Moving from Real Madrid C to the first team, Raul became the club's highest goal-scorer of all time and most capped player.
After netting 13 times in just seven games for Real Madrid C, Jorge Valdano, the manager at the time, was quick to take notice and promoted him to first team. He appeared 30 times overall for the first team in 1994-95, scoring 10 times.
As each season passed, Raul became better and better, scoring more and more goals. In his second season as a professional, he netted 26 times in 52 appearances. He won his first Pichichi during his fifth season with 25 goals in La Liga and 29 overall.
During the 2000-01 season, Raul scored 24 goals, winning his second Pichichi and helping Real Madrid to a League title.
Helping Real Madrid to three Champion Leagues in his time, he was top scorer in 1999-2000 and added a 75th minuet nail to Valencia's coffin in the final. Later in the 2001-02 final in Glasgow against Bayer Leverkusen, he opened the scoring in the eighth minute.