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AZ Alkmaar

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Established
1967 (52 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Marco Van Vasten

Stadium/Home
AFAS Stadion
(17,023 Capacity)

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Location
Alkmaar

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League
Dutch Eredivisie

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smudgie: 22/Jan/19
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Upcoming Events
27 Jan 19 SC Heerenveen   -  AZ Alkmaar
02 Feb 19 AZ Alkmaar   -  FC Emmen
08 Feb 19 NAC Breda   -  AZ Alkmaar
16 Feb 19 AZ Alkmaar   -  VVV-Venlo
24 Feb 19 Willem II   -  AZ Alkmaar

Latest Results
19 Jan 19 AZ Alkmaar  3 - 0  FC Utrecht
22 Dec 18 PSV Eindhoven  3 - 1  AZ Alkmaar
15 Dec 18 AZ Alkmaar  2 - 1  Excelsior
07 Dec 18 Fortuna Sittard  0 - 3  AZ Alkmaar
01 Dec 18 AZ Alkmaar  0 - 2  Willem II

Description

El Alkmaar Zaanstreek, más conocido por su abreviación, AZ, es un club de fútbol de los Países Bajos, de la ciudad de Alkmaar en la provincia de Holanda Septentrional. Fue fundado el 10 de mayo de 1967 luego de la fusión de los clubes Alkmaar '54 y FC Zaanstreek.

El club participa en la Eredivisie, torneo del que ha sido campeón en las temporadas 1980/81 y 2008/09. Además, ha ganado la Copa de los Países Bajos en tres ocasiones y fue finalista de la Copa UEFA en la temporada 1980-81.

Juega como local en el AFAS Stadion, propiedad del club, el cual fue inaugurado en el año 2006 y cuenta con capacidad para 17.000 espectadores.

Team Members

Esteban Alvarado


Djavan Anderson


Eli Babalj



Viktor Elm



Jeffrey Gouweleeu



Nebojsa Gudelj



Raymond Gyasi



Ridgeciano Haps



Thom Haye



Erik Heijblok



Guus Hupperts



Aron Johannsson



Mattias Johansson



Paul Kok



Derrick Luckassen



Adam Maher



Dirk Marcellis



Robert Muhren



Nick Olij



Celso Ortiz



Simon Poulsen



Sergio Rochet



Mikhael Rosheuvel



Dabney Souza



Marko Vejinovic



Piet Velthuizen



Hobie Verhulst



Ron Vlaar



Yves de Winter



Jan Wuytens


= Player contract years remaining

Stadium or Home

AFAS Stadion, formerly called DSB Stadion is a stadium in Alkmaar, Netherlands. It is used for football matches and is the home stadium of AZ. The stadium is able to hold 17,023 people and it officially opened on August 4, 2006 with a friendly against Arsenal. AZ lost the match 3–0, with Gilberto Silva scoring the stadium's first ever goal. The first Eredivisie game against NAC Breda was won 8–1 by the home team with the German midfielder Simon Cziommer scoring a hat-trick.

AFAS Stadion replaces the club's former ground, Alkmaarder Hout. The main stand is called Victorie Tribune, the stand with the fanatic supporters is called Van der Ben Tribune (Ben-Side), the stand behind the other goal is called Westzijde, and the stand opposite to the main stand is called Molenaar Tribune after the brothers Cees and Klaas Molenaar, founders of AZ. The official name is AFAS Stadion, but some supporters call it Victorie Stadion, a name that alludes to the turning point victory over Spanish troops besieging Alkmaar during the Eighty Years' War.
In order to further grow the club’s budget the AZ Board decided to extend the capacity of the new stadium to minimum 30,000 seats. The extension will be realised to construct a 2nd tier to three of the four stands. The main stand with all technical areas, VIP & sponsor and media facilities will remain in place. The club planned to start construction in the 3rd quarter of 2010 in order for the stadium to be commissioned in time for the 2011–2012 season. But as of 2015, none of the planned construction has taken place.

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