Ottawa Trojans

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Ottawa Trojans
Founded 1943
Folded 1948 (Amalgamated with Ottawa Rough Riders
in 1948)
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Home field Lansdowne Park
Head coach Gordie Perry (1943-1944)
Arnie McWatters (1945-1946)
Wally Masters (1947)
League Ontario Rugby Football Union

Red and Blue[1]


The Ottawa Trojans were a Canadian football team based in Ottawa, Ontario and competed in the Ontario Rugby Football Union from 1943-1947. After winning the 1947 ORFU championship, the team would merge with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1948.[2]


The team was first admitted into the ORFU on Friday, July 16, 1943, and played for one season as the Ottawa Combines, supplanting the Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers as the sixth team.[3] The club was renamed the Trojans prior to the 1944 season.[4] The team had their most successful season in 1947 where they won the ORFU championship before losing the East Final to the Toronto Argonauts.[5][6] After the 1947 season, they amalgamated with the Ottawa Rough Riders after the Riders were given exclusive rights to Ottawa's Lansdowne Park playing fields.[7] The new football organization would be known as the Ottawa Rough Riders Football Club[2] and would compete in the 1948 Grey Cup before finally winning it in 1951.


Season W L T PF PA Pts Finish Playoffs
1943 2 7 0 68 129 4 4th, ORFU Missed Playoffs
1944 3 3 0 74 74 6 3rd, ORFU Missed Playoffs
1945 3 4 0 56 78 6 3rd, ORFU Missed Playoffs
1946 0 10 0 36 127 0 6th, ORFU Missed playoffs
1947 5 4 1 148 133 11 3rd, ORFU Lost Eastern Finals