- 1971 - 1992 - 1998
- 2001 - 2008
The WIFU returned to Calgary on September 29, 1945, with the formation of the Calgary Stampeders. In their very first game played on October 20 at Mewata Stadium, they beat the Regina Roughriders 12–0 before 4,000 fans in attendance. It was a taste of success to come that decade under the direction of head coach Les Lear and talented stars ...
Grey Cup 1971 The 59th Grey Cup was played on November 28, 1971, before 34,404 fans at Vancouver’s Empire Stadium. The Calgary Stampeders defeated the Toronto Argonauts on a slick, rain-covered field, 14-11. Grey Cup 1992 The 80th Grey Cup was the 1992 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Calgary Stampeders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Toronto’s SkyDome. The Stampeders had little trouble defeating the Blue Bombers, 24-10. Grey Cup 1998 The 86th Grey Cup (Canadian Football League championship) was held in 1998 in Winnipeg. ...
Grey Cup 2001 The 89th Grey Cup (Canadian Football League championship) was held in 2001 in Montreal. The Calgary Stampeders claimed their fifth championship in team history with a 27–19 win over the East Division champions and heavily favored Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Grey Cup 2008 The 96th Grey Cup was held in Montreal, Quebec at Olympic Stadium on November 23, ...
The 102nd Grey Cup was a Canadian football game played November 30, 2014, between the West Division champion Calgary Stampeders and East Division champion Hamilton Tiger-Cats, to determine the Canadian Football League (CFL) championship for the 2014 season. The contest was held at BC Place stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Stampeders won the contest 20–16 to claim their seventh ...
The 106th Grey Cup (branded as the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw for sponsorship reasons) was the Canadian Football League (CFL) championship game for the 2018 season. It was played on November 25, 2018, between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Calgary Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. In a rematch of the 104th Grey Cup, the Stampeders won 27–16, claiming their eighth Grey Cup Championship.
History of the Stampeders
The Calgary Stampeders are among Canadian Football League (CFL) 's most successful teams. Founded in 1945, they have won nine Grey Cups, more than any other team. The Stamps have also been to the playoffs for 16 consecutive years and were even named “Team of the Decades” by TSN for their success from 2000-2009.
The team has had many great players over its 75-year existence, including Doug Flutie, who won three Grey Cup MVPs from 1992 to 1995, and Jeff Garcia, an All-Star quarterback during his time with the club from 1994 to 1998. They also boast some impressive coaching talent, such as Wally Buono, who coached them between 1990 and 2002, winning two championships during that period as well as John Hufnagel, who led them back into championship contention after taking over in 2008, where he ultimately delivered another title just four years later on home turf at McMahon Stadium.
Overall, it's easy to see why sports fans everywhere love cheering on this storied franchise each year – they've got a rich history filled with unforgettable moments, both past and present, that make every game worth watching! Whether you're looking for excitement or nostalgia, there's something special about being part of this long-standing tradition, so don't miss out if you get a chance – to cheer on your Calgary Stampeders!
1958 – Present / Canadian Football League
1945 - Present / Calgary Stampeders
Stampeders - The Calgary Stampeders are one of the most beloved teams in the Canadian Football League (CFL). The team has a long history, and its nickname has become synonymous with excellence in football. But where did this unique moniker come from? Let’s take a look at how it all began!
The origin of the name “Stampeder” dates back to 1895, when two towns – High River and Fort Macleod – merged to form what is now known as Calgary. At that time, thousands of people were rushing into the city for work opportunities offered by local ranchers; these newcomers were often referred to as “stampeding cattlemen” or simply “stampeders.” It was only natural then that when an organized football club was formed four years later, they adopted this nickname as well.
Since then, the Stampeders have proudly represented Calgary on national and international stages for over 100 years! In 1948 they won their first Grey Cup championship title after defeating Ottawa Rough Riders 12-7; since then, they have gone on to win seven more championships, including five consecutive wins between 1992-1996, which set a record for any CFL team! They also boast numerous individual awards such as Most Outstanding Player Awards (MOP) each year since the 1957–58 season up until the present day—a testament to just how talented some players who have worn red & white jerseys are/were throughout its history.
The legacy left behind by past players, combined with the current roster's commitment towards excellence, makes them one of Canada's most celebrated sports franchises today - something we can be proud off here in Alberta! Go Stampeder!!
Grey Cup 8
2018, 2014, 2008, 2001, 1998, 1992, 1971, 1948
1960 - Present / McMahon Stadium
1945 - 1959 / Mewata Park Stadium
2012 - Present / Calgary Sports and Entertainment
2010 - 2011 / Michael Feterik, Mitchell, Sapunjis
2005 - 2009 / Ted Hellard, Tom Forzani, Doug Mitchell
2001 - 2004 / Michael Feterik, Tom Bubonic
1996 - 2000 / Sig Gutsche
1991 - 1995 / Larry Ryckman
1945 - 1991 / Community/Widely Held
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
5 / Harry Hood
10 / Willie Burden
13 / Mark McLoughlin
18 / Allen Pitts
22 / Tom Forzani
55 / Wayne Harris
75 / Stu Laird
*Blue is this team’s history