Twitter reacts to… Kaká’s retirement announcement

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In case you’d been living on Mars, the global football community took a moment to wish former Orlando City SC captain Kaká a happy retirement yesterday.

Bowing out of the game with 10 major honours to his name for both club and country, floods of goodwill messages were posted on social media, such was the furore around this true great’s career.

Following Kaká’s announcement that he wouldn’t be renewing his contract with Orlando City SC in October 2017, it’s now the case that his MLS stint was indeed his final action as a professional.

With Jason Kreis’ Lions now embarking on the post-Kaká era at Orlando City SC, it remains to be seen just who will be the major figurehead for the club going forward.

In many ways, poster boys don’t and probably won’t come bigger than Kaká.

After all, the man won the Ballon d’Or in 2007! That said, a key Designated Player replacement is what all City supporters crave this off-season.

While all of that will play out over the next few months, yesterday was all about paying tribute to Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, forever etched in history as Orlando City SC’s first ever captain in Major League Soccer.

Orlando City UK gathered the best tweets following Kaka’s retirement announcement yesterday.

Ironically, Kaká announced his retirement almost exactly a decade after he scooped the 2007 Ballon d’Or too!

What is YOUR favourite Kaká memory from his time at Orlando City SC?

Comment below or tweet us at @Orlando_CityUK to let us know!


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