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Kaka

BornApril 22, 1982

Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite commonly known as Kaká is a Brazilian football attacking midfielder who currently plays for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team. Kaká started his footballing career at the age of eight playing for a local club, São Paulo. He made his senior side debut on 1 Feb 2001 and scored 12 goals in 27 appearances. His fame spread through out Europe and culminated in his signing with Italian club AC Milan in 2003 for a fee of €8.5 million. He scored 10 goals in 30 appearances in his first season, as Milan won the Scudetto and the UEFA Super Cup. On 9 April 2006, he scored his first Rossoneri hat-trick against Chievo and the following season, he scored his first Champions League hat-trick in a 4–1 group stage win over Anderlecht. Kaká added the Champions League title to his trophy case for the first time when Milan defeated Liverpool on 23 May 2007.. On 30 August, Kaká was named by UEFA as both the top forward of the 2006–07 Champions League season and UEFA Club Footballer of the Year. On 5 October, he was named the 2006–07 FIFA Pro World Player of the Year. Kaká made his unofficial debut for Real Madrid on 7 August 2009, in a 5–1 friendly victory against Toronto FC. Kaká has been described as a quick, composed, balanced and highly skilful team player, who possesses a great shot, superb vision and fantastic passing ability.
UEFA Champions League: Top 5 star-studded teams fielded in the final (2000-2017)
UEFA Champions League: Top 5 star-studded teams fielded in the final (2000-2017)
A look at the best starting XI to have featured in a Champions League final. Some of these teams were sensational.
Falling 5: European giants with dwindling domestic statures
Falling 5: European giants with dwindling domestic statures
We look at five football giants from their respective countries and how they've struggled to maintain their domestic dominance in 21st Century
5 Brazilian players who could not deliver at Real Madrid
5 Brazilian players who could not deliver at Real Madrid
Here is a look at 5 Brazilian players who failed to sparkle while playing for Real Madrid
5 possible destinations for Cristiano Ronaldo
5 possible destinations for Cristiano Ronaldo
A look at where Cristiano Ronaldo could possibly be moving to next after rumours of the Portuguese footballer wanting to leave Real Madrid.
5 reasons we’ll be watching MLS in the future
5 reasons we’ll be watching MLS in the future
Major League Soccer has made great strides in recent years and with a few more improvements, will be a very watchable league by 2022.
FIFA 18: Kaka to be rated higher than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo after retirement?
FIFA 18: Kaka to be rated higher than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo after retirement?
Kaka's special card incoming during the festive season?
Twitter pays homage as Kaka announces retirement
Twitter pays homage as Kaka announces retirement
The Brazilian midfielder has finally call it quits and Twitter paid him a wonderful tribute...
Ricardo Kaka - 5 iconic moments in the career of the Real Madrid and AC Milan great
Ricardo Kaka - 5 iconic moments in the career of the Real Madrid and AC Milan great
An insight into what has been a terrific footballing career for the Brazilian icon
MLS News: Kaka cries as he plays his last home game for Orlando City
MLS News: Kaka cries as he plays his last home game for Orlando City
Orlando bids goodbye to the footballing great
Top 10 players destroyed by Real Madrid
Top 10 players destroyed by Real Madrid
Top 10 players who lost their charm at the Santiago Bernabeu.
5 best midfield bargains of the 21st Century
5 best midfield bargains of the 21st Century
Getting a good deal for a quality player is difficult today but these five midfield stars are some of the best bargain buys of this century.
The great Milan diamond and why Carlo Ancelotti will bring it to Bayern Munich
The great Milan diamond and why Carlo Ancelotti will bring it to Bayern Munich
Ancelotti conquered everything with his great Milan side and now seems to be on the verge of reverting to his preferred formation in Munich.
ISL 2017: Clubs enquire about former Ballon d'Or winner Kaka's availability
ISL 2017: Clubs enquire about former Ballon d'Or winner Kaka's availability
ISL clubs have sounded out the former AC Milan and Real Madrid star.
5 of football's best player unveilings of all time
5 of football's best player unveilings of all time
A compilation of the best player unveilings of all time.
6 European clubs who have broken their transfer record already
6 European clubs who have broken their transfer record already
What are records made for if not to be broken? These six clubs have already proven that statement right.
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