HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on June 30, 2014 as Designated Player. Loaned to former club São Paulo for final six months of 2014.
A world football icon, Kaka is also one of the elite MLS players. The 33 year old scored nine goals and had seven assists in 28 starts in his first season, and will hope that he can help lead Orlando City to MLS Cup in his second.
OUTSIDE MLS: Kaka is one of the most decorated players of his era, a former FIFA World Player of the Year and UEFA Champions League scoring champion. He began career with São Paulo from 2001-03, and joined AC Milan in 2003 and was nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year award in his first season as AC Milan won what proved to be his only Serie A title. He was voted top midfielder of the 2004-05 UEFA Champions League, despite AC Milan losing to Liverpool on penalty kicks in the final. He scored 10 goals in the 2006-07 UEFA Champions League to lead the competition and win his first title as AC Milan beat Liverpool in the final, and as a result was named 2006-07 UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. He moved to Real Madrid prior in 2009 and helped them to the 2011-12 La Liga title.
INTERNATIONAL: A 2002 FIFA World Cup champion and two-time Confederations Cup champion, Kaka was named to the Brazilian World Cup roster in 2002, 2006 and 2010 and won Confederations Cup with Brazil in 2005 and 2009. He also participated in 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup as captain of Brazil U-23 team that reached the final, scoring both goals in quarterfinal win over Colombia and 89th-minute game-tying goal in 2-1 overtime semifinal win over US. He won the player of the tournament in the 2009 Confederations Cup.