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TORONTO -- Anthony Calvillo capped off another impressive season by leading the Montreal Alouettes to the franchises’ first ever back-to-back Grey Cup Championships with a 21-18 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In 2010, Calvillo battled through injuries and health concerns en route to capturing his third Grey Cup ring in eight attempts.

Since the Edmonton Eskimos won five consecutive Grey Cups from 1978 to 1982, no other team has won three straight league championships. With the 2011 season looming on the horizon, if any man has the ability to accomplish this feat it is surely Calvillo.

When championship aspirations hang in the balance, the difference between winning and losing is often decided by a team’s leader stepping up and making big plays in the clutch. To honour the efforts of Calvillo and the rest of the Alouettes CFL.ca presents Grey Cup Glory, By the Numbers.


ALL-TIME RECORDS

Grey Cup Wins

15- Toronto Argonauts
13- Edmonton Eskimos
10- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
9- Ottawa Rough Riders/Senators (2 as the Senators in 1925 & 1926)
8- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
7- Montreal Alouettes
6- Calgary Stampeders
5- B.C. Lions
3- Saskatchewan Roughriders

*6 different teams have won the Grey Cup over the past 7 seasons
(2010 & 2009-MTL, 2008-CGY, 2007-SSK, 2006-BC, 2005-EDM, 2004-TOR)

Other teams:
5- Hamilton Tigers
4- University of Toronto
3- Queen’s University
2- Sarnia Imperials & Toronto Balmy Beach
1- Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers, Montreal St. Hyacinthe-D Navy, Toronto RCAF Hurricanes, Hamilton Alerts, Hamilton Flying Wildcats & Baltimore Stallions

*Baltimore is the only non-Canadian team to have ever won the Grey Cup (1995)

Most Consecutive Grey Cup Wins

5- Edmonton Eskimos (1978-1982)
3- Edmonton Eskimos (1954-56)
3- Toronto Argonauts (1945-47)
3- Queen’s University (1922-24)
3- University of Toronto (1909-1911) *First 3 Grey Cups won by U of T
2- 9 teams tied
*Ottawa Rough Riders/Senators (3 times); TOR & WPG (2); Hamilton Tigers & Montreal Alouettes *current streak (1)

Grey Cup Winning Percentage

71.4- Toronto Argonauts
60.0- Ottawa Rough Riders/Senators
55.6- B.C. Lions
54.2- Edmonton Eskimos
50.0- Calgary Stampeders
44.4- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
43.5- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
38.9- Montreal Alouettes
16.7- Regina/Saskatchewan Roughriders

Grey Cup Appearances

24- Edmonton Eskimos
23- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
21- Toronto Argonauts
18- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
18- Montreal Alouettes
18- Regina/Saskatchewan Roughriders
15- Ottawa Rough Riders/Senators
12- Calgary Stampeders
9- B.C. Lions

Most Consecutive Grey Cup Appearances

6- Edmonton Eskimos (1977-1982)
5- Regina Roughriders (1928-1932)
5- Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1961-1965)

Grey Cup Losses

15- Saskatchewan Roughriders
13- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
11- Montreal Alouettes
11- Edmonton Eskimos
10- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
6- Calgary Stampeders
6- Ottawa Rough Riders
6- Toronto Argonauts
4- B.C. Lions

Most Consecutive Grey Cup Losses

5- Regina Roughriders (1928-1932)
3- Montreal Alouettes (1954-56)
3- Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1945-47)
2- 12 teams tied
*HAM (3 times); EDM, WPG & MTL (2); TOR, Winnipeg RCAF Bombers & Saskatchewan Roughriders *current streak (1)

Grey Cup Wins (since 1996)

3- Toronto Argonauts
3- Calgary Stampeders
3- Montreal Alouettes
2- B.C. Lions
2- Edmonton Eskimos
1- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1- Saskatchewan Roughriders
0- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
0- Ottawa Rough Riders/Renegades

Grey Cup Losses (since 1996)

