Cristiano Ronaldo opens Dubai's CR7 museum
Many accomplished athletes and film stars are content with shamelessly showing off their trophy cabinet to guests. Some going to near-crazy lengths. Just ask one of, if not, the best footballer of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo, who alongside best friend Miguel Paixão, designed an entire museum dedicated to a lifetime worth of sporting achievement.
Can you blame him though? No. He boasts countless records and an estimated 170 accolades ranging from Champion’s League and domestic league triumphs to multiple Golden Boot and Ballon d’Ors.
Kicking off in Portugal earlier in the summer, the travelling CR7 Museum has recently hit the pedestrian-friendly streets of the Jumeirah Beach Residence for its Dubai Edition. Shrine-like in essence, fans and visitors can now marvel at Ronaldo’s accolades as well as a 800kg wax replica of the man, and be in touching distance of the historical silverware and never-before-seen memorabilia dating back to the Portuguese international’s humble origins. If you’re a fan, then this is heaven and Ronaldo is god.
Expansions for the main museum in his hometown any time soon appear unlikely after seasonal performances are in favour of rival Lionel Messi, recently awarded best player of the year at the Dubai Global Soccer Awards, deeming the Argentine as 2015 Ballon D’or winner.
The CR7 Museum closes on January 31st so be sure to pay a visit before it does.