FIFA 12 Achievements

FIFA for Life

Spend 50 hours on the pitch  

For this achievement you must play matches for 50 hours. Any mode counts, except for UT! Ultimate Team does not count for the 50 hours! Unfortunately, there is no way in-game to see how much minutes you've already played.

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Comment #1 by MattCannell91
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 04:58:06 AM

Oh joy.
This terrible achievement once again rears its ugly head.

Comment #2 by Clarky08
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 07:55:34 AM

I always get this eventually though ... 6 months down the line. Hopefully none of the secret achievements are play 500 games with your virtual pro though.

Comment #3 by seaness09
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 09:41:34 AM

I still haven't got this in FIFA 11 yet. My controller cuts out during every match and it doesn't count towards the game time or accomplishments :(

Comment #4 by jam-man92
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 08:01:13 AM

@3 you need a new controller or leave it in the play and charge kit then

Comment #5 by totallykyle101
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 08:57:42 AM

I looked at my stats on and i've played this game for over 70 hours, but still don't have this achievement O.o can it be done using in with two people playing on the same console?

Comment #6 by FootballPsycho
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 01:44:42 PM

@5 The time counted for this achievement only counts when you're playing a match. In FIFA, it's easy to rack up hours off the pitch. Check the in-game statistics. You need 3000 minutes.

Comment #7 by TheMightyRam
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 12:20:57 PM

I'll hold judgement on this until the secret achievements are revealed!

Comment #8 by seaness09
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 10:36:24 AM

@4 i do use the play and charge kit so it must be broke :/

Comment #9 by totallykyle101
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 07:20:40 PM

@6 yeah I know it's only on the pitch that counts, but we have played ALOT of games on 8 mins each half, but i'll have a look and just keep playing I guess lol

Comment #10 by Quiffinator97
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 03:25:21 PM

This achievement would be better if there was a way of seeing your in-game time

Comment #11 by trex98
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 11:38:31 AM

Got this on FIFA 11, will get it again.

Comment #12 by DaredtoDream
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 05:43:14 AM

I got this in January for FIFA 11, god I'm a fifa nerd haha

Comment #13 by UK x Jok3r x
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 06:46:59 AM

does ultimate team count towards it this year?

Comment #14 by Insane11
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 01:14:13 AM

@ 13. Should be. All modes should count as long you're in a match.

So we have career, be a pro, UT, online right? Shouldnt be a problem I guess

Anyway, does it include the Online Pass?

Comment #15 by DaMitchMan90
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 02:17:31 PM

typo it's 500

Comment #16 by martinthomsen1
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 06:58:07 AM

In fifa 11 i got in at christmas night

Comment #17 by Miko88
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 09:31:53 AM

Is UT included in this?

Comment #18 by MNoRRis87
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 01:46:10 PM

Miko88: It's a good question...

Comment #19 by FC dribbler
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 04:07:22 AM

O dear not this again lol.

Comment #20 by nickdo99ydo99
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 06:40:16 AM

@#6 where do i find the in-game statistics???

Comment #21 by Eliaz1719
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 06:32:00 PM

In other words, play 600 5 minute games, and youll get the achievement popped.

Comment #22 by jeukendexanjer
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 08:16:13 AM

is the pitch in a game???

Comment #23 by AgEnT STARZz
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 01:54:22 AM

I hope it include UT as it's all I've been playing

Comment #24 by Merv Bhoy 1888
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 10:08:50 AM

Look if you play fifa from now till fifa 13 you will eventually get it. Dont try to get it because that is stupid just get it by having fun playing the game.

Comment #25 by soulja8I
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 02:52:07 AM

#21 or 300 5min a half game so 10 min games. I have played about 250 games so far including UT so hopefully that counts and alot of online so hopefully they count also lol. It's not that bad of an achievement

Comment #26 by Craigggg
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 04:32:20 AM

If you arent doing anything just go on exhibition match set it as 20 minutes turn the tv on and leave the computer to do it all 3 times and you got an hour done already

Comment #27 by Gumi13PL
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 03:42:37 PM

I know someone or Ultimate Team can make a difference?

Comment #28 by Micky Jay
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 08:21:21 AM

Has anyone actually unlocked this achievement yet? It's one fo the last ones I have to do.

Comment #29 by Micky Jay
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 08:22:44 AM

I'm trying to figure out if Ultimate Team games apply or not, no one seems to know.

Comment #30 by PR4WNSTAR
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 07:09:04 AM

every mode except the scenario mode counts

Comment #31 by MNoRRis87
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 01:29:52 PM

I played 130 match in kick off mode, 200 match in UT and 15-20 ranked match.

