Lukas Podolski

Lukas Podolski Out for Six Weeks Due to Foot Injury

Jul
28

Lukas Podolski has received a major setback with the news that he will be out for at least six weeks after suffering a foot injury in training. The former Bayern Munich forward is currently playing withVissel Kobe. The 33-year-old made the switch to this Japanese club back in July 2017 for a fee of around € 2.6 million. This brought an end to his long spell in European football. The striker was expected to move to a lesser league at some point in his career and it has finally arrived towards the tail end of his career.

At one point, there was a serious danger ofPodolski’s career coming to a grinding halt due to a poor record when it comes to injuries. He was also struggling with homesickness during the early part of his career. This led to the striker being unable to settle down at any of his previous clubs. Regarded as a top scorer for German national team in the last decade,Podolski came through the ranks at FC Koln. He went on to represent top clubs like Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Inter Milan, and Galatasaray during a stellar career. He also ended up making more than 100 appearances for the German national team.
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Lukas Podolski Eyeing Third Stint With FC Koln

Jun
10

Former Germany international has highlighted his ambition to represent FC Koln for a third stint in his professional career. The 32-year-old left Galatasaray to join Japanese outfit Vissel Kobe during the last summer transfer window and many believed that the Germany may have bid farewell to his playing career in Europe.

However, this does not appear the case as per Podolski, who has refused the rule out the possibility of another Koln comeback, the former Bayern Munich and Arsenal star said: “For me, this club, this city, these fans are really home. And I will return to 1. FC Köln in a shirt or in another position.BILD mustn’t have heard right. It remains my dream to wear the Cologne shirt again.” (more…)

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Lukas Podolski appointed captain of Vissel Kobe

Mar
23

Former Germany international Lukas Podolski has been named the new captain of J1 League side Vissel Kobe for the upcoming campaign. The 32-year-old joined the Japanese outfit from Galatasaray in July 2017, and he notched five goals in 15 appearances in the backend of last season.

In a report covered by Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Podolski was pleased to have been offered the opportunity to lead the Far East outfit, he said: “Being a captain is a big responsibility. The most important thing will be to deliver results.” Meanwhile, the notion was shared by a few of his teammates with Daiya Maekawa, particularly, pleased to work under the leadership of the former Arsenal and Bayern Munich man, he wrote on Twitter: “Master and apprentice. I would like to learn from you.”
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Lukas Podolski reveals ambition to play in Brazil

Jan
26

Former Germany international Lukas Podolski is looking at the prospect of playing club football in Brazil before calling quits on his professional career. The 32-year-old is currently in the ranks of Japanese outfit Vissel Kobe whom he joined from Galatasaray during last summer’s transfer window.

In an interview with Globo Esporte, Podolski revealed his ambition of playing in the Brazilian top-flight for Flamengo, after enjoying his time around during Germany’s World Cup triumph back in 2014, he said: “When I went to Brazil for the World Cup, I liked it a lot and I don’t know what will happen when I leave Japan. I want to play for longer than after my contract ends here in two years and we’ll see what happens. Everyone knows that I like Brazil and Flamengo. I love what the fans give to their team. We’ll see what happens.”
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