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Országos Bajnokság I (men's water polo)

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]

OB I
Founded1904
Country Hungary
ConfederationEuropean Union LEN (Europe)
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toOB I/B
Domestic cup(s)Magyar Kupa
Szuperkupa
International cup(s)LEN Champions League
LEN Euro Cup
Current championsFerencváros (22nd)
(2017–2018)
Most championshipsÚjpest
(26 titles)
TV partnersM4 Sport
Websitewaterpolo.hu
2017–18 Országos Bajnokság I

Current teamsEdit

The following 16 clubs compete in the OB I during the 2017–18 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
         
Kaposvár Kaposvár Kaposvári Városi Fürdő
1999
         
AVUS Szombathely Szombathelyi uszoda
2010
         
Miskolci VSC Miskolc Kemény Dénes Sportuszoda
1911
         
OSC Budapest Nyéki Imre uszoda
1957
         
PVSK Pécs Abay Nemes Oszkár Sportuszoda
1919
         
Racionet Honvéd Budapest Kőér utcai uszoda
1950
         
Szeged Szeged Szegedi Sportuszoda
1993
              
Szentes Szentes Szentesi uszoda
1934
         
Szolnok Szolnok Tiszaligeti uszoda
1921
         
Tatabánya Tatabánya Tatabányai Városi Sportuszoda
1910
         
UVSE Budapest Hajós Alfréd Sportuszoda
2008
         
Vasas Budapest Komjádi Béla Sportuszoda
1945
         

Title holdersEdit

PerformancesEdit

By clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Third place Winning years
Újpest
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
23
  
13
20
1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1927, 1944, 1953, 1956, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988, 1990, 2000, 2018, 2019
Vasas
18
 
18
5
1947, 1949, 1953, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
Szolnok
9
6
6
1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1964, 2015, 2016, 2017
BVSC
7
9
6
1966, 1985, 1987, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
OSC
7
6
4
1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978
Bp. 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
6
2011, 2013, 2014
Magyar AC
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
-
Postatakarékpénztár
-
1
-
-
Óbudai TE
-
1
-
-
Vörös Meteor
-
1
-
-
Szentes
-
1
-
-
Szeged
-
-
7
-
Budafok-Kistétény
-
-
1
-
Nemzeti SC
-
-
1
-
Bp. Spartacus
-
-
1
-

By countiesEdit

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

County (megye) Titles Winning Clubs
Budapest
99
  Újpest (26)
  Ferencváros (23)
  Vasas (18)
  BVSC (7)
  OSC (7)
  Honvéd (6)
  Magyar ÚE (4)
  III. Kerületi TVE (3)
  Magyar AC (2)
  MAFC (1)
BSE (1)
  Tungsram (1)
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok
9
  Szolnok (9)
Heves
3
  Eger (3)
Somogy
2
  Balatoni UE (2)

StatisticsEdit

Seasons in the OB IEdit

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 2017–18 OB I.

FormatEdit

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 16 teams in the first division.

Hungarian clubs in European competitionsEdit

  Champions League   Euro Cup Cup Winners' Cup (defunct)
C Winning year(s) RU SF C Winning year(s) RU SF C Winning year(s) RU SF
  Orvosegyetem 2 1973, 1979 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
  Vasas 2 1980, 1985 1 6 0 0 3 3 1986, 1995, 2002 1
  Honvéd 1 2004 3 0 0 0 1 0 1
  Újpest 1 1994 2 1 3 1993, 1997, 1999 0 0 0 0
  Ferencváros 1 2019 0 1 2 2017, 2018 2 1 4 1975, 1978, 1980, 1998 1
  Szolnok 1 2017 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
  Budapesti VSC 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2
  Szeged 0 0 0 1 2009 1 2 0 0 0
  Eger 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Debrecen 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
  Bp. Spartacus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 8 title 9 10 6 title 4 9 7 title 7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit