Once considered the best player in the world, Kaka won the 2007 Ballon d’Or trophy with AC Milan.
Kaka moved to Real Madrid from AC Milan for a staggering €70 million in 2009 to play along side Cristiano Ronaldo in hopes of reestablishing the Galacticos under president Florentino Perez. This never truly came to fruition, as Kaka never could seem to stay fit at the Santiago Bernabeu. Lacking fitness and confidence, Kaka never rediscovered the form that made him one of the best players in the world and continued to fall down Jose Mourinho’s pecking order.
Kaka become a cautionary tale at Real Madrid and almost never featured in a meaningful game, especially a Champions League fixture for Real Madrid. Due to the fee demanded for his services, Los Blancos supporters were unsympathetic to the Brazilian International’s plight. Kaka was seemingly thrown a lifeline with the hiring of his former AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelloti after Mourinho’s departure for Chelsea. But with the signing and emergence of Isco, Kaka again became surplus to requirements in Madrid even though the coach that helped Kaka reach his potential currently sits on the Real Madrid hot seat.
With the World Cup coming next summer and Kaka’s ambitions focused on World Cup glory in his homeland, he knows a first place team at club level is vital to being selected for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s National team. With the departure of Kevin Prince Boateng to German side Schalke, Kaka rejoining AC Milan looks like the perfect move for the Brazilian.
Kaka has been given another chance to shine in a place he is very familiar and comfortable with. Kaka came to Milan as a teenager from Brazil and returns at age 31 looking to rediscover his legendary form.
The soccer world is a better place when Kaka is playing regularly and he looks like he will be given the chance to shine in Milan once again. Hopefully Kaka can display his greatness again, as he continues his quest to be called upon by Brazil for one last World Cup performance.