Apr. Lukas Podolski, 1. FC Köln, erzielte am im Bundesliga-Spiel "1. FC Köln - FC Schalke 04" in der Minute die Führung zum. 7. Juli Lukas Podolski ist zum besten Nachwuchsspieler der WM gewählt Ermittelt wurde der Jung-Star der WM im letzten Schritt durch die. Der Transfer von Stürmer Lukas Podolski vom 1. FC Köln zum Doublegewinner Bayern Aktualisiert am Hat gut lachen: Lukas Podolski.
Bundesliga , Podolski scored 18 goals in 29 league Bundesliga appearances. Out of respect for his loyalty and achievements for the club, 1.
FC Köln chose to retire his famous No. Podolski was linked with Premier League club Arsenal throughout the winter transfer window but no deal materialised.
However, on 30 April , it was officially announced that Podolski had signed for Arsenal on a long-term deal, for an undisclosed fee.
He played 63 minutes before being subbed off for another summer signing, Olivier Giroud , in the match which finished 0—0. On 30 December , Podolski played an integral part of the team that beat Newcastle 7—3.
His first contribution was an incisive pass to Theo Walcott for Arsenal's first goal. In addition, due to Newcastle's failure to clear the ball off their line, Podolski pounced on a header for his last goal of He was substituted for Aaron Ramsey to a standing ovation.
On 2 February , Podolski scored the only goal via a deflected free-kick to earn the Gunners a 1—0 victory over Stoke City.
On 24 August , Podolski netted his first goals of the —14 season , scoring twice for Arsenal away at Fulham in a 3—1 win. Podolski scored two goals in March as he began to feature more regularly in the Gunners starting line-up.
Podolski's goal proved nothing more than a consolation, as Arsenal crashed out of Europe, losing 3—1 on aggregate to the defending champions.
A minute after scoring, Podolski provided an assist for teammate Olivier Giroud, who gave Arsenal a 2—1 lead. However, a last minute own goal by Mathieu Flamini meant the game finished 2—2 and effectively ended Arsenal's hopes of lifting the Premier League title for another season.
Arsenal qualified for the FA Cup final on 12 April following a win against Wigan, in which Podolski was substituted after 68 minutes.
He scored twice in Arsenal's next game, a 3—1 win against West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium and followed that display up with another brace in Arsenal's next game, a 3—0 win away to Hull City.
Arsenal went on to win the game 3—2 after extra time, thereby ending the club's nine-year trophy drought. In November, Podolski spoke about his unrest with his current role with Arsenal and his lack of game time, saying: I can't be satisfied with that.
It is hard when you can't do what you love. On 5 January , Arsenal announced that Podolski had completed a move to Serie A club Inter Milan on loan for the remainder of the —15 season.
On 2 March , Podolski announced his transfer to Japanese club Vissel Kobe after the completion of the European season.
Janas ignored the request stating in one of the press interviews that "as for today we have much better strikers in Poland and I don't see a reason to call up a player just because he played one or two good matches in the Bundesliga.
He's not even a regular starter at his club. When his full potential was finally unveiled, he had already decided to represent Germany.
At the end of the season Köln were relegated, but Podolski impressed so much, that he held his debut for Rudi Völler 's Germany on 6 June , at age 19, in Kaiserslautern against Hungary with a late substitute appearance.
He had become the first second-division player since to break into the national team. Podolski played for Germany at Euro , where he was the squad's youngest player.
He made one substitute appearance in the game against the Czech Republic , when he came on for Torsten Frings at half-time.
Podolski was selected in the Germany squad for the World Cup , where he partnered Miroslav Klose as the attack duo in the starting lineup.
He scored his first World Cup goal in Germany's third group match against Ecuador , and both goals in the 2—0 win over Sweden in the round of He became the first player since to score two goals in the first 12 minutes of a World Cup match and only the third player ever to accomplish the feat.
In a Euro qualifying game against San Marino in Serravalle Podolski netted four goals in Germany's record 13—0 thrashing. He is one of only four German players to score four goals in an international match.
In Germany's 4—1 win against Slovakia in Bratislava on 11 October , he scored the first and the last German goal, both on assists by Miroslav Klose.
He has continued to score goals at an astonishing rate. On 17 November , in a Euro qualifier match against Cyprus , Podolski was involved in every goal in Germany's 4—0 victory.