5- Montreal Alouettes
3- Saskatchewan Roughriders
2- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2- Edmonton Eskimos
1- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1- B.C. Lions
1- Calgary Stampeders
0- Toronto Argonauts

Grey Cup Appearances (since 1996)

8- Montreal Alouettes
4- Calgary Stampeders
4- Edmonton Eskimos
4- Saskatchewan Roughriders
3- Toronto Argonauts
3- B.C. Lions
2- Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2- Winnipeg Blue Bombers
0- Ottawa Rough Riders/Renegades

Longest Drought since last Grey Cup Win (years)

20- Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1990)
11- Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1999)
6- Toronto Argonauts (2004)
5- Edmonton Eskimos (2005)


SINGLE GAME RECORDS

Most Points Scored, single team

54- Queen’s University 54 Regina Roughriders 0 (1923)
50- Winnipeg 50 Edmonton 11 (1990)
50- Edmonton 50 Montreal 27 (1956)
48- Edmonton 48 Hamilton 10 (1980)
47- Winnipeg 47 Hamilton 17 (1984)
47- Toronto 47 Saskatchewan 23 (1997)

Most Points Scored, both teams

83- Saskatchewan 43 Hamilton 40 (1989)
80- Toronto 43 Edmonton 37 (1996)
77- Edmonton 50 Montreal 27 (1956)
74- Edmonton 38 Toronto 36 (1987)
73- Edmonton 38 Montreal 35 (2005) *Overtime

*The only other Grey Cup to go into overtime was the 1961 game (WPG 21 HAM 14)

Largest Margin of Victory

54- Queen’s University 54 Regina Roughriders 0 (1923)

Largest Comebacks to Win

20- Edmonton 0 Ottawa 20, Edmonton won 26-23 (1981)
16- Montreal 11 Saskatchewan 27, Montreal won 28-27 (2009)

Largest Shutout

54- Queen’s University 54 Regina Roughriders 0 (1923)
35- Toronto 35 Winnipeg 0 (1945)
30- Hamilton Tigers 30 Regina Roughriders 0 (1928)
23- Toronto 23 Edmonton 0 (1921)
22- Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 22 Regina Roughriders 0 (1931)
13- Toronto 13 Winnipeg 0 (1950)

*There have been 6 shutouts in Grey Cup history

Highest Grey Cup Attendance

68,318- Montreal 41 Edmonton 6 (1977 @ Montreal)
66,308- Calgary 22 Montreal 14 (2008 @ Montreal)
65,255- Calgary 27 Winnipeg 19 (2001 @ Montreal)
65,113- Edmonton 17 Montreal 9 (1979 @ Montreal)
63,317- Montreal 21 Saskatchewan 18 (2010 @ Edmonton)
62,531- Montreal 25 Edmonton 16 (2002 @ Edmonton)


ANTHONY CALVILLO GREY CUP CAREER REDUX

2,470- Passing yards
308.8- Passing yards per Grey Cup game
297- Passing attempts
179- Completions
104- Rushing yards
99- longest passing play in yards *TD to Pat Woodcock in 2002
90.0- Quarterback efficiency rating
60.3- Completion percentage
9- Touchdown passes
8.32- Yards per passing attempt
8- Grey Cup appearances
6- Different Grey Cup venues played (all league venues except HAM & TOR)
5- Interceptions
3- Grey Cup wins (2002, 2009 & 2010)
3- Grey Cup wins in Alberta (2002 & 2010-@ EDM, 2009-@ CGY)
3- Consecutive Grey Cup appearances *current streak (2008-2010)
2- Grey Cup wins in 2 games at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium (2002 & 2010)
1- Grey Cup MVP award (2002)
1- Rushing touchdown
1- Punt (for 16 yards in 2005)

*Anthony Calvillo, Ben Cahoon and Scott Flory are the only three players to have appeared in all eight Grey Cups for Montreal since 2000

Note: All numbers include stats accumulated from the 98 Grey Cups played since the first was held in 1909 (including this year’s game between Montreal and Saskatchewan)