Kaká's biography tells of a player who has already made an international impact after two world cups and was voted best player in the world in 2007, yes, even among the incredibly talented Brazilian players, he has become a legend.
Though Kaká is commonly thought to be a striker due to his explosive drives toward the goal and many goals he has scored, he is actually an attacking midfielder.
His incredible ball control and dribbling skill allows him to bring the ball up the field for an easy shot or a great pass to a waiting striker.
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (Kaká) was born on April 22, 1982 in Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil. His parents are Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite and Simone Cristina Santos Leite.
While Ricardo's younger brother, Rodrigo (commonly known as Digão), was still a toddler, he called Ricardo "Caca" because of his inability to pronounce Ricardo at that age. This nickname stuck and soon evolved into Kaká as this player is widely known today.
Digão is now a famous soccer player as well.
By the time he was 8 years old, kaká was accepted into the soccer club, São Paulo.
Kakã signed a contract with the club, São Paulo, when he was 15.
At first there was much criticism about him as he entered his first season of soccer with the club. He had a mediocre season, but his coach, Oswaldo, had faith in him.
With a little work, Kakã improved quickly and became a key player on the youth team.
He signed his first professional contract with São Paulo at the age of 18.
His debut was amazing; he scored two goals in two minutes in a game against Botafogo!
In 2003, he signed over to the Italian club, AC Milan, for a fee of €8.5 million, after scoring 23 goals in 53 appearences for São Paulo.
Within a Month, Kakã made it into the starting lineup for the AC Milan team.
He led the team in a 2-0 victory against Ancona, and scored 10 goals in 30 games that season.
Kakã was now widely known and was extremely popular.
The 2004-05 season did not have the best beginning for him, however, he came back with an exceptional second half of the season.
During the 05-06 season, Kakã performed exceptionally, but Milan did not win anything.
In 2006, Real Madrid came asking for Kakã, but received a strong no from Milan who told them Kakã was not for sale. This was finalized when Kakã signed a contract which would keep him with the club until 2011.
The 2006-07 season was incredible, Kakã caught the attention of the entire world. He was a wonder to see in this season. It didn't take long for him to be rightfully voted the best player in the world.
Toward the beginning of 2009, Manchester made an offer of £100 million for him. Milan said that they would agree if a meeting between the two clubs and Kakã took place, and kakã personally expressed a desire to go.
However, when the meeting took place the verdict was that Kakã would be staying with Milan.
Strangely enough, Milan agreed to sell Kakã to Real Madrid for ₤68.5 million later that same year.
Just after he left for training on the Brazilian international team, the club vice president had confirmed the rumor that he would there was a chance of him being sold to the Spanish soccer club, and that Kakã's father had gone to talk it over.
Kakã has played very well for Real Madrid so far (as is to be expected from a player of his talent), and is doing well for the Brazilian team as well, as far as we can tell at this point in the 2010 world cup.
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