[Portugal]–Portugal and Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has been honored once again in his country as the Madeira International Airport has been named after him.
A bust of the star player was also mounted outside the terminal of the airport.
This was unveiled in a ceremony attended by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Speaking at the event, the player who led his Portugal team to Euro victory (their first international trophy) last year appreciated his people and the management of the international airport for the great honour stating that naming the airport after him “is something special.”
“Everybody knows that I am proud of my roots and of my hometown, in interviews I give, I always make a point of praising Portugal and Madeira in particular”, he said.
While thanking the regional government of Madeira again, Ronaldo noted that “tributes should be given while people are still alive” like he was being given.
The Portugal captain now has a statue, museum and hotel bearing his name in his birth place, Madeira.
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985, in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
He started his soccer career in 2001 when he was signed with Sporting Portugal. He got his first and record breaking deal in 2003 when Manchester United signed him paid £12 million to sign him to the club.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg