3. Raul

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DEBUT: 1995
TEAM(S): Real Madrid, Schalke 04

"Raul Madrid" is a certified Champions League legend. The competition's all-time leading goal scorer by a long shot, Raul was a star on the Real Madrid teams that the showed the fledgling American audience why soccer is indeed called "the beautiful game." Cool, classy, deadly, and prolific, Raul was the preferred striker for three CL winners and is the all-time goal scorer in Real Madrid history. Often overshadowed by bigger names in the Merengue galaxy—like Ronaldo, Figo and Zidane—during his stay at the Bernabeu, his production never fell off. And today, now playing with Schalke, the skinny kid from Madrid enjoys Derek Jeter-like status among the club's all-time greats.

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