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Cameron Smith is the winner of the 2007 Rugby League World Golden Boot.
"I'm quite shocked actually," Smith told Rugby League World magazine.
"It's capped off a great year and I'm made up to have won it. It's a season I will remember for the rest of my life."
Queensland's State of Origin coach Mal Meninga, who won the award in 1990, was delighted to see Smith win, telling the magazine, "the Golden Boot is a fantastic award to win and Cameron thoroughly deserves it."
For the first time, the Golden Boot and the World XIII* were decided by a judging panel of 14, which included two websites, giving fans of the game an opportunity to have their say.
"Giving the public a say via the Total Rugby League and League Unlimited websites proved very popular and readers of the magazine will also be able to see who each panellist voted for," said the magazine's editor Richard de la Rivi