Charlie Austin

Position: Striker
Team: Queens Park Rangers
Born: July 5, 1985 (age 29)
Hometown: Hungerford, England
Height: 6'2''
Nationality: English
Charlie Austin of QPR scores the first goal of Bournemouth during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Bournemouth on December 3, 2013
Result: Queens Park Rangers snatch win in Germany
Charlie Austin scores the winning goal as Queens Park Rangers secure a 1-0 victory over Rot-Weiss Erfurt in their pre-season friendly in Germany.
Jul 22, 20:32
QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
Three players Queens Park Rangers should sign
Sports Mole selects three players that we believe should be transfer targets of Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp.
Jul 19, 11:33
Charlie Austin of QPR scores the first goal of Bournemouth during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Bournemouth on December 3, 2013
Charlie Austin aims to emulate success achieved by Rickie Lambert
Charlie Austin believes that he can follow the example set by Rickie Lambert in the Premier League.
May 29, 05:00
: The QPR team celebrate with the trophy after the Sky Bet Championship Playoff Final match between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers at Wembley Stadium on May 24, 2014
Result: Queens Park Rangers promoted back to Premier League after late Bobby Zamora goal
Queens Park Rangers win promotion to the Premier League after beating Derby County 1-0 in the Championship playoff final.
May 24, 16:54
Craig Forsyth of Derby in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Blackburn Rovers at Pride Park Stadium on August 04, 2013
Half-Time Report: Derby County, Queens Park Rangers goalless
The Championship playoff final between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers is currently goalless at half time.
May 24, 15:47
Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers scores QPR's 2nd goal in extra time during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on May 12, 2014
Team News: Derby County, Queens Park Rangers unchanged for playoff final
Derby County and Queens Park Rangers both name unchanged starting lineups for their Championship playoff final.
May 24, 14:27
QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
Queens Park Rangers fan has playoff final ticket ripped up by dog
A Queens Park Rangers supporter reveals on Twitter that their Championship playoff final ticket was ripped up by their dog ahead of the clash at Wembley on Saturday.
May 23, 13:46
Burnley's Danny Ings with his Player of the Month award for October on November 7, 2013
Burnley hotshot Danny Ings 'ignoring' transfer speculation
In-demand Burnley striker Danny Ings insists that he is not concerned about rumours of a move away from Turf Moor this summer.
May 19, 18:14
Harry Redknapp Manager of Queens Park Rangers and Uwe Rosler Manager of Wigan ahead of the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on May 12, 2014
Harry Redknapp hails Queens Park Rangers' "great character"
Harry Redknapp hails his Queens Park Rangers players for showing "great character" in their victory against Wigan Athletic.
May 12, 23:57
QPR centre back Richard Dunne in action against Ipswich on August 17, 2013
Richard Dunne hails "great battle" against Wigan Athletic
Queens Park Rangers defender Richard Dunne admits that the team had a "great battle" in their Championship playoff against Wigan Athletic.
May 12, 22:41
Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers scores QPR's 2nd goal in extra time during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on May 12, 2014
Result: Charlie Austin brace sends Queens Park Rangers into Championship playoff final
Queens Park Rangers come from behind to beat Wigan Athletic in extra time and reach the final of the Championship playoffs.
May 12, 22:26
QPR manager Harry Redknapp in the dugout during the match against Arsenal on May 4, 2013
Team News: Harry Redknapp makes two Queens Park Rangers changes
Harry Redknapp drops Ravel Morrison to the bench in one of two changes from the first leg for tonight's Championship playoff semi-final second leg against Wigan Athletic.
May 12, 18:52
Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers scores QPR's 2nd goal in extra time during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on May 12, 2014
Live Commentary: Queens Park Rangers 2-1 (2-1) Wigan Athletic - as it happened
Relive QPR's 2-1 win over Wigan in their Championship playoff semi-final second leg as the Hoops reached the richest match in football.
May 12, 18:45
Wigan's Marc-Antoine Fortune and QPR's Nedum Onuoha in action during the Championship play-off first leg match on May 9, 2014
Half-Time Report: Tight affair between Queens Park Rangers, Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic and Queens Park Rangers are level at 0-0 after 45 minutes of their Championship playoff semi-final first leg at the DW Stadium in Lancashire.
May 9, 20:35
Ravel Morrison of Queens Park Rangers shoots at goal against Wigan Athletic during the Sky Bet Championship match at Loftus Road on March 25, 2014
Team News: Ravel Morrison back for Queens Park Rangers
Ravel Morrison returns to the Queens Park Rangers starting XI for their Championship playoff semi-final first leg against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.
May 9, 19:16
Queens Park Rangers defender Clint Hill looks on during a Championship game on December 3, 2013
Clint Hill: 'We didn't deserve automatic promotion'
Queens Park Rangers defender Clint Hill admits that his side didn't do enough to earn a top-two finish in the Championship this season.
May 7, 06:48
QPR's Charlie Austin celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Huddersfield during their Championship match on January 18, 2014
Result: Queens Park Rangers see off Barnsley
Goals from Charlie Austin, Yun Suk-Young and an own goal from Jean-Yves Mvoto give Queens Park Rangers the win in their Championship game against Barnsley.
May 3, 14:12
QPR's Charlie Austin celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Huddersfield during their Championship match on January 18, 2014
Half-Time Report: Queens Park Rangers two up against Barnsley
A quickfire double from Queens Park Rangers puts them two up in their Championship game against Barnsley.
May 3, 13:09
QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
Team News: Coll Donaldson given full debut for Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp gives defender Coll Donaldson his senior debut in their Championship clash against Barnsley.
