Established in 1965 the Miami Dolphins are the oldest professional sports team in Florida. They made their professional football debut in 1966 as the ninth team to join the American Football League. Miami became the first National Football League club to ever have a flawless season six years later. The 1972 Miami Dolphins finished their perfect 17-0-0 season by defeating the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII after winning the AFC Eastern division and AFC titles. The Dolphins, who were established by Joseph Robbie, also had a flawless opening game in their inaugural AFL season. Dan Marino, a quarterback, developed into one of the NFL's most prolific passers between the years of 1983 and 1999, setting multiple passing records for the league. Before retiring after the 1999 season, Marino coached the Dolphins to five division titles, ten playoff berths, and a Super Bowl XIX participation. Since then the Dolphins have only reached moderate levels of success in the NFL with only 4 playoff appearances. The Dolphins have been competing in the AFC East division of the NFL since 1970. The franchise is currently valued at around $4.6 billion by Forbes.
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|11||Cedrick Wilson Jr.||WR|
|43||Andrew Van Ginkel||OLB|
|32||Verone McKinley III||SS|
|2021||3rd AFC East||9-8-0||Did not qualify|
|2020||2nd AFC East||10-6-0||Did not qualify|
|2019||4th AFC East||5-11-0||Did not qualify|
|2018||2nd AFC East||7-9-0||Did not qualify|
|2017||3rd AFC East||6-10-0||Did not qualify|
|2016||2nd AFC East||10-6-0||Lost Wild Card Playoffs|
|2015||4th AFC East||6-10-0||Did not qualify|
|2014||3rd AFC East||8-8-0||Did not qualify|
|2013||3rd AFC East||8-8-0||Did not qualify|
|2012||2nd AFC East||7-9-0||Did not qualify|
The Miami Dolphins have one of the most successful playoff records in their early years of playing. From the 1970s till the 1990s the Miami Dolphins were one of the most prominent playoff contenders in the NFL. They won two Super Bowls (1972 and 1973). The Miami Dolphins also won 5 Conference titles out of which they won three of them consecutively (1971-73). The Dolphins also have 13 Divisional titles to their name.
Although the Miami Dolphins were one of the most successful teams, since 2000 the team has rarely made it to the NFL playoffs. The franchise only made it to three playoffs since 2000 (2001, 2008 and 2016).
Popular singer Gloria Estefan is not the major owner of the Miami Dolphins. However, Gloria Estefan along with her husband Emilio Estefan became minority owners of the Miami Dolphins and became the first Cuban-Americans to hold an ownership stake in any NFL team.
The Miami Dolphins home stadium is the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The multi-use stadium in Tampa, Florida, which was built in 1998 is the home of both the University of South Florida (USF) Bulls college football team and the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Although it may be increased to roughly 75,000 for special events by adding temporary seating, the seating capacity for most athletic events is 69,218 .
The model pirate ship that can be found behind the seating section in the north end zone of Raymond James Stadium, which was constructed at taxpayer cost to replace Tampa Stadium, is its most notable feature.
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The Miami Dolphins had a historic undefeated season in 1972. They etched their name in history as being the only NFL team to have an undefeated season with a record of 17-0-0.
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Legendary NFL player and coach Don Shula is the winningest coach of the Miami Dolphins. With a record of 347 wins, he is not only the winningest coach for the Dolphins but in the history of the league itself. Don Shula has been inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
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