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    Full name Cruzeiro Esporte Clube
    • Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Brazilian Portuguese: [kɾuˈzejɾu esˈpoɾtʃi ˈklubi]), known simply as Cruzeiro, is a Brazilian sports club based in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.
    • Although they compete in a number of different sports, Cruzeiro is mostly known for its association football team.
    • It plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, the second tier of the Brazilian football league system, as well as in the Campeonato Mineiro, the state of Minas Gerais's premier state league.
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    • The club was founded on 2 January 1921, by sportsmen from the Italian colony of Belo Horizonte, some members of Yale Atlético Clube and many Italian immigrant workers decided to create a new club called Societá Sportiva Ypiranga, changing the name months later to Palestra Mineiro and after one game to Palestra Itália.
    • As a result of the Second World War, the Brazilian federal government banned the use of any symbols referring to the Axis powers in 1942.
    • The club board members rebaptized the club with the name of a leading national symbol: the Cruzeiro do Sul's constellation.
    • Cruzeiro play their home games at the Mineirão stadium, which currently holds up to 62,547 spectators. Cruzeiro's regular kit colors are blue shirts and white shorts with white socks.
    Nickname(s) Raposa (Fox)
    Celeste (Celestial)
    Cabuloso (Badass)
    Founded 2 January 1921; 101 years ago
    Ground Mineirão
    Capacity 62,000[1]
    SAF Owner Ronaldo (90%)
    President