Soccer Hottie Rating = 9/10. Lukas Podolski (born 4 June 1985) is a German footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Arsenal and the Germany national team. He is a left-footed attacker known for his strong shot, technique and probing attacks from the left side. On 29 May 2013, Podolski scored the fastest goal in the Germany national team's history in a 4–2 friendly win over Ecuador. He broke the deadlock within nine seconds of kick-off after a defensive mix-up.