Esporte Clube Cruzeiro
|Full name||Esporte Clube Cruzeiro|
|Founded||July 14, 1913|
|Ground||Arena Cruzeiro, Cachoeirinha, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil|
|Head coach||Claiton dos Santos|
The club was founded on July 14, 1913, in Porto Alegre. They won the Campeonato Gaúcho in 1929, and the Second Level in 2010. 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. He died in 1988 when Ronaldinho was eight after suffering a fatal heart attack in the family swimming pool.
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.