Cristiano Ronaldo could have Sporting Lisbon stadium named after him

Cristiano Ronaldo could have Sporting Lisbon stadium named after him

- Cristiano Ronaldo could have Sporting Lisbon stadium named after him soon

- This was confirmed by the club's president Federico Varandas

- Ronaldo came through the youth ranks at Sporting Lisbon and played a season before he left

Portuguese professional football club Sporting Lisbon are now considering naming their stadium after their former star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Juventus forward started his professional career at Sporting Lisbon when he was 16 before leaving the club for Manchester United in 2003.

Already, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has an airport named after him because of his achievement so far in the game of football.

Sporting Lisbon are considering renaming the Estadio Jose Alvalade after Ronaldo according to their president Federico Varandas.

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"It's an idea that we're not ruling out, and one we'd be very proud of. Cristiano is, and always will be, one of the major symbols of the history of our club.

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"We're proud to be associated with Cristiano Ronaldo and that the name of the best player in the world goes hand in hand with Sporting,'' Varandas told Tuttosport.

The Estadio Jose Alvalade stadium has 50,000-capacity ground was built in 1956.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed that he has a cordial relationship with his biggest rival Lionel Messi who plays for Barcelona.

This statement from the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star comes after the two players met at the UEFA award ceremony in Monaco.

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