Brazilian great Kaka announces retirement from football

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Kaka began his career at Sao Paolo before earning a move to AC Milan where he won the Serie A title and the 2007 Champions League.

Former AC Milan Ballon d'or victor Kaka has chose to call it quits on his playing career he reveals in an interview with Globo Esporte.

The 2007 Ballon d'Or victor captioned his post with the message, "Father, It was much more than I could ever imagined. In a very conscious manner, I came to the conclusion that the time has come to end my career as a professional player". "Thank you! I'm now ready for the next journey", he posted on Twitter, alongside a picture of himself in a T-shirt labelled "I belong to Jesus".

After playing his part in Brazil's World Cup win of 2002 in Japan and South Korea, the mercurial playmaker went on to establish himself as the finest footballer in Europe between the years of 2003 and 2009 with AC Milan.

After an illustrious career, the world says good bye to one of the greatest players the world of football has ever seen.

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But Kaka told Globo he intends to take on a sporting director role within the game and revealed a proposal from Milan featuring him playing initially before moving upstairs.

After playing AC Milan Kaka nearly joined to Manchester United.

Having struggled with a series of knee injuries, Kaka returned to Milan for one season in 2013 before leaving for Orlando the following year.

Orlando' coach Alex Leitao offered Kaka a contract until 2018.

Renowned for his strong mazy dribbles, his finishing and his creativity in providing goalscoring opportunities for others, Kaka played 92 times for Brazil, scoring 29 times. He is renowned for strong mazy dribbles and creativity on the pitch, which helps to provide opportunities to score.