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The Grey Cup.

The Grey Cup is both the name of the championship of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the name of the trophy awarded to the victorious team. The trophy is named after Albert Grey, the Governor General of Canada from 1904 until 1911. He donated the trophy to the Canadian Rugby Union in 1909 to recognize the top amateur rugby football team in Canada. By this time Canadian football had become markedly different from the rugby football from which it developed. Although it was originally intended to be awarded only to amateur teams (like the Stanley Cup), over time, the Grey Cup became the property of the Canadian Football League as it evolved into a professional football league. Amateur teams ceased competing for the Cup by 1954; since 1965, the top amateur teams, playing in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), have competed for the Vanier Cup.[1]

The Grey Cup game is Canada's largest annual sports and television event, regularly drawing a Canadian viewing audience of about 4 million.[2][3] Two awards are given for play in the game, Most Valuable Player and the Dick Suderman Trophy as most valuable Canadian player.[4]

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have made the most appearances (24), while the Toronto Argonauts have won the most championships (16). The game has never been held outside of Canada, but the American-based Baltimore Stallions appeared in it twice, winning once. Although the first Grey Cup game was in 1909, there were none from 1916 to 1919, so the 2012 Grey Cup was the 100th.[5] This was played on November 25, 2012, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Toronto Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders 35–22 to win their 16th championship.[6]