Comment #32 by Micky Jay
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 10:52:04 PM

I've just worked out I've played a minimum of 60 hours on pitch, including 160 UT games and still no achievement, don't think UT is included :-(

Comment #33 by Gumi13PL
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 02:17:22 PM

I just counted, and if Ultimate Team that had been counted already and unfortunately I do not have

Comment #34 by Insane11
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 03:54:57 AM

Confirmed UT not included. Now I need another 1500mins -,-" 20mins each half in Be a Pro for the next month.

Comment #35 by thack3r182
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 07:51:26 PM

someone please tell me how to find out how many games you have played. i really need to know, i have played so much of this game i just wanna know if i am close.

Comment #36 by SLBK Nick
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 08:24:44 AM

online games and FUT are 6mins per half so doing them it will take 500 games

Comment #37 by SLBK Nick
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 03:01:36 PM

Thats me just got this achievement COME ON
1 to go play 100 matches with any pro on UT 985G so far :D

Comment #38 by BD20 Jabz
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 04:56:15 PM

50 hours on pitch, real time or actual gameplay math time added together (90mins + 90mins ...)

Comment #39 by DavidT1997
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 03:18:20 PM

I tell you something this achievement is bad. 300 games played on UT and 100 play on career and no achievement

Comment #40 by knucks85
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 06:08:18 AM

well loads of my friends on our pro clubs have got this cheevo, i aint got it yet bu e time will be mounting up,

Comment #41 by 7ndavies
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 05:04:00 PM

not again oh well will get it by the time fifa 13 is out

Comment #42 by eMiN10
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 05:08:23 PM

Anyone know if they count UT for this achievement?

Comment #43 by DarkSeraphim198
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 02:00:25 PM

UT is not included unfortunately eMiN10, which is rather annoying!

Comment #44 by joshy5005
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 05:02:54 AM

i can garuntee fifa 15's release before this is done

Comment #45 by eMiN10
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 03:37:34 PM

#43 Come on.. I have played over 200 matches in UT... btw how did you find out?

Comment #46 by DarkSeraphim198
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 08:30:11 AM

#43 I've played over 50 hours in total if I include my FUT times as well as games in other offline modes, and no achievement has popped up.

Comment #47 by DarkSeraphim198
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 08:31:54 AM

That previous comment should be for #45 lol

Comment #48 by Eoin32
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 01:23:07 PM

ultimate team does not count

Comment #49 by AndrewWebbLFC
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 02:34:36 AM

Anyone know how to find out how many minutes theyve played?

Comment #50 by kaled87
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 12:12:32 PM

I'm playing 20 halfs with two controllers for hours ... is these count ?
I need someone to tell me PLZ .

Comment #51 by kaled87
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 12:51:08 PM

Someone told me if I keep rematching the game I will be not earned the trophy .. is these true ?
I rematch the game the hole time after the match ends .

Comment #52 by Burtie 87
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 01:39:14 PM

Rubbish achievement

Comment #53 by Xx Miarowski xX
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 12:31:43 PM

how do you foundout your statisticson

Comment #54 by marcus11411
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 08:25:27 PM

if your opponent quits, does the time you have already played in that match count towards the achievement or does the match have to properly finish for the time to count?

Comment #55 by maestro0171
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 08:00:28 AM

Pointless achievement, they should've atleast input a feature where you
can see how long you've played on the pitch so you can keep count

Comment #56 by HattonGaming
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 11:17:11 AM

Righto Ultimate Team does not count
Replaying Matches in Exhibition mode or any other mode DOES NOT count
If your or opponenet leave a game that game time DOES NOT count

Pro Clubs, Head 2 Head Season, Manager Mode and Kick Off Mode DOES count

The best way to do this is to set up a 20 min each way game in Kick Off Mode.
Once the game has been completed then go back to the arena and then re-enter
kick off mode and set up another 20 min each way game. Keep repeating this step

If you does one 20 min each way game everday this is how it will work out

Comment #57 by HattonGaming
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 11:19:49 AM

20 min per half = 40 Min for 1 full match

40 mins x 7 days in a week = 280 mins

280 mins = 4.5 hours

4 weeks = 18 hours on pitch
8 weeks = 36 hours on pitch
10 weeks = 45 hours on pitch

Then just play about 50 games of head to head seasons or Pro Club

Comment #58 by nick1286
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 11:43:36 AM

if u pause the game does it still count?

