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