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The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They play in the West Division.

Founded: 1949, although other teams named the Edmonton Eskimos existed 1895 to 1923 and 1929 to 1939.
Formerly known as: Esquimaux 1897 to 1910
Home stadium: Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta
Uniform colours: Green and gold since 1949, blue and white 1938 to 1939, black and yellow 1907 to 1937
Helmet design: Yellow background, with a gold "EE" monogram on a green oval
Western regular season championships: 22 -- 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003
Grey Cup finals appearances: 23 -- 1921 (lost) 1922 (lost) 1952 (lost) 1954 (won), 1955 (won), 1956 (won), 1960 (lost), 1973 (lost), 1974 (lost), 1975 (won), 1977 (lost), 1978 (won), 1979 (won), 1980 (won), 1981 (won), 1982 (won), 1986 (lost), 1987 (won), 1990 (lost), 1993 (won), 1996 (lost), 2002 (lost) 2003 (won)
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Franchise history

Edmonton played its first series of organized games with the formation of the Alberta Rugby Football Union in 1895. In 1897 the name Esquimaux was adopted. In 1910 the club was officially named the Edmonton Eskimos. Since 1978 the Eskimos have played their home games in Commonwealth Stadium, which is now the only natural grass field in the CFL. They are one of the most successful teams in Canadian football history, having won the Grey Cup more than any other team except the Toronto Argonauts, and being the run-away leader in attendance for many years.

The team holds many impressive records, including five consecutive Grey Cup wins (1978 to 1982), and 33 consecutive years in the playoffs (1972 to 2004), a record no other North American professional team (regardless of sport) has equalled.

Players of note

Canadian Football Hall of Famers

  • Tommy Joe Coffey
  • Danny Bass
  • Johnny Bright
  • Dave Cutler
  • Dave "Doctor Death" Fennell
  • Ron Estay
  • Larry Highbaugh
  • Brian Kelly
  • Danny Kepley
  • Normie "The China Clipper" Kwong
  • George McGowan
  • Rollie Miles
  • Warren Moon
  • Frank Morris
  • Roger Nelson
  • Jackie "Ole Spaghetti Legs" Parker
  • James "Quick" Parker
  • Tom Scott
  • Tom Wilkinson

Current stars

  • 9 Winston October, kick returner/wide receiver
  • 10 Malcolm Frank, defensive back
  • 11 Sean Fleming, kicker and punter
  • 12 Jason Maas, quarterback
  • 15 Ricky Ray, quarterback
  • 22 Mike Bradley, running back
  • 23 Donny Brady, defensive back
  • 26 Shannon Garrett, defensive back
  • 27 Singor Mobley, defensive back
  • 77 A.J. Gass, linebacker
  • 81 Ed Hervey, wide receiver
  • 83 Jason Tucker, wide receiver
  • 87 Derrell "Mookie" Mitchell
  • 90 Rahim Abdullah, defensive end

Not to be forgotten

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