Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to have the Madeira International Airport in his home city of Funchal named after him.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the island of Madeira’s most famous native. Ronaldo will see the airport on his native island of Madeira named after him.
The announcement was made on Friday by the President of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque.
The decision is an acknowledgment of the services and high profile the Real Madrid player has brought to the region.
The move to name the airport (previously known as Santa Catarina Airport) was formalized after a meeting held on Thursday during a council meeting of the local Government.
The mayor of Madeira said the airport will be renamed because of Portugal’s Euro 2016 success.
Cristiano Ronaldo had played a vital role in Portugal’s Euro 2016 success.
Madeira Airport Renamed After Ronaldo
Reports say the Real Madrid star already has a bronze statue and a museum bearing his name in the island’s capital city of Funchal.
He is now set to be honoured again as the Island’s main airport will be renamed the ‘Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo Airport’.
Local governor Miguel Albuquerque confirmed the decision, according to Mundo Deportivo, with the 31-year-old superstar in Ibiza.
Ronaldo was recently reported as desperate to play in the Super Cup in early August but Madrid sources say their number 7 is extremely unlikely to feature.
Earlier this week, Ronaldo had launched his brand new five-star hotel in the same city.
The Euro 2016 and Champions League winner is currently back to his home island of Madeira.
He had spent a few days holidaying on the island of Ibiza on board a private yacht.
He returned to Funchal in Madeira for the grand opening of his boutique hotel on Friday.