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#Raul González Blanco

# raul-gonzalez-blanco - Thursday 10 January, 2019

From Enjoying dry January? Met Éireann says wetter weather is on the way Dry Days Are Over

Enjoying dry January? Met Éireann says wetter weather is on the way

The high pressure that has dominated Ireland’s weather recently is set to weaken.

# raul-gonzalez-blanco - Friday 26 October, 2018

Barcelona v Real Madrid: The last El Clasico without Messi and Ronaldo - where are they now?

It is almost 11 years since the last El Clasico without either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo – where ar the players who did feature now?

# raul-gonzalez-blanco - Wednesday 28 July, 2010

RAÚL, the Spanish front man has agreed a two year deal with Bundesliga’s Schalke.

Raul went on a free transfer having broken ties with Real Madrid.

Raul has spent his entire career in the Bernabeu becoming a legendary figure there.

Born Raul González Blanco, but known simply as Raul. The Spanish hero is a three time winner of the Champion’s League and an all-time goal scorer for the competition.

He’s scored 323 goals for Real in 740 appearances. Raúl is also the all-time goal scorer with the Spanish national team. Having formerly captained the team, the star struggled to make the Spanish team since coach Manuel Pellegrini’s arrived in 2009.

Earlier this summer the striker revealed that he had offers from Germany and England to consider.

Schalke’s coach Felix Magath said he was delighted with his signing.”This is great news for Schalke,” Magath told the club’s website. I am pleased that we have succeeded in signing such an exceptional footballer and world-class striker.

“His qualities will help us. His commitment will be crucial in our efforts to strengthen the squad for future success.