[95][96] He was also made the vice-captain upon his arrival. He removed his jersey to reveal an "I Belong to Jesus" T-shirt and openly engaged in prayer moments after the final whistle of Brazil's 2002 World Cup, and Milan's 2004 Scudetto and 2007 Champions League triumphs. While receiving the FIFA World Footballer of the Year award in 2007, he said when he was young he just wanted to be a professional player for São Paulo and play one game for the Brazil national team, but that "God gave [him] more than he ever asked for. [98], Kaká tore his left adductor muscle during his first competitive appearance, deciding not to accept any wages from Milan whilst he regained fitness. [102] On 29 March 2014, Kaká scored twice in a 3–0 win against Chievo, his 300th match for Milan. [77] Kaká returned to training after a long lay-off, with manager José Mourinho commenting that having Kaká back from injury was like a new signing. Kaká has played club football since he was eight years old. Kaká, of course, would go on to greater fame after he left São Paulo, playing for AC Milan and Real Madrid, and being named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2007. [180] Kaká retained his place in the squad for Brazil's 1,000th game in history, a 1–1 friendly draw against Colombia on 14 November 2012. He appeared in all five matches and scored one goal in a 4–1 win over Argentina in the final. [17] During the post-match celebration following Brazil's 4–1 win over Argentina in the 2005 Confederations Cup final, he and several of his teammates wore T-shirts that read "Jesus Loves You" in various languages. [14], Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite was born in Gama, Federal District, to Simone dos Santos, an elementary school teacher, and Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite, a civil engineer. [24], He scored ten goals in 22 matches the following season, and by this time his performance was soon attracting attention from European clubs. [152] He played his last official match for Orlando on 15 October in a 1–0 home defeat against Columbus Crew;[153][154] he finished the 2017 MLS season with 6 goals and 5 assists in 23 league appearances. [151] Kaká announced on 11 October 2017 that he would not be renewing his contract with Orlando City for the 2018 MLS season. Kaká had previously assisted Filippo Inzaghi's opening goal of the match and also assisted Inzaghi's final goal of the match after an impressive exchange with Clarence Seedorf; he was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the competition. About Kaká. In 2013 Kaká returned to AC Milan. "[61] On 19 January, Silvio Berlusconi announced that Manchester City had officially ended their bid after a discussion between the clubs, and that Kaká would remain with Milan. [116] On 4 September 2014, in the second round of the Copa Sudamericana, Kaká scored in a 2–0 victory over Criciúma. [40] 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, as well as being named as part of the UEFA Team of the Year for the second time. Milan began the season by winning the Supercoppa Italiana against Lazio. [78][79] After an eight-month absence, Kaká returned to play by entering as a substitute for Karim Benzema on the 77th minute of a 3–2 victory over Getafe on 3 January 2011. [209] In addition to these characteristics, Kaká also possessed a powerful and accurate shot from both inside and outside the penalty area, with either foot,[210] despite being naturally right-footed;[211] he was also an accurate penalty taker. "[109][110], By signing for Orlando City, Kaká became the highest-paid player in MLS history, with a base salary of US$6.6 million per year, and with a guaranteed compensation of $7.2 million per year. Orlando City captain Kaká excited for rare career first when he represents Brazil in the Copa América Centenario next month after surprise call-up. Kaká is a 38 year old Brazilian Footballer. Born Ricardo Izecson Dos Santos Leite on 22nd April, 1982 in Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil, he is famous for FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or recipient. Kaká was nominated for the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year Awards for the third consecutive year, finishing 11th and seventh respectively. Kaká finished eighth and seventh, respectively, in balloting for FIFA Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006 before winning almost every available honour in 2007, when he was named both European Player of the Year and FIFA World Player of the Year. Breno Caputo Filho July 19, 2012. Real Madrid's Kaká playing in a Spanish domestic league football match against Mallorca, January 10, 2010. [92], Milan confirmed that Kaká would join the club on 2 September 2013 from Real Madrid on a free transfer with only performance-related incentives owed to Madrid; after agreeing to personal terms, he signed a two-year contract. [118], Kaká scored in his first match for Orlando City, a 4–0 