2023–24 Nemzeti Bajnokság I

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Season2023–24
Dates29 July 2023 – 19 May 2024
ChampionsFerencváros
35th title
RelegatedKisvárda
Mezőkövesd
Champions LeagueFerencváros
Europa LeaguePaks
Conference LeaguePuskás Akadémia
Fehérvár
Matches played198
Goals scored603 (3.05 per match)
Top goalscorerBarnabás Varga (20 goals)
Biggest home winÚjpest 7–1 Diósgyőr
Biggest away winMTK 1–6 Ferencváros
MTK 0–5 Puskás Akadémia
Újpest 0–5 Ferencváros
Highest scoringFehérvár 3–5 Ferencváros
Zalaegerszeg 2–6 Ferencváros
Újpest 5–3 Kecskemét
Diósgyőr 5–3 Debrecen
Longest winning runFerencváros (7 matches)
Longest unbeaten runFerencváros (15 matches)
Longest winless runÚjpest (9 matches)
Highest attendance20,357
Ferencváros 3–0 Újpest
29 October 2023
Lowest attendance800
Puskás Akadémia 0–0 Mezőkövesd
17 December 2023
Total attendance829,651
Average attendance4,187
2022–23 2024–25

The 2023–24 Nemzeti Bajnokság I (also known as 2023–24 OTP Bank Liga), also known as NB I, was the 125th season of top-tier football in Hungary. The league was officially named OTP Bank Liga for sponsorship reasons. The fixtures were announced on 22 June 2023. Ferencváros were the 4-time defending champions.

Teams

Changes

Twelve teams compete in the league – the top ten teams from the previous season and the two teams promoted from the Nemzeti Bajnokság II. The promoted teams are Diósgyőr and MTK Budapest, who are returning to the top flight after respective absences of one and two years. They replaced Budapest Honvéd and Vasas, who were relegated to the Nemzeti Bajnokság II after respective spells of nineteen and one years in the top flight.

Stadium and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity 2022–23
Debrecen Debrecen Nagyerdei Stadion 20,340 3rd
Diósgyőr Miskolc (Diósgyőr) Diósgyőri Stadion 15,325 1st (NB II)
Fehérvár Székesfehérvár Sóstói Stadion 14,144 10th
Ferencváros Budapest (Ferencváros) Groupama Aréna 22,043 1st
Kecskemét Kecskemét Széktói Stadion 6,320 2nd
Mezőkövesd Mezőkövesd Városi Stadion 4,183 7th
Kisvárda Kisvárda Várkerti Stadion 3,385 6th
MTK Budapest (Józsefváros) Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion 5,014 2nd (NB II)
Puskás Akadémia Felcsút Pancho Aréna 3,816 4th
Paks Paks Fehérvári úti Stadion 6,150 5th
Újpest Budapest (Újpest) Szusza Ferenc Stadion 12,670 8th
Zalaegerszeg Zalaegerszeg ZTE Aréna 11,200 9th


Debrecen Diósgyőr Fehérvár Ferencváros
Nagyerdei Stadion Diósgyőri Stadion Sóstói Stadion Groupama Aréna
Capacity: 20,340 Capacity: 15,325 Capacity: 14,201 Capacity: 22,043
Kecskemét Kisvárda Mezőkövesd MTK
Széktói Stadion Várkerti Stadion Városi Stadion Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion
Capacity: 6,320 Capacity: 3,385 Capacity: 4,183 Capacity: 5,014
Paks Puskás Akadémia Újpest Zalaegerszeg
Fehérvári úti Stadion Pancho Aréna Szusza Ferenc Stadion ZTE Arena
Capacity: 6,163 Capacity: 3,816 Capacity: 13,432 Capacity: 11,200

Personnel and kits

All teams were obligated to have the logo of the league sponsor OTP Bank as well as the Nemzeti Bajnokság I logo on the right side of their shirt. Hungarian national sports betting brand Tippmix sponsored all 12 teams of the first league since February 2019, their logo were present on all team kits.

