|Full name||Fussball Club Luzern|
|Founded||12 August 1901|
|League||Swiss Super League|
|2011–12||Swiss Super League, 2nd|
FC Luzern was officially founded on 12 August 1901 in Lucerne. After two years, FCL joined the Swiss Football League and started its first championship season in the third division. During the following years, FC Luzern was playing in various leagues. After the introduction of a new league system in 1944 (consisting of Nationalliga A and Nationalliga B as the two top tiers) FCL was alloted into Nationalliga B. The club remained in the second division until it got promoted in 1953. In the following years, FCL mainly played in the Nationalliga A. In 2003, after several seasons with financial and sporting troubles, the club got relegated to the renamed Challenge League, the former Nationalliga B. In 2006, after three seasons in the second division, FC Luzern celebrated its return into the top division (Super League) of Swiss football. In 2012 the club finished second in the Super League, securing the best league position in 23 years.
FC Luzern's greatest success was winning the Swiss Championship in 1989. FCL have also won the Swiss Cup twice (1960 and 1992) and finished runners-up four times (1997, 2005, 2007, 2012).
Fans and rivalries 
Although the club has only won three important national trophies, FC Luzern is one of the traditional football clubs in the country with a strong local supporter base. In the 2011/12 season, FCL had the third highest average attendance in the Swiss Super League. For English supporters and interested people, the English speaking supporter group Just can't beat that provide an English blog and a Facebook page.
There is also a number of rivalries between the FCL and other teams, especially between their Ultras. The local derby is played with SC Kriens, whose stadium is located less than one kilometer from FCL's facilities at Allmend. Due to the reduction of the Swiss football League in the past years, the two clubs are now separated by two leagues. Because of this fact, the rivalry isn't as big anymore as during the periods in the 1990s or after the year 2003, when both clubs were playing in the same league. A majority of the fans also count their rivals from FC Basel, FC St. Gallen, FC Sion and Grasshopper Club Zürich as big rivals. Numerous incidents and fan fights occurred around games between FC Luzern and these teams in the last decade.
Between 1934 and 2009, FCL played their home games at the Stadion Allmend, which had a theoretical capacity of 25,000. For security reasons however, the Swiss Football Association did not allow more than 13,000 to attend. Until the a new stadium was completed, FC Luzern temporarily played their home games in the Gersag Stadion located in Emmenbrücke.
European appearances 
|Season||Competition||Round||Country||Club||1st leg||2nd leg||Aggregate score|
|1960–61||European Cup Winners' Cup||Quarter Final||ACF Fiorentina||0:3||2:6||2:9|
|1986–87||UEFA Cup||1||FC Spartak Moscow||0:0||0:1||0:1|
|1989–90||European Cup||1||PSV Eindhoven||0:3||0:2||0:5|
|1990–91||UEFA Cup||1||MTK Budapest||1:1||1:2||2:3|
|1990–91||UEFA Cup||2||VfB Admira Wacker Mödling||0:1||1:1||1:2|
|1992–93||European Cup Winners' Cup||1||PFC Levski Sofia||1:2||1:0||2:2|
|1992–93||European Cup Winners' Cup||2||Feyenoord||1:0||1:4||2:4|
|1997–98||European Cup Winners' Cup||1||Slavia Prague||2:4||0:2||2:6|
|2010–11||UEFA Europa League||Q3||FC Utrecht||0:1||1:3||1:4|
|2012–13||UEFA Europa League||Playoff||KRC Genk||2:1||0:2||2:3|
Recent seasons 
Swiss NLA, First Stage: 12th (of 12 Teams)
Swiss NLA/NLB, Second Stage, Relegation Pool: 7th of 8 Teams. Luzern theoretically would have been relegated. Due to financial problems three teams due to play in the NLA were not given the permission by the Swiss FA. Thus, Luzern miraculously was not relegated.
Swiss NLA, First Stage: 9th (of 12 Teams, bottom four teams join relegation round)
Swiss NLA/NLB, Second Stage, Relegation Pool: 3rd of 7 Teams. Top 2 stayed in Super League, Lucerne relegated to Challenge League.
Swiss Challenge League, 11th
Swiss Super League, 8th
Swiss Super League, 6th
Swiss Super League, 4th
Swiss Super League, 6th
Swiss Super League, 2nd
Current squad 
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Multiple nationalities 
Former notable players 
- See also Category:FC Luzern players.
Head coaches 
- See also Category:FC Luzern managers.
- FCL 17 June 2009 at 20:41 # I WAS THERE! FCL! (17 June 2009). "» Goodbye Stadion Allmend". Justcantbeatthat.com. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
- FC Luzern Online (German)