EDMONTON ESKIMOS
Updated: 09 july 2020
Founded: 1949
Location: Edmonton, AB
Division: West
STADIUM

(COMMONWEALTH STADIUM)
(56,302)



Edmonton Eskimos were founded in 1949, taking the name from previous incarnations of the Eskimos dating back to 1895. They borrow uniforms from the University of Alberta Bears college football team who folded prior to the 1949 season. They are known as the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club is one of three "community owned" teams in the CFL (owned by local shareholders) along with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
They are recognised as the most successful CFL franchise in the modern era (since 1954), having won the Grey Cup 14 times (including 3 times from 1954-1956 and unmatched five consecutive wins from 1978-1982 and most recently in 2015. This record places them second overall behind the Toronto Argonauts, who have won seventeen Grey Cups (with seven of those since 1954). They hold a North American professional sports record by qualifying for the playoffs 34 consecutive years between 1972-2005.
REVIEW OF TEAM NAME
The Edmonton Eskimos have promised to speed up a review of the team name and provide an update by the end of the July 2020. Eskimos has been deemed a racial slur by Inuit leaders and the name should therefore be dropped. Their sponsor National car-and-home insurance provider Belairdirect said Tuesday 7th July that it is rethinking their relationship.
AFFILIATIONS
WESTERN INTERPROVINCIAL FOOTBALL UNION (1949-1960)
CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (1958-)
WESTERN INTERPROVINCIAL FOOTBALL UNION (1958-1960)
Western Football Conference (1961-1980)
West Division (1981-1994/1996-)
North Division (1995)
AWARDS
GREY CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS (14)
  • 1954-1956, 1975, 1978-1982, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (23)
  • WEST DIVISION (10): 1952, 1954-1956, 1960, 1973-1975, 1977-982, 1986-1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2002-2003, 2005, 2015
DIVISION TITLES (23)
  • WEST DIVISION: 1953-1957, 1973-1975, 1977-1982, 1986, 1988-1989, 1991, 1997, 2001-2003, 2015
PLAYOFFS APPEARANCES SINCE 2010 (7)
2011-2012, 2014-2017, 2019
SEASONS (SINCE 2010)
SEASON DIVISION FINISH RECORD PLAYOFFS
2010 WEST 4TH 7-11 -
2011 WEST 2ND 11-7 Won West Semi-Final (Stampeders) 33-19
Lost West Final (Lions) 40-23
2012 WEST 4TH 7-11 Lost East Semi-Final (Argonauts) 42-26
2013 WEST 4TH 4-14 -
2014 WEST 2ND 12-6 Won West Semi-Final (Roughriders) 18-10
Lost West Final (Stampeders) 43-18
2015 WEST 1ST 14-4 Won West Final (Stampeders) 45-31
Won 103rd Grey Cup (RedBlacks) 26-20
2016 WEST 4TH 10-8 Won East Semi-Final (Tiger-Cats) 24-21
Lost East Final (RedBlacks) 35-23
2017 WEST 3RD 12-6 Won West Semi-Final (Blue Bombers) 39-32
Lost West Final (Stampeders) 32-28
2018 WEST 5TH 9-9 -
2019 WEST 4TH 8-10 Won East Semi-Final (Alouettes) 37-29
Lost East Final (Tiger-Cats) 36-16
GREY CUP APPEARANCES
DATE GREY CUP W/L OPPONENT SCORE LOCATION VICTORY #
1952 40TH L  TORONTO 21-11 TORONTO -
1954 42ND W  MONTREAL 26-25 TORONTO 1
1955 43RD W  MONTREAL 34-19 VANCOUVER 2
1956 44TH W  MONTREAL 50-27 TORONTO 3
1960 48TH L  OTTAWA 16-6 VANCOUVER -
1973 48TH L  OTTAWA 22-18 VANCOUVER -
1974 62ND L  MONTREAL 20-7 VANCOUVER -
1975 63RD W  MONTREAL 9-8 CALGARY 4
1977 65TH L  MONTREAL 41-6 MONTREAL -
1978 66TH W  MONTREAL 20-13 TORONTO 5
1979 67TH W  MONTREAL 17-9 MONTREAL 6
1980 68TH W  HAMILTON 48-10 TORONTO 7
1981 69TH W  OTTAWA 26-23 MONTREAL 8
1982 70TH W  TORONTO 32-16 MONTREAL 9
1986 74TH L  HAMILTON 39-15 VANCOUVER -
1987 75TH W  TORONTO 38-36 VANCOUVER 10
1990 78TH L  WINNIPEG 50-11 VANCOUVER -
1993 81ST W  WINNIPEG 33-23 CALGARY 11
1996 84TH L  TORONTO 43-37 HAMILTON -
2002 90TH L  MONTREAL 25-16 EDMONTON -
2003 91ST W  MONTREAL 34-22 REGINA 12
2005 93RD W  MONTREAL 38-35 VANCOUVER 13
2015 103RD W  OTTAWA 26-20 WINNIPEG 14
LOGOS
(1970-1995)
(1996-1997)
(1998-)
HELMETS
(C.EARLY 1960s)
(C.1970s-C.1980s)
(C.1980s-C.1990s)
(1996-)
STADIUMS
CLARKE STADIUM
(EDMONTON, AB)
(1949-1977)
COMMONWEALTH
STADIUM
(EDMONTON, AB)
(1978-)