Before there were extraterrestrials in the football world, such as Cristiano or Messi, who are above all the other players in the squad, there was a variety of players who diversified their opinions as to who was the best in the game after the time of Pele and Maradona.
And the last human to reign on the planet of football was a Brazilian who celebrated by pointing with both hands to the sky when he scored goals, it is none other than Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, better known as KAKÁ.
Formed in the lower ranks of the Sao Paulo team since the 90's, I lead the team to win games and youth tournaments. Such quality made him rise to the professional team in 2001, having a goalscoring quota of 12 goals after 27 matches, with the extinct Rio Sao Paulo tournament being the only title he would win in that first season.
Those performances in the Brasilirao were good enough for Felipe Scolari to call him at the beginning of 2002 to be part of the "Scratch" debuting in a match already defined with a convincing 6-0 against Bolivia. Kaka already showed his quality to be a regular in the green selectionamarela
After returning to his second season with Sao Paulo he would repeat numbers very similar to his previous season, being a skillful player, unbalanced mid-court forward with punch and great vision of the game, thanks to this would draw the attention of European football, in this way he would close his initial step for South American soccer with 23 goals in 58 appearances.
The AC Milan in 2003 would take the Brazilian pearl in exchange for 8 million dollars, playing in a position of steering wheel 8 and with his great strides he managed to become a 10, Kaka gave his best performances of the hand of a team of Carlo Ancelotti, together with Maldini, Cafu, Rui Costa, Seedorf, Pirlo and Shevchenko. Marking his first Goal in a Derby against Inter, which would leave the title number 17 for the Rossoneri of Serie A.
In 2002 it was the year of the World Cup, and Felipão would not hesitate to call on KAKA to be part of the squad that would eventually be world champion undefeated, despite not having much action to have for in front of players in their soccer boom as Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Gilberto Silva and even Denilson, playing just a few minutes against the definite and intranscendental game against Costa Rica.
In the 2004/2005 season in the Champions League, Milan had a good performance from Kaká and company, leading their group against Barcelona, and raffling rivals to reach the final against English team Liverpool. Signing a good first half Milan left the game almost on track with a 3-0 but in the second half the Liverpool came back tied, both prorogations were played with miraculous saves from Liverpool, and had to resort to the penalty shootout, where Shevchenko would miss the shot to give the "Orejona" to the English.
At the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Kaká would be part of Brazil's 11th starter, managing the strings of the team and even scoring against Croatia, the Brazilians dominated undefeated until reaching the semifinal but were overtaken by France in this instance, a team that ultimately would lose on penalties the final against Italy after the remembered head-butt of Zidane to Materazzi.
To recover from the bitter drink of the World Cup, the Canarinha would look for a friendly against the also eliminated Argentina of Leo Messi, leaving a play to frame.
2007 would be the best version of Kaka being the highest scorer of the Italian team, and despite not achieving the shield, would play at a good level the European club tournament getting the rematch against Liverpool taking the "Orejona" and get well his seventh European crown
This was the season that earned KAKA to be the last human to be king in the world of football by winning his gold ball against Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to then leave a brief mark for Real Madrid, and less noticeable second step by Milan, to close the decline of his MLS career.
Who do you think will be the next player, apart from Messi and Cristiano, to devote world football?