Lukas Podolski has topped a chart this week, and it’s quite an unexpected one.
Known for his goalscoring prowess, it is not the 31-year-old’s efforts on the football field that have him perched in the number one spot.
The former Arsenal forward has just three efforts to his name for Galatasaray this season, so there is certainly work to be done on that front.
He has, however, been creating quite a stir in music circles.
Teaming up with rappers Mo-Torres and the band Cat Ballou, Podolski can now lay claim to being part of the most downloaded song in Germany over the past seven days - ‘Liebe deine Stadt’ (‘Love Your City’).
Es ist unglaublich, was die letzten Tage passiert ist. Ich möchte mich bei euch für den Support unseres Songs "Liebe deine Stadt" bedanken. Ich habe mit dem Erfolg so nicht gerechnet:) Heute Abend bin ich ab 19 Uhr mit Cat Ballou und Mo-Torres in der Lanxess Arena. Wir spielen den Song und feuern danach die RheinStars an. Kommt vorbei, ich würde mich freuen!! #LiebeDeineStadt #CGN #Poldi https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x65_s8T1SGQ Link in Bio
"It's unbelievable what has happened the last few days," says Podolski, who can be seen strutting his stuff on the streets of Cologne in the video below.
"I want to thank you for your support of the song 'Love your city'. I did not expect this success."
Having conquered the music charts, Podolski now needs to turn his attention back to the day job, with Galatasaray sitting five points off the pace in the Turkish Super Lig title race.