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Old 16-10-2004, 13:38   #81
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Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (Kaká) was born on April 22, 1982 in Brasilia (DF). Since an early age he revealed an affinity with the football and talent for the game. His love for sport came through genetic inheritance. His father, civil engineer Bosco has always been a football fan and connoisseur. Younger brother, Rodrigo, the creator of the famous´ brothers´ nickname is a full back at AC Milan's youth division. Simone, Kaka´s mother then took on the role avid supporter and fan of her athletic sons.

Still a young boy alongside his family Kaká moved to the city of Cuiabá in the state of Mato Grosso in central Brazil where the Santos-Leite family lived for three years. At seven years of age the family moved once again, this time to the metropolis of Săo Paulo where in the district of Perdizes Kaká career saw its beginning.

With his exuberant stylish way of playing football at eight years old Kaká alarmed his Physical Education teacher at the Batista Brasileiro School that he could be a consecrated craque (football superstar). Mother Simone subsequently enrolled Kaka in the Sumaré football school, where in they met Andrés a Chilean who indicated him to the Alphaville Tenis Club football side. In a tournament final with the kids category of Alphaville against Săo Paulo FC Kaká caught the interest of the SPFC youth directives. At that point Kaká went on to train at SPFC.

The Beginning of his Career

At 12 years old Kaka entered the SPFC U-14 squad where he played a youth tournament in the United States for the Objetivo school . From this trip Kaká and his team brought back the Winners trophy. Two years later Kaká followed his families´ vocation for Protestantism, consequently being baptized evangelical where in he frequently attended chapel at the Apocalyptic Rebirth Church of Christ in the Cambuci district of Săo Paulo.

A near fatal tragedy marks Kaká´s 18th year of life. On the 30th of September while visiting his grandparents in Caldas Novas (Goiás - Central Brazil), Kaká decided to jump down a waterslide. He lost control and hit his head at the bottom of the pool needing four stitches and fracturing a part of the sixth vertebrae of his lower back, which went unnoticed by doctors.

Following the accident, participating in SPFC´s trainings sessions, Kaká complains about lower back pain. Upon noticing the fracture Kaká needed to use a cervical vest for fifty days whilst under the serious risk of becoming paralyzed. In the end of the fifty day period he had to undergo a training phase to re-establish his physical conditioning and shape.



Professional Success

In the year 2001 Kaká was the substitute of the player Harrison in the U-20 youth football category. The coaching staff decided upon Harrisson´s promotion to the pro squad, whilst Kaká continued training at the youth level. In that very same week a decisive match for the Sao Paulo Juniors Cup was held. Due to his shinning performance in this match SPFC´s coaching staff also decided upon Kaká´s promotion to the pro level.

On February 1st, 2001 in a game versus Botafogo from Rio, in the group stage of the Rio-Săo Paulo Tournament the 19 year old subbed in to the playing field at the 20 minute mark of the second half, thereby getting his professional debut under manager Osvaldo Alvarez, the popular Vadăo.

Only three days later versus arch rivals Santos FC in the Morumbi stadium Kaká scored his first professional goal as Săo Paulo crushed their rivals in a 4-2 win. In the following month the landmark moment occurred that led to Kaká´s career exploding. On the 7th of March, 2001 Kaka knocked home the two goals as Săo Paulo FC beat Botafogo of Rio 2-1 in the final of the Rio-Săo Paulo Tournament, guaranteeing Kaká´s first professional trophy.

He became a regular in the starting eleven of Săo Paulo FC and was selected for the Brazilian National Team´s U-20 squad for the Youth World Cup in Argentina. His fantastic performances during the 2001 season guaranteed him the trophy awarded by Placar Magazine as The Years Best New Player. In January 2002 then Brazil boss Luis Felipe Scolari selected the 19 year old for the friendly match versus Bolivia in Goiânia. In the following friendly match versus Iceland match Kaka showed the desire to give his best, which led to scoring his first international goal in only his second Brazil cap. The game was held Cuiabá, the same city he lived in as a child.

On the 6th of May, 2002, 20 year old Kaká is selected by manager Scolari for the Korea-Japan 2002 World Cup squad. Kaka received the number 23 shirt and plays for 25 minutes in the 5-2 win over Costa Rica on June 13th, 2002. Brazil wins the World Cup for the fifth time in a spectacular performance beating Germany 2-0 in the final. At only 20 years old Kaka was a World Cup champion.

Towards the end of that same year he was once again selected by Felipăo (Big Phil), but this time to wear the jersey of the World Stars Team in a beneficial friendly versus Real Madrid. Kaka doesn't get at all intimidated and knocked home a fantastic goal. The football world comes to know Kaka as the young Brazilian revelation.

In January 2003 Kaká is once again selected for the Brazilian National Team to join the pre Olympic squad for a tournament in Qatar. In the Arabic country Kaká plays his best football and is given the captain's arm band. He went on to captain Brazil in the Concacaf Gold Cup in Miami and Mexico City in June and July 2003, where he played amazing performances and scoring versus Colombia and the United States.

