Canadian Football League

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Canadian Football League
Ligue canadienne de football
Current season or competition:
2014 CFL season
Sport Canadian football
Founded January 17, 1958
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Commissioner Mark Cohon
Motto This Is Our League
Notre Ligue. Notre Football.
Inaugural season 1958
No. of teams 9
Country(ies)  Canada
Most recent champion(s) Calgary Stampeders (7th title)
Most championships Edmonton Eskimos (10)
TV partner(s) TSN
FS1 (US)
Official website

The Canadian Football League (CFL) (known as Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French) is a professional sports league in Canada. They play Canadian football and are they highest level of competition for the sport. The CFL is the second most popular sports league in Canada after the NHL. There are 9 teams; 4 in the Eastern Division and 5 Western Division. The Grey Cup is the championship for the CFL. The league was founded on January 19, 1958,[1] making it the second oldest professional gridiron football league in North America that still operates.

However, several of its teams played for many years before the modern league was formed. One current team, the Toronto Argonauts, was formed in 1873, and four other teams claim descent from teams that played before 1900.

Teams[change | change source]

The 2005 Grey Cup game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Edmonton Eskimos

1The Montreal Alouettes play their regular season games at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium and play their playoff games at Olympic Stadium.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Canadian Football League Record Book - 2011 Update" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2014-11-3.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. "About the Ottawa REDBLACKS". Ottawa Redblacks. Retrieved 2014-11-3.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. "Toronto Argonauts". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2014-11-3.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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