Raúl González Blanco (born 27 June 1977 in Madrid, Spain), known simply as Raúl is a Spanish footballer who plays as a striker. He currently plays for German club Schalke 04, in the Bundesliga. Raúl had spent most of his career playing for Spanish club Real Madrid up until 2010 and is the club's all-time top goalscorer. Raúl is a three-time winner of the UEFA Champions League and has long been the competition's all-time leading goalscorer. He left Real Madrid on 25 July 2010, having scored 323 goals in 741 appearances.