ResultsEdit

  • Numbers in parentheses indicate the cumulative number of times that a team has won the Grey Cup or that a city/venue has hosted the game.
Game Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Venue City Attendance
1st 01909-12-04 4, 1909 University of Toronto Varsity Blues 26–6 Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club Rosedale Field Toronto 3,807
2nd 01910-11-26 26, 1910 University of Toronto Varsity Blues (2) 16–7 Hamilton Tigers AAA Grounds Hamilton 12,000
3rd 01911-11-25 25, 1911 University of Toronto Varsity Blues (3) 14–7 Toronto Argonauts Varsity Stadium Toronto (2) 13,687
4th 01912-11-30 30, 1912 Hamilton Alerts 11–4 Toronto Argonauts AAA Grounds (2) Hamilton (2) 5,337
5th 01913-11-29 29, 1913 Hamilton Tigers 44–2 Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club AAA Grounds (3) Hamilton (3) 2,100
7th 01915-11-20 20, 1915 Hamilton Tigers (2) 13–7 Toronto Rowing Association Varsity Stadium (3) Toronto (4) 2,808
01916 1916 No game[A]
01917 1917 No game[A]
01918 1918 No game[A]
01919 1919 No game[B]
8th 01920-12-04 4, 1920 University of Toronto Varsity Blues (4) 16–3 Toronto Argonauts Varsity Stadium (4) Toronto (5) 10,088
9th 01921-12-03 3, 1921 Toronto Argonauts (2) 23–0 Edmonton Eskimos ('Elks' by 1922) Varsity Stadium (5) Toronto (6) 9,558
10th 01922-12-02 2, 1922 Queen's University 13–1 Edmonton Elks Richardson Stadium Kingston 4,700
11th 01923-12-01 1, 1923 Queen's University (2) 54–0 Regina Rugby Club Varsity Stadium (6) Toronto (7) 8,629
12th 01924-11-29 29, 1924 Queen's University (3) 11–2 Toronto Balmy Beach Varsity Stadium (7) Toronto (8) 5,978
13th 01925-12-05 5, 1925 Ottawa Senators 24–1 Winnipeg Tammany Tigers Lansdowne Park Ottawa 6,900
14th 01926-12-04 4, 1926 Ottawa Senators (2) 10–7 Toronto Varsity Blues Varsity Stadium (8) Toronto (9) 8,276
15th 01927-11-26 26, 1927 Toronto Balmy Beach 9–6 Hamilton Tigers Varsity Stadium (9) Toronto (10) 13,676
16th 01928-12-01 1, 1928 Hamilton Tigers (3) 30–0 Regina Roughriders AAA Grounds (4) Hamilton (4) 4,767
17th 01929-11-30 30, 1929 Hamilton Tigers (4) 14–3 Regina Roughriders AAA Grounds (5) Hamilton (5) 1,906
18th 01930-12-06 6, 1930 Toronto Balmy Beach (2) 11–6 Regina Roughriders Varsity Stadium (10) Toronto (11) 3,914
19th 01931-12-05 5, 1931 Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22–0 Regina Roughriders Molson Stadium Montreal 5,112
20th 01932-12-03 3, 1932 Hamilton Tigers (5) 25–6 Regina Roughriders AAA Grounds (6) Hamilton (6) 4,806
21st 01933-12-09 9, 1933 Toronto Argonauts (3) 4–3 Sarnia Imperials Athletic Park Sarnia 2,751
22nd 01934-11-24 24, 1934 Sarnia Imperials 20–12 Regina Roughriders Varsity Stadium (11) Toronto (12) 8,900
23rd 01935-12-07 7, 1935 Winnipeg 'Pegs 18–12 Hamilton Tigers AAA Grounds (7) Hamilton (7) 6,405
24th 01936-12-05 5, 1936 Sarnia Imperials (2) 26–20 Ottawa Rough Riders Varsity Stadium (12) Toronto (13) 5,883
25th 01937-12-11 11, 1937 Toronto Argonauts (4) 4–3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (13) Toronto (14) 11,522
26th 01938-12-10 10, 1938 Toronto Argonauts (5) 30–7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (14) Toronto (15) 18,778
27th 01939-12-09 9, 1939 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 8–7 Ottawa Rough Riders Lansdowne Park (2) Ottawa (2) 11,737
28th[C] 01940-11-30 30, 1940 Ottawa Rough Riders 8–2 Toronto Balmy Beach Varsity Stadium (15) Toronto (16) 4,998
01940-12-07 7, 1940 Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 12–5 Toronto Balmy Beach Lansdowne Park (3) Ottawa (3) 1,700
29th 01941-11-29 29, 1941 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 18–16 Ottawa Rough Riders Varsity Stadium (16) Toronto (17) 19,065
30th 01942-12-05 5, 1942 Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 8–5 Winnipeg RCAF Bombers Varsity Stadium (17) Toronto (18) 12,455
31st 01943-11-27 27, 1943 Hamilton Flying Wildcats 23–14 Winnipeg RCAF Bombers Varsity Stadium (18) Toronto (19) 16,423
32nd 01944-11-25 25, 1944 St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy 7–6 Hamilton Flying Wildcats Civic Stadium Hamilton (8) 3,871
33rd 01945-12-01 1, 1945 Toronto Argonauts (6) 35–0 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (19) Toronto (20) 18,660
