8. Juli Lukas Podolski hat seit seinem Wechsel zu Vissel Kobe einen Boom ausgelöst. Er hätte aber auch nach China wechseln können. 2. Aug. Sportlich hatte Lukas Podolski bei seinem neuen Verein in Japan einen Nun macht sich der ehemalige Nationalspieler über die chinesische. 2. Juli Ich hatte auch ein China-Angebot und habe mich aber für Japan entschieden. Weltmeister Lukas Podolski schreibt jede Woche exklusiv in.
It also represents something of a coup for the J-League, which used to attract luminaries such as Zico and Gary Lineker when it began in but has struggled to attract marquee players in recent years.
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The year-old former Germany international has made nine league appearances for the Turkish side this season after joining from Premier League side Arsenal in Lukas Podolski right could become latest star to join the Chinese Super League revolution.
The possible move is up to the player. The former Bayern Munich striker, who was born in Poland, played games for Germany over 12 years, scoring 48 goals.
He helped his country to World Cup glory in Brazil two years ago with his final tournament coming at Euro this summer. At club level, he helped Bayern win the Bundesliga title while his three-year spell in England saw him claim a FA Cup triumph with Arsenal.
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The move to secure Podolski could be a major marketing coup for a league that has primarily focused on landing South American players.
But it could still be a major watershed moment, as Podolski would be one of the first high profile European players to make the move to China.
The Bundesliga, in particular, has identified China as a key market of expansion, and Borussia Dortmund played the pre-season International Champions Cup in China.
Podolski, who began his career with 1. With this in mind, it will be only a matter of time before a German player signs in China.
Whether that player will be Lukas Podolski remains to be seen, but one thing is certain, he would be a wonderful playing ambassador for German football in China.
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On 2 February , Podolski scored the only goal via a deflected free-kick to earn the Gunners a 1—0 victory over Stoke City.
On 24 August , Podolski netted his first goals of the —14 season , scoring twice for Arsenal away at Fulham in a 3—1 win.
Podolski scored two goals in March as he began to feature more regularly in the Gunners starting line-up. A minute after scoring, Podolski provided an assist for teammate Olivier Giroud, who gave Arsenal a 2—1 lead.
Arsenal qualified for the FA Cup final on 12 April following a win against Wigan, in which Podolski was substituted after 68 minutes.
In November, Podolski spoke about his unrest with his current role with Arsenal and his lack of game time, saying: On 5 January , Arsenal announced that Podolski had completed a move to Serie A club Inter Milan on loan for the remainder of the —15 season.
On 2 March , Podolski announced his transfer to Japanese club Vissel Kobe after the completion of the Turkish season.
When his full potential was finally unveiled, he had already decided to represent Germany. He had become the first second-division player since to break into the national team.
He made one substitute appearance in the game against the Czech Republic , when he came on for Torsten Frings at half-time. Podolski was selected in the Germany squad for the World Cup , where he partnered Miroslav Klose as the attack duo in the starting lineup.
He became the first player since to score two goals in the first 12 minutes of a World Cup match and only the third player ever to accomplish the feat.
He is one of only four German players to score four goals in an international match. He has continued to score goals at an astonishing rate.
Even though he played out of his natural position, playing at left midfield, he netted one goal himself and was voted Man of the Match.
He scored both goals in a 2—0 victory. He avoided celebrating his goals , however, to show respect for his country of birth. After the game he gave an emotional interview on Polish television.
The goals put him in the lead in the Euro goal-scoring list for two days until David Villa scored a hat-trick for Spain against Russia.
He did not celebrate this goal either despite it putting him joint first on the Euro goal-scoring list with David Villa.
On the international scene, Podolski seems to be gravitating towards an attacking left midfield role from his traditional place as a striker. In a controversial incident, Podolski was headbutted by Spanish midfielder David Silva , although this went unnoticed by the referee and his assistants, and went unpenalised.
Lukas Podolski was named in the man squad as one of the players of the tournament along with countrymen Michael Ballack and Philipp Lahm. During one of the qualifying matches, he was involved in a bust-up with team captain Michael Ballack.
The German team had gone down to men after a second yellow was shown to Miroslav Klose in the 36th minute. Even though the Germans played with men throughout the rest of the game, Podolski had numerous chances on goal.
However, he was unable to capitalize, and the game ended in a surprise defeat for the Germans. However, he managed to score against England in the last 16, giving Germany a 2—0 advantage in the first half.
They went on to beat England 4—1. The Germans won the match 4—0. During qualification , Podolski provided assists for three goals and scored three times, helping Germany to win all ten matches of their qualification campaign.
Prior to the tournament, he played in five qualification matches. In the World Cup finals in Brazil, he appeared in the victories over USA and Portugal in the group stages, but did not play the full 90 minutes.
He made a substitute appearance against Slovakia during the tournament. After the tournament, on 15 August, he announced his retirement from international football effective 23 March saying he wants to shift his focus and spend more time with his family.
Podolski is considered [ by whom? He usually cuts inside either to shoot or pass the ball. Podolski is a physically strong player able to hold up the ball and produce key passes.
Podolski has good dribbling and technical skills and is also a good crosser of the ball having set up many goals for his teammates from the left side.
He is a penalty specialist, having missed only two penalties in his career. Krystyna is a former member of the Poland national handball team.
In , when Podolski was two years old, his family emigrated from Poland to West Germany and were given Aussiedler status as a result of his paternal grandparents having German citizenship prior to World War II Gliwice was a part of Germany until as Gleiwitz.
Podolski holds both German and Polish nationality, but has stated that he does not have a Polish passport. At that point, Podolski arrived at the decision, but nevertheless "there are two hearts beating" in his chest.
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