February 15, 2009
Raul breaks Di Stefano's record
Raul set a new scoring record for Real Madrid on Sunday, netting his 308th goal for the Primera Liga champions away to Sporting Gijon.
He overtook Alfredo di Stefano's tally of 307 when Sergio Ramos crossed from the right after 15 minutes at the Molinon and Raul caught the ball with a first time shot on the half-volley.
Raul scored his first for the nine-times European champions against city rivals Atletico Madrid in November 1994 aged 17.
His total includes 18 in the King's Cup and he is the Champions League's leading scorer with 64.
The 31-year-old number seven has won three European Cups and six league championships and is in his 15th season with Real. He also played 102 times for Spain between 1996 and 2006, scoring a record 44 goals.
Argentina-born Di Stefano helped Real to five consecutive European Cups between 1956 and 1960, and won eight league titles. He was made the club's honorary president in 2000.