History of the Miami Dolphins


The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football franchise based in the Miami metropolitan area.

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

The Miami metropolitan area is the metropolitan area including Miami and nearby communities.

Miami Dolphins uniform and uniform color history by Scott Sillcox


The Dolphins compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference East division.

The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.

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The Dolphins team was founded by attorney-politician Joe Robbie and actor-comedian Danny Thomas.

Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz, known professionally by his stage name Danny Thomas, was an American nightclub comedian, singer, actor, and producer, whose career spanned five decades.

Joseph "Joe" Robbie was an American entrepreneur, politician and lawyer.


They began play in the AFL in 1966.


The region had not had a professional football team since the days of the Miami Seahawks, who played in the All-America Football Conference in 1946 before becoming the first incarnation of the Baltimore Colts.

The All-America Football Conference was a professional American football league that challenged the established National Football League from 1946–1949.

The Indianapolis Colts professional American football franchise was originally based in Baltimore, Maryland, as the Baltimore Colts from 1953 to 1984.

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