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 54)[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.

† Appearances (goals)

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]


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