Alkmaar Zaanstreek which is also known as AZ or AZ Alkmaar is a professional football club which is from Alkmaar and Zaanstreek. They are a dutch club which plays in the top league of dutch, Eredivisie. AZ has formed 54 years ago and for the past 20+ years, they are in the top flight.
AZ Alkmaar has some of the trophies in its name. They have won the Eredivisie twice in their history. One came in the 1980s whereas the second one came in the 2008/09 season. AZ has also won the KNVB Cup 4 times. The recent one was in the 2012/13 season. Another domestic cup which they have won is the Super Cup in the 2009/10 season. AZ has also featured in the Europa League. They were the runner ups in the 1980/81 season. This season they might get a chance in the Europa League as they have reached the final stage of the qualification. Find out more about AZ Alkmaar and also find the official broadcasters of Eredivisie.
Eredivisie has only 18 teams. Each team will play 34 matches. The team that wins the league automatically qualifies for the Champions League. The team which comes in second place qualifies for the Champions League qualification stage. The third-place team qualifies for the Europa Conference League Qualification stage. The team who comes from 4th position to 7th position qualify for Europa Conference League Playoff stage. At the bottom of the table, the team which ends up in the 18th position is relegated to the second division. Whereas the team above them has another chance to get back in Eredivisie as they go to the relegation playoff.
Here are the fixtures for the new season. The time is standard UK time.
18 August 2021
Europa League AZ Alkmaar vs Celtic (Away)
26 August 2021
Europa League AZ Alkmaar vs Celtic (Home)
29 August 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs SC Heerenveen (Away)
11 September 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs PSV Eindhoven (Home)
18 September 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs Heracles (Away)
23 September 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs FC Twente (Away)
26 September 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs Go Ahead Eagles (Home)
3 October 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs Cambuur (Away)
17 October 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs FC Utrecht (Home)
24 October 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs FC Groningen (Away)
30 October 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs PEC Zwolle (Home)
7 November 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs Feyenoord (Away)
20 November 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen (Home)
28 November 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs Vitesse (Away)
5 December 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs Sparta Rotterdam (Home)
12 December 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax (Away)
18 December 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs Willem II (Home)
21 December 2021
AZ Alkmaar vs FC Groningen (Home)
16 January 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs Fortuna Sittard (Away)
22 January 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs Cambuur (Home)
5 February 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs PSV Eindhoven (Away)
12 February 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs Go Ahead Eagles (Home)
19 February 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs Heracles (Home)
26 February 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs Feyenoord (Home)
5 March 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs NEC Nijmegen (Away)
12 March 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs FC Twente (Home)
19 March 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs Willem II (Away)
2 April 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs Vitesse (Home)
9 April 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs PEC Zwolle (Away)
23 April 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs SC Heerenveen (Home)
30 April 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs Sparta Rotterdam (Away)
7 May 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax (Home)
11 May 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs FC Utrecht (Away)
15 May 2022
AZ Alkmaar vs RKC Waalwijk (Home)
Please note that these fixtures can be changed due to league cup matches or any other circumstances.
The Dutch Eredivisie football on TV is live on Premier Sports for the 2021/22 season who show up to 3 live matches each week. Ajax is the current Dutch champion and is regularly broadcast as well as other major clubs PSV, Feyenoord, FC Twente, and Utrecht.
New Zealand doesn’t have any official streaming for the league. There are only a few games that would be telecasted. ZiggGO and Fox Sports would be the best option but they would only have the Dutch language in the game. To use these options, you need to use VPN.
ESPN’s online streaming platform ESPN+ holds the broadcasting right of Dutch Eredivisie live in the United States. The online streaming platform streams 3 matches per game week and a total of 102 fixtures throughout the entire season. Unfortunately, Canadian viewers won’t be able to watch any of these actions live as the service is not available in Canada.
ESPN+ is a subscription-only streaming service. It is pretty much cheaper though as the service costs 5.99 US Dollars per month. However, the annual subscription fee is cheaper as the customers will have to pay 49.99 US Dollars for 12 months of service
Another option is NGSN. They have the rights in the USA and offers a streaming subscription for a couple of leagues including the Eredivisie and the Portuguese and Russian leagues. You can also see other leagues on ESPN+ as it holds official rights of leagues other than Portuguese and Russian.
There is a platform where you can be up to date with the latest news of your favourite team, live scores, highlights, and much more. Reddit soccer streams is a free streaming website. Besides the live streaming, the website has the upcoming matches, live scores, highlights, and much more about other soccer teams and leagues globally. This website is one of the most popular destinations to access your favourite team’s matches.
There is one requirement for seamless streaming of the matches you want to see. Good internet is a must for the live stream. The website is used for free streaming. The streaming would likely be in HD and the only issue you can face is the lagging of the video due to slow internet speed.
Nowadays, people are keener to know the live scores, transfer updates, and much more about their favourite team on their phone as sometimes they are too busy in their own life to see the match live. The league has its application which is known as Eredivisie from Eredivisie Livescore. It is available only on IOS. There is no official application for the league. There might be applications for specific teams but not for the league. It provides live scores, results, rankings, statics from the previous season, and much more. All the fans who watch this league should have this application. It also tells more about your favourite team as well.
Here are some of the alternatives to the application.
Fotmob – This application has the live scores, fixtures, league table, match statistics, player statistics, and much more for any team you want, They have the leagues according to country. They have more than 250 football leagues in their database. You can also select your favourite players, leagues as well as teams. For example, if you select Ronaldo as your favourite, you will know whether he is in the lineup or as a substitute if he scores a goal if he grabs an assist. Also if he is given a card during the match you will get a notification on your device. It’s a user-friendly application for all football lovers. You will also get the latest news about your favourite teams.
Goal.com – Goal Live scored and Goal.com are the two applications for football. Both give you live scores, team news, and much more just like fotmob.Goal.com also provides team formation, top players, Head-to-head data of two teams, and much more to its users.
AZ ALkmaar has started their season with a loss against RKC Waalwijk. In the last season, they finished in the third position. The total points after 34 games were 71. AZ Alkmaar had won 21 games and lost just 5 in the whole season The goal difference was 34. They scored the second-most goals in the league which was 75. AZ will be aiming for a top finish this season also.
The key players for AZ ALkmaar would be Sam Beukema, Jordy Clasie, Fedrik , Jelle and Hakon. AZ has been busy in the transfer market. Their manager, Pascal Jansen will have the first full season with the club as he was appointed midseason in December 2020.
You can watch the highlights of AZ Alkmaar on their official youtube channel. The highlights are also available on their website as well as on youtube.
Another option would be the official League application. They have the highlights of all the teams in the competition.
Fox sports website is one of the websites where you can find scores, live streams, and much more. They also have the highlights of your favourite club.