July 28, 2021

Lukas Podolski is moving to Poland to join Gornik Zabrze


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Now it’s out: Lukas Podolski (36) is continuing his career with the Polish club Gornik Zabrze! On Tuesday (July 6th) the first division team confirmed the deal via Twitter with an emotional video in which Poldi also appears. The clip went online at exactly 10 o’clock. The 2014 world champion and his new club had already announced the change with two videos.

  • Lukas Podolski changes to Gornik Zabrze
  • World champions and club announce change with videos
  • Lukas Podolski fulfills a dream

The sparrows had already whistled from the rooftops: Podolski, world champion and idol of 1. FC Köln, fulfilled a dream and will play for Gornik Zabrze in the coming season. EXPRESS had already reported on the upcoming change on Sunday – now everything is clear! “Dziękuję i do zobaczenia” (“Thanks and see you soon”), wrote Podolski on his own Twitter channel, where he also shared the club video.

Lukas Podolski shows up in Gornik Zabrze’s jersey

In the new video, Podolski shows himself already in the black Gornik jersey, posing in his “Strassenkicker Base” in Mülheim in his new work clothes – appropriately with the number ten.

Lukas Podolski shows himself in a Twitter video of his new club Gornik Zabrze in a black jersey. The clip was released on June 6th. Podolski will continue his career with the Polish first division club.

See that here Clip officially confirming the deal:

Shortly afterwards, the Polish first division team posted a link to its online shop, where you can now buy “Welcome home, Poldi” shirts. The shirts should surely find great sales with the fans.

Lukas Podolski changes to Gornik Zabrze

Gornik first posted a mysterious video on Monday evening that showed a black jersey with the number ten being flocked. With this Podolski was among other things in the national team and in Cologne.

A little later, Podolski also posted a video. He is standing in his soccer hall, wearing a street football shirt – which, however, changes into the black Zabrze jersey with the same ten after a jump. He writes: “Next chapter”.

Along with 1. FC Köln, Zabrze is Poldi’s absolute favorite club. He was born just ten kilometers from the 170,000-inhabitant city in Gliwice. Therefore, the left foot was a Gornik fan from an early age.

Lukas Podolski’s dream becomes reality

“My big dream is to end my footballing career with Gornik at some point,” has been reading his homepage for a long time. Now the dream becomes a reality.

Lukas Podolski holds Gornik Zabrze's jersey in the camera.

Lukas Podolski can already be seen on his homepage wearing Gornik Zabrze’s jersey.

In the past one and a half years, Poldi had been in action for the Turkish first division team Antalyaspor, previously two and a half years in Japan for Vissel Kobe. For 1. FC Köln he scored 86 goals in 181 competitive games and prepared 42 more.

The season in the Polish Ekstraklasa starts on July 23rd. Zabrze finished in tenth place (out of 16 teams) in the past season.

Podolski’s plan is to play for another two years. His contract in Zabrze initially runs until 2022, with the option for another season.

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