In addition to the board members who “played” Cruzeiro to the Second Division of the Brazilian Championship in 2019, many fans blame the squad and coaches for the relegation. supersports searched for the whereabouts of all those who participated in the descent three years ago (see gallery below).
No player from that campaign is part of the Cruzeiro group in 2022. Four of them are even without a club: forward Sass, midfielder Thiago Neves, midfielder Henrique and defender Ded.
A month earlier, former captain Abel Braga had left Tricolor Carioca to end the career.
On the other hand, some youngsters from that Cruzeiro appear in other teams, even in Europe. This is the case of midfielder Ederson, currently at Atalanta in Italy. The midfielder Maurcio, in turn, currently shines with the shirt of Internacional de Porto Alegre.
See where are the relegations of 2019
Mano Menezes (International)
Rogrio Ceni (São Paulo)
Abel Braga (retired)
Adilson Batista (Londrina)
Orejuela (Athletico Paranaense)
Ded (no club)
Cac (Tokushima Vortis)
Fabrcio Bruno (Flamengo)
Henry (no club)
Ariel Cabral (Racing Club de Montevideo)
Thiago Neves (no club)
Marquinhos Gabriel (Gois)
Pedro Rocha (Fortress)
Sass (no club)
Ezekiel (Sanfrecce Hiroshima, from Japan)
Joel (Martimo, from Portugal)