COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS 1919 - 2014

* Gabrielson to Gurney *

Name
Season
Apps
Gls
Biography Image
Danny Gabrielson
2000/01
6
0
Former Everton apprentice signed from Marine, transferred to Marine. Later with Formby. Joined Southport as physio in 2008 and later Droylsden..

Tony Gaffey
2001/02
2002/03
42
0
Hard working former Halifax Town and Chorley defender signed from Abbey Hey. Transferred to Curzon Ashton. Previously won representative honours with the Army and Combined Services. Later with Woodley Sports and Abbey Hey.

Simon Gallagher
1981/82
1982/83
1983/84
83
1
Tricky left sided former Lancaster City player signed by Bob Murphy from Morecambe, transferred to Curzon Ashton

Simon Gallanders
2013/14
14
0
Born on 5th November 1985. Simon Gallanders is an experienced strong and skilful central midfielder signed in September 2013 from Trafford where he made well over a century of appearances after signing for the Shawe View club after previous spells with Ashton Athletic and Ramsbottom United.

Dave Galloway
1993/94
14
0
Midfield player signed from Leek Town, transferred to Trafford. Later with Poulton Victoria.

Callam Gardner
2013/14
8
1
Born on 18th September 1990. Callam is a tricky winger signed in the closed season from Winsford United. He was previously with FC United of Manchester, Stockport Sports and Abbey Hey. Nick-named 'Megs' after famously nut-megging Wayne Rooney in a Nike TV Commercial. Released in November 2013.

Garforth
1945/46
1
0
Wing half who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1945/46 season. Also played for Rochdale and Ashton United

Ron Garland
1955/56
1956/57
47
20
Former South Bank centre forward signed from Oldham Athletic (9-3). Transferred to Stalybridge Celtic. (d.1989)

Patrick 'Paddy' Garmory
2008/09
1
0
Left sided player signed from Avro FC in September 2008. He is the nephew of former Mossley left winger Vinny Garmory. He previously played for Abbey Hey and AFC Blackley. Later played for Rochdale Town.

Vinny Garmory
1977/78
1978/79
1979/80
1980/81
1981/82
1982/83
247
27
Left winger signed by Dick Bate from Manchester City in August 1977. He was a regular member of Mossley's League & Cup double winning side of 1978/79 under Bob Murphy and was in the squad for the FA Trophy Final the following season but didn't make the team. He was transferred to Stalybridge Celtic in 1983 and later played for Curzon Ashton.

Garside
1945/46
4
0
Full back who made 4 Mossley appearances in the first season following WWII.

Harold Garside
1915/16
1916/17

1919/20
1
0
Wing half who played for Mossley in the pre Cheshire League days but made only a solitary game in Mossley's debut Cheshire League season of 1919/20.

Mike Garside
2000/01
2001/02
49
5
Former Altrincham and Caernarfon Town midfielder signed by Benny Phillips from Trafford, transferred to Trafford.

Paul Garvey
2005/06
2006/07 2007/08
48
5

Born in Stockport on 27th November 1978, Paul Garvey signed on loan from Ashton United in February 2006. He had been Ashton’s top scorer in the previous two seasons. Garvey had earlier played for Marple Athletic FC and Cheadle Town before joining Ashton from Flixton in August 2001. He joined Curzon Ashton in September 2006 and then had a spells with Chorley and New Mills before returning to Mossley under Gerry Quinn in August 2007. Returned to New Mills in 2008.


Gaskell
1938/39
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1938/39 season.

Alec Gaskell
1950/01 1960/61
1961/62
50
28

Born in Leigh on 30th July 1932. Alexander 'Alec' Gaskell joined Manchester United as an amateur in 1949. During his time with United he joined Mossley on loan in the 1950/51 season but he made only one appearance before returning to his parent club. He remained with United until 1951 when he joined the then Football League Third Division (North) club Southport.
Inside forward Gaskell, said to have a great right foot shot, scored 18 goals in 44 games over two seasons with the Sandgrounders. His form was good enough to earn himself a chance at First Division Newcastle United in 1953. His move to Newcastle saw him make only one first team appearance as he was soon transferred to Mansfield Town, where he scored 17 goals in 42 appearances for the Stags. On leaving Mansfield he joined the then Midland League club Grantham Town. He left Grantham in May 1957, initially returning home to Bolton to try to get back into league football, which he briefly did with Tranmere Rovers and despite scoring 6 goals in 6

