Profile, Football Career and Career Records of Brazilian Footballer Kaka

Ricardo dos Santos Leite Izecson, better known as Kaka, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder. From the 2009/2010 season Kaka plays for Real Madrid. He was around 65 million euros over from AC Milan and will last six years under contract with Real. He played 82 internationals for Brazil and scored 27 times. You want to know more about Kaka Football career, biography, record and profile then read the full article.

Career of Kaka

Kaka grew up in the Brazilian middle class. His father, Forest Izecson Pereira Leite is an entrepreneur and his mother, Cristina dos Santos Leite a teacher. He was born in the capital, Brasilia , but moved after a few years after the much larger Sao Paulo . He has a younger brother who is also a professional footballer: Digao. His name is Rodrigo in real life. Rodrigo is also the inventor of the name Kaka: As a small child he could not pronounce the name of Ricardo and he said 'Caca', or 'Kaka'. On his shirt, however, Kaka (both Real Madrid and the national team).
Kaka was really believing in his youth after he narrowly escaped a total paralysis of his body. He resurfaced in September 2000 in a shallow pool and was unlucky on his neck right here. He recovered completely and the player sees this as a sign from God and has since been very religious.


Club Career of Kaka

Kaka started his career as a pro at Sao Paulo FC, where the Brazilian youth ran in January 2001. The first season was successful and Kaka scored 12 times in 26 games. The second season was a little less, Kaka played 20 games eight times in which he managed to find the target. He played half years after that for São Paulo, where he scored two times in 10 games. When left Kaka in July 2003 for 6.5 million euros to the Italian AC Milan through the intercession of Leonardo, former Brazilian international and formerly director of the Milan club. There he was right in his first season champion and Kaka at Milan made an immediate impression. Without much difficulty he was able within a short time a starting spot to win at the expense of established names like compatriot Rivaldo and Rui Costa. In his first season he played 30 matches and scored 10 times. Milan was thanks to him champion of Italy. In the second season were the 36 games and 7 goals. The third season experienced a peak Kaka at Milan in the league by scoring 14 times in 35 games. The fourth season with Milan Kaka played 31 times with eight goals and picked them. His fifth season was his most wealthy goal with Milan, he played 30 matches including a moderate with a few injuries and scored 15 times that he was top scorer of AC Milan in the 2007/08 season. In July 2008, Ronaldinho the countryman and teammate Kaka from Barcelona and forms purchased in the 2008/09 season with an offensive duo Kaká. He has a contract until 30 June 2011 and says that to serve, unless AC Milan wants from him.President Silvio Berlusconi has said that Kaka will play for Milan for many years. On June 9, however, was officially announced that the midfielder would make the move to Real Madrid . He came over for a sum reported to be 65 million euros and signed for six seasons. Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane was once a higher transfer amount deposited.

During the Champions League in the 2003/2004 season Kaka made his debut in this edition. He scored first against Club Brugge in the group stage. Later Kaka scored another 3 goals in 10 games in total. Milan stranded in the quarterfinals. In the edition of 2005 he played too, played his role, but he lost
the final battle on penalties to Liverpool FC (Kaka scored his penalty well). Kaka was also voted the best midfielder of the tournament. He played 11 games, but scored no goals. The Champions League for the 2005/2006 season ended for Milan in the semifinals. Kaka hit target 4 times in 12 games. On May 23, 2007 for the first time Kaka won the Champions League . This was the edition of the 2006/2007 season. With 10 goals in this tournament he was the top scorer. He played a total of 1052 minutes in this edition of the Champions League, shot on target 27 times, 16 times over and got 26 free kicks them. In the final he gave the assist for the second goal by Filippo Inzaghi , also the second goal for Milan. After the tournament he was voted best player and best striker of the tournament.

International Career of Kaka

In the Brazilian national team Kaka made his debut on 31 January 2002 against Bolivia . He participated in the 2002 World Cup, in part, was the title win in Brazil but rarely involved directly in the whole tournament because he only came on once. Only in the following years developed a reputation as a Kaká the best soccer players in Brazil. In his eighth national team Kaka scored in the Gold Cup game against Colombia on 19 July 2003 his first two international goals. Together with the national team he won the Copa América 2004 and the Confederations Cup 2005and Confederations Cup 2009 . Under the new national coach Mano Menezes , who served on the 2010 World Cup by Dunga took over, Kaka has not been considered.

Profile details of Kaka

Full Name: Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite
Nickname: Kaka
Nationality: Brazil
Date of birth: 22 April 1982
Place of birth: Brasília, Brazil
Height: 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Role: Attacking midfielder
Year of debut: January 2001
Club debut: Sao Paulo FC
Current club: Real Madrid
International Goals: 27

Individual Achievements

  • In 2002 Kaka was the Golden Ball ( Bola de Ouro ) as the best Brazilian footballer

  • In 2004 he was awarded for Best Player of the Series A

  • Serie A Best Foreign Player of the Year in 2004 and 2006

  • He was in 2005 also named best midfielder in the UEFA Champions League

  • With 10 goals scorer in the UEFA Champions League 2006/07

  • Best striker in the UEFA Champions League 2006/07

  • FIFPro World XI ( 2006 )

  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year in 2007

  • Midfielder in the FIFPro Team of the Year 2007

  • Best footballer in the world of 2007, elected by the professional players affiliated with FIFPro

  • Ballon d'Or , also known as Golden Ball, the award for European Footballer of the Year

  • World Player of the Year in 2007

  • Best player of the Confederations Cup in 2009

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    Author: mn viswanath19 Oct 2011 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

    Brazilian star 'KAKA' Is from the same land BRAZIL that has produced great footballers like PELE, ZICO , JUNINHO,RONALDO,RONALDINO.Have you wondered at their secret of success, its Futsal or futebol DE sala^o.It is a well designed method of training that helps ball control, quick thinking,passing,building speed, and skills.All the above mentioned players are from this school, of improvised football which is very similar to the traditional football.
    courtesy: this information has been gathered from the book ''bounce''by Mathew Syed. A must read for all sports lovers.

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