Welcome to the Official Fan Site of Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski was born on 4 June 1985 in Gliwice, Poland and currently plays for Köln and for the German national team as a striker. Quick, strong and with good shooting ability Lukas Podolski has quickly established himself as one of the best players in his generation. He can also play on the left side and become a major attacking threat. Together with his partner, Miroslav Klose they constitute a deadly attacking duo for the German National Team.
Podolski is married to Monika Puchalski and have a child named Louis Gabriel Podolski.
Podolski’s father is Waldemar Podolski, while his mother is Krystyna Podolska. They are both former sportsmen with his father a footballer and mother a handballer.
Podolski holds both German and Polish nationality.
He chose to play for Germany because the Polish federation never cared about him.
He joined Köln in 1995 and made his debut with the first team in 2003.
He was still playing in the second-division when he made his debut with the national team.
He was Germany’s youngest player when he played in Euro 2004.
Podolski was named the 2006 World Cup’s Best Young Player before Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
He avoided celebrating the goals that he scored against Poland in Euro 2008 as a sign of respect for his country of birth.
Podolski was named as one the player of the tournaments at Euro 2008.
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