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These are the greatest Bears of all-time. Since the NFL's inception, the Chicago Bears have been a vital part of the league's fabric. One of the classic football franchises (one of the two original NFL teams still in existence), the Bears are known for their punishing brand of black and blue football. The team has had some of the greatest players in football history wear the Dark Navy, Orange and White. When you think of great Chicago Bears, you generally think of defense, especially punishing linebackers. Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher are all considered some of the best linebackers in NFL history and they've all been leaders of the Monsters of the Midway. 

While many consider the best players to play for the Bears to be defenders, one of the greatest offensive weapons played for the Bears. The running back position for the Bears is one of the most prestigious in the entire NFL. That's what happens when you have players like Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, and Red Grange. So whether you like backs, centers, QBs, or receivers, there's a great Bears player at that position, to be sure.

The Bears have won nine championships in its illustrious history, which includes one Super Bowl berth. From that special 1985 team, you'll find many of the defensive stars on this list. They are considered one of the greatest defenses of all time, so you would expect them to be considered some of the best Bears players ever.

Who are the greatest Chicago Bears of all time? Who are the most famous Bears players? With over 50 of the greatest Chicago Bears listed here, it's up to you to decide who was truly the best. If you notice someone who isn't on this list, feel free to add them. Please re-rank and vote to your liking.
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Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Walter Payton Running back

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+ - 1,106 117
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dick Butkus Linebacker, Center

3
+ - 843 171
Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

4
+ - 889 172
Gale Sayers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gale Sayers Running back, Return specialist

5
+ - 941 212
Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Urlacher Linebacker

6
+ - 832 150
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

7
+ - 556 144
Richard Dent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Richard Dent Defensive end

8
+ - 453 135
Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dan Hampton Defensive tackle, Defensive end

9
+ - 549 139
George Halas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Halas End, Tight end

10
+ - 385 115
Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Sid Luckman Quarterback

11
+ - 419 126
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Red Grange Running back

12
+ - 373 91
Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bronko Nagurski Running back, Fullback

13
+ - 423 147
Lance Briggs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Lance Briggs Linebacker

14
+ - 580 179
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Devin Hester Wide receiver

15
+ - 360 63
Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Charles Tillman Cornerback

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+ - 497 118
Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Forté Running back

17
+ - 279 116
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Atkins Defensive end

18
+ - 379 108
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
William Perry Defensive tackle, Fullback - 1962

19
+ - 371 139
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jim McMahon Quarterback

20
+ - 296 109
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Steve McMichael Defensive tackle, Defensive lineman

21
+ - 231 118
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Bill George Linebacker

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+ - 254 77
Wilber Marshall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Wilber Marshall Linebacker

23
+ - 354 172
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

24
+ - 258 112
Gary Fencik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Gary Fencik Safety, Defensive back

25
+ - 235 86
Olin Kreutz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Olin Kreutz Center

26
+ - 224 101
Jay Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jay Hilgenberg Offensive Lineman, Center

27
+ - 199 97
Keith Van Horne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Keith Van Horne Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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+ - 179 99
Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Doug Buffone Linebacker

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+ - 334 102
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Robbie Gould Placekicker

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+ - 132 104
Stan Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Stan Jones Defensive tackle, Tackle, Guard

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+ - 194 66
Jim Covert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Jim Covert Tackle

32
+ - 229 74
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Willie Gault Wide receiver

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+ - 216 84
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo Running back

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+ - 195 69
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Neal Anderson Running back

35
+ - 143 92
George Connor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
George Connor Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Linebacker

36
+ - 144 89
Richie Petitbon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

37
+ - 172 55
Kyle Long is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

38
+ - 112 45
Dave Duerson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Dave Duerson Safety, Defensive back

39
+ - 139 74
Roosevelt Taylor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

40
+ - 144 35
Otis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Otis Wilson Linebacker

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+ - 113 90
Mike Hartenstine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Hartenstine Defensive end, Defensive lineman

42
+ - 129 69
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

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+ - 115 81
Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Rick Casares Running back, Fullback

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+ - 118 52
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Mike Brown Safety, Defensive back

45
+ - 123 53
Julius Peppers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Julius Peppers Defensive end

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+ - 163 71
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

47
+ - 119 55
Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Leslie Frazier Cornerback

48
+ - 70 25
Brian Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Brian Piccolo

49
+ - 111 85
Joe Fortunato is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Joe Fortunato Linebacker

50
+ - 67 39
Tim Jennings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time
Tim Jennings Cornerback