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League Championships


1927 (NFL)
1934 (NFL)
1938 (NFL)
1956 (NFL)
1987 Super Bowl XXI
1991 Super Bowl XXV

Conference Championships


1956 (EFC)
1958 (EFC)
1959 (EFC)
1961 (EFC)
1962 (EFC)
1963 (EFC)
1986 (NFC)
1990 (NFC)
2000 (NFC)

Division Championships


1933 (NFL Eastern)
1934 (NFL Eastern)
1935 (NFL Eastern)
1938 (NFL Eastern)
1939 (NFL Eastern)
1941 (NFL Eastern)
1944 (NFL Eastern)
1946 (NFL Eastern)
1956 (NFL Eastern)
1958 (NFL Eastern)
1959 (NFL Eastern)
1961 (NFL Eastern)
1962 (NFL Eastern)
1963 (NFL Eastern)
1986 (NFC East)
1989 (NFC East)
1990 (NFC East)
1997 (NFC East)
2000 (NFC East)

Years in Playoffs


1933 1934 1935
1938 1939 1941
1943 1944 1946
1950 1956 1958
1959 1961 1962
1963 1984 1985
1986 1989 1990
1993 1997 2000
2002


Retired Numbers



#1 Ray Flaherty
#4 Tuffy Leemans
#7 Mel Hein
#11 Phil Simms
#14 Y.A. Tittle
#16 Frank Gifford
#32 Al Blozis
#40 Joe Morrison
#42 Charlie Connerly
#50 Ken Strong
#56 Lawrence Taylor

Hall of Fame Members



Jim Thorpe
1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1929
Joe Guyon
1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1927
Wilbur "Pete" Henry
1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930
Steve Owen
1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1953
Tim Mara
1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965
Ray Flaherty
1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949
Cal Hubbard
1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1936
Ken Strong
1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1946 and 1947
Morris "Red" Badgro
1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934 and 1935
Arnie Herber
1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945
Mel Hein
1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945
Tuffy Leemans
1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943
Emlen Tunnell
1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1961
Arnie Weinmeister
1950, 1951, 1952 and 1953
Frank Gifford
1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964
Hugh McElhenny
1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964
Roosevelt Brown
1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966
Sam Huff
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963
Andy Robustelli
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964
Don Maynard
1958
Y. A. Tittle
1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964
Wellington Mara
1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005
Fran Tarkenton
1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971
Larry Csonka
1976, 1977 and 1978
Lawrence Taylor
1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993

Previous Stadiums



Polo Grounds II
(55,200) 1925-55
Yankee Stadium I
(63,800) 1956-73
Yale Bowl New Haven
(70,896) 1973-74
Shea Stadium
(60,372) 1975

New York Giants Team History


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The city of New York was introduced to professional football on the same day that the city was introduced to the New York Giants. It was a clear sunny October afternoon in 1925 when the Giants took the field to play against the Frankford Yellow Jackets. The Giants lost their home debut by the score of 14-0 to lower their record to 0-3 after opening with two losses on the road. But more importantly, the New York Giants and professional football had arrived. The New York Giants are one of the most historic franchises in the NFL. Originally named after the NY Giants baseball team, the early football francise competed in 15 NFL Championship Games from 1927 to 1963, and won 4 league titles.

New York Giants Franchise Information


Franchise Granted: 1925
First Season: 1925
Franchise History:
    1925 - Present New York Giants (NFL)

Owner Tim Mara “borrowed” the Giants name from the city’s Major League Baseball team of the same name. This was not unusual among early day pro football franchises. At one time or another there were NFL franchises named the New York Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, and Detroit Tigers.

New York Giants - Stadium

Giants Stadium


East Rutherford, N.J. 07073
Surface Grass
Seating 79,593
Opened Oct. 10, 1976
Phone (301) 276-6000
Fax (301) 276-6002
Tenants:
   New York Giants
   New York Jets


New York Giants Chronological History



The city of New York was introduced to professional football on the same day that the city was introduced to the New York Giants. It was a clear sunny October afternoon in 1925 when the Giants took the field to play against the Frankford Yellow Jackets. The Giants lost their home debut by the score of 14-0 to lower their record to 0-3 after opening with two losses on the road. But more importantly, the New York Giants and professional football had arrived.

The New York Giants are one of the most historic franchises in the NFL. Originally named after the NY Giants baseball team, the early football francise competed in 15 NFL Championship Games from 1927 to 1963, and won 4 league titles.

1925 - Sports fan Tim Mara paid $500 for an NFL franchise which he named the Giants.

1927 - The Giants win their first league championship with legendary halfback Jim Thorpe leading the team. Their record was 11 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie the best for that season

1933 - The New York Giants lose to the Chicago Bears in the Championship game

1934 - The Giants avenge the previous year and win the NFL Championship Game against the Chicago Bears by a score of 30 - 13 at the Polo Grounds in a game that has become famous as the "Sneakers Game" when the Giants switched from cleats to basketball sneakers and overcame a 10 point third quarter deficit to defeat the Chicago Bears.

1935 - The New York Giants lose to the Detroit Lions 26 - 7 in the Championship game

1938 - The Giants win their third NFL Championship in a game against the Green Bay Packers defeating them 23 - 17.

