List of Grey Cup champions


List of Grey Cup champions

This is a list of Grey Cup champions. 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. [cite web |url=http://www.cbc.ca/sports/greycup/history.html |title=Grey Cup history|accessdate=2008-01-20 |publisher=Canadian Broadcasting Corporation]

First awarded in 1909, there have since been 95 Grey Cup championship games, although there was no game from 1916 to 1919. [cite web |url=http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/feature/?fid=3147&hubname= |title=Grey Cup history|accessdate=2008-01-20 |publisher=The Sports Network] It is Canada's largest annual sports and television event, regularly drawing a Canadian viewing audience of about 4 million.cite web |url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061220.wsptcfl20/TPStory/Sports/columnists|title=Grey |title=Cup moves to TSN in new deal |accessdate=2007-06-07 |last=Houston |first=William |date=December 20 2006 |publisher="The Globe and Mail"] Cite web|url=http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061120.wspttruth20/GSStory/GlobeSportsFootball/home|title=Minor rise in Grey Cup ratings good for CBC|accessdate=2006-12-03|publisher=The Globe and Mail|year=2006-11-20|author=William Houston] Two awards are given for play in the game, Most Valuable Player and the Dick Suderman Trophy as most valuable Canadian player. [cite web |url=http://www.cbc.ca/sports/greycup/mvp_top.html |title=MVP and Top Canadians|accessdate=2008-01-20 |publisher=Canadian Broadcasting Corporation]

Results

;Key
*(#) Number of times that team has won the Grey Cup.

ee also

* Grey Cup Most Valuable Player
* Dick Suderman Trophy
* List of Canadian Football League seasons
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References

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External links

* [http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-41-381/sports/grey_cup/ CBC Digital Archives – Grey Cup: The Fans and the Fanfare]
* [http://www.cflgreycup.ca/montreal/ 96th Grey Cup Game 2008 in Montreal]
* [http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/5743/index.htm Canadian Football Resources] , includes images of souvenir programmes


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