After coming through the Sporting youth system and making 31 first-team appearances, Cristiano left for Manchester United in 2003, before a nine-year spell at Real Madrid was followed by a 2018 move to Juventus.
Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo could have the 50,000-seater home of former club Sporting Lisbon renamed in his honor, according to reports.
Now, one day after the Portuguese legend scored his 700th career goal, Sporting's president, Frederico Varandas, has told Tuttosport that the Estadio Jose Alvalade could be named after Cristiano.
It is now 17 years since Ronaldo made waves at the Sporting academy and not doubt he'd relish having the stadium named after him.
"Cristiano Ronaldo is and always will be one of the great symbols in the club's history", Varanadas added.
The stadium is now named after the club's founder, and has carried its title since being constructed in 1956.
Sporting Lisbon are considering renaming their stadium after Cristiano Ronaldo when he retires.
"We are very proud to be associated with Cristiano and that the name of the best player of the world is associated with Sporting".
He could however hit the 700th mark when they battle Ukraine on Monday as they hope to seal their qualification to the European championship next year.
Cristiano Ronaldo moved to within six goals of his worldwide century when he scored in a 3-0 win over Luxembourg on Friday which kept the defending champions on course for the Euro 2020 finals.
The goal also meant that the Juventus forward is now on 94 global goals and would become only the second player in history to reach 100 goals for his country, if he was to make a century for Portugal.