World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his home town of Funchal on Madeira on Sunday to attend the unveiling of a statue sculpted in his honour.
According to an article on Times Of India, the Real Madrid star travelled to the Portuguese island from Marrakech where on Saturday he helped his club lift the Club World Cup, their fourth trophy of 2014.
"This is a very special moment, to have a statue of me," said an emotional Ronaldo at the ceremony where he was joined by members of his family and thousands of fans.
However, the statue has sparked some controversy after it was erected (pun intended).
Fans noticed a 'bulge' in the statue's shorts department, and said those must have been some body-hugging pants.
Photos have also been circulating on multiple sites such as Acidcow.