Canadian Football League Grey Cup Champions 1909-Present

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Grey Cup Champions 1909-Present

1909University of TorontoToronto Parkdale Canoe ClubToronto
1910University of TorontoHamilton TigersHamilton
1911University of TorontoToronto ArgonautsToronto
1912Hamilton AlertsToronto ArgonautsHamilton
1913Hamilton TigersToronto Parkdale Canoe ClubHamilton
1914Toronto ArgonautsUniversity of TorontoToronto
1915Hamilton TigersToronto RAAToronto
1916no decision  
1917no decision  
1918no decision  
1919no decision  
1920University of TorontoToronto ArgonautsToronto
1921Toronto ArgonautsEdmonton EskimosToronto
1922Queen’s UniversityEdmonton EskimosKingston
1923Queen’s UniversityRegina Rugby ClubToronto
1924Queen’s UniversityToronto Balmy BeachToronto
1925Ottawa SenatorsWinnipeg Tammany TigersOttawa
1926Ottawa SenatorsUniversity of TorontoToronto
1927Toronto Balmy BeachHamilton TigersToronto
1928Hamilton TigersRegina RoughridersHamilton
1929Hamilton TigersRegina RoughridersHamilton
1930Toronto Balmy BeachRegina RoughridersToronto
1931Montréal AAARegina RoughridersMontréal
1932Hamilton TigersRegina RoughridersHamilton
1933Toronto ArgonautsSarnia ImperialsSarnia
1934Sarnia ImperialsRegina RoughridersToronto
1935Winnipegs Rugby Football ClubHamilton TigersHamilton
1936Sarnia ImperialsOttawa Rough RidersToronto
1937Toronto ArgonautsWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
1938Toronto ArgonautsWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
1939Winnipeg Blue BombersOttawa Rough RidersOttawa
1940Ottawa Rough RidersToronto Balmy BeachToronto & Ottawa
1941Winnipeg Blue BombersOttawa Rough RidersToronto
1942Toronto RCAF HurricanesWinnipeg RCAF BombersToronto
1943Hamilton Flying WildcatsWinnipeg RCAF BombersToronto
1944St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona NavyHamilton WildcatsHamilton
1945Toronto ArgonautsWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
1946Toronto ArgonautsWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
1947Toronto ArgonautsWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
1948Calgary StampedersOttawa Rough RidersToronto
1949Montréal AlouettesCalgary StampedersToronto
1950Toronto ArgonautsWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
1951Ottawa Rough RidersSaskatchewan RoughridersToronto
1952Toronto ArgonautsWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
1953Hamilton Tiger-CatsWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
1954Edmonton EskimosMontréal AlouettesToronto
1955Edmonton EskimosMontréal AlouettesVancouver
1956Edmonton EskimosMontréal AlouettesToronto
1957Hamilton Tiger-CatsWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
1958Winnipeg Blue BombersHamilton Tiger-CatsVancouver
1959Winnipeg Blue BombersHamilton Tiger-CatsToronto
1960Ottawa Rough RidersEdmonton EskimosVancouver
1961Winnipeg Blue BombersHamilton Tiger-CatsToronto
1962Winnipeg Blue BombersHamilton Tiger-CatsToronto
