Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

DREAM TEAM

Your Sun

A News UK Company
TOP
GUTEN APPETIT!

Former Arsenal favourite has opened his own gourmet kebab shop

The ex-Gunner said the shop was the beginning of a 'new fun chapter'

Lukas Podolski’s time at Arsenal never really got going, did it?

The former Germany star’s spell with the Gunners was a mixture of inconsistency and lack of game time, but fans of the club still remember the forward fondly, nonetheless.


CLAIM YOUR FREE £20 BET Sun Bets are offering this great offer when you sign up and bet a fiver


After all, who could forget the time he trolled Tottenham after their final game at White Hart Lane last season?

Or the simply brilliant #GoaldenPoldi hashtag that went around when Arsenal played his other former club Koln earlier this season?

Hmm. 

And it seems the 32-year-old is still revelling in his cult-hero status, having opened his very own kebab shop in his home city of Cologne.

Lukas Podolski seemed keen to serve out kebabs in his new store

EPA
3
Lukas Podolski seemed keen to serve out kebabs in his new store

Reports in Germany even claim the World Cup winner’s latest venture attracted huge crowds, who queued outside the shop – named ‘Mangal Doner’ – for up to five hours just to get their hands on the popular post-sesh cornerstone.


PLAY DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER Pick seven players to win £10k!


Lucky kebab-lovers even managed to get an autograph and a photograph with the footballer, who apparently decided to open the store after falling in love with the late night snack while playing in Turkey.

Crowds reportedly waited five hours for a kebab

EPA
3
Crowds reportedly waited five hours for a kebab

Posing with his thumbs up after the opening, the current Vissel Kobe star thanked fans, saying: “A night to remember in Cologne, the beginning of a new fun chapter.

“The best doner out there.

“Thank you all for coming and I hope you enjoyed it!”

The footballer said he had fallen in love with kebabs while in Turkey

EPA
3
The footballer said he had fallen in love with kebabs while in Turkey

He had put on a show for those who crowded to get a taste of the kebab, posing with a knife and slicing off some meat to complete the snack.

Interestingly, the footballer isn’t a stranger to food stores – already owning an ice cream parlour in Cologne.

Ah, the hipster’s dream. 


READ MORE: