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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
2,558 168
Lawrence Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

2
1,762 346
Michael Strahan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

3
1,824 598
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

4
981 339
Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

5
1,171 397
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

6
914 354
Frank Gifford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Cornerback, Halfback

7
880 296
Y. A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

8
876 355
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tight end

9
739 250
Carl Banks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

10
854 297
Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

11
727 227
Justin Tuck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

12
1,169 257
Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jonathan_Rojas2 added Wide reciever

13
684 301
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

14
568 193
Amani Toomer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

15
455 162
Leonard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

16
435 168
Roosevelt Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Roosevelt Brown Offensive tackle

17
373 157
Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back

18
774 314
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

19
513 141
Osi Umenyiora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

20
635 189
Jason Pierre-Paul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

21
467 227
Joe Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

22
424 118
Chris Snee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Guard

23
416 204
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

24
397 182
Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive lineman

25
349 152
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

26
310 158
George Martin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

27
298 159
Rodney Hampton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

28
287 173
Andy Robustelli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

29
307 122
Jessie Armstead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

30
334 52
Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
AlanNadeau added Landon Collins Cornerback

31
322 110
Brad Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

32
376 181
Ahmad Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

33
403 106
Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
e61121169 added Wide receiver

34
265 108
Bart Oates is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Center

35
340 185
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

36
216 142
Mel Hein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker, Center

37
242 176
Charlie Conerly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

38
288 169
Dave Meggett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

39
306 103
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Right Guard

40
190 69
Jim Burt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

41
290 125
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tight end

42
299 170
Hakeem Nicks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

43
220 104
Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

44
232 163
Alex Webster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Fullback

45
201 57
Jason Sehorn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

46
242 85
Carl
Defensive back

47
204 106
Dick Lynch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive back

48
208 108
Kyle Rote is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Wide receiver

49
203 100
Homer Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

50
172 58
David Diehl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tackle