2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I

The 2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I (also known as 2018–19 OTP Bank Liga), also known as NB I, was the 120th season of top-tier football in Hungary. The league was officially named OTP Bank Liga for sponsorship reasons. Videoton were the defending champions.

Nemzeti Bajnokság I
Season2018–19
Dates21 July 2018 – 19 May 2019
ChampionsFerencváros
RelegatedMTK Budapest
Szombathelyi Haladás
Champions LeagueFerencváros
Europa LeagueMOL Vidi
Debrecen
Top goalscorerDavide Lanzafame
Filip Holender (16 goals each)
Biggest home winFerencváros 7-0 Diósgyőr
Biggest away winPaks 0-4 MOL Vidi
Puskás Akadémia 0-4 Kisvárda
Highest scoringHonvéd 4-4 Diósgyőr
Highest attendance20 675
Ferencváros 1-0 Újpest
Lowest attendance61
Puskás Akadémia 1-1 Kisvárda

Fixtures were published on 27 June 2018.[1]

TeamsEdit

Balmazújváros and Vasas finished the 2017–18 Nemzeti Bajnokság I in the last two places and thus were relegated to NB II division.

The two relegated teams were replaced with the top two teams in 2017–18 Nemzeti Bajnokság II, champion MTK and runner-up Kisvárda, each having the required licence for top-division play.

Stadium and locationsEdit

Following is the list of clubs competed in the league this season, with their location, stadium and stadium capacity.

Team Location Stadium Capacity Ref
Budapest Honvéd Budapest (Kispest) Bozsik Stadion 10,000 [2]
Debrecen Debrecen Nagyerdei Stadion 20,340 [3]
Diósgyőr Miskolc Diósgyőri Stadion 15,325 [4]
Ferencváros Budapest (Ferencváros) Groupama Aréna 22,000 [5]
Kisvárda Kisvárda Várkerti Stadion 2,850 [6]
Mezőkövesd Mezőkövesd Városi Stadion 4,183 [7]
MOL Vidi Székesfehérvár MOL Aréna Sóstó 14,201
Felcsút Pancho Aréna[a] 3,816 [8]
MTK Budapest Budapest (Józsefváros) Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion 5,322 [9][10]
Paks Paks Fehérvári úti Stadion 6,150 [11]
Puskás Akadémia Felcsút Pancho Aréna 3,816 [8]
Szombathelyi Haladás Szombathely Haladás Sportkomplexum 9,859
Újpest Budapest (Újpest) Szusza Ferenc Stadion 13,501 [12]
  1. ^ MOL Vidi played five games at Pancho Aréna before opening their new Sóstói Stadion.
Budapest Honvéd Debrecen Diósgyőr Ferencváros
Bozsik Stadion Nagyerdei Stadion
UEFA Elite Stadium
    
Diósgyőri Stadion
UEFA Elite Stadium
    
Groupama Aréna
UEFA Elite Stadium
    
Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 20,340 Capacity: 15,325 Capacity: 22,000
       
Kisvárda
Location of teams in 2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I
Location of Budapest teams
Mezőkövesd
Várkerti Stadion Városi-Stadion
Capacity: 2,850 Capacity: 4,183
   
MOL Vidi MTK Budapest
MOL Aréna Sóstó
UEFA Elite Stadium
    
Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion
UEFA Elite Stadium
   
Capacity: 14,201 Capacity: 5,322
   
Paks Puskás Akadémia Szombathelyi Haladás Újpest
Fehérvári úti Stadion Pancho Aréna
UEFA Elite Stadium
   
Haladás Sportkomplexum
UEFA Elite Stadium
    
Szusza Ferenc Stadion
Capacity: 6,150 Capacity: 3,816 Capacity: 9,859 Capacity: 13,501
       

Personnel and kitsEdit

All teams are obligated to have the logo of the league sponsor OTP Bank as well as the Nemzeti Bajnokság I logo on the right sleeve of their shirt.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Chairman Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Budapest Honvéd   George F. Hemingway   Attila Supka   Đorđe Kamber   Macron[13]
Debrecen   Gábor Szima   András Herczeg   Dániel Tőzsér   Adidas Grand Casino
Diósgyőr   Gergely Sántha   Fernando   Zoltán Lipták   2Rule[14] Borsodi
Ferencváros   Gábor Kubatov   Serhiy Rebrov   Dániel Böde   Nike Magyar Telekom
Kisvárda   Attila Révész   László Dajka   Lucas   Adidas MasterGood
Mezőkövesd   András Tállai   Attila Kuttor   Pál Lázár   Adidas Cronus, Zsóry Bath
MOL Vidi   István Garancsi   Marko Nikolić   Roland Juhász   Adidas MOL
MTK Budapest   Tamás Deutsch   Tamás Feczkó   József Kanta   Nike Prohuman
Paks   János Süli   Aurél Csertői   Zsolt Gévay   Jako
Puskás Akadémia   Lőrinc Mészáros   János Radoki   Lajos Hegedűs   2Rule[15] Mészáros és Mészáros
Szombathelyi Haladás   Béla Illés   Ferenc Horváth   Gábor Király   2Rule[16]
Újpest   Roland Duchâtelet   Nebojša Vignjević   Róbert Litauszki   Joma[17] Volkswagen Centrum

