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Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him following Euro 2016 victory

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Cristiano Ronaldo has had a pretty decent summer by all accounts.

He ended Real Madrid's season by scoring the winning penalty as they overcame city rivals Atletico Madrid during a shootout in the Champions League final, before captaining his country to glory at Euro 2016.

After suffering a knee injury during the first half of the final in Paris, Los Blancos' all-time leading goalscorer transferred his motivational skills to the touchline and willed his compatriots on to a historic victory from the technical area.

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Having failed to set the world alight during the tournament, it was still Ronaldo's moment; the King of Portugal had finally led his country to international glory, and the forward is now the heavy favourite to win the Ballon d'Or back from Lionel Messi.

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As the magnitude of the achievement continues to set in for both the players and country, Madeira's president Miguel Albuquerque has confirmed the island's airport will be named after their favourite son.

In the city of Funchal, it will now be called the 'Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo airport' to commemorate his incredible success.

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The former Manchester United man is back in Madeira at the minute after finishing his holiday in Ibiza. He will soon travel back to Madrid to begin preparations for the 2016/17 campaign.

It's been four years since Ronaldo lifted La Liga's trophy. Two Champions League successes softened the blow, but having won just one league title in his seven years at the Bernabeu, it would cap a fantastic 12 months if he could add a second to his collection next spring.

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