Upon his return to Brazil following the Gold Cup Kaka realizes one of his dreams in being negotiated to defending European champions AC Milan, in the legendary historic city of Milan, Italy. The player alongside his family moved to Milan where he competed in the 2003/2004 Champions League and the same season's Serie A in which Kaka and AC Milan triumphed.

Upon leading the club to their 17th scudetto, the Italian league champion's title, Kaka had a brilliant first season in Europe. He scored important goals in both the Milan city derby matches facing rivals FC Internazionale. In 2004 the player has been selected to every one of the World Cup 2006 South American qualifying matches as well as the handful of friendly matched including the FIFA centenary fixture versus France in Paris during the month of May.
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Old 16-10-2004, 13:52   #82
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nice article , thanks kakacalcio anyway out of topic are you female ?


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Old 16-10-2004, 14:11   #83
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YES,,,,lol
who is this with kaka
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Old 16-10-2004, 14:36   #84
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i wish.
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Old 16-10-2004, 18:12   #86
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no idea , anyway kakacalcio you wish to be pretty like the lady or to be near Kaka ?



he looks funny here


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Old 16-10-2004, 22:16   #87
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be near kaka,,,,even with pink towel on his head.
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Old 21-10-2004, 22:19   #88
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First time i've seen kaka's g/f.......shes very pretty

Note:: Not the girl in the most current picture of Kaka with a gurl
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Kaka laughs last as Milan get in derby mood


On his arrival in Milan, his name produced a shrugging 'who?' or a childish s******, but after a brilliant first Serie A season, no-one is laughing at Kaka now. Christened Ricardo Izecson Santos Leite, the unheralded Brazilian's move to Italy - where his nickname means 's**t' - provoked derision.

Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi even claimed his side did not push their bid to sign him because of his unfortunate name.

But Milan were willing to risk ridicule and the joke was on Juve as Kaka - initially bought as back-up to Rui Costa - cemented a place in the rossoneri starting line-up, playing 30 games - and weighing in with ten goals - as he served as the catalyst in wrestling the scudetto away from the Turin club.

But now, despite lying second behind a rejuvenated Juve, the champions - and Kaka - have made a laborious start to their Serie A title defence, uncharacteristically gifting Messina three points when the newly-promoted side came to the San Siro and failing to dominate opponents.

Sunday's showpiece game sees them pitted against bristling city rivals Inter,but Kaka is hoping for a repeat of last season when he opened his Milan account by putting his side in front as they defeated the nerazzurri 3-1 to set the tone for a victorious season.

"It was very moving for me," the shy midfielder admitted to Eurosport. "When I arrived here, everyone told me that the derbies with Inter are the best - the most exciting games.

"So to score my first goal for Milan in a game like that is something I'll talk about for the rest of my life. I'll tell my children, and grandchildren, that my first goal for Milan was against Inter."

EASED SMOOTHLY

The 8.5m euros paid to Sao Paulo for Kaka now looks an inestimably shrewd piece of business on the part of the Italian club, edging out Chelsea in a race to secure his services.

Initially gifting him a four-year contract, Milan moved swiftly to replace it with an improved deal in September this year in a bid to ward off covetous rivals as Kaka's impressive form set a string of top European clubs drooling at the prospect of whisking him away.

But the native of Brasilia - who brought his family with him to Italy - is well-settled in Lombardy and has eased smoothly into the suffocating goldfish bowl of calcio which has seen many foreigners hurriedly scurry back to familiar shores.

"When I left Brazil I decided to adapt as quickly as possible to the Italian game," said Kaka. "I knew it was a new city, a new kind of football so I just tried to fit in. I think I succeeded.

"It's wonderful here, and I am grateful to my team-mates, who never gave me the cold shoulder, or were jealous with me – the whole squad helped me a lot to adapt."

KAKA-MANIA

His move was eased by the significant Brazilian contingent at the club - though, ironically, his arrival contributed to the acrimonious departure of Rivaldo - and Kaka has even made friends with 'the enemy,' counting Inter danger man Adriano amongst his closest confidantes.

Having scored a stunning brace in last weekend's 3-1 win over Udinese, as well as putting in a virtuoso performance in Wednesday's 5-1 Champions League humiliation of Valencia, Kaka knows the powerful striker will test Milan's defensive mettle to the full.

"We talk quite a lot and sometimes we meet," said Kaka. "It's really nice to see another Brazilian doing so well, making history. All I can say is 'Congratulations' to Adriano. He should know I'm rooting for him.

"But for Sunday's game, I hope he calms down a bit."

What is unlikely to calm is the Kaka-mania sweeping Italy, as the number 22 becomes a Serie A footballing icon - peering down from billboards across the peninsula as he poses for Armani in between dazzling on the pitch.

But despite the outpouring of admiration elevating him to hero status, Kaka's sobre middle-class upbringing and solid religious faith has kept him from straying over the fine line from celebrity footballer to footballing celebrity.

"I think being able to play football is a gift from God, so I never stop thanking him for the privilege of being a footballer. I think everyone has a gift, mine is football. I love it, I thank God because I'm very happy this way."

