Cristiano Ronaldo Honored In Portugal As Madeira International Airport Is Named After Him


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 Ronaldo was also mounted outside the terminal. It 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 said:

“Thank you very much for being here, to see my name being given to this airport 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. 
Tributes should be given while people are still alive as myself, so I would like to thank the regional government of Madeira for the courage and firmness to defend this idea”
The Portugal captain now has a statue, museum and hotel bearing his name in his birth place, Madeira.

Photo Credit: Instagram – @cristiano

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