Cosmos Redshift 7, a high-redshift galaxy, about 12.9 billion light-years from Earth
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese international footballer (his initials and shirt number.)
CR7, a postcode district in the CR postcode area of south London
CRJ700, the 70-seat version of the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ)
CR-7(E), last high-end cassette deck by Nakamichi
Galaxy Cosmos Redshift 7 contains old Population II (metal-poor) and Population III (extremely metal-poor) stars, according to astronomers, and is three times brighter than the brightest distant galaxies (redshift, z > 6) detected up to the time of its discovery.
Astronomers led by David Sobral from Lisbon and Leiden used the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the European Southern Observatorywith help from the W. M. Keck Observatory, Subaru Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopemade the discovery. The research team included members of the University of California, Riverside, University of Geneva, University of Leiden and University of Lisbon. The name of the galaxy (Cosmos Redshift 7 Galaxy) was inspired by Portuguese and Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who is also popularly known as CR7.
Above the museum is a hotel built in a partnership between Ronaldo and Pestana Group. The floor of the current museum, similar to the previous one, is in a Portuguese pavement style and decorated with the logo of the museum. The museum is an official sponsor of the local football team Unio da Madeira.
In front of the museum, there is a bronze statue of Cristiano Ronaldo, made by the Brazilian-born Madeiran sculptor Ricardo Velosa.
The museum was inaugurated on 15 December 2013 by Ronaldo himself and his son, who had the honour to unveil the plaque that marks the inauguration. Other participants in the opening ceremony were the second President of the Regional Government of Madeira Alberto Joo Jardim, Pepe, Paulo Bento, Emilio Butragueo and the girlfriend of Ronaldo at the time, Irina Shayk. At the opening, the collection had 126 trophies on display. The original location of the museum was in a 400 meter space located on Rua Imperatriz Dona Amlia in S, Funchal.
On 24 March 2016, the bronze statue of Ronaldo was moved several meters from it's location near the road Avenida S Carneiro to be in front of then under-construction hotel and new museum, closer to the port of Funchal, with the stand of the statue being altered.
On 6 June 2016, the museum was reopened, having moved to a new larger location on the Praa do Mar, also in S, Funchal, occupying a 1,400 space below the Pestana CR7 Hotel, a joint venture between Ronaldo and the Pestana Group.
The official inauguration of the hotel was on 1 July 2016, with Ronaldo, along with the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Presidents of the Regional Government of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque and the Preisent of the Pestana Group, Dionsio Pestana.
During the inauguration of the hotel, the square was named from Praa do Mar to Praa CR7.