Comment #59 by FINE ILL DO IT
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 04:36:22 PM

in Fifa 10 this cheev0 popped up along with 3 others, and my game froze. Got like 350G when i restarted my XBOX, funny!!!

Comment #60 by BenassiBR
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 03:39:57 PM

Here's a question: if I start a kick off game of 20min and a foul happened,
the game stops until the player pass the ball. If I let the foul there, without
pressing any button, will it count for the achievement?

Comment #61 by taffaroo97
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 05:35:46 PM

yes, as in the end the ball is kicked :P

Comment #62 by Ix Assassin xI
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 06:43:00 PM

Lol this will take time

Comment #63 by FINE ILL DO IT
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 02:30:13 AM

Finally got this one, i should have gotten 200G for this one! This took so ling to do!!!!! I was pissed when i found out Ultimate Team didn't count for this!

Comment #64 by EsKiBoY xX
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 07:47:24 AM

@63 totally agree i played 250 games on fut before i realised and have since played 200 games with my vp in pro clubs n still havent got it, last one i need aswell!!

Comment #65 by Laurence Barker
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 05:20:11 AM

I know this question has been asked a lot, so I apologise. But the answer to this question keeps on being changed as I go down the page, so I am asking for a definitive answer. Does Ultimate Team time contribute to this or not?

Comment #66 by liam09wafc
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 11:26:39 AM

@65 sadly it does not, I would have this achievement if it did :(

Comment #67 by naab1984
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:29:49 AM

If I play 20min/half time matches, do the settings need to be at standard? Or can i play against the cpu who's settings has been changed?

Comment #68 by noobynoobkid
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 10:37:22 AM

don't think your setting's really matter just as long as you clock the time up on the pitch.

Comment #69 by noobynoobkid
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 10:40:26 AM

also if you play at 4 mins a half it'll take about 310 games roughly.

Comment #70 by KennedyENG
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 07:13:49 PM

Last one I need if only UT counted.

Comment #71 by zanarkand58
Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 08:34:48 AM

haha how do you find out your stats seeing how many games you've played D:

Comment #72 by Chris Halfro
Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 11:57:00 AM

Is it all game modes, apparently UT doesn't work? If so then I must be so far from it, mainly play UT....

Comment #73 by CJL004
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 03:23:48 PM

Same here 72 i always play UT and some head to head seasons and friendlies and perhaps pro clubs but ive played over 200 matches on UT so if UT doesnt count im screwed

Comment #74 by mmmmmCreams
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 05:00:22 AM

Still ain't got this achievement, only one I need for all the achievements and i'm level 39 in the fifa level thingy. Looks like going to have to play career mode a bit more after reading the FUT doesn't work. Gutted

Comment #75 by KennedyENG
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 01:59:08 AM

Last one I need played well enough on FUT aswell

Comment #76 by AAltAAn
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 05:22:15 AM

If you have own created players the matches you play won't count except your VP

Comment #77 by AAltAAn
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 05:24:21 AM

ooh yeah forgot, If you play matches with your own players.

Comment #78 by Sir Jamie N
Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 09:05:24 AM

last one and it's taking its time

Comment #79 by CraigChipmunk
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 05:21:28 AM

spent 77 hours on the pitch, achievement still not popped :/

Comment #80 by Arnold90
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 09:05:03 PM

I've played 300+ games on FUT plus more on career, h2h etc yet this achievement hasn't unlocked... i must have spent a stupid amount of time on this game playing matches! stupid achievement

Comment #81 by KennedyENG
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 06:58:09 PM

If I recover on a different Xbox will this count?

Comment #82 by johnyboy169
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 10:52:50 AM

Does arena mode and training count towards the 50 hours?

Comment #83 by dog eat waffle
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 04:27:07 AM

@82 , its 50 hours on the pitch, so no.....

Comment #84 by EmperorPanda7
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 04:34:51 AM

Brilliant, over 800 games on Ultimate Team and now I find out that it doesn't count...Looks like I'm going to have to get cracking on kick-off -.-

Comment #85 by NFP911
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 11:27:23 AM

pain in the ass

Comment #86 by GoldPLX
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 07:42:04 AM

Someone mentioned checking 'in-game statistics'. Where can I find that?

Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 08:47:03 AM

How do you check your in game statistics please

Comment #88 by sagy69
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:55:31 PM

i have 64 hours overall and still didn't pop

Comment #89 by hppy
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:23:03 AM

Any word on whether the EURO DLC counts? I'm assuming no considering it's an expansion and UT mode (a similar module) doesn't count.

