|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.
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.