Sporting Lisbon are considering renaming their <a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Est%C3%A1dio_Jos%C3%A9_Alvalade">stadium<\/a> after Cristiano Ronaldo when decides to hang up his boots.\r\n\r\nRonaldo burst onto the scene as a teenager for the Portuguese club before forging a legacy at Manchester United. The Portuguese legend is unquestionably the club's most famous academy product and they are thinking about honoring him when he retires.\r\n\r\nSporting president Frederico Varandas told Tuttosport: 'It\u2019s a theory we will not shelve and obviously we\u2019d be very proud to have his name associated with us.\r\n\r\n'We\u2019re already keeping his values on the walls of the youth academy, focusing on passion, sacrifice, discipline, leadership and determination.\r\n\r\n'Cristiano is certainly the best Portuguese player of all time and one of the best athletes in the history of the sport.'\r\n\r\nIt is now 17 years since Ronaldo made waves at the Sporting academy and not doubt he'd relish having the stadium named after him.\r\n\r\nThe 50,000-seater arena is called Estadio Jose Alvalade after the club's founder and first member.\r\n\r\n \r\n<h3><strong>Cristiano Ronaldo: <\/strong><\/h3>\r\nCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born 5 February 1985 and currently plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. He is often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.\r\n\r\nRonaldo has won five FIFA Ballon d'or\/Best FIFA Men's Player awards the most for a European player, and four European Golden Shoes. He has won 29 trophies in his career, including six league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League.\r\n\r\nA prolific goalscorer, Ronaldo holds the records for most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League (127) and the UEFA European Championship (9), as well as those for most assists in the Champions League (39). He has scored more than 710 senior career goals for club and country.