2008–09 Nemzeti Bajnokság I

The 2008–09 Nemzeti Bajnokság I, also known as NB I, was the 107th season of top-tier football in Hungary. The league was officially named Soproni Liga for sponsoring reasons. The season started on 25 July 2008 with Kaposvári Rákóczi FC beating the defending champions MTK Budapest by 3–1. The last games were played on 30 May 2009.

Nemzeti Bajnokság I
Season2008–09
ChampionsDebrecen
RelegatedSiófok
Rákospalotai EAC
Champions LeagueDebrecen
Europa LeagueHaladás
Újpest
Budapest Honvéd
(via domestic cup)
Matches played240
Goals scored710 (2.96 per match)
Top goalscorerPéter Bajzát (20)
Biggest home winGyőr 6–0 Diósgyőr
Biggest away winZalaegerszeg 2–7 Győr
Highest scoringZalaegerszeg 2–7 Győr
Longest winning runDebrecen, Haladás
(5 games each)[1]
Longest unbeaten runÚjpest
(21 games)[1]
Longest winless runNyíregyháza
(16 games)[1]
Longest losing runHonvéd, Rákospalota, Siófok (6 games each)[1]

Promotion and relegationEdit

FC Sopron withdrew their participation in the winter break of last year's season after they declared bankruptcy. The team was put into last place and got all points deducted. The remaining relegation spot was earned by FC Tatabánya, who finished the season with a mere 10 points.

Promotion to the league was granted to the champions of the two NB II divisions. Kecskeméti TE won the Eastern Division while the winners of the Western Division were Szombathelyi Haladás.

OverviewEdit

Location of teams in Hungarian National Championship I 2008–09
Club City Stadium Capacity
Budapest Honvéd FC Budapest Bozsik Stadion 10,000
Debreceni VSC Debrecen Stadion Sóstói 9,640
Diósgyőri VTK Miskolc DVTK Stadion 11,200
FC Fehérvár Székesfehérvár Stadion Sóstói 15,000
Győri ETO FC Győr ETO Park 20,000
Kaposvári Rákóczi FC Kaposvár Stadion Rákoczi 7,000
Kecskeméti TE Kecskemét Széktói Stadion 6,300
MTK Budapest FC Budapest Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium 12,700
Nyíregyháza Spartacus Nyíregyháza Városi Stadion 13,501
Paksi SE Paks Stadion PSE 4,950
Rákospalotai EAC Budapest Stadion Budai II. Laszló 7,500
BFC Siófok Siófok Révesz Géza Stadion 12,000
Szombathelyi Haladás Szombathely Rohonci úti Stadion 12,500
Újpest FC Budapest Szusza Ferenc Stadium 13,501
Vasas SC Budapest Stadion Rudolf Illovszky 18,000
Zalaegerszegi TE Zalaegerszeg ZTE Arena 14,400

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Debrecen (C) 30 21 5 4 70 29 +41 68 Qualification for Champions League second qualifying round
2 Újpest 30 17 8 5 61 38 +23 59 Qualification for Europa League second qualifying round
3 Szombathelyi Haladás 30 16 5 9 44 29 +15 53 Qualification for Europa League first qualifying round
4 Zalaegerszegi TE 30 15 7 8 52 44 +8 52
5 Kecskemét 30 14 6 10 55 44 +11 48
6 FC Fehérvár 30 14 6 10 42 34 +8 48
7 MTK Hungária 30 13 6 11 43 41 +2 45
8 Győr 30 11 10 9 57 41 +16 43
9 Kaposvár 30 11 7 12 51 46 +5 40
10 Vasas 30 11 5 14 42 52 −10 38
11 Paks 30 9 8 13 38 51 −13 35
12 Diósgyőr 30 9 6 15 29 45 −16 33
13 Budapest Honvéd 30 8 8 14 31 46 −15 32 Qualification for Europa League third qualifying round[a]
14 Nyíregyháza 30 7 11 12 32 41 −9 32
15 Siófok (R) 30 8 2 20 30 56 −26 26 Relegation to Nemzeti Bajnokság II
16 Rákospalotai EAC (R) 30 3 6 21 33 73 −40 15
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd overall wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Budapest Honvéd won the 2008–09 Hungarian Cup and thereby qualified for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away HON DEB DIÓ FEH GYŐ KAP KEC MTK NYÍ PAK RAK SIÓ SZO UTE VAS ZTE
Budapest Honvéd 0–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–2 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–1
Debrecen 4–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 4–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 6–2 5–1 2–2 1–1 4–1 2–1
Diósgyőr 0–0 2–3 0–1 2–3 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1
FC Fehérvár 0–2 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–0 4–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–1
Győr 4–1 0–3 6–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 4–1 4–2 0–0 3–3 4–3 1–1 1–0
Kaposvár 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–5 4–1 1–0 2–3 2–3 4–0 1–2
Kecskemét 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–4 0–0 1–1 1–2 5–3 3–0 3–2 2–2 2–0 2–0
MTK Hungária 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–4 1–2 3–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 3–2 3–0 0–2
Nyíregyháza 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–3 0–0 2–2 4–0 1–0 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1
Paks 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1
Rákospalotai EAC 2–5 0–4 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–3 0–1 0–4 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 2–3
Siófok 0–1 0–4 4–1 1–0 3–2 2–5 2–0 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–4
Szombathelyi Haladás 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 5–0 0–2 1–0 1–2
Újpest 3–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–2 4–3 4–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–1
Vasas 3–1 1–3 3–2 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–4 1–1 5–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 4–2 3–1
Zalaegerszegi TE 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–7 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 5–3 3–2 2–2 3–1
Source: soccerway.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Source: adatbank.mlsz.hu (in Hungarian) – Note: Click on "Góllövő lista" to retrieve the scorers

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Péter Bajzát Győri ETO 20
2   Péter Kabát Újpest FC 16
  Nemanja Nikolić Kaposvári Rákóczi 16
  Gergely Rudolf Debreceni VSC 16
  Attila Tököli Paksi SE 16
6   Róbert Waltner Zalaegerszegi TE 15
7   Csaba Csordás Kecskeméti TE 14
  Zoltán Hercegfalvi Budapest Honvéd 14
  Krisztián Kenesei Szombathelyi Haladás 14
10   Lóránt Oláh Debreceni VSC 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Soproni Liga - 2008-09". WhoScored.com. WhoScored.com. Retrieved 5 December 2011.

External linksEdit