Profile: Kaká (Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite)

full name: Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite
bio: Kaká is a current champion Brazilian soccer player, currently playing for Real Madrid.
also known as: Kaká
born: born April 22, 1982 in Brasília, Brazil
family: parents are Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite and Simone Cristina Santos Leite. He married his childhood sweetheart Caroline Celico on 23 December 2005 and they have one child Luca Celico Leite, born in 2008.
nationality: Brazilian
physical: Height: 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
sport: Football or Soccer
teams / clubs:

São Paulo (2001–2003), Milan ( 2003–2009), Real Madrid (current)

position: attacking midfielder
jersey number: 8
achievements: Kaka won the FIFA Player of the Year in 2007
what you may not know:
  • Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Santos and the second is Leite.
  • Kaká began his career with São Paulo at the age of eight.
  • His younger brother Rodrigo (known as Digão) and cousin Eduardo Delani are also professional footballers.
  • Kaka is very religious - his favorite music is gospel and his favorite book is the Bible.
  • His nickname Kaká comes from his younger brother Rodrigo calling him "Caca" due to his inability to pronounce "Ricardo" when they were young


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