Lukas Podolski

Date of birth04 June 1985
Place of birthGliwice
NationalityGerman
Weight75 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionForward

The Polish-born striker is a product of FC Koln and helped them regain Bundesliga status after being relegated in 2004.

Partnered up front by fellow Pole Miroslav Klose, Lukas scored Germany's third goal in a 3-0 win against Ecuador in Berlin in their third group game at the 2006 World Cup finals.

He then scored both goals in the first 12 minutes as Germany beat Sweden 2-0 in the Round of 16 game.

Lukas was included in Germany's 2014 World Cup squad.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
1.FC Köln 01 Jul 2004 01 Jun 2006
Bayern München 01 Jun 2006 01 Jul 2009
1.FC Köln 01 Jul 2009 01 Jul 2012
Arsenal 01 Jul 2012 04 Jul 2015
Internazionale 05 Jan 2015 31 May 2015 L
Galatasaray 04 Jul 2015

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2003-04 1.FC Köln Bundesliga 18
1
10
2
2005-06 1.FC Köln Bundesliga 30
2
12
9
2006-07 Bayern München Bundesliga 12
10
4
2
2007-08 Bayern München Bundesliga 4
15
2
2
2007-08 Bayern München UEFA Cup 1
2
2012-13 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1
1
2012-13 Arsenal League Cup 1
2012-13 Arsenal Premier League 25
8
11
1
2012-13 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 6
4
2
2013-14 Arsenal FA Cup 4
3
2013-14 Arsenal Premier League 14
6
8
2013-14 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 2
1
1
1
2014-15 Arsenal League Cup 1
2014-15 Arsenal Premier League
7
2014-15 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 1
4
3
1
2015-16 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 6
2
2015-16 Galatasaray UEFA Europa League 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
22 Nov 2003 1.FC Köln v Hamburger SV L 0-1 Bundesliga 13
29 Nov 2003 Bayern München v 1.FC Köln D 2-2 Bundesliga 14
07 Dec 2003 1.FC Köln v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 Bundesliga 15
13 Dec 2003 Hansa Rostock v 1.FC Köln D 1-1 Bundesliga 16
16 Dec 2003 1.FC Köln v Hertha Berlin W 3-0 Bundesliga 17
31 Jan 2004 1.FC Köln v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 1-0 Bundesliga 18
07 Feb 2004 1.FC Kaiserslautern v 1.FC Köln L 1-0 Bundesliga 19
14 Feb 2004 1.FC Köln v Schalke 04 L 0-2 Bundesliga 20
22 Feb 2004 Borussia Dortmund v 1.FC Köln L 1-0 Bundesliga 21
20 Mar 2004 1.FC Köln v VfB Stuttgart D 2-2 Bundesliga 25
27 Mar 2004 SC Freiburg v 1.FC Köln L 3-0 Bundesliga 26
03 Apr 2004 1.FC Köln v Eintracht Frankfurt W 2-0 Bundesliga 27
11 Apr 2004 Hannover 96 v 1.FC Köln L 1-0 Bundesliga 28
18 Apr 2004 1.FC Köln v VfL Bochum L 1-2 Bundesliga 29
24 Apr 2004 Hamburger SV v 1.FC Köln L 4-2 Bundesliga 30
01 May 2004 1.FC Köln v Bayern München L 1-2 Bundesliga 31
08 May 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Köln L 2-0 Bundesliga 32
15 May 2004 1.FC Köln v Hansa Rostock W 4-0 Bundesliga 33
22 May 2004 Hertha Berlin v 1.FC Köln L 3-1 Bundesliga 34
06 Aug 2005 1.FC Köln v 1.FSV Mainz 05 W 1-0 Bundesliga 1
14 Aug 2005 VfB Stuttgart v 1.FC Köln W 2-3 Bundesliga 2
27 Aug 2005 1.FC Köln v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 2-3 Bundesliga 3
11 Sep 2005 Borussia Dortmund v 1.FC Köln L 2-1 Bundesliga 4
17 Sep 2005 1.FC Köln v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 2-1 Bundesliga 5
21 Sep 2005 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Köln L 2-1 Bundesliga 6
25 Sep 2005 1.FC Köln v Hertha Berlin L 0-1 Bundesliga 7
01 Oct 2005 1.FC Nürnberg v 1.FC Köln L 2-1 Bundesliga 8
16 Oct 2005 1.FC Köln v Hannover 96 L 1-4 Bundesliga 9
22 Oct 2005 Eintracht Frankfurt v 1.FC Köln L 6-3 Bundesliga 10
29 Oct 2005 1.FC Köln v Bayern München L 1-2 Bundesliga 11
05 Nov 2005 VfL Wolfsburg v 1.FC Köln D 1-1 Bundesliga 12
19 Nov 2005 1.FC Köln v Schalke 04 D 2-2 Bundesliga 13
03 Dec 2005 Hamburger SV v 1.FC Köln L 3-1 Bundesliga 15
06 Dec 2005 MSV Duisburg v 1.FC Köln D 1-1 Bundesliga 14
28 Jan 2006 1.FSV Mainz 05 v 1.FC Köln L 4-2 Bundesliga 18
04 Feb 2006 1.FC Köln v VfB Stuttgart D 0-0 Bundesliga 19
07 Feb 2006 1.FC Kaiserslautern v 1.FC Köln D 2-2 Bundesliga 20
12 Feb 2006 1.FC Köln v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 Bundesliga 21
18 Feb 2006 Borussia Mönchengladbach v 1.FC Köln L 2-0 Bundesliga 22
25 Feb 2006 1.FC Köln v Bayer Leverkusen L 0-3 Bundesliga 23
04 Mar 2006 Hertha Berlin v 1.FC Köln W 2-4 Bundesliga 24
11 Mar 2006 1.FC Köln v 1.FC Nürnberg L 3-4 Bundesliga 25
18 Mar 2006 Hannover 96 v 1.FC Köln L 1-0 Bundesliga 26
25 Mar 2006 1.FC Köln v Eintracht Frankfurt D 1-1 Bundesliga 27
01 Apr 2006 Bayern München v 1.FC Köln D 2-2 Bundesliga 28
08 Apr 2006 1.FC Köln v VfL Wolfsburg W 3-0 Bundesliga 29
15 Apr 2006 Schalke 04 v 1.FC Köln D 1-1 Bundesliga 30
22 Apr 2006 1.FC Köln v MSV Duisburg W 3-1 Bundesliga 31
02 May 2006 1.FC Köln v Hamburger SV L 0-1 Bundesliga 32
06 May 2006 Werder Bremen v 1.FC Köln L 6-0 Bundesliga 33
12 May 2006 1.FC Köln v DSC Arminia Bielefeld W 4-2 Bundesliga 34


