Today, Wednesday, the Municipality of Lisbon revealed that football player Cristiano Ronaldo received the Medal of Honor for the city from the Lisbon Chamber, in recognition of the way he has always defended, promoted and anticipated the name of the Portuguese capital in the world.
And it was approved to hand over the medal to Cristiano Ronaldo, captain of the Portuguese national team and currently with Al-Nasr Saudi Arabia, at a meeting of the city council, on Wednesday, by 14 votes, one abstention, and two abstentions.
The motion submitted by the mayor, Carlos Moedas (PSD), was voted on by secret ballot.
Quoting Carlos Moedas in a note from the Lisbon Chamber, he stresses the importance of recognition “Those who, for their value, energy, and ability,” Contribute to the city’s defense of it The history of Cristiano Ronaldo, considered many times the best player in the world, is closely linked to the history of Lisbon.
“It is a tribute to a boy who became a man in Lisbon and who, in addition to his identity for the place of his birth, became a great Lisbon, in the sense of his passion for the city”says the mayor, insisting on the Portuguese attacker “He has always defended, promoted and showcased the name of Lisbon in the world”, and “He is also a Lisbon senior and this has never been recognised”.
Carlos Moedas also remembers “The extraordinary hope that Cristiano Ronaldo brings to so many young people and helps them dream”so that they know it “With their merit, they can get where they want.”
Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Madeira, where he started playing football, before moving to Lisbon to play for Sporting.
The 38-year-old striker has also played for clubs such as Manchester United (England), Real Madrid (Spain) and Juventus (Italy), having won, among many other titles, the 2016 European Championship and the 2018 Nations League. 19, for the Portuguese national team, five European Champions League tournaments.