Former AC Milan, Real Madrid and Brazil midfielder Kaka announces retirement from football at age of 35

Kaka spent last season playing in the MLS with Orlando City but announced in October that he would not renew his contract at the Florida club.

The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner has now confirmed his decision to hang up his boots, taking to social media to declare himself “ready for the next journey”.

Kaka began his career at Brazilian giants Sao Paulo, making his debut in 2001 and earning a place in the Brazil squad for the 2002 World Cup, which the Selecao won.

The playmaker then moved to AC Milan in 2003 where he truly exploded onto the scene, winning the Serie A title and the 2007 Champions League, as well as becoming the last man to win the Ballon d’Or aside from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. 

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