Lukas Podolski

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Lukas Josef Podolski (German pronunciation: [ˈluːkas poˈdɔlski]; born Łukasz Józef Podolski, pronounced [ˈwukaʂ pɔˈdɔlskʲi], on 4 June 1985) is a German professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ekstraklasa club Górnik Zabrze. Famed for his powerful and accurate left foot, he is known for his explosive shot, technique and probing attacks from the left side.Podolski joined 1. FC Köln in 1995 where he made it into the first team in 2003 resulting in 81 appearances for the club before moving to Bayern Munich. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lukas Podolski has received more than 4,449,998 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia. Lukas Podolski is the 405th most popular soccer player (up from 498th in 2019), the 348th most popular biography from Poland (up from 372nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Lukas Podolski ranks 405 out of 16,880Before him are Pedro Petrone, Shiro Misaki, Poul Nielsen, Émerson Leão, Ronnie Hellström, and Artur Jorge. After him are Steven Gerrard, Tofiq Bahramov, Kim Sung-gan, Yanosuke Watanabe, Youri Djorkaeff, and Ken Noritake.

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Among people born in 1985, Lukas Podolski ranks 9Before him are Luka Modrić, Gal Gadot, Michael Phelps, Keira Knightley, Wayne Rooney, and Léa Seydoux. After him are Song Joong-ki, Stromae, Lana Del Rey, Nico Rosberg, Amanda Seyfried, and Mario Gómez.

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Among people born in Poland, Lukas Podolski ranks 348 out of 1,454Before him are Grażyna Bacewicz (1909), Peter I, Grand Duke of Oldenburg (1755), Bolesław IV the Curly (1120), Barbara Brylska (1941), Arthur Greiser (1897), and Maria Clementina Sobieska (1702). After him are Martin Opitz (1597), Michał Kalecki (1899), Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930), Roman Dmowski (1864), Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz (1860), and Wilhelm Kube (1887).


Among soccer players born in Poland, Lukas Podolski ranks 9Before him are Robert Lewandowski (1988), Grzegorz Lato (1950), Zbigniew Boniek (1956), Sepp Piontek (1940), Kazimierz Deyna (1947), and Ernst Wilimowski (1916). After him are Włodzimierz Lubański (1947), Andrzej Szarmach (1950), Jerzy Dudek (1973), Wolfgang Weber (1944), Jan Tomaszewski (1948), and Wojciech Szczęsny (1990).

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