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Soccer star Kaka announces retirement

Soccer star Kaka announces retirement

Former Ballon d'Or winner Kaka says he is retiring from soccer at age 35.

Kaka, who played for Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid, told Brazil's Globo TV on Sunday that “my last word is that the cycle of my career as a player ends here.”

“I needed time to think and take a decision calmly,” Kaka said. “I have arrived to the conclusion that now is the moment to finish my career as a professional player.”

A graceful midfielder, Kaka won 92 caps for Brazil, scoring 29 goals and featuring at three World Cups. He was part of the Brazil squad that lifted the global trophy in 2002.

Kaka said that he would like to remain linked professionally to soccer, perhaps as a manager...

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