Austin joined Manchester City from Norwich City (for whom he had scored 39 goals in 164 matches) in May 1924 for £2,000. He played for Manchester City 160 times scoring 43 goals. In his entire career he made 358 appearances scoring 86 goals. He also won one England cap.
Billy Austin was not the subject of the Steve Earle song of that name.
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