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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.
list ordered by

1
1,454 381
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,238 294
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

3
1,397 441
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

4
1,263 210
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,008 262
John Randle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

6
1,042 146
Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

7
629 144
Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

8
682 143
Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

9
665 130
Jim Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end

10
432 143
Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tackle

11
627 94
Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

12
492 122
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

13
689 204
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end

14
499 139
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

15
391 89
Mick Tingelhoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JJGrosser added Offensive Lineman, Center

16
346 106
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

17
359 145
Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

18
375 128
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

19
454 244
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

20
376 123
Kevin Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle

21
435 218
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

22
370 130
Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

23
349 109
Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Center

24
386 136
Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Cornerback

25
343 107
Joey Browner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ducky added Safety, Defensive back

26
483 306
Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
rktrophies added Quarterback

27
469 60
Harrison Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Safety

28
269 93
Keith Millard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

29
325 72
Chad Greenway is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

30
331 113
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

31
304 102
Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Linebacker

32
278 121
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tight end

33
330 142
Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Stefon Diggs Wide receiver

34
288 116
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

35
186 100
Tommy Kramer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Quarterback

36
294 25
Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tom Derr added Defensive end, Wide receiver

37
270 73
Matt Blair is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Linebacker

38
244 167
Jim Kleinsasser is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Halfback, Fullback, Tight end

39
207 114
Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tight end

40
202 79
Ed White is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
chuck-white added Guard

41
191 98
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

42
201 90
Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
KeithRinaldi added Linebacker

43
210 127
Jake Reed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

44
157 53
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

45
220 130
Korey Stringer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

46
154 53
Gary Larsen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Tackle

47
138 178
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

48
177 9
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scootershippos added Adam Thielen Wide receiver

49
163 69
Sammy White is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

50
239 22
Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
dan the critic added Cornerback