- Birth Name Lukas Josef Podolski
- Birth Place Gliwice
- Famous Name Lukas Podolski
- Father Waldemar Podolski
- Mother Krystyna Podolska
- Net Worth $26 million
- Salary $8 million
- Nationality German
- Ethnicity White
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Monika Puchalski (m. 2011)
- Divorce N/A
- Children 1
Lukas Josef Podolski, celebrated as Lukas Podolski, is a German footballer by profession. He was born on June 4, 1985 at Gliwice, Poland. However, his grandparents moved to Germany while he was 6. He belongs from a Polish ethnicity but holds a German nationality. He is the son of former soccer player, Waldemar and Krystyna Podolski. He also has an elder sister named Justyna Podolski.
Lukas loved playing football and was into it since his childhood. He started his football career in 1991 where he played for FC Bergheim. Later in 1995, FC Köln signed him for representing their club. He is currently been playing as a forward for Turkish club Galatasaray. He has also been a player member for Bayern Munich (2006-09), Arsenal (2012-15), and Inter Milan (2015). He has acclaimed various awards and achievements such as FIFA World Cup Best Young Player (2006), Arsenal Player of the month (2014), Bundesliga top goal scorer (2004-05), and so on. He has a total of 48 career goals till date and planning to score much more in near future.
Podolski did not have a great childhood. His whole family had to emigrate from Poland to Germany because his grandparents bear a German citizenship before World War II (Gliwice was a part of Germany until 1945). This lead the family to have a poor economic condition and Lukas was raised in lots of troubles and difficulties.
Moving on to his personal life, he is a happy married man. His spouse, Monika Puchalski, and he are totally made for each other. They both met at their natal Poland in 2002 after which in 2006, their affair got started. Lukas and Monika are blessed with a beautiful baby boy named Louis Gabriel Podolski. The couple tied a knot in 2011, after 3 years of their bay born, where they vowed to be together forever.
There are rumors going on about the couple expecting their second child.
Being one of the top football players, he has got a lot of sponsors and endorsements. He is the brand ambassador for Adidas and Pepsi.
Apart from football, he can be seen actively engaged in various social works and charity. He is also the founder of Lukas Podolski Foundation that aims to support the ones who have limited opportunity to pursue sports and a proper education.
Lukas Podolski has an estimated net worth of approx. $26 million and enjoys a very good salary of $8 million which all his sponsorships and endorsements. He has an amazing height of 6 ft. with the weight of 83 kg. He is one of the huge names in the field of football.
To know more about Lukas Podolski, he can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief bio on him.