Cristiano Ronaldo Loves Bad Statues of Himself

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Occasionally the universe will make a joke, and not enough people will notice, so it will do it again. And if you can believe it, it’s actually funnier a second time.


In case you didn’t know, the Madiera Airport in Madiera, Portugal, birthplace of Cristiano Ronaldo, decided to honor their favorite soccer-star-underwear model with nothing a self-obsessed narcissist would love more than, you guessed it, changing the name of the airport to ‘Cristiano Ronaldo  Airport’ and a statue of the striker himself.

One problem? The statue looks like hot garabage:

And it would look like a nuclear-inferno dumpster-fire, even if it was an ugly faced player. But we’re talking about Cristiano Ronaldo, okay?

The guy does thousands of sit-ups a day so that he can be the model for his own CR7 underwear line. He does spa treatments, mud masks, the whole nine yards, basically the guy loves being pretty. 

And this is how they’re gonna honor that?

Ronaldo Statue Face
The sculptor has remained largely unnamed through the press, which is exactly as expected.

Somehow the particularly finnicky striker managed to keep his composure in front of the statue, speaking at the renaming ceremony saying,

“Thank you for being here in my honour. Seeing my name being given to this airport is something very special, everyone knows that I am proud of my country and especially my home city.

“Thank you very much to the president of the regional government Miguel Albuquerque for having had the courage and the firmness to do it.”

Ronaldo with face statue
Like a dopey faced mocking specter in the background

This isn’t the first time a statue of the superstar has been off. The first statue of Cristiano Ronaldo did a little bit better on his face, but there was something else that seemed out of proportion. The blueprints definitely stated the statue should be ‘well erected’ as to be sturdy, but we’re thinking something got lost in translation:

The face you make when they’re gracious with the bronze.

Look as long as they keep making statues of Cristiano, and he’s willing to smile and stand beside them like they’re high art, we’re happy if the universe keeps making this joke.


If you’d like to pay tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo without building a mockery of a bronze statue, feel free to pick up one of his many popular jerseys at

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