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The main airport on the Portuguese island of Madeira is to be renamed after Cristiano Ronaldo in honour of his Euro 2016 triumph.

Ronaldo, who was born in Funchal, the capital city of Maderia, was recognised by the president Miquel Albuquerque, who confirmed that Maderia Airport, known informally as Funchal Airport will now be called ‘Cristiano Ronaldo Airport’.

The Real Madrid star has been in the Portugal national team for the past 13 years and he has consistently been around to save them, hitting a record 61 goals in 133 games.

This summer he became the joint all-time leading scorer in European Championships history with nine, matching Michel Platini, and he ended the tournament by lifting the famous trophy too.

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Portugal beat France 1-0 in the final at the Stade de France and, in his honour, Ronaldo will now have the airport in his hometown of Madeira named after him, according to Goal.

Ronaldo scored three goals at the tournament which was the joint second-best along with several players like Nani, Olivier Giroud and Dimitri Payet.

The superstar was geared up for one of the biggest games of his career ahead of the final but a big knock on his knee from Dimitri Payet ended his night in the 25th minute.

He spent the rest of the evening acting like a coach on the sidelines though, cheering his players on and urging them to victory, fully earning his chance to lift the famous trophy.

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