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Football: Podolski joins Antalyaspor, returns to Turkey

34-year-old World Cup winner inks deal until end of 2020/2021 season

Emre Aşıkçı   | 23.01.2020
Football: Podolski joins Antalyaspor, returns to Turkey

ANKARA 

The 2014 FIFA World Cup winner, Lukas Podolski from Germany joined Turkish Super Lig club Antalyaspor on Thursday. 

"Willkommen - Welcome - Hoş Geldin @Podolski10 #BizAntalyasporuz," the club said on their Twitter account.

The video also showed Podolski's number 11 shirt.

Podolski's deal will keep the World Cup winner with Antalyaspor until the end of 2020/2021 season.

Poland-born Podolski, 34, previously played for German clubs FC Cologne and Bayern Munich, England's Arsenal, Italian team Inter Milan, Turkey's Galatasaray and Vissel Kobe of Japan.

Podolski was a Galatasaray player from 2015 to 2017 and in his two-year-spell in the Istanbul club he scored 34 goals in 75 appearances.

He last played for Vissel Kobe, producing 17 goals in 60 matches.

Podolski was a former German international as he netted 49 goals in 130 games for his nation.

He was part of Germany in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments.

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