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Kisvárda   Elemér Kondás 30 July 2018   László Dajka 14 August 2018[18]
Ferencváros   Thomas Doll 22 August 2018   Serhiy Rebrov 22 August 2018[19]
Szombathelyi Haladás   Michal Hipp 19 September 2018   Ferenc Horváth 27 September 2018[20]
Puskás Akadémia   Miklós Benczés 8 December 2018   János Radoki 29 December 2018[21]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ferencváros (C) 33 23 5 5 72 27 +45 74 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 MOL Vidi 33 18 7 8 53 37 +16 61 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Debrecen 33 14 9 10 44 39 +5 51
4 Budapest Honvéd 33 13 10 10 46 38 +8 49
5 Újpest 33 12 12 9 38 28 +10 48
6 Mezőkövesd 33 12 8 13 45 40 +5 44
7 Puskás Akadémia 33 11 7 15 36 45 −9 40
8 Paks 33 9 12 12 33 46 −13 39
9 Kisvárda 33 10 8 15 36 48 −12 38
10 Diósgyőr 33 10 8 15 36 57 −21 38
11 MTK Budapest (R) 33 10 4 19 42 56 −14 34 Relegation to the Nemzeti Bajnokság II
12 Szombathelyi Haladás (R) 33 8 6 19 31 51 −20 30
Source: Hungarian Football Federation (in Hungarian), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Head-to-head points; 6) Head-to-head goal difference; 7) Head-to-head away goals scored; 8) Fair play ranking; 9) Drawing of lots.[22]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233
Ferencváros211111111111111111111111111111111
MOL Vidi135555543535332222222222222222222
Debrecen653444486764577763343553344433333
Újpest10107666778888766655564334433344444
Honvéd522222222222223334435445555555555
Mezőkövesd346778657647655577787866666666666
Puskás Akadémia88810111112119999999999999999999987777
Paks991091078654768888888787888888108888
Kisvárda1212121212121191010101010111111111110101111101111111010910999
Diósgyőr111111119991011111111111010101010111110101110101011111111111010
MTK Budapest464333334353444446656677777779101111
Haladás7798810101212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212121212
Source: mlsz.hu (in Hungarian)
  = Leader;   = 2018–19 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round;   = Relegation to 2019–20 Nemzeti Bajnokság II

ResultsEdit

Rounds 1–22Edit

Home \ Away DEB DIO FER HAL HON KIS MEZ MTK PAK PUS UJP VID
Debrecen 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–3 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–1
Diósgyőr 1–0 1–4 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–2 0–1
Ferencváros 2–2 4–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–2
Haladás 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–2
Honvéd 3–0 1–0 0–1 3–2 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–3
Kisvárda 3–0 1–1 0–2 4–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–4 2–2
Mezőkövesd 2–2 4–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–3 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–0
MTK 0–1 1–0 1–4 4–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 3–2 1–0 1–3
Paks 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–0 4–1 2–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 0–4
Puskás Akadémia 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–1
Újpest 1–0 5–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0
Vidi 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–3 1–1 0–3 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 23 February 2019. Source: Hungarian Football Federation (in Hungarian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Rounds 23–33Edit

Home \ Away DEB DIO FER HAL HON KIS MEZ MTK PAK PUS UJP VID
Debrecen 1–0 2–1 1–3 1–0 3–1
Diósgyőr 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–1
Ferencváros 2–1 7–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 4–1
Haladás 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–2
Honvéd 1–1 4–4 3–2 1–3 3–0 0–1
Kisvárda 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1
Mezőkövesd 3–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–0
MTK 2–1 1–3 0–1 0–1
Paks 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–2
Puskás Akadémia 2–0 2–2 0–4 1–0 3–2
Újpest 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1
Vidi 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–2 1–1 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 11 May 2019. Source: Hungarian Football Federation (in Hungarian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Davide Lanzafame Ferencváros 16
  Filip Holender Honvéd
3   Josip Knežević Puskás Akadémia 12
  Roland Varga Ferencváros
5   Stefan Dražić Mezőkövesd 11
6   Marko Šćepović MOL Vidi 10
7   Danilo Honvéd 9
  János Hahn Paks
  Zoltán Horváth Kisvárda
  Gábor Molnár Mezőkövesd
  Soma Novothny Újpest

