Mossley - Manchester City


Former Mossley centre forward Leon Mike began his pro career with Manchester City and made 2 first team appearances for City before moving to Aberdeen



Former Mossley manager Jason Beckford began his playing career with Manchester City


Former Mossley left winger Adam Morning played for Manchester City as a junior

Leyton Slack - former Mossley player who played for Manchester City as a junior

Manchester City's Northern Ireland youth International midfielder Paul Murphy had a brief spell on loan at Mossley

Goalkeeper Ashley Timms had a brief spell with Mossley after arriving from Manchester City


One time Manchester City striker Adie Mike had a spell with Mossley in the 2003/04 season


Neil Pointon made 90 appearances for Manchester City as well as enjoying lengthy spells with Everton, Oldham Athletic and Hearts but ended his career as a cup winner with Mossley



Former Mossley striker Alan Bailey played his first Football League games with Manchester City before joining Stockport County




Manchester City legend Neil Young enjoyed his long belated testimonial match at Mossley





Right back John Foster played League football for Manchester City before having a spell with Mossley


Anthony Callaghan was a promising junior at Manchester City but didn't quite make the grade. He did have a successful spell with Mossley though!

Ciaran Kilheeney progressed through Manchester City's academy but was released to join Mossley


Manchester born Peter Barnes is the son of City Legend Ken Barnes. He joined City as an apprentice in 1972 and turned professional there two years later. He made his League debut against Manchester United in October 1974 and was in the winning side in the 1976 League Cup Final. He made over 100 League appearances for City. before moving to WBA. for £650 000 in July 1979, during Malcom Allisons big clear-out at Maine Road. Joined Leeds United in August 1981 in a deal worth £750 000, and went on to play for Coventry and Manchester United before returning to his belowed City in 1987. City then paid £30 000 for the winger who by then was in the closing years of his career. Peter won 22 caps for England and scored 4 goals. He will forever be remembered for his pace and his skills with the ball. He had a brief spell with Mossley in the early 1990's



Journeyman goalkeeper Barry Siddall can name Manchester City and Mossley amongst the clubs he played for


Mike Lester had more clubs than Tiger Woods and amongst them were Manchester City and Mossley

Gaolkeeper Darren Williams played reserve team football for Manchester City and Stockport County priopr to joining Mossley in 1990

John Sainty was born in Poplar on 24th March 1946 and served his football apprenticeship with Tottenham Hotspur signing professional in July 1963. He failed to make the first team though and moved to Reading where he made 71 appearances scoring 19 goals between 1967 and 1970. He then moved to Bournemouth for a £5,000 transfer fee where he then went on to make 118 appearances scoring 21 goals from an attacking midfield position. A transfer to Aldershot was less successful and he made just 29 appearances in two seasons. He then joined Norwich City as a coach under John Bond and went with Bond when he took over at Manchester City where he served as assistant manager. A spell as manager of Chester City followed but he then dropped out of League football altogether and took over as manager of Glossop North End. He joined Mossley in March 1987 and turned around a struggling team. The following season didn't begin as hoped though and Sainty was sacked on 31st October 1987 after a 3-0 FA Trophy defeat at Alfreton Town.



Manchester City academy coach Alex Gibson played for Mossley in the early 1980's


Mossley's most prolific ever striker Dave Moore began his playing career as a junior with Manchester City


Vinny Garmory was an FA Youth Cup winner with Manchester City before signing for Mossley in 1977






Mike Summerbee made 357 appearances for Manchester City and gained 8 England caps. He made just 1 appearance for Mossley when he helped the Lilywhites overcome Crewe Alexandra in the FA Cup in 1980




Mountainous centre half Mike Batty played first team football for Manchester City in the early 1960's before joining Mossley via Rhyl.


Keith Mason was a Manchester City prodigy in the mid 1960's but didn't quite make the grade. He certainly made the grade at Mossley!

Bad boy Tony Jackson was booted out of Manchester City in the late 1960's and his precocious talents were then enjoyed by Mossley fans

Fionan 'Paddy' Fagan
Former Transport (Ireland), Hull City (26-2), Manchester City (153-34) and Derby County (24-6) winger. Played for Manchester City in the 1955 FA Cup Final (Rep.Republic of Ireland - 8 caps). Later player-manager of Altrincham



Dicky Threlfall played for Manchester City in the 1930's and later made over 150 appearances for Mossley


World War II cost goalscoring inside forward Tommy Oakes much of his career and he made only 1 post war appearance for Manchester City's first team before joining Mossley

Micky Brennan almost made it at Manchester City, he then didn't make it at Rochdale, Mossley, Macclesfield, etc.

Sam Cowan
Former Manchester City and England centre half who became player manager of Mossley and later returned to City as team manager


Manchester City 1934
Front row far left: Ernie Toseland
3rd from left: Sam Cowan
also in picture - back row far left Matt Busby and legendary goalkeeper Frank Swift


Ernie Toseland
Legendary former Manchester City flying winger who played for Mossley late in his career


George Wynn was the first former International player to sign for Mossley having been capped by Wales. Amongst his former clubs was - Manchester City