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This is a list of the best New York Giants of all time. Formed in 1925, the New York Football Giants are a name as recognizable with the NFL as much as any other team in the league. The Giants are one of the greatest teams of all time. The team has won eight championships, four before the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 and four Super Bowl titles. Some of the greatest defensive players in NFL history have played for the Giants. The team has traditionally relied on stout defenses and a powerful running game. The formative years of the NFL saw some of the best linemen and linebackers play for the team. Hall of Famers from the team's early years includes Sam Huff, Frank Gifford, Rosey Brown, Andy Robustelli and Y.A. Tittle.

After an 18 playoff drought, the Giants' fortunes started to turn in 1981. That year, the team drafted one of its greatest players and perhaps the best linebacker ever in Lawrence Taylor. In addition to Taylor, the team had some of the top Giants in Phil Simms, George Martin and Harry Carson. More recently, the Giants have won multiple Super Bowl titles with quarterback Eli Manning and Justin Tuck captaining the defense. 

This list of the best New York Giants of all time. If you see someone who should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think is the greatest New York Giants player of all time.
list ordered by

1
2,725 174
Lawrence Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

2
1,876 367
Michael Strahan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

3
1,926 643
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

4
1,244 422
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,036 358
Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

6
949 373
Frank Gifford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Cornerback, Halfback

7
708 315
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

8
916 381
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tight end

9
910 324
Y. A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

10
925 315
Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

11
780 273
Carl Banks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

12
768 244
Justin Tuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

13
398 163
Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back

14
1,263 280
Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jonathan_Rojas2 added Wide reciever

15
611 203
Amani Toomer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

16
454 175
Roosevelt Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Roosevelt Brown Offensive tackle

17
479 168
Leonard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

18
489 237
Joe Morris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

19
828 327
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

20
442 215
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

21
546 150
Osi Umenyiora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

22
410 190
Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive lineman

23
326 166
George Martin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

24
296 186
Andy Robustelli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

25
369 157
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

26
672 201
Jason Pierre-Paul is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

27
321 167
Rodney Hampton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

28
448 123
Chris Snee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Guard

29
337 130
Jessie Armstead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

30
253 183
Charlie Conerly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

31
227 148
Mel Hein is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker, Center

32
392 190
Ahmad Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

33
347 116
Brad Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

34
440 113
Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
e61121169 added Wide receiver

35
350 196
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

36
306 176
Dave Meggett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

37
277 113
Bart Oates is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Center

38
237 174
Alex Webster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Fullback

39
124 4
Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Saquon Barkley Running back

40
382 56
Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
AlanNadeau added Landon Collins Cornerback

41
316 178
Hakeem Nicks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

42
241 111
Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

43
320 108
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Right Guard

44
197 73
Jim Burt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

45
210 110
Dick Lynch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive back

46
314 137
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tight end

47
214 115
Kyle Rote is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Wide receiver

48
211 103
Homer Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

49
192 110
Jim Katcavage is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
256 89
Carl
Defensive back