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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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1
1,506 395
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,056 273
John Randle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

3
1,448 461
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

4
1,281 308
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

5
1,298 219
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

6
1,074 150
Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

7
653 151
Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

8
700 148
Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

9
684 133
Jim Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end

10
444 147
Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tackle

11
655 98
Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

12
714 211
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end

13
519 143
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

14
503 128
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

15
402 94
Mick Tingelhoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JJGrosser added Offensive Lineman, Center

16
354 113
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

17
368 157
Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

18
389 129
Kevin Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle

19
388 137
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

20
448 229
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

21
467 261
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

22
378 136
Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

23
358 114
Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Center

24
398 141
Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Cornerback

25
507 316
Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
rktrophies added Quarterback

26
352 112
Joey Browner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ducky added Safety, Defensive back

27
504 62
Harrison Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Safety

28
277 98
Keith Millard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

29
340 77
Chad Greenway is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

30
342 115
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

31
317 105
Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Linebacker

32
297 130
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tight end

33
352 152
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
296 120
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

35
195 104
Tommy Kramer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Quarterback

36
311 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
279 75
Matt Blair is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Linebacker

38
251 173
Jim Kleinsasser is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Halfback, Fullback, Tight end

39
213 115
Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tight end

40
211 81
Ed White is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
chuck-white added Guard

41
202 103
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

42
209 95
Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
KeithRinaldi added Linebacker

43
215 132
Jake Reed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

44
169 56
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

45
164 56
Gary Larsen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Tackle

46
215 9
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scootershippos added Adam Thielen Wide receiver

47
223 135
Korey Stringer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

48
146 187
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

49
168 71
Sammy White is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

50
258 24
Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
dan the critic added Cornerback