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Germany Under-18 1
1
2003-04 Germany International Friendly
1
2003-04 Germany UEFA European Championship
1
2003-04 Germany UEFA Under-19 3
2
2003-04 Germany UEFA Under-21 2
2004-05 Germany FIFA Confederations Cup 4
3
2004-05 Germany International Friendly 3
7
6
2005-06 Germany FIFA World Cup 7
3
1
2005-06 Germany International Friendly 9
1
5
2006-07 Germany International Friendly 2
1
1
2006-07 Germany UEFA European Championship 4
7
2007-08 Germany International Friendly 2
3
2
1
2007-08 Germany UEFA European Championship 9
2
4
1
2008-09 Germany FIFA World Cup 6
4
2008-09 Germany International Friendly 3
1
1
1
2009-10 Germany FIFA World Cup 9
4
2009-10 Germany International Friendly 5
1
3
2010-11 Germany International Friendly 2
1
2010-11 Germany UEFA European Championship 7
2
2011-12 Germany International Friendly 5
1
2011-12 Germany UEFA European Championship 6
2
2012-13 Germany FIFA World Cup
5
2012-13 Germany International Friendly 3
1
2
1
2013-14 Germany FIFA World Cup 1
1
2013-14 Germany International Friendly
4
1
2014-15 Germany International Friendly
3
1
1
2014-15 Germany UEFA European Championship 1
5
2015-16 Germany International Friendly
2
2015-16 Germany UEFA European Championship
2
2016-17 Germany International Friendly 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Nov 2002 Germany v Scotland W 2-0 U18
16 Oct 2003 Germany v Luxembourg W 6-1 UEFA U19 Group 4
18 Oct 2003 Germany v Malta W 9-1 UEFA U19 Group 4
20 Oct 2003 Germany v Denmark D 2-2 UEFA U19 Group 4
30 May 2004 Germany v Sweden L 1-2 UEFA U21 Finals Group B
02 Jun 2004 Germany v Portugal L 1-2 UEFA U21 Finals Group B
06 Jun 2004 Germany v Hungary L 0-2 International Friendly
23 Jun 2004 Germany v Czech Republic L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
18 Aug 2004 Austria v Germany W 1-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2004 Germany v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 Iran v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
16 Dec 2004 Japan v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
19 Dec 2004 Korea Republic v Germany L 3-1 International Friendly
21 Dec 2004 Thailand v Germany W 1-5 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Slovenia v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-4 International Friendly
08 Jun 2005 Germany v Russia D 2-2 International Friendly
15 Jun 2005 Germany v Australia W 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
18 Jun 2005 Germany v Tunisia W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
25 Jun 2005 Germany v Brazil L 2-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
29 Jun 2005 Germany v Mexico D 3-3 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
03 Sep 2005 Slovakia v Germany L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Germany v South Africa W 4-2 International Friendly
08 Oct 2005 Turkey v Germany L 2-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2005 Germany v China PR W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2005 France v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Italy v Germany L 4-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 2006 Germany v USA W 4-1 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Germany v Luxembourg W 7-0 International Friendly
30 May 2006 Germany v Japan D 2-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Germany v Colombia W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2006 Germany v Costa Rica W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
14 Jun 2006 Germany v Poland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
20 Jun 2006 Ecuador v Germany W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
24 Jun 2006 Germany v Sweden W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
30 Jun 2006 Germany v Argentina W 1-1 (4-2) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
04 Jul 2006 Germany v Italy L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
08 Jul 2006 Germany v Portugal W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
16 Aug 2006 Germany v Sweden W 3-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Sep 2006 San Marino v Germany W 0-13 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Oct 2006 Germany v Georgia W 2-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2006 Slovakia v Germany W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group D
24 Mar 2007 Czech Republic v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
08 Sep 2007 Wales v Germany W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
12 Sep 2007 Germany v Romania W 3-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 2007 Republic of Ireland v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Oct 2007 Germany v Czech Republic L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Nov 2007 Germany v Cyprus W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
21 Nov 2007 Germany v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Feb 2008 Austria v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Switzerland v Germany W 0-4 International Friendly
27 May 2008 Germany v Belarus D 2-2 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Germany v Serbia W 2-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2008 Germany v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
12 Jun 2008 Croatia v Germany L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
16 Jun 2008 Austria v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2008 Germany v Portugal W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 2008 Germany v Turkey W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
29 Jun 2008 Germany v Spain L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals final
