Profile: AZ football club

by on April 21, 2011
in Football Clubs

Logo of Dutch club Profile: AZ football club

Based in Alkmaar, Netherlands and founded in 1967, AZ Football club is a Dutch team that plays in the highest football league in the Netherlands.  The founders of the club were two brothers Cees and Klaas Molenaar  who played for a local club called KFC and were running a successful retail store business.

In their attempt to create a powerful club, they tried to merge KFC and ZFC but the idea failed and they merged KFC with Alkmaar 54’ and the club eventually found its roots in Alkmaar. The club started hiring big named players which led the club into large debts which were thankfully cleared by the Molenaar  brothers and invested heavily in the club. But after they left the club in 1988 AZ football club went through a very tough time and ended up being relegated from the top division.

They play their home games at the AZ Stadion which has a capacity just greater than 17000. One could confuse the kit colors with Arsenal FC since they wear a red &white kit for the home matches and almost an all white kit for their away matches which has a few stripes to add color. This dutch football club is very popular. 

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