Brazil footballer Kaka announces retirement

Updated: 18 December, 2017 09:16 IST | PA Sport | Rio de Janeiro

Former Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid playmaker Kaka has retired from football

Former Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid playmaker Kaka has retired from football. Kaka, 35, was a free agent after leaving MLS outfit Orlando City in October and, despite reported interest from his former clubs Milan and Sao Paulo, he has decided to hang up his boots.


In a tweet posted yesterday he wrote: "It was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you! I'm now ready for the next journey." Kaka was 21 when Serie A giants Milan brought him to Italy from Sao Paulo and in seven seasons with the Rossoneri he scored 95 goals across all competitions, conquering Europe in 2007. He joined Real for 67 million euros in 2009 but a series of injuries badly affected his years at the Bernabeu and he returned to Milan on a free transfer ahead of the 2013-14 season. Kaka won 92 caps for Brazil, scoring 29 goals and featuring at three World Cups, forming part of the squad that lifted the trophy in 2002.

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First Published: 18 December, 2017 08:45 IST

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