I wouldn't play down Kaka's fantastic Champions League campaign in 2006/07. But to be fair to Rivaldo he had some barnstorming performances himself in Europe in 1999, particularly in the group of death with United and Bayern. But internationally there's some distance between them. Rivaldo had two compelling World Cups - one of the best players in 1998 and a solid case for being the player of the tournament in 2002 - which he was quite comfortably in the 1999 Copa America.He wasn’t overrated he just burned brightly for only a few years that’s all.
I’m a big believer that if Messi quit football in 2013 he’d still be the greatest footballer ever to grace the game for instance.
Kaka dominated that years Champions League tournament the likes of which Rivaldo never got the chance to in 99’.
Rivaldo didn’t exactly dominate a World Cup either he just happened to play for Brazil. Again I like both players so I don’t get why your fishing for arguments and downplaying one for the other. It’s redundant.