NB I

CountryHungaryHungary
Season2023

The Nemzeti Bajnokság I, commonly known as NB I, is the premier professional football league in Hungary. Established in 1901, it is one of the oldest football leagues in Europe. The league is managed by the Hungarian Football Federation and comprises 12 teams.

The NB I league operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Nemzeti Bajnokság II, the second-tier football league in Hungary. The season, which runs from July to May, is divided into a home-and-away format where each team plays the other twice, resulting in 33 matches per season. The team with the most points at the end of the season is crowned the champion and earns a spot in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

Throughout its history, the NB I league has been dominated by a few teams. Ferencvárosi TC, based in Budapest, is the most successful club in the league's history, having won numerous titles. Other notable teams include Budapest Honvéd FC, MTK Budapest FC, and Debreceni VSC.

The league has produced several notable players who have gone on to have successful careers both domestically and internationally. These include Ferenc Puskás, one of the greatest footballers of all time, who started his career at Kispest AC, now known as Budapest Honvéd FC.

Despite facing challenges such as financial instability and fluctuating attendance rates, the NB I league remains a significant part of Hungarian sports culture. It continues to be a platform for nurturing local talent and contributing to the global football scene. The league's matches are broadcasted both nationally and internationally, reflecting its broad fan base and its importance in European football.

In recent years, efforts have been made to improve the league's competitiveness and overall quality. This includes infrastructure development, with several clubs upgrading their stadiums to meet UEFA standards. The league has also seen increased investment, with clubs strengthening their squads to compete better in European competitions.

The NB I league, while not as globally recognized as some of its European counterparts, holds a rich history and continues to play a crucial role in Hungarian football. Its contribution to the sport, both in nurturing home-grown talent and providing competitive football, is significant. The league's future looks promising, with continuous efforts to improve its standards and competitiveness.

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NB I Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for NB I in 2023

Player Team Goals
ferencvarosi-tc 18
debreceni-vsc 11
kecskemti-te 10
mezokovesd-zsory 10
paks 10
mtk-budapest 8
ujpest 8
ujpest 8
paks 8
debreceni-vsc 6

NB I standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Ferencvarosi TC players, news and schedule Ferencvarosi TC 25 17 4 4 65 23 42 55
2 Paks players, news and schedule Paks 26 15 5 6 45 31 14 50
3 Videoton FC players, news and schedule Videoton FC 27 14 4 9 48 36 12 46
4 Debreceni VSC players, news and schedule Debreceni VSC 27 11 6 10 41 34 7 39
5 MTK Budapest players, news and schedule MTK Budapest 27 11 6 10 37 50 -13 39
6 Puskas Academy players, news and schedule Puskas Academy 26 9 10 7 38 29 9 37
7 Diosgyori VTK players, news and schedule Diosgyori VTK 26 10 6 10 41 43 -2 36
8 Zalaegerszegi TE players, news and schedule Zalaegerszegi TE 27 10 5 12 46 52 -6 35
9 Kecskeméti TE players, news and schedule Kecskeméti TE 26 10 4 12 37 40 -3 34
10 Ujpest players, news and schedule Ujpest 27 10 4 13 36 55 -19 34
11 Kisvarda FC players, news and schedule Kisvarda FC 27 6 3 18 28 45 -17 21
12 Mezokovesd-zsory players, news and schedule Mezokovesd-zsory 27 5 5 17 24 48 -24 20

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 79/119 66%
Over/Under 12/14 86%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%