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Shane Smeltz is a professional footballer who currently plays for the Wellington Phoenix in the A-League. He is a New Zealand international, having represented the All Whites at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Smeltz began his career in the New Zealand Football Championship with the Waitakere United in 2003. He then moved to Australia to play for the A-League's Sydney FC in 2005. He then moved to the Gold Coast United in 2008, before returning to New Zealand to play for the Wellington Phoenix in 2010. Smeltz has been a prolific goalscorer throughout his career, having scored over 200 goals in his professional career. He is the all-time leading goalscorer for the New Zealand national team, having scored 24 goals in 51 appearances. Smeltz is 39 years old. He is 1.77 m tall and weighs 73 kg. He is married to his wife, Sarah, and they have two children. As of 2021, Shane Smeltz's net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.

Popular As Shane Edward Smeltz
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Age 42 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 29 September, 1981
Birthday 29 September
Birthplace Göppingen, West Germany
Nationality Germany

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Shane Smeltz Height, Weight & Measurements

At 42 years old, Shane Smeltz height is 6ft 1in .

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Shane Smeltz Net Worth

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In January 2020, Smeltz came out of retirement to sign with NPL Queensland team Gold Coast United.


Following an 18-year career, Smeltz retired from football on 11 February 2018.


On 9 April 2017, Smeltz joined Indonesian club side Borneo in the Liga 1.


On 12 July 2016, Smelz joined Malaysian Super League club Kedah FA. On 20 July 2016, he made his debut goal for Kedah, against T-Team in Malaysia Cup, scoring two goals.

On 18 December 2016, Smeltz returned to New Zealand, signing with Wellington Phoenix until the end of the season.


On 18 May 2014, it was announced that Smeltz would be parting ways with Perth Glory after three years at the club, to join Sydney FC on a one-year deal. After the 2014-15 season, Smeltz signed a 2-year contract extension with Sydney, taking him to the end of the 2016-17 season.


Smeltz scored nine goals on his Gold Coast United debut as Miron Bleiberg's men recorded a 12–1 victory in their inaugural outing, a friendly against Mudgeeraba SC.

On 24 August, his overseas career was given a lifeline when he was signed by Turkish Süper Lig club Gençlerbirliği. Smeltz made his debut for the club in their 2–1 home win over Istanbul BB. Smeltz scored his first goal for the club in the 1–0 home win over Ankaragucu with a 45th-minute penalty.

During a World Cup qualifying match against New Caledonia on 22 March 2013, Smeltz was the victim of a high boot to the face in the opposing penalty area, leaving him bloodied.


He was part of the New Zealand men's team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


On 20 March 2011 it was announced that Perth Glory and Smeltz signed a three-year contract worth A$4.1 million with the A-League club as a marquee. In his second appearance in the League for Perth, he scored a brace to take him to 51 League goals in the A-League, becoming only the second player to have scored a half-century in the competition next to Archie Thompson. On 24 March 2012 he scored all 4 goals in a 4–2 win against Melbourne Victory.


Smeltz has scored 24 goals in 58 international appearances for New Zealand, and played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

On 12 July 2010, after a stellar season with Gold Coast United, it was announced Smeltz had agreed to terms with Chinese club Shandong Luneng on a two-year contract subject to passing a medical. On 17 July 2010, it was announced that Smeltz had "changed his mind about China and decided to return home", just five days into his contract. There was some confusion after his decision to return home in regards to which club he was contracted to.

On 17 July 2010, Gold Coast United owner Clive Palmer publicly stated that he is "hopeful of retaining him for the coming season."


On 8 August 2009, Smeltz scored his club's first goal in their first A-League game against Brisbane Roar. In the following week Smeltz scored an impressive four goals against North Queensland Fury, which included a penalty. Smeltz and Gold Coast recorded their first loss to the Newcastle Jets at the next round, notable for being the only game he had not scored a goal.

Smeltz travelled to South Africa as part of the New Zealand squad for both the 2009 Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup Finals. He scored a goal at the latter against 2006 World Cup winners Italy in Nelspruit, making him the first ever A-League player to score in the World Cup Finals.


In November 2008 the Phoenix lost its battle to retain Smeltz for the 2009 season as he signed a three-year deal with A-League expansion club Gold Coast United.


Smeltz spent much of his early career playing in Australia, before moving to England where he played for two and a half seasons. Smeltz played mostly in the A-League from 2007 onwards, with the exception of brief stints with Gençlerbirliği in Turkey and Kedah FA in Malaysia. He ended his professional playing career with Indonesian team Borneo F.C.. Smeltz is the all-time second-highest goalscorer in the A-League and was the top-goalscorer for Gold Coast United.

Smeltz returned to New Zealand in 2007, signing a two-year deal with the Wellington Phoenix in the A-League. In his first season, he finished second in the Golden Boot race with nine goals from 19 appearances. In the 2008–09 season, Smeltz scored a record-equalling 12 goals for the A-League season proper, resulting in the A-League Golden Boot 2008-09 and also goal of the season for his winning strike against Melbourne Victory at Westpac Stadium in round 13. In 2008-09 season Smeltz was voted the A-League's best player and was awarded the Johnny Warren Medal.

In May 2007, he was the scorer of both New Zealand goals in an impressive 2–2 draw against Wales.

On 19 November 2007, following his impressive form with Wellington Phoenix in the A-League and consistent performances for the All Whites, Smeltz was voted New Zealand footballer of the year, ahead of FA Premier League star Ryan Nelsen and Celtic striker Chris Killen. In December 2008, Smeltz was named Oceania federation player of 2007.


Smeltz has played for the under-20, under-23 and senior New Zealand national teams. He scored his first goal for the All Whites, an away friendly on 25 April 2006, against Chile. In that game Smeltz also became the first AFC Wimbledon player to win international honours, and the first to become an international goalscorer.


Smeltz played for a variety of professional Australian clubs before he played a brief five match spell for Mansfield Town of the English Football League Two in 2005. In the 2005-06 season, he played in 61 competitive matches for AFC Wimbledon, including 11 as a substitute, and scored 26 goals. He played the following season for Halifax Town in the Conference National.


Smeltz was born in Göppingen, West Germany to ethnic German parents with New Zealand citizenship. Six months later he moved to New Zealand. In November 1987, at the age of six, Smeltz moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, where he pursued a career in football through the Queensland Academy of Sport and was brought up for the remainder of his adolescent years while holding a New Zealand visa. Smeltz was granted dual-citizenship at the age of 23, becoming a dual-citizen of New Zealand and Australia. He attended Palm Beach Currumbin High School on the Gold Coast during his teenage years and was classmates with future professional surfers Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson.


Shane Edward Smeltz (born 29 September 1981) is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a striker for Gold Coast United in the National Premier Leagues Queensland.