Országos Bajnokság I (men's water polo)

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OB I
Country  Hungary
Confederation European Union LEN (Europe)
Founded 1904
Number of teams 14
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to OB I/B
Domestic cup(s) Magyar Kupa
Szuperkupa
International cup(s) LEN Champions League
LEN Euro Cup
Current champions Eger
(2012–13)
Most championships Újpest
(26 titles)
TV partners Digi Sport
Website waterpolo.hu
2014–15 Országos Bajnokság I

Országos Bajnokság I (English: Nationwide Championship I, commonly abbreviated OB I) is the highest level water polo league for men in Hungary, that is administered and supervised by the Hungarian Water Polo Federation. Since 2009, after signed a four-year sponsorship contract with telecommunications company Vodafone, the competition is officially known as Vodafone OB I.[1]

Current teams[edit]

The following 14 clubs compete in the OB I during the 2014–15 season:

OB I
Team City Pool Founded Colours
BVSC Budapest Szőnyi úti uszoda
1911
         
Debrecen Debrecen Debreceni Sportuszoda
2006
         
Eger Eger Bitskey Aladár uszoda
1910
         
Ferencváros Budapest Népligeti uszoda
1899
         
Honvéd Budapest Kőér utcai uszoda
1950
         
Kaposvár Kaposvár Kaposvári Városi Fürdő
1999
         
KSI Budapest Széchy Tamás uszoda
1963
         
Orvosegyetem Budapest Nyéki Imre uszoda
1957
         
PVSK Pécs Abay Nemes Oszkár Sportuszoda
1919
         
Szeged Szeged Szegedi Sportuszoda
1993
              
Szentes Szentes Szentesi uszoda
1934
         
Szolnok Szolnok Tiszaligeti uszoda
1921
         
UVSE Budapest Hajós Alfréd Sportuszoda
2008
         
Vasas Budapest Komjádi Béla Sportuszoda
1945
         

Previous winners[edit]

Performances[edit]

Clubs[edit]

No. Club Winners Winning years
1.
600px Bianco e Viola (Bordato).png Újpest
26
1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1960, 1967, 1985–86, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95
2.
600px Verde e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ferencváros
21
1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1927, 1944, 1953, 1956, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1999–00
3.
600px Rosso e Blu2.png Vasas
18
1947, 1949, 1953, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988–89, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12
4.
600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce)2.png BVSC
7
1966, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99
4.
600px Celeste e Bianco.png OSC
7
1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978
6.
Bianco e Blu (Strisce Orizzontali).svg Szolnok
6
1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1964
6.
600px Rosso e Nero2.png Honvéd
6
2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06
8.
Flag of None.svg Magyar ÚE
4
1906, 1907, 1908, 1909
9.
Bianco e Blu.svg III. Kerületi TVE
3
1923, 1924, 1928
9.
600px Blu e Giallo.png Eger
3
2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14
11.
Flag of None.svg Balatoni ÚE
2
1904, 1905
11.
600px Blu con Bande Gialle.png Magyar AC
2
1929, 1943
13.
600px Rosso e Nero.png Műegyetemi AFC
1
1917
13.
Rosso e Nero (Bordato).svg BSE
1
1940
13.
Blu e Rosso (Diagonale).png Tungsram SC
1
1991–92
  • The bolded teams are currently playing in the 2014-15 season of the Hungarian League.

Counties[edit]

The following table lists the Hungarian water polo champions by counties of Hungary.

No. County (megye) Titles Winning Clubs
1.
Budapest
97
600px Bianco e Viola (Bordato).png Újpest (26)
600px Verde e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ferencváros (21)
600px Rosso e Blu2.png Vasas (18)
600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce)2.png BVSC (7)
600px Celeste e Bianco.png OSC (7)
600px Rosso e Nero2.png Honvéd (6)
Flag of None.svg Magyar ÚE (4)
Bianco e Blu.svg III. Kerületi TVE (3)
600px Blu con Bande Gialle.png Magyar AC (2)
600px Rosso e Nero.png Műegyetemi AFC (1)
Rosso e Nero (Bordato).svg BSE (1)
Blu e Rosso (Diagonale).png Tungsram SC (1)
2.
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok
6
Bianco e Blu (Strisce Orizzontali).svg Szolnok (6)
3.
Heves
3
600px Blu e Giallo.png Eger (3)
4.
Somogy
2
Flag of None.svg Balatoni ÚE (2)
  • The bolded teams are currently playing in the 2014-15 season of the Hungarian League.

Clubs of the OB I[edit]

Since 1904, 55 clubs have participated in the Hungarian League. Below the list of Hungarian League clubs who have participated in the first division. The club with the most appearances are the 28-time champions Ferencváros, however the club spent three years in the Nemzeti Bajnokság II (Hungarian Second Division) between 2006 and 2009. The only clubs who have never been relegated are Újpest.

Key to colours in group tables
Currently playing in the OB I 2014-15 season

Last modified: 26 July 2014

Format[edit]

As we can see from the chart the number of teams in the Hungarian First Division changed a lot and continuously. The league started in 1904 with four teams and with the formation of teams the league expanded continuously. Currently, there are 14 teams in the first division.

Hungarian water polo clubs in European competitions[edit]

LEN Champions League :

Team Winner Years Won
Orvosegyetem 2 1973, 1979
Vasas 2 1980, 1985
Újpest 1 1994
Honvéd 1 2004

LEN Cup Winner's Cup (defunct) :

Team Winner Years Won
Ferencváros 4 1975, 1978, 1980, 1998
Vasas 3 1986, 1995, 2002

LEN Euro Cup :

Team Winner Years Won
Újpest 3 1993, 1997, 1999
Szeged 1 2009

LEN SuperCup :

Team Winner Years Won
Ferencváros 2 1978, 1980
Orvosegyetem 1 1979
Vasas 1 1985
Újpest 1 1994
Honvéd 1 2004

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egy csapatban a legjobbak – Négyéves főtámogatói szerződést írt alá a Vodafone a Magyar Vízilabda Szövetséggel" (in Hungarian). Vodafone Official Website. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 

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