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A list of the best Minnesota Vikings of all time. Formed in 1961, the Minnesota Vikings have been one of the NFL's hard luck franchises. The team has had a lot of success, making the Super Bowl in 1969 along with 25 playoff berths since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. But despite that and three more Super Bowl appearances, the Vikings have yet to win a Super Bowl championship. That isn't due to the lack of great players. The Vikings have had a number of superstars wear the purple and gold. For years, the Purple People Eaters, the nickname for the Vikings defensive line, were one of the most intimidating in the league. The Vikings had several Hall of Famer suit up for them during their Super Bowl years like Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page and Ron Yary. These players are considered some of the best football players of all time.

The Vikings have drafted well over the years. They've drafted two of the best players ever in Randy Moss and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson. In 1990, the team successfully claimed Cris Carter off waivers. Carter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013 and is one of the best wide receivers in football history.

This is the list of the greatest Minnesota Vikings of all time. If you think someone should be on this list of the best Vikings of all time, then feel free to add him to the list. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Minnesota Vikings ever.
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+ - 807 205
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Randy Moss Wide receiver

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2
+ - 834 253
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Adrian Peterson Running back

3
+ - 567 120
John Randle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
John Randle Defensive tackle, Defensive end

4
+ - 720 173
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Cris Carter Wide receiver

5
+ - 736 130
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

6
+ - 608 100
Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Alan Page Defensive tackle, Defensive end

7
+ - 374 94
Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Carl Eller Defensive end, Defensive lineman

8
+ - 389 87
Jim Marshall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jim Marshall Defensive end

9
+ - 328 97
Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Randall McDaniel Offensive Lineman, Guard

10
+ - 263 90
Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ron Yary Tackle

11
+ - 393 124
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jared Allen Defensive end

12
+ - 274 75
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Chris Doleman Defensive end, Defensive lineman

13
+ - 340 59
Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Paul Krause Safety, Defensive back

14
+ - 297 97
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Chuck Foreman Running back

15
+ - 225 58
Mick Tingelhoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Mick Tingelhoff Offensive Lineman, Center

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16
+ - 202 67
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

17
+ - 203 92
Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

18
+ - 261 114
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

19
+ - 214 74
Kevin Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Kevin Williams Defensive tackle

20
+ - 219 78
Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Anthony Carter Wide receiver

21
+ - 267 140
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Daunte Culpepper Quarterback

22
+ - 220 78
Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Antoine Winfield Cornerback

23
+ - 289 159
Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Brett Favre Quarterback

24
+ - 203 87
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Robert Smith Running back

25
+ - 204 76
Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Matt Birk Center

26
+ - 195 67
Joey Browner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Joey Browner Safety, Defensive back

27
+ - 163 36
Chad Greenway is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Chad Greenway Linebacker

28
+ - 192 71
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ahmad Rashād Running back, Wide receiver

29
+ - 146 59
Keith Millard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Keith Millard Defensive tackle, Tackle

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+ - 173 78
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Pat Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle

31
+ - 177 71
Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Scott Studwell Linebacker

32
+ - 168 37
Harrison Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

33
+ - 153 102
Jim Kleinsasser is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jim Kleinsasser H-back, Fullback, Tight end

34
+ - 90 55
Tommy Kramer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tommy Kramer Quarterback

35
+ - 119 40
Ed White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ed White All-pro NFC, AFC

36
+ - 113 62
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Kyle Rudolph Tight end

37
+ - 158 52
Matt Blair is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Matt Blair Linebacker

38
+ - 116 75
Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Steve Jordan Tight end

39
+ - 132 71
Jake Reed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jake Reed Wide receiver

40
+ - 77 28
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Warren Moon Quarterback

41
+ - 109 80
Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Stefon Diggs WR

42
+ - 130 82
Korey Stringer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

43
+ - 60 53
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Percy Harvin Wide receiver

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+ - 137 96
Teddy Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

45
+ - 65 25
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Joe Kapp Quarterback

46
+ - 73 32
Gary Larsen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Gary Larsen Defensive tackle, Tackle

47
+ - 67 7
Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Bud Grant Defensive end, Wide receiver

48
+ - 74 37
Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

49
+ - 79 44
Sammy White is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Sammy White Wide receiver

50
+ - 67 38
Stu Voigt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Stu Voigt Tight end