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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.

1
2,440 163
Lawrence Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Lawrence Taylor Linebacker

2
1,675 327
Michael Strahan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Michael Strahan Defensive end

3
1,750 543
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Eli Manning Quarterback

4
929 320
Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Harry Carson Defensive end, Linebacker

5
1,114 379
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Phil Simms Quarterback

6
891 325
Frank Gifford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Frank Gifford Running back, Cornerback, Halfback

7
838 273
Y. A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Y. A. Tittle Quarterback

8
842 333
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Mark Bavaro Tight end

9
664 286
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Sam Huff Linebacker

10
707 239
Carl Banks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Carl Banks Linebacker

11
683 213
Justin Tuck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Justin Tuck Defensive end

12
1,083 237
Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jonathan_Rojas2 added Odell Beckham Jr. Wide reciever

13
804 284
Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tiki Barber Running back

14
548 184
Amani Toomer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Amani Toomer Wide receiver

15
437 157
Leonard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Leonard Marshall Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

16
422 163
Roosevelt Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Roosevelt Brown Offensive tackle

17
360 150
Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Emlen Tunnell Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back

18
740 303
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Victor Cruz Wide receiver

19
481 134
Osi Umenyiora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Osi Umenyiora Defensive end

20
616 180
Jason Pierre-Paul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jason Pierre-Paul Defensive end

21
453 222
Joe Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Joe Morris Running back

22
402 116
Chris Snee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Chris Snee Guard

23
402 196
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Ottis Anderson Running back

24
390 178
Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Rosey Grier Defensive lineman

25
335 146
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Pepper Johnson Linebacker

26
300 155
George Martin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
George Martin Defensive end

27
279 169
Andy Robustelli is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Andy Robustelli Defensive end

28
281 155
Rodney Hampton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Rodney Hampton Running back

29
289 118
Jessie Armstead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jessie Armstead Linebacker

30
305 47
Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
AlanNadeau added Landon Collins Cornerback

31
299 106
Brad Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Brad Van Pelt Linebacker

32
358 175
Ahmad Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Ahmad Bradshaw Running back

33
378 100
Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
e61121169 added Tom Coughlin Wide receiver

34
258 104
Bart Oates is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Bart Oates Center

35
211 138
Mel Hein is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Mel Hein Linebacker, Center

36
325 178
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Fran Tarkenton Quarterback

37
234 174
Charlie Conerly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Charlie Conerly Quarterback

38
279 167
Dave Meggett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Dave Meggett Running back, Return specialist

39
289 99
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Vince Lombardi Right Guard

40
182 67
Jim Burt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jim Burt Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

41
289 166
Hakeem Nicks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Hakeem Nicks Wide receiver

42
272 120
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jeremy Shockey Tight end

43
223 161
Alex Webster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Alex Webster Running back, Halfback, Fullback

44
232 83
Carl
Carl "Spider" Lockhart Defensive back

45
200 104
Dick Lynch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Dick Lynch Defensive back

46
199 101
Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Plaxico Burress Wide receiver

47
201 107
Kyle Rote is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Kyle Rote Running back, Halfback, Wide receiver

48
182 56
Jason Sehorn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
muzziac added Jason Sehorn Cornerback

49
197 99
Homer Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Homer Jones Wide receiver

50
181 103
Jim Katcavage is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jim Katcavage Defensive tackle, Tackle