Kaka and Ibrahimovic are the most paid players in the world earning 9€ millions a year.
Manchester City's owner had offered Kaka about 18 $ a year to move to Manchester City but he turned down the offer.
Kaka has been called "the new pele" or the "white pele".
Adriano, Kaka's teammate in the international side, said that he holds Kaka as one of his soccer idols.
Kaka's motto in life is "I belong to Jesus" and "God is faithful", which he has stitched onto the tongue of his Adidas boots.
Since November 2004, Kaka has been an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme. He was the youngest ambassador at the time of his appointment.
In Italian, the language of his current club team, the phonetic equivalent is written as Kaka. However, the player's shirt name is spelled KAKA' (with an apostrophe, rather than an accented 'A') for both his club in Milan and in the past for the Brazilian national team. In the World Cup 2006, the back of his shirt read KAKA.
Kaka is of Portuguese descent.
Kakà is the winner of the Ballon d'or 2007. He receved the award on December 2nd.
Ronaldo used to call him Kakito, in order to highlight the fact that he was Brazil's mascotte during World Cup in 2002.
Kakà wears night braces.
Kakà is a little short-sighted, so during the games he wears lenses.
Kaká has a younger brother, Rodrigo Ifrano dos Santos Leite, known as Digão, who has followed in Kaká's footsteps by playing soccer in Italy. He is a Milan's soccer player. He had played in Rimini from 2005 to 2007.
He scored twice in AC Milan's 3-2 defeat by Manchester Utd in Champions League semi-final 1st leg, on 24-4-2007.
Kaka placed ninth in the 2005 Golden Ball standing, earning 19 votes.
Kaka won the Bola de Ouro (Best Player Of Brazilain League) in 2002.
Kaka won the UEFA Club Football Awards 2004-05 Best Midfilder award.
Kaká made his debut for São Paulo FC in 2001 when he was 19 years old.
Kaka is 6'1".
On April 9 2006, Kaka scored an unheard of six goals against Chievo Verona.
Kaka scored Brazil's first goal in the 2006 FIFA World Cup against Croatia on June 13, 2006.
Kaka finished in joint tenth place in the voting for the 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award.
In 2003, Kaka was the captain for the Gold Cup tournament in the US and Mexico, leading Brazil to the second place.
Kaká made his international debut in January 2002 against Bolivia.
Kaká is proud he was a virgin when he married.
Kaká invited about 600 people to the wedding, including fellow Brazilian footballers Cafu, Ronaldo, Adriano, Dida, Júlio Baptista and Brazilian national coach Carlos Alberto Parreira.
Kaká married Celico on 23 December 2005 in São Paulo.
In 2002 Kaká met Brazilian student Celico and they started dating soon after.
Kaká is a devout, evangelical Protestant Christian.
Kaká suffered an accident when he made a faulty slide off of a pool slide, suffering a 6th vertebra fracture in 2000.
Kaká supposedly received his nickname from his little brother, Rodrigo, who could not pronounce the word "Ricardo".
Kaká parents names are Simone Cristina dos Santos Leite and Forest Izecson Pereira Leite.
Kaká plays for Serie A club A.C. Milan as a Midfielder.
Kaka: I want to grow old at Milan. My aim is to become at some point in the future the captain of this team. I know there is a hierarchy and Maldini and Ambrosini are before me, but after...
Kakà: I hope to continue to be a positive symbol, especially for the kids.
Kakà: It is an honour to now be both an Italian and a Brazilian.
Kakà (during the press conference following the 2007 Golden Ball award) : I want to show my gratitutde to a country like Italy, which gave me the possibility to play. Even my team belongs to the Italian league, one of the three most followed leagues in the world. Both Italy and Milan allowed me to be here today and for this reason I'm grateful.
Kakà: It's a great emotion, I thank everyone. It's a special day for me and all the Rossoneri fans. A really important day. This Golden Ball is the most sought after award by the footballers. It's an individual award and for me it's a dream which is becoming reality. Today I feel this recognition really mine and I believe that every player has his own characters in his game. Maybe I was more decisive than Ronaldo and Messi. I met the former one with Milan and we won, whereas for Messi, I think that he still needs to win an important competition like the league or the Champions League and for this reason he was penalized.
Kaka: The World Cup was a huge frustration because I had prepared really hard for it. But in the World Cup there is no formula, no recipe for success.