Former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, a 2002 World Cup winner with Brazil, has retired.
The 35-year-old, who began his career in Brazil with Sao Paulo, was most recently with MLS club Orlando City.
Kaka played his final match as Orlando’s season ended in October, and in November was reportedly offered a director role at Serie A club Milan.
He is one of only eight players to win the treble of World Cup, European Cup/Champions League and Ballon d’Or.
A devout Christian, Kaka wrote in a Twitter post on Sunday: “Father, it was much more than I could ever [have] imagined. Thank you! I’m now ready for the next journey. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Renowned for his strong mazy dribbles, his finishing and his creativity in providing goalscoring opportunities for others, Kaka played 92 times for Brazil, scoring 29 times.