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Encyclopedia > AZ (football club)
AZ
Full name Alkmaar Zaanstreek NV
Short name AZ
Founded May 10, 1967
Ground DSB Stadion
Alkmaar
Capacity 17,023
Chairman Dirk Scheringa
Manager Louis van Gaal
League Eredivisie
2006-07 Eredivisie, 3rd
Home colours
Away colours

AZ, an initialism for Alkmaar Zaanstreek, is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. It was founded on May 10, 1967 as AZ '67, the result of a merger of Alkmaar '54 and FC Zaanstreek. In the Netherlands the club is known as AZ, but internationally Alkmaar is often added. AZ Alkmaar logo Image by http://www. ... The term Naamloze Vennootschap (usually abbreviated NV) is the Dutch terminology for a public limited liability company. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... DSB Stadion is a multi-use stadium in Alkmaar, Netherlands. ... Accijnstoren Cheese market Canal and bridge Weighing house Alkmaar (West Frisian: Alkmare) is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of Noord Holland. ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Aloysius Paulus Maria (Louis) van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager currently in charge of AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The 2006/2007 season of the Eredivisie began on August 18, 2006 and will end on May 13, 2007. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Accijnstoren Cheese market Canal and bridge Weighing house Alkmaar (West Frisian: Alkmare) is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of Noord Holland. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Image:Http://www. ...


Owing to the commitment of businessmen Cees and Klaas Molenaar, AZ '67 was successful in the late seventies and early eighties. In 1981 they became Dutch champions and UEFA Cup finalists. Things went downhill after the Molenaar brothers left the club. In 1988 AZ were relegated from the Eredivisie. The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ...


The involvement of businessman Dirk Scheringa in the mid-nineties marked the revival of the club. AZ returned to the Eredivisie in 1998. In 2004-05 they reappeared in the UEFA Cup tournament, advancing to the semi-finals. They also finished third in the Eredivisie that season, again qualifying for the UEFA Cup, after spending most of the season in the top two spots. A remarkable achievement, since AZ is financially not a big club and it does not have a similar fanbase like their Eredivisie rivals: AZ's home ground in the 2005-06 season, the Alkmaarderhout, had a spectator capacity of 8,390. Alkmaader Hout is a multi-use stadium in Alkmaar, Netherlands. ...


In the summer of 2006, the club moved to a new 17,000 capacity stadium, the DSB Stadion. Due to a larger than expected demand for tickets, the new ground will probably be expanded to 30,000 in 2008 by adding a second tier. DSB Stadion is a multi-use stadium in Alkmaar, Netherlands. ...


The club manager is Louis van Gaal, who succeeded Co Adriaanse after the 2004-05 season. In April 2007 Louis van Gaal signed an extension of his contract to 2010, which included clauses related to possible jobs as a national coach in future. Aloysius Paulus Maria (Louis) van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager currently in charge of AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie. ... Co Adriaanse in 2005 Jacobson (Co) Adriaanse (born on July 21, 1947 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a former football player from the Netherlands, and a former manager of Portuguese side FC Porto after leading AZ Alkmaar to the 2005 UEFA Cup semi-finals. ... Aloysius Paulus Maria (Louis) van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager currently in charge of AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie. ...

Contents

Current squad

[1] Players in bold have international caps.

No. Position Player
1 GK Joey Didulica
2 DF Kew Jaliens
3 DF Gijs Luirink
4 DF Barry Opdam
5 DF Sébastien Pocognoli
6 MF David Mendes da Silva
7 FW Julian Jenner
8 MF Stijn Schaars
9 FW Ari
10 MF Simon Cziommer
11 MF Maarten Martens
12 DF Milano Koenders
No. Position Player
14 DF Ryan Donk
15 MF Rogier Molhoek
16 GK Sergio Romero
17 MF Kemy Agustien
18 FW Moussa Dembélé
19 FW Danny Koevermans
20 MF Demy de Zeeuw
21 GK Boy Waterman
22 MF Haris Medunjanin
23 DF Grétar Steinsson
25 MF Ruud Vormer
29 FW Graziano Pellè

Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... A goalkeeper. ... Joseph Anthony Didulica [] (born October 14, 1977) is a Croatian Australian football (soccer) goalkeeper, better known as Joey Didulica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kew Jaliens (born September 15, 1978 in Rotterdam) is a professional Dutch footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gijs Luirink (born 12 September 1983 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a Dutch footballer who plays central defender for F.C. Groningen and the Netherlands U-21 team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Barry Opdam (born 27 February 1976 in Leiden) is a Dutch professional footballer, who began his career at FC Lisse. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sébastien Pocognoli (born August 1, 1987 in Seraing) is a Belgian football player of Italian origin [2] who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... David Mendes da Silva (born 4 August 1982 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for AZ Alkmaar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Julian Jenner (born 1984-02-28 in Delft) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Stijn Schaars (born January 11, 1984 in Gendt) is a Dutch footballer, currently playing for AZ Alkmaar of the Eredivisie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Ariclenes da Silva Ferreira, more commonly known as Ari is a Brazilian striker who plays for AZ in the Eredivisie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Simon Cziommer (born November 6, 1980 in Nordhorn Germany) is 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Maarten Martens (born 1984-07-02 in Eeklo) is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Milano Koenders (born 31 July 1986) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ryan Donk (born 1986-03-30 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Rogier Molhoek (born July 22, 1981 in Oud-Beijerland, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder for AZ Alkmaar after having played several years for RKC Waalwijk. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... A goalkeeper. ... Sergio Romero is an Argentine football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Kemy Agustien (born 20 August 1986 [1])is a Dutch football player currently playing for AZ. He was loaned to Roda JC in the 06-07 season. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Moussa Dembélé (born July 17, 1987) is a Belgian football striker currently playing for AZ Alkmaar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Danny Koevermans (born 1 November 1978 in Schiedam) is a centre forward for AZ Alkmaar, in the 2005-2006 season, he was second choice centre foward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Demy de Zeeuw (born May 26, 1983 in Apeldoorn) is a Dutch footballer, currently playing for AZ Alkmaar in Eredivisie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... A goalkeeper. ... Boy Waterman (born 1984-01-24 in Lelystad) is a Dutch football goalkeeper who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Haris Medunjanin (born March 8, 1985 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Bosnian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gretar-Steinsson. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Ruud Vormer (born 1988-05-11) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar, where he started his career. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Graziano Pellè (born 15 July 1985 in San Cesario di Lecce) is an Italian football (soccer) striker. ...

Out on loan

No. Position Player
–– MF Kees Luyckx (on loan to Excelsior)
–– FW Jeremain Lens (on loan to NEC)
-- DF Koen Stam (on loan to Excelsior)
-- GK Theo Zwarthoed (on loan to RKC Waalwijk)

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Kees Luyckx (born 1986-02-11 in Castricum) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar, where he started his career. ... SBV Excelsior is a professional football club from Rotterdam, in the Kralingen-Crooswijk district. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Jeremain Lens (born 1987-11-24) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar, where he started his career. ... Nijmegen Eendracht Combinatie, credited as N.E.C., NEC (or incorrectly NEC Nijmegen) is a Dutch football club founded in November 15, 1900. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... SBV Excelsior is a professional football club from Rotterdam, in the Kralingen-Crooswijk district. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... A goalkeeper. ... Theo Zwarthoed (born 1982-11-19 in Volendam) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Excelsior Rotterdam. ... RKC Waalwijk is a football club playing in the Dutch Eredivisie. ...

Achievements

  • Eredivisie
    • Winners (1): 1981
  • Eerste Divisie
    • Winners (2): 1996, 1998
  • KNVB Cup
    • Winners (3): 1978, 1981, 1982
    • Runners-up (1): 2007
  • UEFA Cup
    • Runners-up (1): 1981
    • Semifinalists (1): 2005
  • Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu
    • Runners-up (1): 1981

The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The Eerste Divisie is an division for clubs who are relegated from the Eredivisie,but the champion of the Eerste Divisie promotes to the Eredivisie,and the clubs who ended position 2-7 play Nacompetitie,and the number 1 of the group also promotes to the Eredivisie. ... The KNVB Cup is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) since 1899. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu is dedicated to the memory of long-time Real Madrid president Santiago Bernabéu. ...

