Several months later, he made his debut for the senior Brazil squad in a friendly match against Bolivia on 31 January 2002. , After not appearing for Brazil in two years, Kaká was recalled on 28 September 2012 for the friendly matches against Iraq and Japan in October. In a friendly against rivals Argentina at the Emirates Stadium, London on 3 September 2006, after entering as a substitute, Kaká received the ball off a deflection from an Argentina corner kick and outran Lionel Messi while taking the ball down three quarters of the field to score.  A match widely regarded as one of the greatest finals in the competition's history, Kaká was imperious in the first half; he first won the early free-kick which led to Paolo Maldini's opening goal, later beginning the play that led to Hernán Crespo's first goal and Milan's second of the night, before executing a long curling pass that split open the Liverpool defence and rolled perfectly into the path of Crespo to score Milan's third. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. , This article is about the Brazilian footballer born in 1982.  On 8 March 2015, Kaká scored a free kick for the equaliser in a 1–1 draw on his MLS debut against New York City FC at the Citrus Bowl, the first in Orlando City's competitive history. , On 3 June 2009, it was reported that newly elected Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez had offered to buy Kaká from Milan for a reported €68.5 million, two days after the player had left for international duty with Brazil.  Kaká ended the tournament with three assists in total, as the joint-top assist provider, although he failed to score a goal during the tournament. Milan also reached the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia that season. 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. He was part of Brazil's 2002 FIFA World Cup-winning squad in Korea/Japan, but played only 25 minutes, all of which were in the 5–2 first round victory against Costa Rica on 13 June.. But actually the Italian equivalent of Kaká is infact "Kakà," so perhaps Kaká in Italian means "poop." He made his first appearance in Italy the next month in a 2–0 win over Ancona. , Kaká started in his first FIFA World Cup finals in 2006 and scored his first and only goal of the tournament in Brazil's 1–0 victory over Croatia in Brazil's opener, for which he was named Man of the Match. Reasonably unusual in stature for a playmaking midfielder at a little over six feet tall, Kaká could still turn and accelerate past a defender in the same way the smaller, low-centre-of-gravity No. He received the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament at the Confederations Cup and was also named the Man of the Match in the final after helping Brazil to a 3–2 win against the United States. , When he was seven, Kaká's family moved to São Paulo, in the homonymous state. In the sequence of that Atlético scores on a defensive fail. 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 . The name Kaká, a nickname for Ricardo, was given to him by his younger brother. (He was loaned to São Paolo for the 2014–15 season.) 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 started his footballing career at the age of eight, when he began playing for a local club. , On 5 March 2017, in Orlando City's opening match of the MLS season against New York City, and the club's stadium debut, Kaká hit the turf clutching his left leg just minutes after the game had started; the Lions beat their opponents 1–0. The lack of pronunciation eventually evolved into the name ‘ Kaká’.  He made his return for Milan on 19 October after coming on as a 76th-minute substitute in a 1–0 home victory against Udinese. 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".  The word has no specific Portuguese translation.  Kaká's favourite music genre is gospel, and his favourite book is the Bible. 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. On 4 December 2012, after scoring in a 4–1 win against Ajax, Kaká became the top Brazilian goalscorer in Champions League history, with 28 goals. Updates? 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. ", 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. Career.  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. Kaká is a 38 year old Brazilian Footballer. Melhor barbeiro da cidade. , Kaká was sworn in as an Italian citizen on 12 February 2007. Needless to say, Kaká buried it and gave Orlando City a three-goal lead in the 56th minute. , Ronaldinho states, "For two, maybe three seasons [at Milan] he was the best player in the world.  On 29 March 2014, Kaká scored twice in a 3–0 win against Chievo, his 300th match for Milan.  He stated that he had "always" wanted to play in the United States, and cited the Brazilian owner Flávio Augusto da Silva as a reason for signing. Post. 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. 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? 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. เพจนี้ลองสร้างเล่นๆดูอนาคตอาจะมีอะไรลงให้เพื่อนๆดู  His school had arranged him in a local youth club called "Alphaville," who qualified to the final in a local tournament. Kaká provided the assist on Larin’s 34th-minute goal.  Milan also reached the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia, losing out to eventual winners Lazio, and were knocked out of the quarter-finals of the Champions League by Deportivo de La Coruña. I don't deny it. Write a short note about what you liked, what to order, or other helpful advice for visitors. , In March 2011, Kaká suffered from Iliotibial band syndrome, which kept him sidelined for a few weeks.  There he was discovered by hometown club São Paulo FC, who offered him a place in the youth academy.  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. , On 13 April 2015, Kaká scored a penalty against Portland Timbers in a 2–0 win. As a result he used to call his brother “Caca” which eventually later evolved into Kaká.  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.  He is best friends with Marcelo Saragosa, who also played professionally. 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.  Milan supporters had protested outside the club headquarters earlier that evening, and later chanted outside Kaká's home, where he saluted them by flashing his jersey outside a window. About Kaká. , Kaká married his childhood sweetheart Caroline Celico on 23 December 2005 at a Rebirth in Christ church in São Paulo.  Later that month, Kaká was named to the 2015 MLS All-Star Game as the team's captain. Kakà was included in Brazil's squad for 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany.  His younger brother Rodrigo (best known as Digão) and cousin Eduardo Delani are also professional footballers.  He features prominently in Adidas advertising and also has a modeling contract with Armani, the latter preventing him from appearing in a photo collection alongside his Milan teammates that was published by Dolce & Gabbana in early 2007.  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. Through 6 matches we’ve seen Kaká play in two different areas of the field.  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. They were eliminated in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third consecutive year by eventual runners-up Borussia Dortmund.  On 1 May 2015, Kaká was selected as one of seven stand-by players in Brazil's preliminary squad for the 2015 Copa América, although he was not called up for the final tournament.  He scored his third goal of the season in a 2–2 draw against Sporting KC on 13 May 2017.  He later had to be removed from the squad due to a calf injury, and thus did not play either of the matches. Real Madrid were also knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona in the semi-finals of the competition. Real Madrid began the 2012–13 season by winning the 2012 Supercopa de España against rivals Barça. When he was seven, Kaká's family moved to São Paulo, in the homonymous state. He eventually moved to A.C. Milan, where he was also extremely successful. " Brazil coach Mano Menezes said that despite Kaká and Oscar's similarities, the two would be able to play alongside each other, as Kaká had slightly changed his playing style. , Kaká appeared on the cover of the Italian edition of EA Sports' FIFA video game FIFA 07, alongside compatriot and global coverstar Ronaldinho; he was also featured on the cover of some regional editions of FIFA 11, FIFA 12, and FIFA 16. The Kaká lowdown. In 2002 he debuted on the Brazilian national team, playing in a match against Bolivia, and later that year Brazil won the World Cup.  In July 2016, he was included in the roster for the 2016 MLS All-Star Game.  He came second in the Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month poll for his performances in March. However, it wasn’t the goal that was so special.  He then scored again in a 1–1 friendly draw against New York City FC.  Real Madrid finished the season in second place in La Liga behind Barcelona, and also finished runners-up in the Copa del Rey to city rivals Atlético Madrid.  He scored a long range stunner against Atlanta United on 29 July.  Following Douglas Costa's left thigh injury in late May 2016, which ruled him out of Brazil's Copa América Centenario squad, Kaká was called up as a replacement by Dunga. 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. Post. “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. Brazil eventually ended up losing 2–1 to World Cup eventual runners-up Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the tournament.  He made his comeback in a league match against Goiás on 27 July 2014, starting and scoring a goal in the 76th minute, although his team lost 2–1. 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. Digão called him "Caca" due to his inability to pronounce "Ricardo" when they were young; it eventually evolved into Kaká. To say Kaká is religious would be a grave understatement. , On 3 July 2014, Kaká arrived at São Paulo and began training the next day.  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. 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.  After almost 18 months, Kaká was recalled to the Brazilian team in October 2014 by new manager Dunga for friendlies against Argentina and Japan. Until Orlando entered the league in 2015, Kaká was loaned to his first club São Paulo, which he called "really satisfying. Injuries. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, call ahead to verify hours, and remember to practice social distancing. 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. Later, it was reported that Kaká would be out for 6 weeks due to a hamstring strain. Além d ótimo profissional é tbm uma ótima pessoa. #21. His life revolves around God and Jesus and spreading the “good word.”. 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. When the list was published, I was extremely happy.  In August 2015, he was called up to the national team once again for the team's international friendlies in September, and made a substitute appearance in Brazil's 1–0 victory over Costa Rica on 5 September; this was his first appearance for Brazil in almost a year, and his 90th appearance for his country overall. , After initially being sidelined through injury and missing Orlando City's first three matches of the 2016 MLS season, Kaká returned to the team's starting line-up and made his first appearance of the season on 3 April, against the Portland Timbers; he assisted two goals and later scored one himself in a 4–1 home victory, and was subsequently named to the MLS team of the week for his performance. They each served as the best man at the other's wedding. " 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. So what are the reasons why Kaká won’t be making a big impact on Real Madrid’s 2011-2012 campaign? In total, Kaká made 75 league appearances in his three seasons with Orlando, scoring 24 goals and providing 22 assists. Sort: Popular; Recent; Breno Caputo Filho August 23, 2014.  He won the Time 100 honour again in 2009. C. Mendonca (Kaká) plays for Copa Sudamericana … 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.  On 9 November 2014, Kaká scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory over Vitória.  Kaká scored one and assisted another in a 2–2 draw with Montreal Impact on 28 March 2015.  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. 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