appearances for Tranmere was released to join Cheshire League Rhyl later that year. He later joined then fellow Cheshire Leaguers Wigan Rovers from where he signed for Eddie Quigley’s Mossley early in the 1960/61 season at 28 years old. He quickly endeared himself to the Mossley fans, especially when scoring his first goals for the club, a hat-trick in an emphatic 5-0 Seel Park win over neighbours and rivals Stalybridge Celtic on 1st October 1960. Mossley enjoyed their best season in several years finishing in 4th place. The team also beat a strong Tranmere Rovers Reserves side to win the Cheshire League Cup at Hyde United’s Ewen Fields ground in the final, a game in which Gaskell scored. He finished an impressive season with 17 goals in 39 Mossley appearances. The following season saw Gaskell score 9 goals in just 10 appearances as he struggled with injury and he left for Winsford United in January 1962. Alec Gaskell scored 28 times in a total of 50 games for Mossley.

Gault
1963/64
1
0
Signed from Leicester City on trial making a solitary appearance in the 1963/64 season.

Geoff Gay
1984/85 1986/87
17
1
Born in Romford, Essex on 4th February 1957. Geoffrey Gay turned professional with Bolton Wanderers in June 1975, having spent two years with Bolton as an apprentice. He joined Exeter City on loan in March 1977. On his debut for Exeter, away to Crewe Alexandra, Gay took over in goal after City keeper Richard Key broke his ankle. This was the first time in Exeter City's history that a debutant outfield player had taken over in goal. Released by Bolton, he moved to Southport in August 1977, playing 40 times in Southport's final season in the Football League as they failed to gain re-election at the end of the season. In July 1978, Gay joined Wigan Athletic who had taken Southport's place as a League club. He played just once, in Wigan's first ever home game in the Football league against Grimsby Town. He left Wigan later that year, joining Macclesfield Town. This was followed by short spells with Bangor City and Crewe Alexandra before returning to Macclesfield Town in 1979. In December 1982, while playing for Macclesfield against Witton Albion, Gay broke his leg in three places and required the insertion of a metal plate. He later joined Mossley, Droylsden and Chorley before a second spell with Macclesfield, rejoining Mossley from there in the 1986 close season. He left Mossley in October 1986 joining Horwich RMI.

Andy Gayle
2000/01
2001/02
67
21
Born in Manchester on 19th September 1970. Andrew Gayle was a trainee with Oldham Athletic and played once in the league for them during the 1988-89 season. He joined Crewe Alexandra, but again played just once. He had spell with Bury without playing in the league before dropping out of The Football League on joining Horwich RMI. He had a spell in Malta with Naxxar Lions before returning to Horwich. He subsequently played for Stalybridge Celtic, Accrington Stanley, Horwich (for a third time), Ashton United, Flixton, Witton Albion, Chorley and Oldham Town before joining Nantwich Town. He scored over 30 times in the 1999/2000 season and signed for Rossendale United in the 2000 close-season. However, he quit Rossendale in October 2000 to join St Helens Town as a protest at the sacking of Rossendale manager Micky Graham. He stayed just a month with St Helens, joining Mossley in November 2000.Gayle scored 21 goals in 67 games for Mossley before in March 2003 he signed for Winsford United and in July 2003 joined Abbey Hey. He later became a coach with Rossendale United.

Kelvin Gayle
2007/08
3
0

Left sided player and twin brother of team-mate Kitson Gayle, Signed by Gerry Quinn from West Riding League side Bay Athletic in August 2007. Also played for GNG Sikh Temple.


Kitson Gayle
2007/08
15
4
Prolific scorer signed in the close season 2007 by Gerry Quinn from West Riding League Runners up Bay Athletic for whom he netted over 30 goals in the 2006/07 season.

Arthur Gee
1926/27
19
6
Born in Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows in June 1892. Arthur Gee played for his local side Earlestown before joining Oldham Athletic. In the 1913-14 season, Gee was joint top scorer (with Oliver Tummon, scoring ten times as Oldham finished 4th in Division One. The following season they finished runners-up to Everton. Gee remained with the Latics during the war and was again top scorer, with 13 goals in the 1919-20 season. He left Oldham to join Stalybridge Celtic, but returned to the Football League with Rochdale. He then played for Ashton National and Nuneaton Town before joining Mossley where he was captain during 1926-27 season. On leaving Mossley he joined Witton Albion. Arthur Gee died in 1959.

