COMPLETE A-Z OF MOSSLEY PLAYERS from 1919 to current

* Abadaki to Austin *

Name
Season
Apps
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Godwin Abadaki
2015/16
27
1
Born in Nigeria 12th October 1993. GodwinOlorunfemi Ebenmosi Abadaki came through Rochdale's youth system and made two Football League appearances in 2012 before signing for Championship side Huddersfield Town in September 2012 on a three month youth loan. He then joined Hyde in an extended loan deal and further loan periods followed with Southport, Stalybridge Celtic and Workington before his release from Rochdale in May 2014. He then played for Northwich Victoria in the 2014/15 season before joining Ashton United in July 2015. Younger brother of Osebi Abadaki. Returned to Northwich Victoria prior to the 2016/17 season.

Osebi Abadaki
2010/11
2011/12
21
4
Born in Nigeria on 22nd April 1991. Extremely quick and tricky striker originally signed in August 2010 from Ashton United. Made just 4 Mossley appearances before moving on to Buxton. Osebi re-signed for Mossley in September 2011 after a spell with Radcliffe Borough. Transferred to Salford City in January 2012 and later signed for FC Halifax Town and has since played for Ashton United, Nantwich Town, Winsford United, Salford City, Ramsbottom United and Nantwich Town. Older brotrher of Godwin Abadaki.

Kenny Abbott
2000/01
2001/02
17
0

Locally based speedy left winger signed by Benny Phillips from Springhead in the 2000/01 season. He had a brief spell with Abbey Hey before re-signing for Mossley the following season. He was released in the closed season of 2002.


Malcolm Abbott

1966/67
1967/68

16
0
Signed from Winsford United, transferred to Radcliffe Borough. Later with Droylsden

Fabio Abreu
2010/11
2
1

Born on 29th January 1993 in Angola. Fabio Gonsalves Abreu signed for Mossley's youth team from Bacup Borough in October 2010. He scored 16 goals in 15 games for the Mossley Youth and Reserve teams and was capped 3 times by England Schoolboys at under 18 level before earning a first team call up for the Lilywhites, scoring on his debut with his very first touch of the ball. Abreu signed a three year trainee deal with Portuguese Primera club Maritimo in the close season of 2011. Made his first team debut for Maritimo in the 2014/15 season.


Ackerley
1953/54
1
0
Trialist amateur right winger who made a solitary appearance under Jack Boothway in the 1953/54 season.

Eric Ackerley
1925/26
1
0
Brother of Mossley centre half Jack Ackerley who played one game on trial for Mossley late in the 1925/26 season.

Jack Ackerley
1924/25
1925/26
1926/27
74
2
Centre half signed from Proctor Gymnasium FC in August 1924. He made 32 appearances in his first season with the club, 39 appearances in the 1925/26 season but transferred to Ashton National after just three games of the 1926/27 season.

Adams
1965/66
1
0
Wing half who made a solitary appearance on trial late in the 1965/66 season.

Alf Adams
1963/64
1
0
Former Nottingham Forest reserve player who made just one Mossley appearance in the 1963/64 season after he was signed from Chorley.

Rex Adams
1956/57
22
4
Born in Oxford on 3rd February 1928, Rex Adams began his playing career as an amateur in the Isthmian League with Oxford City. He was signed up by Blackpool in 1948 and made 16 first team appearances scoring one goal in three seasons at Bloomfield Road where he played alongside the likes of Stanley Matthews and Stan Mortenson. He stepped back into non league in the 1952/53 season helping Worcester City to a 6th place finish in the Southern League. He was given the opportunity to return to the full pro game the following year and made 23 appearances scoring one goal for Oldham Athletic. He returned to non league again when signing for Northwich Victoria in 1954. He spent two seasons at Vics before signing for Mossley in August 1956 where he made 22 appearances scoring 4 goals before injury curtailed his playing career at just 28 years of age.

Porya 'Rio' Ahmadi
2014/15
2017/18
20
11
Born in Iran on 8th January 1993. Porya 'Rio' Ahmadi is a clever and clinical striker re-signed September 2017 from Trafford. He originally joined Mosley from New Mills in January 2015. Iranian born Rio began his career with Sheffield United and helped the Blades to the FA Youth Cup Final in 2011. He then had a brief spell with Skelmersdale United before spending 18 months with Chorley. He then moved on to Droylsden and then Salford City and New Mills. He originally departed from Mossley he joined Welsh Premier leaguers Bangor City and was their top scorer in 2015/16. He spent the 2016/17 season firstly with Rhyl and latterly with Stalybridge Celtic.

Tony Aigbogun
1994/95
1
0
Veteran Nigerian born winger who made a solitary appearance as a substitute in Paul Cuddy's first game as manager against Farsley Celtic on 18th March 1995.

