List of Grey Cup champions

The Grey Cup is the championship of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and 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 U Sports, have competed for the Vanier Cup.[1]

The Grey Cup

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] As a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Andrew Harris is the only player to win both the Dick Suderman Trophy and the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player the same year, which he did in 2019.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have made the most appearances (25), while the Toronto Argonauts have won the most championships (17) and have the best record in the Grey Cup composite standings (17-6). Despite the CFL's short-lived U.S. expansion in the mid-1990s, the Grey Cup was never played outside of Canada. The Baltimore Stallions were the only American team to appear in the Grey Cup (twice, losing in 1994 and winning the following year). Although the first Grey Cup game was in 1909, none were played from 1916 to 1919, so the 2012 Grey Cup was the 100th.[5] The 107th Grey Cup was played on November 24, 2019 at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33–12.

Results

  • 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 December 4, 1909 University of Toronto Varsity Blues 26–6 Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club Rosedale Field Toronto 3,807
2nd November 26, 1910 University of Toronto Varsity Blues (2) 16–7 Hamilton Tigers AAA Grounds Hamilton 12,000
3rd November 25, 1911 University of Toronto Varsity Blues (3) 14–7 Toronto Argonauts Varsity Stadium Toronto (2) 13,687
4th November 30, 1912 Hamilton Alerts 11–4 Toronto Argonauts AAA Grounds (2) Hamilton (2) 5,337
5th November 29, 1913 Hamilton Tigers 44–2 Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club AAA Grounds (3) Hamilton (3) 2,100
6th December 5, 1914 Toronto Argonauts 14–2 University of Toronto Varsity Blues Varsity Stadium (2) Toronto (3) 10,500
7th November 20, 1915 Hamilton Tigers (2) 13–7 Toronto Rowing Association Varsity Stadium (3) Toronto (4) 2,808
1916 Not held due to World War I and the Spanish flu pandemic
1917
1918
1919 Canceled due to a rules dispute with the Canadian Rugby Union
8th December 4, 1920 University of Toronto Varsity Blues (4) 16–3 Toronto Argonauts Varsity Stadium (4) Toronto (5) 10,088
9th December 3, 1921 Toronto Argonauts (2) 23–0 Edmonton Eskimos Varsity Stadium (5) Toronto (6) 9,558
10th December 2, 1922 Queen's University 13–1 Edmonton Elks Richardson Stadium Kingston 4,700
11th December 1, 1923 Queen's University (2) 54–0 Regina Rugby Club Varsity Stadium (6) Toronto (7) 8,629
12th November 29, 1924 Queen's University (3) 11–2 Toronto Balmy Beach Varsity Stadium (7) Toronto (8) 5,978
13th December 5, 1925 Ottawa Senators 24–1 Winnipeg Tammany Tigers Lansdowne Park Ottawa 6,900
14th December 4, 1926 Ottawa Senators (2) 10–7 Toronto Varsity Blues Varsity Stadium (8) Toronto (9) 8,276
15th November 26, 1927 Toronto Balmy Beach 9–6 Hamilton Tigers Varsity Stadium (9) Toronto (10) 13,676
16th December 1, 1928 Hamilton Tigers (3) 30–0 Regina Roughriders AAA Grounds (4) Hamilton (4) 4,767
17th November 30, 1929 Hamilton Tigers (4) 14–3 Regina Roughriders AAA Grounds (5) Hamilton (5) 1,906
18th December 6, 1930 Toronto Balmy Beach (2) 11–6 Regina Roughriders Varsity Stadium (10) Toronto (11) 3,914
19th December 5, 1931 Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22–0 Regina Roughriders Molson Stadium Montreal 5,112
20th December 3, 1932 Hamilton Tigers (5) 25–6 Regina Roughriders AAA Grounds (6) Hamilton (6) 4,806
21st December 9, 1933 Toronto Argonauts (3) 4–3 Sarnia Imperials Athletic Park Sarnia 2,751
22nd November 24, 1934 Sarnia Imperials 20–12 Regina Roughriders Varsity Stadium (11) Toronto (12) 8,900
