- 1991 to 1997
- 2004 to 2017
Based in Toronto, Ontario, the team was founded in 1873 and is the oldest existing professional sports team in North America still using its original name, and they are the oldest surviving team in both the modern-day CFL and East Division. The team’s origins date back to a modified version of rugby football that emerged in North America in the ...
Grey Cup 1991 The 79th Grey Cup was the 1991 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Argonauts defeated the Stampeders 36-21 in an entertaining game. Grey Cup 1996 The 84th Grey Cup, also known as The Snow Bowl, was the 1996 Grey Cup Canadian Football League championship game played between the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos ...
Grey Cup 2004 The 92nd Grey Cup game took place on November 21, 2004, at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario. The game decided the championship of the 2004 Canadian Football League season. The Toronto Argonauts defeated the BC Lions 27-19. This is the first Grey Cup game to be played on the next-generation FieldTurf surface. Grey Cup 2012 The 100th Grey Cup was a Canadian football game between the East Division champion Toronto Argonauts and the West Division champion Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian ...
History of the Argonauts
The Toronto Argonauts (officially the Toronto Argonaut Football Club and colloquially known as the Argos) are a professional Canadian football team competing in the East Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Based in Toronto, Ontario, the team was founded in 1873 and is the oldest existing professional sports team in North America still using its original name, and they are the oldest surviving team in both the modern-day CFL and East Division. The team's origins date back to a modified version of rugby football that emerged in North America in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The Argonauts played their home games at Rogers Centre (originally known as SkyDome) from 1989 until 2016 when the team moved to BMO Field, the fifth stadium site to host the team.
The Argonauts have won the Grey Cup a record 17 times and have appeared in the final 23 times. Most recently they defeated the Calgary Stampeders 27–24 in the 105th Grey Cup in 2017. The Argonauts hold the best winning percentage in the championship game (73.9%) and have the longest active winning streak in games in which they have appeared, at six. The Argonauts have faced every current western CFL team at least once in the Grey Cup, while their most celebrated divisional rivalry has been with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
1958 – Present / Canadian Football League
1873 - Present / Toronto Argonauts
Argonauts - The Toronto Argonaut Football club was formed by the Toronto Argonaut Rowing Club in 1873. The rowing club naturally selected the maritime nickname Argonauts after the Greek band of heroes who accompanied Jason in his quest to find the Golden Fleece. That nickname followed to the football club who have retained it to become the oldest professional sports club with its original name. The Argos slogan “Pull Together” was used on their logo until the late 1960's and works in a football sense as well as the obvious rowing connotation.
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2017, 2012, 2004, 1997, 1996, 1991, 1983, 1952, 1950, 1947, 1946, 1945, 1938, 1937, 1933, 1921, 1914
2016 - Present / BMO Field
1989 - 2015 / Rogers Centre
1959 - 1988 / Exhibition Stadium
1916 - 1958 / Varsity Stadium
1898–1907 / Varsity Athletic Grounds
1874–1897, 1908–1915 / Rosedale Field
2018 - Present / Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
2015 - 2018 / BCE/Kilmer Group
2010 - 2015 / David Braley
2003 - 2010 / Howard Sokolowski and David Cynamon
2003 / Canadian Football League
1999 - 2003 / Sherwood Schwarz
1995 - 1999 / Labatt Bewery of Canada
1994 - 1995 / TSN Enterprises
1991 - 1994 / Bruce McNall, John Candy, Wayne Gretzky
1988 - 1991 / Harry Ornest, Carling O'Keefe, Carling O'Keefe Ltd.
1979 - 1988 / Carling O'Keefe Ltd.
1976 - 1979 / Bill Hodgson and Carling O'Keefe Ltd.
1974 - 1976 / Bill Hodgson
1971 - 1974 / Baton Broadcasting Ltd. and Others
1960 - 1971 / John Bassett, Charlie Burns and Len Lumbers
1956 - 1960 / John Bassett, Charlie Burns and Eric Cradock
1873 - 1956 / 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.
22 / Dick Shatto
31 / Michael "Pinball" Clemons
55 / Joe Krol
60 / Danny Nykoluk
*Blue is this team’s history