Achievements Guide by TheMightyRoast

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 01/29/07 | Printable Version

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Copyright 2007 Tim Roast
29/Jan/07 - Version 1.0


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Table of Contents (use control and F to get to a section using the codes)

Introduction 		[ZZI]
Speed up the game	[ZZS]
Achievements		[ZZA]


Introduction [ZZI]

There are a total of 50 achievements in this game that are worth a total of
1,000 gamerscore.

The achievements are:

1. Win A Match - 2 points
2. Sign A Player - 1 point
3. Clean Sheet - 3 points
4. 5 Clean Sheets In A Row - 10 points
5. Hattrick - 5 points
6. Double Hattrick - 15 points
7. 10 Matches Without Losing - 10 points
8. 10 Match Winning Streak - 15 points
9. Win Promotion - 15 points
10. Win Domestic Cup - 20 points
11. Win Domestic Championship - 25 points
12. Qualify for Int. Championship - 25 points
13. Qualify For World Cup - 40 points
14. Win A Continental Cup - 50 points
15. Win International Championship - 40 points
16. Win World Cup - 100 points
17. Win Confederations Cup - 50 points
18. Undefeated Season - 150 points
19. Win an Xbox Live Cup - 10 points
20. Win an Xbox Live League - 15 points
21. Least Goals Conceded In League - 20 points
22. Most Goals Scored In League - 20 points
23. Top Goalscorer In League - 10 points
24. Goal Of The Month Award - 5 points
25. 10 Goal Of The Month Awards - 20 points
26. Goal Of The Season Award - 20 points
27. Golden Boot Award - 5 points
28. 5 Players In Team Of The Week - 10 points
29. Buy 30 Million Plus Player - 10 points
30. Sell 30 Million Plus Player - 10 points
31. Play 30 Seasons - 25 points
32. 5 Seasons At One Club - 5 points
33. 10 Seasons At One Club - 15 points
34. 20 Seasons At One Club - 25 points
35. Manager Of The Year - 15 points
36. 5 Manager Of The Year Awards - 35 points
37. Manager Of The Month - 5 points
38. 10 Manager Of The Month Awards - 20 points
39. First Xbox Live Game - 3 points
40. 5 Xbox Live Games - 6 points
41. 20 Xbox Live Games - 10 points
42. 50 Xbox Live Games - 20 points
43. Win 5 Separate League Comps - 15 points
44. Win 5 Separate Cup Comps - 5 points
45. Win 5 Separate Top League Comps - 25 points
46. Win 20 Cup Competitions - 15 points
47. World Player Of The Year - 10 points
48. Player In World Cup Best XI - 5 points
49. Player In Team Of The Year - 5 points
50. Player Of The Year Award - 5 points

I will refer to these numbers throughout the guide so if there is a specific
achievement you require use the search function (Control + F) to find that 

Please note that these achievements are only in the XBox 360 version of the


Speed up the game [ZZS]

The easiest way to complete these achievements is to not play the matches.
To do this you need to send your manager on holiday. This is done by 
clicking LB and choosing "Manager" then "Go on holiday" from from the menus. 
The holidays vary from 1 day holiday (ideal for getting through the matches 
on matchdays) to indefinitely.


Achievements [ZZA]

I think that you can get all the achievements using 3 saved games and 1 
online session. If you get bored or are having difficulty with one section 
it may be an idea to start the next game in another section. The contents 
for this section are:

	Online achievements	[ZZA1]
	Gamesave 1 - 30 seasons	[ZZA2]
	Gamesave 2 - Promotion	[ZZA3]
	Gamesave 3 - 5 leagues	[ZZA4]	


Online achievements [ZZA1]

Where to begin? Well there are 50 achievements in the game. 6 of these are 
online ones. These are achievements 19, 20, 39, 40, 41 and 42 from the 
achievement list above. To get these achievements you need to find an 
opponent online. There aren't many people online so the best thing to do is
to add people to your friends list to play against. You can find people who 
want to play to get these achievements in forums on achievement websites 
such as

When you are online together one of you should go into the main menu and 
choose Xbox live and create a match. Choose to have two players and whether
to have a league or cup (a league with two teams will consist of two matches
so takes longer than a cup which takes just one match). Once created invite
your friend to play. One of you can choose a weak team and the other a 
strong team depending on what achievements you need to do. Then play 50 
times to get all 6 achievements and 55 gamerscore. To speed things up you
can send your managers on holiday.

