Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after scoring the 2-2 by penalty during the UEFA EURO 2020 group F preliminary round soccer match between Portugal and France in Budapest, Hungary, June 23, 2021 Photo: Photo: EPA/Tibor Illyes / POOL

Cristiano Ronaldo to receive Medal of Honour from City of Lisbon

Reported to be less than happy in Saudi Arabia, where he is playing for Al-Nassr after signing the largest contract in footballing history, Cristiano Ronaldo can at least been cheered by the fact that Lisbon City Council has approved awarding him the Medal of Honour (14 votes for versus two against). Mayor Carlos Moedas stresses that Ronaldo has “always defended, promoted and projected the name of Lisbon throughout the world”.