Montreal Alouettes

Facts and information about the Montreal Alouettes

  • The Alouettes have an interesting team history. The original Montreal Alouettes were founded in 1946 and played in the CFL from 1956 to 1981. The Montreal Concordes were founded in 1982 and were renamed the Alouettes after the 1986 season, that team folded just before the 1987 season. When the NFL permitted the Cleveland Browns to move to Baltimore to become the Ravens in 1996, the CFL decided to move the Baltimore Stallions to Montreal where they were renamed the Alouettes.
  • From 1954-1956, the Alouettes appeared in three consecutive Grey Cups, losing all three to the Edmonton Eskimos.
  • Montreal did not have a winning season in the entire decade of the 1960s.
  • The original Alouettes team folded when the financial empire of team owner Nelson Skalbania collapsed.
  • The Montreal Concordes, who would years later change their name to the Alouettes, were formed in 1982 by Montreal Expos founder Charles Bronfman.
  • Professional wrestler Lex Luger played parts of the 1979, 1980, and 1981 CFL seasons for the Montreal Alouettes under his given name Larry Pfohl.
  • During the two years before the Baltimore Stallions moved to Montreal, they appeared both years in the Grey Cup, winning it all in 1995.

 

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