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New York Giants
Established August 1, 1925; 95 years ago (August 1, 1925)
First season: 1925
New York Giants logo
New York Giants wordmark
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League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1925–present)

  • Eastern Division (1933–1949)
  • American Conference (1950–1952)
  • Eastern Conference (1953–1969)
    • Century Division (1967; 1969)
    • Capitol Division (1968)
  • National Football Conference (1970–present)
    • NFC East (1970–present)
Current uniform
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Team colors Dark blue, red, white
              
Personnel
Owner(s) John Mara, Steve Tisch
Chairman Steve Tisch
President John Mara
General manager Dave Gettleman
Head coach Joe Judge
Team history
  • New York Giants (1925–present)
Team nicknames
  • Big Blue
  • G-Men
  • Jints
  • Big Blue Wrecking Crew (Linebackers, 1984–1993)
  • New York Football Giants
Championships

League championships (8)

  • NFL championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger) (4)
    1927, 1934, 1938, 1956
  • Super Bowl championships (4)
    1986 (XXI), 1990 (XXV), 2007 (XLII), 2011 (XLVI)

Conference championships (11)

  • NFL Eastern: 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963
  • NFC: 1986, 1990, 2000, 2007, 2011

Division championships (16)

  • NFL Eastern: 1933, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1946
  • NFC East: 1986, 1989, 1990, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2011
Playoff appearances (32)
  • NFL: 1933, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1950, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2016

The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team plays its home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which it shares with the New York Jets. The Giants hold their summer training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

The Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925, and are the only one of that group still existing, as well as the league's longest-established team in the Northeastern United States. The team ranks third among all NFL franchises with eight NFL championship titles: four in the pre–Super Bowl era (1927, 1934, 1938, 1956) and four since the advent of the Super Bowl (XXI (1986), XXV (1990), XLII (2007), and XLVI (2011)), along with more championship appearances than any other team, with 19 overall appearances. Their championship tally is surpassed only by the Green Bay Packers (13) and the Chicago Bears (9). Throughout their history, the Giants have featured 29 Hall of Fame players, including NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award winners Mel Hein, Frank Gifford, Y. A. Tittle, and Lawrence Taylor.

To distinguish themselves from the professional baseball team of the same name, the football team was incorporated as the "New York National League Football Company, Inc." in 1929 and changed to "New York Football Giants, Inc." in 1937. While the baseball team moved to San Francisco after the 1957 season, the football team continues to use "New York Football Giants, Inc." as its legal corporate name, and is often referred to by fans and sportscasters as the "New York Football Giants". The team has also acquired several nicknames, including "Big Blue", the "G-Men", and the "Jints", an intentionally mangled contraction seen frequently in the New York Post and New York Daily News, originating from the baseball team when they were based in New York. In addition, the team as a whole is occasionally referred to as the "Big Blue Wrecking Crew", even though this moniker primarily and originally refers to the Giants defensive unit during the 1980s and early-1990s (and before that to the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams of the late-1970s and early-1980s).

The team's heated rivalry with the Philadelphia Eagles is the oldest of the NFC East rivalries, dating all the way back to 1933, and has been called the best rivalry in the NFL in the 21st century.

History

The New York Giants started playing in 1925. They were named for the baseball team also called the New York Giants. They have won six NFL championships, including some before the Super Bowl era. On February 3, 2008, the Giants beat the previously unbeaten New England Patriots (17-14) to win their third Super Bowl championship in Super Bowl XLII as well as stopping them from achieving the NFL's first 19-0 season. The previous two Super Bowl victories came against the Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills (when they won the game on a missed last second field goal that went "wide right".) The Giants won Super Bowl XLVI against the Patriots but this time the Patriots went 13-3 in the regular season. The Giants beated them in Foxborough during the 2011 season.

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