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Full name Cruzeiro Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) A Raposa (The Fox)
Founded 1921
Ground Mineirão, Pampulha,
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Ground Capacity 75,000
Chairman Sérgio Santos Rodrigues
Manager Big Phil
League Série B
2020 16th
Third colours

Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, usually called Cruzeiro EC or Cruzeiro, is a Brazilian football team from the city Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The team was founded on January 2, 1921. They are usually called the raposa, which means fox in Brazil. They are also called the celeste which means celestial because their logo and name refer to a constellation.


  • 1921–1941 S.E. Palestra Itália
  • 1942–present Cruzeiro E.C.

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(1976, 1997)
(1966, 2003, 2013, 2014)

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