Portuguese club Sporting CP are considering to rename their stadium after Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the club president Frederico Varandas.
Ronaldo started his career at the Lisbon-based club in 2002, before moving to Manchester United in 2003. He since then has turned out to be one of the greatest players to ever play the game and currently sits on 699 goals, one away from reaching the astonishing 700-goal mark.
In such circumstances, the club where he learned the trade, are thinking of renaming their current home, Jose Alvalade Stadium, after their prodigal child to commemorate him.
Varandas told Italian outlet Tuttosport, "It (renaming the stadium after Ronaldo) is a theory we will not shelve and obviously we'd be very proud to have his name associated with us."
"Cristiano is and always will be one of the greatest symbols in the history of our club. We're already keeping his values on the walls of the youth academy, focusing on passion, sacrifice, discipline, leadership and determination. Cristiano is certainly the best Portuguese player of all time and one of the best athletes in the history of the sport," the Sporting president added.
The Portugal skipper is the leading goalscorer for Portugal with 94 goals, with his last goal came in Portugal's recent game against Luxemburg in the European Qualifiers.
Ronaldo currently plays for Italian club Juventus after moving from Real Madrid in 2018.