Cruzeiro surpasses Atlético and secures the highest average crowd in Serie B

Photo: Alexandre Guzanshe/EM/DA Press

Against Vasco, Cruzeiro fans beat Mineiro’s record in 2022

With seven rounds to go, Cruzeiro has secured, this Wednesday (21), the highest average attendance in the history of Serie B of the Brazilian Championship since 2006, when the tournament began to be contested on points.

Before Cruzeiro took the top spot, the record belonged to Atlético, who played in the second division in 2006.

Cruzeiro rating in the home crowd in Serie B

Even if they don’t have fans in Miniero in the three games they have left as a home team (Itaano, Guarani and CSA), the heavenly team will have the best average in the historical series.

Against Vasco, in the duel that secured Cruzeiro in Serie A in 2023, there were 59,204 people at the Gigante de Pamplona – a stadium record in 2022. This is how Raposa reached a total audience of 640,033 in Serie B.

Cruzeiro’s current average crowd is 40,002 fans per game. In the event that there are no fans in the next three games – which will happen – the average will be 33,685.

The numbers are already higher than those recorded by Atlético. In 2006, Club Alvingro received 606,518 people in the 19 matches they played in Serie B. The average was 31,922 people per game.

Best crowd average in Serie B since 2006

2022 – Cruzeiro – 40,002 (in 16 games)

2006 – Atlantic – 31,922

2007 – Santa Cruz – 28,332

2018 – Fortaleza – 28,702

2009 – Vasco – 25,730

2008 – Corinthians – 23,786

2017 – International – 23,328

2019 – Curitiba – 22,419

2010 – Bahia – 18,654

2011 – Sports – 18,466

2016 – Bahia – 17,201

2015 – Bahia – 16,904

2012 – Victory – 16,192

2013 – Sports – 15,686

2014 – Vasco – 14,232

2020 – (epidemic)

2021 – Cruzeiro – 12,000 (epidemic period. Mineiro started to receive 100% of public capacity only in November)

*Data between 2006 and 2017 was collected by journalist Joo Ricardo de Oliveira, from the website Verminosos por Futebol.


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