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Kaka Announces Retirement From Football

Kaka Announces Retirement From Football

By Keegan Kruger - Dec 18, 2017 08:28 AM @KeeganKruger

Former Real Madrid and Brazil midfielder Kaka announced his retirement from professional football on Sunday.

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The 35-year-old, who is the last player a part from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or back in 2007, revealed this weekend on Twitter that he would be hanging up his playing boots. 

Earlier this year the Brazilian mentioned that he would not be extending his stay with his MLS club Orlando City, and on Sunday he confirmed that intends to take up an administrative post in football in the coming months.

"Now I will prepare to continue in football and have another function, but will not be more like a professional player," Kaka told Globo TV.

"I would like to join a club as a sports director, someone who stands between the field and the organisation.

"I prepared a lot to be a professional player, and I want to prepare for this new role, I want to see a little outside.

"The fact that I have had success as a professional player does not mean that I will be a good director, so I want to prepare for it from now on; study, monitor, be closer to some clubs, especially one where I played.

"Milan recently made this proposal (to play before becoming a director)  so that I had there (an understanding of) the day to day of the club.

"These are things that I will start to prepare myself for."

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Kaka joined Milan in 2003 and stayed for six years before joining Real Madrid for a then-world record fee of €65 million (R1 billion). After winning one La Liga title and one Copa del Rey in Spain, he returned to Rossoneri in 2013 before joining Orlando City in 2014.

Do you think Kaka could have carried on playing for a few more careers? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Mightily mderro Dec 18, 2017 11:51 AM
Good blessed my lovely player
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Thank u man
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mbixane Dec 18, 2017 09:17 AM
The legend that belongs to the likes of Lucas Radebe's calibre, have a happy retirement
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Humble Legend, less talkative Let the sunshine on you
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Legend

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