Lukas Josef Podolski ( on 4 June 1985 in Gliwice, Poland) is a German footballer who plays as a striker for 1. FC Köln and for the German national team. He joined 1. FC Köln in 1995 where he broke into the first team in 2003 and made 81 appearances for the club before moving to Bayern Munich. After three years in Munich with mixed success, Podolski returned to Köln.