Hoofddorp:Brazil and AC Milan midfielder Kaka was chosen as Player of the Year by the professional soccer players union FIFPro and selected to its World XI, the organisation announced.
Kaka was selected in a balotting of FIFPro's 57,700 members worldwide. The organization did not give a vote tally.
On the World XI, Kaka was part of a three-man midfield with Manchester United and Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo and England's Steven Gerrard of Liverpool.
Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was joined by compatriots Alessandro Nesta of AC Milan and Fabio Cannavaro of Real Madrid in the back four along with England's John Terry of Chelsea and Spain's Carles Puyol of FC Barcelona.
Argentina's Lionel Messi, Barcelona teammate Ronaldinho and Chelsea's Didier Drogba of Chelsea were chosen as the forwards.