Kaká

  • Date of birth : 22/04/1982
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Brazil Brazil
 
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Kaká

Clubs: São Paulo FC, AC Milan, Real Madrid CF

• Born Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite in Brasilia, he was recruited by São Paulo at an early age and went on to star for their first team despite sustaining a potentially career-threatening spinal injury at 18.

• Made his national-team debut while with São Paulo in January 2002 and had a brief cameo role in the FIFA World Cup triumph in the Far East that same year; played at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, which Brazil won, and the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where he hit a spectacular winner against Croatia.

• Left São Paulo for Milan in summer 2003 and helped the Rossoneri to Serie A success in his first season; UEFA Champions League runner-up in 2005 and winner in 2007, when he was top scorer with ten goals, including three in the semi-final against Manchester United FC.

• Won 2007 Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in addition to UEFA Club Footballer of the Year.

• Milan's top scorer with a personal-best tally of 16 Serie A goals in 2008/09, after which he joined Madrid on a six-year contract for €68m.

• Struck his first goal for Madrid from the spot in a 2-0 win at Villarreal CF on 23 September 2009, one of eight goals he would score in 25 Liga appearances in his first season.

• Sent off at the 2010 FIFA World Cup during Brazil's second group match against the Ivory Coast, but was back in the team for the second round and subsequent 2-1 loss to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.

• Had surgery on his left knee in August, causing him to miss the first half of the 2010/11 campaign; made his return as a late substitute against Getafe CF on 3 January 2011, before winning the Copa del Rey that season, and the Liga title the following season.

• Returned to Milan on the final day of the summer 2013 transfer window.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
 runner-up 2005, winner 2007
UEFA Champions League: leading scorer 2006/07
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2007
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2007
UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year: 2005
UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2007
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year: 2006, 2007, 2009

Last updated: 02/09/13 11.32CET

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General info

  • Name: Kaká
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 22/04/1982 (31)
  • Country: Brazil
  • Squad number: 22
  • Club: Milan ( ITA)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    16/09/03: Milan 1-0 Ajax

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Real Madrid245
Milan6425
Total8830
EUSA Cup
ClubPGS
Milan10
Total10
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Milan11
Total11
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Milan40
Total40
Last updated: 12/03/2014 01:06 CET
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