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
Level 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
         
OSC 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
         

Title holders[edit]

Performances[edit]

By club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Third place Winning years
Újpest Star*.svgStar*.svg
26
16
7
1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1960, 1967, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995
Ferencváros Star*.svgStar*.svg
21
13
20
1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1927, 1944, 1953, 1956, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988, 1990, 2000
Vasas Star*.svg
18
18
5
1947, 1949, 1953, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
Szolnok
9
5
5
1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1964, 2015, 2016, 2017
BVSC
7
9
6
1966, 1985, 1987, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
OSC
7
5
4
1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978
Honvéd
6
2
11
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Magyar Úszó Egylet
4
1
1
1906, 1907, 1908, 1909
III. Kerületi TVE
3
9
5
1923, 1924, 1928
Eger
3
6
5
2011, 2013, 2014
MAC
2
6
9
1929, 1943
Balaton
2
1
-
1904, 1905
MAFC
1
4
-
1917
BSE
1
2
1
1940
Tungsram
1
1
1
1992
MTK Budapest
-
6
9
-
PSE
-
1
-
-
Óbudai
-
1
-
-
Vörös Meteor
-
1
-
-
Szentes
-
1
-
-
Szeged
-
-
6
-
Budafok-Kistétény
-
-
1
-
Nemzet
-
-
1
-
Spartacus Budapest
-
-
1
-
Szeged
-
-
1
-

By counties[edit]

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

County (megye) Titles Winning Clubs
Budapest
97
600px Bianco e Viola (Bordato).png Újpest (26)
Verde e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ferencváros (21)
Rosso e Blu2.png Vasas (18)
600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce)2.png BVSC (7)
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 e Giallo (Diagonale).png Magyar AC (2)
600px Rosso e Nero.svg MAFC (1)
600px Black bordered HEX-FF0000.svg BSE (1)
Blu e Rosso (Diagonale).png Tungsram (1)
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok
7
Bianco e Blu (Strisce Orizzontali).svg Szolnok (7)
Heves
3
Blu e Giallo.png Eger (3)
Somogy
2
Flag of None.svg Balatoni UE (2)
  • The bolded teams are currently playing in the 2015-16 season of the Hungarian League.

Statistics[edit]

Seasons in the OB I[edit]

The number of seasons that each team (in alphabetical order) has played in the top division from 1904 until 2016–17. A total of ... teams had competed in at least one season at the top division. Ferencváros is the only teams to have played in the top division in every season since the league's inception in its modern form. The teams in Bold participate in the 2016–17 OB I.

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 clubs in European competitions[edit]

Coppa dei campioni pallanuoto.svg Champions League Coppa LEN.svg Euro Cup Cup Winners' Cup (defunct)
C Winning year(s) RU SF C Winning year(s) RU SF C Winning year(s) RU SF
Celeste e Bianco.png Orvosegyetem 2 1973, 1979 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
Rosso e Blu2.png Vasas 2 1980, 1985 0 6 0 0 3 3 1986, 1995, 2002 1
600px Rosso e Nero2.png Honvéd 1 2004 3 0 0 0 1 0 1
600px Bianco e Viola (Bordato).png Újpest 1 1994 2 1 3 1993, 1997, 1999 0 0 0 0
600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce)2.png Budapesti VSC 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2
Verde e Bianco (Strisce)2.png Ferencváros 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 1975, 1978, 1980, 1998 1
Bianco Nero Blu e Bianco.svg Szeged 0 0 0 1 2009 1 2 0 0 0
Blu e Giallo.png Eger 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Bianco e Blu (Strisce Orizzontali).svg Szolnok 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Rosso e Bianco diagonale.png Debrecen 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
600px Bianco e Rosso con stella Rossa.png Bp. Spartacus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 6 title 8 10 4 title 4 9 7 title 7

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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