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Gallery: Ronaldo opens CR7 Museum

Madrid - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo officially opened a museum dedicated to his own achievements in his birthplace of Madeira, Portgual on Sunday.

The museum contains a number of trophies, medals and memorabilia from throughout the 28-year-old's career, including the Ballon d'Or he won for being the world's best player in 2009.

A model of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, wearing the Portuguese national team kit, is displayed at the CR7 museum in Funchal, Portugal. (AP Photo/Helder Santos)Cristiano Ronaldo looks at one of his trophies during a tour of his museum in Funchal, Portugal. (AP Photo/Helder Santos)Cristiano Ronaldo, left, poses next to a model of himself wearing the Portuguese national team kit during a tour of his museum in Funchal, Portugal. (AP Photo/Joana Sousa)The 2008 Golden Ball award won by Cristiano Ronaldo is displayed at the CR7 museum in Funchal, Portugal. Ronaldo is one of the three players on the shortlist for the 2013 Golden Ball or world's best player award. (AP Photo/Joana Sousa)Cristiano Ronaldo and his son Cristiano Junior, held by the Madeira island regional government president, Alberto Joao Jardim, unveil a plaque during the inauguration of Ronaldo's museum in Funchal, Portugal. (AP Photo/Joana Sousa)Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid and Portugal's national soccer team, poses with his statue during the inauguration of his museum in Funchal. REUTERS/Duarte SaCristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid and Portugal's national soccer team, poses with his statue during the inauguration of his museum in Funchal. REUTERS/Duarte SaPortugal and Real Madrid player Pepe signs autographs during the inauguration of the Cristiano Ronaldo museum in Funchal, Portugal. (AP Photo/Joana Sousa)Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo stands by one of his trophies, during a tour of his museum in Funchal, Portugal. The museum displays 150 of the soccer player's trophies and awards. (AP Photo/Helder Santos)

And after being named alongside Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for this year's award, Ronaldo said that the museum contained plenty of space for another Ballon d'Or.

“We have left space to put more trophies,” he told Madrid sports daily AS.

“It is a very special and beautiful day for me. I hope that it is for Madeira as well.

“All the trophies that I have here are special, but I wouldn't want to pick out any one in particular because, although some are more important than others, they all have a special meaning.”

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