 4.png 600 000+ = 30 pts
    Ach 23 5.png 300 000+ = 20 pts
    Ach 23 6.png 160 000+ = 15 pts
    Ach 23 7.png 80 000+ = 10 pts
    Ach 23 8.png 30 000+ = 5 pts
  10. We’re so loved (50 points)
    Fan club size exceeded X members (4 ranks).
    Ach 32 1.png 3 500+ = 50 pts
    Ach 32 2.png 3 000+ = 30 pts
    Ach 32 3.png 2 000+ = 15 pts
    Ach 32 4.png 1 000+ = 5 pts
  11. Climbing the ladder (100 points)
    Team was ranked amongst the top X (11 ranks).
    Ach 1 1.png 1 = 100 pts
    Ach 1 2.png 2 - 50 = 50 pts
    Ach 1 3.png 51 - 100 = 45 pts
    Ach 1 4.png 101 - 500 = 40 pts
    Ach 1 5.png 501 - 1 000 = 35 pts
    Ach 1 6.png 1 001 - 2 000 = 30 pts
    Ach 1 7.png 2 001 - 3 000 = 25 pts
    Ach 1 8.png 3 001 - 5 000 = 20 pts
    Ach 1 9.png 5 001 - 10 000 = 15 pts
    Ach 1 10.png 10 001 - 15 000 = 10 pts
    Ach 1 11.png 15 001 - 25 000 = 5 pts
  12. Great Cup Season / Cup Heroes (70 points)
    Get as close as you can to winning the National Cup (7 ranks).
    Ach 21 1.png Final = 70 pts
    Ach 21 2.png Semi-Finals = 60 pts
    Ach 21 3.png Quarter-Finals = 50 pts
    Ach 21 4.png Round of 16 = 40 pts
    Ach 21 5.png Round of 32 = 30 pts
    Ach 21 6.png Round of 64 = 20 pts
    Ach 21 7.png Round of 128 = 10 pts

    First level is reached if you win when there are 7 rounds left, then you gain one level for each round closer you get. Last level means you won the Cup.

The modern ones

  1. Great Cup Streak (70 points)
    Achieve a long streak of wins in the National Cup Win streaks carry over from one season to the next (14 ranks).
    Ach 38 1.png 14 matches = 70 pts
    Ach 38 2.png 13 matches = 65 pts
    Ach 38 3.png 12 matches = 60 pts
    Ach 38 4.png 11 matches = 55 pts
    Ach 38 5.png 10 matches = 50 pts
    Ach 38 6.png  9 matches = 45 pts
    Ach 38 7.png  8 matches = 40 pts
    Ach 38 8.png  7 matches = 35 pts
    Ach 38 9.png  6 matches = 30 pts
    Ach 38 10.png  5 matches = 25 pts
    Ach 38 11.png  4 matches = 20 pts
    Ach 38 12.png  3 matches = 15 pts
    Ach 38 13.png  2 matches = 10 pts
    Ach 38 14.png  1 match = 5 pts
  2. Official Business (16 points)
    A tally of all official matches played by your team. (4 ranks)
    Ach 140 1.png 64 matches = 16 pts
    Ach 140 2.png 32 matches = 12 pts
    Ach 140 3.png 16 matches = 8 pts
    Ach 140 4.png  8 matches = 4 pts
  3. Shut-Out Season (15 points)
    Ach 150.png Become the champion in your series while being undefeated in all league matches that season.
  4. Entry Denied (20 points)
    X clean sheets in official matches. (5 ranks)
    Ach 160 1.png 64 matches = 20 pts
    Ach 160 2.png 32 matches = 16 pts
    Ach 160 3.png 16 matches = 12 pts
    Ach 160 4.png  8 matches = 8 pts
    Ach 160 5.png  4 matches = 4 pts

    Higher ranks are given as you achieve more clean sheets.

  5. Local Delicacies (20 points)
    Players raised in your team have played at least 3 matches for a national team. (4 ranks)
    Ach 41 1.png 16 matches = 20 pts
    Ach 41 2.png  8 matches = 15 pts
    Ach 41 3.png  4 matches = 10 pts
    Ach 41 4.png  1 matche = 5 pts

    U21 or senior. More players with caps leads to higher ranks.

