|Full name :||Alkmaar Zaanstreek|
|Short name :||AZ|
| Stadium : || AFAS Stadion|
|Website :||Club home page|
AZ Alkmaar is a footballclub of the dutch Eredivisie and they play their matches in the AFAS Stadium. The team has won some championships in The Netherlands and it has won the dutch cup a fw times too but they have never been very big in Europe but they are very respected in The Netherlands. They always score loads of goals in the competition but their opponent always scores 1 more but this season they ended that long run off disappointing results.
Gertjan Verbeek is the current trainer of AZ and he lead the club to a succes in the season 2011-2012 they did much better than expected and they even were on top of the charts for a very long time.