Brazilian Soccer Player: Kak24 Nov 2009
He began his career as a soccer player at the age of eight, when he started playing for a local club. Kak won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2007 while at the Italian club.
An internet discussion forum gives details the nickname as a usually used shortened form of “Ricardo” in Portuguese. Kak is presumed to have got his nickname for the reason that his little brother Rodrigo can not pronounce the word “Ricardo” when they were young. Rodrigo called his older brother “Caca” which the latter later altered to “Kak.
The majority Brazilian soccer players derive from poor families and sport is one of their simply ways to get out of this state. Certainly, there are exemptions and Kaka is one of them, as he was born in a rather rich family that supported him to concentrate on both school and soccer at the same time.
Kaka made his international debut in January 2002 in opposition to Bolivia. He was a part of the national team which won the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but did not see much action playing just 19 minutes of the first round game in opposition to Costa Rica.
He ended in joint tenth place in the voting for the 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award. More recently, he assisted Brazil qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Kak has matured as a player and is now regarded as one of the best and famous soccer players from Brazil.
Kak has been an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme since November 2004. He was the youngest ambassador at the time of his appointment. In 2009 he was chosen the most valuable player in Brazils successful Confederations Cup campaign. Kaka was the Man of the Match in the final in opposition to USA as well.