Kaka announces his retirement from football and thanks God

Kaka announces his retirement from football and thanks God

Ricardo Izecson of Santos Leite, better known as Kaka, will not continue as a footballer. The midfielder, with tickets for Sao Paulo, Milan, Real Madrid and Orlando City, announced his retirement from the turf at age 35.

During an interview published on Saturday 16, he said: “I needed some time to think and make a very calm decision, very calm and very aware of what I would like for my professional life.”

“At that time I asked some very close people, my parents, my brother, my girlfriend and my brother’s wife, I asked them to pray … very consciously I came to the conclusion that it is time to close my career as a professional player ”

The world champion in 2002 with the Brazilian team, showed in the commemoration a t-shirt that said “I Belong to Jesus”, which rolled the world and bothered FIFA, which a short time later prohibited that kind of demonstration on the pitch.

The announcement of Kaka happens exactly ten years after conquering the title of best player in the world, beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

In his social networks, he published a photo of Sunday 17 with the same shirt, 2002. The final message, in English and Portuguese, that says: “Father, was much more than I asked or imagined! Thank you! Here I am for the next day. In the name of Jesus. Amen”. There were almost 37 thousand compartments in the first 24 hours.

Kaká said that he intends to study and dedicate himself to a new function outside the turf, such as being manager or director of a club. Milan has already made an offer in that regard. The return to Italy seems to be the most likely path.

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