Founded in May 1951, Santa Cruz is one of the most traditional and victorious amateur football teams of Belo Horizonte. Women’s football started in 1980 in this club, created by Dona Pequena who gathered girls from the region for the games. Santa Cruz also opened the doors for Marta by Vera Lúcia Pereira Lima’s invitation. From 2002 to 2003, the same period in which Marta played in the dirt field of Santa Cruz, she also played two indoor football clubs in Minas Gerais.
Text: Leide Botelho
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