Gary Gee
2012/13
48
6
Born on 14th October 1986. Gary Gee is a skilful and creative central midfielder signed in the close season of 2012 from Woodley Sports where he had previously played for his entire career, having graduated through Woodley's youth team. He was Mossleyweb Player of the Year in his first season with the club.

Eddie George
1954/55
1955/56
18
0
Local amateur full back who made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1954/55 season and 16 appearances the following season. He won representative honours for the Manchester County FA.

Joe Gibiliru

1989/00

28
3
Solid midfield player who was signed by Bryan Griffiths from St. Helens Town in August 1989. He was transferred to Knowsley United in December 1989 following Griffiths' departure. Later became manager of successful FA Sunday Cup team Nicosia of Liverpool, St Helens Town, Winsford United and Prescot Cables.

Alex Gibson
1980/81
18
0
Warrington born Alex Gibson began his career as a junior with Manchester United before injury ended his professiuonal chances and he signed for Runcorn. A hard working midfielder, Gibson was signed for Mossley by Bob Murphy from Witton Albion for £400 fee in September 1980 and made 18 appearances before moving to Witton Albion for a £300 fee in January 1981. In 1987 he was on the coaching staff at Warrington Town when they reached the final of the FA Vase in 1987. Having also qualified as a teacher, Gibson went on to join the FA, coaching in 60 youth international matches - including a brief period working with Howard Wilkinson in the England under 21s set-up as well as a spell as under 15s technical director. His seven-year spell at the FA was crowned when his under 18s side including stars such as Paul Scholes, Sol Campbell, Gary Neville and Robbie Fowler defeated Turkey in the final of the European Championships in 1993. He later became Academy coach with Manchester City from 1998 until 2010 where he worked alongside Academy Director Jim Cassell transforming City’s youth system into one of the best in Europe, with 31 graduates progressing to the senior side during that time.

Rhodri Giggs
2003/04
2004/05
2005/06
101
31
Born on 2nd April 1977, Rhodri Giggs is the younger brother of the former Wales skipper, Manchester United's Ryan Giggs and son of Danny Wilson, who played Rugby Union for Cardiff RFC and more famously Rugby League for Swinton Lions. Rhodri operates largely as a striker now having started out as a wide midfielder, but can still also play wide on either flank. Despite not being the tallest of players he has great aerial ability and never allows defenders to settle. Giggs was born in Cardiff, but attended Grosvenor Road Primary School and Moorside High in Swinton after his family had moved there in 1981. He played football for Salford Boys before joining Torquay United as a trainee, going under the name Rhodri Jones to avoid comparisons with his famous older brother. His time as a trainee was not a happy one and he left halfway through his trainership and temporarily quit football. He attempted to resurrect his footballing career - three years later at the age of 19, heading north and having trials with Scottish outfit
Hearts, eventually ending up playing for Livingston. After six months at Livingston he returned to England, joining the then North West Counties League side Salford City. He moved on to Welsh side Bangor City in October 2000. He joined Aberystwyth Town in January 2002 before returning to Salford City in February 2002. In July 2003, he left Salford again, this time to join Kidsgrove Athletic before moving to Bacup Borough in October 2003. He moved again in February 2004, this time to Mossley where he scored 5 goals in 11 appearances for Mossley before the season’s close as Mossley were promoted from the NWCL. An outstanding season for the Lilywhites in 2004-05 saw Giggs win both the Mossley Supporters and Mossleyweb Player of the Year awards as Mossley narrowly missed out on a play off place, finishing 7th, while Giggs scored 15 goals from 48 appearances. His 11 goals in 42 appearances in 2005-06 helped Mossley to the UniBond NPL Division One North title but manager Jason Beckford chose to release him at the end of the season. Giggs joined FC United of Manchester where he made 37 appearance and scored 15 goals. In August 2007, he left the club, joining Curzon Ashton the same month and then eventually moved back to Salford City. Rhodri has made a huge impression after re-signing for Salford for the third time during the summer of 2009 and in 2010 he was appointed Player Manager of the Moor Lane club with his ex Mossley and Salford team-mate and former goalkeeper Phil Melville appointed as his assistant. He won recognition for his contribution to Salford's cause when he was named as the Salford Star sports personality of the year for 2009, with the club also picking up the 'team' award. Giggs resigned as manager of Salford shortly before the end of last season and has returned to solely a playing role having returned to FC United of Manchester for the 2012/13 season.