This was one of Podolski's best performances for the national team. Even though he played out of his natural position, playing at left midfield, he netted one goal himself and was voted Man of the Match.
He scored both goals in a 2—0 victory. He avoided celebrating his goals , however, to show respect for his country of birth.
After the game he gave an emotional interview on Polish television. The goals put him in the lead in the Euro goal-scoring list for two days until David Villa scored a hat-trick for Spain against Russia.
Podolski scored the German team's only goal of the game in the 79th minute, by which time the Croatians were already leading 2—0.
He did not celebrate this goal either despite it putting him joint first on the Euro goal-scoring list with David Villa.
Podolski's goal was not enough to snatch a draw, with Croatia holding out for a 2—1 victory over Germany. On the international scene, Podolski seems to be gravitating towards an attacking left midfield role from his traditional place as a striker.
In a controversial incident, Podolski was headbutted by Spanish midfielder David Silva , although this went unnoticed by the referee and his assistants, and went unpenalised.
Lukas Podolski was named in the man squad as one of the players of the tournament along with countrymen Michael Ballack and Philipp Lahm.
On 6 September , Podolski scored the opening two goals in Germany's first World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein in Vaduz ; a match that ended in a 6—0 victory for the Germans.
He scored the opener in the 2—1 home win over Russia on 11 October, when he turned Vasili Berezutski on the edge of the penalty area, before unleashing a powerful shot past Russia's goalkeeper Akinfeev.
He finished the qualification campaign second highest scorer of Group 4 with six goals, behind teammate Miroslav Klose's 7. During one of the qualifying matches, he was involved in a bust-up with team captain Michael Ballack.
On 13 June , Podolski, who had become accustomed to his position as a winger scored the first goal in Germany's World Cup opening game in a 4—0 win against Australia, before assisting teammate Thomas Müller for the third goal.
The German team had gone down to men after a second yellow was shown to Miroslav Klose in the 36th minute. Even though the Germans played with men throughout the rest of the game, Podolski had numerous chances on goal.
However, he was unable to capitalize, and the game ended in a surprise defeat for the Germans. However, he managed to score against England in the last 16, giving Germany a 2—0 advantage in the first half.
They went on to beat England 4—1. The Germans won the match 4—0. During qualification , Podolski provided assists for three goals and scored three times, helping Germany to win all ten matches of their qualification campaign.
During Euro , Podolski started all three of Germany's Group B games, the third being his th appearance for Germany; a game in which he also scored.
Podolski's last game at Euro was against the Italian national team in the semi-finals where Germany were defeated 2—1. Podolski was part of Germany's World Cup campaign.
Prior to the tournament, he played in five qualification matches. In the World Cup finals in Brazil, he appeared in the victories over USA and Portugal in the group stages, but did not play the full 90 minutes.
He made a substitute appearance against Slovakia during the tournament. After the tournament, on 15 August, he announced his retirement from international football effective 23 March saying he wants to shift his focus and spend more time with his family.
Podolski is considered [ by whom? If there's one you want to see in front of the goal in a shooting position, it's him". He usually cuts inside either to shoot or pass the ball.
Podolski is a physically strong player able to hold up the ball and produce key passes. Podolski has good dribbling and technical skills and is also a good crosser of the ball having set up many goals for his teammates from the left side.
He is a penalty specialist, having missed only two penalties in his career. Podolski is the founder of Lukas Podolski Foundation for Sport and Education Lukas Podolski Stiftung für Sport und Bildung whose goals are to give prospects to socially disadvantaged children and young people, to fight child poverty, and to promote social inclusion and integration and understanding among nations.
The facility is run by Arka Fundacja Dzieci sponsored by Podolski's foundation. Krystyna is a former member of the Poland national handball team.
In , when Podolski was two years old, his family emigrated from Poland to West Germany and were given Aussiedler status as a result of his paternal grandparents having German citizenship prior to World War II Gliwice was a part of Germany until as Gleiwitz.
Podolski holds both German and Polish nationality, but has stated that he does not have a Polish passport. At that point, Podolski arrived at the decision, but nevertheless "there are two hearts beating" in his chest.
Podolski owns an ice cream parlour and a kebab shop in Cologne. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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