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Cristiano Ronaldo unveils statue of himself in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal -- Cristiano Ronaldo once declared: "I am handsome, rich and a great player and people are jealous of me."

But now the soccer star admits that there is someone "prettier" than him -- a statue of himself.

Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo poses beneath a statue of himself during the unveling ceremony in his hometown in Funchal on December 21, 2014. GREGORIO CUNHA/AFP/Getty Images

Rondalo unveiled the bronze statue on his home island of Madeira in Portugal.

He calls the larger-than-life statue "prettier than me," according to Spanish news agency Europa Press.

The 29-year-old Real Madrid forward helped the Spanish team win the Club World Cup in Morocco on Saturday.

Ronaldo already has a museum dedicated to his career on Madeira.

He says "I never expected to have a statue in my life."

This is not the first replica of Ronaldo. A wax figure of the Portuguese footballer was unveiled at Madame Tussauds, in London in 2010.

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