Former Brazil attacking midfielder Kaka has announced his retirement from football following a decorated career at both club and global level.
The 35-year-old has announced his retirement after a great career, during which he took the shirt of Sao Paulo, Milan, Real Madrid and Orlando City.
"Father, It was much more than I could ever imagined".
Kaka tweeted Sunday that "I'm now ready for the next journey". Kaka played for Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid during his career.
"Now I will prepare to continue in football and have another function, but will not be more like a professional player", said the World Cup, Champions League, Serie A and LaLiga victor.
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I needed a bit of time to think and make my decision with calm. He was part of the Milan team that won the 2007 Champions League final against Liverpool, and scored 95 goals across all competitions for the Rossoneri.
Kaka will however not leave the world of football as a whole stating that: "Now, I will prepare to continue in the world of football, but in another role".
"I prepared myself a lot to be a professional footballer and I want to prepare myself for this new role, I want to see and observe a little from afar".
"I would like to participate in the club in another way, as a manager, a sporting director, as someone who is between the pitch and the club", he said in a farewell interview with Globo TV in Brazil. "Just because I have had success as a player it does not mean that I will have it as a Director so I want to take some time out to prepare".
Kaka joined Orlando City from Milan in 2014 and spent three seasons with the club before departing earlier this year.