Esporte Clube Cruzeiro

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For the Minas Gerais club, see Cruzeiro Esporte Clube.
Full name Esporte Clube Cruzeiro
Founded July 14, 1913; 103 years ago (1913-07-14)
Stadium Arena Cruzeiro, Cachoeirinha, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil
Ground Capacity 16,000
Website Club home page

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


The club was founded on July 14, 1913.[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]



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.


  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". Retrieved 2017-01-25.