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 Poland-born 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 4,175,686 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Lukas Podolski is the 498th most popular soccer player (up from 500th in 2019), the 372nd most popular biography from Poland (up from 398th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Polish Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Lukas Podolski ranks 498 out of 16,923Before him are Roque Máspoli, Santillana, Ferdinand Daučík, Larbi Benbarek, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Emilio Caprile. After him are László Budai, Robin van Persie, Quini, Takao Nishiyama, Artur Jorge, and Paulo Futre.

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Among people born in 1985, Lukas Podolski ranks 7Before him are Cristiano Ronaldo, Keira Knightley, Lewis Hamilton, Luka Modrić, Gal Gadot, and Wayne Rooney. After him are Michael Phelps, Bruno Mars, Mohammad bin Salman, Mario Gómez, Nico Rosberg, and Stromae.

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Among people born in Poland, Lukas Podolski ranks 372 out of 1,231Before him are Yehuda Ashlag (1886), Roman Ingarden (1893), Alfred Flatow (1869), Georg Heym (1887), Emil Krebs (1867), and Muazzez Sultan (1628). After him are Stanisław Wyspiański (1869), Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885), Gustav Freytag (1816), Jan Zamoyski (1542), Theodor Leschetizky (1830), and Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff (1905).


Among soccer players born in Poland, Lukas Podolski ranks 9Before him are Udo Lattek (1935), Zbigniew Boniek (1956), Sepp Piontek (1940), Robert Lewandowski (1988), Kazimierz Deyna (1947), and Ernst Wilimowski (1916). After him are Włodzimierz Lubański (1947), Jerzy Dudek (1973), Andrzej Szarmach (1950), Wolfgang Weber (1944), Jan Tomaszewski (1948), and Richard Herrmann (1923).

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