According to their club President, Portuguese side Sporting CP are considering renaming their stadium in honour of Cristiano Ronaldo once he retires.
Ronaldo scored his 699th career goal while playing for Portgual yesterday making him the highest scoring active player and just one away from an elite group of players.
In honour of his historic career, Sporting CP may be prepared to rename their Jose Alvalade Stadium in CR7’s name.
“It’s a theory we will not shelve and obviously we’d be very proud to have his name associated with us,” club president Frederico Varandas told Tuttosport.
“Cristiano is and always will be one of the greatest symbols in the history of our club. We’re already keeping his values on the walls of the youth academy, focusing on passion, sacrifice, discipline, leadership and determination.
Cristiano is certainly the best Portuguese player of all time and one of the best athletes in the history of the sport.”