Ronaldo, other ex-teammates, coach, pay tribute to retiring Raúl

Thursday November 12th, 2015

Sunday marks the end of Raúl's storied career, with the legendary Spanish striker playing his final game as he looks to help the New York Cosmos to their second Soccer Bowl title in three seasons.

Raúl is best known for his time with Real Madrid, where he won three UEFA Champions League crowns, scored 323 goals and played in 741 games across all competitions. He went on to star at Bundesliga club Schalke and then Qatari side Al-Sadd before coming to the Cosmos last winter.

Raúl's goal in the NASL semifinals put the Cosmos into the championship against the Ottawa Fury, which marks the end for him and his Spanish teammate Marcos Senna (Senna has an NASL-title-winning goal on his résumé, shining in New York's 2013 championship game).

A cast of former teammates and coaches took the opportunity to bid farewell to the 38-year-old Raúl, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Arbeloa, Rafa Benitez and more. Watch their tribute below:

The Cosmos and Fury meet Sunday at 5 p.m. ET at Hofstra University's Shuart Stadium.

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