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This is a list of the best Pittsburgh Steelers of all time. Formed in 1933, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most popular and famous teams in NFL history. The Steelers first period of success came in the 1970s when led by Chuck Noll, the team won four Super Bowl championships. Those teams had one of the best defenses in NFL history. Hall of Famers of like "Mean" Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham and Mel Blount were on those Steelers teams and are some of the best players in Steelers history. That's not to dismiss the efforts of the Pittsburgh offense in any way. In fact, two of the best Pittsburgh receivers in team history were on those teams. Lynn Swann and John Stallworth terrorized opposing defenses during those years and their reward, in addition to four rings, was a place in the Hall of Fame. And we haven't even mentioned two of the greatest Steelers stars of all: Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris.

The Steelers experienced a resurgence in the late '90s. Powered by Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis, the Steelers went to multiple AFC championship games and two Super Bowls, including winning Super Bowl XL in 2006. This second era in Steeler history featured some of the best players of their era, including Ben Roethlisberger, Joey Porter, James Harrison and Hines Ward. The Steelers won another championship with these players when they defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. To date, the Steelers have the most Super Bowl titles and can boast about having the most Hall of Fame players who have been inducted as Steelers. These not only are the greatest Steelers ever, but some of the best players in NFL history as well

This list of the best Steelers of all time includes players from their beginnings in 1933 to the present day. If there's someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Steelers players ever.  
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1
970 92
Joe Greene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

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2
821 108
Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jack Lambert Linebacker

3
624 135
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

4
585 112
Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mel Blount Cornerback, Defensive back

5
836 156
Troy Polamalu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Troy Polamalu Strong Safety

6
592 132
Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

7
553 102
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Lynn Swann Wide receiver

8
747 155
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Terry Bradshaw Quarterback

9
624 108
Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jerome Bettis Running back

10
684 131
Hines Ward is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Hines Ward Wide receiver

11
755 141
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback

12
620 115
Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jack Ham Linebacker

13
516 100
Mike Webster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Mike Webster Center

14
465 88
John Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
John Stallworth Wide receiver

15
561 93
James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
James Harrison Outside Linebacker

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16
503 75
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Antonio Brown Wide receiver

17
395 85
L. C. Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
L. C. Greenwood Defensive end

18
276 111
Alan Faneca is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Alan Faneca Guard

19
310 108
Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Kevin Greene Linebacker

20
309 112
Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Greg Lloyd Linebacker

21
308 103
Dermontti Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Dermontti Dawson Guard, Center

22
329 48
Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Chuck Noll Guard, Linebacker

23
280 94
Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Donnie Shell Safety

24
388 86
Heath Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
StuartGantner added Heath Miller Tight end

25
296 103
Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Joey Porter Linebacker

26
326 64
Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

27
321 82
Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Rocky Bleier Running back, Halfback, Fullback

28
223 84
Dwight White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
willyboymcoy added Dwight White Defensive end

29
204 110
Ernie Stautner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Ernie Stautner Defensive tackle

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30
213 90
Carnell Lake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Carnell Lake Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

31
195 102
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Casey Hampton Nose tackle

32
184 62
Brett Keisel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Brett Keisel Defensive end

33
201 57
Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
coreyhut added Bill Cowher Linebacker

34
229 95
James Farrior is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
James Farrior Middle Linebacker

35
148 61
Lawrence Timmons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Lawrence Timmons Linebacker

36
173 96
Levon Kirkland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Levon Kirkland Linebacker

37
154 63
Ike Taylor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
JabariParker12 added Ike Taylor Cornerback

38
193 119
LaMarr Woodley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
LaMarr Woodley Outside Linebacker

39
137 55
Mike Wagner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Mike Wagner Safety

40
87 38
Cameron Heyward is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
David Michael added Cameron Heyward Defensive end

41
106 26
Maurkice Pouncey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Maurkice Pouncey Guard, Center

42
190 78
Andy Russell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Andy Russell Linebacker

43
155 91
John Henry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
John Henry Johnson Running back, Fullback

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44
97 35
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
-1456082551498 added Santonio Holmes Wide receiver

45
85 9
Art Rooney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Tom Derr added Art Rooney

46
178 121
Willie Parker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Willie Parker Running back

47
86 55
Louis Lipps is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
slaft added Louis Lipps Wide receiver

48
171 87
Aaron Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Aaron Smith Defensive end

49
86 49
Larry Foote is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
slaft added Larry Foote Linebacker

50
132 106
Jason Gildon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time
Jason Gildon Defensive end, Linebacker