Duke playing for Central Coast Mariners in 2012
|Full name||Mitchell Thomas Duke|
|Date of birth||18 January 1991|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, Australia|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Striker, Winger|
|2009–2012||Central Coast Mariners|
|2011–2015||Central Coast Mariners||66||(13)|
|2011||→ Blacktown City FC (loan)||21||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 April 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2013
He began his career with Parramatta Eagles before moving into the Central Coast Mariners' youth team. On 9 February 2011, Duke made his senior debut for the Mariners and also scored his first goal in a 3–1 win over Gold Coast United.
In the 2012/13 season, Duke scored 6 goals from 21 games. In the 2013/14 season he wasn't as prolific, scoring 3 goals in 29 games. In the 2014/15 season, he had 3 goals from 15 games. The decrease in goals can be attributed to Duke being played increasingly on the right wing by coach Phil Moss rather than the centre forward position he began his career playing.
On 9 February 2015, Duke announced that he was flying to Japan to complete a move to Shimizu S-Pulse. In April 2016, Duke suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, ruling him out of football for at least six months.
Duke was first named in the Socceroos squad in July 2013, for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup. Duke made his debut in the first game of the tournament in a draw with South Korea. He scored his first international goal in the next match, a 3–2 loss to Japan. Duke scored again in the following match which Australia lost 4–3 to China.
- As of 20 April 2016
|Central Coast Mariners||2010–11||A-League||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||1|
|Blacktown City Demons (loan)||2011||NSW Premier League||21||4||2||1||0||0||23||5|
|Shimizu S-Pulse||2015||J1 League||29||1||3||0||0||0||32||1|
- As of 28 July 2013
|1.||25 July 2013||Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong, South Korea||Japan||1–2||2–3||2013 EAFF East Asian Cup|
|2.||28 July 2013||Olympic Stadium, Seoul, South Korea||China PR||3–4||3–4||2013 EAFF East Asian Cup|
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- Duke takes J-League opportunity
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- Strachan, Iain (22 July 2013). "New Socceroo Duke describes 'dream come true'". Goal.com. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Japan edge Australia 3-2 in EAFF East Asian Cup". Japan Football Association. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Socceroos' loss to China leaves them winless in East Asian Cup". The Guardian. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Socceroos routed 6-0 by Brazil". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Matches of M. Duke". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- Mitchell Duke profile at Soccerway