Smeltz shining for rising Phoenix

August 26, 2008
In just over a year, Shane Smeltz has gone from the anonymity of English football's lower echelons to being the biggest star of New Zealand football and the face of the Wellington Phoenix. The 26-year-old striker has carried on where he left off last season by scoring three goals in the opening two matches of the new campaign to top the A-League charts even though Wellington are still looking for their first victory. Thriving in adversity is nothing new for Smeltz. Last season as the Phoenix ...

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