Gill
1951/52
2
0
Signed from English Steel FC on trial making 2 appearances in the 1951/52 season.

Martyn Gill
1982/83
1983/84
42
12
Born in May 1960, Martyn Gill was a very skilful and creative midfield player signed by Bob Murphy from Frickley Athletic in December 1982, He was transferred to Stafford Rangers in October 1983. Later with Boston United and Worcester City. A member of the England semi-professional squad in 1984/85

Alf Girdwood
1951/52
15
5
Forward who previously played for Manchester City and Ashton United making 15 appearances and scoring 5 goals in the 1951/52 season.

Clive Giverin
1926/27
3
2
Amateur centre forward signed from McMahons who scored 2 goals in 3 Mossley appearances in the 1926/27 season.

Jason Glasgow
1994/95
3
0
Young winger signed from Sunday football making 2 appearances in the 1994/95 season and later played for Chadderton.

Eddie Gleadall
1959/60
36
13
Born in Sheffield, Edward 'Eddie' Gleadall was a winger who played in the Football League for Bury (74-17) and Scunthorpe United (6-2). Gleadall made his debut in the 1951-52 season. He left in March 1957, joining Scunthorpe. On leaving Scunthorpe he joined Weymouth. He joined Mossley in 1959, leaving at the end the 1959-50 season. Eddie Gleadall died in 1993.

Carl Gleave
1989/90
7
0
Born on 28th July 1966. Former Oldham Town left back signed by Mark Hilton from Ashton United in the 1989/90 season making 7 appearances. He later played with Buxton under former Mossley player Joe Murty.

Kevin Glendon
1984/85
1985/86
1986/87
95
9
Born.in Manchester on 21st June 1961. A creative midfield player Kevin Glendon was with Manchester City before joining Crewe Alexandra (4-0) in the 1980-81 season before joining Hyde United. He joined Burnley (4-0) in December 1983, and after being released in May 1984 joined Witton Albion. Glendon joined Jimmy O'Connor's Mossley in September 1984 where he remained until being transferred to Northwich Victoria for a fee of £200 in October 1986. After his retirement from playing, he has been in charge of Radcliffe Borough since 1990. He also worked as the regional director of coaching for the player's union.

Goddard
1939/40
1
0
Half back who played solitary games for both Mossley and Hurst in the immediate pre WWII season.

John Godfrey
1970/71
16
0
Goalkeeper signed by Don Wilson from Winsford United in March 1971 making 16 Mossley appearances following Gary Pierce's transfer to Huddersfield Town.

Jimmy Golder
1984/85
1985/86
1986/87
119
6

Born in Manchester on 28th March 1955. A tough and creative midfielder James 'Jimmy' Golder was an apprentice with Stockport County. He played just one league game for Stockport, away to Bury in April 1972 while still aged just under 17 years old. On leaving Stockport, he played for Stalybridge Celtic, Hyde United and Witton Albion from where he joined Mossley in September 1984. He played 119 times for Mossley. He was later assistant manager of Radcliffe Borough. Golder sadly died at only 44 years old. In August 2001 a benefit match was held at Woodley Sports including a combined Radcliffe Borough/Hyde United side. Jimmy Golder passed away on 12th March 2000)


Jack Goodband
1950/51
3
1
Inside forward signed on loan from Rochdale in the 1950/51 season.

Jordan Goodeve
2004/05
2005/06
2009/10
2010/11
132
21
Born on 9th December 1994. Versatile player signed by Jason Beckford from Macclesfield Town in August 2004. Later with Chorley and Curzon Ashton. Re-signed for Mossley by Chris Willcock in October 2009. Transfered to Salford City in September 2010. Later with Curzon Ashton.

Gooding
1927/28
2
0
Full back who made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1927/28 season.

Goodwin
1947/48
12
4
Inside forward who scored 4 goals in 12 Mossley appearances in the 1947/48 season after signing from Preston North End.

Bill Goodwin
1928/29
1929/30
1931/32
74
0
Born in Staveley, Derbyshire in January 1892. William "Billy" Goodwin was a forward who played for Exeter City before joining Manchester United (7-1) for a fee of £640 in June 1920. He left United in August 1922, joining Southend United (84-32), where he was top scorer the following season with 22 goals. He remained with Southend until August 1927 when he joined Dartford. He later joined Oldham Athletic and Congleton Town from where he joined Mossley. He later rejoined Mossley from Droylsden. Bill Goodwin died on 9th July 1951.

