Esporte Clube Cruzeiro

Esporte Clube Cruzeiro, commonly referred to as Cruzeiro-RS, is a Brazilian football club based in Cachoeirinha, Rio Grande do Sul. It currently plays in Campeonato Gaúcho Série A2, the second level of the Rio Grande do Sul state football league.

Cruzeiro
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Full nameEsporte Clube Cruzeiro
Nickname(s)Leão da Montanha
Estrelado
FoundedJuly 14, 1913; 108 years ago (1913-07-14)
GroundArena Cruzeiro
Capacity16,000
PresidentClaudio Lempek
Head coachClaiton dos Santos
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on July 14, 1913, in Porto Alegre.[1] They won the Campeonato Gaúcho in 1929, and the Second Level in 2010.[citation needed] Cruzeiro competed in the Série D in 2011, when the club was eliminated in the first stage of the competition.

João de Assis Moreira, the father of the legendary Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho, had a brief spell with the club.[2][3]

AchievementsEdit

StadiumEdit

Esporte Clube Cruzeiro plays their home games at Arena Cruzeiro. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 16,000 people. Previously, they played in Estrelão.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rodrigues, Rodolfo M. (2006). Escudos dos Times do Mundo Inteiro. Panda Books. p. 77. ISBN 978-8-57695-011-0.
  2. ^ "Ronaldinho (Ronaldo de Assis Moreira) – The Entertainer". futsal-futbol.com. September 27, 2013. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  3. ^ Maria, Ricci Filippo. "Dieci cose su Ronnie Da Little Italy in poi". archiviostorico.gazzetta.it. Retrieved January 25, 2017.