friendly win over FC Dallas. [226][227] He is best friends with Marcelo Saragosa, who also played professionally. [143] The next week, he scored another goal in Orlando's 2–1 loss against Toronto FC. Kaká was a part of the five-man midfield in the 2004–05 season, usually playing in a withdrawn role behind striker Andriy Shevchenko. Kaká participated in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, wearing the number 10 shirt, marking his first international tournament since the 2006 World Cup. Find out who made the MLS custom cover", "Cristiano Ronaldo overtakes Shakira as Facebook's most 'liked' person", "FC Dallas Updates: AC Milan or Liverpool? Quite a few reasons actually. [5][6][7] 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.[8]. At age 8, Kaká was playing with São Paulo FC, where he succeeded in all categories. Kakà was included in Brazil's squad for 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany. But for Morelli, a 24-year-old native of São Paulo who signed with HFX Wanderers FC in February, he’ll never forget when Kaká … Born. [230] Kaká's favourite music genre is gospel,[234] and his favourite book is the Bible. [140] He finished his second MLS season with the club with 9 goals and 10 assists in 24 appearances,[137] as Orlando once again failed to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs. After signing an extension with Milan in early 2008, Kaká became the highest-paid footballer in the world, with an annual income from the game alone amounting to €8 million (about $12 million) and extensive corporate sponsorship deals. He scored ten goals in 30 appearances that season, also providing several important assists, such as the cross which led to Shevchenko's title-deciding headed goal, as Milan won the Scudetto and the UEFA Super Cup, whilst finishing as runner up in the Intercontinental Cup and the 2003 Supercoppa Italiana. At age 14, Kaká used to wake up two hours early, to keep up with his studies; Kaká managed to conclude the intermediary cycle (eleven years) in Brazil, before dedicating exclusively to football. At the end of his second season with the club, Real Madrid and Kaká had won the Copa del Rey, although they finished as runners-up in both La Liga and in the Supercopa de España to rivals Barcelona. No tips yet . Unlike other notable stars who played in the MLS toward the end of their careers, Kaká kept up his strong play in the U.S., earning All-Star honours in each of his first two seasons with Orlando City. The steady European interest in Kaká culminated in his signing with the European champions, Italian club A.C. Milan, in 2003 for a fee of reported €8.5 million, described in retrospect as "peanuts" by club owner Silvio Berlusconi. A professor called the family and suggested enrolling him in a football school. The name ‘Kaka’ has no specific Portuguese translation. 2 Tips and reviews. He scored three goals during the tournament. There was nothing he couldn’t do”, while his Milan teammate Andrea Pirlo adds, "There was a point when teams just had no idea how to stop him. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). In international play Kaká was a key contributor to Brazil’s runs to the quarterfinals at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, but he failed to make the national side when his home country hosted the 2014 Cup. [97] He captained Milan in his debut for his second spell, taking the armband from goalkeeper Marco Amelia in a match against Chiasso. “It may seem that I have everything,” he says. He initially returned to his former club São Paulo on loan, before relocating to the United States in 2015 and retiring in 2017. [184] After almost 18 months, Kaká was recalled to the Brazilian team in October 2014 by new manager Dunga for friendlies against Argentina and Japan. [83] With this match, Kaká experienced one of the best starts to a season he has ever had, scoring two goals, serving two assists and winning one penalty for his team. 1 talking about this. Log in to leave a tip here. Kaká played a pivotal role in Milan's Champions League campaign that season, helping them to reach the final against Liverpool, scoring two goals and providing five assists. [23], Kaká began his career with São Paulo at the age of eight. 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"[164] Anka adds that being the last player to win FIFA World Player of the Year (in 2007) prior to the Messi-Ronaldo dominance over the next decade, Kaká's standing in the game has been "lost in a haze", with his "greatness just out of sight". He was a key figure on the Real squads that won the 2011 Copa del Rey (Spanish cup) and the 2011–12 La Liga (Spanish top division) title. A keen football enthusiast, he was taken on by the São Paulo FC the following year. The second card was given for an alleged elbow in the direction of Abdul Kader Keïta. He led Milan to win the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final and was the tournament's top goal scorer. His life revolves around God and Jesus and spreading the “good word.”