Karl Austin

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Karl Austin
Personal information
Full name Karl Austin[1]
Date of birth (1961-08-07) 7 August 1961 (age 55)[1]
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Stafford Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985 Port Vale 1 (0)
Gresley Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Karl Austin (born 7 August 1961) is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Stafford Rangers, Port Vale and Gresley Rovers in the 1980s.

Playing career[edit]

Austin played for Alliance Premier League club Stafford Rangers, before joining John Rudge's Fourth Division side Port Vale on non-contract terms in February 1985.[1] His rivals for the number one jersey were Barry Siddall and Chris Pearce.[1] He played in a 3–3 draw with Scunthorpe United at the Old Showground on 10 May, the last day of the 1984–85 season, but was not signed to a permanent deal at Vale Park.[1]


  • Sourced from Karl Austin profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1984–85 Fourth Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 12. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.