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The 1990 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 37th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 33rd Canadian Football League season.


CFL News in 1990

J. Donald Crump was appointed as the eighth CFL Commissioner on Friday, January 5.

The CFL Annual Meetings-Canadian College Draft was held in Hamilton for the third straight year.

The CFL increased roster limit to 37 players to include 20-Non Imports, 14-Imports and 3-Quarterbacks with the reserve list remaining at two players.

The Toronto Argonauts and the BC Lions set a record for most points in a game when they scored 111 points on Saturday, September 1 at the SkyDome. The Argonauts won the game 68-43.

The BC Lions added silver to its colours. In addition, Vancouver played host to the Grey Cup game for the 11th time.

Regular Season Standings


Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Calgary Stampeders 18 11 6 1 588 566 23
Edmonton Eskimos 18 10 8 0 612 510 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 9 9 0 557 592 18
BC Lions 18 6 11 1 520 620 13
East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 12 6 0 472 398 24
Toronto Argonauts 18 10 8 0 689 538 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 7 11 0 540 602 14
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 6 12 0 476 628 12
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Calgary and Winnipeg have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the 1990 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Edmonton Eskimos 50-11, at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium. The Blue Bombers' Tom Burgess (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Greg Battle (LB) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence, while Warren Hudson (FB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

  November 11: Division Semifinals     November 18: Division Finals     November 25: 78th Grey Cup @ BC Place Stadium - Vancouver, BC
  East     E2  Toronto Argonauts 17  
  E3  Ottawa Rough Riders 25     E1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20    
  E2  Toronto Argonauts 34         E1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 50
      W2  Edmonton Eskimos 11
  West     W2  Edmonton Eskimos 43    
  W3  Saskatchewan Roughriders 27     W1  Calgary Stampeders 23  
  W2  Edmonton Eskimos 43  

1990 CFL All-Stars



Special teams

1990 CFL Awards

Preceded by
1989 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1991 CFL season


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