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FC Lucerne
Full name Fussball Club Luzern
Nickname(s) FCL, Die Leuchten
Founded 1901
Ground Stadion Allmend,
(Capacity: 13,000)
Chairman Switzerland Walter Stierli
Manager Switzerland Rolf Fringer
League Swiss Super League
2007-08 Swiss Super League, 6th
Home colours
Away colours

FC Lucerne (German: FC Luzern) is a Swiss football club, founded in 1901. The club colors are blue and white, derived from the Canton of Lucerne and the City of Lucerne coats of arms.

Their home ground is Stadion Allmend, which has a theoretical capacity of 25,000. For security reasons however, the Swiss Football Association does not allow more than 13,000 to attend.



Their greatest success was winning the Swiss Championship in 1989. They have won the Swiss Cup twice (1960 and 1992) and finished runners-up three times. They played in the Cup Winners' Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Cup in 1997.

Lucerne was relegated from the Super League in 2002, and was promoted to the Super League again in 2006 after winning the Challenge League.

On the 30th of May in 2006 Lucerne played the Brazilian national football team in a world cup test match. They game was played in the St. Jakob-Park in Basel. The final score was 8:0 for Brazil. This match was part of the Brazilian team's two-week world cup training session in the Canton Lucerne.


Winners: 1989

Winners: 1960, 1992

Runners Up: 1997, 2005, 2007

European appearances

Season Competition Round Country Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate Score
1960/61 European Cup Winners' Cup Quarter Final Italy ACF Fiorentina 0:3 2:6 2:9
1986/87 UEFA Cup 1 Soviet Union FC Spartak Moscow 0:0 0:1 0:1
1989/90 European Cup 1 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0:3 0:2 0:5
1990/91 UEFA Cup 1 Hungary MTK Budapest 1:1 1:2 2:3
1990/91 UEFA Cup 2 Austria VfB Admira Wacker Mödling 0:1 1:1 1:2
1992/93 European Cup Winners' Cup 1 Bulgaria PFC Levski Sofia 1:2 1:0 2:2
1992/93 European Cup Winners' Cup 2 Netherlands Feyenoord 1:0 1:4 2:4
1997/98 European Cup Winners' Cup 1 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2:4 0:2 2:6

Recent Seasons

2008/2009 Swiss Super League, 9th (avoided relegation by beating FC Lugano 5 - 1 on aggregate in the barrage play offs. Swiss Cup Lost Semi Final in Penalty Shootout to FC Sion

2007/2008 Swiss Super League, 6th

2006/2007 Swiss Super League, 8th Swiss Cup Lost Final 1-0 to FC Basel

2005/2006 Swiss Challenge League, 1st Promoted to Swiss Super League

2004/2005 Swiss Challenge League, 5th Swiss Cup, Lost Final 3-1 to FC Zürich

2003/2004 Swiss Challenge League, 11th

2002/2003 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.

2001/2002 Swiss NLA, First Stage: 12th (of 12 Teams)

Swiss NLA/NLB, Second Stage, Relegation Pool: 7th of 8 Teams. Lucerne 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, Lucerne miraculously was not relegated.

Current squad

As of 9 July, 2009.

No. Position Player
1 Switzerland GK David Zibung
2 Ghana FW Joetex Asamoah Frimpong (from Young Boys)
3 Nigeria DF Adekunle Lukmon
4 Switzerland DF Roland Schwegler
5 Switzerland MF Michel Renggli
6 Switzerland MF Gerardo Seoane (captain)
7 Switzerland DF Claudio Lustenberger
8 Switzerland MF David Chiumiento
10 Switzerland MF Hakan Yakin
13 Switzerland DF Christophe Lambert
14 Portugal FW João Paiva
15 Mali DF Boubacar Diarra
No. Position Player
16 Romania FW Cristian Ianu
17 Serbia DF Dušan Veškovac
18 Switzerland GK Swen König
19 Montenegro DF Elsad Zverotić
21 Switzerland MF Nelson Ferreira
22 Serbia MF Burim Kukeli
24 Switzerland MF Alain Wiss
25 Switzerland FW Nico Siegrist
26 Serbia FW Dejan Sorgić
29 Switzerland GK Roman Kaufmann
33 Switzerland MF Lior Etter
34 Switzerland DF Sascha Imholz

Multiple nationalities

Former players

See also Cat:FC Lucerne players.

Former Head Coaches

See also Cat:FC Lucerne managers.

External links


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