Nemzeti Bajnokság II

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Nemzeti Bajnokság II
Merkantil Bank Liga logo.png
Country Hungary
Number of teams20
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Nemzeti Bajnokság I
Relegation to Nemzeti Bajnokság III
Domestic cup(s) Hungarian Cup
Current champions Zalaegerszeg
Website NBII Official Website
Current: 2020–21 Nemzeti Bajnokság II

Nemzeti Bajnokság II, currently known as the Merkantil Bank Liga for sponsorship reasons is the second tier of Hungarian football. At the end of the 2004/05 season, the tournament format was changed from one division of 14 teams to two divisions: Keleti (Eastern) and Nyugati (Western), each with 16 teams. [1] In 2013 the format was changed and there is one division again with 16 teams, and then 20 teams from 2015. The champion and the runner-up will ascend to the first division while the two lowest teams in NB II are relegated to NB III.

Contents

Format

On 2 March 2017, the Hungarian Football Federation announced that the number of the teams in the Nemzeti Bajnokság II will not be reduced to 12. [2]

List of champions

#YearChampionsRunners-upThird place
1. 1901 33 FC Rákosszentmihály Újpest
2. 1902 Budapesti Postás MTK Budapest Törekvés
3. 1903 Főváros Újpest Budapesti SC
4. 1904 Újpest III. Kerület Budapesti AK
5. 1905 Budapesti AK Typographia Tisztviselők
1 group, 14 teams
56. 2004–05 [3] Tatabánya Rákospalota Vác
2 groups, 16 teams
57. 2005–06 [4] Vác Szolnok Jászapáti
Paks Felcsút Gyirmót
58. 2006–07 [5] Nyíregyháza Ferencváros Orosháza
Siófok Szombathely Felcsút
59. 2007–08 [6] Kecskemét Szolnok Ferencváros
Szombathely Felcsút Gyirmót
60. 2008–09 [7] Ferencváros Debrecen II Makó
Gyirmót Pápa Pécs
61. 2009–10 [8] Szolnok DEAC Makó
Siófok Pápa Pécs
62. 2010–11 [9] Diósgyőr Mezőkövesd Nyíregyháza
Pécs Gyirmót Puskás Akadémia
63. 2011–12 [10] Eger Szolnok Békéscsaba
MTK Budapest Kozármisleny Gyirmót
64. 2012–13 [11] Mezőkövesd Vasas Budapest Békéscsaba
Puskás Akadémia Kozármisleny Gyirmót
1 group, 16 teams
65. 2013–14 [12] Nyíregyháza Dunaújváros Gyirmót
66. 2014–15 [13] Vasas Budapest Békéscsaba Gyirmót
67. 2015–16 [14] Gyirmót Mezőkövesd Zalaegerszeg
1 group, 20 teams
68. 2016–17 [15] Puskás Akadémia Balmazújváros Kisvárda
69. 2017–18 [16] MTK Budapest Kisvárda Békéscsaba
70. 2018–19 [17] Zalaegerszeg Kaposvár Gyirmót
71. 2019–20 [18] MTK Budapest Budafok Vasas

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