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Miami Dolphins

Founding date

: 1965

Founding place

: Florida, US


: 52 years ago


  • American football franchise from Miami metropolitan area
Founders:Joe Robbie, Danny Thomas
How old is Miami Dolphins in 2017? 52 years
Where was Miami Dolphins founded?Florida, US
Headquarters:Miami Dolphins Training Facility, Davie, Florida

Who is Miami Dolphins? / Facts

  • AFL - They started playing in the AFL in 1966
  • Stadium - They play at Hard Rock Stadium in the northern suburb of Miami Gardens, Florida, their HQ being in Davie, Florida
  • First training location - At first, their full-time training camp and practice facilities were at Saint Andrew's School, in Boca Raton
  • NFL - The Dolphins joined the NFL in 1970 when AFL and NFL merged
  • First Super Bowl - In 1973, they played in Super Bowl VI, but they lost to the Dallas Cowboys (24–3)
  • Second SuperBowl - The following year, the Dolphins completed the NFL's only perfect season culminating in a Super Bowl win, winning all 14 of their regular-season games, both of their NFL playoff games, and also Super Bowl VII
  • The 1972 Dolphins were the third NFL team to accomplish a perfect regular season, and won Super Bowl VIII, becoming the first team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls, and the second team (the first AFL/AFC team) to win back-to-back championships
  • Miami also appeared in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XIX, losing both games
  • For most of their early history, the Dolphins were coached by Don Shula, the most successful head coach in professional football history in terms of total games won
  • Under Shula, the Dolphins posted losing records in only two of his 26 seasons as the head coach
  • During the period spanning 1983 to the end of 1999, quarterback Dan Marino became one of the most prolific passers in NFL history, breaking numerous league passing records
  • Marino led the Dolphins to five division titles, 10 playoff appearances, and Super Bowl XIX before retiring following the 1999 season

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