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7Raúl González Blanco

  • Position: Forward
  • Date of Birth: 06/27/1977
  • Age: 40
  • Country: Madrid, Spain
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Height: 5.11'

Raúl González Blanco officially joined the New York Cosmos on October 30, 2014. He was introduced to the New York media at the Four Seasons Hotel in midtown Manhattan on December 9, 2014.

Raúl built a legendary career at the famed Spanish club Real Madrid – beginning his professional career with the team in 1994 and remaining with Los Blancos for 16 years, leading the club to six La Liga titles, four Spanish Super Cups, and three UEFA Champions League titles. He left Real Madrid in 2010 as the team’s all-time leading goal scorer and moved to German club FC Schalke 04. At Schalke, Raúl scored 40 goals in 98 total matches and led the Bundesliga outfit to the Champions League semifinal in 2011, before departing for Al-Sadd Sports Club in 2012.

A native of Madrid, he became the youngest player – 17 years and 124 days – in history to play for Real Madrid at the time of his professional debut.

Raúl would go on to make 550 La Liga appearances and 741 total appearances for Real – both club records, and serve as captain from 2003-2010, while scoring a club-record 323 total goals across all competitions. His 228 goals in La Liga are also a Real Madrid record and the fourth highest total all-time in Spanish league history.

Raúl led La Liga in goals scored in the 1998-99 and 2000-01 seasons and was awarded the Don Balón award for best Spanish player in La Liga a record five times (1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, and 2001-02).

In addition, Raúl is also one of the all-time leading goal scorers in UEFA Champions League history with 71 goals. He ranks fourth all-time in Champions League appearances (144). He was awarded the UEFA Best Forward of the Year Award a record three times (1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02), finished second in the 2001 Ballon d’Or voting for best player in Europe, and finished in third place in the 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year voting.

He debuted for the Spanish national team in 1996 and scored 44 goals (second-most in Spanish national team history) in 102 caps during 10 years of suiting up for La Roja. He served as captain of the Spanish national team and participated in three FIFA World Cups and two UEFA European Championship tournaments with Spain.


REGULAR SEASON CAREER STATS

Year Team GP GS SI SO Min G A Sh Y R
2015 New York Cosmos 28 27 1 8 2311 8 3 41 4 0
TOTAL 28 27 1 8 2311 8 3 41 4 0

POST SEASON CAREER STATS

Year Team GP GS SI SO Min G A Sh Y R
2015 New York Cosmos 2 2 0 0 180 1 1 3 0 0
TOTAL 2 2 0 0 180 1 1 3 0 0

GAME APPEARANCES

Date Type Match Result Appear Min G A Sh Y R
11/15/2015 The Championship NYC v OTT W 3 - 2 Start 90 0 1 0 0 0
11/07/2015 The Championship NYC v FTL W 2 - 1 Start 90 1 0 3 0 0
10/31/2015 Regular Season NYC v TBR W 2 - 0 Start 90 1 0 2 0 0
10/25/2015 Regular Season SAS v NYC W 1 - 2 Start 75 0 0 2 0 0
10/11/2015 Regular Season NYC v FCE W 3 - 0 Start 90 1 0 4 0 0
10/04/2015 Regular Season NYC v ATL D 1 - 1 Start 53 0 0 2 0 0
09/22/2015 Regular Season NYC v OTT L 1 - 4 Start 90 0 0 3 0 0
09/19/2015 Regular Season MNU v NYC D 0 - 0 Start 90 0 0 1 0 0
09/12/2015 Regular Season NYC v JAX W 1 - 0 Start 90 1 0 2 0 0
09/05/2015 Regular Season TBR v NYC L 2 - 0 Start 90 0 0 2 1 0
08/30/2015 Regular Season NYC v NCFC W 3 - 2 Start 90 1 1 1 0 0
08/26/2015 Regular Season OTT v NYC D 0 - 0 Start 90 0 0 1 0 0
08/22/2015 Regular Season NCFC v NYC W 1 - 3 Start 90 0 0 3 0 0
08/15/2015 Regular Season NYC v SAS W 2 - 1 Start 89 0 0 3 0 0
08/08/2015 Regular Season FTL v NYC D 3 - 3 Start 90 0 0 1 1 0
08/05/2015 Regular Season NYC v MNU W 2 - 1 Start 90 0 0 1 0 0
08/02/2015 Regular Season NYC v FTL W 2 - 0 Start 90 0 1 2 0 0
07/25/2015 Regular Season IND v NYC D 1 - 1 Start 90 0 1 0 0 0
07/18/2015 Regular Season JAX v NYC L 1 - 0 Start 90 0 0 4 0 0
07/05/2015 Regular Season NYC v IND D 1 - 1 Sub In 14 0 0 0 0 0
06/17/2015 US Open Cup NYC v NYCFC D 2 - 2 Start 87 0 0 1 0 0
06/13/2015 Regular Season NYC v JAX D 3 - 3 Start 79 0 0 2 0 0
06/02/2015 International Friendly CNT v NYC W 1 - 4 Start 90 0 2 0 0 0
05/30/2015 Regular Season MNU v NYC D 1 - 1 Start 90 1 0 0 0 0
05/23/2015 Regular Season NYC v SAS W 3 - 0 Start 90 1 0 2 0 0
05/16/2015 Regular Season NCFC v NYC D 2 - 2 Start 90 0 0 0 1 0
05/10/2015 Regular Season NYC v FCE W 4 - 2 Start 74 1 0 2 0 0
05/02/2015 Regular Season NYC v OTT W 1 - 0 Start 90 0 0 0 1 0
04/25/2015 Regular Season ATL v NYC D 0 - 0 Start 90 0 0 1 0 0
04/18/2015 Regular Season NYC v TBR W 2 - 0 Start 90 0 0 0 0 0
04/11/2015 Regular Season IND v NYC D 1 - 1 Start 74 1 0 0 0 0
04/04/2015 Regular Season FTL v NYC W 0 - 1 Start 53 0 0 0 0 0
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