Shane Smeltz


Shane Smeltz is the Hyundai A-League’s second highest all-time leading goal scorer. Smeltz is a complete forward – classy on the ball, devastating in front of goal and super cool under pressure. In 2011/12 season Smeltz scored 17 goals including 2 hat-tricks, one of those against Melbourne Heart during the Finals Series. Hampered by injury in 2011/12, Smeltz still topped the Glory goal scoring charts with 7 goals in 15 matches. The New Zealand international is also a star on the world stage, having scored a goal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup against defending champions Italy and played at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Smeltz has twice been voted the Hyundai A-League’s Johnny Warren medallist as the competitions best player. Other : – 2nd highest ever goal scorer for New Zealand – A-League’s greatest ever goal scorer – Has played in UK, Turkey and New Zealand – Oceania Footballer of the Year: 2007, 2008 – Johnny Warren Medal: 2008–2009 with Wellington Phoenix – A-League Golden Boot: 2008–2009 with Wellington Phoenix – 12 goals – A-League Golden Boot: 2009–2010 with Gold Coast United – 19 goals – NZF Men’s Player of the Year: 2007 – Wellington Phoenix Player of the Year: 2007–08 – Wellington Phoenix Player’s Player of the Year: 2007–08, 2008–09 – Wellington Phoenix Media Player of the Year: 2007–08, 2008–09 – Wellington Phoenix A-League Golden Boot: 2008–09