Lucky Kaka to have stepped out of the unlucky 13 mark. So far he had racked up 13 personal awards for the year 2007 and now he has move one better. The only Croatian daily Sportske Novorsk has named Kaka are the best player of last year as reported by Goal.com.
Not that Kaka doesn’t deserve the accolade. Although Premiership followers would rave about Cristiano Ronaldo, the truth is that Kaka was head and shoulders above the rest of his competitors in Europe and was better than even Lionel Messi. He was the chief reason why AC Milan could qualify for the UEFA Champions League this season as he turned out to Milan’s best player yet again. Of course he led the Rosonerri to European success last season and this season too, the 25-year old Brazilian has been at the peak of his form again. Milan have again stuttered in the Italian Serie A this season but no one can doubt Kaka.
Kaka was selected as the best player in the world last season by the Croatian newspaper on the basis of a selection panel comprising of Franco Baresi, Emilio Butragueno and Robert Prosinecki and was presented the award by Zvonimir Boban. Kaka had already won the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the year award.