October 12, 2017 / 7:38 AM / in 2 months

Kaka not renewing Orlando contract at end of season

(Reuters) - Kaka will not renew his contract with Major League Soccer club Orlando City at the end of the season, the former Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder has said.

MLS All-Star Team and Orlando City SC midfielder Kaka (10) chases the ball with Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente (18) in the first half of the 2017 MLS All Star Game at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Kaka, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, joined Orlando in 2014 and scored 25 goals in 77 appearances for the team.

“As you all know, my contract with Orlando City ends this year. My final decision is not to renew,” Kaka told reporters at a news conference with Orlando’s chief executive Alex Leitao and majority owner Flavio Augusto da Silva on Wednesday.

Leitao and da Silva thanked Kaka for his service to Orlando and said the club’s doors would always be open to the former world player of the year.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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