34th 01946-11-30 30, 1946 Toronto Argonauts (7) 28–6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (20) Toronto (21) 18,960
35th 01947-11-29 29, 1947 Toronto Argonauts (8) 10–9 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (21) Toronto (22) 18,885
36th 01948-11-27 27, 1948 Calgary Stampeders 12–7 Ottawa Rough Riders Varsity Stadium (22) Toronto (23) 20,013
37th 01949-11-26 26, 1949 Montreal Alouettes 28–15 Calgary Stampeders Varsity Stadium (23) Toronto (24) 20,087
38th 01950-11-25 25, 1950 Toronto Argonauts (9) 13–0 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (24) Toronto (25) 27,101
39th 01951-11-24 24, 1951 Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 21–14 Saskatchewan Roughriders Varsity Stadium (25) Toronto (26) 27,341
40th 01952-11-29 29, 1952 Toronto Argonauts (10) 21–11 Edmonton Eskimos Varsity Stadium (26) Toronto (27) 27,391
41st 01953-11-28 28, 1953 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12–6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (27) Toronto (28) 27,313
42nd 01954-11-27 27, 1954 Edmonton Eskimos 26–25 Montreal Alouettes Varsity Stadium (28) Toronto (29) 27,328
43rd 01955-11-26 26, 1955 Edmonton Eskimos (2) 34–19 Montreal Alouettes Empire Stadium Vancouver 27,301
44th 01956-11-24 24, 1956 Edmonton Eskimos (3) 50–27 Montreal Alouettes Varsity Stadium (29) Toronto (30) 39,417
45th 01957-11-30 30, 1957 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 32–7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (30) Toronto (31) 27,425
46th 01958-11-29 29, 1958 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 35–28 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Empire Stadium (2) Vancouver (2) 27,391
47th 01959-11-28 28, 1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5) 21–7 Hamilton Tiger-Cats CNE Stadium Toronto (32) 34,426
48th 01960-11-26 26, 1960 Ottawa Rough Riders (5) 16–6 Edmonton Eskimos Empire Stadium (3) Vancouver (3) 33,133
49th 01961-12-02 2, 1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6) 21–14[D] Hamilton Tiger-Cats CNE Stadium (2) Toronto (33) 36,592
50th December 1–2,[E] 1962 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (7) 28–27 Hamilton Tiger-Cats CNE Stadium (3) Toronto (34) 32,655
51st 01963-11-30 30, 1963 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 21–10 BC Lions Empire Stadium (4) Vancouver (4) 36,465
52nd 01964-11-28 28, 1964 BC Lions 34–24 Hamilton Tiger-Cats CNE Stadium (4) Toronto (35) 32,655
53rd 01965-11-27 27, 1965 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 22–16 Winnipeg Blue Bombers CNE Stadium (5) Toronto (36) 32,655
54th 01966-11-26 26, 1966 Saskatchewan Roughriders 29–14 Ottawa Rough Riders Empire Stadium (5) Vancouver (5) 32,344
55th 01967-12-02 2, 1967 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5) 24–1 Saskatchewan Roughriders Lansdowne Park (4) Ottawa (4) 31,407
56th 01968-11-30 30, 1968 Ottawa Rough Riders (6) 24–21 Calgary Stampeders CNE Stadium (6) Toronto (37) 33,185
57th 01969-11-30 30, 1969 Ottawa Rough Riders (7) 29–11 Saskatchewan Roughriders Autostade Montreal (2) 33,172
58th 01970-11-28 28, 1970 Montreal Alouettes (2) 23–10 Calgary Stampeders CNE Stadium (7) Toronto (38) 32,669
59th 01971-11-28 28, 1971 Calgary Stampeders (2) 14–11 Toronto Argonauts Empire Stadium (6) Vancouver (6) 34,584
60th 01972-12-03 3, 1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6) 13–10 Saskatchewan Roughriders Ivor Wynne Stadium (2) Hamilton (9) 35,950
61st 01973-11-25 25, 1973 Ottawa Rough Riders (8) 22–18 Edmonton Eskimos CNE Stadium (8) Toronto (39) 36,475
62nd 01974-11-24 24, 1974 Montreal Alouettes (3) 20–7 Edmonton Eskimos Empire Stadium (7) Vancouver (7) 34,450
63rd 01975-11-23 23, 1975 Edmonton Eskimos (4) 9–8 Montreal Alouettes McMahon Stadium Calgary 32,454
64th 01976-11-28 28, 1976 Ottawa Rough Riders (9) 23–20 Saskatchewan Roughriders CNE Stadium (9) Toronto (40) 53,389
65th 01977-11-27 27, 1977 Montreal Alouettes (4) 41–6 Edmonton Eskimos Olympic Stadium Montreal (3) 68,205
66th 01978-11-26 26, 1978 Edmonton Eskimos (5) 20–13 Montreal Alouettes CNE Stadium (10) Toronto (41) 54,695