David Ainsworth
1976/77
9
1
Young left sided player who could play as a full back or a winger. He was signed for Mossley by Bob Murphy from Rochdale. He had graduated through 'Dales reserve team and had made 2 first team appearances in the previous season. He made 9 appearances for Mossley scoring one goal before being released to join Radcliffe Borough upon Howard Wilkinson's arrival in January 1977. He later had a spell with Macclesfield Town.

Mark Aitken
1994/95
1995/96
36
9
Striker who signed from Hyde United by Roy Soule in February 1995 and played regularly through the rest of Mossley's relegation season from the NPL under Paul Cuddy. Aitken remained at Mossley the following season in the North West Counties League under Kevan Keelan. He scored a hat-trick in his penultimate game for the club in an 8-2 Floodlit Trophy win over Trafford before departing to Winsford United January 1996. He was somwhat hampered by a back injury during his time at Mossley.

George Albinson
1928/29
2
1
Born in Prestwich on 14th February 1897 d. 3rd May 1975) George Albinson was a wing half who was signed by Manchester United as a trainee in March 1919. He signed professional forms in May of the same year. He played a solitary first team game for United a 1-2 defeat by Liverpool in an FA Cup replay on 12th January 1921. He was given a free transfer in May 1921 and made 3 first team appearances in the 1921/22 season. Ironically his City debut also came against Liverpool, 1-1 draw on 7th September 1921. He was released by City in May 1922 and signed for Crewe Alexandra. He won a Cheshire League title captaining their reserve side in 1923 and later became first team captain. He joined Witton Albion in 1927 where he won the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1928. He made just 2 appearances for Mossley the following season, scoring his only Mossley goal in a 2-4 Manchester Senior Cup defeat by Ashton National.

William 'Billy' Aldcroft
1983/84
2
0
Billy Aldcroft was scouted by Bob Murphy whilst playing for Manchester amateur side Connollys in 1983 having earlier played for Ashton United in the 1981/82 season. He made his debut at South Liverpool on 18th October 1983. Unfortunately incured a serious knee injury in his second game against Chorley the following week. He later returned to play for Ashton United.

Graham Aldcroft
1951/52
1952/53
3
0
Young locally based goalkeeper who made 3 Mossley appearances over two seasons between 1951 and 1953. He was one of six goalkeepers used by Mossley when making 2 appearances in the 1951/52 season and he made one appearance the following season standing in for regular custodian Ron Bailey.

Ken Alderson
1961/62
9
0
Centre half who made 9 appearances after signing from Chester in the 1961/62 season.

Marvin Ali
1989/90
3
0
Merseyside based midfielder signed by Bryan Griffiths following his release by Liverpool. Transferred to Morecambe after only 3 Mossley appearances and also played for Southport.

Mohamud Ali
2016/17
2017/18
11
0
Born in Holland 8th July 1994. Mo Ali is a versatile defensive player signed in February 2017 from Glossop North End. He previously played for Den Haag and Alphensa Boys in Holland and Northwich Victoria. Mo is a full Somalian international.

Alf Alker
1957/58
1
0
Signed on a one match loan from Oldham Athletic in October 1957.

Steve Allcock
1995/96
1996/97
92
7
Hard man central defender who began his career with Accrington Stanley. He was signed by Kevan Keelan from Ashton United in August 1995 after making 72 appearances for the Robins. Made an able central defence at Mossley alongside Mark Thomas in Mossley's first two NWCL seasons making 92 Mossley appearances and scoring 7 goals. He was transferred to Caernarfon Town in the close season of 1997 following Keelan's departure. He later played for Trafford.

Arthur Allen
1921/22
9
0
Left full back who made 9 appearances for Mossley in the latter half of the 1921/22 season.

Dennis Allen
1927/28
7
1
Wing half signed from Manchester Amateur side Ferrantis. Scored his only Mossley goal in a 5-4 win at Whitchurch on 10th December 1927.

Gilbert Allen
1958/59
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1958/59 season. He was Uncle of later Mossley goalkeeper Tommy Allen.

Nick Allen
2009/10
37
0

Hard working midfielder signed by Chris Willcock from Glossop North End in September 2009 after he had represented the Hillmen in the 2009 FA Vase Final at Wembley. Allen previously for Curzon Ashton. He returned to Glossop North End in the closed season of 2010.


Peter Allen
1987/88
1988/89
18
0
Full back who was signed by Keith Hicks from Manchester League side Coldhurst United in March 1988 but was released early in the following season. He won representative honours with the Great Britain Fire Brigade team.

Tommy Allen
2000/01
48
0
Tommy Allen was a heavily built goalkeeper who was signed by Benny Phillips from Curzon Ashton in August 2000. Allen had previously played for Frickley Athletic. He was released at the end of the season and later played for Stand Athletic and Bacup Borough.

