Canadian Football League facts for kids
|Founded||January 17, 1958
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Motto||This Is Our League
Notre Ligue. Notre Football.
|No. of teams||9|
|Most recent champion(s)||Calgary Stampeders (7th title)|
|Most championships||Edmonton Eskimos (10)|
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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, 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.
|Team||City/Area||Stadium||Founded (Lineage)||Head Coach||Owner|
|Hamilton Tiger-Cats||Hamilton, ON||Tim Hortons Field||1950 (1869)||Kent Austin||Bob Young|
|Montreal Alouettes||Montreal, QC||Percival Molson Memorial Stadium1||1994 (1946)||Tom Higgins||Bob Wetenhall|
|Ottawa Redblacks||Ottawa, ON||TD Place Stadium||2014 (1876)||Rick Campbell||Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group
(Jeff Hunt, chairman)
|Toronto Argonauts||Toronto, ON||BMO Field||1873||Scott Milanovich||David Braley|
|BC Lions||Vancouver, BC||BC Place||1954||Mike Benevides||David Braley|
|Calgary Stampeders||Calgary, AB||McMahon Stadium||1935 (1909)||John Hufnagel||Calgary Flames LP
(N. Murray Edwards, chairman)
|Edmonton Eskimos||Edmonton, AB||Commonwealth Stadium||1949 (1895)||Chris Jones||Community owned|
|Saskatchewan Roughriders||Regina, SK||Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field||1910||Corey Chamblin||Community owned|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Winnipeg, MB||Investors Group Field||1930 (1879)||Michael O'Shea||Community owned|
1The Montreal Alouettes play their regular season games at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium and play their playoff games at Olympic Stadium.
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