Ronaldo Opens a Museum Dedicated to His Own Personal Greatness

Footballer’s museum showcases more than 120 awards and a statute of himself

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Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid and Portugal's national soccer team, poses with a statue of himself during the inauguration of his museum in Funchal, on Dec. 15, 2013.

Reuters reports that famed Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo spent his Sunday back in his hometown of Fulchan, where he opened a museum honoring his 12 years of dominance on the pitch.

The 28-year-old’s museum is reportedly home to 125 individual and team awards that he has earned over the years, along with a life-size statute of the player in his Portuguese national jersey.

“Here is the evidence of what I have won, no one will take it away from here and these were things I wanted to share with my fans, to show them what I have already achieved,” Ronaldo reportedly said.

Ronaldo said the museum had space for additional awards that may be bestowed upon him in the future — a  likely reference to the 2013 Ballon d’Or award, which is given to the world’s top player.