Mitch Austin

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Mitch Austin
Mitch Austin Port Melbourne August 2016.jpg
Austin playing for Melbourne Victory in a friendly match against Port Melbourne, 9 August 2016
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Gregory Reginald Austin[1]
Date of birth (1991-04-03) 3 April 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Rochdale, England
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Left Winger[3][4]
Club information
Current team
Newcastle Jets
Number 11
Youth career
Manly United
2009–2010 Rotherham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Stalybridge Celtic 69 (10)
2013–2015 Cambridge United 9 (0)
2014Lincoln City (loan) 6 (0)
2014Brackley Town (loan) 5 (1)
2014Brackley Town (loan) 4 (1)
2014Southport (loan) 8 (0)
2015–2016 Central Coast Mariners 23 (5)
2016–2018 Melbourne Victory 24 (4)
2018– Newcastle Jets 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 November 2017

Mitchell Gregory Reginald "Mitch" Austin (born 3 April 1991)[5] is an English born Australian professional association footballer who currently plays for Newcastle Jets in the A-League.

Early life[edit]

Mitch Austin was born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester on 3 April 1991. He has a twin sister named Brittany. His father is the Australian rugby league, and rugby union footballer Greg Austin.[6][7] He left England at the age of eight when his father retired from playing professional rugby and moved the family back to Australia.

Club career[edit]

Youth football[edit]

Mitch Austin was a Manly United junior in Sydney, Australia. He was spotted by the scouts of Rotherham United in 2009 whilst on a tour of the UK with Manly United and was offered a scholarship with the youth academy.

Stalybridge Celtic[edit]

In 2010, he joined Conference North team Stalybridge Celtic.[8]

Cambridge United[edit]

After making 71 league appearances, in 2013, he joined Conference team Cambridge United.[9]

In 2014, he was loaned to Lincoln City to get more first team opportunities.[10] But Cambridge soon recalled Austin, & declined Lincoln’s request for an extension to the loan. Though weeks later he signed for Brackley Town again on loan. On 31 January 2014, his loan was extended till March.[11]

On 13 September 2014, he made his professional debut for Cambridge United against Dagenham and Redbridge [12]

In May 2015, Cambridge United announced, that Austin was one out of 12 players, who would leave the club in the summer 2015 expressing his wish to return to Australia .[13]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

On 1 June 2015, Central Coast Mariners announced that they had signed Austin to a two-year contract.[14] After making 23 appearances in the first year of his contract, Austin asked to terminate his second year and was released by Central Coast Mariners.[15]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

On 17 June 2016, Melbourne Victory confirmed the signing of Austin as a straight swap for winger Connor Pain.[16]

He made an outstanding start to his Victory career, earning Man of the Match honours in the club's pre-season friendly win over Juventus at the MCG.

Austin suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in training in November 2017, ruling him out for several months.[17]

On 1 February 2018, Austin was selected to represent Melbourne Victory in the E-League's inaugural season, alongside Mouad Zwed, becoming one of a handful of professional football players to compete in e-sports as well.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 November 2017
Club Season League Cup International Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stalybridge Celtic 2010–11 Conference North 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
2011–12 27 1 7 1 0 0 34 2
2012–13 37 9 7 2 0 0 44 11
Total 69 10 16 3 0 0 85 13
Cambridge United 2013–14 Conference Premier 8 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
2014–15 Football League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 9 0 3 0 0 0 12 0
Lincoln City (loan) 2013–14 Conference Premier 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Brackley Town (loan) 2013–14 Conference North 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
2014–15 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Total 9 2 0 0 0 0 9 2
Southport (loan) 2014–15 Conference Premier 8 0 8 0 0 0 16 0
Central Coast Mariners 2015–16 A-League 23 5 1 0 0 0 24 5
Melbourne Victory 2016–17 19 3 3 0 0 0 22 3
2017–18 5 1 2 1 0 0 7 2
Total 24 4 5 1 0 0 29 5
Career total 148 21 33 4 0 0 181 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Retained List". The Football League. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Mitch Austin". melbournevictory.com.au. Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Mitch Austin". Central Coast Mariners FC. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  4. ^ Windley, Matt. "Mitch Austin will play his first game for Melbourne Victory against Juventus at the MCG". Herald Sun. News Corp. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Mitchell Austin". FDB. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  6. ^ Prichard, Greg. "Austin's inherited powers a big plus for the Mariners". The World Game. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  7. ^ Smithies, Tom. "A-League: Central Coast Mariners signing Mitch Austin excited by opportunity". The Daily Telegraph. News Corporation. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Mitchell Austin". Stalybridge Celtic. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Wing wizard of Aus joins Cambridge United". Cambridge News. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Lincoln sign Delano Sam-Yorke and Mitch Austin from Cambridge". BBC. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Transfer Deadline Day: Crewe's Audel loaned to Lincoln". BBC. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Dagenham and Redbridge vs Cambridge United". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Cambridge United announce mass clearout: Luke Chadwick, Tom Elliott and more among those leaving". cambridge-news.co.uk. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Mariners sign Mitch Austin". Football Federation Australia. 1 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Mariners lose star winger". Football Federation Australia. 16 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Mitch Austin joins Melbourne Victory, who send Connor Pain to Central Coast". Sydney Morning Herald. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Mitch Austin suffers season-ending injury". FourFourTwo. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Victory locks in E-League team". Melbourne Victory. 1 February 2018.

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