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Cristiano Ronaldo to Have Airport Named After Him on Home Island of Madeira

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterJuly 23, 2016

FUNCHAL, MADEIRA, PORTUGAL - JULY 22: Cristiano Ronaldo during the opening of the new 'Pestana CR7 Funchal' Hotel owned by Cristiano Ronaldo on July 22, 2016 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
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At this rate, it's only a matter of time before Madeira changes its name to Cristiano Ronaldo

Not really, but the Portuguese superstar seems to be racking up objects that bear his name on his native island. 

Next up: an airport. 

President of the Regional Government Miguel Albuquerque announced the move to dub the island's main airport "Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo Airport," according to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Mirror). 

Another small reward for helping bring Portugal its first major trophy following a Euro 2016 triumph. 

Add it to the others. 

Cristiano Ronaldo statue unveiled in Madeira, a little bit.. figure-hugging [via @alexqueiros] http://t.co/JB83jvJne1 pic.twitter.com/TOd3NNddLF

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) December 21, 2014

TOPSHOT - Portugese forward Cristiano Ronaldo poses next to a wax statue representing himself during a visit to the new location of the CR7 museum dedicated his professional career at Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira on July 23, 2016.  / AFP /
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