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Madeira international airport to be named after Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest Portuguese athletes of all time

Cristiano Ronaldo is easily one of the greatest sportsmen to emerge from Portugal and now, Madeira authorities have decided to honour their most famous son, by naming their airport after him.

The announcement was made this Friday by the President of the regional government, Miguel Albuquerque. The decision was made in recognition of Ronaldo’s immense achievements and accomplishments.

Madeira is now recognised worldwide as the hometown of Cristiano Ronaldo, and now travellers flying into the tiny Portuguese island will be disembarking in the “Cristiano Ronaldo” airport.

Earlier, Ronaldo also inaugurated his first hotel in combination with the Peston group called the Peston Cr7 in Madeira. It is set to be the first in a series of high-profile hotels to be launched in destinations like Madrid, Lisbon and New York.

Ronaldo set to miss first three games of Real Madrid’s season due to knee injury – reports

Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a serious injury against France in the Euro 2016 final and now scans have revealed that the Portuguese superstar is set to miss the first three matches of Real Madrid this season.

According to Marca, the Real Madrid forward is currently undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy at a clinic in his current vacation spot Ibiza. It comes as little surprise to see the 3 time Ballon d “Or winner trying innovative methods to get back to full fitness. 

However, despite Ronaldo trying his best to get fit, it seems like he will miss the first three games for Los Blancos. This will mean that he will miss the European Super Cup match against Sevilla and the first two La Liga fixtures against Real Sociedad and Celta Vigo.

The 31-year-old is also set to miss Portugal’s opening World Cup qualifier against Switzerland. Ronaldo got injured when he was competing for the ball with France's Dimitri Payet. Despite attempts to carry on playing, he finally had to give up and depart the field in tears.

However, to Ronaldo’s credit, he came out to inspire his team and was an influential figure on the sidelines as Portugal won their maiden Euro 2016 title. Ronaldo was pictured with a huge brace on his knee at Ibiza and fans of Real Madrid and the Portuguese superstar will be hoping that he makes a quick recovery

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