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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

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The home team is listed first.Last updated: 27/06/2016 18:07 CET
23 September 2015 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Second round
AZ6-1VVV
Referee: not available
10/01/2015 11:26:35
29 October 2015 29 Oct - Dutch KNVB Cup, Third round
Telstar0-1AZ
Referee: not available
10/29/2015 22:08:09
16 December 2015 16 Dec - Dutch KNVB Cup, Fourth round
Kozakken Boys 1-3AZ
Referee: not available
03/01/2016 17:03:14
2 February 2016 02 Feb - Dutch KNVB Cup, Quarter-finals
AZ1-0HHC
Referee: not available
03/01/2016 17:03:14
3 March 2016 03 Mar - Dutch KNVB Cup, Semi-finals
Feyenoord3-1AZ
Referee: not available
03/04/2016 09:26:23

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)