Kaka perhaps lacked the longevity to go down as one of the greatest players of all time – but for a while he was undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have maintained their incredible standards for so long that it’s rare for any other player to even enter the debate around the greatest player of the modern era, but as the last player to win the Ballon d’Or before the duopoly of the award began, Kaka certainly deserves a mention.
The Brazilian was as captivating as any player to take to the field at his best, and we’ve looked back at seven of his best moments to remind ourselves of just how good he was.
It’s a battle between Man Utd and Liverpool.
We all know who’s number one.
Who remembers Oyvind Leonhardsen?
Who do you rate as No.1?
One last time for Claudio Pizarro.
Lewis Cook isn’t a YouTube player, but he’s great.
There’s just 18 to get.
“You think Cristiano is good? Wait to see Fábio.”
There are some big names on this list.
Whatever happened to Amr Zaki?