Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the largest names in modern-day soccer. The star forward hasn’t made a mark at club soccer, but also in the global arena. With the aim, he also took his general career tally into 699 goals. As a sign of honor, it appears Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon, in which Ronaldo began his soccer career, could name their stadium.
Sporting Lisbon’s 50-000 seater arena, which is presently known as Estadio Jose Alvalade following the club founding member, is available to renaming itself after Cristiano Ronaldo after the footballer declares retirement.
“it is a concept we won’t shelve and we would be very pleased to have his name connected with us. Cristiano is and always will be among the best symbols at the background of our team,” Sporting president Frederico Varandas informed Tuttosport.
“We are keeping his worth about the walls of their youth academy, focusing on fire, sacrifice, discipline, leadership, and decision. Cristiano is the ideal Portuguese player ever and among the greatest athletes in the history of this game,” he added.
He became the first player to include U-16, U-17, U-18, the B-team along with the senior staff in one time for the club. After making his mark at Lisbon, which comprised Sporting’s 3-1 win against Manchester United, Ronaldo has been attracted to Old Trafford from the then United manager Alex Ferguson, in 2003.
Following six years in the club, Ronaldo was purchased by La Liga club Real Madrid, where he spent 11 decades, before enrolling with Juventus in 2018 following nine years in the Spanish team.