NFL team Miami Dolphins logo seen at the Miami Gardens before a game against the New York Jets
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The Miami Dolphins are a professional football team that competes in the NFL within the AFC East division. In addition to being Florida’s oldest pro sports team, the Dolphins were the first football team in the southeast (as well as the Atlanta Falcons). The AFL team joined the NFL during the 1970 merger.

In 1972, the Miami Dolphins earned the only perfect season in NFL history, including a victory in Super Bowl VII. Since the merger, the franchise has won two Super Bowls, in large part thanks to then-head-coach Don Shula. Following several decades of mediocrity, the Dolphins won the AFC East division in 2008 — the last season Miami fans have been able to celebrate the feat.

Several of the NFL’s notable legends, including Shula, Dan Marino, and Bob Griese played for the Dolphins.

  • Established: 1965
  • Super Bowl championships: two (1972 and 1973)
  • Additional achievements: five conference championships and 13 division championships
  • Arena: Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)
  • Colors: Aqua, orange, white, and marine blue

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