19 May 2014

Smeltz joins Sydney FC

3:09 pm on 19 May 2014

All Whites striker Shane Smeltz has quit the Perth Glory, and signed up with A-League rivals Sydney FC.

The 32-year-old was granted a release from the final year of his contract with the Glory and has signed on for a year with Sydney.

Smeltz, who scored 28 goals in 58 appearances for Perth, joins the Sky Blues as new coach Graham Arnold's second attacking addition after former Central Coast striker Bernie Ibini.

Italian great Alessandro Del Pierro left Sydney at the end of the season.