The Calgary Stampeders> is a professional Canadian Football League team which is based in Calgary. Named after the Calgary Stampede, this team plays their home matches at McMahon Stadium. The Stampeders have won Grey Cup championship of the League six times, with their latest victory in 2008. The present coach of the team is John Hufnagel.
Founded in 1935, it was initially known as Bronks from 1935 to 1944. They primarily played their home matches at Mewata Park Stadium and shifted to McMahon Stadium in 1960.
Calgary Stampeders have won the Western regular season championship as many as 17 times in the history of the team. They also won Northern regular season championship once in 1995. They have appeared in Grey Cup finals 12 times out of which, they have won the championship six times. This team won the Grey Cup in 1948, 1971, 1992, 1998, 2001 and in 2008 respectively.
It was in 1891 when this team first played in Canadian football and faced Edmonton in both home and away matches. The next year, the team started with the name, the Calgary Tigers of the Alberta Rugby Football Union followed by other names like Canucks, Altomahs, the 50th Battalion, Tigers for the second time and later as the Bronks.
In 1945, the team got named as the Stampeders and they played with this name, their first match in 22nd October beating the Regina Roughriders team at Mewata Stadium. Few of the talented players of the team were Woody Strode, Keith Spaith, Paul Rowe, Normie Kwong, Dave Berry and Ezzert Anderson.
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