Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo recently visited his old football academy CD Nacional and posted pictures of his visit on Instagram. The Portuguese international has been under quarantine in his hometown of Madeira amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis in Portugal. Meanwhile, all Serie A games have been suspended until the end of April after the spread of the pandemic in Italy.
The 35-year-old recently visited his childhood club CD Nacional which is based in Funchal, Madeira, amid the Cristiano Ronaldo quarantine. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is seen posing in the club’s museum alongside trophies and memoirs in the Cristiano Ronaldo hometown. The image was accompanied by a caption that read, “It’s always good to be back home”.
CD Nacional currently plays in the LigaPro, the second-tier division of professional football in Portugal. It is here that Ronaldo embarked on his journey of becoming one of the greatest football stars in history. Honoured by the superstar's achievements, the Cristiano Ronaldo hometown club named their youth training facilities 'Cristiano Ronaldo Campus Futebol'.
Recently, the Cristiano Ronaldo training images went viral on social media. The player was seen training in a stadium in the Cristiano Ronaldo hometown of Madeira. This led to a stringent warning from the local authorities informing the superstar that he enjoys no special privilege in the Cristiano Ronaldo hometown.
Always challenge yourself! ðFor me it's time to study ð¤ pic.twitter.com/n2ZIUhGa5d— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) April 15, 2020
The Cristiano Ronaldo quarantine continues in his hometown since March. The player returned to Madeira after three Juventus players - Daniele Rugani, Blaise Matuidi and Paulo Dybala - tested positive for coronavirus, compelling the Italian giants to permit their star man to fly to Portugal. Later, the footballing events were suspended until the end of April.