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AZ Alkmaar

AZ Alkmaar
Stijn Schaars lifts the trophy as Alkmaar claim the 2008/09 Dutch title ©Getty Images

AZ Alkmaar

Formed: 1967
Nickname: Kaaskoppen (Cheeseheads)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (1981)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 2 (2009)
• Dutch Cup: 4 (2013)

History
• Formed in 1967 through the merger of Alkmaar '54 and FC Zaanstreek, the club immediately signalled their intent by signing several big-name players – but soon found themselves in financial trouble. Rescued by the help of the Molenaar brothers, who had both played for Zaanstreek's predecessors, Kooger Football Club.

• Enjoyed a successful period in the late 1970s and early 80s, winning a first Dutch Cup in 1978 by beating AFC Ajax 1-0 in the final, and making it to the 1980/81 UEFA Cup final only to lose 5-4 on aggregate to Ipswich Town FC.

• Clinched a Dutch league and cup double in 1980/81, securing the title by a 12-point margin from second-placed Ajax, but could only get to the second round of the European Champion Clubs' Cup the next term as Liverpool FC edged them 5-4 on aggregate. However, retaining the domestic cup that season softened the blow.

• A period of decline followed and AZ were relegated from the Eredivisie in 1988, not returning until 1996, though they suffered an immediate demotion upon rejoining the elite. They bounced back in 1998, establishing themselves once more in the top tier.

• Co Adriaanse rejuventated the club as coach from 2002 to 2005, taking them to the 2004/05 UEFA Cup semi-finals, before his successor, former player Louis van Gaal, guided the side to a second-placed finish in 2005/06. AZ lifted their second Dutch championship in 2008/09 and, come 2013, Gertjan Verbeek led them to Dutch Cup glory for a fourth time.

* Last updated 23 January 2014

Last updated: 24/01/14 18.22CET

http://www.uefa.com/teamsandplayers/teams/club=52327/profile/index.html#az+alkmaar

Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 03/05/2016 21:40 CET
AZ2-0İstanbul Başakşehir
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO) Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
11/19/2015 09:32:45
İstanbul Başakşehir1-2AZ
Aggregate: 1-4 (agg: 1-4)
Referee: Carlos Gómez (ESP) Stadium: Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu, Istanbul (TUR)
11/19/2015 09:32:38
9 August 2015 09 Aug - Dutch First Division
AZ0-3Ajax
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 12:38:02
15 August 2015 15 Aug - Dutch First Division
Excelsior2-2AZ
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 12:38:03
20 August 2015 20 Aug - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
Astra3-2AZ
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN) Stadium: Marin Anastasovici, Giurgiu (ROU)
11/19/2015 09:32:48
23 August 2015 23 Aug - Dutch First Division
AZ0-0Willem II
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 12:50:20
27 August 2015 27 Aug - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
AZ2-0Astra
Aggregate: 4-3 (agg: 4-3)
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT) Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
11/19/2015 09:32:47
30 August 2015 30 Aug - Dutch First Division
AZ0-1Roda
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 12:51:50
12 September 2015 12 Sep - Dutch First Division
De Graafschap1-3AZ
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 12:55:27
17 September 2015 17 Sep - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group L)
Partizan3-2AZ
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) Stadium: Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB)
11/19/2015 09:32:55
20 September 2015 20 Sep - Dutch First Division
Groningen2-0AZ
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 13:18:47
23 September 2015 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Second round
AZ6-1VVV
Referee: not available
10/01/2015 11:26:35
26 September 2015 26 Sep - Dutch First Division
AZ3-1Heracles
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 13:29:57
1 October 2015 01 Oct - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group L)
AZ2-1Athletic
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK) Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
11/19/2015 09:32:56
4 October 2015 04 Oct - Dutch First Division
AZ3-1Twente
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 13:34:09
17 October 2015 17 Oct - Dutch First Division
Cambuur1-1AZ
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 13:40:26
22 October 2015 22 Oct - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group L)
AZ0-1Augsburg
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
11/19/2015 09:32:57
25 October 2015 25 Oct - Dutch First Division
Feyenoord3-1AZ
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 13:58:50
29 October 2015 29 Oct - Dutch KNVB Cup, Third round
Telstar0-1AZ
Referee: not available
10/29/2015 22:08:09
1 November 2015 01 Nov - Dutch First Division
AZ2-4NEC
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 13:51:19
5 November 2015 05 Nov - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group L)
Augsburg4-1AZ
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO) Stadium: Augsburg Arena, Augsburg (GER)
11/19/2015 09:32:58
8 November 2015 08 Nov - Dutch First Division
Vitesse0-2AZ
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 14:18:54
21 November 2015 21 Nov - Dutch First Division
AZ3-1Heerenveen
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 14:12:05
26 November 2015 26 Nov - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group L)
AZ1-2Partizan
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT) Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
11/27/2015 15:47:50
29 November 2015 29 Nov - Dutch First Division
PSV3-0AZ
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 14:29:24
4 December 2015 04 Dec - Dutch First Division
AZ0-1Den Haag
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 14:25:27
10 December 2015 10 Dec - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group L)
Athletic2-2AZ
Referee: Benoit Bastien (FRA) Stadium: Estadio de San Mamés, Bilbao (ESP)
04/11/2016 14:56:00
13 December 2015 13 Dec - Dutch First Division
Zwolle2-1AZ
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 14:26:34
16 December 2015 16 Dec - Dutch KNVB Cup, Fourth round
Kozakken Boys 1-3AZ
Referee: not available
03/01/2016 17:03:14
19 December 2015 19 Dec - Dutch First Division
AZ2-2Utrecht
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 14:42:23
16 January 2016 16 Jan - Dutch First Division
Roda0-1AZ
Referee: not available
01/18/2016 17:58:36
24 January 2016 24 Jan - Dutch First Division
AZ4-2Feyenoord
Referee: not available
01/27/2016 18:10:42
27 January 2016 27 Jan - Dutch First Division
AZ3-1Cambuur
Referee: not available
01/28/2016 14:24:03
30 January 2016 30 Jan - Dutch First Division
NEC0-3AZ
Referee: not available
01/31/2016 16:32:11
2 February 2016 02 Feb - Dutch KNVB Cup, Quarter-finals
AZ1-0HHC
Referee: not available
03/01/2016 17:03:14
6 February 2016 06 Feb - Dutch First Division
AZ1-0Vitesse
Referee: not available
02/06/2016 21:45:03
13 February 2016 13 Feb - Dutch First Division
Heracles3-6AZ
Referee: not available
02/17/2016 14:30:29
20 February 2016 20 Feb - Dutch First Division
AZ4-1Groningen
Referee: not available
02/22/2016 12:56:13
28 February 2016 28 Feb - Dutch First Division
Ajax4-1AZ
Referee: not available
03/01/2016 16:24:22
3 March 2016 03 Mar - Dutch KNVB Cup, Semi-finals
Feyenoord3-1AZ
Referee: not available
03/04/2016 09:26:23
6 March 2016 06 Mar - Dutch First Division
AZ2-0Excelsior
Referee: not available
03/08/2016 22:15:39
12 March 2016 12 Mar - Dutch First Division
Willem II0-2AZ
Referee: not available
03/15/2016 11:39:47
20 March 2016 20 Mar - Dutch First Division
Twente2-2AZ
Referee: not available
03/22/2016 15:04:43
2 April 2016 02 Apr - Dutch First Division
AZ2-4PSV
Referee: not available
04/05/2016 13:19:21
10 April 2016 10 Apr - Dutch First Division
Heerenveen4-2AZ
Referee: not available
04/11/2016 13:45:48
16 April 2016 16 Apr - Dutch First Division
AZ5-1Zwolle
Referee: not available
04/17/2016 19:52:32
21 April 2016 21 Apr - Dutch First Division
Den Haag1-2AZ
Referee: not available
04/22/2016 19:05:24
1 May 2016 01 May - Dutch First Division
AZ4-1De Graafschap
Referee: not available
05/03/2016 20:40:29
8 May 2016 08 May - Dutch First Division
UtrechtAZ
Referee: TBD
01/18/2016 15:42:58

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    14/09/1977, AZ 11-1 Differdange, Alkmaar
  • Biggest defeat:
    30/08/2012, AZ 0-5 Anji, Alkmaar
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  11
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 45
    Kew Jaliens (  NED)
    Maarten Martens (  BEL)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 18
    Kees Kist (  NED)