Jack Goodwin
1925/26
3
1
Centre forward who scored 1 goal in 3 Mossley appearances in October 1925.

Lewis Goram
1959/60
1960/61
12
0
Born in Edinburgh on 2nd July 1926. Lewis Albert Goram was a goalkeeper who played for Leith Athletic before joining Hibernian in 1948. He did not make Hibs league side and moved to Third Lanark in 1949. In 1950 he moved to Bury where he would play 114 times. On leaving Bury he played briefly for Buxton and Macclesfield Town and then played 12 games for Mossley between March and August 1960, leaving to join Buxton after one game of the 1960/61 season. His son Andy was also a professional football goalkeeper and played for the Scotland national side. Lewis Goram died in 1989.

Robert Gordon
1939/40
1
0
Born in Shankhouse, Northumberland in 1917. Robert Henry Gordon was a centre half who played 7 first team games for Huddersfield Town between 1937 and 1939 before making a solitary 'guest' appearance for Mossley in the immediate pre WWII season. He died on 18th September 1940 when he was killed in action whilst serving as a Leading Aircraftman of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Henry 'Harry' Gordon
1959/60
1960/61
1961/62 1962/63
158
59

Born in Glasgow on 10th December 1931, Henry 'Harry' Gordon played for Glasgow Rangers as a junior, but later signed for Bury from Scottish non-league side Petershill. He played 24 times for Bury over a seven year period, joining Buxton on leaving. Harry then played for Runcorn before he joined his former Bury team mate Eddie Quigley's Mossley from Runcorn in the closed season of 1959 and, playing as an inside forward, scored the opening goal on his debut, a 4-0 Cheshire League victory over Wrexham Reserves at Seel Park. Harry finished the season with 16 goals from 47 appearances playing in a forward line which included the likes of Tony Burke, Eddie Gleadall and flying winger John Willis. The following season, 1960/61, saw Harry achieve a then post war record 34 goals in 52 appearances helped Mossley to a 4th place finish in the Cheshire County League. The team also won the Cheshire League Cup for the first time in 40 years. He scored two goals in the final, a 6-3 victory over Tranmere Rovers at Hyde United's Ewen Fields ground and also played as Mossley beat Ashton United 4-0 to win the Manchester FA Intermediate Cup. Harry's strike partners that season were former Irish International Billy Hughes and Alec Gaskell. Harry's third and final full Mossley season - 1961/62, saw him score 9 goals in 43 appearances with Billy Hughes and hot-shot Harvey McCreadie grabbing most of the goalscoring headlines as Mossley finished 8th in the Cheshire League with Harry playing a deeper role as a wing half. Harry played just 16 games of the 1962/63 season as his departure from Seel Park coincided with the departure of manager Eddie Quigley in November 1962 and he then rejoined Buxton where he played until his retirement from football. Away from football Harry worked for many years in his home town for Bury Council and passed away on 29th July 2014, aged 82.


Kevin Gorman
1978/79
1979/80
1980/81
1981/82 1982/83
1989/90
1990/91
299
37
Kevin Gorman was a tigerish diminutive central midfielder previously with Bacup Borough and Barrow signed initially in January 1979 from Droylsden for a £500 fee to help with Mossley’s title push. He made his Mossley debut as a substitute in a 6-0 win at Workington on 31st January 1979 and after earning a place in the starting line up he became a regular in the side making a formidable central midfield pairing alongside Jimmy O’Connor as Mossley rampaged to the NPL League and Cup double. He scored the goal that ended Northwich Victoria’s stubborn resistance to Bob Murphy’s machine in the League Cup final at Maine Road. The following season with the number 4 shirt his own he led by example as Mossley retained the NPL title and also starred in the FA Trophy run, scoring the Seel Park goal that kept Mossley in the semi final against Boston United and of course appeared in the final itself at Wembley. He remained pretty much a fixture in the side throughout the next three seasons as Mossley finished NPL runners up on each occasion but finally moved on in the wake of Bob Murphy’s departure in December 1983. Spells with Southport, Buxton and Rossendale United followed and in December 1989 he returned to Mossley via Stalybridge Celtic to help out Mark Hilton’s ailing side. When Hilton departed in October 1990 Gorman was offered the job, but, due to increasing work commitments he reluctantly declined the offer and worked as assistant to John Cooke in his brief spell in charge before retiring from football at the end of the 1990-91.

