Brasilia [Brazil], Dec 18 (ANI): Former AC Milan, Real Madrid, Brazil midfielder Kaka has announced his retirement from football.
The 35-year-old footballer posted a prayer on Twitter on Friday to announce his decision to hang up his boots, writing that he is "ready for the next journey".
"Father, It was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you! I'm now ready for the next journey. In Jesus name. Amen," he tweeted.
Father,— Kaka (@KAKA) December 17, 2017
It was much more than I could ever imagined. Thank you! I'm now ready for the next journey. In Jesus name. Amem.
Foi muito mais do que eu pedi ou imaginei!Obrigado! Eis-me aqui para proxima jornada. Em nome de Jesus. Amem. pic.twitter.com/PofZBAV0BE
The 2007 Ballon d'Or winner confirmed that he would not renew his contract at MLS side Orlando City in October.
However, Kaka also indicated he could continue his post-playing career in football.
The local media quoted Kaka as saying, "I am preparing to continue in football and to have a different role, but I will no longer be a professional player, an athlete".
"I would like to take part in a club in a role more like... a manager, a sporting director - someone between the field and the club", he added.
Kaka made his professional club debut at the age of 18 at Sao Paulo FC in Brazil in 2001. (ANI)