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Lukas Podolski

Lukas Podolski
Personal information
Full nameLukas Josef Podolski
Date of birth04 June 1985(age 31)
Place of birthGliwice, Poland
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11.6 in)
Playing positionWinger / Forward
Club information
Current club1. FC Köln

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Lukas Josef Podolski (-deˈluːkas poˈdɔlski); born Łukasz Podolski -plwuˈkaʂ poˈdɔlskiIPA) on 4 June 1985 in Gliwice, Poland) is a German footballer who plays as a striker/winger for 1. FC Köln and for the German national team. 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 Bayern Munich. After three years in Munich with mixed success, Podolski returned to Köln. He was first capped by Germany in 2004 and has been part of the squad in all major tournaments since then. Although he was eligible to play for Germany and Poland, Podolski chose to play for Germany.

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