Forward Mitchell Duke
- Height 182cm
- Weight 84kg
- D.O.B. 18/1/91
Debut: 20/07/2013 v South Korea
Socceroos Cap Number: 559
Caps (Goals): 9 (4)
Current Club: Fagiano Okayama
Previous clubs: Central Coast Mariners, Shimizu S-Pulse, Al-Taawoun, Western Sydney Wanderers
Duke began his career at Central Coast Mariners and was part of a highly period at the club which culminated in them winning the championship in 2013.
Duke made his debut for the Australian senior team in 2013 at the East Asian Cup tournament in a match against South Korea, while scoring his first international goal in the following match against Japan.
The Western Sydney born striker sealed a move to J League side Shimizu S-Pulse in 2015 where he spent four years before returning to Australia to join Western Sydney Wanderers.
He was an instant hit amongst the Wanderers fans, scoring on his debut before being named club captain the following season.
The 2019/20 season saw Duke score a career high 14 goals and it was not long before another move abroad beckoned, this time it was Saudi Arabian club Al-Taawoun who came calling. In January 2021 Western Sydney Wanderers announced that Duke was returning to the club on loan for the remainder of the season.
His form also earned a recall to the Socceroos in June 2021, where he played three of Australia’s four World Cup qualifiers – scoring a second-half brace against Chinese Taipei.
The following month, the 30-year-old made his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, leading the line for the Olyroos as their sole overage selection.
Following the tournament, Duke remained in Japan, sealing a transfer to Fagiano Okayama.
Best Socceroos moment:
Making his international debut in the 2013 AEFF East Asian Cup, Duke re-payed Holger Osieck's faith scoring in consecutive matches against powerhouse Asian outfits South Korea and Japan.
Qualifying World Cup 2022
Aussies Abroad Wrap: Duke scores winner in Japan as Rogic earns personal recognition
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Aussies Abroad Wrap: Scottish Cup elation for Atkinson, Duke continues goal-scoring form
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Aussies Abroad: Duke heads home as Rogic helps Celtic to victory
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Olyroo Profile: Arnold challenges Duke to claim Golden Boot at Tokyo 2020
Mitchell Duke says Olyroos boss Graham Arnold has challenged him to finish the Tokyo 2020 Men's Football Tournament as its top scorer, as he prepares to seize the 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to represent his country at the Olympic Games. Australia's only overage selection
Duke 'won’t accept anything less' than perfect run through World Cup qualifiers
Socceroos forward Mitchell Duke says achieving anything less than maximum points from two remaining Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup? qualifiers would be considered a disappointment for a highly motivated Green and Gold squad with a five-point lead at the top of Group B. Australia ca