Ronaldo statue unveiled in India to inspire youth

A statue of Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled in India

to inspire youth and motivate players to excel in soccer

Location: Panaji, India

Date: December 28, 2021

(SOUNDBITE) (English) LAWMAKER, MICHAEL LOBO, SAYING:

"This is nothing but to inspire our youth. If you want to take football to another level, then this is what boys and girls will get inspired by looking at him, taking selfies with him."

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Ronaldo has seen several statues made in his honor over the years

In 2014, the Portuguese forward unveiled a statue of himself

outside the CR7 museum in his hometown of Funchal, Madeira

Date: December 21, 2014

In 2017, Madeira renamed its airport after him

Date: March 29, 2017

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has had various waxworks made in his image

in Madrid, London and Thailand

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