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Charlie Austin

Queen's Park Rangers FC



  Charles Austin
Birth 5 July 1989 in Swindon, Wiltshire [Registered in Swindon, July 1989].
Statistical books state that Austin was born in Hungerford, but there is no registration there, only Swindon. He may have been brought up in Hungerford.
Marriage Bianca Parker, one child, Avabella (August 2012)


Jack Rollin's Sky Sports Yearbook [2013] &

Playing Career

Began his footballing career in the Reading FC youth academy, but was released. He played junior football with Kintbury Rangers FC and Hungerford Town FC. He was also on the books of Thatcham Town FC before the whole Austin family moved to the south-coast. Learning his trade in brick-laying, Austin signed for Poole Town AFC, of the Wessex League. And although a trial with AFC Bournemouth was forthcoming, he could not sign because of a transfer embargo placed upon The Cherries. It was Swindon Town FC who offered Austin another trial in September 2009, and they signed him up, before Burnley FC signed him on 28 January 2011 for £1 million, despite Ipswich Town FC agreeing terms a week earlier. Hull City AFC attempted to buy him on 8 July 2013, but the deal fell through and Queen's Park Rangers FC paid £4 million for him on 1 August. Austin joined Southampton FC on 16 January 2016 for another £4 million fee. Transfer Deadline Day, 8 August 2019, Austin signed for West Bromwich Albion FC for yet another £4 million transfer fee. On 9 January 2021, Austin rejoined Queen's Park Rangers FC on loan for the remainder of the season, and was released by Albion at the end of the season. Austin signed for Rangers on 2 June 2021 and released on 5 May 2022. On 27June 2022, Austin left for the Australian A-League when he signed for Brisbane Roar FC, making seven appearances, scoring twice. His contract was mutually ended in December and he returned to sign for his hometown club, Swindon Town FC, on 30 December 2022.

League History
328+119 appearances, 173 goals
Swindon Town FC 2009-11 49+five appearances, 31 goals
debut (league one): (sub) 24 October 2009 Norwich City FC 1 Swindon Town FC 0.
Burnley FC 2011-13 69+thirteen appearances, forty goals.
debut (championship): 7 August 2010 Burnley FC 1 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 2.
Queen's Park Rangers FC 2013-15 75+seven appearances, 45 goals.
debut (championship): (sub) 3 August 2013 QPR FC 2 Sheffield Wednesday FC 1.
Southampton FC 2016-19 34+37 appearances, sixteen goals.
debut: (sub) 23 January 2016 Manchester United FC 0 Southampton FC 1.
West Bromwich Albion FC 2019-21 eighteen+21 appearances, ten goals.
debut (championship): (sub) 17 August 2019 Luton Town FC 1 West Bromwich Albion FC 2.
Queen's Park Rangers FC 2021 loan nineteen+two appearances, eight goals.
2021-22 permanent fifteen+nineteen appearances, five goals.
debut (championship): 12 January 2021 Luton Town FC 0 Queen's Park Rangers FC 2.
Swindon Town FC
2023-24 48+fifteen appearances, eighteen goals.
debut (league two): 14 January 2023 Swindon Town FC 5 Grimsby Town FC 0.
Club honours Football League Championship play off winners 2013-14, runners-up 2019-20;
ootball League Cup
runners-up 2016-17;
Individual honours Burnley FC Player of the Year 2012-13; Burnley FC Players' Player of the Year 2012-13;
FA Premier League Player of the Month
December 2014;
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 6' 2", 13st. 3lb. [2013]


Jack Rollin's Sky Sports Yearbook [2013] & ENFA.

England Career

Player number did not appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Major tournaments None
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

"Charlie Austin has been found guilty of assaulting a man in a nightclub. Swindon Magistrates' Court heard the 23-year-old punched Sam Webb, 20, in the face after an altercation in Bushwackers in Swindon on 13 October. The former Swindon Town striker had denied the charge and said he was acting in self-defence. He was found guilty of common assault by beating, fined £1,800 and ordered to pay £1,320 in costs. The court was told that Mr Austin and his partner Bianca Parker, who live in Ramsbottom near Burnley, had returned to Swindon to visit Ms Parker's parents. On the night of Saturday 13 October the couple were in the club in Swindon town centre. Mr Webb told the court that he had disturbed Mr Austin in a toilet cubicle where he saw the footballer "hunched over" the toilet bowl.  He said he heard a "sniffing sound" and suspected Mr Austin was using some kind of street drug. Mr Webb said as a Swindon Town fan he recognised him and asked him why he was taking drugs when he was a professional footballer. He said Mr Austin then swung at him in the toilet and missed, but later confronted him back in the club. Mr Webb said he walked up to him and punched him "square in face" and "in revenge" because he was annoyed at being disturbed. Mr Austin refuted any allegations of drug-taking saying it would end his career as a professional footballer as the FA carries out random drug-testing. He claimed he was using a cubicle as the urinals were busy and said the door was opened by a group of men who were filming him on their phones because of who he was. Mr Austin said he had experienced problems in Swindon since his transfer to Burnley in January 2011, from fans who were annoyed by his transfer. He said he left the toilet and Mr Webb and another man came towards him in "a threatening manner" and he punched him in self defence. Magistrates decided that there had been no threatening behaviour from the witness, so Mr Austin had no grounds to claim self defence." - BBC Wiltshire, 3 June 2013.

The Numbers
Squads unused
2 2

Tournament Record

European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2014-16 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0

Match History

 Club: Queen's Park Rangers F.C. - no full appearances

manager: Roy Hodgson - no full appearancesx

Age 25
943 7 June 2015 - Republic of Ireland 0 England 0, The Aviva Stadium, Dublin Fr AD unused sub 18
944 14 June 2015 - Slovenia 2 England 3, Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana ECP AW 18