Matches

10 achievements, 335 collectable points

The vintage ones

  1. Veteran lineup (35 points)
    Ach 26.png The average age of your starting lineup is over 35.
    Only full years, not days, are taken into account for this achievement.
  2. Youthful lineup (35 points)
    Ach 27.png The average age of your starting lineup is below 18 (and at least one player originates from another club).
    Only full years, not days, are taken into account for this achievement.
  3. Academy lineup (35 points)
    Ach 28.png All players in your starting lineup originate from your own club and the average age is below 18.
  4. Home-grown lineup (25 points)
    Ach 25.png All players in your starting lineup originate from your own club and the average age is over 18.
  5. Friends from abroad (10 points)
    Ach 7.png Played an international friendly match.
  6. Star collector (100 points)
    Team reached at least X stars in a match (12 ranks).
    Ach 22 1.png 120+ = 100 pts
    Ach 22 2.png 115+ = 85 pts
    Ach 22 3.png 110+ = 70 pts
    Ach 22 4.png 100+ = 60 pts
    Ach 22 5.png 90+ = 50 pts
    Ach 22 6.png 80+ = 35 pts
    Ach 22 7.png 70+ = 30 pts
    Ach 22 8.png 60+ = 25 pts
    Ach 22 9.png 50+ = 20 pts
    Ach 22 10.png 40+ = 15 pts
    Ach 22 11.png 30+ = 10 pts
    Ach 22 12.png 20+ = 5 pts
  7. We’re so good (63 points)
    Team reached an average match rating of X (15 ranks).
    Ach 6 1.png magical (18) = 63 pts
    Ach 6 2.png mythical (17) = 56 pts
    Ach 6 3.png extra-terrestrial (16) = 50 pts
    Ach 6 4.png titanic (15) = 44 pts
    Ach 6 5.png supernatural (14) = 39 pts
    Ach 6 6.png world class (13) = 34 pts
    Ach 6 7.png magnificent (12) = 29 pts
    Ach 6 8.png brilliant (11) = 25 pts
    Ach 6 9.png outstanding (10) = 21 pts
    Ach 6 10.png formidable (9) = 17 pts
    Ach 6 11.png excellent (8) = 14 pts
    Ach 6 12.png solid (7) = 11 pts
    Ach 6 13.png passable (6) = 8 pts
    Ach 6 14.png inadequate (5) = 6 pts
    Ach 6 15.png weak (4) = 4 pts

The modern ones

  1. Special Ops (10 points)
    Ach 42.png Win any match having scored only Special Event goals.
  2. Comeback Kings (12 points)
    Given to teams that achieved were behind by several goals, and then swung the match around. (4 ranks)
    Ach 43 1.png 5 goals = 12 pts
    Ach 43 2.png 4 goals = 9 pts
    Ach 43 3.png 3 goals = 6 pts
    Ach 43 4.png 2 goals = 3 pts

    The more dramatic the comeback, the better.

  3. That’s Just Typical (10 points)
    Your team has a terrible day with lots of injuries. This achievement is the consolation prize.
    Ach 45 1.png 4 injuries = 10 pts
    Ach 45 2.png 3 injuries = 6 pts
    Ach 45 3.png 2 injuries = 3 pts

Manager

7 achievements, 172 collectable points (one achievement with zero points).

The vintage ones

  1. The Nation Stands Behind You / National hero (50 points)
    Ach 14.png They elected you to National coach, and liked you enough to elect you one more time after that. This is the achievement.
  2. National Treasure Hunter / Principal of the nation (50 points)
    Ach 15.png The achievement awards you for the best result (8th world cup round reached) with a U-21 National Team or NT team as their National Coach.
  3. The world needs to know (10 points)
    Ach 5.png Wrote a forum post.

The modern ones

  1. You’re in the Book! (16 points)
    Ach 29.png Be an active and constructive member of the forum, so other users will bookmark you to see what you have to say
  2. Vox Populi (16 points)
    Ach 30.png Submit an article to Hattrick Press, have it accepted and read by the community. The more likes an article gets, the higher your achievement level.
  3. Always There For You (30 points)
    Visit Hattrick every day for X days. (5 ranks)
    Ach 69 1.png 90 days = 30 pts
    Ach 69 2.png 60 days = 20 pts
    Ach 69 3.png 30 days = 15 pts
    Ach 69 4.png 15 days = 10 pts
    Ach 69 5.png 5 days = 5 pts

    Achievement given when you have achieved a log-in streak of several days. The longer your streak, the higher your rank.

Extra

  1. Milestone (0 points)
    Played Hattrick for X years (7 ranks).
    Ach 36 7.png 20 years = 0 pts
    Ach 36 6.png 15 years = 0 pts
    Ach 36 5.png 10 years = 0 pts
    Ach 36 4.png 5 years = 0 pts
    Ach 36 3.png 3 years = 0 pts
    Ach 36 2.png 2 years = 0 pts
    Ach 36 1.png 1 year = 0 pts

    This is not a regular achievement because to get it you don't have to do anything but stay in the game for years.