1939 - The New York Giants were overwhelmed by the Green Bay Packers 27 - 0 in a rematch of the NFL Championship game.

1940 - If there ever were a time for the National Football League (NFL) and the New York Giants to fold, it would have come during the years of World War II. The NFL decided to continue during the war despite losing players to military service and poor attendance records. Many of the players that stayed behind were older players that were past their prime. Fortunately, the New York Giants were able to survive the war years and managed to reach three NFL championship games over the next few years

1941 - The New York Giants lose to the Chicago Bears 37 - 9 in the NFL Championship game after a miraculous finish in the previous game where the Giants scored a field goal and a touchdown in the final 50 seconds to pull out the win. They overcame a 13 - 10 deficit to the Washington Redskins in the Eastern Division championship game.

1944 - The N.Y. Giants battled hard but eventually lost 14 - 7 to the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Championship game

1950 - As a result of the New York Bulldogs and the New York Giants dividing up the talent of the former All-American Football Conference Yankees, Tom Landry became a Giant. The Giants finished the season 10-2 but they were defeated in the playoffs by the Cleveland Browns.

1952 - N. Y. Giants chose Frank Gifford in the first round of the NFL draft. Gifford, who played as a halfback and a defensive back, was one of the NFL’s last stars to play both offense and defense. With Gifford and a new home in New York’s Yankee Stadium, another Giants dynasty was born.

1956 - Yankee Stadium became the home of the Giants. Defensive end Andy Robustelli played his first season with the Giants. NFL Player of the Year, Frank Gifford, and Rookie of the Year, Sam Huff, led the Giants to a record of 8-3-1 and another NFL title.

1958 - The Giants finished the season with a record of 9-3. In 1958, against the Baltimore Colts, the Giants lost in the first sudden death overtime in an NFL championship game. This game has been referred to as, "The Greatest Game Ever Played."

1959 - The New York Giants lose to the Baltimore Colts in the Championship game

1961 - Receiver Del Shofner breaks the 1000-yard mark for yardage. He goes on to repeat this record in the 62' and 63' seasons. New York Giants lose the NFL Championship game to a much better Green Bay Packers team.

1962 - In front of 64,892 fans, the N. Y. Giants and the Green Bay Packers played for the NFL crown. For the second straight year, the Packers were victorious by a score of 16-7.

1963 - The Giants took another trip to the league championship game, this time against the Chicago Bears. The New York Giants missed another chance at the NFL championship, as the Bears won a close game 14-10.

1970 - Running Back Ron Johnson became the Giants first 1000-yard rusher, but with a 9-5 regular season record, the Giants did not make the playoffs.

1972 - QB Norm Snead lead the league in passing and the Giants finished with an 8-6 record. November 26 marks the date of the Giants all-time, one-game scoring record. They scored 8 touchdowns and two field goals to beat the Eagles 62-10.

1973 - After the announcement of Alex Webster's retirement, the Giants finished the season with a record of 2-11-1. The Giants played only two games at Yankee Stadium and the rest of their home games at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut.

1975 Playing all their home games at Shea Stadium, the Giants finished the season 5-9.

1976 - The Giants abandon their former playing grounds of the Yale Bowl in Connecticult and Shea Stadium in New York City for the deluxe confines of Giants Stadium.

1981 - The acquisition of the second-round draft pick Lawrence Taylor and the running back Rob Carpenter from Houston, lead the Giants to a Wild Card game against the Eagles, where they were victorious by a score of 27-21. The Giants lost in the divisional playoffs to the 49ers and finished the season 9-7.

1985 - A 10-6 regular season record found the Giants in the divisional playoffs once again. Losing to the Bears who went on to become superbowl champions, the Giants had their most impressive season in over 20 years. Setting many club records, Simms, Taylor, Marshall, Carson, and Morris were named to the Pro-Bowl, and were the primary contributors to the two-year streak of winning seasons.

1987 - With a record of 17-2, the New York Giants won their first Super Bowl Championship. Phil Simms was named the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, Lawrence Taylor was named the league's Most Valuable Player, and Bill Parcells was named Coach of the Year by the NFL. Eight Players were named to the Pro-Bowl: Morris, Simms, Marshall, Taylor, Bavaro, Landetta, Carson, and Burt. The Giants were undefeated at home both in the regular season and in the playoffs. Joe Morris set the Giants single season rushing record at 1,516 yards. This season was the best in Giants Football history.

1991 - The Giants win Super Bowl XXV against the Buffalo Bills 20 - 19.

1997 - Jim Fassel lead the team to 12-5-1 record in his first season as head coach. A dramatic improvement from a year earlier, the Giants became the NFC East Champions

2001 - Finishing the regular season as the NFC East Divisional Champions with a record of 12-4, the New York Giants earned a first round bye and home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. They began their Championship run in a divisional playoff game on January 7th, beating their long-time rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 20-10. With the victory, the Giants advanced to the NFC Championship game where they dominated the Minnesota Vikings at Giants Stadium by a score of 41-0. Upon winning the NFC Championship, the Giants went on to face the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV. The game took place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on January 28th. However, the Ravens' top defense proved to be too tough for the Giants as they fell to Baltimore by a score of 34-7.
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