Category: AZ Alkmaar

AZ Alkmaar signs young Quick Boys striker

This Wednesday, AZ Alkmaar announced the signing of Sem van Duijn. The 19-year-old striker left Quick Boys, an amateur club in the Netherlands. He signs with the Cheeseheads until the end of the 2026/27 season.

Sem van Duijn is very happy about his move to AZ Alkmaar: “AZ Alkmaar is a fantastic club, which is also very busy with my development. I’m a player who likes to keep growing. I’m at Jong Ajax, which is a great start.”

“I think Quick Boys is one of the best amateur clubs. I’m taking a step higher. The Dutch Cup was very important for me. I can show myself and develop further at AZ Alkmaar” said Sem van Duijn.

Without van Duijn he came through the Quick Boys youth ranks. The talented striker scored both goals against De Graafschap this year and with his goal in the round of 16 against AZ Alkmaar managed to take the contest to penalties.

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Zico Buurmeester renews with AZ Alkmaar and is loaned to PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle announced the signing of Zico Buurmeester for just one season. The 21-year-old will have his first professional experience away from the AFAS Stadion. To sign with the Blauwvingers, Zico Buurmeester needed to renew his contract until the end of the 2025/2026 season.

Valued at €550,000, Zico Buurmeester played 81 games and scored 12 goals for Jong AZ Alkmaar. In the first team of AZ Alkmaar, Zico Buurmeester played only nine games and scored one goal.

Born in Egmond aan den Hoef, province of North Holland, the village is part of the city of Bergen and is approximately seven kilometers from Alkmaar. The arrival of Zico Buurmeester at PEC Zwolle is to compensate for the departure of Thomas van den Belt.

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AZ Alkmaar renews Sem Dekkers’ contract

AZ Alkmaar have announced Sem Dekkers’ contract renewal. The young right-back’s new contract will run until the end of the 2025/26 season.

At just 19 years old, Sem Dekkers is seen as one of the promises of the Alkmaar club for the coming seasons. Last season he was present in the U21 squad of AZ Alkmaar.

In the Keuken Kampioen Divisie, for Jong AZ Alkmaar, he played 18 games and scored just one goal. He was part of the AZ Alkmaar squad that won the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League U20.

In December last year, Pascal Jansen added Sem Dekkers to the squad that traveled to Spain to train with the AZ Alkmaar first team.

“I had an excellent season with AZ Alkmaar. I played in all competitions and had the pleasure of winning the U20 Champions League. I managed to show good football and I’m sure that with this performance and focus, I’ll arrive as soon as possible in the professional team. I am very grateful for the confidence that AZ Alkmaar continues to place in my work,” said Sem Dekkers.

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AZ Alkmaar releases and Fedde de Jong is the new reinforcement of SC Cambuur

SC Cambuur announced the signing of Fedde de Jong. The youth trained in the AZ Alkmaar youth team signs with Levinho until the end of the 2025/26 season. The contract with the Cheeseheads ran until 2024/25.

Fedde de Jong wanted more game time, but AZ Alkmaar were unable to provide that for him and decided to trade the young midfielder to SC Cambuur’s Keuken Kampioen Divisie side next season.

Fedde de Jong joined AZ Alkmaar in 2016 when he left Uiteest. With the shirt of Jong AZ Alkmaar, he played 78 games in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie and scored eight goals. In the professional team, Fedde de Jong played only three games and scored one goal.

“We are very happy with this choice of Fedde de Jong. This shows that our club is also a team where we can provide space for young talent to develop and help us achieve our goals on the pitch. He is a great talent and we hope that with his help we can return to the Eredivisie as soon as possible” said SC Cambuur director of football Etiënne Reijnen.

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Ramon Leeuwin is the new assistant coach of AZ Alkmaar U18

AZ Alkmaar have announced a change in their youth coaching staff. Ramon Leeuwin becomes assistant coach to Michael van Zijtveld in the U18. He signed for one season with the club from Alkmaar.

At the age of 35, Ramon Leeuwin played for AZ Alkmaar for one season as a professional defender. He played only 18 games, but managed to be called up to the Surinamese national team.

“I had the opportunity to work in the AZ Alkmaar youth system during the last season and now I will have a more fixed role as assistant to Michael van Zijtveld. I was very happy with the opportunity, I am very grateful to AZ Alkmaar and Michael van Zijtveld who agreed to have me on his coaching staff. I already knew the club as a player and now I’m getting to know the club as a member of the coaching staff. This is fantastic” said Ramon Leeuwin.

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Lev Lenssen is yet another youngster to sign professionally with AZ Alkmaar

After announcing the signing of Wassim Bouziane’s first professional contract, AZ Alkmaar also signed Lev Lenssen’s first professional contract. The 18-year-old has signed with the Cheeseheads until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Born in Amsterdam, he started his career with the SDZ amateur team and in 2020 he was promoted through the youth ranks of AZ Alkmaar. Lev Lenssen started his journey in the U16 team. He was also champion this season with AZ Alkmaar U17 of the Dutch Cup and Eredivisie.

In the last call-up of the Dutch U17 team, he was among the squad. He was part of the starting lineup that played a friendly against Belgium U17.

“AZ Alkmaar suits me a lot. The style of play is very pleasing to me and there are excellent professionals working in the team. This helps us to achieve that we can evolve to the maximum. I am very happy to sign my first professional contract with AZ Alkmaar” said Lev Lenssen.

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Wassim Bouziane signs his first professional contract

Wassim Bouziane signed his first professional contract with AZ Alkmaar. The Cheeseheads signed Wassim Bouziane until the end of the 2025/26 season. Last season he won the U17 Dutch Cup and U17 Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar. Next season he will be a member of AZ Alkmaar U18 squad.

“Like everyone else, I used to play football in the square with my friends. My father used to accompany me. Then I spent a few years playing for the OFC in Oostzaan with my twin brother. Adaptation was difficult at first, but thank God I managed to pick up the pace and today I am fully adapted to the club” said Wassim Bouziane.

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