Hat-tricksEdit

Name For Against Round Result Date
  Dániel Böde Ferencváros Diósgyőr 12nd 4–1 27 October 2018[23]
  Soma Novothny Ujpest Kisvárda 14th 4–1 10 November 2018[24]

Average attendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Ferencváros 182,155 20,675 6,771 10,715 +18.2%
2 Diósgyőr 68,060 12,203 2,070 4,254 +24.1%
3 Haladás 55,318 8,294 1,220 3,457 +11.8%
4 Debrecen 60,298 7,002 1,828 3,547 −9.4%
5 MOL Vidi 54,025 11,251 696 3,178 +51.3%2
6 Újpest 50,952 8,719 1,435 2,831 −18.2%
7 Mezőkövesd 38,292 4,032 1,014 2,393 +2.0%
8 MTK 39,565 4,587 1,381 2,473 +81.0%1
9 Kisvárda 36,184 3,385 1,090 2,262 +77.4%1
10 Honvéd 30,603 3,579 500 1,913 −23.8%
11 Puskás Akadémia 22,786 3,838 418 1,340 +11.8%
12 Paks 15,794 2,100 300 987 −4.5%
League total 654,032 20,675 300 3,303 +13.6%

Source: League matches: NB I 2018/2019
Notes:
1: Played last season in NB/II.
2: MOL Vidi played five games at Pancho Aréna before the opening of the Sóstói Stadion.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OTP Bank Liga: Ferencváros-DVTK és Újpest-MTK az első fordulóban" [OTP Bank League: Ferencváros-DVTK y Újpest-MTK in the first round] (in Hungarian). Hungarian Football Federation. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ Budapest Honvéd - A Bozsik-Stadion története (in Hungarian)
  3. ^ DVSC - Stadion (in Hungarian)
  4. ^ DVTK - Stadion - Diósgyőri Stadion Archived 15 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine (in Hungarian)
  5. ^ "Groupama Aréna - Facts and Figures". Archived from the original on 2015-07-05. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  6. ^ Kisvárda, Várkert Stadion
  7. ^ "NB II: mezőkövesdi stadionátadó az Irigy Hónaljmiriggyel" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 26 May 2016.
  8. ^ a b Magyarfutball.hu. "Felcsút, Pancho Aréna: képek, adatok • stadionok • Magyarfutball.hu". www.magyarfutball.hu.
  9. ^ Albérletből albérletbe, kedden költözik az MTK Archived 2015-07-17 at the Wayback Machine (in Hungarian)
  10. ^ MTK sportegyesület – Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion Archived 2019-03-22 at the Wayback Machine (in Hungarian)
  11. ^ Paksi FC - Stadion információk (in Hungarian)
  12. ^ Újpest FC - Stadium - Capacity (in Hungarian)
  13. ^ "Macron and Honved together until 2023. The new kit 2018-2019 unveiled". macron.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  14. ^ "2Rule mezekben a DVTK". dvtk.eu. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  15. ^ "2Rule". pfla.hu. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  16. ^ "2Rule-ban a Haladás!". haladas.hu. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Puma helyett Joma". ujpest.hu. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  18. ^ http://www.nemzetisport.hu/labdarugo_nb_i/puskas-akademia-alairt-a-moron-szuletett-vezetoedzo-2676273
  19. ^ http://www.nemzetisport.hu/labdarugo_nb_i/puskas-akademia-alairt-a-moron-szuletett-vezetoedzo-2676273
  20. ^ http://www.nemzetisport.hu/labdarugo_nb_i/puskas-akademia-alairt-a-moron-szuletett-vezetoedzo-2676273
  21. ^ http://www.nemzetisport.hu/labdarugo_nb_i/puskas-akademia-alairt-a-moron-szuletett-vezetoedzo-2676273
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  23. ^ "DVTK – FERENCVÁROSI TC: 1 – 4 - MLSZ adatbank". adatbank.mlsz.hu (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  24. ^ "KISVÁRDA MASTER GOOD – ÚJPEST FC: 1 – 4 - MLSZ adatbank". adatbank.mlsz.hu (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2019-02-02.

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