July 17, 1916|
Sisseton, South Dakota, United States
|Died||January 7, 1990(aged 73)|
Northern State University|
University of South Dakota School of Law
|Known for||First owner of the Miami Dolphins|
|Net worth||$100 million (at death)|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth, 1942-1990 (his death)|
Robbie was the original owner of the Miami Dolphins, an NFL football team. Coached by Don Shula, Robbie's Dolphins achieved a perfect season (17–0) in 1972 and two consecutive Super Bowl wins. Additionally, he built the US$115 million Joe Robbie Stadium (1987–1996) with private funds in 1987. It was later renamed Pro Player Park (1996), then Pro Player Stadium (1996–2005), then Dolphins Stadium (2005–2006), then Dolphin Stadium (2006–2009; 2010), then LandShark Stadium (2009–2010) and is now called Sun Life Stadium (2010–present).
Robbie also owned the Miami Toros and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers (later the Minnesota Strikers) soccer teams of the North American Soccer League. Joe Robbie Stadium was one of the first major stadiums in the US designed with soccer in mind.
Honors and awards
For his contributions to the Miami Dolphins, and being the founder of the team, Joe Robbie became the inaugural inductee into The Miami Dolphin Honor Roll on September 16, 1990 (eight months after his death).
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