1963Hamilton Tiger-CatsBritish Columbia LionsVancouver
1964British Columbia LionsHamilton Tiger-CatsToronto
1965Hamilton Tiger-CatsWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
1966Saskatchewan RoughridersOttawa Rough RidersVancouver
1967Hamilton Tiger-CatsSaskatchewan RoughridersOttawa
1968Ottawa Rough RidersCalgary StampedersToronto
1969Ottawa Rough RidersSaskatchewan RoughridersMontréal
1970Montréal AlouettesCalgary StampedersToronto
1971Calgary StampedersToronto ArgonautsVancouver
1972Hamilton Tiger-CatsSaskatchewan RoughridersHamilton
1973Ottawa Rough RidersEdmonton EskimosToronto
1974Montréal AlouettesEdmonton EskimosVancouver
1975Edmonton EskimosMontréal AlouettesCalgary
1976Ottawa Rough RidersSaskatchewan RoughridersToronto
1977Montréal AlouettesEdmonton EskimosMontréal
1978Edmonton EskimosMontréal AlouettesToronto
1979Edmonton EskimosMontréal AlouettesMontréal
1980Edmonton EskimosHamilton Tiger-CatsToronto
1981Edmonton EskimosOttawa Rough RidersMontréal
1982Edmonton EskimosToronto ArgonautsToronto
1983Toronto ArgonautsBritish Columbia LionsVancouver
1984Winnipeg Blue BombersHamilton Tiger-CatsEdmonton
1985British Columbia LionsHamilton Tiger-CatsMontréal
1986Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdmonton EskimosVancouver
1987Edmonton EskimosToronto ArgonautsVancouver
1988Winnipeg Blue BombersBritish Columbia LionsOttawa
1989Saskatchewan RoughridersHamilton Tiger-CatsToronto
1990Winnipeg Blue BombersEdmonton EskimosVancouver
1991Toronto ArgonautsCalgary StampedersWinnipeg
1992Calgary StampedersWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
1993Edmonton EskimosWinnipeg Blue BombersCalgary
1994British Columbia LionsBaltimore Football ClubVancouver
1995Baltimore StallionsCalgary StampedersRegina
1996Toronto ArgonautsEdmonton EskimosHamilton
1997Toronto ArgonautsSaskatchewan RoughridersEdmonton
1998Calgary StampedersHamilton Tiger-CatsWinnipeg
1999Hamilton Tiger-CatsCalgary StampedersVancouver
2000British Columbia LionsMontréal AlouettesCalgary
2001Calgary StampedersWinnipeg Blue BombersMontréal
2002Montréal AlouettesEdmonton EskimosEdmonton
2003Edmonton EskimosMontréal AlouettesRegina
2004Toronto ArgonautsBritish Columbia LionsOttawa
2005Edmonton EskimosMontréal AlouettesVancouver
2006British Columbia LionsMontréal AlouettesWinnipeg
2007Saskatchewan RoughridersWinnipeg Blue BombersToronto
2008Calgary StampedersMontréal AlouettesMontréal
2009Montréal AlouettesSaskatchewan RoughridersCalgary
2010Montréal AlouettesSaskatchewan RoughridersEdmonton
2011British Columbia LionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
2012Toronto ArgonautsCalgary Stampeders
2013Saskatchewan RoughridersHamilton Tiger-Cats
2014Calgary StampedersHamilton Tiger-Cats
2015Edmonton EskimosOttawa REDBLACKS
2016Ottawa REDBLACKSCalgary Stampeders
2017Toronto ArgonautsCalgary Stampeders
2018Calgary StampedersOttawa REDBLACKS
2019Winnipeg Blue BombersHamilton Tiger-Cats
Grey Cup Champions 1909-Present [References: ]


