Top 10: Stars of the 21st Century

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9. Kaka

Kaka, who won the 2007 Ballon d'Or ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, was outstanding during his first spell with AC Milan.

The Brazilian possessed an incredible change of pace which allowed him to accelerate away from his marker and leave him for dead. He then had the finesse to either pick a pass or bend one of his trademark strikes past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

In 2009 he moved to Real Madrid for a world-record fee, but struggled to reproduce his best form at the Bernabeu and is now back at the San Siro for a second spell.

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