Cruzeiroproperty of Ronaldo Nazarioreturned this Wednesday to the first division of Brazil after spending three years in the silver category.
The team of Belo Horizonteone of the historical clubs of Brazilguaranteed his rise to the elite of Brazilian football with a 3-0 home win against Vasco da Gamain a stadium Mineirao crowded, in the presence of its owner.
Ronaldo, who bought the club in December 2021, watched the game from the sidelines, celebrated the team’s goals and jumped onto the pitch after the final whistle to congratulate the players.
“This is the icing on the cake. We worked hard to get it,” he said. Ronaldo to Brazilian television as soon as the match was over, thanking the players, the technical commission and the fans.
With his victory this Wednesday, the Cruzeiro reached 68 points, fifteen points ahead of the Guild, placed second, and 20 units over the Vasco da Gama, which occupies the fourth and last of the promotion positions.
In 31 games, the blue club from Belo Horizonte has won 20 games, drawn eight and lost just three, all of them away from Mineirao.
The Cruzeiro is one of the twelve biggest teams in Brazilhas in its showcase four national champion titles and another two of the Libertadores Cupamong other titles.
The club was relegated to the second division of the Brazilian Championship in 2019 for the first time in its century-old history, in the midst of a serious financial crisis.
Ronaldo He stated that for next year, in the first division, the club will face “financial difficulties”, but promised to “make up for the lack of money with sacrifice”.
The former player of the Brazilian team, also owner of the Valladolid Spanish, announced in December 2021 the purchase of the Cruzeiro, the team in which he became known in his youth, with the aim of correcting the accounts and returning him to his place in the elite.