World Cup winner Lukas Podolski opened a kebab shop in the German city of Cologne, with over 1,000 hungry fans visiting on the opening night.
Podolski, who currently plays in Japan with Vissel Kobe, first joined the FC Köln youth academy in 1995 and spent a total of 14 years with the club, eventually ending his time with Effzeh in 2012 to join Arsenal.
However, the 32-year-old is still a much-loved figure in western Germany and crowds of supporters flocked to see his new kebab shop in Cologne.
A night to remember in Cologne, the beginning of a new fun chapter. The best döner out there. Thank you all for coming and I hope you enjoyed it ! #Mangal #Döner #Poldi #Gazver #Dönercipoldiusta pic.twitter.com/OIvkbeLU8j— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) January 6, 2018
Podolski has opened a donner kebab shop. What a world.— Saima / サイマ (@SamsterSB) January 6, 2018
Podolski opening a kebab shop in Germany is everything— Mehmet Topal (@iMemzy) January 7, 2018
Following a brief spell in north London where Podolski scored 31 goals in 82 appearances, the German star went on to play for Inter Milan and Galatasaray before moving to the J1 League in the latest summer transfer window.
Podolski made 130 appearances for the German national team during his career - in which he scored 49 goals - and also helped