23rd December 7, 1935 Winnipeg 'Pegs 18–12 Hamilton Tigers AAA Grounds (7) Hamilton (7) 6,405
24th December 5, 1936 Sarnia Imperials (2) 26–20 Ottawa Rough Riders Varsity Stadium (12) Toronto (13) 5,883
25th December 11, 1937 Toronto Argonauts (4) 4–3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (13) Toronto (14) 11,522
26th December 10, 1938 Toronto Argonauts (5) 30–7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (14) Toronto (15) 18,778
27th December 9, 1939 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 8–7 Ottawa Rough Riders Lansdowne Park (2) Ottawa (2) 11,737
28th[upper-alpha 1] November 30, 1940 Ottawa Rough Riders (3) 8–2 Toronto Balmy Beach Varsity Stadium (15) Toronto (16) 4,998
December 7, 1940 Ottawa Rough Riders 12–5 Toronto Balmy Beach Lansdowne Park (3) Ottawa (3) 1,700
29th November 29, 1941 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3) 18–16 Ottawa Rough Riders Varsity Stadium (16) Toronto (17) 19,065
30th December 5, 1942 Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 8–5 Winnipeg RCAF Bombers Varsity Stadium (17) Toronto (18) 12,455
31st November 27, 1943 Hamilton Flying Wildcats 23–14 Winnipeg RCAF Bombers Varsity Stadium (18) Toronto (19) 16,423
32nd November 25, 1944 St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy 7–6 Hamilton Flying Wildcats Civic Stadium Hamilton (8) 3,871
33rd December 1, 1945 Toronto Argonauts (6) 35–0 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (19) Toronto (20) 18,660
34th November 30, 1946 Toronto Argonauts (7) 28–6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (20) Toronto (21) 18,960
35th November 29, 1947 Toronto Argonauts (8) 10–9 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (21) Toronto (22) 18,885
36th November 27, 1948 Calgary Stampeders 12–7 Ottawa Rough Riders Varsity Stadium (22) Toronto (23) 20,013
37th November 26, 1949 Montreal Alouettes 28–15 Calgary Stampeders Varsity Stadium (23) Toronto (24) 20,087
38th November 25, 1950 Toronto Argonauts (9) 13–0 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (24) Toronto (25) 27,101
39th November 24, 1951 Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 21–14 Saskatchewan Roughriders Varsity Stadium (25) Toronto (26) 27,341
40th November 29, 1952 Toronto Argonauts (10) 21–11 Edmonton Eskimos Varsity Stadium (26) Toronto (27) 27,391
41st November 28, 1953 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12–6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (27) Toronto (28) 27,313
42nd November 27, 1954 Edmonton Eskimos 26–25 Montreal Alouettes Varsity Stadium (28) Toronto (29) 27,328
43rd November 26, 1955 Edmonton Eskimos (2) 34–19 Montreal Alouettes Empire Stadium Vancouver 27,301
44th November 24, 1956 Edmonton Eskimos (3) 50–27 Montreal Alouettes Varsity Stadium (29) Toronto (30) 39,417
45th November 30, 1957 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 32–7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium (30) Toronto (31) 27,425
46th November 29, 1958 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 35–28 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Empire Stadium (2) Vancouver (2) 27,391
47th November 28, 1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5) 21–7 Hamilton Tiger-Cats CNE Stadium Toronto (32) 34,426
48th November 26, 1960 Ottawa Rough Riders (5) 16–6 Edmonton Eskimos Empire Stadium (3) Vancouver (3) 33,133
49th December 2, 1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6) 21–14[upper-alpha 2] Hamilton Tiger-Cats CNE Stadium (2) Toronto (33) 36,592
50th December 1–2,[upper-alpha 3] 1962 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (7) 28–27 Hamilton Tiger-Cats CNE Stadium (3) Toronto (34) 32,655
51st November 30, 1963 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3) 21–10 BC Lions Empire Stadium (4) Vancouver (4) 36,465
