Former Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka has retired from football at the age of 35.
It was while at Milan that Kaka picked up the Ballon d'Or, awarded annually to the world's best player.
"My cycle as a professional player ends here", Kaka confirmed. He was the last player other than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to receive the prize. I wanted to thank you so much for your football, for our 17 years of friendship and for joining me in Orlando.
The former Brazil global has, along with Sao Paulo, been linked with a return to AC Milan, where he won the Champions League, Serie A and the Ballon d'Or during the peak of his career.
"I needed time to think and take a decision calmly", Kaka said. I would like to work at a club as a manager, a sporting director or in a role that combines things on the pitch and the club.
He was arguably at his prime during the six years he spent with the Italian giants between 2003 and 2009, during which time he also won the Serie A title in 2004 and the Club World Cup in 2007.
In total, Kaka retires with 746 career appearances, 237 goals, eight major trophies and millions of hearts won around the world of football.
"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 that proposal so that I had there in the day-to-day of the club".
Caption: Brazilian great Kaka, now playing at Orlando City SC has announced he's retiring from the sport.
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