Special

The vintage ones

6 Special Awards, 115 collectable points.
  1. Nasty squad (15 points)
    Ach 17.png The average player personality in your squad is close to nasty
  2. Honest Squad (15 points)
    Ach 18.png The average player personality in your squad is close to righteous
  3. Nice squad (15 points)
    Ach 19.png The average player personality in your squad is close to popular
  4. Dishonest Squad (15 points)
    Ach 20.png The average player personality in your squad is close to infamous

The modern ones

  1. The Football Laboratory (25 points)
    Ach 39.png Win at least one league match with each one of the 10 default formations.
    It's the formation at the start of the match that counts.
  2. Hometown Heroes (30 points)
    Ach 40.png Win your series using only homegrown players in your starting lineup the entire season.


Supporter

4 Supporter Awards, 175 collectable points.

The vintage ones

  1. Stop the press (10 points)
    Ach 4.png Wrote a press announcement.
  2. Join my revolution (100 points)
    Founded federation, received at least X members (8 ranks).
    Ach 16 1.png 3 000+ members = 100 pts
    Ach 16 2.png 2 000+ members = 60 pts
    Ach 16 3.png 1 000+ members = 40 pts
    Ach 16 4.png 500+ members = 30 pts
    Ach 16 5.png 100+ members = 20 pts
    Ach 16 6.png 50+ members = 15 pts
    Ach 16 7.png 10+ members = 10 pts
    Ach 16 8.png 5+ members = 5 pts
  3. Eternal life (15 points)
    Ach 33.png Promoted a player to the Hall of Fame.

The modern ones

  1. Everyone Is Welcome Here (50 points)
    Ach 44.png Collect a home flag for every country in Hattrick.

History

They were announced in this editorial by the following announcement:

Hattrick announces
Next season will also see the start of a totally new alternative career feature: Achievements 27/11/2006
Unfortunately, the bitter truth is that not everyone can win the cup or the top league in Hattrick, so we think it’s important that there is a possibility to focus on an alternative career. Alternative careers (the more, the merrier!) give the game depth and give everyone a better gaming experience. Some people focus on being the best forward trainer, some focus on collecting flags and other focus on being an active member of the community for example. Now we add yet another career possibility: achievements.

Shortly put, this feature means you’ll get points for different things you’ve achieved in the game. Winning your league or advancing some rounds in the cup, for example, will give you some points, as will receiving a certain amount of stars in a match. Moreover you will also receive points for other things in the game like founding a federation, buying/selling a player, writing a conference post, climbing up the rankings and becoming a National coach. Most achievements will be known, but there will also be some hidden achievements to seek for.

Your achievements will be visible from your menu and your user page. Both the points you’ve achieved and the maximum points you can achieve will be shown.


Deleted achievements

Two achievements are nowadays erased and are impossible to obtain.

Non-spender
Ach 24.png Team has 0 expenses
This was 15 points, but has been removed as of 11/08/2009, three data after HT-Stefan announced that it would be removed. This achievement was only possible for new team if they did nothing in the first week; old teams once had the chance to achieve it during "salary free week" (but only if they teared down their arena, gave up youth and fired all staff).
After reaction by MD-JakobTrier and others who achieved it using the latter way, the achievement was returned but only symbolic being worth 0 points.
Met Bob at the bank
Bought at least X bonds(3) at Banque Sunesson (4 ranks).
Ach 35 1.png 10 Bonds (account over 150 million US$) = 0 pts
Ach 35 2.png 5 Bonds (account over 100 million US$) = 0 pts
Ach 35 3.png 1 Bond (account over 60 million US$) = 0 pts
"Met Bob at the bank" was a 15, 10 and 5 points achievement (it was downgraded after just one day from worth 50, 75 and 100 points).
You needed at least 50 million US$ in your account to buy one bond and each had a value of 10 million US$.
The bond idea was introduced on 15 november 2010 and then quickly dismissed.It leaked though a week before when it showed up in the list of achievements and was gained by HT-Josef. It was removed as of season 55.

Samples of non-achievements

In the early day, while trying to guess to real achevements, someone has proposed these as possible areas to investigate:

  1. Fiery squad (i.e. both teams in this match)
  2. Tranquil Squad
  3. Start a federation (you need to get at least 5 member within a week to get this)
  4. Join a federation
  5. Becoming a GM or LA or Mod or Editor
  6. Becoming champions in your league (you need to go a season unbeaten in your league or win all league games in a season)
  7. Win the National Cup
  8. Win Hattrick Masters
  9. Have a top scorer in your team
  10. Your player scores a hattrick
  11. Start to support a team or Getting support from another player
  12. Fire a player
  13. Hire/Fire specialists
  14. Get Mother Club money
  15. Founding youth team
  16. Buy your own youth player from yourself on the transfer market
  17. Buy another team's youth pull (i.e. no "bought youth player")
  18. Write a notice for the youth team
  19. Write a guestbook comment
  20. Edit press announcement
  21. Change training or training intensity
  22. Change coach or recruiting a coach from your players
  23. Expand Stadium
  24. Increase investment in your youth squad
  25. Promote players from youth academy
  26. Train a player to Divine
  27. Field a lineup of homegrown veteran (average age 35+) (i.e. (158099878))
  28. Change your team kit
  29. Expenses equal revenue any given week
  30. Reach divine skill in any tactics
  31. Reach divine skill in Counter-Attack tactics
  32. Playing matches where all the players on the ground have the same nationality or a different nationality
  33. Playing a match with players on the ground having a speciality
  34. Playing a match with all the players with same (last) name [i.e. matchID: 226368810]
  35. Host a National Team or U-20 match
  36. Get a new flag (though international friendlies give points)
  37. Make a homepage for your team
  38. Buy credits
  39. Renew Supportership
  40. Daytrading (buying player and putting it to transfer list same day and selling it with profit)

