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.
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.
- Sourced from Karl Austin profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)