The Miami Dolphins are an American football team based in Miami, Florida. The team was founded in 1966 as a member of the American Football League (AFL) and joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1970 when the two leagues merged. The Dolphins are notable for being the first team in NFL history to achieve a perfect season, winning all 17 of their games in 1972, including the playoffs, and winning Super Bowl VII. The Dolphins' history is full of success, including numerous playoff appearances and five trips to the Super Bowl. The team has won the AFC East championship 13 times and has produced numerous notable players over the years, including Dan Marino, considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Marino set numerous NFL records during his career with the Dolphins, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
The Dolphins play their home games at Hard Rock Stadium, located in Miami Gardens, and are passionately followed by their fans, known as the "Fins Army". The team has a fervent base of local supporters who identify with the Dolphins colors and support them at every game. Dolphins home games are often an exciting and engaging experience, with a great atmosphere and enthusiastic fans. Miami Dolphins is a sporting icon in the city of Miami and represents the spirit and pride of the entire sports community. The team continues to compete at a high level and entertain its fans with exciting American football games.