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Kaka - the world's second most expensive footballer

Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Kaka (better known as Kaka) can be described as the second most expensive footballer ever in history. He is second only to Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo.

68 million Euros (Kaka obtained a transfer for a fee of 68 million Euros (95.42 million dollars for a transfer from AC Milan to Real Madrid on June 3, 2009. Real Madrid of Spain is now the highest Paying Football Club in the world. It is also the World's second Richest Football Club.

(Ricardo Lzecson Dos Santos Leite (Kaka) was born on April 22, 1982 at Brazil Capital, Brasilia at his very early age his family moved to Sao Paulo. Later he joined Youth Football Club 'Alphaville'. His younger brother Rodrigo (Digao) is also a Professional Football Player.

In 1990 at the age of eight he began his Club career with Sao Paulo FC. In 2001 he scored 12 goals in 27 appearances. In a total of 58 appearances he scored 23 goals for his club in the year 2003 Kaka signed a contract (when he was 21 years old) with famous Italian Club 'AC Milan' for the transfer fee of 8.5 million Euros. He scored 20 goals in 30 appearances in his first season.

FIFA player of the year

He has honoured as the Vodafone Fans player of the season, UEFA Club footballer of the year and FIFA World Player of the year (all from 2007).

Kaka is also unique and brilliant player in the Brazilian team. He was part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup-winning squad, Kaka was also part of the 2006 World Cup squad and scored his first and only goal of the tournament with Croatia, Brazil won the match by 1-0 he scored 26 goals in 67 appearances for Brazil National team.

In 2005 Kaka married his long time girlfriend Caroline Celico their first child Luca Celico was born on June 10, 2008.

Real Madrid of Spain is world famous for the most expensive transfer deals. It is the world's second richest football club which is located in Madrid City. Founded in 1902, as Madrid FC few years later it was named 'Real' Madrid, 'Real' means Royal.


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