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 Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Main kit sponsor Other kit sponsor(s)
Debrecen Serbia Srđan Blagojević Hungary Balázs Dzsudzsák Adidas EVE, Tranzit-Food
Diósgyőr Serbia Vladimir Radenković Hungary Gergő Holdampf 2Rule Hell Apollo Tyres1, Borsodi, VW2 Miskolc Autó and V-Híd3
Fehérvár Sweden Bartosz Grzelak Hungary Attila Fiola Adidas None
Ferencváros Serbia Dejan Stanković Hungary Dénes Dibusz Nike Telekom hsagroup1, Groupama2, MVM and VW3
Kecskemét Hungary István Szabó Hungary Levente Vágó Sport36 HÉP Kádár Környezetvédelmi Kft.1, Hovány2, Kecskeméti Fürdő and Piroska3
Kisvárda Hungary Tamás Feczkó Brazil Lucas Adidas MasterGood
Mezőkövesd Serbia Milan Milanović Hungary Tamás Cseri Adidas Zsóry Gyógy- és Strandfürdő Balneo Hotel1
MTK Hungary Dávid Horváth Hungary Mihály Kata Nike Prohuman Bayer Construct1, HR-Rent2
Paks Hungary György Bognár Hungary János Szabó Jako None
Puskás Akadémia Slovakia Zsolt Hornyák Hungary Roland Szolnoki 2Rule Mészáros & Mészáros Duna Aszfalt1, V-Híd2
Újpest Hungary Géza Mészöly Serbia Đorđe Nikolić Puma None 11teamsports1
Zalaegerszeg Hungary Gábor Márton Hungary Norbert Szendrei 2Rule None Pharos '951, ZÁÉV3
1. ^ On the back of shirt. 2. ^ On the sleeves. 3. ^ On the shorts.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Ferencváros Russia Stanislav Cherchesov Sacked 19 July 2023 Pre-season Hungary Csaba Mátéi 20 July 2023
Kisvárda Serbia Miloš Kruščić 12 August 2023 6th Hungary Máté Gerliczkii 12 August 2023
Kisvárda Hungary Máté Gerliczki End of interim spell 3 September 2023 10th Hungary János Mátyus 3 September 2023
Ferencváros Hungary Csaba Máté 4 September 2023 6th Serbia Dejan Stanković 4 September 2023
Kisvárda Hungary János Mátyus Resigned 7 November 2023 12th Hungary Tamás Feczkó 8 November 2023
Zalaegerszeg Hungary Gábor Boér 12 November 2023 10th Hungary Gábor Márton 13 November 2023
Diósgyőr UkraineHungary Serhiy Kuznetsov Sacked 31 January 2024 7th Hungary Miklós Simoni 1 February 2023
Újpest Serbia Nebojša Vignjević 8 February 2024 10th Hungary Géza Mészöly 8 February 2023
Mezőkövesd Hungary Attila Kuttor Mutual consent 13 February 2024 11th Serbia Milan Milanović 14 February 2023
Diósgyőr Hungary Miklós Simon End of interim spell 14 February 2024 8th Serbia Vladimir Radenković 14 February 2024

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ferencváros (C) 33 23 5 5 80 30 +50 74 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Paks 33 17 7 9 51 42 +9 58 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Puskás Akadémia 33 15 10 8 60 35 +25 55 Qualification for the Conference League second qualifying round
4 Fehérvár 33 16 6 11 55 40 +15 54
5 Debrecen 33 14 6 13 49 48 +1 48
6 Kecskemét 33 13 6 14 45 45 0 45
7 Diósgyőr 33 12 9 12 50 56 −6 45
8 MTK 33 12 8 13 43 62 −19 44
9 Zalaegerszeg 33 12 7 14 54 60 −6 43
10 Újpest 33 11 4 18 45 67 −22 37
11 Kisvárda (R) 33 9 4 20 40 55 −15 31 Relegation to the Nemzeti Bajnokság II
12 Mezőkövesd (R) 33 5 6 22 31 63 −32 21
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) Fair play ranking; 8) Drawing of lots.
(C) Champions; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Paks qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2023–24 Magyar Kupa. Since they qualified based on league position, the second Conference League second round spot was passed to the fourth-placed team.


