As if being one of the best football players of all time, having his own clothing brand, making millions in endorsements and taking long, romantic walks on the beach with Irina Shayk wasn’t enough, now Portugal’s favorite son has something else to confer his most-eviable man on the planet status – his own statue. Just like the Greco-Roman gods of old, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo now has a colossal statue of himself for all to adore.
The statue was unveiled in his hometown of Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira. I have to admit, it must totally be an amazing honor for him. With the exception of dictators, tyrants and some kings, statues of people while they’re living are relatively rate, especially when other people commission them. The fact that his hometown did this shows that they really love him. I doubt that there are few feelings of joy to compare with being honored, admired and loved by those who are closest to you and knew you from when you were young.
Ronaldo himself seems very happy with the statue.
Way to go Cristiano!
Photos courtesy of the Daily Mirror.
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