52nd November 28, 1964 BC Lions 34–24 Hamilton Tiger-Cats CNE Stadium (4) Toronto (35) 32,655
53rd November 27, 1965 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4) 22–16 Winnipeg Blue Bombers CNE Stadium (5) Toronto (36) 32,655
54th November 26, 1966 Saskatchewan Roughriders 29–14 Ottawa Rough Riders Empire Stadium (5) Vancouver (5) 32,344
55th December 2, 1967 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5) 24–1 Saskatchewan Roughriders Lansdowne Park (4) Ottawa (4) 31,407
56th November 30, 1968 Ottawa Rough Riders (6) 24–21 Calgary Stampeders CNE Stadium (6) Toronto (37) 33,185
57th November 30, 1969 Ottawa Rough Riders (7) 29–11 Saskatchewan Roughriders Autostade Montreal (2) 33,172
58th November 28, 1970 Montreal Alouettes (2) 23–10 Calgary Stampeders CNE Stadium (7) Toronto (38) 32,669
59th November 28, 1971 Calgary Stampeders (2) 14–11 Toronto Argonauts Empire Stadium (6) Vancouver (6) 34,584
60th December 3, 1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6) 13–10 Saskatchewan Roughriders Ivor Wynne Stadium (2) Hamilton (9) 35,950
61st November 25, 1973 Ottawa Rough Riders (8) 22–18 Edmonton Eskimos CNE Stadium (8) Toronto (39) 36,475
62nd November 24, 1974 Montreal Alouettes (3) 20–7 Edmonton Eskimos Empire Stadium (7) Vancouver (7) 34,450
63rd November 23, 1975 Edmonton Eskimos (4) 9–8 Montreal Alouettes McMahon Stadium Calgary 32,454
64th November 28, 1976 Ottawa Rough Riders (9) 23–20 Saskatchewan Roughriders CNE Stadium (9) Toronto (40) 53,389
65th November 27, 1977 Montreal Alouettes (4) 41–6 Edmonton Eskimos Olympic Stadium Montreal (3) 68,205
66th November 26, 1978 Edmonton Eskimos (5) 20–13 Montreal Alouettes CNE Stadium (10) Toronto (41) 54,695
67th November 25, 1979 Edmonton Eskimos (6) 17–9 Montreal Alouettes Olympic Stadium (2) Montreal (4) 65,113
68th November 23, 1980 Edmonton Eskimos (7) 48–10 Hamilton Tiger-Cats CNE Stadium (11) Toronto (42) 54,661
69th November 22, 1981 Edmonton Eskimos (8) 26–23 Ottawa Rough Riders Olympic Stadium (3) Montreal (5) 52,478
70th November 28, 1982 Edmonton Eskimos (9) 32–16 Toronto Argonauts CNE Stadium (12) Toronto (43) 54,741
71st November 27, 1983 Toronto Argonauts (11) 18–17 BC Lions BC Place Vancouver (8) 59,345
72nd November 18, 1984 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8) 47–17 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton 60,081
73rd November 24, 1985 BC Lions (2) 37–24 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Olympic Stadium (4) Montreal (6) 56,723
74th November 30, 1986 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7) 39–15 Edmonton Eskimos BC Place (2) Vancouver (9) 59,579
75th November 29, 1987 Edmonton Eskimos (10) 38–36 Toronto Argonauts BC Place (3) Vancouver (10) 59,478
76th November 27, 1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9) 22–21 BC Lions Lansdowne Park (5) Ottawa (5) 50,604
77th November 26, 1989 Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 43–40 Hamilton Tiger-Cats SkyDome Toronto (44) 54,088
78th November 25, 1990 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (10) 50–11 Edmonton Eskimos BC Place (4) Vancouver (11) 46,968
79th November 24, 1991 Toronto Argonauts (12) 36–21 Calgary Stampeders Winnipeg Stadium Winnipeg 51,985
80th November 29, 1992 Calgary Stampeders (3) 24–10 Winnipeg Blue Bombers SkyDome (2) Toronto (45) 45,863
81st November 28, 1993 Edmonton Eskimos (11) 33–23 Winnipeg Blue Bombers McMahon Stadium (2) Calgary (2) 50,035
82nd November 27, 1994 BC Lions (3) 26–23 Baltimore Club BC Place (5) Vancouver (12) 55,097
83rd November 19, 1995 Baltimore Stallions 37–20 Calgary Stampeders Taylor Field Regina 52,564
84th November 24, 1996 Toronto Argonauts (13) 43–37 Edmonton Eskimos Ivor Wynne Stadium (3) Hamilton (10) 38,595
