1st base of the grey cup the grey cup today a trophy for canadian professional football supremacy was originally not a pro award and actually was not intended for football at all in 1909 the grey cup was contemplated as an award for the amateur senior hockey championship of canada however sir h montagu allan . The first grey cup game was held on december 4 1909 when the university of toronto varsity blues defeated the parkdale canoe club 26 6 before 3800 fans they retained the trophy in the following two years defeating the hamilton tigers in 1910 and the toronto argonauts in 1911. The 100th grey cup game was played on november 25 2012 in toronto between the hometown argonauts and the calgary stampeders the argos got to hoist the grey cup trophy as the winners the game was played in toronto which had been the site of the first grey cup game. The grey cup is the championship of the canadian football league cfl and the trophy awarded to the victorious team the trophy is named after albert grey the governor general of canada from 1904 until 1911 he donated the trophy to the canadian rugby union in 1909 to recognize the top amateur rugby football team in canada
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