Mitchell Mallia

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Mitchell Mallia
Mitchell Mallia.jpg
Mallia playing for Central Coast Mariners Youth in 2010
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Daniel Mallia
Date of birth (1992-03-22) 22 March 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Liverpool, Australia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
St. Pats
AC United
Southern Districts
Macarthur Rams
Marconi Stallions
2009–2011 Central Coast Mariners Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Central Coast Mariners 1 (0)
2010–2011 Marconi Stallions 21 (2)
2011–2014 Sydney FC 18 (1)
2014– Blacktown City 107 (40)
2017Perth Glory (loan) 6 (1)
National team
2007 Australia U-17 5 (2)
2012 Australia U-23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2016

Mitchell Daniel Mallia (born 22 March 1992) is an Australian professional football (soccer) player who last played for Perth Glory in the A-League.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

On 31 January 2010 he made his first team debut for the Mariners in a 3–1 loss against Perth Glory, becoming the youngest player to represent the Mariners in the A-League.[1]

Sydney FC[edit]

In 2011, after he was told he wasn't in the plans of Central Coast manager Graham Arnold, Mallia moved to Sydney FC to take up a contract in their National Youth League setup. After an impressive start to the youth season where he was the leading goalscorer, Sydney FC manager Vítězslav Lavička gave Mallia his first Sydney FC senior appearance on 17 December 2011 against Newcastle Jets where he would then go on to make 6 appearances in the 2011–12 A-League season.[2] Mallia scored his first senior goal for Sydney FC on 19 February 2012 against Adelaide United in his team's 2–1 win at Hindmarsh Stadium. After impressing throughout the season, Mallia signed his first senior contract on 21 January 2012, sealing a two-year deal with Sydney FC along with fellow youngsters from the youth league team Daniel Petkovski and Hagi Gligor.[3]

Blacktown City[edit]

In 2014, after the end of his contract with Sydney FC, Mallia signed with NPL NSW club Blacktown City.[4]

Mallia scored a first half hat-trick on the opening match day of the 2015 National Premier Leagues NSW Men's 1 season against Sydney United in their 3–2 victory.[5]

Perth Glory[edit]

Following Joel Chianese being sidelined with a collar bone injury, Perth Glory signed Mallia on an injury replacement contract on 11 October 2017.[6] After Chianese's recovery from his injury, Mallia was released from the club.[7]

International career[edit]

On 7 March 2011 he was selected to represent the Australia Olympic football team in an Asian Olympic Qualifier match against Iraq.[8] He is also eligible to play for the Malta national football team.

In March 2018, Mallia was called up to the Maltese squad for two friendly matches.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 November 2017
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Central Coast Mariners 2009–10 A-League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Marconi Stallions 2010 NSW Premier League 12 2 3 1 0 0 15 1
2011 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 21 2 3 1 0 0 24 1
Sydney FC 2011–12 A-League 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
2012–13 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2013–14 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
Blacktown City 2014 National Premier Leagues 15 8 3 1 0 0 18 9
2015 21 9 9 1 0 0 30 10
2016 24 6 3 2 0 0 27 8
2017 18 6 8 10 0 0 24 14
Total 78 29 23 14 0 0 101 43
Perth Glory 2017–18 A-League 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Career total 122 33 26 15 0 0 148 48

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Marconi Stallions
Blacktown City

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallia headlines generation next
  2. ^ "Mitchell Mallia (Sydney FC)". Ultimate A-League.
  3. ^ "Sky Blues nab Mallia". Football Federation Australia. 21 January 2012. Archived from the original on 24 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Mallia hungry for success". Football NSW. 6 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Mallia hat-trick sinks United 58". NPL NSW. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Mallia heads West". Perth Glory. 11 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Walker extends stay, Mallia departs". Perth Glory. 19 December 2017.
  8. ^ "New Blood for the Olyroos". The World Game. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  9. ^ "NPL gun earns international call-up". FourFourTwo. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2018.

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