Lukas Podolski Biography
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Birthday: June 4, 1985 (Gemini)
Born In: Gliwice, Poland
Lukas Josef Podolski is a professional footballer from Germany, who is known for his powerful left kick and explosive attack. The young athlete was noticed even before he turned 18 and joined 1. FC Köln. After hitting several impressive goals in over 81 games for the club, he moved to Bayern Munich. He scored his first team title under Bayern after winning the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double. He returned to Köln for a brief period and finally moved to play for Arsenal. Under Arsenal, Podolski thrived, scored, and consistently performed. He also managed to help his club win the FA Cup in 2014. After his stint with Arsenal, he played for Inter Milan and Galatasaray, before joining Vissel Kobe as a forward. He won several accolades in his international career, starting with World Cup's Best Young Player in 2006. Later, he was part of the German team that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Podolski announced his retirement from international football in March 2017 and scored a goal in his final match against England. Since retirement, he has immersed himself in working for his foundation, acting as a brand ambassador for many charities, and running three businesses in Cologne, Germany. With over 130 caps, he is regarded among the best German footballers of recent times.