Mitchell Duke

Mitchell Duke

Duke playing for Central Coast Mariners in 2012
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Thomas Duke
Date of birth (1991-01-18) 18 January 1991
Place of birth Liverpool, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Club information
Current team
Shimizu S-Pulse
Number 19
Youth career
Parramatta Eagles
2009–2012 Central Coast Mariners
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Central Coast Mariners 66 (13)
2011Blacktown City FC (loan) 21 (4)
2015– Shimizu S-Pulse 36 (2)
National team
2013– Australia 4 (2)

* 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

Mitchell Thomas Duke (born 18 January 1991) is an Australian international football (soccer) player who plays as a striker for Shimizu S-Pulse in the J2 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

Duke was born in Liverpool, in Sydney's south-west.

Playing career


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.[1]

On 24 January 2012 it was announced he had signed his first senior contract signing a two-year contract with Central Coast Mariners.[2]

In August 2013, Duke had a two-week trial with English Premier League side West Ham United.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] In April 2016, Duke suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, ruling him out of football for at least six months.[6]


Duke was first named in the Socceroos squad in July 2013, for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup.[7] Duke made his debut in the first game of the tournament in a draw with South Korea.[8] He scored his first international goal in the next match, a 3–2 loss to Japan.[9] Duke scored again in the following match which Australia lost 4–3 to China.[10]

Duke next played for the Socceroos in a friendly loss to Brazil, in Brasília.[11]

Career statistics


As of 20 April 2016
Club Season League Cup Asia Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Central Coast Mariners 2010–11 A-League 11000011
2011–12 00001010
2012–13 2160072288
2013–14 2930060353
2014–15 1533000183
Mariners total6613301428315
Blacktown City Demons (loan)2011NSW Premier League 2142100235
Shimizu S-Pulse 2015J1 League2913000321
2016J2 League71000071
Shimizu total3623000392


International goals

As of 28 July 2013[12]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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



Central Coast Mariners

See also


  1. "Mariners blow Gold Coast away". ABC. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  2. "Mariners re-sign young defender Sainsbury". ABC. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  3. 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. Duke takes J-League opportunity
  6. Somerford, Ben (24 April 2016). "Duke suffers long-term injury". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  7. "Socceroos name East Asian Cup squad". St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  8. Strachan, Iain (22 July 2013). "New Socceroo Duke describes 'dream come true'". Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  9. "Japan edge Australia 3-2 in EAFF East Asian Cup". Japan Football Association. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  10. "Socceroos' loss to China leaves them winless in East Asian Cup". The Guardian. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  11. "Socceroos routed 6-0 by Brazil". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  12. "Matches of M. Duke". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
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