Gamesave 1 - 30 seasons [ZZA2]

If there isn't anyone online then you can start to do the other achievements
in single player mode. The aim of this game save is to get some of the 
hardest achievements from the game which are to win 20 cup competitions (46
from the list), to spend 5, 10 and 20 seasons with one club (32, 33 and 34),
to get five manager of the year awards (36) and to play for 30 seasons (31).

So start by setting up a new game in a league without many teams (otherwise
the 20 and 30 seasons will take longer because there will be more matches 
that need to be simulated). I did the Hong Kong league but I think the 
Australian league may be a better league to do. Choose any team to manage in
the league. Now click start and choose to "add user" and create a new user
for all the other teams in the league. Also if you have some spaces left 
then add some International managers for the top national sides, i.e. 
Brazil, Holland etc. Now send all the national team managers on holiday 
indefinitely. They will run in the background and hopefully pick up some of
the international achievements for you. For the club managers click LB then
"manager" and then options. Set the assistant manager to do things like 
contract negotiations etc. before sending the manager on holiday 
indefinitely. Now all your managers should be on holiday. After one set of 
league matches you should pick up at least two of the achievements (1 and 3
from the list worth  5 gamerscore).

Hat trick and double hat trick
To pick up the hat trick and double hat trick (5 and 6 worth 20 gamerscore)
achievements bring one of your club managers back from holiday. Click LB and
choose the team's tactics. From here mess around with the tactics by making 
the keeper rush right up the pitch to the far corner. Put a striker in goal.
Now send the manager back on holiday for 1 day only and tick the box to keep
the match tactics as you have just created. This team will now lose heavily
to your other team that you are in control of and hopefully at least one of
the players will have scored a hat trick and a double hat trick.

Now make this manager's tactics normal again and send him on holiday 

Let this saved game run now and check back on the progress to see how many 
of your managers are unemployed. A good time to come back and check on the 
progress is at the end of the first season. At this stage without doing 
anything you could have picked up a further 13 (or more) achievements at 
club level (4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35 and 37 from the list
worth a total of 195 gamerscore - if some of these are missing then don't 
worry as you still need to spend another 19 years in charge at the one club
and this is ample time to get the remaining achievements. 

Also your international managers should have got an achievement for 
qualifying for the world cup (achievement 13 worth 40 gamerscore).

Now it is time for the world cup 2006. Send your international managers on 
holiday between matches in the world cup and remember to save the game 
regularly at this stage. If the last of your remaining teams goes out of the
competition then don't save and load up the game again to make sure that 
this team win the World cup thus unlocking achievement 16 and getting 100 
gamerscore. Also hopefully you will also have the top scorer in the 
tournament and thus win the golden boot to unlock achievement 27 and 5 gamer
score. To keep a check on the stats click RB on the World Cup screen and 
choose player stats and goals. If you haven't got the top scorer in one of 
the teams you manage then add a new user to take over that team. If you win 
the world cup then you should also get a player in the world cup best XI 
(47) earning you another 5 gamer score.

Now the world cup is over the club managers are beginning their second 
season. Maybe some of the managers have been sacked but there should still
be a healthy number of employed managers still so send them all on holiday 
until the summer 2007 when the Confederations Cup is. You will be managing
at least one team here due to the World Cup 2006 victory you had (thus they
have qualified for the Confederations Cup). Make sure your team wins by 
saving regularly and loading up the game again if you lose. This will unlock
achievement 17 which is worth 50 gamerscore.

Now we are beginning season three hopefully you have some club managers 
left. At the end of this season is the European Championships 2008. Keep 
an eye on your international managers and make sure that they qualify and 
thus get you achievement 12 worth 25 gamerscore. From here make sure that 
they win the competition using the saving and loading method to get 
achievement 15 from the list worth 40 gamerscore.

