'Hideous' Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks social media laughs

Ronaldo's full-body statue outside his museum in Funchal also does not do a very good depiction of the Real Madrid star, although it better resembles the player.

The first half went entirely to script as Ronaldo, whose last professional match in Madeira was a league game with Sporting in 2003, turned in Gelson Martins' cross after 18 minutes for his 71st global goal.

Futbol fans around the globe were mocking one the sports brightest stars Wednesday after a bronze statue of his likeness was unveiled at the airport of his namesake.

This honor comes after Portugal played in Funchal for the first time in sixteen years.

This was done in order to honour the football great who was grown up over there.

As reported by O Jogo, Ronaldo realised that not everybody is supportive of the new branding exercise of Madeira International Airport.

"Thank you very much to the president of the regional government Miguel Albuquerque for having had the courage and the firmness to do it". He added that the tribute was fair considering Ronaldo's services to his homeland.

Russian Federation has now won just two of its last 13 games but, ahead of hosting next year's World Cup, this was an encouraging result against one of Europe's top teams.

The BBC called the bust "bizarre".

Ronaldo grew up in Funchal sharing a room with his older brother and two older sisters before moving to the mainland to join the youth squads of Sporting Lisbon.

An global soccer superstar, blessed with good looks and a golden foot, Ronaldo indisputably stands as one of the greatest to take the pitch. He received his fourth world player of the year award this year.

The plaque paying triple to Cristiano Ronaldo and his copper statue outside the new Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Madeira. His family is also expected to attend the airport ceremony on Wednesday.

  • Julie Sanders