Cristiano Ronaldo is building a museum to himself, in which he will display memorabilia collected during his career and his many travels.
It makes sense considering the Real Madrid and Portugal striker travels the globe chasing after a ball, he must collect a lot of trinkets on his trips.
The new Cristiano Ronaldo Museum will open on December 15 in the city of Funchal, located on the island of Madeira, Portugal, where the footballer grew up and started his stellar career.
According to the AFP, the Portugal captain is going to construct a museum that will “showcase memorabilia from his hugely successful career, which began in the 1990s on the island of Madeira.”
Even though it may seem the height of arrogance, it’s really not a bad idea. Cristiano Ronaldo must have hundreds and hundreds of trophies, medals, jerseys, soccer balls, and other memorabilia he has collected during his career.
The AFP adds:
“Ronaldo said he would be there in person on December 15 for the opening of the museum in Madeira’s capital Funchal, which will showcase memorabilia including footballs, photographs and trophies.
“He was speaking in Madeira, where he had travelled with his mother and young son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, to finalise plans for the opening.”
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Cristiano Ronaldo is considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time. He is the first top European league player to reach 40 goals in a single season, for two consecutive years.
Ronaldo is the fastest player to reach 100 league goals for Real Madrid and the first player ever to score against every team in one season in La Liga.
Like it or not, a Cristiano Ronaldo museum would increase tourism for the area, as soccer is the most popular sport in the world and it would become a pilgrimage place for true fans of the game.