|Real Name/Full Name:
|Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite
|41 years old
|22 April 1982
|Gama, Federal District, Brazil
|Divorced, In a relationship
|Caroline Celico (m, 2005; div, 2015)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Luca Celico Leite and Isabella.)
|Yes (Carolina Dias)
|Is Kaká Gay?:
|Former Professional Footballer
|Net Worth in 2024:
Kaká is a popular Brazilian former professional footballer who used to play as a midfielder. He is generally regarded as one of the best players of his generation, and he is one of the very few players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League, and the Ballon d’Or. He was the top assist provider in the 2005 UEFA Champions League and was named the UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year.
He was the top goal scorer in the 2007 UEFA Champions League. In the same year, he won the FIFA World Player of the Year, the Ballon d’Or, the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and the IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker awards. He was a part of the 2002 Brazilian national team that won the world cup. He was also in the Brazilian team that won the 2005 and 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Maybe you know about Kaká very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Kaká’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Kaká, whose real name is Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, was born on the 22nd of April 1982 in Gama, Federal District, Brazil to parents, Simone dos Santos and Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite. His mother worked as an elementary school teacher while his father is a civil engineer by profession. His younger brother, Rodrigo (a.k.a. Digão), and his cousin, Eduardo Delani, are professional footballers as well.
Digão called him “Caca” when he was young, which eventually evolved into Kaká. When he was seven, his family moved to São Paulo, where he began playing for a local youth club called Alphaville. His performances brought him to the notice of the hometown club, São Paulo FC, who offered him a place in the youth academy. At 18 years of age, he faced a career-threatening spinal fracture because of a swimming pool accident. However, he was able to make a full recovery, which further increased his faith in God, and since then, he has made regular donations to the church.
Kaká married Caroline Celico in 2005, who he has known since childhood. Caroline gave birth to a son, Luca Celico Leite, in 2008 and daughter, Isabella, in 2011. However, they got divorced in 2015. Coming to his religious views, he is an incredibly dedicated evangelical Christian. Since 2017, he has been in a relationship with the popular Brazilian model, Carolina Dias.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on the 22nd of April 1982, Kaká is 41 years old as of today’s date 25th February 2024. His height is 1.86 M tall, and his weight is 82 Kg.
Kaká began his career at eight years of age with São Paulo, and at fifteen, he signed a contract and led the São Paulo youth squad to Copa de Juvenil. He made his senior debut for the club on the 1st of February 2001. He had 58 appearances for the club, in which he scored 23 times. In 2003, he signed with Italian club A.C. Milan for a fee of reported €8.5 million. For his performances in his debut season, he was named as the Serie A Footballer of the Year.
His brilliant performances continued, and in 2005, he was named the UEFA Club Football Best Midfielder. For his performances in the 2005-06 season, he was selected in both the UEFA Team of the Year and the FIFPro World XI. For his performances in the 2006-07 season, he was chosen by UEFA as both the top forward of the season and UEFA Club Footballer of the Year.
In 2007, he was chosen as the FIFA World Player of the Year. In 2009, he joined the Spanish football club, Real Madrid, and played his debut match for the club on the 29th of August 2009. For his 120 appearances for the club, he scored 29 goals and made 32 assists. He left the club and returned to his former club A.C. Milan.
He then joined MLS franchise Orlando City and was loaned to São Paulo for some time. His return to Orlando city was quite successful and earned various honors during his run with the club, including being named as the captain of the 2015 MLS All-Star Game and being included in the 2016 MLS All-Star Game.
Coming to his International career, he made his debut for the Brazil team on 31st of January 2002. He was a part of the Brazilian national team that won the 2002 FIFA World Cup and also served as the captain of the Brazilian national team that participated in the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He was included in the Brazilian squad for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup. He scored his only goal of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in a match against Croatia for which he earned the Man of the Match Award.
He participated in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, where the Brazilian team emerged as the winner, and his performances brought him the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament. He was also named the Man of the Match in the final match of the tournament against the United States. At the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he was the joint-top assist provider but failed to score a goal in the tournament. He retired from the sport in 2017.
Awards & Achievements
Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements earned by Kaká:
- He won the FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 2007.
- He won the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year Award in 2007.
- He won Ballon d’Or in 2007.
- He won the Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year in 2008.
Net Worth & Salary of Kaká in 2024
As of February 2024, Kaká has gathered a net worth of $120 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a professional footballer. He has made numerous records and earned numerous awards for his career. He was also a part of the Brazilian national team that won the 2005 and 2009 Confederations cup. In 2003, he joined Italian club A.C. Milan for a fee of 8.5 million Euros, and in 2009, he joined Real Madrid for a fee of 65 million Euros. Also, he has done endorsements for popular brands like Adidas, Hyundai, and WiseUp in the past.
Kaká has been a great footballer and is often considered as one of the greatest players of his generation, and his performances prove that. What often gets overlooked is the kind of heart he has. He is involved in several noble works and has also served as the ambassador of the UN World Food Programme. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and hope he keeps doing good for the society like he always has.