85th November 16, 1997 Toronto Argonauts (14) 47–23 Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium (2) Edmonton (2)[upper-alpha 4][6] 60,431
86th November 22, 1998 Calgary Stampeders (4) 26–24 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Winnipeg Stadium (2) Winnipeg (2) 34,157
87th November 28, 1999 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8) 32–21 Calgary Stampeders BC Place (6) Vancouver (13) 45,118
88th November 26, 2000 BC Lions (4) 28–26 Montreal Alouettes McMahon Stadium (3) Calgary (3) 43,822
89th November 25, 2001 Calgary Stampeders (5) 27–19 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Olympic Stadium (5) Montreal (7) 65,255
90th November 24, 2002 Montreal Alouettes (5) 25–16 Edmonton Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium (3) Edmonton (3) 62,531
91st November 16, 2003 Edmonton Eskimos (12) 34–22 Montreal Alouettes Taylor Field (2) Regina (2) 50,909
92nd November 21, 2004 Toronto Argonauts (15) 27–19 BC Lions Frank Clair Stadium (6) Ottawa (6) 51,242
93rd November 27, 2005 Edmonton Eskimos (13) 38–35[upper-alpha 5] Montreal Alouettes BC Place (7) Vancouver (14) 59,157
94th November 19, 2006 BC Lions (5) 25–14 Montreal Alouettes Canad Inns Stadium (3) Winnipeg (3) 44,786
95th November 25, 2007 Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 23–19 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Rogers Centre (3) Toronto (46) 52,230
96th November 23, 2008 Calgary Stampeders (6) 22–14 Montreal Alouettes Olympic Stadium (6) Montreal (8) 66,308
97th November 29, 2009 Montreal Alouettes (6) 28–27 Saskatchewan Roughriders McMahon Stadium (4) Calgary (4) 46,020
98th November 28, 2010 Montreal Alouettes (7) 21–18 Saskatchewan Roughriders Commonwealth Stadium (4) Edmonton (4) 63,317
99th November 27, 2011 BC Lions (6) 34–23 Winnipeg Blue Bombers BC Place (8) Vancouver (15)[7] 54,313
100th November 25, 2012 Toronto Argonauts (16) 35–22 Calgary Stampeders Rogers Centre (4) Toronto (47)[8] 53,208
101st November 24, 2013 Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 45–23 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Taylor Field (3) Regina (3)[9] 44,710
102nd November 30, 2014 Calgary Stampeders (7) 20–16 Hamilton Tiger-Cats BC Place (9) Vancouver (16)[upper-alpha 6][10] 52,056
103rd November 29, 2015 Edmonton Eskimos (14) 26–20 Ottawa Redblacks Investors Group Field Winnipeg (4)[11] 36,634
104th November 27, 2016 Ottawa Redblacks (1) 39–33[upper-alpha 2] Calgary Stampeders BMO Field Toronto (48)[12] 33,421
105th November 26, 2017 Toronto Argonauts (17) 27–24 Calgary Stampeders TD Place Stadium (7) Ottawa (7)[13] 36,154
106th November 25, 2018 Calgary Stampeders (8) 27–16 Ottawa Redblacks Commonwealth Stadium (5) Edmonton (5)[14] 55,819
107th November 24, 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (11) 33–12 Hamilton Tiger-Cats McMahon Stadium (5) Calgary (5)[15] 35,439
2020 Canceled due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
108th December 12, 2021 Tim Hortons Field Hamilton (11)[16][17]
109th 2022 Mosaic Stadium Regina (4)[18]
  1. Played as a two-game series; Ottawa won by a total score of 20–7
  2. Game was decided in overtime
  3. Game was suspended with 9:29 remaining in the fourth quarter due to extremely dense fog, and completed the next day
  4. The game was originally awarded to Baltimore, Maryland, but the CFL's exit from the United States, which took place as a result of the 1996 relocation of the Baltimore Stallions to Montreal in the wake of the relocation of the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, resulted in the game being moved to Edmonton during the 1996 season.
  5. Game was decided in double overtime
  6. Originally awarded to Ottawa, but declined due to lawsuits and delays on the renovation of Frank Clair Stadium

