Cristiano Ronaldo’s personal museum has recorded a landmark 250,000 visit from tourists in less than four years after it was founded.
Situated in the Real Madrid superstar’s hometown of Funchal in Madeira, the museum was officially opened to the general public on December 15, 2013. Upon the inauguration, there was a collection of 126 trophies present. The trophies comprise of the ones the iconic number 7 has won in his youth days as well as accolades acquired in his professional career.
Of course, that number has changed significantly over the years with Cristiano Ronaldo notably winning three Ballon d’Ors, the maiden edition of FIFA’s The Best award, two UEFA Champions Leagues and the European championship with Portugal since the museum was birthed.
Indeed, it has been quite a journey for the Portuguese football icon. Upon initially making his intentions clear about owning a personal museum, all many people could see was a self-serving and egoistic man who often found pleasure in exalting himself above others. Others even predicted failure and doom for an undertaking that has really helped put the Portuguese island of Madeira on the map.
Nevertheless, with the help of Cristiano Ronaldo’s mastermind team headed by his agent Jorge Mendes and championed by his best buddies in Ricardo Regufe and Miguel Paixao, the repository has thrived against all odds. The CR7 brand is slowly being shaped into a huge multi-million entity and in a few years, the 250,000 will just be the number of visits in a day.
Still, congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo for a remarkable achievement!