MKHITARYAN: KAKA WAS MY IDOL
January 14, 2017
Manchester United winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed that his idol while growing up was Brazilian legend Kaka.
Mkhitaryan joined Manchester United over the summer for £28million from Borussia Dortmund but the Armenia international had a far less conventional beginning in football.
The winger went to Brazil as a youngster for four months to train with Sao Paolo before kick-staring his career with Armenian side Pyunik.
And the 27-year-old has revealed he did so to be more like his idol Kaka and to learn the ‘ginga’ style of Brazilian football.
Kaka was a huge influence on Mkhitaryan growing up.
“By the time I was 10 years old, my entire life was football. Training, reading, watching, even playing football on PlayStation,” Mkhitaryan told The Players’ Tribune.
“I was totally focused on it. I especially loved the creative players — the maestros.
“I always wanted to play like [Zinedine] Zidane, Kaka and Hamlet [his father].
“That was one of the most interesting times of my life [going to Brazil]. Continue Reading
Injuries are taking a toll on Ricardo Kaka
September 23, 2016
Ricardo Kaka is part of a small group of players that has received the Ballon d’Or award and the performer that does get this recognition basically means that for a specific period of time, that player was the best in the world.
For Kaka, this period of time was back in 2007 as the Brazilian was hands down the most dominating player in the world of football and he was one of the main reasons of why Ac.Milan lifted major pieces of silverware during the years of 2006 and 2007.
When the Brazilian player left Ac.Milan on June of 2009, he joined Real Madrid where his career took a downhill road as he was being overshadowed by other players and even though his price tag was €68.5 million, Kaka was not the main focus of the Spanish club as there were other players who took center stage and something else that affected his playing time was injuries as the Brazilian player had to stay on the sidelines for a significantly long period of time on the bench due to injuries.
The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner is now performing for the MLS side Orlando City and injuries have once again hampered his playing time as some physical problems have made it impossible for the Brazilian player to perform in a few games for the American club.
Back on July 4 of the ongoing year, Kaka had to be removed from the pitch after sustaining an injury and this injury forced the Brazilian player to stay on the sidelines when his team, Orlando City faced off with Houston Dynamo a few days later.
KAKA VS DROGBA – PEPSI FOOTBALL COMMERCIAL
August 17, 2010
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