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Birthday
22, 1982
Birthplace
Gama, Brazil
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1982 (age 35)
Birthplace
Gama, Brazil

About

Attacking midfielder who was born Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, he won both the the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2007 as a member of AC Milan; played for Real Madrid from 2009 to 2013 and began his long career with the Brazilian national team in 2002.

Before Fame

He played tennis and club soccer when he was eight years old, and signed his first professional contract when he was 15 with Sao Paulo.

Trivia

In 2007, he won both the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup with AC Milan.

Family Life

He grew up with a younger brother and cousin who also went on to become professional footballers. He had two children with Caroline Celico, whom he was married to from 2005 to 2015.

Associated With

He played alongside forward Cristiano Ronaldo on Real Madrid.

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