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Ac Lugano
AC Lugano logo
Full name Football Club Lugano
Founded 1908 (FC Lugano)
2004 (AC Lugano)
2008 (FC Lugano)
Ground Stadio Cornaredo,
Lugano, Switzerland
(Capacity: 15,000)
Chairman Switzerland Luido Bernasconi
Manager Switzerland Mauro Notari
League Challenge League
2008-09 Challenge League, 2nd
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

FC Lugano is a Swiss football club based in Lugano. The club was founded as AC Lugano in 2004 as a result of relegation and financial situatioln of FC Lugano, which was founded in 1908. In 2008, the club reverted back to its original name, FC Lugano. They play at the Stadio Cornaredo.

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History

Football Club Lugano was born 28 July 1908 under the leadership of the then President Ernesto Corsini. The rise in the highest Swiss League came for the first time in 1922, and after several years of adjustment, the team conquered its first Swiss Cup in 1931. The decade following, FC Lugano was able to win 3 national titles (1938, 1941 and 1949).

During the first fifty years, Lugano played on the grounds at the Campo Marzio - which opened on 13 September 1908 - but successful results were pushing the city to build a new stadium, and so on 26 August 1951, was the inauguration of Cornaredo Stadium, which has a capacity of 15,000.

In 1968, the Lugano won the Swiss Cup and the victory allowed the participation in the Cup Winners' Cups, and two years after the team participated in the UEFA Cup. In 1993, Lugano won its third Cup against the Grasshoppers, participating after the Cup Winners' Cup, which took the second qualifying round. In the 1995-96 season, Lugano participated in the UEFA Cup eliminating Jeunesse in the first round and in the second, Inter Milan.

After the declaration of bankruptcy in 2003, on June 30 2004, Lugano fused with Malcantone Agno, and it was decided that Lugano would re-enter the Swiss Football scene in the Swiss Challenge league, as AC Lugano. Morotti Joseph, the president of Malcantone Agno, was entrusted with the leadership of the new association, which he was able to continue for several years in the way of the cadet championship.

In 2007, the company was bought by a group led by Giambattista Pastorello. Luid Bernasconi became the new president. On 04 June 2008 the general meeting of shareholders voted on changing the company - which returned to historical Football Club Lugano, in the year of its 100 year anniversary.

Honours

Notable former players and coaches

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Players

See also Cat:FC Lugano players.

Coaches

Current squad

As of 9 August, 2009

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Alex Cordaz
4 Switzerland DF Philippe Montandon (on loan from Chievo)
6 Italy DF Ludovico Moresi
7 Portugal MF Carlos da Silva
8 Brazil FW Silvio
9 France FW Steve Pinau
10 Switzerland MF Sehar Fejzulahi
11 Switzerland MF Michael Perrier
12 Argentina DF Miguel Portillo (on loan from Young Boys)
14 Switzerland FW Pascal Renfer
15 Switzerland MF Michele Maggetti
16 Switzerland DF Pascal Thrier
17 Switzerland MF Charles André Doudin
No. Position Player
20 Portugal GK Silvio Pinheiro
21 Switzerland MF Lucio Ciana
22 Switzerland MF Angelo Back
23 Italy MF Felipe Martins
25 Switzerland DF Samuele Preisig
26 Croatia MF Marko Basic
28 Switzerland DF Fulvio Sulmoni
29 Switzerland MF Mattia Bottani
30 Germany GK Gabriel Wüthrich
31 Turkey DF Mattiyas Demircan
32 Switzerland DF Michele Coppola

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