Grey Cup Most Valuable Player

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The Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player (French : Joueur le plus précieux de la Coupe Grey) award is awarded annually since 1959 to the player of the winning team who deemed to have had the best performance in the Grey Cup Game, the Canadian Football League's championship game.

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Canadians are eligible for the award but have seldom hoisted it due to American players' dominance in the league. Andrew Harris, after winning the Grey Cup with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019, became the first player to win both the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player and the Dick Suderman Trophy in the same edition of the championship.

Grey Cup Most Valuable Player Award winners

YearPlayerTeam
1959 Charlie Shepard (RB) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1960 Ron Stewart (RB) Ottawa Rough Riders
1961 Ken Ploen (QB) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1962 Leo Lewis (RB) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1963 Not awarded
1964 Not awarded
1965 Not awarded
1966 Not awarded
1967 Joe Zuger (QB) Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1968 Vic Washington (RB) Ottawa Rough Riders
1969 Russ Jackson (QB) Ottawa Rough Riders
1970 Sonny Wade (QB) Montreal Alouettes
1971 Wayne Harris (LB) Calgary Stampeders
1972 Chuck Ealey (QB) Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1973 Charlie Brandon (DE) Ottawa Rough Riders
Between 1974-1990 Offensive Player of the Game & Defensive Player of the Game were awarded
1974 Offence: Sonny Wade (QB) Montreal Alouettes
Defence: Junior Ah You (DE) Montreal Alouettes
1975 Offence: Steve Ferrughelli (RB) Montreal Alouettes [*]
Defence: Lewis Cook (DB) Montreal Alouettes [*]
1976 Offence: Tom Clements (QB) Ottawa Rough Riders
Defence: Cleveland Vann (LB) Saskatchewan Roughriders [*]
1977 Offence: Sonny Wade (QB) Montreal Alouettes
Defence: Glen Weir (DT) Montreal Alouettes
1978 Offence: Tom Wilkinson (QB) Edmonton Eskimos
Defence: Dave "Dr. Death" Fennell (DT) Edmonton Eskimos
1979 Offence: David Green (RB) Montreal Alouettes
Defence: Tom Cousineau (LB) Montreal Alouettes [*]
1980 Offence: Warren Moon (QB) Edmonton Eskimos
Defence: Dale Potter (LB) Edmonton Eskimos
1981 Offence: J.C. Watts (QB) Ottawa Rough Riders [*]
Defence: John Glassford (LB) Ottawa Rough Riders [*]
1982 Offence: Warren Moon (QB) Edmonton Eskimos
Defence: Dave "Dr. Death" Fennell (DT) Edmonton Eskimos
1983 Offence: Joe Barnes (QB) Toronto Argonauts
Defence: Carl Brazley (DB) Toronto Argonauts
1984 Offence: Tom Clements (QB) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Defence: Tyrone Jones (LB) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1985 Offence: Roy Dewalt (QB) BC Lions
Defence: James "Quick" Parker (DE) BC Lions
1986 Offence: Mike Kerrigan (QB) Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Defence: Grover Covington (DE) Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1987 Offence: Damon Allen (QB) Edmonton Eskimos
Defence: Stewart Hill (DE) Edmonton Eskimos
1988 Offence: James Murphy (WR) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Defence: Michael Gray (DT) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1989 Offence: Kent Austin (QB) Saskatchewan Roughriders
Defence: Chuck Klingbeil (DT) Saskatchewan Roughriders
1990 Offence: Tom Burgess (QB) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Defence: Greg Battle (LB) Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Between 1974-1990 Offensive Player of the Game & Defensive Player of the Game were awarded
1991 Raghib "Rocket" Ismail (WR) Toronto Argonauts
1992 Doug Flutie (QB) Calgary Stampeders
1993 Damon Allen (QB) Edmonton Eskimos
1994 Karl Anthony (DB) Baltimore F.C. [*]
1995 Tracy Ham (QB) Baltimore Stallions
1996 Doug Flutie (QB) Toronto Argonauts
1997 Doug Flutie (QB) Toronto Argonauts
1998 Jeff Garcia (QB) Calgary Stampeders
1999 Danny McManus (QB) Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2000 Robert Drummond (RB) BC Lions
2001 Marcus Crandell (QB) Calgary Stampeders
2002 Anthony Calvillo (QB) Montreal Alouettes
2003 Jason Tucker (WR) Edmonton Eskimos
2004 Damon Allen (QB) Toronto Argonauts
2005 Ricky Ray (QB) Edmonton Eskimos
2006 Dave Dickenson (QB) BC Lions
2007 James Johnson (DB) Saskatchewan Roughriders
2008 Henry Burris (QB) Calgary Stampeders
2009 Avon Cobourne (RB) Montreal Alouettes
2010 Jamel Richardson (SB) Montreal Alouettes
2011 Travis Lulay (QB) BC Lions
2012 Chad Kackert (RB) Toronto Argonauts
2013 Kory Sheets (RB) Saskatchewan Roughriders
2014 Bo Levi Mitchell (QB) Calgary Stampeders
2015 Mike Reilly (QB) Edmonton Eskimos
2016 Henry Burris (QB) Ottawa Redblacks
2017 DeVier Posey (WR) Toronto Argonauts
2018 Bo Levi Mitchell (QB) Calgary Stampeders
2019 Andrew Harris (RB) Winnipeg Blue Bombers

^ - Denotes award winner came from losing team

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