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31st Aug 2015

Real Madrid star Raul is playing in front of much smaller crowds these days

Tom Victor

Living legend Raul is used to playing in front of the biggest and most passionate crowds around.

The former Real Madrid golden boy has played in countless Clasicos, won the Champions League final at the Amsterdam Arena and Hampden Park, and represented Spain at three World Cups.

But these days the 38-year-old doesn’t draw quite the same audience.

He is currently plying his trade for the New York Cosmos alongside the likes of Walter Restrepo, Lucky Mkosana and Roversio (don’t worry, we haven’t heard of any of them either).

Raul has been among the goals for his new club, netting in a win over the Carolina Railhawks, but there were more people on the pitch than there were behind the goal.

Makes a change from the Santiago Bernabeu, we’d imagine.