May 1st, 2012

Bundesliga Bye, Bye: Raul Gonzalez & Family

Image: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages.

Raul’s cheery send off from Schalke on Saturday was thoroughly traumatic.

Travel with us, if you will, but know this. Even the most hardened, battle weary Kickette soldier will struggle for years to recover from the post traumatic stress disorder caused by the sound of exploding ovaries in there.

You were warned.

Note that Mateo, Hector, Hugo and Jorge are arranged in ascending size order for ease of reference. Image: Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images.

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Adoring daddy. Outrageously cute daughter in tights. Variously mutinous siblings. The perfect family unit, in other words. Image: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages.

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Tear yourself away from the cuteness overload in the centre of this photograph and check out the side-eye in the bottom right hand corner. We see the force is strong in this one. Image: AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ.

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We’ve got to go practise that side-eye in a bar. If we’re not back in two days, call someone. Anyone. We won’t be limited by geographic boundaries.

 

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19 Responses to “Bundesliga Bye, Bye: Raul Gonzalez & Family”

  1. Here is a video that supports what a great & wonderful player is Raúl. Grande Raúl. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkjhGa4vQ5w

  2. Total legend and seems to be a class act too. Interesting how he seems more upset leaving Schalke than Real despite the amount of time he spent at the latter….

    http://www.footballbubble.blogspot.com

  3. Sarah, Madrid says:

    I already showed how I feel about this guy in different thread, I watched this video million time, every time I watched I get heart broken and cry so much.

    Gran Capitano Raul! His words after it as he breathes Real Madrid, ahhhhhhhhhh I miss him so much, how beyond adorable him with his little Maria telling her papa in the video!

    As for Mamen, can you tell us your secert and thank you?

  4. Céline says:

    Full tribute to raul <3<3<3 soo damn cute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sISNtbnw_S0

  5. Akemi says:

    I hate to be a hipster at this time but my eyes went straight to Japanese eye candy, Uchida Atsuto in the 3rd pic.

    Nevertheless, thank you so much Raul, for giving us so much joy in all the European football games you have played. Thank you for being in Real Madrid. You will forever be el gran capitan to me. And because of that, I will forever be a Madridista. Thank you for being in Schalke. You introduced me to a different league to watch and a new team to appreciate and root for. And now as you enter a new saga in your footballing career, I'd like to say, welcome to Asia. Even if I'm on the other side of the continent, I'm happy that you're playing in this part of the world.

  6. Doles says:

    Little miss and mr Rauls are super duper adorable! I think his daughter resembles him the most!

  7. anna says:

    Lots of emotional farewells and adorable pictures of players with their bubbas (e.g. Ballack in Leverkusen and Petric and Jarolim in Hamburg), but this was the most touching one. What a beautiful family!
    There's a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZVuwPKwwTs

    • anna says:

      That was supposed to say "Lots of emotional farewells and adorable pictures of players with their bubbas in the Bundesliga this past weekend"…

  8. Catty women says:

    This is total perfection,Bliss!

  9. Loninha - Brasil says:

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Good Luck Captain !!

  10. Céline says:

    El gran capitán! te amo para siempre <3

  11. iram1982 says:

    oh my gosh…his daughter is beyond darling. I love her cheeks :)

  12. Kat says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    This is not the first time I've seen photos from the send off, but the whole lot of them: gorgeous Papa (and the spirit of Madrid personified), Jorge tearing up while watching his Papa's tribute, the TWINS!, little Maria looking like a carbon copy of Raul… I just melt. EVERY. TIME.

    What did Mamen do, sell her soul to the devil to land Raul as husband and birth this many genetically-blessed offspring? If yes, how do I go about doing the same?

    • jen says:

      What did Mamen do, sell her soul to the devil to land Raul as husband and birth this many genetically-blessed offspring? If yes, how do I go about doing the same? <<<—— BEST KICKETTE COMMENT EVER!!!

  13. rafaela says:

    Hot hot hot!!! I hopes his sons will be as hot as their daddy!! Hot hot hot!!

  14. Jayy says:

    Boom go the ovaries. The ascending order picture is too much to handle.

  15. Sunny says:

    Perfect man, perfect wife, superperfect children! Oh how beautiful and genetically blessed!