Ronaldo's Ballon d'Or to go in his museum

The Portuguese will present the prize to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday but, after that, the trophy will form part of his collection in Madeira

Cristiano Ronaldo will present his latest Ballon d’Or to the Real Madrid fans on Saturday ahead of their clash with Granada in La Liga, with the trophy then set to form part of his collection in Madeira.

The Portuguese opened his own museum in his native Funchal in December and the 2008 Ballon d’Or he won as a Manchester United player is the centrepiece, guarded in a bullet-proof glass case which also has security chips to detect any tampering or movement.

An identical case will now be commissioned to house the forward’s second Ballon d’Or, Goal has learned, with Ronaldo keen for fans in Madeira to see his latest award.

The CR7 Museum is home to 126 of the player’s personal silverware from his time at Sporting, Manchester United and Real Madrid, as well as his formative years.

The Portuguese was also decorated with a national honour this week: receiving a medal and a ribbon making him an official of the Order of Prince Henry in a ceremony in Lisbon.

“This is a great moment of pride,” he told gathered media. “It gives me the motivation to keep working, and to work even harder in future.”

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