Ricardo Kaka is one of Brazil’s football legends and a former big Italian Serie A giant, AC Milan. Together with the Rossoneri, the former Sao Paolo player has tasted great success, including winning the Ballon d’Or or the world’s best player.
His figure is certainly very well-known and remembered by AC Milan fans, in addition to his achievements as well as his decision to leave the San Siro to join Real Madrid. Even so, Kaka still deserves to be remembered as one of the best players AC Milan has ever had.
Well, here are three interesting facts about the figure of Ricardo Kaka.
- Born from a rich family
Generally, soccer players from Brazil have a dark past, and come from families with a lower middle economy.
But not so with Ricardo Kaka, this AC Milan legend came from a family that was ‘enough’. His father, Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite, was known as an engineer with a large income in Brazil.
Not surprisingly, Kaka is one of the Brazilian players who received higher education, while focusing on developing his talents in the world of football.
- Career highlight with AC Milan
Throughout his career, Kaka never defended Real Madrid, but the peak of his career was not obtained when playing for the Spanish La Liga giant. Instead he achieved success while still wearing AC Milan.
Joined from Sao Paolo in 2003, Kaka initially had a hard time breaking into the Rossoneri first team. But slowly, the winger appeared good and finally became the main choice. Before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009, Kaka presented a number of titles for Milan.
Champions League titles, Seria A, Italian Super Cup, Copa Italia, Club World Cup and European Super Cup presented by Kaka for Milan. He also won Ballon d’Or in 2007, while defending the Rossoneri.
- Failure at Real Madrid
Kaka joined Real Madrid after being redeemed from AC Milan for 67 Million Euros. Expected to continue its glorious progress, this Brazilian player actually failed to live up to expectations.
A series of severe injuries disrupted his career with Los Blancos. Kaka was finally released in the summer of 2013.