Lukas Podolski was born in Gliwice, in the Polish region of Silesia in 1987 and later became a German citizen. He debuted in January. FC Köln during the 2002-2003 season, when his team gets promotion to the Bundesliga, but the team fails to remain in the category. In the following season (04-05) Podolski returns to achieve promotion to the top flight of German football with his team.
On July 1, 2006 Podolski announced his transfer to FC Bayern München for which he recieved an estimated € 10 million.
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