Place:Santo António, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal


NameSanto António
Coordinates32.65°N 16.933333°W
Located inFunchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Santo António (Portuguese meaning "Saint Anthony") is a civil parish in the northeastern part of the municipality of Funchal on the island of Madeira. It is located about 3 km northwest of central Funchal. The most populous civil parish in the archipelago, it extends into the mountainous interior of the island. The population in 2011 was 27,383, in an area of 22.16 km².

Santo António is the birthplace of famous football player Cristiano Ronaldo, who was a leading player for Manchester United for several years, member of the Portuguese national team, and from 2009 a forward for Real Madrid. He is widely regarded as one of the best of his generation, and one of the greatest of all time. The city is home to the Museu CR7, which is a museum dedicated to the achievements of Ronaldo.

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