Ryan Thomas move to PEC Zwolle in the Netherlands follows a well-worn pathway for Kiwi footballers.
WELLINGTON - An ASB Premiership veteran by the age of 22, Wellington Phoenix and All Whites left back Ian Hogg has kick-started his professional career in the Hyundai A-League.
AUCKLAND – While the majority of New Zealand's football focus was on the retirement of Ryan Nelsen from the All Whites, another kiwi is starting out his professional career at Nelsen's new club Toronto FC.
It all started for Jeremy Brockie with a distinctive hairstyle and a move to the ‘big smoke’ while still at high school in Nelson.
AUCKLAND – Alessandro Del Piero grabbed the headlines in the build up to the season opener between the Wellington Phoenix and glamour club Sydney FC.