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Kaka

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Born
1982 (38 years old)

Birth Place
Gama, Brazil

Position
Attacking Midfielder

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Height
1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)

Weight
80 kg (176 lb)

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Sport
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Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (born 22 April 1982), commonly known as Kaká or Ricardo Kaká, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. Owing to his performances as a playmaker, Kaká is widely considered one of the best players of his generation. With success at club and international level, he is one of eight players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Ballon d'Or.

Kaká made his professional club debut at age 18 at São Paulo in Brazil in 2001, and his performances with the club led him to joining Serie A club Milan in 2003. In Italy, Kaká helped Milan finish runners up in the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final with him being the top assist provider of the tournament, and named the UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year. Two years later, he led Milan to win the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final and was the tournament's top goal scorer. His performances saw him win the FIFA World Player of the Year, the 2007 Ballon d'Or, the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and the IFFHS World's Best Playmaker awards. After his success with Milan, Kaká joined Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €67 million, which was the second highest transfer fee (in euros) ever at the time. However, after four injury riddled seasons in Spain, which saw his physical ability rapidly decline, he returned to Milan for a single season in 2013, prior to joining MLS expansion club Orlando City. He initially returned to his former club São Paulo on loan, before relocating to the United States in 2015 and retiring in 2017.

Kaká made his debut for the Brazil national team in 2002, and was selected for their victorious FIFA World Cup squad that year, as well as the 2006 and 2010 tournaments, leading the latter tournament in assists. He was also a member of Brazil's 2005 and 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup-winning squads, winning the Golden Ball Award in 2009 as the tournament's best player.

In addition to his individual awards, between 2006 and 2009 he was named in both the FIFA World XI and the UEFA Team of the Year three times. In 2010, he was named in the A.C. Milan Hall of Fame. One of the world's most famous athletes during his playing career, Kaká was the first sportsperson to amass 10 million followers on Twitter. Off the field, Kaká is known for his humanitarian work, where he became the youngest ambassador of the UN World Food Programme in 2004. For his contributions on and off the pitch, Kaká was listed by Time as one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2008 and 2009.


Career Honours




2012

Real Madrid



2011-2012

Real Madrid



2010-2011

Real Madrid



2009

Milan



2009

Milan



2008

Milan



2007

Milan



2007

Milan



2007

Milan



2007

Milan



2007

Milan



2007

Milan



2006-2007

Milan



2006-2007

Milan



2006

Milan



2006

Milan



2005

Milan



2004

Milan



2003-2004

Sao Paulo



2002

Sao Paulo


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1994-2000


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2001-2003

2002-2016

2003-2009

2009-2013

2013-2014

2014-2017

2014-2014 (Loan)


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