Miami Dolphins History: The Miami Dolphins were founded in 1966. They are a professional American Football team, based in Miami, Florida. The team is affiliated to the Eastern Division in the American Football Conference. The American Football Conference (AFC) is part of the largest football league in the country, the National Football league, widely recognized as the NFL.
The Miami Dolphins was founded by Joe Robbie and started to take part in the American Football League (AFL) as an expansion team. Joe Robbie was a lawyer and along with Danny Thomas, they were granted a franchise for an expansion team in the AFL. The then-chief of AFL, Joe Foss, suggested that they start their franchise in Miami as it didn’t have a football team. This was 1966. Danny Thomas later sold his shares in the franchise to Joe.
The Miami Dolphins quickly got a taste of success. In the beginning of the 1970’s, they progressed to the Super Bowl for three back-to-back seasons, becoming the first team ever to do so. In 1971, they won the AFC Championship. The home ground for the Miami Dolphins was the Miami Orange Bowl, from 1966 to 1986. In 1987, the home ground was changed to the Sun Life Stadium.