Starting 1st of January 2022, the German football legend Lukas Podolski will be joining the sportwear brand hummel as its new global football and brand ambassador. The 36-year-old World Cup winner has signed a five-year deal with the bumblebees.

He has played 130 games for the German national team. And scored 49 goals. He has won the Bundesliga with FC Bayern München. The FA Cup with Arsenal. The Turkish Super Cup with Galatasaray. The Japanese Emperor’s Cup with Vissel Kobe. And he lifted the World Cup trophy in 2014.

His name is Lukas Poldolski – and from January 2022, he’ll be joining the Danish sportwear brand hummel as its new global football and brand ambassador. The German legend has penned a five-year contract, which will see him become a central figure in hummel’s global marketing campaigns the upcoming years. 

hummel CEO Allan Vad Nielsen said: “Lukas Podolski is a fantastic signing for us. He has achieved so much in his career, but more importantly, he has also been extremely influential for the global football and not least the youth culture – especially in Germany.”

“Signing a player of his status and reputation is another important step in the implementation of our football strategy. We share a mutual strive for turning potential into excellence and we look forward to work with him both on and off the pitch. On top of this, Germany is a pivotal market for us in the coming years making this collaboration a great match for hummel."

Lukas Podolski said: “I am extremely proud to join the hummel family at this stage of my career and during a very exciting time for the brand. I feel we share many common values, which opens up the possibilities of working together in areas beyond just football. I’m really looking forward to bring the strong hummel heritage into play, and I can’t wait to be a part of the exciting journey towards hummel’s 100 anniversary in 2023.

Lukas Podolski started his professional career at his childhood club FC Köln in the German Bundesliga and became quickly known for his powerful and dangerous left foot. Today, he plays for hummel side Górzik Zabrze in the best Polish football league.