According to information from ‘O Jogo’, Sporting bosses are seriously considering incorporating the name of the Portuguese striker in the Jose Alvalade stadium.
The name Cristiano Ronaldo needs no introduction, even to those who do not follow the game of football well. The Portuguese star has made himself one of the world’s all-time best footballers, through sheer dedication and hard work.
The superstar began his career with Sporting CP at Portugal, before Sir Alex Ferguson took him away to Manchester United – and the rest is history.
According to the Portuguese paper, the new stadium could be called “CR7 Stadium” or “Alvalade CR7”. The president of the club Frederico Varandas is reportedly thinking of changing the stadium’s name and is reported to have begun talks with Cristiano Ronaldo’s entourage. The idea of finding an agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo has been accepted by the board members.
A real emblem
Cristiano Ronaldo is an emblem of the club, the best footballer to have ever come out of their youth teams, so this idea would emphasize what he means to Sporting.
The footballer would then have a whole hosts of things named after him which would be long lasting. In Portugal, Madeira airport, a museum and a hotel already bear his name. Curiously, Cristiano has never played at the new Jose Alvalade, since it was opened months he was sold to Man Utd.