Results

Home \ Away FER PAK FEH PUS DEB MTK KEC ZAL DIO UJP KIS MEZ FER PAK FEH PUS DEB MTK KEC ZAL DIO UJP KIS MEZ
Ferencváros 6–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 5–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 0–0
Paks 3–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–4 4–1 3–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1
Fehérvár 3–5 3–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 3–3 3–3 4–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–0 5–0
Puskás Akadémia 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 6–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 3–3 1–0 0–0 5–0 0–0 4–1 0–2 4–2
Debrecen 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–3 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 4–1 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 5–1 1–0 0–1
MTK 1–6 1–1 0–2 0–5 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–1
Kecskemét 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–1
Zalaegerszeg 2–6 2–5 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 2–2 5–1
Diósgyőr 1–2 1–1 4–0 0–1 3–1 3–3 3–1 0–3 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 5–3 0–0 1–1
Újpest 0–5 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–2 5–3 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–3 1–5 7–0 2–2
Kisvárda 1–3 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 4–1 4–3
Mezőkövesd 0–2 0–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 2–4 4–0 1–2 0–3 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–2
Source: Hungarian Football Federation (in Hungarian), Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Season statistics

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Hungary Barnabás Varga Ferencváros 20
2 Croatia Antonio Mance Zalaegerszeg 15
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina Kenan Kodro Fehérvár / Ferencváros 13
4 Hungary Krisztofer Horváth Kecskemét 11
Hungary Norbert Könyves Paks
Hungary Zsolt Nagy Puskás Akadémia
7 Serbia Stefan Dražić Mezőkövesd 10
Serbia Matija Ljujić Újpest
9 Nigeria Peter Ambrose Újpest 9
Hungary István Bognár MTK
Norway Tobias Christensen Fehérvár
France Yohan Croizet Zalaegerszeg
Hungary József Windecker Paks

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date Round
Serbia Matija Ljujić Újpest Puskás Akadémia 3–3 (A) 4 August 2023 2
Hungary Barnabás Varga Ferencváros Paks 6–0 (H) 27 August 2023 5
Hungary Barnabás Varga Ferencváros Zalaegerszeg 2–6 (A) 3 September 2023 6
Hungary Mátyás Katona Fehérvár Kecskemét 3–3 (H) 26 November 2023 14
Hungary Barnabás Varga Ferencváros MTK 5–1 (H) 6 February 2024 19

Attendances

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Ferencváros 192,772 20,357 6,127 11,340 +8.7%†
2 Diósgyőr 109,335 12,178 3,412 6,432 +67.8%1
3 Debrecen 91,347 12,114 3,664 5,373 −2.2%†
4 Újpest 86,010 11,202 2,610 5,059 +35.3%†
5 Fehérvár 64,017 8,061 1,752 4,001 +23.5%†
6 Zalaegerszeg 48,795 9,068 1,755 3,050 +22.4%†
7 Kecskemét 50,183 4,957 1,824 2,952 +4.1%†
8 MTK 47,469 5,014 1,734 2,792 +182.3%1
9 Paks 40,491 4,201 1,712 2,531 +18.5%†
10 Mezőkövesd 33,996 4,125 1,497 2,130 +2.1%†
11 Kisvárda 32,644 3,150 1,200 2,040 −9.8%†
12 Puskás Akadémia 32,052 3,700 800 2,003 +21.5%†
League total 829,651 20,357 800 4,187 +18.3%†

Source: magyarfutball (in Hungarian)
Notes:
1. Team played last season in NB II.

Number of teams by counties and regions

Number of teams by counties
Pos. County (megye) No. of teams Teams
1 Budapest 3 Ferencváros, MTK and Újpest
2 Fejér 2 Fehérvár and Puskás Akadémia
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén 2 Diósgyőr and Mezőkövesd
4 Bács-Kiskun 1 Kecskemét
Hajdú-Bihar 1 Debrecen
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg 1 Kisvárda
Tolna 1 Paks
Zala 1 Zalaegerszeg
Number of teams by regions
Transdanubia Central Hungary Great Plain and North
4 Teams 3 Teams 5 Teams

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Player of the Month Head coach of the Month Goal of the Month Save of the Month References
Manager Club Player Club Player Club Player Club
August Serbia Matija Ljujić Újpest UkraineHungary Serhiy Kuznetsov Diósgyőr Montenegro Stefan Lončar Debrecen Hungary Dávid Banai Újpest
September Hungary Barnabás Varga Ferencváros Hungary György Bognár Paks Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmin Mešanović Kisvárda Hungary Dénes Dibusz Ferencváros
October Croatia Antonio Mance Zalaegerszeg Serbia Dejan Stanković Ferencváros Hungary Soma Szuhodovszki Kecskemét Hungary Ádám Varga Ferencváros

See also

Notes

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