In January 2021, the club rebranded as Montreal CF or Club de Foot Montréal, with Saputo saying “It’s hard to let go of things you love. But here’s the reality — to make an impact, we need to retire the Impact.” A new logo featuring a snowflake was also introduced, taking influence from the logos for Montreal’s hosting of the ...
History of the CF Montreal
CF Montréal is one of the most successful teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). The team was founded in 2012 as an expansion franchise and has since become one of the top clubs in MLS. In its short history, CF Montréal has already achieved several impressive accomplishments, including winning two Canadian Championships and four appearances at the CONCACAF Champions League.
The team's success on the field began with their first season when they made it to playoffs for only their second year ever playing professional soccer. Since then, CF Montréal has consistently been a contender for domestic and international titles. They have won two Canadian Championships over Toronto FC (2014 & 2019) and reached three consecutive Conference Finals between 2015-2017 before finally lifting their first MLS Cup title against Columbus Crew SC in 2021.
In addition to being highly successful on the pitch, CF Montreal also boasts a passionate fan base that supports them through thick and thin, no matter what happens on or off-field throughout each season. Fans can be seen attending games wearing jerseys with “Montreal” across them while singing chants like “Allez Les Bleus!” which translates into "Go Blue!" This enthusiasm makes watching matches even more enjoyable for fans who come out every week to cheer on their beloved club from start to finish, regardless if they win or lose - something that truly sets this club apart from other teams around North America!
2012 – Present / Major League Soccer
2021 - Present / CF Montréal
2012 – 2020 / Montreal Impact
CF Montréal – As a sports fan, you may have heard of Major League Soccer's (MLS) newest team CF Montréal. But did you know that the name has an interesting origin story? Let’s explore how this Canadian soccer club got its unique moniker!
CF Montréal was founded in 2020 as part of MLS expansion plans and is based in Montreal, Quebec. The “CF” stands for Club de Foot or "football club" in French – a nod to the city's bilingual solid culture and history with soccer. The word “Montreal” pays homage to the vibrant metropolis where it all began, from its world-class restaurants and nightlife to its passionate fans who love their home teams!
As for why they chose such an unusual nickname compared to other clubs like New York City FC or LA Galaxy? It comes down to two factors: firstly, CF is short enough not only to look good on jerseys but also to be easily recognizable by both English-speaking Canadians & Francophone Quebecers alike; secondly, it encapsulates what makes Montreal so unique - namely, football & francophone culture - without feeling too generic like some names can become over time (e.g., Toronto FC).
So there you have it – now, when watching your favorite MLS team play at Stade Saputo Stadium next season, don't forget about the inspiring origins behind those three letters: C F M o n t r é a l!
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2012 - Present / Saputo Stadium
2010 - Present / Joey Saputo
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20 / Mauro Biello
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