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Cristiano Ronaldo has airport named after him

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has had yet another honour bestowed upon him – the airport on his home island of Madeira is to be named after him.

Ronaldo attended the naming ceremony in Funchal, where he unveiled a bust of himself at the airport, which is now known as Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport. An image of the player has already been added to the airport’s façade.

Of course, Ronaldo is not the first player to have an airport named in their honour – Belfast’s airport was named after Manchester United legend George Best some years ago.

The name change has not been without controversy, with several local politicians campaigning against the move, saying Ronaldo’s name should be put to a sporting venue instead. However, the plan went ahead, and is in honour of Ronaldo’s services to his homeland – he has been a big promoter of the island in recent years.