Martin Allison
2005/06
2006/07
2007-08
69
13
Born in West Yorkshire on 18th February 1981. Martin Allison bagan his playing career with Golcar United in the West Riding League. A clever and industrious central midfield player he signed for Ashton United in 2003 and went on to make 97 appearances for the Robins before signing for Jason Beckford's Mossley in January 2006. He was surprisingly released in October 2006 to join Ossett Albion but was re-signed for Mossley by Gerry Quinn in August 2007. He later returned to Ossett Albion abefore joining Brighouse Town.

George Allman
1957/58
9
4

Born in Stockport on 23rd July 1930. Former Oswestry Town, Stockport County (7-1) and Chester (49-13) player signed from Ashton United. George Allman (born July 23, 1930, Stockport) is a former English footballer who played as a forward. He made appearances in The Football League for Stockport County and Chester. Allman began his career with his hometown club Stockport County (7-1), who he joined in 1950. After rarely featuring in two years at Edgeley Park, he moved to Holywell Town before returning to the professional ranks by joining Chester (49-13) in the summer of 1955. He spent two years at Sealand Road but was one of several departures at the end of 1956–57, along with players such as Jack Haines, Bernard Hackett and Jim Collins. He moved to Ashton United and later played for Mossley. He later coached Ashton United and was manager of Manchester Northern and Glossop.


Michael 'Jamie' Almond

2003/04
5
1
Young right winger signed by Jason Beckford in August 2003 following his release by Manchester City where he played in the Academy from 1999 to 2003. He was previously a junior with Scarborough who sold him to City for a then record fee for a schollboy and he was capped by England at under 15 level. He made only 5 Mossley appearances scoring one goal before he was released to join Woodley Sports. He later had a spell with Altrincham.

Ammatt
1929/30
1930/31
4
0
Full back who was signed as an amateur from local side Lees Amateurs making 4 appearances for Mossley spread over two seasons

Eric Anderson
1961/62
1
0

Born on 12th March 1931. A skilful forward who signed for Liverpool (73-22) in December 1951 when he was 20-years-old. He was given his debut on 28th March 1953 in a home fixture with Charlton Athletic but that was his only appearance of the 1952-53 season. He scored 5 times in 13 games the following season but it wasn't until 1954-55 that he really established himself in the side, playing in 32 of the League fixtures and contributing a further 10 goals. He appeared fairly regularly over the next season and a half before being replaced by the young Jimmy Melia. Anderson moved on to Barnsley (9-1) in July 1957. Later with Bournemouth and Macclesfield Town. Signed from Hyde United making just one appearance for Mossley in the 1961/62 season.Later manager of Ashton United Reserves. Eric Anderson died in 1990.


James 'Jock' Anderson
1931/32
1934/35
1935/36
74
69
Scottish born Jock Anderson arrived in England in 1932 having played Scottish junior football for Arthurlie. A bustling centre forward and goalscorer Jock had returned north for a spell with Greenock Morton before signing for Mossley in 1934 and scoring 47 goals in 47 games in the 1934-35 season. It was to be the beginning of a lifelong association with the Club. He scored 22 goals in 38 appearances the following season before being snapped up by Rotherham United (8-0) before joining Stalybridge Celtci until WWII intervened. By now a qualified chiropodist with a practice in Mossley, Jock returned to Seel Park as trainer and physio in 1948 to 1953. He then had spells as trainer at Ashton United and Hyde United between 1953 and 1961 and apart from a brief spell as Altrincham Trainer in 1968, he then remained at Mossley for the remainder of his life. He was Club physio as the team appeared at Wembley in the 1980 FA Trophy Final, Jock’s proudest moment. Following Ronnie Ward’s death in 1981 Jock was appointed Club President and remained in the role up to his death in 1991. The main stand at Seel Park was named the James Anderson Stand in his memory.

John Anderson
1984/85
10
1
Former Everton, Chester and Northwich Victoria winger signed on loan from Telford United making 10 appearsnces and scoring one goal in the 1984/85 season.

Charlie Anderson
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
61
9
Born on 23rd June 1991. Charles Anderson is a talented central defender or midfield player signed from Winsford United in the closed season 2013. Charlie, who is the son of former Nottingham Forest, Manchester United and England defender Viv Anderson, began his career with Macclesfield Town before having spells with Ashton United, FC United of Manchester and Flixton.

Louis Anderson
1969/70
14
1
Right winger signed by Don Wilson from New Mills in March 1970. He made 14 appearances scoring one goal but was released at the end of the season.