Bugs

Achievements have been plagued by a number of bugs, many of which have since been fixed. The following bugs are known to have existed and been corrected:

  • On the 16th of January 2008, Hattrick announces in a My Hattrick message that a long suspected bug which was probably introduced during the upgrade of several parts of the site on the 5th of November 2007 was now fixed.

We have at last found the nasty bug which has stopped the achievement updates from working properly. In matches played after 2008-01-15 10.00 the achievements update should work as usual again. Unfortunately we can not do any retroactive update of older achievements (made while the updates were malfunctioning). Sadly enough, this means any achievement taken during this period will be forever lost.

Achievements affected by this bug were the Home-grown lineup and Academy lineup. Also the Team reached X stars in a match achievement did not function properly in this period.
  • When this achievement bug fix was announced a new bug was introduced meaning that you would get star achievements not only if the stars of the 11 players (or less) who finish you game in total yields enough stars totally to reach the next level (see below for levels), now the stars of injured players were also included in this calculation making it easier to get star achievements if one or more players were injured in a game. This bug was fixed on the 1st of February 2008.
  • Around the 19th of April 2008, part of the site was upgraded to ".Net" and the calculation of how common achievements are was altered but the calculation of the number of U20 and NT coaches was about 3/4 of a million too high. The numbers for how many was elected U20 and NT coach was altered a few days later after a bug report was made. GM-marnow gave this explanation for the change made on the achievement page of each club team:

Previously the achievements counters were just increased when someone got the achievement. Currently they should reflect only statistics for currently active users. You may now see changes every week (numbers can both go up & down, previously they would only go up).

  • Near the end of 2008, following the introduction of the redesign 2008, the Promoted Player to Hall of Fame achievement began working for the first time.
  • On the 22nd of April 2009, HT-Stefan announced that he was working to debug all achievement issues. Numerous achievement bugs were fixed including: average match rating, the top 2 tiers of total team TSI, pulled a youth player (didn't work with the Youth Academy), sold a youth player, and also some text language issues (e.g. Team was ranked 1919 changed to Team was ranked amongst the top 2000).
  • On the 5th of October 2009 HT-Stefan announced the ranking achievement worked again, it had been broke for nearly 1,5 season. During that time the achievement for reaching ranking 1 was the only that had been updated.

Though deemed a major bug, old fashion updates were simply set in a crazy style. Until 2021, not all achievements were immediately displayed; indeed, most of them required the weekly update time as shown in the table below.

Weekly Updates table
Achievement Update Details
Ach 1 1.png Climbing the ladder (Team was ranked amongst the top X) Monday
Ach 32 1.png We're so loved (Fan club size exceeded X members) Monday & Thursday
Ach 21 1.png Cup Heroes (Advanced from round X in the Cup) Tuesday Recalculated once a week,
Tuesdays around 6:15 AM HT time.
Ach 22 1.png Star collector (Team reached at least X stars in a match) Tuesday
Ach 6 1.png We're so good (Team reached an average match rating of X) Tuesday
Ach 7.png Friends from abroad (Played international friendly match) Tuesday
Ach 28.png Academy lineup (Home-grown & Academy lineup) Tuesday
Ach 27.png Youthful lineup (Youthful & Veteran lineup) Tuesday
Ach 8.png Practice makes perfect (Player's skill increased) Friday
Ach 6 1.png We're so good (Founded federation, received more than X members) Friday
Ach 23 1.png All that skill (Total TSI of the squad exceeded X) Weekly economic update
Ach 19.png Nice Squad (Nice & Nasty squad)
Ach 18.png Honest Squad (Honest & Dishonest squad)
Ach 31 1.png Cash is king (The Money on your account exceeded X)
Ach 35 1.png Met Bob at the bank (Bought at least X bonds) instant update
Ach 2.png I want you (Bought player / Sold player)
Ach 9.png Play the Lottery (Scouted / Sold / Rebought / Sold a rebought youth player)
Ach 4.png Stop the press (Wrote a press announcement or forum post)
Ach 33.png Eternal life (Promoted player to the Hall of Fame)
Ach 14.png National hero (Elected coach of national team & U-20) At the end of term


See Also