. C. Mendonca (Kaká) PES 2016 Stats. เพจนี้ลองสร้างเล่นๆดูอนาคตอาจะมีอะไรลงให้เพื่อนๆดู [224], Kaká cites Raí, the former Brazilian national team and São Paulo FC captain, as his footballing role model. [72] He scored his first goal for Madrid during a pre-season match on 19 August 2009, in a 5–0 victory against Borussia Dortmund. Kaká finished his season with seven goals and six assists in all competitions in 20 appearances.[76]. ", "Orlando City captain Kaka returns as Brazil defeats Costa Rica", "Copa America: Kaka replaces injured Douglas Costa in Brazil squad", "Kaká makes substitute appearance as Brazil defeat Panama 2-0", "Copa America: Kaka ruled out for Brazil with injury", "Messi magic captivates even football legends", "Kakà in slalom: 4 ammoniti Maldini non sbaglia niente", "Kakà, un predestinato alta classe brasiliana", "How privileged Kaka made most of luck to become Brazil's master of magic", "Why Arsenal & Man United Should Chase This South American Superstar. Several months later, he made his debut for the senior Brazil squad in a friendly match against Bolivia on 31 January 2002. Kaká was previously married to Caroline Celico (2005 - 2016).. About. Definition, Synonyms, Translations of Kaká by The Free Dictionary He was also selected to be part of both the UEFA Team of the Year[33] and the FIFPro World XI for the first time in his career.[34]. [93][94] Kaká's contract was worth €4 million net per year and he was given the number 22 shirt, the same number he wore for Milan during his first spell. [13] 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. [228] He is also close friends with Colombia striker Radamel Falcao. [58] Kaká finished the 2007–08 season with 15 goals in Serie A and was nominated as a finalist for the FIFA World Player of the Year, finishing in fourth place, and was nominated for the Ballon d'Or, finishing in eighth place. He was named in the six-man shortlist for the 2008 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, and was selected in the FIFPro World XI for the third time in his career. [164] On 12 May 2007, citing an exhaustive schedule of Serie A, Champions League and national team play, Kaká bowed out of the 2007 Copa América, which Brazil won. [185][186] On 1 May 2015, Kaká was selected as one of seven stand-by players in Brazil's preliminary squad for the 2015 Copa América,[187][188][189] although he was not called up for the final tournament. Kaká has called on AC Milan fans to raise the roof when Manchester United FC visit on Wednesday, telling uefa.com he is expecting an "amazing game". [225], Kaká is a devout evangelical Christian who was an active member of the São Paulo-based Rebirth in Christ Church. Regarded as one of the best players of his generation, Kaká has been described on the FIFA website as having the "capacity to glide almost effortlessly past opponents, provide defence-splitting passes and score consistently from distance. [13] In August 2015, Kaká announced he would attend Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, and major in Sports Marketing. Real Madrid . As a result he used to call his brother “Caca” which eventually later evolved into Kaká. Relationships. He made his senior side debut on 1 February 2001 and scored 12 goals in 27 appearances, in addition to leading São Paulo to its first and only Torneio Rio-São Paulo championship, in which he scored two goals in two minutes as a substitute against Botafogo in the final, which São Paulo won 2–1. In total, Kaká made 75 league appearances in his three seasons with Orlando, scoring 24 goals and providing 22 assists. He retired from professional football in December 2017. [219], Kaká appeared on the cover of the Italian edition of EA Sports' FIFA video game FIFA 07, alongside compatriot and global coverstar Ronaldinho;[220] he was also featured on the cover of some regional editions of FIFA 11,[221] FIFA 12,[222] and FIFA 16. "[232] Though sharing a common goal, Kaká is not currently a formal member of the organization Atletas de Cristo ("Athletes of Christ"). After six years with Milan, Kaká joined Real Madrid in 2009 for a transfer fee of €67 million,[9] which was the second highest transfer fee at the time. Owing to his performances as a playmaker in his prime at A.C. Milan, a period marked by his creative passing, goal scoring and dribbles from midfield, Kaká is widely considered one of the best players of his generation. Real Madrid target Igor Gomes: why he's tagged 'the new Kaká' The similarities to Kaká in Igor Gomes' play are striking, and the … Kaká Werá (born 1964), Brazilian writer and politician; Kaka Mallam Yale (born 1953), Nigerian politician; See more at Wikipedia.org... Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (; born 22 April 1982), commonly known as Kak á or Ricardo Kaká, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer and the Brazil national team. [204] A versatile player, he was also deployed in several other attacking positions throughout his career, performing as a winger on either flank,[205][206] as a supporting forward,[207] and on occasion as an outright striker,[199][208] or even in a deeper role as a midfield playmaker. On 29 August 2013, Kaká expressed his desire to leave Real Madrid,[89] having scored 29 goals and provided 32 assists in 120 appearances in all competitions over four seasons at the club. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. [21] At the age of 18, Kaká suffered a career-threatening and possibly paralysis-inducing spinal fracture as a result of a swimming pool accident,[22][23] but made a full recovery. C. Mendonca (Kaká) is a 33-year-old, 82-rated Attacking Midfielder from Brazil. He married power with finesse", but on the impact of his knee and groin issues at Madrid, added, "once his acceleration had been reduced, he lacked the subtlety to shine as before. He first signed to São Paulo FC when he was fifteen years old, and he had major success there. The name Kaká, a nickname for Ricardo, was given to him by his younger brother. Related Searches. [149] He scored a long range stunner against Atlanta United on 29 July. "[202] As well as his dribbling from midfield, Kaká was also renowned for his vision and passing ability, enabling him to create chances for teammates. “I think when (team owner) Flavio explained that to Kaka and showed him the interest that was building in Orlando, it was a no-brainer for him,” Chin said. Kaká is a Brazilian professional footballer. [81], In March 2011, Kaká suffered from Iliotibial band syndrome, which kept him sidelined for a few weeks. [47][48] On 2 December 2007, Kaká became the eighth Milan player to win the Ballon d'Or, as he finished with a decisive 444 votes, well ahead of runner-up Cristiano Ronaldo. [76], On 5 August 2010, Real Madrid announced that Kaká had undergone a successful surgery on a long-standing left knee injury and would face up to four months on the sidelines. [52], On 16 December, Kaká won the FIFA Club World Cup against Boca Juniors, scoring Milan's third goal of the match in a 4–2 victory which allowed them to be crowned World Champions. Kaká owed his nickname to his younger brother Rodrigo, who as a child could not pronounce Ricardo and could manage only “Caca.” Kaká was seven when the family moved to São Paulo . [100] On 7 January 2014, Kaká scored his 100th goal for Milan by an opening goal in a match against Atalanta; he later went on to score another goal 30 minutes later. Kaka", "Rooney, Kaka named FIFA 12 global cover stars", "EA Sports FIFA 16 is finally in stores! He scored seven goals in 36 domestic appearances as Milan finished runner-up in the Scudetto race. [214] The couple have two children: son Luca Celico Leite (born 10 June 2008) and[215] daughter Isabella (born 23 April 2011). [145] On 14 June, he played in the 3–1 loss in U.S. Open Cup match against Miami FC which was coached by his former teammate Alessandro Nesta. His only two goals came in Brazil's group stage opener against Egypt on 14 June, when he scored a goal in the fifth minute and then added a 90th-minute penalty in Brazil's 4–3 victory. (He was loaned to São Paolo for the 2014–15 season.) [53] On 17 December, Kaká was voted the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year with 1,047 votes, ahead of Lionel Messi with 504 and Cristiano Ronaldo with 426. [144] He scored his third goal of the season in a 2–2 draw against Sporting KC on 13 May 2017. [229], In April 2012, Kaká became the first sportsperson to amass ten million followers on Twitter,[11] and by March 2015, Kaká had the fifth-highest social media rank in the world among athletes, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, David Beckham and Neymar, with 33 million Facebook fans. [233] In goal celebrations, he usually points to the sky as a gesture of thanks to God. Milan also reached the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia that season. [11][12] Off the field, Kaká is known for his humanitarian work, where he became the youngest ambassador of the UN World Food Programme in 2004. That's Ronaldo, il Fenomeno. [29][30][31] Kaká was once again nominated for the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year Awards, finishing ninth and eighth respectively, and he was named the 2005 UEFA Club Football Best Midfielder. 10s would manage—but that same elegant, long-legged stride made him unstoppable on the run. [101] On 11 March he scored a goal against Atlético Madrid in Vicente Calderón Stadium, this goal made him the last player to score against Atlético Madrid at Vicente Calderón for three seasons in knockout phase until Isco scored against them in 2016–17 UEFA Champions League semi final. [25] Kaká made a total of 58 appearances for São Paulo, scoring 23 times.