Cristiano Ronaldo Stadium? - Ronaldo in line for massive honour
Cristiano Ronaldo Stadium? - Ronaldo in line for massive honour
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Cristiano Ronaldo Stadium? - Ronaldo in line for massive honour

Cristiano Ronaldo is in line for a massive honour at his boyhood club Sporting Lisbon, with the Portuguese side considering naming their home stadium after him. 

The grounds are named after the founder, Jose Alvalade, and have been known so since 1956, but plans to rename them are underway.

Ronaldo joined Sporting at a tender age of 12 and made his name at the club until his move to England with Manchester United. 

He has since gone on to become a football symbol and is considered by many the best player of his generation alongside Lionel Messi

"It is an idea that we do not put aside and one of which we would obviously be very proud of," the club CEO Frederico Varandas told Tuttosport.

"Cristiano is - and always will be - one of the greatest symbols of our club's history. We are proud to be associated with Cristiano Ronaldo and that the name of the best footballer in the world is combined with Sporting. 

"As far as our young people are concerned, we are trying to keep his example inside the academy,"

The stadium was closed and reopened again in 2003 after massive rebuilt, which increased the capacity to just over 50,000. 

The first match was the famous 3-1 win over Manchester United, in a match that Ronaldo starred and in particular gave Gary Neville a torrid time on the wing. 

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