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
2013–14 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 2013–14 season:

OB I
Team City Arena Founded Colours
BVSC-Zugló Budapest Szőnyi út
1911
         
Debrecen Debrecen Debreceni Sportuszoda
2006
         
Eger Eger Eger-Bitskey
1910
         
Ferencváros Budapest Népliget
1899
         
Honvéd Budapest Kőér út
1950
         
Kaposvár Kaposvár Virágfürdő
1999
         
KSI Budapest Széchy Tamás uszoda
1963
         
Orvosegyetem Budapest Kondorosi út
1957
         
PVSK Pécs Pécs-Abay
1919
         
Szeged Szeged Szegedi Sportuszoda
1993
              
Szentes Szentes Szentesi uszoda
1934
         
Szolnok Szolnok Tiszaligeti uszoda
1921
         
Vasas Budapest Komjádi
1945
         
YBL Budapest MOM Sportuszoda
1980
         

Previous winners[edit]

Year Champions
(number of titles)
Year Champions
(number of titles)
Year Champions
(number of titles)[2]
1904 Balatoni ÚE 1943 Magyar AC (2) 1982 Vasas (10)
1905 Balatoni ÚE (2) 1944 Ferencváros (13) 1983 Vasas (11)
1906 Magyar ÚE 1945 Újpest (13) 1984 Vasas (12)
1907 Magyar ÚE (2) 1946 Újpest (14) 1984-85 BVSC (2)
1908 Magyar ÚE (3) 1947 Vasas 1985-86 Újpest (22)
1909 Magyar ÚE (4) 1948 Újpest (15) 1986-87 BVSC (3)
1910 Ferencváros 1949 Vasas (2) 1987-88 Ferencváros (19)
1911 Ferencváros (2) 1950 Újpest (16) 1988-89 Vasas (13)
1912 Ferencváros (3) 1951 Újpest (17) 1989-90 Ferencváros (20)
1913 Ferencváros (4) 1952 Újpest (18) 1990-91 Újpest (23)
1914 Suspended 1953 Vasas (3) 1991-92 Tungsram SC
1915 Suspended 1954 Szolnok 1992-93 Újpest (24)
1916 Suspended 1955 Újpest (19) 1993-94 Újpest (25)
1917 Műegyetemi AFC 1956 Ferencváros (14) 1994-95 Újpest (26)
1918 Ferencváros (5) 1957 Szolnok (2) 1995-96 BVSC (4)
1919 Ferencváros (6) 1958 Szolnok (3) 1996-97 BVSC (5)
1920 Ferencváros (7) 1959 Szolnok (4) 1997-98 BVSC (6)
1921 Ferencváros (8) 1960 Újpest (20) 1998-99 BVSC (7)
1922 Ferencváros (9) 1961 Szolnok (5) 1999-00 Ferencváros (21)
1923 III. Kerületi TVE 1962 Ferencváros (15) 2000-01 Honvéd
1924 III. Kerületi TVE (2) 1963 Ferencváros (16) 2001-02 Honvéd (2)
1925 Ferencváros (10) 1964 Szolnok (6) 2002-03 Honvéd (3)
1926 Ferencváros (11) 1965 Ferencváros (17) 2003-04 Honvéd (4)
1927 Ferencváros (12) 1966 BVSC 2004-05 Honvéd (5)
1928 III. Kerületi TVE (3) 1967 Újpest (21) 2005-06 Honvéd (6)
1929 Magyar AC 1968 Ferencváros (18) 2006-07 Vasas (14)
1930 Újpest 1969 Orvosegyetem 2007-08 Vasas (15)
1931 Újpest (2) 1970 Orvosegyetem (2) 2008-09 Vasas (16)
1932 Újpest (3) 1971 Orvosegyetem (3) 2009-10 Vasas (17)
1933 Újpest (4) 1972 Orvosegyetem (4) 2010-11 Eger
1934 Újpest (5) 1973 Orvosegyetem (5) 2011-12 Vasas (18)
1935 Újpest (6) 1974 Orvosegyetem (6) 2012-13 Eger (2)
1936 Újpest (7) 1975 Vasas (4) 2013-14 Eger (3)
1937 Újpest (8) 1976 Vasas (5) 2014-15 TBD
1938 Újpest (9) 1977 Vasas (6) 2015/16 TBD
1939 Újpest (10) 1978 Orvosegyetem (7) 2016/17 TBD
1940 BSE 1979 Vasas (7) 2017/18 TBD
1941 Újpest (11) 1980 Vasas (8) 2018/19 TBD
1942 Újpest (12) 1981 Vasas (9) 2019/20 TBD
  • The bolded teams are currently playing in the 2014-15 season of the Hungarian League.

Performances[edit]

Clubs[edit]

No. Club Winners Winning years
1.
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.
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.
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.
BVSC
7
1966, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99
4.
Orvosegyetem
7
1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978
6.
Szolnok
6
1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1964
6.
Honvéd
6
2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06
8.
Magyar ÚE
4
1906, 1907, 1908, 1909
9.
III. Kerületi TVE
3
1923, 1924, 1928
9.
Eger
3
2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14
11.
Balatoni ÚE
2
1904, 1905
11.
Magyar AC
2
1929, 1943
13.
Műegyetemi AFC
1
1917
13.
BSE
1
1940
13.
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
Újpest (26)
Ferencváros (21)
Vasas (18)
BVSC (7)
Orvosegyetem (7)
Honvéd (6)
Magyar ÚE (4)
III. Kerületi TVE (3)
Magyar AC (2)
Műegyetemi AFC (1)
BSE (1)
Tungsram SC (1)
2.
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok
6
Szolnok (6)
3.
Heves
3
Eger (3)
4.
Somogy
2
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. 
  2. ^ "Férfi Vízilabda bajnokcsapatok, 1904–" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport Online. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 

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