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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

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/04/2014 10:38 CET
3 August 2013 - Dutch First Division
Heerenveen4-2AZ
Referee: not available – Heerenveen
08/03/2013 23:21:02
11 August 2013 - Dutch First Division
AZ3-2Ajax
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
10/06/2013 13:01:06
17 August 2013 - Dutch First Division
RKC1-2AZ
Referee: not available – Waalwijk
10/10/2013 11:20:47
22 August 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
Atromitos1-3AZ
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) – Stadium: Peristeri, Athens (GRE)
08/22/2013 19:43:24
25 August 2013 - Dutch First Division
Utrecht2-0AZ
Referee: not available – Utrecht
12/12/2013 09:28:39
30 August 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
AZ0-2Atromitos
Aggregate: 3-3 AZ win on away goals
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA) – Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
03/17/2014 21:52:46
1 September 2013 - Dutch First Division
AZ1-1Vitesse
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
09/05/2013 09:50:07
15 September 2013 - Dutch First Division
AZ3-0Go Ahead Eagles
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
09/18/2013 21:23:17
19 September 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group L)
M. Haifa0-1AZ
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT) – Stadium: Itztadion Kiryat Eliezer, Haifa (ISR)
09/25/2013 15:05:29
22 September 2013 - Dutch First Division
NAC3-0AZ
Referee: not available – Breda
09/24/2013 23:52:55
25 September 2013 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Second round
AZ4-1Sparta
AZ win after extra time
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
02/20/2014 09:06:09
28 September 2013 - Dutch First Division
AZ2-1PSV
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
09/30/2013 23:26:24
AZ1-1PAOK
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA) – Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
10/08/2013 13:12:55
6 October 2013 - Dutch First Division
Groningen2-1AZ
Referee: not available – Groningen
10/08/2013 18:42:16
20 October 2013 - Dutch First Division
AZ3-1Cambuur
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
10/23/2013 16:36:07
Shakhter1-1AZ
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
02/03/2014 17:22:24
27 October 2013 - Dutch First Division
Zwolle0-2AZ
Referee: not available – Zwolle
11/06/2013 21:04:01
30 October 2013 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Third round
AZ7-0Achilles 29
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
10/30/2013 23:48:57
2 November 2013 - Dutch First Division
AZ2-0Den Haag
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
11/05/2013 12:29:29
AZ1-0Shakhter
Referee: Martin Hansson (SWE) – Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
02/03/2014 17:22:39
10 November 2013 - Dutch First Division
Feyenoord2-2AZ
Referee: not available – Rotterdam
11/15/2013 09:58:55
23 November 2013 - Dutch First Division
AZ2-2Roda
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
11/25/2013 16:13:29
28 November 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group L)
AZ2-0M. Haifa
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR) – Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
02/03/2014 17:22:54
1 December 2013 - Dutch First Division
NEC3-2AZ
Referee: not available – Nijmegen
12/02/2013 22:10:46
7 December 2013 - Dutch First Division
AZ1-2Twente
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
12/09/2013 18:50:09
12 December 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group L)
PAOK2-2AZ
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG) – Stadium: Stadio Toumba, Salonika (GRE)
02/03/2014 17:23:09
15 December 2013 - Dutch First Division
Heracles2-0AZ
Referee: not available – Almelo
12/17/2013 17:36:00
18 December 2013 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Fourth round
AZ2-2Heerenveen
AZ win 7-6 on penalties
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
02/20/2014 09:06:09
21 December 2013 - Dutch First Division
AZ1-5Heerenveen
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
12/22/2013 22:41:00
18 January 2014 - Dutch First Division
AZ3-0NAC
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
01/21/2014 20:52:04
21 January 2014 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Quarter-finals
Roda0-2AZ
Referee: not available – Kerkrade
01/21/2014 21:38:03
25 January 2014 - Dutch First Division
PSV1-0AZ
Referee: not available – Eindhoven
01/26/2014 13:21:26
1 February 2014 - Dutch First Division
AZ2-0Groningen
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
02/05/2014 22:48:01
4 February 2014 - Dutch First Division
Vitesse0-2AZ
Referee: not available – Arnhem
02/05/2014 16:36:23
8 February 2014 - Dutch First Division
Go Ahead Eagles2-1AZ
Referee: not available – Deventer
02/11/2014 21:12:01
15 February 2014 - Dutch First Division
AZ1-1Utrecht
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
02/18/2014 19:11:42
20 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
Liberec0-1AZ
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU) – Stadium: U Nisy, Liberec (CZE)
03/04/2014 17:15:57
23 February 2014 - Dutch First Division
Ajax4-0AZ
Referee: not available – Amsterdam
02/26/2014 01:11:10
27 February 2014 - UEFA Europa League, Round of 32
AZ1-1Liberec
Aggregate: 2-1
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) – Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
03/04/2014 17:47:19
2 March 2014 - Dutch First Division
AZ4-0RKC
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
03/03/2014 22:17:47
8 March 2014 - Dutch First Division
AZ4-0Heracles
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
03/13/2014 16:27:31
AZ1-0Anji
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) – Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
03/17/2014 20:28:24
16 March 2014 - Dutch First Division
Twente2-1AZ
Referee: not available – Enschede
03/18/2014 20:09:39
Anji0-0AZ
Aggregate: 0-1
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO) – Stadium: Saturn, Ramenskoye (RUS)
03/24/2014 11:35:41
23 March 2014 - Dutch First Division
AZ2-1Zwolle
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
03/25/2014 20:28:21
27 March 2014 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Semi-finals
AZ0-1Ajax
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
03/27/2014 22:48:45
30 March 2014 - Dutch First Division
Cambuur0-0AZ
Referee: not available – Leeuwarden
03/31/2014 13:18:14
AZ0-1Benfica
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) – Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
04/04/2014 23:00:21
6 April 2014 - Dutch First Division
Roda2-2AZ
Referee: not available – Kerkrade
04/09/2014 09:59:44
Benfica2-0AZ
Aggregate: 3-0
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
04/11/2014 23:00:34
13 April 2014 - Dutch First Division
AZ1-1NEC
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
04/16/2014 09:19:29
27 April 2014 - Dutch First Division
Den HaagAZ
Referee: TBD – Den Haag
12/12/2013 09:47:44
AZFeyenoord
Referee: TBD – Alkmaar
07/06/2013 02:26:57

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:  10
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 45
    Kew Jaliens (  NED)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 18
    Kees Kist (  NED)
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