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Cruzeiro Esporte Clube

Cruzeiro Esporte Clube is a Brazilian football club, from the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, founded on January 2, 1921. Cruzeiro is the most popular team in the state of Minas Gerais

Even though the club's main focus is football, Cruzeiro also supports a professional volleyball team and semi-professional teams as well, these include track and field, bocha, and bowling.

Rivalry with AtléticoEdit

As it is usual in many Brazilian states, there are two main football powerhouses and throughout time they have become greatest rivals. Atlético and Cruzeiro are no exception. It’s the biggest derby in the state of Minas Gerais, and besides Rio and São Paulo derbies, it is one of the greatest in Brazil.

There is always a big feud between the two fan sides, some claiming one is stronger and the other claiming the other is stronger. Overall, Atlético has managed to win 169 derby matches, Cruzeiro has won 139 and there have been 113 draws, out of 420 derbies. Cruzeiro fans claim that in the Mineiro era (The state Stadium) they have more wins over Atletico. Cruzeiro has won over 106 titles (official and nonofficial).

But when the two play it seems like history or statistics mean nothing to the players, because every time the teams play each other, a show is truly put on for their fans.

Cruzeiro ont gagné le titre national en 2003, la derniere fois qu'une équipe hors de Rio ou l'état de Sao Paolo l'a gagné. Minas Gerais, prononcé Mina Jeraiche, veut dire Mines Générales, y inclus des mines de diamant.

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