Raul scored 44 times for Spain and found the net at all three FIFA World Cups™ – 1998, 2002 and 2006 – in which he graced the famous red jersey.

The Real Madrid legend’s impressive final tally established him, for a few years at least, as La Roja’s all-time leading goalscorer, with Emilio Butragueno (26) and team-mate Fernando Hierro (29) among those left in his wake.

But Raul’s record was surrendered in March 2011, when David Villa – now on 56 for the reigning world champions – struck twice against Czech Republic to surpass his legendary predecessor.