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Wednesday June 10 2020
Berlusconi: 'Wanted Ibra & Kaka, Maldini...'

Silvio Berlusconi reveals he tried to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Kaka for Monza but is ‘hopeful’ of bringing in Daniel Maldini from Milan.

Ibrahimovic returned to Milan in January and Kaka has since retired from football, but Berlusconi claims they could have helped Monza win promotion to Serie B instead.

“He was our real objective, as well as Kaka,” he told TeleLombardia.

“Non-footballing issues got in the way and we had to give them up, but you never know...”

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Saturday May 23 2020
Kaka: 'Milan-Liverpool sign from God'

Ricky Kaka looks back 13 years after Milan beat Liverpool in the 2007 Champions League Final. ‘It was a sign from God, not a coincidence.’

The two teams had already clashed in Istanbul in 2005, when the Rossoneri dominated only to fumble a 3-0 lead and eventually lose on penalties, but they met again in Athens.

“It was a sign from God, not a coincidence,” Kaka told the official Milan website.

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Wednesday May 13 2020
Greatest Brazil XI in Serie A 1970-2020

The line-up of greatest Brazilians to have played in Serie A since 1970 is testament to the wealth of talent that graced this league. Do you agree with Richard Hall’s choices?

GK: Julio Cesar (Inter)

Julio Cesar was one of the best goalkeepers in the world at his peak and was part of the incredible Inter team that won the Treble. He makes this team, closely pipping Milan’s Nelson Dida and Parma legend Claudio Taffarel. Julio Cesar had everything, athleticism, positioning reflexes and intelligence.

RB: Cafu (Roma, Milan)

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Saturday April 25 2020
Kaka and Menez: 'What makes Ancelotti great'

Ricky Kaka and Jeremy Menez explain why Carlo Ancelotti is so special at man-management. “He would attend barbecues with us and start singing.”

Currently at Everton, Ancelotti spent most of his coaching career at Milan, going on to PSG, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Napoli.

“I always say he is the coach who helped me to win the most in my career and he’s the best I ever worked with in terms of that sensibility and knowing how to talk to people,” Kaka told the official Milan website.

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Wednesday April 22 2020
Agent: 'Kaka never wanted to leave Milan'

Agent Gaetano Paolillo reveals how Ricky Kaka’s star sign proved decisive, he rejected Manchester City, was offered to Inter and never wanted to leave Milan for Real Madrid.

Today is Kaka’s 38th birthday and it was Paolillo who spotted the young Brazilian playing for San Paulo in May 2003.

“He was coming back from an injury, but was astonishing, scoring a goal and an assist, but could easily have had another two or three more,” Paolillo told MilanNews.it.

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Saturday April 18 2020
FIFA stars applaud healthcare workers

FIFA have released a video featuring players past and present, including Gigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Diego Maradona, Kaka and Marco van Basten to applaud healthcare workers.

A tradition has sprung up around the globe, first started in Italy during the coronavirus lockdown, of applauding from balconies and front doors at a certain hour in a show of thanks towards healthcare professionals working in this pandemic.

Now FIFA have made a video of their own applause from 50 players of the past and present, including former Milan midfielder David Beckham.

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Sunday April 5 2020
Saponara: 'Balotelli worth Ballon d'Or'

Riccardo Saponara played alongside Kaka at Milan, but maintains Mario Balotelli was his most talented teammate. “He had what it takes to win the Ballon d’Or.”

Saponara spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport about his career, which has seen him move regularly from club to club, never quite delivering on his early promise.

“Considering the career he had, Kaka is the best teammate I ever played with. However, in that Milan squad, I also discovered Balotelli. I continue to insist he had what it takes to win the Ballon d’Or.”

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Saturday April 4 2020
Kaka: 'Messi over Ronaldo'

Kaka has confessed that he rates Lionel Messi higher than Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Barcelona superstar ‘a genius, a pure talent’.

Kaka played with Ronaldo at Real Madrid between 2009 and 2013, but he admits Messi is the better all-round footballer.

“I played with Cristiano and he’s really amazing, but I’ll go with Messi,” he said during a live Instagram Q&A, Goal.com reports.

“He’s a genius, a pure talent. The way he plays is incredible.”

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Thursday April 2 2020
Kaka: 'Milan my best and worst moments'

Ricardo Kaka happily admits “most of the best moments in my career were at Milan” rather than Real Madrid, but so was the worst.

The Brazilian spoke to FIFA’s official Instagram in a Q&A session with fans, looking back over his remarkable time in football.

When asked for his favourite moment, ‘Ricky’ struggled to narrow it down, but did know the shirt he was wearing.

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Saturday February 8 2020
Kaka: 'Save some of San Siro'

Former Milan midfielder Kaka hopes that “at least certain elements’ of San Siro are saved, and that FFP is holding Milan back.

The Brazilian gave a lengthy interview to La Gazzetta dello sport ahead of the Milan derby and discussed issues surrounding both sides of the city.

Inter and Milan are looking to build a new stadium in order to compete with the biggest sides across Europe.

“My wish is that they manage to save at least some architectural elements of San Siro,” said Kaka.

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