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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: 03/08/2015 11:42 CET
24 September 2014 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Second round
EVV0-1AZ
Referee: not available
09/24/2014 22:09:28
29 October 2014 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Third round
GVVV0-5AZ
Referee: not available
10/29/2014 22:26:07
17 December 2014 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Fourth round
AZ2-1NEC
Referee: not available
01/28/2015 14:34:36
27 January 2015 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Quarter-finals
Twente3-0AZ
Referee: not available
01/28/2015 14:34:36
AZ2-0İstanbul Başakşehir
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO) Stadium: AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
07/31/2015 09:58:03
İstanbul BaşakşehirAZ
Referee: Carlos Gómez (ESP) Stadium: Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu, Istanbul (TUR)
08/03/2015 10:45:33
9 August 2015 - Dutch First Division
AZAjax
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:09:52
15 August 2015 - Dutch First Division
ExcelsiorAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:07
23 August 2015 - Dutch First Division
AZWillem II
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:07
30 August 2015 - Dutch First Division
AZRoda
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:07
12 September 2015 - Dutch First Division
De GraafschapAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:22
20 September 2015 - Dutch First Division
GroningenAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:22
26 September 2015 - Dutch First Division
AZHeracles
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:22
4 October 2015 - Dutch First Division
AZTwente
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:22
17 October 2015 - Dutch First Division
CambuurAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:22
25 October 2015 - Dutch First Division
FeyenoordAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:22
1 November 2015 - Dutch First Division
AZNEC
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:37
8 November 2015 - Dutch First Division
VitesseAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:37
21 November 2015 - Dutch First Division
AZHeerenveen
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:37
29 November 2015 - Dutch First Division
PSVAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:37
4 December 2015 - Dutch First Division
AZDen Haag
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:52
13 December 2015 - Dutch First Division
ZwolleAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:52
19 December 2015 - Dutch First Division
AZUtrecht
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:52
16 January 2016 - Dutch First Division
RodaAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:24:52
24 January 2016 - Dutch First Division
AZFeyenoord
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:07
27 January 2016 - Dutch First Division
AZCambuur
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:07
30 January 2016 - Dutch First Division
NECAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:07
6 February 2016 - Dutch First Division
AZVitesse
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:07
13 February 2016 - Dutch First Division
HeraclesAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:22
20 February 2016 - Dutch First Division
AZGroningen
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:22
28 February 2016 - Dutch First Division
AjaxAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:12:37
5 March 2016 - Dutch First Division
AZExcelsior
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:22
12 March 2016 - Dutch First Division
Willem IIAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:23
20 March 2016 - Dutch First Division
TwenteAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:23
2 April 2016 - Dutch First Division
AZPSV
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:37
10 April 2016 - Dutch First Division
HeerenveenAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:37
16 April 2016 - Dutch First Division
AZZwolle
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:37
20 April 2016 - Dutch First Division
Den HaagAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:37
AZDe Graafschap
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:37
UtrechtAZ
Referee: TBD
07/27/2015 18:25:37

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)
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