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Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski
Personal information
Full name Lukas Josef Podolski
Date of birth 4 June 1985 (1985-06-04) (age 32)
Place of birth    Gliwice, Flag of Poland Poland
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Flag of Turkey Galatasaray
Number 11
Youth clubs
1991-1995
1995-2003
Germany FC 07 Bergheim
Germany 1. FC Köln
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2003
2003-2006
2006-2009
2007-2008
2009-2012
2012-2015
2015
2015-
Germany 1. FC Köln II
Germany 1. FC Köln
Germany Bayern Munich
Germany Bayern Munich II
Germany 1. FC Köln
England Arsenal
Flag of Italy Internazionale (loan)
Flag of Turkey Galatasaray
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081 0(46)
071 0(15)
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088 0(33)
060 0(19)
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National team
2001-2002
2002–2003
2003
2004
2004-
Germany Germany U17
Germany Germany U18
Germany Germany U19
Germany Germany U21
Germany Germany
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125 0(48)

Lukas Josef Podolski (born Łukasz Józef Podolski on 4 June 1985) is a Polish-born German footballer who plays as a forward for Turkish club Galatasaray and the Germany national team. He is a left-footed attacker known for his strong shot, technique and probing attacks from the left side.

He joined 1. FC Köln in 1995 where he broke into the first team in 2003 and made 81 appearances for the club before moving to FC Bayern Munich. With Bayern, Podolski won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double in 2008. Podolski returned to 1. FC Köln in 2009. He later signed for Premier League club Arsenal FC in 2012. Although he was eligible to play for Germany and Poland, Podolski chose to play for Germany. He was first capped by Germany in 2004 and has been part of the squad in all major tournaments since then. He is currently the fifth highest goalscorer in the history of his country, having scored 46 times.

On 29 May 2013, Podolski scored the fastest goal in the Germany national team's history in a 4–2 friendly win over Ecuador. He broke the deadlock within nine seconds of kick-off after taking advantage of a defensive mix-up. In addition to being the fastest goal ever scored by the German national team, Podolski's goal was the second fastest international goal in history. Only San Marino's Davide Gualtieri's strike against England at the 8.3 second mark in 1993 was faster.

Honours

Clubs

Köln
Bayern Munich
Arsenal

International

Germany

External links

481px-Galatasaray Sports Club Logo
Galatasaray S.K. squad - 2017-18

1. Muslera 2. Semih 3. Melo 4. Hamit 7. Aydın 8. Selçuk 9. Umut 10. Sneijder (c) 11. Bruma 15. Telles 17. Burak 18. Sinan 21. Chedjou 22. Hakan 23. Yasin 24. Furkan 28. Koray 29. Olcan 34. Berk 35. Yekta 38. Bolat 40. Emre Can 41. Berk İsmail 42. H. Altuğ 43. Birhan 45. Oğuzhan 47. E. Tosun 52. Çolak 55. Sabri 53. Amrabat 67. Eray 68. Alperen 88. Veysel 90. U. Gündoğan . -Nounkeu . -Adili

Germany crest
Germany – UEFA Euro 2004 semi-finalists

1. Kahn 2. Hinkel 3. Friedrich 4. Wörns 5. Nowotny 6. Baumann 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Hamann 9. Bobic 10. Kurányi 11. Klose 12. Lehmann 13. Ballack 14. Brdarić 15. Kehl 16. Jeremies 17. Ziege 18. Ernst 19. Schneider 20. Podolski 21. Lahm 22. Frings 23. Hildebrand

Template:Germany Squad (2005 FIFA Confederations Cup)

Germany crest
Germany – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Third place



Germany crest
Germany – UEFA Euro 2008 - Runners-up

1. Lehmann 2. Jansen 3. Friedrich 4. Fritz 5. Westermann 6. Rolfes 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Frings 9. Gómez 10. Neuville 11. Klose 12. Enke 13. Ballack (c) 14. Trochowski 15. Hitzlsperger 16. Lahm 17. Mertesacker 18. Borowski 19. Odonkor 20. Podolski 21. Metzelder 22. Kurányi 23. Adler

Germany crest
Germany – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Third place

1. Neuer 2. Jansen 3. Friedrich 4. Aogo 5. Tasci 6. Khedira 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Özil 9. Kießling 10. Podolski 11. Klose 12. Wiese 13. Müller 14. Badstuber 15. Trochowski 16. Lahm 17. Mertesacker 18. Kroos 19. Cacau 20. Boateng 21. Marin 22. Butt 23. Gómez

Germany crest
Germany – UEFA Euro 2012 semi-finalists

1. Neuer 2. Gündoğan 3. Schmelzer 4. Höwedes 5. Hummels 6. Khedira 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Özil 9. Schürrle 10. Podolski 11. Klose 12. Wiese 13. Müller 14. Badstuber 15. L. Bender 16. Lahm 17. Mertesacker 18. Kroos 19. Götze 20. Boateng 21. Reus 22. Zieler 23. Gómez

Germany crest
Germany – 2014 FIFA World Cup

1. Neuer 2. Großkreutz 3. Ginter 4. Höwedes 5. Hummels 6. Khedira 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Özil 9. Schürrle 10. Podolski 11. Klose 12. Zieler 13. Müller 14. Draxler 15. Durm 16. Lahm (c) 17. Mertesacker 18. Kroos 19. Götze 20. Boateng 21. Mustafi 22. Weidenfeller 23. Kramer

Germany crest
Germany – UEFA Euro 2016 – Semi-finalists

1. Neuer 2. Mustafi 3. Hector 4. Höwedes 5. Hummels 6. Khedira 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Özil 9. Schürrle 10. Podolski 11. Draxler 12. Leno 13. Müller 14. Can 15. Weigl 16. Rüdiger 17. Boateng 18. Kroos 19. Götze 20. Sané 21. Kimmich 22. Ter Stegen 23. Gómez

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