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Canadian Football League
Ligue canadienne de football
Current season or competition:
2014 CFL season
SportCanadian football
FoundedJanuary 17, 1958
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
CommissionerMark Cohon
MottoThis Is Our League
Notre Ligue. Notre Football.
Inaugural season1958
No. of teams9
Country(ies) Canada
Most recent champion(s)Calgary Stampeders (7th title)
Most championshipsEdmonton Eskimos (10)
TV partner(s)TSN
TSN2
RDS
NBCSN, ESPN, ESPN2 (US)
Official websitecfl.ca

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,[1] 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.

Teams

The 2005 Grey Cup game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Edmonton Eskimos

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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