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These are the greatest Bears of all-time. Since the NFL's inception, the Chicago Bears have been a vital part of the league's fabric. One of the classic football franchises (one of the two original NFL teams still in existence), the Bears are known for their punishing brand of black and blue football. The team has had some of the greatest players in football history wear the Dark Navy, Orange and White. When you think of great Chicago Bears, you generally think of defense, especially punishing linebackers. Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher are all considered some of the best linebackers in NFL history and they've all been leaders of the Monsters of the Midway. 

While many consider the best players to play for the Bears to be defenders, one of the greatest offensive weapons played for the Bears. The running back position for the Bears is one of the most prestigious in the entire NFL. That's what happens when you have players like Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, and Red Grange. So whether you like backs, centers, QBs, or receivers, there's a great Bears player at that position, to be sure.

The Bears have won nine championships in its illustrious history, which includes one Super Bowl berth. From that special 1985 team, you'll find many of the defensive stars on this list. They are considered one of the greatest defenses of all time, so you would expect them to be considered some of the best Bears players ever.

Who are the greatest Chicago Bears of all time? Who are the most famous Bears players? With over 50 of the greatest Chicago Bears listed here, it's up to you to decide who was truly the best. If you notice someone who isn't on this list, feel free to add them. Please re-rank and vote to your liking.

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Walter Payton 
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Dick Butkus 
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Gale Sayers 
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Mike Singletary 
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Brian Urlacher 
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Mike Ditka 
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Richard Dent 
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George Halas 
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Dan Hampton 
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Sid Luckman 
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Red Grange 
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Bronko Nagurski 
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Charles Tillman 
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Devin Hester 
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Matt Forté 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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Lance Briggs 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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Jim McMahon 
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Doug Atkins 
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Steve McMichael 
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Wilber Marshall 
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William Perry 
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Bill George 
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Brandon Marshall 
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Robbie Gould 
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Gary Fencik 
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Olin Kreutz 
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Jay Hilgenberg 
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Kyle Long 
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Keith Van Horne 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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Willie Gault 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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Neal Anderson 
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Otis Wilson 
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Jim Covert 
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Dave Duerson 
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Doug Buffone 
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Brian Piccolo 
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Alshon Jeffery 
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Kevin Butler 
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Mike Brown 
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George Connor 
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Stan Jones 
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Julius Peppers 
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Richie Petitbon 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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Matt Suhey 
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Roosevelt Taylor 
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Leslie Frazier 
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Mike Hartenstine 
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Brian Piccolo 
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Brian Piccolo

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Willie Galimore 
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Tom Waddle 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time