Ronaldo bust revealed at Real Madrid museum - but does it better Madeira airport effort?

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The Portuguese superstar has seen his achievements recognised by his current club, having previously been honoured by the land of his birth

Cristiano Ronaldo has been immortalised in another statue, with Real Madrid topping Madeira Airport’s effort in the club museum.

The Portuguese superstar was honoured by his homeland back in March, with a rather questionable likeness of the 32-year-old unveiled.

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Madeira recognised their favourite son on the back of some remarkable achievements for club and country – including victory at Euro 2016.

Ronaldo is showing no sign of slowing down – having landed another FIFA Best Award and the Goal 50 – and Real have now decided to immortalise him in the Spanish capital.

The latest sculpture will take pride of place in the Blancos’ museum, with Ronaldo having contributed considerably to the club’s cause since his arrival in 2009.

The bronze statue weighs 60 kilogrammes and stands at almost one metre high.

It has been well received by Madrid supporters – certainly more so than Madeira’s previous effort.

Antonio Navarro Arteaga is the artist responsible for the work, with Real having charged him with the task of following Emanuel Santos’ bust in Portugal.

Ronaldo has certainly earned a place among the Madrid legends, having re-written the history books during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.

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He has netted at a remarkable rate, with his current record standing at 417 goals in 410 appearances.

His efforts down the years have helped to land two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey successes, three Champions League crowns, two UEFA Super Cups and two Club World Cups – while he has taken his haul of Ballon d’Or awards to four on an individual level.

Ronaldo is tied to a contract through to 2021 and appears to be settled again following a summer in which his ongoing presence at Real was regularly called into question.

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