|Full name||Karl Austin|
|Date of birth||7 August 1961|
|Place of birth||Stoke-on-Trent, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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. His rivals for the number one jersey were Barry Siddall and Chris Pearce. 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.