Lukas Podolski

Born: June 4, 1985 (age 32)

Height: 5'11.5" (182cm)

Hometown: Gliwice, Poland
Nationality: Germany German

Position: Forward
Team: Galatasaray (no. 11)
Arsenal's German striker Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match against Montpellier on November 21, 2012
Career History
Youth1995-2003FC Koln
Senior2003-2006FC Koln
2006-2009Bayern Munich
2006-2009Bayern Munich
2009-2012FC Koln
2012-2015Arsenal
→ 2015Inter Milan (loan)
2015-Galatasaray
International2004-2017Germany
Sports Mole has 848 articles about Lukas Podolski. Articles 1 to 40:
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Gareth Southgate: 'England booing unacceptable'
England manager Gareth Southgate criticises the section of Three Lions fans who booed Germany in Dortmund earlier this year.
Nov 9, 09:53
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Preview: England vs. Germany
Sports Mole provides predicted starting XIs, team news and a full match preview for England's international friendly with Germany at Wembley.
Nov 8, 17:30
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate alongside Scotland counterpart Gordon Strachan during the World Cup qualifier at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Preview: Scotland vs. England
Sports Mole previews Saturday's World Cup qualifier between Scotland and England as the two nations renew the oldest rivalry in world football at Hampden Park.
Jun 9, 13:56
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Preview: England vs. Lithuania
Sports Mole previews Sunday's World Cup Group F qualifier between England and Lithuania at Wembley.
Mar 25, 15:47
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate speaks with Jamie Vardy during the World Cup qualifier with Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
England must hit goal trail against Lithuania at Wembley
England may have impressed during their friendly defeat in Germany, but now it is time for Gareth Southgate's team to return to the goal trail against Lithuania.
Mar 23, 17:21
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate looks on during his side's match against Croatia Under-21 on October 10, 2014
Football Association chairman slams "disrespectful" England fans
Football Association chairman Greg Clarke hits out at the supporters responsible for marring England's meeting against Germany with derogatory chants from the stands.
Mar 23, 17:19
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Adam Lallana: 'Change in formation worked well for England'
England midfielder Adam Lallana hopes to see the 3-4-3 system used against Germany implemented again in the future, claiming that it 'could be the way forward'.
Mar 23, 16:57
Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal lifts the trophy in celebration alongside Lukas Podolski, Mikel Arteta and Thomas Vermaelen after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2014
Lukas Podolski: 'Arsene Wenger irreplaceable at Arsenal'
Lukas Podolski is intrigued to see whether Arsene Wenger will stay on as Arsenal manager, insisting that it will be almost impossible for anyone to replace him.
Mar 23, 09:56
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Gareth Southgate: 'Three-man defence a good fit for England'
England boss Gareth Southgate praises his players for adapting to a new formation against Germany.
Mar 22, 22:54
Jamie Vardy sends in the equaliser during the international friendly between Germany and England on March 26, 2016
England and Germany forge coaching partnership
The English and German football associations announce plans to share ideas about training, youth development and administration.
Mar 22, 22:39
England defender Gary Cahill in action during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Gary Cahill: 'England had the chances to beat Germany'
England defender Gary Cahill claims that his side would have beaten Germany in Dortmund had they been more clinical in front of goal.
Mar 22, 22:12
Germany's midfielder Lukas Podolski (L) celebrates scoring the 2-2 goal with midfielder Andre Schuerrle during the friendly football match Germany vs Australia in Kaiserslautern, southern Germany on March 25, 2015
Result: Lukas Podolski blasts Germany past England on international farewell
Lukas Podolski marks his 130th and final international appearance with a stunning goal to fire Germany to a 1-0 win over England in Dortmund.
Mar 22, 21:46
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Team News: Gareth Southgate hands England debut to Michael Keane
Manager Gareth Southgate hands an England debut to Burnley defender Michael Keane in the friendly international with Germany in Dortmund.
Mar 22, 18:40
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Live Commentary: Germany 1-0 England - as it happened
Relive Germany's 1-0 win over England as Lukas Podolski marks his 130th and final international appearance with a stunning winning goal in Dortmund.
Mar 22, 18:14
Germany's midfielder Lukas Podolski (L) celebrates scoring the 2-2 goal with midfielder Andre Schuerrle during the friendly football match Germany vs Australia in Kaiserslautern, southern Germany on March 25, 2015
Lukas Podolski to captain Germany against England
Germany coach Joachim Low hands Lukas Podolski the captain's armband for the friendly with England as the striker features in his final international fixture.
Mar 21, 13:25
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Preview: Germany vs. England
Sports Mole previews the international friendly between Germany and England in Dortmund.
Mar 20, 16:25
Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 21, 2015.
Lukas Podolski confirms move to Japanese football
Lukas Podolski is to join Vissel Kobe in the summer following two years with Turkish giants Galatasaray, the forward has announced in an Instagram post.
Mar 2, 19:53
Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 21, 2015.
Lukas Podolski 'to reject China for Japan'
Former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski will reportedly reject a move to the Chinese Super League in favour of Japan's J1 League.
Jan 17, 15:28
Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 21, 2015.
Galatasaray confirm Lukas Podolski offer from China
Galatasaray spokesman Levent Nazifoglu says that the Turkish club have "received a remarkable offer" from Beijing Guoan for Lukas Podolski.
Dec 28, 19:26
Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 21, 2015.
Lukas Podolski slams Jose Mourinho's treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger
Lukas Podolski criticises Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho for snubbing Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Sep 26, 11:35
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger scores a goal during the Euro 2016 Group C match against Ukraine on June 12, 2016
