Autônomos FC is a team of punks and anarchists whose uniforms reproduce the anarcho-syndicalist flag. They have no coach or captain and all decisions – whether or not to participate in a championship, how to line up for a match or who will speak to press – are taken collectively. Autônomos also takes part in the São Paulo-based Copa Autonomia, a tournament without referees.

In 2012, encouraged after winning its first international title, the all-male Autônomos FC decided to expand to a women’s team and a mixed-gender futsal team.