Notable players

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Kees Kist (born August 7, 1952 in Steenwijk, Overijssel) a retired football striker from the Netherlands, who obtained 21 caps for his national team, in which he scored four goals, in the years 1975–1980. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Johannes (Jan) Wilhelmus Peters (born August 18, 1954 in Groesbeek, Gelderland) is a retired football midfielder from the Netherlands, who obtained 31 caps for the Dutch national team, scoring four goals, in the 1970s and early 1980s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Hans de Koning (born April 5, 1960 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland) is a former football goalkeeper from the Netherlands, who is the current head coach of TOP Oss in the Dutch second league, named Eerste Divisie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Eduard (Eddy) Willem Treijtel (born May 23, 1946 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland) is a retired football goalkeeper from the Netherlands, who won the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord Rotterdam in the 1973-1974 season. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Hugo Hovenkamp (born 5 October 1950 in Groningen) is a former Dutch football defender, who played for the Dutch club AZ Alkmaar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Bert (Lambertus) van Marwijk (19 May 1952, Deventer, Netherlands) is a Dutch former football (soccer) player, and nowayadys a coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Willem (Wim) van Hanegem (born February 20, 1944) is a Dutch football player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Aloysius Paulus Maria (Louis) van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager currently in charge of AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Phillip John William Cocu (born October 29, 1970 in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant) is a former Dutch football midfielder who ended his spell with PSV Eindhoven at the end of season 2006-2007. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Martin Haar (born May 2, 1952 in Zwolle, Overijssel) is a retired football defender from the Netherlands, who is the current assistant-coach of Louis van Gaal at AZ Alkmaar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Sigi Lens (born October 26, 1963) is a retired Dutch-Suriname footballer and currently is a football players agent. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Frederik Arnold (Fred) Patrick (born July 25, 1965 in Paramaribo - died June 7, 1989 in Paramaribo) was a Dutch-Suriname footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Jerrel Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (born 27 March 1972 in Paramaribo, Suriname), usually known as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink,[1] is a Dutch football striker who has recently been released from his playing contract at Charlton Athletic, following their relegation from the Premiership. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Michael Buskermolen Age: 34 Born: 2 March 1972 Nationality: Dutch Position: Centre Back/Defensive Midfield Height: 180cm Weight: 77kg He has spent his entire career at AZ Alkmaar, stepping up to the first team in the 1990/91 campaign. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Barry Opdam (born 27 February 1976 in Leiden) is a Dutch professional footballer, who began his career at FC Lisse. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Barry Van Galen is a Dutch footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Johannes (John) Jacobus Bosman (born February 1, 1965 in Bovenkerk) is a former football striker from The Netherlands, who played thirty matches for the Netherlands national football team in which he scored seventeen goals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Jan Kromkamp (born 17 August 1980 in Makkinga, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Henk Timmer (born 3 December 1971 in Hierden) is a Dutch football goalkeeper currently playing for Eredivisie club Feyenoord. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Ron Vlaar ( 16 February 1985, Hensbroek) is a Dutch football player currently playing for Feyenoord. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Tim de Cler (born 3 November 1978 in Leiden) is a Dutch football defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Denny Landzaat (born May 6, 1976 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Kew Jaliens (born September 15, 1978 in Rotterdam) is a professional Dutch footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Joris Mathijsen (born 5 April 1980 in Goirle) is a professional Dutch footballer. ...

Former managers

  • Theo Vonk
  • Henk Wullems
  • Georg Kessler

Co Adriaanse in 2005 Jacobson (Co) Adriaanse (born on July 21, 1947 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a former football player from the Netherlands, and a former manager of Portuguese side FC Porto after leading AZ Alkmaar to the 2005 UEFA Cup semi-finals. ... Willem (Wim) van Hanegem (born February 20, 1944) is a Dutch football player and coach. ... Hans de Koning (born April 5, 1960 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland) is a former football goalkeeper from the Netherlands, who is the current head coach of TOP Oss in the Dutch second league, named Eerste Divisie. ... Gerard van der Lem (born November 15, 1952 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a retired football (soccer) winger from the Netherlands, who made his professional debut for FC Amsterdam on August 12, 1973 against PSV Eindhoven. ... Pieter (Piet) Schrijvers (born December 15, 1946) a retired football goalkeeper from the Netherlands, who obtained 46 caps for his national team in the years 1971–1984. ... Henk van Stee (born December 17, 1961 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland) is a former football midfielder from the Netherlands, who played for Sparta Rotterdam and De Graafschap. ... Piet de Visser (1934 - ) is a Dutch football coach and scout. ...

See also

The Dutch Football League is organized by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond (KNVB, Royal Dutch Football Association). ...

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