1959 CFL season

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1959 CFL season
DurationJune – October, 1959
East Champions championsHamilton Tiger-Cats
West Champions championsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
47th Grey Cup
DateNovember 28, 1959
VenueExhibition Stadium, Toronto
ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
CFL seasons seasons
← 1958
1960 →
Canadian Football League team locations: Red pog.svg WIFU, Blue 000080 pog.svg IRFU

The 1959 CFL season was the sixth season in modern-day Canadian football, although officially it was the second season of the Canadian Football League. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers played the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the third straight time in the Grey Cup final. The Blue Bombers won the rubber match in a defensive showdown.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

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

Western Interprovincial Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 12 4 0 418 272 24
Edmonton Eskimos 16 10 6 0 370 221 20
BC Lions 16 9 7 0 306 301 18
Calgary Stampeders 16 8 8 0 356 301 16
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 1 15 0 212 567 2
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 10 4 0 298 162 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 8 6 0 275 217 16
Montreal Alouettes 14 6 8 0 193 305 12
Toronto Argonauts 14 4 10 0 192 274 8
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Winnipeg and Hamilton both have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1959

Semi-finals[edit]

Western Semi-Finals
Edmonton Eskimos vs BC Lions
Game Date Away Home
1 November 4? Edmonton Eskimos 20 BC Lions 8
2 November 7? BC Lions 7 Edmonton Eskimos 41
Edmonton won the total-point series 61–15
Eastern Semi-Finals
Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 7 Montreal Alouettes 0 Ottawa Rough Riders 43

Finals[edit]

Western Finals
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Edmonton Eskimos
Game Date Away Home
1 November 11 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19 Edmonton Eskimos 11
2 November 14 Edmonton Eskimos 8 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16
Winnipeg wins the best of three series 2–0
Eastern Finals
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Ottawa Rough Riders
Game Date Away Home
1 November 14 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 5 Ottawa Rough Riders 17
2 November 21 Ottawa Rough Riders 7 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21
Hamilton won the total-point series by 26–24

Playoff bracket[edit]

Semifinals Finals 47th Grey Cup
E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26
(5+21)
E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 43 E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 24
(17+7)
E3 Montreal Alouettes 0 E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7
W1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21
W1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2
(19,16)
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 61
(20+41)
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 0
(11,8)
W3 BC Lions 15
(8+7)

[2]

Grey Cup Championship[edit]

November 28

47th Annual Grey Cup Game: Exhibition StadiumToronto, Ontario

Western Champions Eastern Champions
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the 1959 Grey Cup Champions
  • Note: Western Semi-Final dates are not confirmed, however since [1] the regular season ended October 26 in the West, and October 31 in the East, and [2] all other playoff dates, as well as the Grey Cup date are accurate, it is reasonable to assume the above dates are accurate.

CFL Leaders[edit]

1959 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1959 Western All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1959 CFL Awards[edit]

1959 Miss Grey Cup[edit]

  • Miss BC Lions Anna Finlayson was named Miss Grey Cup 1959

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grey Cup Memories: 1959". CFL.ca. 2005-11-12. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  2. ^ "1963".
  3. ^ "CFLapedia".