Ronnie Andrew

1953/54
1954/55
1955/56
1956/57
1957/58

55
0
Local amateur full back who spent several seasons at Mossley broken only by a 19 game spell with Ashton United in the 1955/56 season. He won representative honours for the Manchester County FA

Jack Armitage

1938/39
1939/40
1945/46

54
22
Inside right who enjoyed a useful scoring record either side of WWII before being transferred to Hurst in 1946

Trevor Armitage
1959/60
2
0
Signed from Marsden. Son of former Mossley player Jack Armitage.

Paul Armstrong
2004/05
5
1
Signed from Oldham Athletic on loan. Later had a loan spell with Barrow then joined Scarborough before moving to Hyde United. Later with Connah's Quay, FC United of Manchester and Workington. Later became a coach and Assistant manager to ex Mossley boss Roy Soule at New Mills and then joined the coaching staff at Ashton United.

Billy Ash
1974/75
1975/76
17
0
Left winger signed by Bob Murphy from Manchester amateur side Avro FC in November 1974 making 12 appearances before the season's close. He returned to Avro before re-signing in March 1976. He was released at the end of the season and signed for Stalybridge Celtic.

Ricky Ashcroft
2000/01
26
2
Former Altrincham reserve defensive midfielder signed by Benny Phillips from Manchester amateur side Failsworth Town.

Dave Ashton
1994/95
15
0
Locally based centre half signed by Roy Soule from Caernarfon Town in November 1994, transferred to Droylsden where he played for several years.

Mike Ashton
1960/61
1961/62
1962/63
88
9
Wing half who was signed from Hyde United in August 1960. Was a regular in the Mossley team for three seasons before transferring to Witton Albion in 1963. Later had a brief spell with Ashton United.

Ashworth
1950/51
5
0
One of eight goalkeepers tried by manager Alan Fletcher in the 1950/51 season.

Ashworth
1964/65
3
0
Made 3 Mossley appearances late in the 1964/65 season.

Fred Ashworth
1957/58
46
0
Born in Oldham on 26th January 1928. Former Blackburn Rovers, Shrewsbury Town (56-1) and Tonbridge right back signed from Nelson in August 1957 by Eddie Quigley. Played one full season for Mossley before moving to Ashton United.

Walter Ashworth
1935/36
33
7
Former Crewe Alexandra and Glossop centre half signed from Ashton National. Transferred to Droylsden. Later with Hurst and Denton United.

Aspey
1950/51
2
0
Amateur signed on trial from Hindsford late in the 1950/51 season.

Jack Aspinall
1933/34
1935/36
27
9
Born.in Ashton-under-Lyne on 27th April 1916. John 'Jack' Aspinall signed for his hometown club Mossley on trial as a 16 year old in the 1933/34 season but played only one match. He then made his name as a strong and clever inside forward for Manchester amateur team Ferguson Pailin FC before re-signing for Clifford Tarr's Mossley in August 1935. He made 26 appearances for the Lilywhites that season scoring 9 goals before being transferred to Oldham Athletic where he went on to make 11 first team appearances and later joined Bolton Wanderers where he played 14 first team games He spent the last season before WWII with Ashton National, rejoining Bolton Wanderers in 1945 and retiring in 1949. Aspinall died in Mossley in 1986.

Tommy Aspinall
1973/74
1974/75
46
11
Tommy Aspinall was Bob Murphy's first ever signing for Mossley and the first time the club had ever paid a fee when signing the former Blackburn Rovers reserve centre forward from Wigan Athletic for £100 fee in February 1974. He went on to score 11 goals in 46 Mossley appearances before he was transferred to Winsford United for £500 fee in December 1974.

Jason Astley
1993/94
8
2
Left winger who was signed by Gary Riley from Witton Albion in February 1994 but moved to Radcliffe Borough after making only 8 appearances and scoring 2 goals. He later played for Accrington Stanley.

Mark Aston
1992/93
1996/97
19
1
Left winger signed from Castleton Gabriels during Terry Curran's catastrophic spell in charge in November 1992 making 17 appearances and scoring one goal. Re-signed via Droylsden in August 1996 but made just 2 further substitute appearances. He is the son of 1960's Manchester United star Johnny Aston

Alan Aubrey
1974/75
16
0
Giant former Lincoln City goalkeeper signed from Gainsborough Trinity in August 1974 but showed poor form for Mossley and was released in October 1974 to join Bridlington Town after he had lost his place to John Fitton.

George Austerberry
1935/36
1
0
Had been 'assisting' at Denton prior to making a handful of appearances for Macclesfield in late March early April 1934. On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Congleton Town before making a solitary appearance for Mossley in the 1935/36 season.

Alan Austin
1956/57
3
1
Centre forward signed from Wirral amateur side Hoylake FC in March 1957. His only Mossley goal coming in the same month in a 1-1 draw at Runcorn.

Frank Austin
1936/37
1937/38
5
0
Amateur full back signed from Royton Amateurs in April 1936 making 4 appearances before the season's close. He made one further appearance early in the following season.