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Kaka backs Neymar to win Ballon d'Or after Ronaldo and Messi

Brazilian superstar Kaka has picked up a potential candidate who could end Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's dominance in the Ballon d'Or. The pair have shared the accolade over the past nine years, with the former favourite to claim his fifth Ballon d'Or in December.

Kaka, who was the last player to be crowned with the prestigious award prior to the Ronaldo and Messi dominance, feels Neymar has the potential to break the duo's reign in the future, he told AS: "It's incredible to win an individual award in a team sport, and also one where everybody wants to be able to say: 'I'm the best.

Kaka bids tearful farewell to Orlando City

Brazil international Kaka was in tears after he played his final game for MLS side Orlando City on Sunday. The 35-year-old confirmed last week that he would not renew his contract beyond December, and he was caught up in the emotion following his side's 1-0 defeat to Columbus at the Orlando City Stadium.

Speaking after the game, he said: "It was hard to play sometimes. When I was on the field, a lot of things were on my mind and it was difficult to focus on the game. It was a really, really special game, and I wanted to finish with a win. Most of that was just to say thank you because a lot happened during these three seasons. One day, I don't know when but soon, I will retire, but I will still have these guys as friends in the future."

Kaka reveals why he turned down Manchester City move

Brazilian superstar Kaka has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join Manchester City back in January 2009.


The midfielder was on the verge of sealing a world-record £100m to the Premier League, back then, but he was unsure how he would settle in England.

Kaka was at the height of his powers in early 2009, but he was reluctant to join a team which was still in progress following the takeover from Sheikh Mansour a year earlier. Speaking to FourFourTwo, the Brazilian admitted that talks over a transfer were at an advanced phase, and the only thing which separated him from joining the City was his final word.

Kaka hopes to remain at Orlando City next season

Kaka has revealed his desire to remain at Orlando City next season.


The 35-year-old's current deal is up at the end of the season, and the Lions are yet to decide whether to extend his contract. The Brazilian, who is currently the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer, has struggled with regular injuries during the current campaign, and this has seen him miss seven games for the MLS club.

KAKA WANTS ORLANDO CITY STAY

The former Real Madrid and AC Milan player, Kaka delivered a message early this month August that "he has given all year" when he was asked about his future beyond this season and if he is going to sign a new contract with the American side.

“Yea, that’s the number one idea,” Kaka, uttered in Spanish to a horde of media after a training session. “The principal thing is to continue here, play on for Orlando, and I will continue thinking this year about what we can do to achieve more.”

KAKA BACKS NEYMAR TO MAKE RIGHT CAREER MOVE

Brazilian football star Kaka is backing his compatriot Neymar to make the best career move amid reports that French side Paris St Germain want to lure the player from the Nou Camp.


The former Brazil international admits that Neymar faces a tough task in deciding his next move when he exits Barcelona.

The Ligue 1 side are keen on meeting the outrageous €222 million release clause Neymar has on his deal. Head coach Unai Emery, who joined from former Europa League champions Sevilla, identified the player as one that could help him deliver his Champions League target.

What does the future hold for Ricardo Kaka?

Ricardo Kaka has a contract with the MLS side Orlando City which extends until December of 2017 which is only a few months away. The question that is beginning to emerge is surrounding the future of the Brazilian player as to which club will he join when that time arrives.


Ever since Kaka joined Orlando City back on 2014, the Brazilian player has been a regular starter. Despite being 35 years old, he is one of the more influential performers in the MLS outfit.

Kaka: A Footballer of Style and Sophistication

Brazil have had some truly phenomenal players over the years. From that Carlos Alberto goal in the 1970 World Cup final to Ronaldinho’s dazzling feet in more recent times, the five-time World Cup winners have been blessed with quality. Football in Brazil isn’t just a sport, it is a religion and nobody personifies Brazilian football more than Kaka.

At the ripe old age of 35, Kaka is still performing at a high level. Although he is now plying his trade in the United States, Major League Soccer is improving on a yearly basis and some of the biggest names in the sport have moved to the division in the past decade. Orlando City will feel blessed to have somebody of Kaka’s experience and quality on their roster.

Orlando City boss compelled to rest Kaka

Orlando City head coach Jason Kreis has insisted that he has had to take a tough decision to leave skipper Kaka owing to recent comeback from an injury.


The Lions played out a 1-1 draw against Seattle Sounders in the midweek Major League Soccer clash, where the field was made of artificial turf. The surface has not gone well with many players worldwide as they feel that there is more risk of getting injuries due to the changes in the flow of the game.

KAKA AND SCHWEINSTEIGER SHOW MUTUAL RESPECT AFTER MLS FIXTURE

As Orlando City and Chicago Fire clashed in the MLS, Brazilian and German stars in Kaka and Bastian Schweinsteiger showed mutual respect for one another as the game ended in a barren draw.


This was the first time both stars faced off in the league.

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