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Cristiano Ronaldo's home town erects statue in his honour

It’s one way to pay tribute to the Portuguese star.

Ronaldo with his new statue.
Ronaldo with his new statue.
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo/Twitter

AS PERHAPS THE world’s best player, it was inevitable that Cristiano Ronaldo would one day have a statue unveiled in his honour.

Well that day is today as his home town of Funchal on the island of Madeira decided to pay tribute to their most famous footballing son with a bronze likeness.

Now, while it doesn’t particularly resemble the 29-year old, of more concern are the very, very, tight shorts:

Still, Ronaldo himself looks pleased with the statue and said:

“”This is a very special moment, to have a statue of me.”

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Additional reporting from AFP.

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