Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed his new museum dedicated to himself in his hometown of Funchal, Portugal. The museum, which officially opens to the public on December 17, contains more than 50 relating to the life and footballing times of Branislav Ivanovic Cristiano Ronaldo. Let's take a look inside.
We begin in the Hall of Young Ronaldos and a picture of him that looks just like his son, Cristiano Jr. This might prove that he can, in fact, procreate all on his own. "You can't win anything without sacrifice," Ronaldo said, according to Reuters. "Mine was to leave Madeira when I was 11 and try it out at Sporting. To move out to the mainland was the hardest thing in my career."
Cristiano's 2008 Ballon d'Or award holds a prominent place in the museum. "I have room for more trophies. I don't really want to mention specific ones. All I want is to win more awards and, if the Ballon d'Or comes, there is extra room here," he said, attempting to hide the "2013 BALLON D'OR GOES HERE" sign with his body.
The museum contains 26 hat-trick balls signed by Ronaldo's teammates in those games. At the moment this photo was taken, he was probably thinking: "You're looking at my balls right now. Yeaaaah."
Cristiano with yet another wax figure of himself and girlfriend Irina Shayk (not wax). From Reuters:
"Does the statue look the same or what?" he asked. "No, I think it looks more handsome [than me]," Ronaldo joked.
Irina seems to agree.
Pictured: Space for the 2013 Ballon d'Or award. Or a piece of paper that reads "Lionel Messi and/or Franck Ribery can eat a platypus! Do they have their own museums? No. Oh yeah, and you can go home, Sepp Blatter, because you are not welcome here! Ever!"
- Cristiano Ronaldo