Lukas Podolski's song reaches number one in German charts

The former Arsenal forward, now on the books at Galatasaray, has been in the recording studio with rappers Mo-Torres and the band Cat Ballou


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.

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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’).

"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.