Kaká Announces Retirement
Brazil legend Kaká has announced that he has retired from playing football. The Orlando City schemer made the announcement on Sunday, bringing the curtain down on a storied career that included a World Cup win and a Ballon D’Or award.
Kaká played for São Paulo, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Orlando City. Kaká was part of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup squad and also won a Serie A title, one La Liga and the Champions League with Milan in 2007.
The 35 year old posted on his twitter feed, “Father, It was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you! I'm now ready for the next journey. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Speaking to Globo Esporte, Kaká confirmed the decision, “I needed time to think and take a very calm decision, very calm and very aware of what I will want for my professional life," Kaka said.
"Then I asked some people very close to me -- my parents, my brother, my girlfriend and my brother's wife, there are five people -- I asked them to pray.
“I studied some proposals. I went to Europe to watch some games, to feel the emotion of the game there, where football really has its highest point. And very aware, I came to a conclusion that it's time to end my career as a professional footballer.”