Reports: Former team to name stadium after Cristiano Ronaldo

The name Cristiano Ronaldo needs no introduction, even to those who do not follow the game of football well.

The Portuguese star has made himself one of the world’s all-time best footballers, through sheer dedication and hard work.

The superstar began his career with Sporting CP at Portugal, before Sir Alex Ferguson took him away to Manchester United – and the rest is history.

A few successful years for Ronaldo as a Red Devil was followed by nearly a decade of supremacy at Real Madrid, before he chose to join Italian giants Juventus last summer. At 34 years old, he is still going strong as one of the best players alive.

Meanwhile, in a bid to celebrate his legacy, Ronaldo’s first club Sporting CP are reportedly thinking of renaming their home stadium after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

According to SportBible, Portuguese news agency O Jogo reports that the “Jose Alvalade” stadium will be renamed to either “CR7 Stadium” or “Alvalade CR7”.

The agency further adds that Frederico Varandas the President of Sporting CP, is reported to have already discussed the idea with Cristiano Ronaldo’s representatives.

SportbibleĀ also reports that the Primeira Liga club’sĀ board members have already accepted the initial plans, with a final decision yet to be made.