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A day of Ronaldo: Real Madrid star erects statue of himself, thinks Real can win Champions League again



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Along with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most noteworthy soccer name across the world, and he paid homage to this view by unveiling a statue of himself in his home island of Madeira.

Additionally, subsequent to Real’s 2-0 Club World Cup victory over Argentina’s San Lorenzo, signifying a 22nd straight win for Los Blancos, Ronaldo noted that his club will be in excellent position to contend for another Champions League crown.

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Carlo Ancelotti’s crew currently holds the highest UEFA club coefficient rankings and sit at the head of Champions League Group B with a significant 18-point total.

“I hope that 2015 will be just as good as 2014 and we can win everything we have won this year,” Ronaldo said. “Especially the Champions League. Winning the Club World Cup is an historic moment that will have a special place in my life. It gives me motivation to move forward. Thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve something special.”


A statue of Portuguese national team football player Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid player is pictured during the unveling ceremony in his hometown in Funchal on December 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / GREGORIO CUNHA (Photo credit should read GREGORIO CUNHA/AFP/Getty Images)

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As for the Portugese international’s life-size bronze statue, which, through Spanish news agency Europa Press, the former Manchester United man said was “prettier” version of himself.

“This is a very special moment, to have a statue of me,” said Ronaldo at the ceremony with close relatives and numerous fans present.

“Ronaldo has never forgotten his origins,” his mother, Dolores Aveiro, stated.

Meanwhile, a great deal of stir has arose regarding the depiction of Ronaldo’s tight pants. If you look in that region, it’s pretty obvious what appears to be going on.

What news anchor legend Ron Burgundy would say in this scenario: “Great, so I pick you up, eight o’clock. Hmm...nine.”