Brazil Legend Kaka Announces Retirement from Football

Written by on December 18, 2017

Brazil Legend Kaka Announces Retirement from Football

Brazil and AC Milan legend Kaka has announced his retirement from football, ending speculation over his future following his exit from MLS side Orland City earlier in 2017.

The star player maker took to twitter and Instagram to post his goodbye to the sport.

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Father, It was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you! I’m now ready for the next journey. In Jesus name. Amem🙏🏼. Pai, Foi muito mais do que eu pedi ou imaginei!Obrigado! Eis-me aqui para próxima jornada. Em nome de Jesus. Amém🙏🏼.

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A post shared by Kaká (@kaka) on

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Kaka, 35, brings to an end an impressive career spanning from 2001 to 2017, and saw him win a World Cup with Brazil, Serie A and Champions League Titles with AC Milan.

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In addition, he won the Ballon d’Or in 2007 – the last person other than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to take home the award.

Kaka got his start with Brazilian giants Sao Paulo, before moving to Milan in 2003. There, he emerged as one of the world’s best and helped the club to Serie A title in 2003-04, a Champions League final appearance in 2004-05 and finally the European crown itself in 2006-07.

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He would later turn down the opportunity to join Manchester City in a £100 million transfer, and instead joined Real Madrid. There he would not quite reach the sasme heights he had with Milan, thoughhe did a La Liga title with the club in 2011-12.

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After a return to Milan for the 2013-14 season, Kaka signed with then – MLS expansion side Orlando City ahead of the team’s debut and spent the remainder of 2014 on loan with Sap Paolo.

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