on Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Kaka? Who is him?
Haha.. Presently, Kaka is one of the best footballer in the world together with Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. However in my perceptions and opinions, he is the best simply with one reason. He is a very devoted Christian! He always let everyone know he is the son of God through many ways during and just after a football matches in the stadium. Most of the matches are telecasted to almost every part of the world. The saddess part is he is still not a Manchester United's player which I hope he is.
Below are description on Kaka relationship with the real and creator of this universe, Heavenly Father which I quote from wikipedia.
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (Portuguese pronunciation: [xiˈkaɾdʊ iˈzɛksõᵑ dʊs‿ˈsɐ̃ᵑtʊs ˈleɪ̯t͡ʃɪ]; born April 22, 1982), known as Kaká, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as forward and midfielder for Italian Serie A club Milan and the Brazilian national team. He was the recipient of both the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2007, and was named in the 2008 Time 100. As of February 2009, Kaká along with Internazionale's Zlatan Ibrahimović are the highest salaried football players in the world.
Kaká was born in Brasilia to Simone Cristina Santos Leite and Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite (a civil engineer). Although most Brazilian footballers come from poor families, there are exceptions and Kaká is one of them as he was born in a relatively rich family that encouraged him to focus on both school and football at the same time. His younger brother, Rodrigo (known as Digão), is also a professional footballer.
When he was seven, his family moved to São Paulo. His school had arranged him in a local youth club called "Alphaville," who qualified to the final in a local tournament. There he was discovered by Brazilian side São Paulo, who offered an assignment.
At the age of fifteen, Kaká suffered a career-threatening and possibly paralysis-inducing spinal fracture as a result of a swimming pool accident , but remarkably made a full recovery. He attributes his recovery to God and has since tithed his income to his church.
Personal Life and Religion
A devout evangelical Christian, Kaká became engrossed in religion at twelve: "I learnt that it is faith that decides whether something will happen or not." He removed his jersey to reveal an "I Belong to Jesus" T-shirt and openly engaged in prayer moments after the final whistle of Brazil's 2002 World Cup, and Milan's 2004 Scudetto and 2007 Champions League triumphs. He also had the same phrase, along with "God Is Faithful" stitched onto the tongues of his boots. During the postmatch celebration following Brazil's 4–1 win over Argentina in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup final, he and several of his teammates wore T-shirts that read "Jesus Loves You" in various languages.
Kaká is a member of the organization Atletas de Cristo ("Athletes of Christ"). His goal celebration consists of him pointing to the sky as a gesture of thanks to God. Kaká's favourite music is gospel, and his favourite book is the Bible. Since November 2004, he has served as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations' World Food Programme, the youngest to do so at the time of his appointment.
Kaká was sworn in as an Italian citizen on 12 February 2007. He features prominently in Adidas advertising and also has a modeling contract with Armani, the latter preventing him from appearing in a photo collection alongside his Milan teammates that was published by Dolce & Gabbana in early 2007.
He married his childhood sweetheart Caroline Celico on 23 December 2005 at the evangelical Reborn in Christ Church in São Paulo. Their first child, Luca Celico Leite, was born in São Paulo on June 10, 2008.
Haha.. and according to Kaka.. after retire, he may consider to become a Pastor in Brazil! Glory to God!