Earl Grey donated what is now the Canadian Football League’s Championship Trophy in 1909, thus starting a tradition which lasts to this day. The Grey Cup was the first of the great North American Football Championships, starting the Modern Era, and was first won by the University of Toronto. It is now in the sole possession of the Canadian Football League, which broke away from the Canadian Rugby Union in 1956. Toronto Argonauts first won the Cup in 1914 and last won it in 2012. Winnipeg Blue Bombers first success came in 1939 and after a long drought won the last one currently played in 2019. Ottawa Rough Riders won the Cup in 1940 for the first time and are considered the same team as the Ottawa REDBLACKS by the Canadian Football League, with the REDBLACKS a new replacement franchise who won the Grey Cup last in 2016. Calgary Stampeders first and last victories came in 1948 and 2018, and Montréal Alouettes in 1949 and 2010. Newly merged Hamilton Tiger-Cats first and last Cups were in 1953 and 1999, while Edmonton Eskimos’ (now Edmonton Football Team) maiden trophy was in 1954 and last in 2015. British Columbia Lions from Vancouver last won the Grey Cup in 2011 and first won it in 1964, while Saskatchewan Roughriders took the title for the first time in 1966 and last time in 2013.



[Canada 1] Canadian Football League (2019) CFL Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 20 May 2019]


[2] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2011 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 March 2021]

[3] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2012 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 March 2021]

[4] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2013 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 March 2021]

[5] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2014 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 March 2021]

[6] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2015 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 March 2021]

[7] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2016 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 March 2021]

[8] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2017 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 March 2021]

[9] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2018 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 March 2021]

[10] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2019 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 March 2021]

References (Canadian Football Almanac 1875-2012 – David Stewart-Candy & Dave Clamen)


Ontario Rugby Football Union
Québec Rugby Football Union
Western Canada Rugby Football Union
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Alberta Rugby Football Union
British Columbia Rugby Football Union
Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Kingston Rugby Football League
Winnipeg Rugby Football League
Intermediate Champions
CFL Attendance Statistics – All Teams for 1982, 1983, 1986 and 1987
Calgary Stampeders Attendance Statistics 1979
Edmonton Eskimo Attendance Statistics 1966-1987
Montréal Alouettes Attendance Statistics 1977
CFL versus NFL Scores
kindly supplied by David Clamen
Thornhill, Ontario

Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1986 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1994 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1995 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1996 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1997 Edition
published by Canadian Football League
Fifth Floor
110 Elginton Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario
M4R 1A3
1986-1997 Canadian Football League

Canadian Football League

Canadian Football – The Grey Cup Years
written by Frank Cosentino
published by Musson Book Company Limited
Don Mills, Ontario
1969 Frank Cosentino

A Passing Game – A History of the CFL
written by Frank Cosentino
published by Bain & Cox
Winnipeg, Manitoba
1995 Frank Cosentino

100 Years of Canadian Football
written by Gordon Currie
published by Pagurian Press Limited
Toronto, Ontario
1968 Pagurian Press Limited

Rider Pride – The Story of Canada’s Best-Loved Football Team
written by Bob Calder and Garry Andrews
published by Western Producer Prairie Books
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Gael Force – A Century of Football At Queen’s
written by Merv Daub
published by McGill-Queen’s University Press
Montréal, Québec & Kingston, Ontario

1995 British Columbia Lions Media Guide
1996 British Columbia Lions Media Guide
published by Jim Dorash
1996 British Columbia Lions Football Club

Montréal Alouettes Guide Média / Media Guide ’86
published by Club de Football Les Alouettes de Montréal

Ottawa Rough Riders ’87 Media Guide / Guide Média
published by the Ottawa Rough Riders Football Club
 1987

Ottawa Rough Riders 1995 Fact Book
published by the Ottawa Rough Riders Football Club
1995 Ottawa Rough Riders

Toronto Argonauts ’89 Yearbook & Media Guide
published by the Toronto Argonauts Football Club
 1989

Sports Logo Guide – Third Edition
written by John M. Fulgano
published by The Sports Fanatic
San Ramon, California
1997 John M Fulgaro

The Vancouver Sun
October 24th 1998
published by Pacific Press
Vancouver, British Columbia

1997 & 1998 Attendance
kindly supplied courtesy of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club

Canadian Junior Football League

Ottawa Rough Riders Fan Page

Professional Football Researchers Association

University of Western Ontario Mustangs

Many thanks to Jim Stevenson (Statistician – Ontario Football Conference) for kindly providing OFC material for 1984 to 2000
Many thanks to Mitch Soivenski of Hampton, New Hampshire for submitting errata corrections


Thanks to David Stewart-Candy

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Data Compiled by Dave Stewart-Candy & Dave Clamen, (Canadian Football Almanac 1875-2012, unpublished, Vancouver 2012).

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