Brazil - Football culture - Button football championship in Sao Bernardo dos Campos
"Button" football being played at a state championship level in Sao Paulo. It appears to have its origins both in Hungry and Brazil. The game is played on a smooth, flat surface with markings per a regulation football field. Typical dimensions of the table would be 1.84 m long by 1.20 m wide, with the field being 1.67 m by 1.04 m. Goals are typically 12.5 cm wide by 5 cm tall per the interior dimensions.
Typical ball, buttons, and goaltender game pieces
Each team consists of 11 pieces, 10 field pieces, or buttons, in the form of small circular disks, and 1 goaltender piece in the form of a rectangular block. At the opening kickoff, all 11 pieces are relegated to their respective sides. Button are always circular in shape. Button football was introduced in 1922 in Brazil and remains as popular as ever. 2013