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soccerchamp
soccerchamp
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5/7/2015
soccerchamp
soccerchamp
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Hello my Name is Frank and i am from Germany. Last week i bought a foosball table which is old (i think ca.1970) and in verry good conditions.
So i try to find out the manufakturer of this table and asked in a german foosball forum, but nobody had a idea.
Maybe somebody of your forum could help me. On the table is a logo " Arizona Automation Champion Soccer". On the side there is a "Club" logo.
Also there is a "MADE IN WEST GERMANY" at the top logo. So i think it is not manufactured by Arizona Automation themself.
Sorry for my bad english.
Here are some Pictures.

Thank you very much
Frank

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graykat777
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5/7/2015
graykat777
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Wow, that table looks really familiar. I know where it came from.

From Wikipedia:
Mirco Games was a pinball and arcade game manufacturer from Phoenix, Arizona that existed from 1969 to 1978. They were originally called Arizona Automation from 1969 to 1973 and then changed their name to Mirco in 1974 . They created the first microprocessor-based pinball table, Spirit of '76 in 1975. Also copyrighted the name Champion Soccer ( Foosball Table) First imported from Germany,then in 1971 started manufacturing their own.
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Both the Mirco table and the Championship soccor tables were popular throughout the U.S. Southwestern and Central States. I learned all of my banking skills on those tables. The foot is/was plastic and flexed. It was wide and with that wide/flexible foot you can get some real power. I see in the photo that the playing surface is smooth. The foosballs that originally came with the table were the grippy plastic with no texture but after playing awhile it would have nicks and cuts all over it.

Wow, a trip down memory lane. Hope that helps.

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Casey Nelson            Phoenix, AZ       Foosball       Tornado
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soccerchamp
soccerchamp
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5/8/2015
soccerchamp
soccerchamp
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Hello Casey, thank you for your quick reply. I am looking for the german manufacturer who sent this table to Arizona Automation. I have googled a lot but cant find
anything. Could be "Automaten Förster", " Hellomat " or any other else from Germany. Maybe only the founders of Arizona Automation know :-(
Thanks a lot
Frank
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Troy Jones
Troy Jones
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10/16/2020
Troy Jones
Troy Jones
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It's a long shot since this topic is from 2015.

I purchased a 1960's Era Champion Soccer Arizona Automation Phoenix Arizona.
The game was at Germany Navel Exchange then went to New York then the guy in Houston Texas I got it from got it from his uncle in new york.
It's similar to Franks table with coin return. It might have been an early table as guy I got from said its been in his family since early 1960's?

Anyone know about this table?
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Troy Jones
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10/16/2020
Troy Jones
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edited by troy on 10/16/2020
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