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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
2,620 169
Lawrence Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

2
1,800 355
Michael Strahan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

3
1,862 620
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

4
1,193 405
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

5
994 348
Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

6
924 361
Frank Gifford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Cornerback, Halfback

7
887 364
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tight end

8
888 305
Y. A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

9
876 305
Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

10
750 256
Carl Banks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

11
1,203 270
Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jonathan_Rojas2 added Wide reciever

12
737 235
Justin Tuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

13
689 306
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

14
581 195
Amani Toomer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

15
459 165
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
440 171
Roosevelt Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Roosevelt Brown Offensive tackle

17
381 158
Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back

18
792 319
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

19
523 144
Osi Umenyiora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

20
650 194
Jason Pierre-Paul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

21
474 230
Joe Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

22
430 120
Chris Snee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Guard

23
423 207
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

24
401 184
Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive lineman

25
351 155
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

26
314 161
George Martin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

27
306 162
Rodney Hampton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

28
289 175
Andy Robustelli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

29
346 55
Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
AlanNadeau added Landon Collins Cornerback

30
309 126
Jessie Armstead is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

31
325 112
Brad Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

32
384 183
Ahmad Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

33
412 109
Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
e61121169 added Wide receiver

34
270 110
Bart Oates is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Center

35
344 187
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

36
220 143
Mel Hein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker, Center

37
244 178
Charlie Conerly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

38
292 170
Dave Meggett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

39
308 105
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Right Guard

40
192 70
Jim Burt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

41
229 105
Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

42
297 129
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tight end

43
303 172
Hakeem Nicks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

44
206 58
Jason Sehorn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
muzziac added Cornerback

45
233 163
Alex Webster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Fullback

46
243 85
Carl
Defensive back

47
205 106
Dick Lynch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive back

48
209 108
Kyle Rote is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Wide receiver

49
205 100
Homer Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

50
174 58
David Diehl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tackle