Making his final appearance for Orlando City at the weekend, Kaka was visibly emotional both before and after a 1-0 defeat to the Columbus Crew, while two young supporters ran on to the pitch midway through the match just to hug the former Ballon d’Or winner.
He may have lacked the longevity of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to propel him into the bracket of one of the best players of all time, but Kaka at his best was as captivating as any player to take to the field.
We’ve looked back at seven of his best moments from an illustrious career…
Who is the best at holding a lead? Who comes back?
This is an epic challenge.
We’ll never get over that heartbreak.
You have to love him.
How many can you get in the onion bag?
Is there anything between them?
Carra is certainly impressed by the Chelsea man.
Ten years on from that infamous night vs Croatia.
Mikael Forssell will always be a Birmingham hero.
Featuring Liverpool, Chelsea & Arsenal players.