WELCOME: Lukas Podolski welcomes daughter Ella
He will certainly always have a suitcase in Cologne. However, Lukas Podolski is currently under contract with Górnik Zabrze in Poland. This is where his third child is born, which “Poldi” proudly presents to the public.
Lukas Podolski has become a father for the third time. On his Instagram page, the footballer introduces “Podolski No. 5” to his fans. In the picture he holds his newborn daughter Ella in his arms, and the little one looks him straight in the face.
“She’s already Daddy’s Girl,” writes Podolski in English about the snapshot. To do this, he uses the hashtags “family” and “proud father”. The 130-time national player has been married to his wife Monika since 2011. Son Louis was born in 2008, followed by daughter Maya in 2016.
Ella is Podolski’s first child, born in Poland, his native country. The kicker was born in Gliwice in 1985. When he was two years old, his German father and Polish mother moved to Bergheim near Cologne. His wife Monika also comes from the neighboring country.
Lots of congratulations
“The fact that Ella was also born in Poland is something special for us parents this time,” explains Podolski in an interview with the “Bild” newspaper. “It was not for nothing that I decided to end my career here.” The former Cologne player has been under contract with Górnik Zabrze in the first Polish league since 2021.
Numerous stars congratulate the 37-year-old on Instagram on the birth of his daughter. Jérôme Boateng, Podolski’s longtime teammate in the national team, posted heart emojis. The official account of the German Football Association (DFB) left a “Congratulations”.
Prominent non-footballers also congratulate the proud father of three. Singer Pietro Lombardi, who only became a father for the second time a few days ago, speaks up, as does moderator Sophia Thomalla and rapper Veysel.