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Samuel Berger


President and director of the four-time Grey Cup champion Ottawa Football Club, Berger purchased the Alouettes in 1969, revitalizing the franchise.

Under Berger, the Alouettes won the Grey Cup in 1970, 1974 and 1977. He twice served as president of the CFL in 1964 and 1971, and was instrumental in drafting the league’s first television contract.

He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1993.