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Cristiano Ronaldo to open museum in Portugal

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Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo is set to open a museum, which will display an array of the player's most prized possessions, reports Goal.com.

The museum will be located in an area facing the captivating seafront close to the port on Funchal's Rua Princesa Dona Maria Amelia.

The 28-year-old is currently side-lined after having picked up a thigh injury during his side's 5-0 win over Almeria in the league. The Madrid star has been undergoing his recovery in Portugal.

While in Portugal, Ronaldo will be overseeing the project; ensuring that everything goes according to plan.

Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has granted Ronaldo extra time away from the Spanish capital as he is already suspended for his side's Copa Del Rey clash against Spanish minnows, Olimpic de Xativa.

The talented winger will be returning to Madrid where he will prepare for his club's next La Liga match against Osasuna on December 14.

A source close to Ronaldo was quoted by Goal.com, saying: "The museum is a dream for Ronaldo. He wants to give something back to Madeira and he came up with the idea along with his mother. It's a family project."

The source added: "He also wants to invest in other ventures in future on the island. This museum is just the start."

Ronaldo recently attended a gala in Madrid where he was awarded the accolade of being the LFP's 'Most Valuable Player', for his sensational performances for his club, Real Madrid.

Another accolade Ronaldo wouldn't mind getting his hands on is the Fifa Ballon D'Or. The show-piece to be held in Zurich, Switzerland, has garnered quite an interest within the footballing community; if not for a night's worth of recognizing excellence among their peers, then it would be due to the controversy recently being associated with it.

Not so long ago, the Portuguese player was involved in a public spat with Fifa president, Sepp Blatter. And more recently, another member of football's top brass, Uefa President, Michel Platini.

Michel Platini jokingly stated that the deadline for Ballon D'Or voting would have to be extended to cater for Ronaldo. While many believed Platini was joking; certain members of the Spanish press felt otherwise.

Ronaldo, who has kept his cool, reacted in a very unconcerned way when asked about the upcoming event to be held on January 13, next year: "On the day of the Ballon d'Or ceremony I may be in Spain or in Zurich...or in Madeira."

The opening of the museum will take place on December 15, the day after Madrid's fixture against Osasuna. Locals within the community hope that the added attraction will encourage tourism in the area and bring them as much pride as the player has brought them.

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