All the international achievements will now have been unlocked so all the 
international managers can be retired from football (can be done in the LB 
manager menu).

Now see how many club managers are left. If there is more than three then 
keep them on holiday indefinitely. When there is only one left you have to 
come in and manage the club a bit more to make sure you won't get sacked 
before you have completed 20 seasons with them. There are a few simple 
things to be done to make this as easy as possible.

Always make sure at the beginning of the season to see what your objective
is for the season. Do not fail in this objective. You can still go on
holiday for large chunks of the season but it is better to come back
regularly to make sure everything is ship-shape.

You can always add new users to manage the other teams in the division and
mess up their tactics so they always lose to your 20-season manager. In this
way you can send all managers on holiday except the 20-season manager to 
guarantee that he will be manager of the year each year (so you can get 
achievement 36 worth 35 points).

Once 20 seasons are up and you have unlocked achievements 32, 33 and 34 
worth 45 gamerscore (and hopefully 46, win 20 cup competitions, worth 15 
gamerscore) you can retire the manager and go on holiday indefinitely for 10
years to unlock achievement 31 worth 25 gamerscore.

Now this gamesave is finished and the majority of the achievements are won.


Gamesave 2 - Promotion	[ZZA3]

The aim of this game save is to get the promotion achievement (9 worth 15
gamerscore), 10 manager of the month awards (achievement 38 worth 20 
gamerscore) and an undefeated season (achievement 18 worth 150 gamerscore).

To do this set up a game as Gretna in the Scottish second divison. Press
start and select "New User" to add managers for the other 9 teams in the 
division. Now send all your managers on holiday with rubbish tactics except 
for the Gretna manager. For the Gretna manager send him on holiday to come 
back a few days before the end of the month and play properly for a few days
(you can still go on holiday for 1 day if a match is to be played) and this
will guarantee that you get manager of the month. Also because all the teams
tactics are rubbish and Gretna are by far the best team in the division they
shouldn't lose any matches thus earning you the achievement for an 
undefeated season (only need to be undefeated for league matches). However
you can guarantee being undeated by playing the season properly and only 
going on holiday for matchdays to make the season go quicker. Then if you
lose you can simply restart the game from when it was last saved.

At the end of the season you will need to go on holiday until the end of 
July to unlock the undeated season achievement and the 150 gamerscore that 
goes with it.


Gamesave 3 - 5 leagues	[ZZA4]

The aim of this gamesave is to complete the achievements that still need 
doing following the above two game saves and the online achievements. In
particular there will be the achievement to win 5 separate top league 
competitions to complete (43 worth 15 gamer score), win world player and 
player of the year awards (47 and 50 worth 20 gamer score), buy and sell a
player worth 30 million pounds (29 and 30 worth 20 gamer score) and win a 
continental cup (14 worth 50 points).

To do this set up a new saved game starting with the following 5 leagues:

Once set up control all 16 managers and control all the top teams in these 
leagues (i.e. Arsenal, Man U, Chelsea and Liverpool from England, Rangers 
and Celtic from Scotland etc.). It is important to take control of these
teams at the beginning of the season as starting part way through a season
will not earn the achievements. 

Now use Chelsea to bid for a player from one of your other teams for 30
million. If the player doesn't want to leave then fine him until he does and
you will have the buy and sell a player for 30 million (20 gamer score).

Now send all managers on holiday until Jan 2006. From here keep saving the 
game regularly. The player and world player of the year are announced during
January (I think on two of the dates 7th, 14th or 21st of Jan 2006). If your
player wins the award then continue. If your player doesn't win then take a
note of his club and restart the game from the most recent save and add a 
new manager to take control of the club and you will win the achievement.

Now continue the rest of the season by sending your managers on holiday.
If they are not winning their leagues or the European competitions then take
control of the teams that are top and mess up their tactics (i.e. keeper 
rushing out of his goal). Now send these new managers on holiday and they
should go on a losing streak so that your original managers can win the 

Now after the European cup finals in May 2006 the last of your achievements
should be done.

Congratulations! You now have completed the game and have 1,000 gamer score
out of 1,000.