Hungarian handball league system

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The Hungarian handball league system, or Hungarian handball league pyramid is a series of interconnected competitions for professional handball clubs in Hungary. The system has a hierarchical format with a promotion and demotion system between competitions at different levels.

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Men

The tier levels

For the 2015–16 season, the Hungarian handball league system is as follows:

Level
Clubs
Divisions
1
14
Nemzeti Bajnokság I (NB I)
14 clubs – 2 relegations
2
28
Nemzeti Bajnokság I/B (NB I/B)
West
14 clubs – 1 promotion, 3 relegations
Nemzeti Bajnokság I/B (NB I/B)
East
14 clubs – 1 promotion, 3 relegations
3
72
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
North-west
12 clubs – 1p, 3r
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
South-west
12 clubs – 1p, 3r
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
South
12 clubs – 1p, 3r
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
North
12 clubs – 1p, 3r
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
North-east
12 clubs – 1p, 3r
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
South-east
12 clubs – 1p, 3r
4Regional divisions

Lower divisions

For the 2015–16 season, the lower divisions for each of the Counties is as follows:

County Level 4Level 5
Bacs-Kiskun departemento blazono.jpg Bács-Kiskun Bács-Kiskun megyei
(11 teams)
None
Tolna departemento blazono.jpg Tolna None
Baranya.jpg Baranya Baranya megyei
(9 teams)
None
Bekes departemento blazono.svg Békés Békés megyei
(7 teams)
None
Coa Hungary Town Budapest big.svg Budapest Budapest I
(12 teams)
Budapest I/A
(12 teams)
HU Csongrad megye COA.svg Csongrád Csongrád megyei
(8 teams)
None
HUN Gyor-Moson-Sopron COA.jpg Győr-Moson-Sopron Győr-Moson-Sopron megyei
(11 teams)
None
HUN Komarom-Esztergom megye COA.jpg Komárom-Esztergom None
HUN Vas megye COA.jpg Vas None
HUN Hajdu-Bihar COA.svg Hajdú-Bihar Hajdú-Bihar megyei
(6 teams)
None
Coa Hungary County Heves.svg Heves Heves megyei
(4 teams)
None
HUN Nograd megye COA.jpg Nógrád None
HUN Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok megye COA.jpg Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok megyei
(5 teams)
None
HUN Pest megye COA.jpg Pest Pest megyei A
(11 teams)
Pest megyei B
(12 teams)
HUN Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg megye COA.svg Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg megyei
(6 teams)
None
Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen departemento blazono.svg Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén None
HUN Veszprem megye COA.jpg Veszprém Veszprém-Fejér megyei
(12 teams)
None
HUN Fejer COA.jpg Fejér None
Coa Hungary County Zala (2010-).svg Zala Zala megyei
(8 teams)
None
HUN Somogy megye COA.svg Somogy None

Evolution of the Hungarian men's handball league system

Tier\Years1957–671968–
1 Nemzeti Bajnokság I (NB I)
2 Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II) Nemzeti Bajnokság I/B (NB I/B)
3Lower Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
4Lower
5

Women

The tier levels

For the 2015–16 season, the Hungarian handball league system is as follows:

Level
Clubs
Divisions
1
12
Nemzeti Bajnokság I (NB I)
12 clubs – 2 relegations
2
28
Nemzeti Bajnokság I/B (NB I/B)
West
14 clubs – 1 promotion, 3 relegations
Nemzeti Bajnokság I/B (NB I/B)
East
14 clubs – 1 promotion, 3 relegations
3
67
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
North-west
10 clubs – 1p, 1r
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
South-west
12 clubs – 1p, 3r
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
North
12 clubs – 1p, 3r
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
South
11 clubs – 1p, 2r
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
North-east
11 clubs – 1p, 2r
Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
South-east
11 clubs – 1p, 2r
4Regional divisions

Lower divisions

For the 2015–16 season, the lower divisions for each of the Counties is as follows:

County Level 4Level 5
Bacs-Kiskun departemento blazono.jpg Bács-Kiskun Bács-Kiskun megyei
(11 teams)
None
Baranya.jpg Baranya Baranya megyei
(9 teams)
None
Bekes departemento blazono.svg Békés Békés megyei
(11 teams)
None
Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen departemento blazono.svg Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén megyei
(6 teams)
None
Coa Hungary Town Budapest big.svg Budapest Budapest I
(2 groups of 8 teams)
Budapest I/A
(2 groups of 8 teams)
HU Csongrad megye COA.svg Csongrád Csongrád megyei
(10 teams)
None
HUN Fejer COA.jpg Fejér Fejér megyei
(8 teams)
None
HUN Gyor-Moson-Sopron COA.jpg Győr-Moson-Sopron Győr-Moson-Sopron megyei A
(8 teams)
Győr-Moson-Sopron megyei B
(7 teams)
HUN Hajdu-Bihar COA.svg Hajdú-Bihar Hajdú-Bihar megyei
(9 teams)
None
HUN Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok megye COA.jpg Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok megyei
(10 teams)
None
HUN Komarom-Esztergom megye COA.jpg Komárom-Esztergom Komárom-Esztergom megyei
(5 teams)
None
HUN Pest megye COA.jpg Pest Pest megyei A
(9 teams)
Pest megyei B
(9 teams)
HUN Nograd megye COA.jpg Nógrád None
HUN Somogy megye COA.svg Somogy Somogy megyei
(6 teams)
None
HUN Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg megye COA.svg Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg megyei
(10 teams)
None
Tolna departemento blazono.jpg Tolna Tolna megyei
(8 teams)
None
HUN Veszprem megye COA.jpg Veszprém Veszprém megyei
(11 teams)
None
HUN Vas megye COA.jpg Vas None
Coa Hungary County Zala (2010-).svg Zala Zala megyei
(6 teams)
None

Evolution of the Hungarian women's handball league system

Tier\Years1957–671968–
1 Nemzeti Bajnokság I (NB I)
2 Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II) Nemzeti Bajnokság I/B (NB I/B)
3Lower Nemzeti Bajnokság II (NB II)
4Lower
5

Cup competitions

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