Category: Canadian Football

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Canadian football (French: football canadien) is sometimes called 3-down football. It is a sport played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (101 m) long and 65 yards (59 m) wide attempting to advance a pointed oval-shaped ball into the opposing team's scoring area (end zone).

In Canada, the term "football" may refer to Canadian football and American football collectively, or to either sport specifically, depending on context. The two sports have shared origins and are closely related but have some key differences, both are sometimes referred to as grid-iron football in other English-speaking countries.

Rugby football in Canada originated in the early 1860s, and over time, the game known as Canadian football developed. Both the Canadian Football League (CFL), the sport's top professional league, and Football Canada, the governing body for amateur play, trace their roots to 1880 and the founding of the Canadian Rugby Football Union.

The CFL is the most popular and only major professional Canadian football league. Its championship game, the Grey Cup, is one of Canada's largest sporting events, attracting a broad television audience. In 2009, about 40% of Canada's population watched part of the game] in 2014, it was closer to 33%, peaking at 5.1 million viewers in the fourth quarter.

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21 Feb 1923 Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, United States - 23 May 1994 photo
15 Dec 1929 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States - 01 Jul 1998


01 Oct 1927 Eudora, Chicot, Arkansas, United States - 05 Oct 2001
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26 Oct 1923 Ni┼╝borg Nowy, Husiatyn, Poland - 03 Aug 1981
abt 1877 Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada - 01 May 1900 photo


10 Nov 1943 Ituna, Ituna Bon Accord No. 246, Saskatchewan, Canada - 24 Oct 2005


20 May 1930 Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, United States - 29 Aug 2009


04 May 1938 Hampton, Calhoun, Arkansas, United States - 04 Jun 2015


20 Feb 1919 Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada - 16 Dec 2008


16 Dec 1932 Lake Village, Chicot, Arkansas, United States - 23 Nov 1988
08 Jun 1855 St. Catharines, Lincoln, Canada West - 26 Oct 1918 photo


18 Jan 1928 San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States - 27 Jun 2000 photo
21 Oct 1883 Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 23 Feb 1963


04 Aug 1949 Glenwood Springs, Garfield, Colorado, United States - 27 Aug 2023


05 Feb 1925 Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States - 01 Jul 2004 photo
24 Dec 1911 Hartland, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada - 23 Apr 1972

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