Forward Mitchell Duke

  • Height 182cm
  • Weight 84kg
  • D.O.B. 18/1/91

Biography

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

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