Cristiano Ronaldo opens CR7 museum in Portugal

    Story highlights

    • Cristiano Ronaldo opens a museum dedicated to his football career
    • The Portuguese is widely expected to win the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or
    • The Real Madrid star is on a shortlist with Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery
    • The forward has already scored 33 goals for Real this season
    Cristiano Ronaldo is at the peak of his powers on the pitch and off it: The Portuguese star has opened a museum dedicated to his glittering football career in his hometown of Funchal .
    The Real Madrid striker is widely expected to be awarded the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or -- an accolade given to the year's best footballer -- in January and if Ronaldo is handed the golden ball it will take pride of place in the CR7 Museum.
    "Of course it's a special day, it's the opening of my museum and I am proud," the Portugal captain told reporters.
    "I have room for more trophies. I don't really want to mention specific ones. All I want is to win more awards and, if the Ballon d'Or comes, there is extra room here."
    The 28-year-old is on a three-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or alongside Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who has picked up the award in each of the last four years, and Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery.