Ronaldo's former club could name their Stadium after him

European News By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/10/2019

Cristiano Ronaldo former club Sporting Lisbon could name their stadium after the Portuguese legend as his career has always been linked with the club he joined at the tender age of 12.

Ronaldo's display at the Estadio Jose Alvaladeagainst Manchester United propelled the Premier League giants to sign him.

Ronaldo has now scored 700 hundred career goal and Sporting president, Frederico Varandas, has told Tuttosport that the Estadio Jose Alvalade could be named after Cristiano, according to report in Marca.

"Calling the stadium 'Cristiano Ronaldo' is an option that, right now, we are not against," Varandas explained to Tuttosport."It would be a source of great pride for us.

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"Cristiano played 31 times and scored five goals in the 2002/03 season, his last campaign before joining United.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is and always will be one of the great symbols in the club's history," Varanadas added."We are very proud to be associated with Cristiano and that the name of the best player of the world is associated with Sporting.

"The current Juventus star spent five seasons in the youth system at Sporting, and Varanadas recognises that he wants the young players at the club to look up to Cristiano."We want him to be an example for those in our academy, we want his image to be present in the lives of our young players," he noted.

Naming the Stadium after Ronaldo will bring more money to the club and enhances the CR7 brand as a whole.