Comment #90 by S7EM
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 06:47:11 PM

Does Euro 2012 count?

Comment #91 by L GoDZ GiFT I
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 09:07:09 AM

Hi, so if i use my Virtual Pro in manager mode, it doesnt count towards this achievment? that cant be right.. ?

Comment #92 by footyfan1
Sunday, May 06, 2012 @ 06:26:15 PM

Is their anyway you can find out how many hrs you played it's not like FiFa 11 where you can check how many hrs you have been on it plz let me knw becoz i really wnt 2 get it !!!

Comment #93 by rocketman4527
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 08:22:36 AM

i`m not sure but does EURO 2012 count, too?

Comment #94 by ravingeddie
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 08:05:36 AM

does anyone know if the Euro add on counts towards this aswell....

Comment #95 by T0LiveIsT0Die
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 12:15:37 PM

how do you check how many hours you have played already? i have been playing for what seems forever and still not got it yet!

Comment #96 by roanferreira
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 02:45:13 PM

50 hours in game

Comment #97 by StarBoy Lee
Friday, June 01, 2012 @ 02:06:28 AM

I had this since release date and still hasn't popped :-( My Xbox Rewards status say I have played for 210 HOURS surely I haven't spent 160 hours browsing menu's. I normally play Career or Kick-Off (Had maybe 15 games in FUT) Worries me what @91 said in his comment, Is there any details that state you can't use your Virtual Pro for it to count?

Comment #98 by mmmmmCreams
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @ 05:07:21 PM

Hoping to God that FIFA 13 doesn't have this crappy achievement on it. Got 44 out of 45 on the normal without the add on and this one just won't come up. Level 48 on the FIFA thing. Play career all the time. RUBBISH

Comment #99 by Clarky08
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 04:07:14 AM

#97 in Fifa 11, Using your Virtual Pro was fine in manager mode etc so I assume its the same for Fifa 12. I haven't got this acheivement and now spending a lot of time in Euro 2012. I'm hoping this counts but I have no idea. Has anyone seen the Fifa for life achievement pop whilst in Euro 2012?

I can't be far away from this regardless but when I'm watching movies i'm gonna set up 20 min halves in be a pro exhibition and make sure i'm not on any corners or free kicks etc so it runs freely to half time. Therefore just need to press the A button to get going again and back to a film. Lazy but a good way if you'd rather spend some time doing something else.

Comment #100 by RuBiiKS CuBE HD
Saturday, June 23, 2012 @ 02:43:40 PM

If your a FIFA lover, then this achievement shouldn't be a problem.

Comment #101 by TABASCO
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 01:10:04 PM

It`s very long !

Comment #102 by PyschoJ2456
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 08:04:28 AM

You need 3000 minutes to get this so if you play with 5 minutes halfs, then you will need 300 games

Comment #103 by Esdaht
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 11:12:36 AM

This. Is. Terrible....

Comment #104 by thelynx
Sunday, July 15, 2012 @ 08:13:00 PM

I have played 361 H2H plus a bunch of normal career mode and still not popped

Comment #105 by Plassie
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 05:41:09 AM

Wonderfull !!

Ultimate Team doesn't count... crap

Comment #106 by Blakey I 7 I
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 04:10:55 PM

does any1 know if Euro 2012 DLC adds to this achievement I got a bad feeling it doesnt.

Comment #107 by spooktoon
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 07:46:59 AM

i want to know about euro 2012 too because I have played that loads and still no achievement :(

Comment #108 by abeast
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 09:06:37 PM

What is the pitch exactly?

Comment #109 by Ryan Dando
Saturday, January 05, 2013 @ 07:20:31 PM

Just watching movies and afk'ing 40minute games. Would play more euro 2012 but dont know if it counts :/

Comment #110 by alejorom
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 08:27:56 PM

EURO 2012 hours count for this achievement?
53 matches x 6 min each at least. It should count! Plus career mode. Hope I am close to it!

Comment #111 by boldfoxrd
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 06:40:37 AM

This achievement is serious bullshit. Devs like EA and Epic seem to be seriously losing any creativity with this kinda thing.
Almost every fifa on the 360 has had this achievement and it just shouldn't be here. I liked FIFA 08's achieves of winning various leagues. Stuff like that should be here, not this. It's just a poor way to keep you playing the game, but I want my 900G goddammit :p

I'm wondering when exactly it unlocks. During the match or at full time.
I've been playing 20min halves and watching tv while it plays on 2P exhibition.

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US September 27, 2011
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