May 3, 12:13
Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson looks on during a League One match at Brammall Lane on February 1, 2013
Preview: Barnsley vs. Queens Park Rangers
Sports Mole looks ahead to the final day of the Championship season as relegated Barnsley take on QPR at Oakwell.
May 1, 21:33
Scott Malone of Millwall celebrates scoring their first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Millwall at City Ground on April 05, 2014
Result: Millwall snatch last-gasp equaliser at Loftus Road
Scott Malone finds the net in stoppage time to rescue a point for Millwall against Queens Park Rangers.
Apr 26, 17:05
Yossi Benayoun of Queens Park Rangers makes his debut during the Sky Bet Championship match against Leicester City at Loftus Road on December 21, 2013
Half-Time Report: Millwall holding Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road
Millwall hold Queens Park Rangers to a goalless first half at Loftus Road.
Apr 26, 15:59
QPR's Charlie Austin celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Huddersfield during their Championship match on January 18, 2014
Team News: Charlie Austin declared fit to face Millwall
Queens Park Rangers hand a start to top goalscorer Charlie Austin for this afternoon's Championship showdown with relegation-threatened Millwall.
Apr 26, 14:50
Millwall manager Ian Holloway looks on during his team's Championship match against Ipswich on January 18, 2014
Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Millwall
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Championship clash between Queens Park Rangers and relegation-threatened Millwall at Loftus Road.
Apr 24, 21:29
QPR's Charlie Austin celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Bolton during their Championship match on January 28, 2014
Kevin Bond plays down Charlie Austin injury fears
Kevin Bond reveals that Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin suffered no lasting damage to his hamstring in the 2-1 victory over Watford at Loftus Road.
Apr 21, 17:54
QPR's Charlie Austin celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Huddersfield during their Championship match on January 18, 2014
Result: Late Charlie Austin winner defeats Watford
Charlie Austin scores late on to secure a 2-1 victory for Queens Park Rangers over Watford.
Apr 21, 16:54
Ravel Morrison of Queens Park Rangers celebrates his goal with Gary O'Neil of Queens Park Rangers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers at St Andrews Stadium on March 8, 2014
Team News: Queens Park Rangers recall Ravel Morrison
Ravel Morrison returns to the Queens Park Rangers starting lineup for today's home match with Watford.
Apr 21, 14:47
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson on the touchline on March 29, 2013
Preview: Leicester City vs. Queens Park Rangers
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between leaders Leicester and Queens Park Rangers at the King Power Stadium.
Apr 17, 13:03
Charlie Austin of QPR scores the first goal of Bournemouth during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Bournemouth on December 3, 2013
Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin confident of return to form
Charlie Austin insists that he will start scoring goals on a regular basis again for Queens Park Rangers.
Apr 14, 15:54
Bobby Zamora of Queens Park Rangers celebrates scoring their 5th goal with Niko Kranjcar of Queens Park Rangers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest at Loftus Road on April 12, 2014
Match Analysis: Queens Park Rangers 5-2 Nottingham Forest
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Queens Park Rangers's convincing win over Nottingham Forest in the Championship.
Apr 12, 20:34
QPR's Junior Hoilett in action against Ipswich on August 17, 2013
Half-Time Report: Queens Park Rangers ahead against Nottingham Forest
Queens Park Rangers score two minutes from either side of the first half to lead Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the break.
Apr 12, 13:19
QPR's Charlie Austin celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Bolton during their Championship match on January 28, 2014
Team News: Charlie Austin starts for Queens Park Rangers
Charlie Austin starts for Queens Park Rangers for the first time since January against Nottingham Forest today.
Apr 12, 12:10
QPR manager Harry Redknapp in the dugout during the match against Arsenal on May 4, 2013
Live Commentary: Queens Park Rangers 5-2 Nottingham Forest - as it happened
Read how Queens Park Rangers moved up to third in the Championship by seeing off Nottingham Forest by five goals to two.
Apr 12, 11:45
QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Nottingham Forest
Sports Mole previews the Championship clash between QPR and Nottingham Forest at Loftus Road, where defeat would see Rangers' automatic promotion hopes ended.
Apr 10, 15:50
Manchester United's English striker William Keane vies with Blackburn Rovers' Scottish defender Grant Hanley during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England
Team News: Will Keane starts for Queens Park Rangers
Will Keane starts up front for Queens Park Rangers against Blackburn Rovers, while Charlie Austin, Bobby Zamora and Modibo Maiga are on the bench.
Apr 8, 19:43
QPR's Charlie Austin celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Huddersfield during their Championship match on January 18, 2014
Charlie Austin to start for Queens Park Rangers?
Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin may make his first start tonight since his return from a shoulder problem.
Apr 8, 15:01
QPR manager Harry Redknapp during a press conference on August 2, 2013
Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp regrets not signing Lewis Grabban
Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp admits his regret at not signing Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban during the January transfer window.
Apr 7, 11:59
Lewis Grabban of Bournemouth celebrates with a team mate Andrew Surman after scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Bournemouth at Ewood Park on March 12, 2014
Result: Ten-man Bournemouth beat Queens Park Rangers
Ten-man Bournemouth hold on for an impressive 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers.
Apr 5, 17:00
QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
Preview: Bournemouth vs. Queens Park Rangers
Sports Mole previews the Championship encounter between in-form Bournemouth and Queens Park Rangers at the Goldsands Stadium.
Apr 3, 18:06
QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Blackpool
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship battle between promotion-chasing QPR and relegation-threatened Blackpool at Loftus Road.
Mar 27, 17:33
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