Raul's 7 Most Important Goals
Real Madrid's famous No. 7.
The legendary Raul Gonzalez Blanco. His name is etched in the heart of every Madridista, just as Real Madrid is etched in his.
Playing a total of 16 seasons with Los Blancos, he broke a number of records, which included most capped player with 741 appearances and highest goalscorer with 323. Not to mention his record of highest goalscorer in European competitions (which includes the Champion's League, Europa League, Winner's Cup, Intercontinental Cup and Supercup).
While playing as a striker for the La Liga outfit, he has won La Liga six times, the Supercopa four times, the Champions League three times and the Intercontinental Cup twice.
Of his 323 goals, here is a list of his seven most important, in chronological order:
Against Vasco da Gama, Intercontinental Cup Final, 1 December 1998
Highlights of game against Vasco da Gama
This 83' strike was the late goal that saw Real Madrid take the Intercontinental Cup home to Spain.
After many long minutes of a frustrating tie, Raul broke the tension and scored the winner.
Against Manchester United, Champions League, 19 April 2000
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After a barren first-leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid had to travel to Manchester United's Old Trafford with no choice but winning.
The La Liga outfit went in front 21 minutes from halftime with a Keane own-goal.
Raul furthered their lead by two, giving Madrid the 3-0 advantage and the confidence to play the game out.
Ending in an eventual 3-2 victory, Real Madrid moved into the next round on Raul's goals, going on to win the championship.
Against Valencia, Champions League Final, 24 May 2000
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The final of the 1999-2000 Champions League took place at Stade de France on the 24th of May, 2000.
Valencia was Real Madrid's adversary and after a long journey to the final, Los Blancos dominated.
Raul sealed the fantastic 3-0 win with a 73' breakaway.
Against Bayer Leverkusen, Champions League Final, 15 May 2002
The eight-foot strike that saw Madrid go ahead early in the final.
The game ended 2-1 against German's Bayer Leverkusen, and Real Madrid took home yet another Champions League trophy to add to their cabinet.
Against Olympiacos, Champions League, 28 September 2005
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This goal marked his 50th Champions League goal.
Raul broke a record and set the bar in becoming the first player to score 50 goals in the Champions League.
Against Real Union, Copa del Rey, 11 November 2008
A hat trick against Basque club saw Raul raise his game to new heights in his Real Madrid career.
It was his 300th goal in white.
Despite Los Blancos winning the match 4-3, they were knocked out of the Copa del Rey on away goals.
Against Sporting Gijon, La Liga, 15 Feburary 2009
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It was the goal that saw him break yet another record.
The volleying strike brought him an honour in Real Madrid history.
He replaced Alfredo di Stefano's as the highest scorer ever in club history, surpassing the long-standing record.