Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto


* Address: Avenida Antônio Abrahão Caram, Belo Horizonte
* Country: Brazil
* Capacity: 61,000
* Opened: 5 September 1965
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Cruzeiro (football)

Extra stadium info – Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto

The stadium, nicknamed Mineirão, was one of the 2014 FIFA World Cup venues. The stadium’s record attendance was broken when 132,000 fans showed up for a home match of Cruzeiro Esporte Clube. Cruzeiro became one of the first Brazilian sports clubs with 1 million followers on its main social media page. The club was founded in 1921. Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, who is widely regarded as one of the best football players ever, started his professional football career with Cruzeiro. In 1994, he left Cruzeiro for the Dutch side PSV from Eindhoven. Ronaldo also played professional football for FC Barcelona, Internazionale, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Corinthians. In 2002, he scored twice in the FIFA World Cup final between the national football teams of Brazil and Germany.

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