Legendary German forward Lukas Podolski has had his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team starting XI revealed, but there appears to be a lack of Icons in the lineup.
In recent years, German football has had a wide variety of attacking options to choose from, but there might none more well traveled than Lukas Podolski. The Polish-born forward has played across his homeland and further afield in Europe – and he even ventured over to Japan to play for Vissel Kobe.
Wherever he has gone, the 34-year-old has guaranteed goals. He’s got over 200 of them in his career – both domestically and internationally – and, in the process, has become a cult hero in FIFA Ultimate Team. Like many of his fellow professional players, the German seems to be a fan of FUT himself, generating a solid virtual lineup.
The Antalyaspor forward’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team was revealed after Reddit user amdrag88 came across him in a match. It was clear to see that it was, in fact, Podolski seeing as he had a 99-rated custom pro player card of his own.
Though, that card seems to be by far and away the best in his team seeing as he hasn’t chosen to pick up any icons along the way. Instead, the former German international has a relatively modest squad of players ranging from base cards to lower-rated special variants.
However, you can’t help but notice that he has Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann in the heart of midfield – seemingly for team chemistry purposes as it’s a position that he isn’t used to at all.
Lukas Podolski’s FIFA 20 Ultimate Team
- GK: Marc Andre Ter-Stegen – 90
- LB: Jordi Alba – 87
- RB: Joshua Kimmich – 86
- CB: Clement Llenget – 85
- CB: Niklas Sule – 85
- CM: Antoine Griezmann – 89
- CAM: Corentin Tolisso – 85
- CAM: Florian Kainz – 85
- RM: Lukas Podolski – 99
- LM: Moussa Diaby – 85
- ST: Alassane Plea – 87
Now, of course, Podolski could just splash out on icons to give himself a better lineup but seeing a professional player who breaks the mold and goes without them is commendable.
Though he has plenty of rising Bundesliga stars in his team, it would be nice to see him link back up with some of his old teammates.