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Grey Cup

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Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson.
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The Snowbirds aerobatic team overflys the 90th Grey Cup in Edmonton, Alberta

The Grey Cup is both the name of the championship of the Canadian Football League and the name of the trophy awarded to the victorious team.

In 1909, the Grey Cup was donated by the then Governor General of Canada, Lord Earl Grey, to recognize the top amateur rugby football team in Canada. By this time Canadian rugby had become markedly different from the rugby union football from which it developed. Over time, the Grey Cup became the property of the Canadian Football League (CFL), who had evolved as a professional league that plays Canadian football. University football teams now compete for the Vanier Cup.

List of Grey Cup Winners:

Between active teams, these are the current Grey Cup standings:

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