Raúl Sanchez Ruíz Franco, known simply as Raúl Franco (born 6 August 1995) is a Spanish international footballer. He plays as a forward for his club, Real Betis, and the Spanish national team. He is mostly known for his ability to score when you least expect it. He has great speed, two good foots, and is very good to time his runs. He was ranked the number 1 upcomming talent under 20 in 2011, by the football magazine The Future of Football. He made his first appearance for the Spanish national team on 15 February 2012, against Belgium.