by Tim McGlone
Sydney FC striker Shane Smeltz says the lure of winning trophies was the main reason for signing a new contract with the Sky Blues.
The 33-year old has agreed to a two year deal that will keep him at Allianz Stadium until the end of the 2016/17 season.
Smeltz has won a series of personal accolades during his eight year A-League career, including two Golden Boot awards and a Johnny Warren Medal as the A-League's best player in 2008/09. However, the striker is yet to claim any team silverware during his time Gold Coast United, Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory and now Sydney.
"It's well known that I had other offers on the table but my aim is to win trophies and I believe with the squad this club is putting together for next season, I have the best chance of winning something here," the New Zealand international said.
"With the Asian Champions League coming up, another FFA Cup run and a fresh crack at the A-League it's going to be an enthralling season.
"It's going to be a very exciting couple of years and I'm very happy I'll be a part of it."