2016 has been the year of the Ronaldo with the two major trophies being snapped up by the Portuguese international.
With the Balon d’Or all but in Ronaldo’s trophy case, new avenues are currently being explored.
Gareth: what’s your religion, James?
James: I pretty much just do anything Cristiano Ronaldo tells me to.
— Derek Ramos #4 (@CaptainLoserLol) March 26, 2016
In past years, the Cristiano’s brand has been expanded from CR7 Nike gear to his underwear brand to his narcissistic museum in Portugal.
What kind of prick does that?
Anyways, Ronaldo’s home city of Madeira is set to change the name of the airport to pay homage to the Real Madrid man and Portugal’s winning campaign at the Euros, but mainly to feed his already oversized ego.
Madeira International Airport is to be named after the island’s favourite son: Cristiano Ronaldo. https://t.co/J8q7d34wP6
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 23, 2016
He’s the highest paid athlete in the world.
He looks like the gods have sculpted him.
He is Portugal’s prodigal son.
A search of “Famous Portuguese People” on Google warrants results that slot the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Figo, and Jose Mourinho amongst the explorers of yesteryear like Henry the Navigator, Ferdinand Magellan, and Vasco de Gama.
Out of the lot, Cristiano Ronaldo seems like the most logical man to name an airport after, especially in his hometown where the number of followers of the new religion, Ronaldoism, has doubled since the Euro Cup final.
Portugal loves football and Ronaldo brought back glory, gold (or whatever the Euro trophy is made of), and God (and by God, I mean Ronaldo) from France.
Looking at it, an airport doesn’t seem too far-fetched. Bill and Hilary Clinton have an airport named after them in Arkansas and what they’ve done for the US pales in comparison to what Ronaldo has done for Portugal.