Cristiano Ronaldo is to have an airport in Madeira named after him following his and Portugal’s success at Euro 2016.
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.
Miguel Albuquerque, the president of Madeira, has confirmed that the island’s main airport will be renamed the Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo airport.
According to Miguel Albuquerque, the decision is an acknowledgement to the services and high-profile the Real Madrid player has brought to the region of Madeira and Portugal at large with his football career and business ventures in the area.
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