Nemzeti Bajnokság I

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Nemzeti Bajnokság I
OTP Bank Liga logo.png
Country Hungary
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1901
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Nemzeti Bajnokság II
Domestic cup(s) Magyar Kupa
Szuperkupa
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Honvéd (14 titles)
(2016-17)
Most championships Ferencváros (29 titles)
TV partners M4
Duna TV
Duna World
Website Magyar Labdarúgó Szövetség
2016–17 Nemzeti Bajnokság I

The Nemzeti Bajnokság (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈnɛmzɛti ˈbɒjnokʃaːɡ], "National Championship") is the Hungarian professional league for association football clubs. The league is currently known as the OTP Bank Liga for sponsorship reasons,[1] and it is the highest level of professional league since its inception in 1901. UEFA currently ranks the league 29th in Europe.[2]

Twelve teams compete in the league, playing each other twice, once at home and once away. At the end of the season, the top team enters the qualification for the UEFA Champions League, while the runner-up and the third placed, together with the winner of the Hungarian Cup enters the UEFA Europa League qualification round. The bottom two clubs are relegated to Nemzeti Bajnokság II, the second-level league, to be replaced by the winner and the runner up of the NB2.

History[edit]

The trophy of the Nemzeti Bajnokság

The first championship in 1901 was contested by BTC, MUE, FTC, Műegyetemi AFC and Budapesti SC, with the latter winning the championship.[3] Although the two first championships were won by Budapesti TC, the other titles that decade were won by FTC and MTK.[4]

In the 1910s and 1920s the championship was dominated by Ferencváros and MTK.[5][6]

In the 1930s, the rivalry between Ferencváros and MTK Budapest expanded with another club, Újpest FC (at that time not part of Budapest).[7] One of the most iconic figure of the 1930s Hungarian football was Újpest's Zsengellér who managed to top goalscorer three times in a row in the 1930s.[8] Ferencváros's Sárosi[9] and MTK Budapest's Cseh[10] and Újpest's Zsengellér were the embodiment of the rivalry of the three clubs from Budapest, named Budapest derby.[11]

In the 1940s, Csepel could win its first title which was followed by two other titles in 1942 and 1943.[12] During the World War II there were no interruptions in the Hungarian league. Due to the expansion of the territories of the country, new clubs could re-join the league such as Nagyvárad[13] and Kolozsvár.[14] The second half of the 1940s was dominated by Újpest by winning the championship in 1945, 1946 and 1947.[15]

Ferenc Puskás scored 352 goals in 341 matches for Budapest Honvéd

In the 1950s, the dominance of Ferencváros and MTK weakened by the emergence of Honvéd with players such as Puskás,[16] Bozsik,[17] Czibor[18] and Budai.[19] Later these players played in the final of the 1954 FIFA World Cup. In the 1950s, Honvéd could win the championship five times. During the early 1950s, Honvéd players formed the backbone of the legendary Mighty Magyars. In 1956 the Hungarian league was suspended due to the Hungarian Revolution. The league was led by Honvéd after 21 rounds but the championship has never been finished.[20] In the first season (1955-56) of the European Cup, MTK Budapest reached the quarter-finals while in the 1957-58 season Vasas Budapest played in the semi-finals of the European Cup.

Vasas won four titles in the 1960s (1960/61, 1961/62, 1965 and 1966).[21]

Ferencváros legend Albert with Vasas legend Mészöly in the 1960s

Ujpest dominated the 1970s, winning seven titles.[22]

In 1982 Győr won the championship becoming the first non-Budapest team who could win the Hungarian league (except Nagyvárad during the World War II). Győr could repeat the triumph in the following year in 1983. However, the 1980s was dominated by Honvéd who celebrated its second heyday during the 1980s.[23]

Due to the collapse of the Communist era the Hungarian football clubs lost the support of the state. Therefore, many clubs faced with financial problems which effects are still present in the Hungarian football. However, the 1990s were still dominated by the 'traditional' clubs of the championships such Ferencváros, MTK, Újpest. Frencváros finished always in the top three, except for the 1993–94 season, when they finished 4th. The financial problems affected the performance of the clubs outside the Hungarian League as well. Hungarian clubs could not compete with the European counterparts. Moreover, the Bosman ruling also had a deep impact on the Hungarian League. Since big European clubs could invest loads of money into football, clubs from the Eastern Bloc were restricted to employ only home nationals.[24]

In the 2000s new clubs became champions, mainly from rural Hungary. In 2002 Bozsik's Zalaegerszeg won the championship.[25][26] Debrecen won the Hungarian league in 2005,[27] 2006,[28][29] 2007,[30][31] 2009,[32] 2010.[33] In 2008 MTK could win.[34]

The dominance of the rural clubs continued in the 2010s. In 2011 [35] and 2015 [36] Székesfehérvár's Videoton won the championship. In 2013 [37] Győr and in 2014 [38] Debrecen could win the Hungarian League title.

Format[edit]

As of the 2016–17 season there are 12 clubs in the division, who play each other thrice for a total of 33 games each. The bottom two clubs are relegated.[39]

Champions[edit]

[41]

Notes[edit]

  • FTC became Ferencváros in 1926
  • MTK also won titles as Hungária, Bastya, Vörös Lobogó and MTK-VM

Most titles[edit]

Below is a ranking of the clubs by most titles won.[42]

Club Titles Winning seasons
Ferencváros
29
1903, 1905, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1910, 1910–11, 1911–12, 1912–13, 1925–26, 1926–27, 1928, 1932, 1933–34, 1937–38, 1939–40, 1940–41, 1948–49, 1962–63, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1975–76, 1980–81, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1995–96, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2015–16
MTK Budapest
23
1904, 1907–08, 1903–14, 1916–17, 1917–18, 1918–19, 1919–20, 1920–21, 1921–22, 1922–23, 1923–24, 1924–25, 1928–29, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1951, 1953, 1957–58, 1986–87, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2007–08
Újpest
20
1930, 1930–31, 1932–33, 1934–35, 1938–39, 1945, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1959–60, 1969, 1970, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1989–90, 1997–98
Budapest Honvéd
14
1949–50 (I), 1950 (II), 1952, 1954, 1955, 1979–80, 1984, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1992–93, 2016–17
Debrecen
7
2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14
Vasas
6
1957, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1965, 1966, 1976–77
Győr *
4
1963, 1981–82, 1982–83, 2012–13
Csepel
4
1941–42, 1942–43, 1947–48, 1958–59
Videoton
2
2010–11, 2014–15
Budapesti TC dagger
2
1901, 1902
Vác
1
1993–94
Nagyvárad
1
1943–44
Dunaferr
1
1999–00
Zalaegerszeg
1
2001–02

Notes:

  • † Dissolved before World War II
  • ‡ Team from Oradea, which is now located in Romania
  • * Includes Rába Vasas ETO Győr, Győri Vasas ETO

Clubs[edit]

The following clubs, 102 in total, have participated in the Hungarian League since its inception in 1901.[43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51]

As of 9 June 2017

Notes
  • The teams in bold are competing in the 2016–17 season of the Hungarian League.

Rivalries[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

All time top scorers[edit]

As listed at RSSSF in July 2000.[52]

# Name Period Clubs Goals Matches Average
1. Imre Schlosser 1906–1928 Ferencváros, MTK-Hungaria, 33 FC 411 301 1,33
2. Ferenc Szusza 1940–1961 Újpest 393 462 0,85
3. Gyula Zsengellér 1935–1947 Salgótarjáni BTC, Újpest 387 325 1,18
4. József Takács 1920–1938 Vasas Budapest, Ferencváros 360 355 1,01
5. Ferenc Puskás 1943–1956 Kispest-Honvéd 357 354 1,01
6. György Sárosi 1931–1948 Ferencváros 351 383 0,92
7. Gyula Szilágyi 1943–1960 Debrecen, Vasas 313 390 0,80
8. Ferenc Deák 1944–1954 Szentlőrinc, Ferencváros, Újpest 313 232 1,31
9. Ferenc Bene 1961–1978 Újpest 303 418 0,72
10. Géza Toldi 1928–1946 Ferencváros, Gamma-Budatok, Szegedi AK, Zuglói SE 271 324 0,84
11. Flórián Albert 1959–1974 Ferencváros 256 351 0,73
12. László Fazekas 1965–1980 Újpest 251 408 0,62

Top scorer in a season[edit]

Correct as of 2014–15.[53]

Once

Once

Twice

3 times

4 times

5 times

7 times

Note: Active footballers are in bold.

Stadia[edit]

Players[edit]

One of the most notable players of the Hungarian League was Ferenc Puskás who played for Budapest Honvéd. He played for Honvéd from 1943 to 1955 and then for Real Madrid. He made his first senior appearance for Kispest in November 1943 in a match against Nagyváradi AC.[54]

Foreign players[edit]

Among the most well-known foreign players is the three-time Serie A top goal scorer Giuseppe Signori who played for FC Sopron scoring three goals in 10 matches in the 2005−06 season. He retired from the Western-Hungarian club in 2006.[55]

Managers[edit]

In European competitions[edit]

League ranking[edit]

The national league rankings for the 2015/16 season of UEFA competitions is based upon results in UEFA competitions from the 2010/11 through 2014/14 seasons.[56]

Rank
2015
Rank
2014
Mvmt. Member association
(L: League, C: Cup, LC: League cup1)
2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 Coeff. Teams
CL places EL places Total
30 28 -2 –2 Slovenia Slovenia (L, C) 2.250 3.250 2.625 4.000 1.000 13.125 0/4
31 30 -1 –1 Slovakia Slovakia (L, C) 2.375 1.500 1.625 2.750 3.750 12.000 0/4
32 38 6 +6 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein (C2) 2.000 0.000 1.000 2.500 5.000 10.500 0/1 0 1 1
33 31 -2 –2 Hungary Hungary (L, C) 2.250 3.000 0.875 2.125 1.625 9.875 0/4 1 3 4
34 33 -1 –1 Moldova Moldova (L, C) 0.500 2.250 3.375 1.750 1.250 9.125 0/4
35 36 1 +1 Iceland Iceland (L, C) 1.375 1.250 2.500 2.500 1.125 8.750 0/4
36 34 -2 –2 Georgia (country) Georgia (L, C) 2.875 1.500 1.875 1.250 0.625 8.125 0/4

See also[edit]

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