Superstar Christiano Ronaldo gets the Madeira International Airport named after him.
Goal.com reports that Portugal and Real Madrid superstar, Christiano 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 erected 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 their first international trophy and victory 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.