Raul Bids a Tearful Farewell to Real Madrid (Video)

The word legend is used far too much in football. For instance the use of ‘legend’ in a sentence involving Emile Heskey would a very big error. However Raul is undoubtedly a legend of the game. His time at the Bernabeu is now officially over and after literally a million goals (including all those in training during his 18 years at the club) he is on his way, perhaps to Schalke or perhaps to Tottenham or Newcastle United, but definitely not West Ham. Here he is saying goodbye to the club and then reading a prepared statement in Spanish. Even those without a basic grasp of the Spanish language should be able to applaud the 33 year old’s sentiments.

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July 26, 2010 - Madrid, Spain - epa02261912 Real Madrid player Raul Gonzalez waves during a press conference held at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, 26 July 2010. Raul announced his departure after playing 16 seasons with the team. Hundreds of fans cheerd him when he went down to the field to sign autographs. 'During these years I have always done my best because I wanted to stick to the values I learned here since I was a child', he stated. Raul Gonzalez has agreed a transfer from Real Madrid to German Bundesliga side Schalke 04.

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