Bastian Schweinsteiger granted Germany farewell match
Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will play one last game for Germany at the end of August, despite confirming his international retirement.
Aug 16, 14:58
Germany's forward Lukas Podolski and Ireland 's Glenn Whelan vie for the ball during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group D qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 14, 2014
Lukas Podolski retires from international football with Germany
Lukas Podolski announces his retirement from international football after racking up 129 caps for Germany.
Aug 15, 12:04
Jerome Boateng celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 RO16 match between Germany and Slovakia on June 26, 2016
Result: Germany reach quarter-finals of Euro 2016
World champions Germany book their spot in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after a 3-0 win over Slovakia on Sunday night in Lille.
Jun 26, 18:51
Germany's midfielder Lukas Podolski (L) celebrates scoring the 2-2 goal with midfielder Andre Schuerrle during the friendly football match Germany vs Australia in Kaiserslautern, southern Germany on March 25, 2015
Lukas Podolski angered by "mascot" jibes
Lukas Podolski accuses fans of showing "a total lack of respect" for criticising his inclusion in the Germany squad for Euro 2016.
Jun 1, 17:55
Marcus Rashford is all smiles during an England training session on May 25, 2016
Preview: England vs. Australia
Sports Mole previews the international friendly at the Stadium of Light between England and Australia.
May 26, 21:22
Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 21, 2015.
Lukas Podolski plays down Galatasaray exit rumours
Galatasaray forward Lukas Podolski rubbishes suggestions that he is considering leaving the club over concerns about the current political situation in Turkey.
Mar 21, 15:56
Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 21, 2015.
Report: One German for another at Lazio
A report claims that Lazio are hoping to replace Miroslav Klose with his fellow German Lukas Podolski in the summer.
Feb 22, 22:35
Galatasaray's Turkish midfielder and captain Selcuk Inan (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Galatasaray AS and FC Astana at the Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul on December 8, 2
Result: Galatasaray earn Europa League spot
Galatasaray earn a place in the Europa League after securing a 1-1 draw at home to Astana in their final match of the Champions League group stages.
Dec 8, 21:43
Astana's Congolese forward Junior Kabananga (R) and Galatasaray's Turkish defender Hakan Balta vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Galatasaray AS and FC Astana at the Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul on December
Half-Time Report: Galatasaray, Astana level in Turkey
Galatasaray remain on course to qualify for the Europa League after going into half time level with Astana.
Dec 8, 20:36
Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 21, 2015.
Team News: Galatasaray name strong side for Astana clash
Galatasaray head coach Mustafa Denizli selects a strong side for the club's Champions League encounter with Astana.
Dec 8, 19:11
Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 21, 2015.
Galatasaray's Lukas Podolski 'pictured kicking photographer in Istanbul'
Galatasaray forward Lukas Podolski reportedly kicks out at a photographer while leaving a restaurant in Istanbul.
Dec 8, 11:26
Jose Gimenez for Atletico Madrid on January 7, 2015
Team News: Jose Gimenez in for Stefan Savic for Atletico Madrid
Jose Gimenez replaces Stefan Savic in Atletico Madrid's only change for their Champions League Group C match against Galatasaray.
Nov 25, 18:46
German head coach Joachim Loew attends the FIFA 2014 World Cup Group C qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Cologne, western Germany on October 11, 2013
Preview: Germany vs. Netherlands
Sports Mole previews the friendly action as hosts Germany welcome the visit of rivals Netherlands to the HDI-Arena in Hannover.
Nov 16, 17:14
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in action for Germany on July 13, 2014.
Germany trio to miss Netherlands clash
Germany trio Bastian Schweinsteiger, Manuel Neuer and Lukas Podolski will all miss Tuesday's international friendly against Netherlands.
Nov 15, 18:29
Joel Campbell of Arsenal in action during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on January 23, 2015 in London, England.
Arsenal forward Joel Campbell on Galatasaray radar?
Turkish club Galatasaray are interested in signing Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, according to a report.
Nov 9, 19:14
Benfica's Brazilian defender Luisao (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match SL Benfica v Galatasaray AS at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 3, 2015
Result: Luisao chip gives 10-man Benfica win over Galatasaray
Goals from Jonas and Luisao give 10-man Benfica a 2-1 victory over Galatasaray in their Champions League clash, as Nicolas Gaitan receives two yellow cards.
Nov 3, 21:38
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Result: Galatasaray win to keep qualification hopes alive
Goals from Selcuk Inan and Lukas Podolski give Galatasaray a 2-1 win over Benfica.
Oct 21, 21:38
Benfica's Argentinian midfielder Nicolas Gaitan scores during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 21, 2015.
Half-Time Report: Galatasaray bounce back to lead Benfica
Goals from Selcuk Inan and Lukas Podolski cancel out Nicolas Gaitan's opener and give Galatasaray a 2-1 half-time lead against Benfica.
Oct 21, 20:32
Galatasaray players celebrate after Galatasaray's German forward Lukas Podolski scored the second goal during the UEFA Champions League football match between Galatasaray AS and SL Benfica at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleks stadium in Istanbul on October 2
Live Commentary: Galatasaray 2-1 Benfica - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Galatasaray's come-from-behind 2-1 win over Benfica in Group C in the Champions League.
Oct 21, 19:15
Galatasaray's Aurelien Chedjou celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal against Chelsea during their Champions League match on February 26, 2014
Team News: Selcuk Inan returns for Galatasaray
Selcuk Inan returns to the Galatasaray side for the Champions League tie with Astana, in the only change for the Turkish club.
Sep 30, 16:10



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12KasimpasaKasimpasa124352021-115
13Yeni MalatyasporYeni M'spor124261620-414
14AntalyasporAntalyaspor123451421-713
15KonyasporKonyaspor123271216-411
16OsmanlisporOsmanlispor133281926-711
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