67th 01979-11-25 25, 1979 Edmonton Eskimos (6) 17–9 Montreal Alouettes Olympic Stadium (2) Montreal (4) 65,113
68th 01980-11-23 23, 1980 Edmonton Eskimos (7) 48–10 Hamilton Tiger-Cats CNE Stadium (11) Toronto (42) 54,661
69th 01981-11-22 22, 1981 Edmonton Eskimos (8) 26–23 Ottawa Rough Riders Olympic Stadium (3) Montreal (5) 52,478
70th 01982-11-28 28, 1982 Edmonton Eskimos (9) 32–16 Toronto Argonauts CNE Stadium (12) Toronto (43) 54,741
71st 01983-11-27 27, 1983 Toronto Argonauts (11) 18–17 BC Lions BC Place Vancouver (8) 59,345
72nd 01984-11-18 18, 1984 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8) 47–17 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton 60,081
73rd 01985-11-24 24, 1985 BC Lions (2) 37–24 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Olympic Stadium (4) Montreal (6) 56,723
74th 01986-11-30 30, 1986 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7) 39–15 Edmonton Eskimos BC Place (2) Vancouver (9) 59,579
75th 01987-11-29 29, 1987 Edmonton Eskimos (10) 38–36 Toronto Argonauts BC Place (3) Vancouver (10) 59,478
76th 01988-11-27 27, 1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9) 22–21 BC Lions Lansdowne Park (5) Ottawa (5) 50,604
77th 01989-11-26 26, 1989 Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 43–40 Hamilton Tiger-Cats SkyDome Toronto (44) 54,088
78th 01990-11-25 25, 1990 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (10) 50–11 Edmonton Eskimos BC Place (4) Vancouver (11) 46,968
79th 01991-11-24 24, 1991 Toronto Argonauts (12) 36–21 Calgary Stampeders Winnipeg Stadium Winnipeg 51,985
80th 01992-11-29 29, 1992 Calgary Stampeders (3) 24–10 Winnipeg Blue Bombers SkyDome (2) Toronto (45) 45,863
81st 01993-11-28 28, 1993 Edmonton Eskimos (11) 33–23 Winnipeg Blue Bombers McMahon Stadium (2) Calgary (2) 50,035
82nd 01994-11-27 27, 1994 BC Lions (3) 26–23 Baltimore Stallions BC Place (5) Vancouver (12) 55,097
83rd 01995-11-19 19, 1995 Baltimore Stallions 37–20 Calgary Stampeders Taylor Field Regina 52,564
84th 01996-11-24 24, 1996 Toronto Argonauts (13) 43–37 Edmonton Eskimos Ivor Wynne Stadium (3) Hamilton (10) 38,595
85th 01997-11-16 16, 1997 Toronto Argonauts (14) 47–23 Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium (2) Edmonton (2) 60,431
86th 01998-11-22 22, 1998 Calgary Stampeders (4) 26–24 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Winnipeg Stadium (2) Winnipeg (2) 34,157
87th 01999-11-28 28, 1999 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8) 32–21 Calgary Stampeders BC Place (6) Vancouver (13) 45,118
88th 02000-11-26 26, 2000 BC Lions (4) 28–26 Montreal Alouettes McMahon Stadium (3) Calgary (3) 43,822
89th 02001-11-25 25, 2001 Calgary Stampeders (5) 27–19 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Olympic Stadium (5) Montreal (7) 65,255
90th 02002-11-24 24, 2002 Montreal Alouettes (5) 25–16 Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium (3) Edmonton (3) 62,531
91st 02003-11-16 16, 2003 Edmonton Eskimos (12) 34–22 Montreal Alouettes Taylor Field (2) Regina (2) 50,909
92nd 02004-11-21 21, 2004 Toronto Argonauts (15) 27–19 BC Lions Frank Clair Stadium (6) Ottawa (6) 51,242
93rd 02005-11-27 27, 2005 Edmonton Eskimos (13) 38–35[F] Montreal Alouettes BC Place (7) Vancouver (14) 59,157
94th 02006-11-19 19, 2006 BC Lions (5) 25–14 Montreal Alouettes Canad Inns Stadium (3) Winnipeg (3) 44,786
95th 02007-11-25 25, 2007 Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 23–19 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Rogers Centre (3) Toronto (46) 52,230
96th 02008-11-23 23, 2008 Calgary Stampeders (6) 22–14 Montreal Alouettes Olympic Stadium (6) Montreal (8) 66,308
97th 02009-11-29 29, 2009 Montreal Alouettes (6) 28–27 Saskatchewan Roughriders McMahon Stadium (4) Calgary (4) 46,020
98th 02010-11-28 28, 2010 Montreal Alouettes (7) 21–18 Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium (4) Edmonton (4) 63,317
99th 02011-11-27 27, 2011 BC Lions (6) 34–23 Winnipeg Blue Bombers BC Place (8) Vancouver (15)[7] 54,313
100th 02012-11-25 25, 2012 Toronto Argonauts (16) 35–22 Calgary Stampeders Rogers Centre (4) Toronto (47)[8] 53,208
101st 02013-11-24 24, 2013 Mosaic Stadium (3) Regina (3)[9]
102nd 02014 2014 BC Place (9) Vancouver (16)[G][10]

