Central Coast Mariners reward treble hero with new three-year deal: Full details

WATCH: The best of Mikael Doka's debut season in the Isuzu UTE A-League

Central Coast Mariners have moved quickly to lock down one of the stars of their treble-winning season, handing Brazilian wide man Mikael Doka a new three-year deal.

The 24-year-old took some time to settle in Gosford, but soon exploded in his debut A-Leagues campaign, finishing with seven goals and 11 assists across 41 appearances in all competitions.

Add to that an epic goal against Wellington Phoenix that ultimately helped seal the Isuzu UTE A-League Premiership and the fact that he was named AFC Cup Player of the Tournament – and it’s little surprise the Mariners are securing Doka’s future.

The fan favourite, who was named the club’s Newcomer of the Season as well as April’s Isuzu UTE A-League Player of the Month, has now signed on until the end of the 2026-27 season.

“Doka has shown his capabilities as a player this season, going from strength to strength throughout the campaign,” Mariners boss Mark Jackson said.

“He has a massive capacity to get even better in the future and we believe that he will be a massive part of the team next season and moving forward into the coming years.

“We are delighted to have a player like him commit his future to the club.

“It shows the club’s intentions and that we want to continue in our progression with players in developing them while also achieving success.”

Doka is excited to be able to extend his stay with the club, having loved his first season
on the Central Coast.

“I’m very happy to extend my contract with the club, to be here for a few more years. I really love Australia and the Central Coast,” he said.

“What we did this year will go down in history, but we will work hard to do the same next season.”

Speaking to aleagues.com.au recently, the Brazilian expressed how much he’s loving life in Australia, even suggesting he would be keen to represent the Socceroos if the opportunity arose in future.

“Who knows? I could play for the Australian national team, why not. If they were interested and I am adapted here it would be perfect!” Doka said.

“I’m calm here, I like it here. I like the people of Australia, everything, the food, I’m used to it. So I am very happy here, I love Australia very much.”