Table football recognized as official sport in Catalonia
The Catalan parliament has officially recognized “Futbol de Botons” as a traditional Catalan sport. This recognition comes after a petition was submitted by the “Federació Catalana de Futbol de Botons” (Catalan Federation of Button Football), which has been working for years to promote and preserve this unique sport.
Button football, also known as table football or foosball, is a game that has been played in Catalonia for over 80 years. It involves using miniature figures attached to rods to control a ball and score goals on a small table. The game is often played in bars and cafes, and there are even organized tournaments and leagues.
The official recognition of “Futbol de Botons” as a traditional Catalan sport is a significant milestone for the sport and its enthusiasts. It not only acknowledges the sport’s cultural and historical significance in Catalonia but also provides greater visibility and support for its promotion and development.
The Catalan government’s recognition of “Futbol de Botons” also reflects the importance of preserving traditional sports and games, which are often at risk of being forgotten in the face of modernization and globalization.
The “Federació Catalana de Futbol de Botons” has expressed their gratitude for the recognition, stating that it will help to ensure the sport’s continuity and encourage more people to get involved in playing and promoting “Futbol de Botons.”
In conclusion, the official recognition of “Futbol de Botons” as a traditional Catalan sport is a positive development for the sport and its enthusiasts. It highlights the importance of preserving traditional sports and games and provides greater support for their promotion and development. We can hope that this recognition will lead to greater interest in and appreciation for “Futbol de Botons” both in Catalonia and beyond.