Ryan Austin (footballer)

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Ryan Austin
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Personal information
Full name Ryan Austin
Date of birth (1984-11-15) 15 November 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England
Height 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Kidsgrove Athletic (player manager)
Youth career
2004 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Crewe Alexandra 0 (0)
2004–2005 Burton Albion (loan) 30 (0)
2005–2012 Burton Albion 191 (4)
2012–2013 Kidderminster Harriers 5 (0)
2012 Brackley Town (loan) 15 (0)
2013–2016 Brackley Town 108 (1)
2016– Kidsgrove Athletic
National team
2006 England C 2 (0)
Teams managed
2016– Kidsgrove Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ryan Austin (born 15 November 1984) in Stoke-on-Trent is an English professional footballer who is player-manager at Kidsgrove Athletic.[1]


After starting out as a trainee at Crewe Alexandra in 2004 he was later promoted to the first-team. He then had a successful loan spell at Burton Albion impressing manager Nigel Clough. In August 2004, he signed for Burton Albion on a free transfer from Crewe. A regular for Burton in the Football Conference, Austin made his Football League debut on 8 August 2009 in a 3–1 away defeat to Shrewsbury Town.[2] Austin has also played for the England C national football team at semi-professional level.[3]

Austin was ruled out until the end of the 2009–10 season with a torn knee ligament. He made his return to the side after injury against Rotherham United on 11 September 2010.Austin was released by Burton Albion at the end of the 2011/2012 campaign.[4] In July 2012 he joined Kidderminster Harriers.[5] In October 2012 he joined Brackley Town on loan.[6] In January 2013, Austin joined Brackley on a permanent deal.

In August 2016 Austin joined Kidsgrove Athletic and replaced Peter Ward as manager.[7]


  1. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2013). Non-League Club Directory 2014. Tony Williams Publications. p. 1006. ISBN 978-1-869833-72-5. 
  2. ^ Shrewsbury 3 – 1 Burton Albion
  3. ^ "Latest NGXI Squad". The Football Association. 1 November 2006. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Burton Albion release quartet but Nathan Stanton agrees deal". BBC Sport. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kidderminster Harriers sign Burton defender Ryan Austin". BBC Sport. 4 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Harriers Austin Loaned to Brackley". Football Conference. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kidsgrove Athletic appoint new manager after poor start to season". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 

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