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Soccer star Kaká retires

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Kaká announced his retirement from football on Sunday. In an interview with Esporte Espetacular’s Galvao Bueno, he said he would like to become a manager or a sporting director.

“My final word is that the cycle of my career as a professional player ends here,” Kaká said. “Father, it was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you!. I’m now ready for the next journey. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Kaká leaves the pitch during a game with an injury (Getty Images)

Kaká leaves the pitch during a game with an injury (Getty Images)

Kaká, who was born Ricard Izecson dos Santos Leite, is a Brazilian soccer player, who played for Orlando City from 2014 through 2017. With them, he made 75 appearances, including 24 goals.

Prior to joining the MLS, he played overseas. He spent one season with A.C. Milan, where he appeared in 30 games and had seven goals.

He played for Real Madrid from 2009 through 2013. There, he had 85 appearances, including 23 goals.

Kaká also played for A.C. Milan from 003 through 2009. In his first stint with Milan, he had 193 appearances, the most of any team and had 70 goals.

He also played for São Paulo from 2001 through 2003. He had 53 appearances in the game with 23 goals.


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