1908 yılında kurulan Lugano Futbol Kulübü, [] yılında maddi sorunları nedeniyle küme düşürüldükten sonra AC Lugano adıyla yeniden kuruldu. []'de adını yeniden Lugano Futbol Kulübü ''(Lugano FC)'' olarak değiştirdi. Kulüp, maçlarını [[Cornaredo Stadyumu]]'nda oynamaktadır.
Football Club Lugano was formed on 28 July 1908 under the leadership of the then President Ernesto Corsini. Promotion to the highest [[Swiss Super League]] came for the first time in 1922, and after several years of going up and down, the team won its first [[Swiss Cup]] in 1931. The following decade, FC Lugano was able to win 3 national titles (1938, 1941 and 1949).
During the first fifty years, Lugano played on the ground at the Campo Marzio – which opened on 13 September 1908 – but its success prompted the city to build a new stadium, and so on 26 August 1951, the [[Cornaredo Stadium]] was inaugurated, which has a capacity of 15,000.
In 1968, Lugano won the [[Swiss Cup]] and hence the team participated in the Cup Winners' Cups. Two years later the team took part in the [[UEFA Cup]].
In 1993, Lugano won its third Cup against the [[Grasshopper Club Zürich|Grasshoppers]], later participating in the Cup Winners' Cup, which took it to the second qualifying round. In the 1995–96 season, Lugano participated in the UEFA Cup eliminating [[Jeunesse Hautcharage]] in the first round and in the second, [[Inter Milan]].
After the declaration of [[bankruptcy]] in 2003, on 30 June 2004, Lugano merged 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 club.
In 2007, the company was bought by a group led by Giambattista Pastorello. Luid Bernasconi became the new president.
On 4 June 2008 the general meeting of shareholders voted on changing the name of the club – which returned to the historical name of Football Club Lugano, in its centenary year.
In 2015 FC Lugano was promoted into [[Swiss Super League]] anew.