Raúl closes out the Real Madrid Universidad Europea school's White Week
“In the seven years I spent away, I understood the greatness of Real Madrid. It's just infinite”, said the club legend.
Chus Bueno, vice-president of NBA Europe, Africa and Middle East, was another participant.
Butragueño accepted this award, recognising the person or organisation that excels in its contribution to the promotion and encouragement of sport.
Toni Nadal was another of the special guests and gave a talk about the journey to success.
The madridista legend spoke about football and solidarity to the students at a ceremony overseen by Emilio Butragueño.
The magazine underscores the strong international nature of the school's students, the professional experience of the professors, the strong job prospects and the graduate school's many partnerships.
The programme is part of an initiative run by the Real Madrid Foundation, the Real Madrid Graduate School-European University and Victory Sports Spain.
"This is the most prestigious, most historied club in the world with the biggest fan base", commented the madridista coach.
This first global education experience is the result of the collaboration agreement signed by the two institutions.
The Real Madrid Foundation, the Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europea and Victory Sports have launched a programme that combines physical activity and pre-university studies.
The programme is the first of its kind to offer students the chance to secure two-degree programs in sports technologies, one from a US university and the other from a Spanish institution.
2020 SportBusiness Postgraduate Ranking also places it in third position in Europe.
The two organisations will collaborate in teaching, education and research activities in the interactive sports sector.
The two institutions, both of whom are leaders in the sector, have joined forces to offer students a highly specialised, international programme.
Students from India's NASM will take part in a one-week online programme and a two-week in-person course in Madrid each year.