Lukas Podolski will be one of Germany’s on-field leaders - and this June, opposition defences will be hard pressed to contain him. Long the strike partner of Miroslav Klose, Podolski is a fast winger with a lethal shot who can also play as an attacking midfielder. He has been a prolific scorer since he first entered the Bundesliga with Koln at just 18.
- Born: 1985, Gliwice, Poland
- Height: 182 cm (6’0″)
- Position: striker
- Club team: Arsenal
- National team: Germany, 2004-present