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Esporte Clube Cruzeiro, also known as Cruzeiro (or Cruzeiro-RS), is a Brazilian football club based in Cachoeirinha, Rio Grande do Sul state. They have won the Campeonato Gaúcho once.

Cruzeiro
Full nameEsporte Clube Cruzeiro
FoundedJuly 14, 1913; 105 years ago (1913-07-14)
GroundArena Cruzeiro, Cachoeirinha, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil
Capacity16,000
PresidentClaudio Lempek
Head coachClaiton dos Santos
WebsiteClub website

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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. 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.[2]

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rodrigues, Rodolfo M. (2006). Escudos dos Times do Mundo Inteiro. Panda Books. p. 77. ISBN 978-8-57695-011-0.
  2. ^ Maria, Ricci Filippo. "Dieci cose su Ronnie Da Little Italy in poi". archiviostorico.gazzetta.it. Retrieved January 25, 2017.