|Real Name/Full Name||Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Kaka|
|Birth Place:||Gama, Federal District, Brazil|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||22 April 1982|
|Age/How Old:||41 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 186 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 82 Kg
In Pounds – 181 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite
Mother – Simone dos Santos
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Caroline Celico (M. 2005 – D. 2015)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Isabella and Luca Celico Leite|
|Profession:||Retired professional footballer|
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
Nothing feels better in life than getting started in a career and finishing strong. Many people tend to start but are never ready to let go when the right time comes. It also becomes very hard for many people to retire from a successful career but for Kaka, this is part of his strength. After being in the field for a decade plus (from 2001 – 2017), he decided it was time to resign from being an active player despite the great offers Milan and Sao Paulo.
Kaka is a retired professional footballer whose position was an attacking midfielder. During his prime, he used to play at A.C. Milan as a playmaker. This was a season that was marked by goal scoring creative passing and dribbles from midfield. He is among the eight players who have won the UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup and the Ballon d’Or.
Well, how well do you know about Kaka? If not much, here is what we know about Kaka to date.
Biography and Early Life
It was on 22nd April 1982 when this great man landed on planet earth as a handsome, bouncing baby boy by the name Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite. He is Brazilian by birth as he was born in Gama, Federal District in Brazil to Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite and Simone Dos Santos. Simone is an elementary school teacher while Bosco is a civil engineer which means it was easier for them to give their son Kaka a comfortable and luxurious life since they were both financially stable.
Kaka is not the only child of Bosco and Simone as he has a small brother named Rodrigo who is best known as Digao was the one who invented his brother’s nickname Kaka. When Rodrigo was young, he could not be able to pronounce the name Ricardo. Therefore, he started calling his brother “Caca” with time, this eventually evolved into Kaka which he uses to date. The name however doesn’t have a specific Portuguese translation.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Kaka in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Kaka’s age is 41 years old as of today’s date 30th May 2023 having been born on 22 April 1982. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 186 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 181 lbs in Pound and 82kg in Kilograms.
Since his parents were well-up, it was easy for them to raise their son in a financially secure upbringing. This in return made it possible for Kaka to focus on both football and school at the same time. When Ricardo was 7 years old, his family moved to Sao Paulo which is located in the homonymous state still in Brazil. This is also the same place where he spent his years in school but for some reasons, he has not mentioned the name of the school he attended.
However, it is very clear he went to school because he makes it very clear that his school arranged him in Alphaville which is a local youth club. And thanks to his hard work and other players, the club was able to qualify to finals in a local tournament. This is how a hometown club known as Sao Paulo FC discovered him and they immediately offered Kaka a place their youth academy.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Kaka was once a married man but unfortunately, his marriage ended in divorce. He married Caroline Celico his childhood sweetheart on the 23rd of December in 2005 in San Paulo at a Rebirth in Christ church. The couple welcomed their first born child; a son named Luca Celico Leite on the 10th of Junr in 2008.
Three years later on the 23rd of April in 2011, they welcomed their second born; a daughter named Isabella. When Isabella was four years old, things didn’t work out so well between Kaka and Celico and they therefore decided to go their separate ways. And in 2015, they went to social media and announced their divorce but they didn’t give details of the courses of their divorce.
Is Kaka Gay?
Kaka’s marriage to Celico and their two kids is enough to prove he is not gay.
Kaka has been recognized as one of the most successful players in the world. He had incredible vision and technical skills which mesmerized his fans. He operated as an attacking midfield and he could easily score goals, assist his team-mates with what they call near-limitless proficiency and dribble past players. After playing as a team member of AC Milan and establishing a stellar reputation in Italy, he decided to move to Real Madrid in 2009. He however finished his career in 2017 in America’s MLS with Orlando City.
It would be impossible to list down all the honors Kaka has received over the years but we will mention a few. These include; 3 UEFA Team of the Year Awards in 2006,2007 and 2009 and two UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year 2004-05 among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Kaka in 2023
Kaka’s annual salary is at $10 million which highly contributed to his current net worth of $100 million as of 2023.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
On 12thFebruary 2007, Kaka was officially sworn in as a citizen in Italy.
When Kaka was 18 years of age and was starting his career and was very good at it, his career was threatened by a possibly paralysis-inducing spinal fracture after suffering from a swimming pool accident. He however made a full recovery which he attributes to God. For this reason, he became a great tither to his church to date.
Kaka is not only known as a successful football player but also because of the charity work he ventured into after his retirement.