^ A. Game was not held due to World War I.
^ B. Game was not held due to a rules dispute with the Canadian Rugby Union.
^ C. Played as a two-game series; Ottawa won by a total score of 20-7.
^ D. Game was decided in overtime.
^ E. Game was suspended with 9:29 remaining in the fourth quarter due to extremely dense fog, and completed the next day.
^ F. Game was decided in double overtime.
^ G. Originally awarded to Ottawa, but declined due to lawsuits and delays on the renovation of Frank Clair Stadium.

Win/Loss recordsEdit

Although the official website of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats counts them as the same team,[11] the Tiger-Cats, Hamilton Alerts, Hamilton Tigers and Hamilton Flying Wildcats are all listed separately because when they were active, the teams competed as separate franchises and in 1950, the Tigers and Flying Wildcats merged to create the Tiger-Cats.[12]

Active teamsEdit

Appearances Team Wins Losses Win %
24 Winnipeg 'Pegs / Blue Bombers 10 14 .417
22 Edmonton Eskimos 13 9 .591
22 Toronto Argonauts 16 6 .727
18 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 8 10 .444
18 Montreal Alouettes 7 11 .389
18 Regina / Saskatchewan Roughriders 3 15 .167
13 Calgary Stampeders 6 7 .462
10 BC Lions 6 4 .600

Defunct and amateur teamsEdit

Appearances Team Wins Losses Win %
15 Ottawa Rough Riders 9 6 .600
8 Hamilton Tigers 5 3 .625
6 University of Toronto Varsity Blues 4 2 .666
4 Toronto Balmy Beach 2 2 .500
3 Queen's University 3 0 1.000
3 Sarnia Imperials 2 1 .667
2 Baltimore Stallions 1 1 .500
2 Hamilton Flying Wildcats 1 1 .500
2 Edmonton Elks / Edmonton Eskimos 0 2 .000
2 Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 0 2 .000
2 Winnipeg RCAF Bombers 0 2 .000
1 Hamilton Alerts 1 0 1.000
1 Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 1 0 1.000
1 St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy 1 0 1.000
1 Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 1 0 1.000
1 Toronto Rowing Association 0 1 .000
1 Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 0 1 .000

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Grey Cup history". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/greycup/history.html. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  2. Houston, William (December 20, 2006). "Cup moves to TSN in new deal". The Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061220.wsptcfl20/TPStory/Sports/columnists. Retrieved 2007-06-07.
  3. William Houston (2006-11-20). "Minor rise in Grey Cup ratings good for CBC". The Globe and Mail. http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061120.wspttruth20/GSStory/GlobeSportsFootball/home. Retrieved 2006-12-03.
  4. "MVP and Top Canadians". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/greycup/mvp_top.html. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  5. "Grey Cup history". The Sports Network. http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/feature/?fid=3147&hubname=. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  6. "Argonauts beat Stampeders in 100th Grey Cup at home". TSN. 2012-11-25. http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=410276. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  7. "CFL announces Vancouver will host 2011 Grey Cup". The Sports Network. 2009-02-27. http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=268827. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
  8. http://www.cfl.ca/article/100th-grey-cup-coming-to-toronto-in-2012 100th Grey Cup coming to Toronto in 2012
  9. Roughriders to host the 2013 Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium
  10. Back to BC: 102nd Grey Cup awarded to Vancouver
  11. "History - Grey Cup". Hamilton Tiger-Cats. http://www.ticats.ca/index.php?module=page&id=4038. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
  12. "Tiger-Cats History". Hamilton Tiger-Cats. http://www.ticats.ca/index.php?module=page&id=4014. Retrieved 2008-01-15.

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