Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (Portuguese pronunciation:?ÿ[xi??ka?d?? i??z?ks?æ d??s??s?Ÿt??s ??le¦??t?Ÿ¦]; born 22 April 1982), commonly known as Kak?, is a Brazilian football midfielder who currently plays for Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team. He is widely considered as one of the best footballers of his generation, often drawing comparisons in style and ability to other great footballers as Michel Platini, S??crates, Zico, and Pel??. He was the recipient of both the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2007. He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Caroline Celico, and they have two children.