20 Aug 2008 Germany v Belgium W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Liechtenstein v Germany W 0-6 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Sep 2008 Finland v Germany D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
11 Oct 2008 Germany v Russia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Oct 2008 Germany v Wales W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
19 Nov 2008 Germany v England L 1-2 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Germany v Liechtenstein W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Apr 2009 Wales v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
29 May 2009 China PR v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2009 United Arab Emirates v Germany W 2-7 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Germany v South Africa W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2009 Germany v Azerbaijan W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Oct 2009 Russia v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
14 Oct 2009 Germany v Finland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
18 Nov 2009 Germany v Ivory Coast D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 Germany v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
13 May 2010 Germany v Malta W 3-0 International Friendly
29 May 2010 Hungary v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
03 Jun 2010 Germany v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 3-1 International Friendly
13 Jun 2010 Germany v Australia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
18 Jun 2010 Germany v Serbia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
23 Jun 2010 Ghana v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
27 Jun 2010 Germany v England W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - round of 16
03 Jul 2010 Argentina v Germany W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
07 Jul 2010 Germany v Spain L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
03 Sep 2010 Belgium v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
07 Sep 2010 Germany v Azerbaijan W 6-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
08 Oct 2010 Germany v Turkey W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
12 Oct 2010 Kazakhstan v Germany W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group A
09 Feb 2011 Germany v Italy D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2011 Germany v Kazakhstan W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
29 Mar 2011 Germany v Australia L 1-2 International Friendly
29 May 2011 Germany v Uruguay W 2-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2011 Austria v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
07 Jun 2011 Azerbaijan v Germany W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group A
10 Aug 2011 Germany v Brazil W 3-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2011 Germany v Austria W 6-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
06 Sep 2011 Poland v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
07 Oct 2011 Turkey v Germany W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group A
11 Nov 2011 Ukraine v Germany D 3-3 International Friendly
15 Nov 2011 Germany v Netherlands W 3-0 International Friendly
26 May 2012 Switzerland v Germany L 5-3 International Friendly
31 May 2012 Germany v Israel W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2012 Germany v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
13 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
17 Jun 2012 Denmark v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
28 Jun 2012 Germany v Italy L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
07 Sep 2012 Germany v Faroe Islands W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe
11 Sep 2012 Austria v Germany W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
12 Oct 2012 Republic of Ireland v Germany W 1-6 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
16 Oct 2012 Germany v Sweden D 4-4 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
14 Nov 2012 Netherlands v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 2013 France v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Kazakhstan v Germany W 0-3 FIFA World Cup
29 May 2013 Ecuador v Germany W 2-4 International Friendly
02 Jun 2013 USA v Germany L 4-3 International Friendly
14 Aug 2013 Germany v Paraguay D 3-3 International Friendly
05 Mar 2014 Germany v Chile W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2014 Germany v Cameroon D 2-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2014 Germany v Armenia W 6-1 International Friendly
16 Jun 2014 Germany v Portugal W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
26 Jun 2014 USA v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
03 Sep 2014 Germany v Argentina L 2-4 International Friendly
07 Sep 2014 Germany v Scotland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group D
11 Oct 2014 Poland v Germany L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group D
14 Oct 2014 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group D
14 Nov 2014 Germany v Gibraltar W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group D
25 Mar 2015 Germany v Australia D 2-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2015 Georgia v Germany W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group D
10 Jun 2015 Germany v USA L 1-2 International Friendly
13 Jun 2015 Gibraltar v Germany W 0-7 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group D
04 Sep 2015 Germany v Poland W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group D
26 Mar 2016 Germany v England L 2-3 International Friendly
04 Jun 2016 Germany v Hungary W 2-0 International Friendly
26 Jun 2016 Germany v Slovakia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals - Round of 16
22 Mar 2017 Germany v England W 1-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.