Montreal Alouettes Football Team History

Montreal Alouettes Football Team History

The Montreal Alouettes are Montreal’s Canadian Football League (CFL) team. First founded in 1946, the team was reportedly named by then coach Lew Hayman and businessman Léo Dandurand after hearing a group of 'snowshoers' singing the popular French song in a Montreal hotel lobby.

The team won their first Grey Cup in 1949, only four years later. However, it would be another 20 years before the Montreal Alouettes hoisted another Grey Cup in 1970. The decade proved to be very prosperous and a turning point in the club’s history. In the 70’s, they appeared in six Grey Cup Finals, taking the championship three times.

The Alouettes Club ceased operations in 1981 and made a triumphant return in 1996. Once again, they found themselves in the Grey Cup finals within four years, this time losing but kicking off another prosperous decade with eight Grey Cup appearances between 2000 and 2010 and three titles.

In the football club’s history, they have appeared in 18 championships, and won the Cup seven times, with the most recent in 2009 and 2010.

The Montreal Alouettes currently play regular season games out of Percival Molson Stadium with playoff games at the Olympic Stadium, also known as the Big “O”.

For the game schedule and tickets, visit their website.