Airport to be named after Ronaldo

CRISTIANO Ronaldo is to have an airport in Madeira named after him, following his and Portugal’s success at Euro 2016.

Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa that were settled in the 1400s.

Miguel Albuquerque, the president of Madeira, has confirmed that the island’s main airport will be renamed the Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo Airport.

The 31-year-old already has a bronze statue, a museum and a hotel named after him in Funchal – his birthplace and the capital of Madeira.

The Real Madrid star is reportedly back on the island after holidaying in Ibiza ahead of the new La Liga season.

He returned to Funchal last Friday to visit family and officially open his new five-star hotel called Hotel Pestana CR7.

Ronaldo, advised by agent Jorge Mendes, has a number of business interests away from football including his own clothing line and fragrance.

The hotel is described as being ‘exclusive to the 21st century global travellers and is Funchal’s ‘new hotspot’.

He had to be carried off the pitch during Portugal’s 1-0 victory over France in the final after sustaining a knee injury.

He has been pictured wearing a knee brace but it is still unknown when he is likely to make a return for Real. – DailyMail

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