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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
2,716 174
Lawrence Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

2
1,869 366
Michael Strahan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

3
1,921 643
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

4
1,241 421
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

5
1,033 358
Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

6
947 373
Frank Gifford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Cornerback, Halfback

7
706 315
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

8
912 381
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tight end

9
907 324
Y. A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

10
922 315
Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

11
778 273
Carl Banks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

12
765 244
Justin Tuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

13
396 163
Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back

14
1,260 280
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
608 203
Amani Toomer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

16
452 175
Roosevelt Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Roosevelt Brown Offensive tackle

17
477 168
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
486 237
Joe Morris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

19
824 327
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

20
440 215
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

21
544 149
Osi Umenyiora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

22
409 190
Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive lineman

23
325 166
George Martin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

24
295 186
Andy Robustelli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

25
367 157
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

26
670 201
Jason Pierre-Paul is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end

27
320 167
Rodney Hampton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

28
447 123
Chris Snee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Guard

29
334 130
Jessie Armstead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

30
251 183
Charlie Conerly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

31
226 148
Mel Hein is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker, Center

32
391 189
Ahmad Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back

33
346 114
Brad Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker

34
439 112
Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
e61121169 added Wide receiver

35
350 195
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback

36
276 113
Bart Oates is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Center

37
304 176
Dave Meggett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

38
236 173
Alex Webster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Halfback, Fullback

39
120 4
Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Saquon Barkley Running back

40
378 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
313 178
Hakeem Nicks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

42
238 111
Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver

43
320 107
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Right Guard

44
210 109
Dick Lynch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive back

45
196 73
Jim Burt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

46
312 137
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
192 109
Jim Katcavage is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
255 89
Carl
Defensive back