The Museu CR7 is a museum that is dedicated to Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's trophies. It is located in Ronaldo's birth place Funchal, Madeira.

Museu CR7
Museu CR7 Funchal 2016.JPG
Entrance to the Museu CR7
Established15 December 2013; 8 years ago (2013-12-15)
Location, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Coordinates32°38′38.50″N 16°54′50.10″W / 32.6440278°N 16.9139167°W / 32.6440278; -16.9139167Coordinates: 32°38′38.50″N 16°54′50.10″W / 32.6440278°N 16.9139167°W / 32.6440278; -16.9139167
DirectorCristiano Ronaldo
Websitemuseucr7.com

Above the museum is a hotel built in a partnership between Ronaldo and Pestana Group. The floor of the current museum, similar to the previous one, is in a Portuguese pavement style and decorated with the logo of the museum. The museum is an official sponsor of the local football team União da Madeira.[1][2]

In front of the museum, there is a bronze statue of Cristiano Ronaldo, made by the Madeiran sculptor Ricardo Velosa.[3][4][5][6]

HistoryEdit

The museum was inaugurated on 15 December 2013 by Ronaldo's former club Sporting CP. Other participants in the opening ceremony were the second President of the Regional Government of Madeira Alberto João Jardim, Pepe, Paulo Bento, Emilio Butragueño and the girlfriend of Ronaldo at the time, Irina Shayk.[7][8][9] At the opening, the collection had 126 trophies on display.[10] The original location of the museum was in a 400 meter space located on Rua Imperatriz Dona Amélia in , Funchal.[11]

On 24 March 2016, the bronze statue of Ronaldo was moved several meters from its location near the road Avenida Sá Carneiro to be in front of then under-construction hotel and new museum, closer to the port of Funchal, with the stand of the statue being altered.[12][13]

On 6 June 2016, the museum was reopened, having moved to a new larger location on the Praça do Mar, also in , Funchal, occupying a 1,400 space below the Pestana CR7 Hotel, a joint venture between Ronaldo and the Pestana Group.[14][15]

The official inauguration of the hotel was on 1 July 2016, with Ronaldo, along with the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Presidents of the Regional Government of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque and the President of the Pestana Group, Dionísio Pestana attending.[16]

During the inauguration of the hotel, the square was named from Praça do Mar to Praça CR7.[17][18]

ExhibitsEdit

The exhibition includes photographs and videos emblematic of the athlete's career and wax works of Ronaldo with pictorial backgrounds with which visitors can take photographs. The museum has all the youth and professional trophies won by Ronaldo at the clubs of CF Andorinha, Nacional da Madeira, Sporting CP, Manchester United and Real Madrid, Juventus FC and the Portugal national team.[19]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ "Ronaldo inaugura Museu sem saber se vai à gala da Bola de Ouro - Maisfutebol.iol.pt". Maisfutebol.iol.pt. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
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  10. ^ "Inside Cristiano Ronaldo's museum: 'I have room for more trophies'". The Independent. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  11. ^ "CR7 Museum". Visitmadeira.pt. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Novo Museu CR7 na Praça do Mar previsto ser inaugurado em Abril de 2016". Dnoticias.pt. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo is Honored with Bronze Statue". Thefashionisto.com. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Abriu novo museu de CR7 onde será possível interagir com o craque - Maisfutebol.iol.pt". Maisfutebol.iol.pt. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Veja as fotos do novo Museu CR7 que hoje reabre no Funchal". Funchalnoticias.net. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Ronaldo e Dionísio Pestana partilham foto juntos no novo hotel Pestana CR7 no Funchal". Dnoticias.pt. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  17. ^ Group, Global Media (22 July 2016). "Um hotel, uma praça e um aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo". Ojogo.pt. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Praça do Mar passa a chamar-se Praça CR7". Netmadeira.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Museu CR7 muda de local na Madeira". Sol.sapo.pt. Retrieved 25 August 2017.