Win/Loss records

Although the official website of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats considers them as the same team,[19] the Tiger-Cats, Hamilton Alerts, Hamilton Tigers and Hamilton Flying Wildcats are all listed separately because, when the latter three were active, the teams competed as separate franchises. The Tigers and Flying Wildcats merged in 1950 to create the Tiger-Cats.[20]

Active teams

Appearances Team Wins Losses Win % Last Win
25 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 11 14 .440 2019
23 Toronto Argonauts 17 6 .739 2017
23 Edmonton Elks 14 9 .591 2015
21 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 8 13 .381 1999
19 Saskatchewan Roughriders 4 15 .211 2013
18 Montreal Alouettes 7 11 .389 2010
17 Calgary Stampeders 8 9 .470 2018
10 BC Lions 6 4 .600 2011
3 Ottawa Redblacks 1 2 .333 2016

Defunct and amateur teams

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 Eskimos & Elks 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 also

  • Canadian Dominion Football Championship
  • Grey Cup Most Valuable Player
  • Dick Suderman Trophy (Most Valuable Canadian)
  • List of Canadian Football League seasons
  • List of Grey Cup-winning head coaches

References

General
  • "Grey Cup Recaps". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
  • "Grey Cup history". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  • "Canadian Football League -- Grey Cup Champions". Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  • "Grey Cup Almanac – Past Winners". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  • Ichniowski, Scott. "CFL Grey Cup History". Archived from the original on 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
Specific
  1. "Grey Cup history". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  2. Houston, William (December 20, 2006). "Grey Cup moves to TSN in new deal". The Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-07.
  3. William Houston (2006-11-20). "Minor rise in Grey Cup ratings good for CBC". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2006-12-03.
  4. "MVP and Top Canadians". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  5. "Grey Cup history". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  6. John Steadman (1997-11-09). "It's time to tee up Grey Cup week minus expected host Baltimore – tribunedigital-baltimoresun". Articles.baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  7. "CFL announces Vancouver will host 2011 Grey Cup". The Sports Network. 2009-02-27. Archived from the original on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
  8. 100th Grey Cup coming to Toronto in 2012 Archived 2012-06-15 at the Wayback Machine
  9. "Roughriders to host the 2013 Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium". Archived from the original on 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  10. Back to BC: 102nd Grey Cup awarded to Vancouver Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  11. 103rd Grey Cup awarded to city of Winnipeg Archived 2014-12-23 at the Wayback Machine
  12. "104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw awarded to Toronto | CFL.ca | Official Site of the Canadian Football League". CFL.ca. Archived from the original on 2015-11-04. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  13. "Ottawa to host 105th Grey Cup in 2017". Canadian Football League. July 31, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  14. Scott, Morley; Mertz, Emily (June 5, 2017). "Edmonton officially named 2018 Grey Cup host city". CHED. Edmonton: Global Edmonton. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  15. "107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw coming to Calgary in 2019". CFL.ca. April 25, 2018. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  16. "Going for Two: CFL awards 2020 and 2021 Grey Cups". cfl.ca. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  17. "CFL Announces Plans To Return-to-play For 2021 Season". cfl.ca. April 21, 2021.
  18. "CFL, Roughriders announce Saskatchewan Grey Cup moved to 2022". 20 May 2020.
  19. "History – Grey Cup". Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
  20. "Tiger-Cats History". Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Retrieved 2008-01-15.

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