Mitchell Duke

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Mitchell Duke
Mitchell Duke.jpg
Duke playing for Central Coast Mariners in 2012
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Thomas Duke
Date of birth (1991-01-18) 18 January 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Liverpool, Australia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Western Sydney Wanderers
Number 12
Youth career
2009–2010 Parramatta Eagles
2010–2012 Central Coast Mariners
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Parramatta Eagles
2011–2015 Central Coast Mariners 66 (13)
2011Blacktown City FC (loan) 21 (4)
2015–2018 Shimizu S-Pulse 89 (3)
2019– Western Sydney Wanderers 10 (4)
National team
2013– Australia 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2013

Mitchell Thomas Duke (born 18 January 1991) is an Australian international footballer (soccer) who plays as a striker for the Western Sydney Wanderers FC in the Hyundai A-League.

Duke was born in Liverpool, New South Wales and played youth football with Paramatta Eagles before starting his professional career with Central Coast Mariners. He joined Shimizu S-Pulse in 2015.

Duke has four caps and two goals for the Australian national soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Duke was born in Liverpool, in Sydney's south-west. He attended All Saints Catholic College Liverpool and All Saints Catholic Senior College Casula.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

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.[2]

On 24 January 2012 it was announced he had signed his first senior contract signing a two-year contract with Central Coast Mariners.[3]

In August 2013, Duke had a two-week trial with English Premier League side West Ham United.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] In April 2016, Duke suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, ruling him out of football for at least six months.[7]

Duke left Shimizu in December 2018, after 4 seasons with the club.[8]

On 25 January 2019, Mitchell Duke announced that he had moved back home and signed with Western Sydney Wanderers FC.

International[edit]

Duke was first named in the Australian national football team squad in July 2013, for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup.[9] Duke made his debut in the first game of the tournament in a draw with South Korea.[10] He scored his first international goal in the next match, a 3–2 loss to Japan.[11] Duke scored again in the following match which Australia lost 4–3 to China.[12]

7 September 2013, Duke next played for the Socceroos in a 0–6 friendly loss to Brazil, at Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in Brasília. Mitch came on as a second half substitute for Josh Kennedy in the 78th minute.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 2 January 2019.[14][15]
Club Season League National Cup [a] AFC League Cup [b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Central Coast Mariners 2010–11 A-League 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Blacktown City Demons (loan) 2011 NSW PL 21 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 23 5
Central Coast Mariners 2011–12 A-League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 21 6 0 0 7 2 0 0 28 8
2013–14 29 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 35 3
2014–15 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 3
Mariners total 66 13 3 0 14 2 0 0 83 15
Shimizu S-Pulse 2015 J1 League 29 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 32 1
2016 J2 League 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
2017 J1 League 31 1 1 1 0 0 6 0 38 2
2018 22 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 27 1
Shimizu total 89 3 2 1 0 0 13 1 104 5
Total 176 20 5 1 14 2 15 2 210 25
  1. ^ Includes appearances in the Australian FFA Cup and Japanese Emperor's Cup
  2. ^ Includes appearances in the NSW Waratah Cup and Japanese J.League Cup

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 7 September 2013.
Australia
Year Apps Goals
2013 4 2
Total 4 2

International goals[edit]

As of 7 September 2013[16]
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 July 2013 Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong, South Korea 2  Japan 1–2 2–3 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
2 28 July 2013 Olympic Stadium, Seoul, South Korea 3  China PR 3–4 3–4 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Central Coast Mariners

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M. Duke". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Mariners blow Gold Coast away". ABC. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Mariners re-sign young defender Sainsbury". ABC. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  4. ^ Smithies, Tom (21 August 2013). "Mitchell Duke says experience of training with West Ham will help him in upcoming A-League season with Central Coast Mariners". The Advertiser (Adelaide). Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  5. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/players/mitchell--duke/175952/
  6. ^ Duke takes J-League opportunity
  7. ^ Somerford, Ben (24 April 2016). "Duke suffers long-term injury". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  8. ^ Thomas, Josh. "Mitchell Duke eyes European move after Japanese adventure ends in frustration". Goal.com. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Socceroos name East Asian Cup squad". St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  10. ^ Strachan, Iain (22 July 2013). "New Socceroo Duke describes 'dream come true'". Goal.com. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Japan edge Australia 3–2 in EAFF East Asian Cup". Japan Football Association. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Socceroos' loss to China leaves them winless in East Asian Cup". The Guardian. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Socceroos routed 6–0 by Brazil". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  14. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 114 out of 289)
  15. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 139 out of 289)
  16. ^ "Matches of M. Duke". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 December 2013.

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