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fans and famous strangers shine in the campaign on B

After three seasons of struggling, frustration and uncertainty relating to the way forward for one in every of the greatest golf equipment in the nation, Cruzeiro has returned to the elite of Brazilian soccer.

The results of a monetary restructuring understood and accepted by the fans, which created the biggest synergy in latest years between the administration, the technical committee, the crew and those that help the membership.

The manner again was constructed by somebody who went out into the world from Cruzeiro. In December final 12 months, Ronaldo Nazário agreed to purchase 90% of the shares of SAF Cruzeiro. There, a brand new story started: the return.

With a outstanding motion, below the command of Paul pezzolano, Cruzeiro left little question that it will go up. mineirão crowd was one in every of the hallmarks of the campaign. Thanks to the encouragement, unknown actors turned heroes. He made the stadium his greatest fortress and Cruzeiro returned to the bosom of its solely asset in latest seasons and the biggest of all in its historical past: the fans.

Today is a day of glory, of constructing historical past. to see somebody smiled, to endure. I returned to the arms of my individuals, stronger and stronger to be a champion once more.”

The Cruzeira fans’ nook marked their return to Serie A

Illustrious Unknown: “Team of Workers”

Who is Luvannor? A query many individuals at Cruzeiro requested themselves in April when the unknown striker’s identify emerged as a probable heavenly reinforcement for Serie B rivalry. At 32, Piauí’s Luvannor Henrique de Sousa Silva has spent his whole profession exterior of Brazil, in locations with little custom in soccer, in the case of Moldova, the second nationality of the participant.

Cruzeiro’s Luvannor celebrates a objective in opposition to Grêmio in a Série B Brasileirão match

Photo: Pedro H. Tesch/AGIF

After spending greater than a decade exterior of Brazil, Luvannor was one in every of Cruzeiro’s good signings in 2022 and completely embodies this season’s star-studded line-up. A crew made up of many strangers, true employees with the ball, however who responded on the pitch.

The response of many Cruzeiros to the announcement of Luvannor’s signing was just like that of different gamers signed this season. Who have been Lucas Oliveira, Willian Oliveira, Neto Moura, Fernando Canesin, Jajá and Bruno Rodrigues and many others?

Paulo Pezzolano, coach of Cruzeiro, at the match against Londrina, for Serie B - Roberto Zacarias/Cruzeiro - Roberto Zacarias/Cruzeiro
Image: Roberto Zacarias/Cruzeiro

Perhaps the secret of the success of the work of coach Paulo Pezzolano lies in the composition of the forged, which, like the athletes at the starting of the 12 months, was unknown even to the giant Cruzeiro public.

The Uruguayan coach has assembled a no-nonsense group of gamers for whom discovering a spot in Serie A is the most necessary factor in the world, and that was evident in each encounter in the first spherical of Serie B. Inspiration was missing, however sweat was by no means missing for this forged of employees.

An idol is born: Edu

Cruzeiro’s idol gallery consists of Tostão, Ronaldo, Alex, Dirceu Lopes, Piazza, Marcelo Ramos and many different stars. In 2022, a brand new identify entered this record: Edu. For positive, the present striker Raposa doesn’t have the similar technical degree as the others, however he’s the proper participant at the proper time.

Striker Edu celebrates another win for Cruzeiro in Serie B - Staff images/Cruzeiro - Staff images/Cruzeiro

Striker Edu celebrates one other win for Cruzeira in Serie B

Image: Staff Images/Cruise

After two seasons in which the star-studded crew lacked objectives, Edu scored numerous necessary objectives that saved Cruzeiro’s confidence after a troublesome 12 months. The proprietor of the 99 shirt will without end be remembered as the finest scorer in the most troublesome second in Cruzeiro’s 100-year historical past.

Supporters poster for striker Edu at Cruzeiro - Staff Images - Staff Images

Supporter poster for striker Edu at Cruzeira match

Image: Staff photos

Last 12 months’s prime scorer in Serie B for Brusque, Edu got here to Cruzeira with 17 objectives and quickly obtained an ultimatum from coach Paolo Pezzolano: both lose 10 kilograms or do not play. The attacker didn’t hesitate, he persistently adopted the directions of the teaching employees, misplaced weight if essential and took the beginning place. Motivation? An alternative to play for one in every of the greatest golf equipment in the nation.

“Besides the Cruzeiro is the nice alternative of my life, it’s to indicate people who whenever you work, you dream, you’ll be able to succeed,” mentioned Edu UOL Esportewho, till Raposa’s name, made a profession as knowledgeable participant solely in smaller golf equipment.

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