[26]. [142] Kaka came back in action and he scored on his return in Orlando City 2–0 win over Colorado Rapids on 29 April. In the sequence of that Atlético scores on a defensive fail. Chin said Kaká called the move a “dream,” adding that he was looking forward to helping realize the team's plan to become global soccer powerhouse. [32] Milan were knocked out in the semi-finals of the 2005–06 Champions League to eventual champions Barcelona, and were once again eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia. [38][39] Milan also reached the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia that season, losing out to winners Roma, and finished fourth in Serie A. Kaká won the Champions League title when Milan defeated Liverpool 2–1 on 23 May 2007, avenging the previous loss on penalties two years before. Além d ótimo profissional é tbm uma ótima pessoa. The reasons behind Kaká's departure would be economic. [164], Ronaldinho states, "For two, maybe three seasons [at Milan] he was the best player in the world. For the Brazilian footballer born in 1981, see, "The best player I have ever played with? [127][128] On 17 May 2015, Kaká scored one and assisted another in Orlando City's 4–0 win over defending MLS champions LA Galaxy. "[86] Kaká came on just before an hour was played, but was sent off as he was controversially booked twice within 18 minutes in a 0–0 draw against Osasuna on 12 January 2013. [51], —Pelé on Kaká after he was named the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. He was also nominated for the Ballon d'Or award, finishing in sixth place, and was named in the UEFA Team of the Year for the third time in his career. On 30 June 2014, Kaká had his Milan contract terminated through mutual consent despite having a year remaining, by activating a release clause as a result of the team not qualifying for European competitions. [43], Milan began its 2007–08 season by winning the UEFA Super Cup on 31 August, defeating Sevilla 3–1, with Kaká scoring the third goal. Corrections? They were eliminated in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third consecutive year by eventual runners-up Borussia Dortmund. [54][55], In January 2008, Kaká was also named the 2007 Serie A Footballer of the Year, winning the award for the second time in his career. [60] Kaká initially responded by telling reporters he wanted to "grow old" at Milan and dreamed of captaining the club one day, but later said, "If Milan want to sell me, I'll sit down and talk. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Kaka-Brazilian-football-player. Until Orlando entered the league in 2015, Kaká was loaned to his first club São Paulo, which he called "really satisfying. But actually the Italian equivalent of Kaká is infact "Kakà," so perhaps Kaká in Italian means "poop." [179] On his return to the national side, Kaká scored in both matches, a 6–0 win over Iraq and a 4–0 win over Japan. [203] Having performed predominantly as a playmaking attacking midfielder throughout his career, he was known for being capable of scoring goals as well as creating and assisting them. Kaká, whose full name is Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, was born Brasilia, Brazil and grew up there and in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2003 he joined Italian club Milan for a fee of €8.5 million. At the time, he also played tennis, and it was not until he moved on to São Paulo FC and signed his first professional contract with the club at the age of 15 that he chose to focus on football. The team was top heavy and unbalanced, and forced to work back in midfield, Kaká paid the price. [175], —Kaká speaking in 2013 on his Brazil teammate Ronaldo being the best player he's played with. "[200], Tim Vickery of ESPN wrote, "Kaká running forward with the ball had the power of a freight train. [107], Kaka joined future MLS franchise Orlando City as their first Designated Player. [165] After missing out on the Copa América, he returned to play in Brazil's friendly match against Algeria on 22 August 2007. The lack of pronunciation eventually evolved into the name ‘ Kaká’. Kaká’s growing exposure on the world stage prompted interest from leading European clubs, and in August 2003 AC Milan signed him for $8.5 million. He also had the same phrase, along with "God Is Faithful," stitched onto the tongues of his boots. [146] On 17 June he assisted Matías Pérez García's goal against Montreal Impact. Kaká married his childhood sweetheart, Caroline Celico, on 23 December 2005 at a Rebirth in Christ church in Sao Paulo. Kaká owed his nickname to his younger brother Rodrigo, who as a child could not pronounce Ricardo and could manage only “Caca.” Kaká was seven when the family moved to São Paulo. #21. Below is a photo of Kaka and his kid brother when they were kids. Melhor barbeiro da cidade. Due to his contributions on and off the pitch, Time magazine named Kaká in the Time 100, a list of the world's 100 most influential people, on 2 May. Through 6 matches we’ve seen Kaká play in two different areas of the field. 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