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About "Kaka' in Armani", there is these giant panel around the Castel Sforsesco in Milan


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Old 22-10-2004, 20:51   #91
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he's an evangelist - which is basically a strict version of Catholicism, i read he was once in this religious video alongside other brazilian players to promote the evangelist faith.
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Old 23-10-2004, 21:45   #92
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Soccer: Kaka, a dream player by any name

28.09.2004
By PHIL GORDON
He is the embodiment of footballers' dreams, and those of a few footballers' wives too, no doubt. Good-looking, ridiculously gifted and already a millionaire. Only one thing spoils the new David Beckham: his name. Kaka.
In his native Brazil, it did not raise a s******. But in Italy, Kaka is crap. Not literally, you understand. Far from it. The new idol of Serie A has so impressed Milan that the club has extended his contract until 2009. The 22-year-old, who was christened Ricardo Izecson Dos Santos Leite, makes everyone swoon. He is on the billboards in Italy as the model for Armani jeans, and adidas are marketing him as their football face in South America in the way that Beckham is in Europe.
The irony of Kaka's name will not be lost on Celtic. They once had a Brazilian called Rafael Scheidt. The club put the name Rafael on his shirt but he played like his surname. One of the first things Martin O'Neill did when he took over at Celtic four years ago was to ship Rafael back to Brazil, where Celtic still pay the misfit's wages to this day.
It will not be lost on the 8000 Celtic fans at the San Siro tomorrow for the vital Champions' League Group F encounter that the Ł5 million ($13.55 million) John Barnes squandered on Rafael is almost what Milan forked out for Kaka.
Kaka arrived in the summer of 2003, barely weeks after the European Cup had been placed in the Milan trophy cabinet for the sixth time. His artistry and breathtaking collection of goals secured the league championship in his first season. Now the Brazilian prodigy carries the burden of Milanese expectation that this season will bring yet another Champions' League final.
"We have an unbelievable squad," states Kaka. "We want to win the Champions' League. I signed for this club because I wanted to win trophies. I remember watching them as a boy playing against Sao Paulo on television in Tokyo [in the World Club Championship] but I never thought I would achieve the dream of pulling on this shirt."
Milan, though, with their remarkable scouting network, kept an equally impressive watch on Kaka. They saw him play for Brazil Under-17s at the World Championships, and by the time the 2002 World Cup came around, his talent was so obvious that he was in the full Brazil squad.
"We followed him for two years and got to know his quality," said Ariedo Braida, Milan's sporting director. Adriano Galliani, the Milan vice-president, is rather more bullish. "Everyone wanted Beckham a year ago but not us," said Galliani.
"It is not in our genes to have an Englishman here. It is in our DNA to have a great No 10 playing behind two forwards. Kaka will become the best player in the world."
Indeed, there is an affinity at Milan for Brazilians. It was a former star, Leonardo, who recommended Kaka, and he has other compatriots, notably Cafu, the energetic fullback, and Dida, the goalkeeper.
However, Group F has a rich Brazilian blend running right through it. Barcelona, of course, has Ronaldinho, Silvinho and Edmilson, while Shakthar Donetsk bought two, Matuzalem and Brandao, from Serie A. Even Celtic have dipped a toe back into the Brazilian waters by signing Juninho.
There is a connection between Kaka and the man who left his native Sao Paulo behind nine years ago to confront the cold of Middlesbrough to cash in on his football gift. Juninho honed his skills on the same pitches at Sao Paulo's celebrated academy - and even played in that World Club Championship game against Milan that Kaka recalled.
However, while Juninho was, like most urban children in Sao Paulo, undernourished, Kaka came from an affluent background. He did not have to bunk up with the poor kids in the dormitory, but he quickly fitted in there, just as he has at Milan. "I never thought I would win the affections of the public so soon," he says of his remarkable rise.
Certainly O'Neill was taken with the Brazilian when he watched Milan in midweek. However, Milan's 2-1 defeat at home to newly promoted Messina has given the Celtic manager some hope.
"Messina only played with one striker and scored from their only two attacks," he said.
"But we cannot just go and soak up pressure; we have to have a go and I'm confident we'll score."
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,,,she's so lucky,,she must be on mid-term break or something,,,lol

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My girlfriend's nick name is Kaka and the date I was born was 22. If he's going to wear the number 10 shirt (which I truly believe he will), no problem, I was born in October. What more can I say?

Thanks to Kaka, my girlfriend finally agreed to wear a Milan's shirt. She never wore a football shirt before, let alone a Milan shirt.


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they are great couple , I didnt know that they can walk so easily in Milano.. what if Inter fan comes to atack him? I dont know if I am so stupid not to understand that heheh ..


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Old 26-10-2004, 19:13   #97
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yeh yeh ,,great couple,,lol,,,she cant be 16,,and didnt he meet her when she was 15 or something,,i mean,,as much as i love him,,thats a bit,,well,,,uncomfortable.
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lets make a deal : kakacalcio takes Kaka , Kyara takes Sheva .. I take Caroline hehe , Pazik ..mmm who ever wants heheh.. Passion do u want Inzaghi?


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Old 26-10-2004, 22:05   #99
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sounds good,,lol
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I want Kaka! ..Fine I'll take Paolo.


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