Canadian Football Teams 1869-present
|Provincial Rugby Football Unions Era 1869-1908|
|1||Hamilton Football Club||1869-??|
|2||Montreal Football Club||1872-??|
|4||Ottawa Football Club||1876-??|
|5||Winnipeg Football Club||1879-??|
|7||Ottawa Rough Riders||1907-1997|
|8||Calgary City RFC||1907-??|
|9||Edmonton City RFC||1907-??|
|Canadian Rugby Union Era|
|10||Regina Rugby Club||1910-??|
|11||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||1930-present|
|16||Montreal Alouettes||1946-1981; 1996-present|
|18||British Columbia Lions||1954-present|
|Canadian Football League USA Era 1958-1999|
|21||Sacramento Gold Miners||1993-1995|
|22||Las Veags Passe||1994|
|23||Baltimore Football Club||1994|
|27||Memphis Mad Dogs||1995|
|Canadian Football League XFL Era 2000-present|
Note: The Atlantic Schooners were formed in 1982, but have had trouble building a stadium, and have focussed since then on promoting Canadian Football in the Maritime Provinces by hosting Preseason and Regular Season CFL games. Halifax City Council approved a plan for a stadium in 2019.
Note 2: The Grey Cup (the Canadian Football League Championship Game) has been played for since 1909.
Note 3: The Canadian Football Council broke away from the Canadian Rugby Union in 1958 and renamed itself the Canadian Football League.
Note 4: The CFL attempted to establish teams in the United States in the 1990s. Only the Baltimore franchise was successful, and was moved to Montreal and renamed the Alouettes after the other four teams folded after the 1995 season.
 Maher, Todd & Gill, Bob (2013) Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia Historical Highlights pg. 1-2. Maher Sports Media, 2013.
 Canadian Football League (2019) Welcome to the new online home of the Atlantic Schooners [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/2019/03/22/welcome-new-online-home-atlantic-schooners/ [Accessed 6 March 2020]
 Pinterest (2019) Canadian Football League Logo (2003-2015) [Internet] Available from: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a0/b4/41/a0b441a47f1f1b851d8a46b3412fe91a.png [Accessed 10 March 2019]
Thanks to Robert Burns.
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