FC Luzern (French: FC Lucerne) 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. FC Luzern was officially founded on 12 August 1901 in Lucerne. After two years, FCL joined the Swiss Football Association 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.