Omar Gorstridge
1971/72
1972/73
9
0
Ex Army and Carlisle United goalkeeper who made 9 Mossley appearances in 1972.

Andy Gorton
1991/92
4
0

Born in Salford on 23rd September 1966. Andrew Gorton was an apprentice with Oldham Athletic (26-0) and progressed to their first team, eventually replacing Andy Goram when he left for Rangers. He had loan spells with Stockport County (14-0) and Tranmere Rovers (1-0) before leaving Oldham to join Stockport (34-0) in 1988. At the end of the 1988-89 season he joined Lincoln City (20-0), but was transferred after 20 games, joining non-league Glossop North End for their club record fee paid of £3000 in 1989. He rejoined Oldham Athletic in 1990, again for a fee of £3000, but moved on to Crewe Alexandra (3-0) on non-contract terms without appearing in the league for Oldham before joining Witton Albion. Gorton moved from Witton to Mossley playing four times during the 1991-92 season. He later joined Bury, from where he went on loan to Altrincham in May 1993.


Jason 'Jay' Gorton
2012/13
46
4
Born on 18th July 1985. Jason Gorton is a hard working goalscoring midfielder signed in the close season 2012 from Glossop North End where he he had played for seven years. Played for Glossop in the 2009 FA Vase Final at Wembley. Appointed Mossley Team Captain in February 2013 and went on to be voted by the Mossley supporters as Player of the Year having made 46 appearances and scored 4 goals. Moved to Ashton United in the closed season of 2013.

David Gosling
1949/50
27
1
Full back who was signed by Len Butt from Macclesfield in the 1949/50 season making 27 Mossley appearances and scoring one goal before he was transferred to Buxton.

George Gosnell
1939/40
3
0
Former England Schoolboy player who made 3 Mossley appearances in the immediate pre WWII season of 1939/40.

Ashlea Gotham
2012/13
1
0
Born on 15th November 1991. Ashlea signed in October 2012 from Glossop North End. A former Stockport County youth goalkeeper who along with current Mossley team-mates Dave Young, Jay Gorton and Sam Hind played for Glossop in the 2009 FA Vase Final at Wembley. Later with Cheadle Town.

Marly Gough
2013/14
11
0
Marly Gough is a speedy and clever attacking midfielder signed in February 2014. He has previous experience with Lancaster City, Kendal Town and Padiham having started his playing career as a junior with Bolton Wanderers.

Alan Grafton
1969/70
2
0
Goalkeeper signed from Nantwich Town. Later a long serving official of the Manchester County FA.

Graham
1951/52
2
1
Centre forward who scored one goal in 2 Mossley appearances in September 1951.

Eddie Grainger
1954/55
7
4
Born in Droylsden on 26th August 1936, forward Eddie Grainger was signed for Mossley by Jack Boothway from amateur team Hyde YMCA in March 1955 and scored 4 goals in his 7 Mossley appearances before transferring to Hyde United. He later played for amateur teams Dukinfield Town, Dukinfield Victoria, Portland Rovers FC, Adamsons FC & ICI.

Leon Grandison
2002/03
1
0
Forward signed from youth football. At 16 one of the youngest players to play for Mossley. Transferred to Maine Road. Later with Radcliffe Borough and New Mills.

Grant
1949/50
1
0
Signed from Oldfham Athletic on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1949/50 season.

David Grant
1988/89
4
1
Born.in Sheffield on 2nd June 1960. Defender David Grant became an apprentice with Sheffield Wednesday in July 1976, turning professional in February 1978. He progressed to their first team (133-4). He moved to Oxford United (24-1) in 1982. Out of favour during the 1983-84 season, Grant had a spell on loan with Chesterfield (7-0) before joining Cardiff City (25-0). He joined Rochdale (97-2) in the 1984-85 season. On leaving Rochdale he joined Macclesfield Town. During the 1988-89 season he had a spell on loan with Mossley, playing four times and scoring once. In December 1988 he left Macclesfield, joining Boston United (35-2) for a small fee.

Andrew Gray
1983/84
18
0
Signed by Bob Murphy from Curzon Ashton, made impressive debut in FA Cup 1st Round tie at Darlington. Transferred to Curzon Ashton and later with Atherton LR

Wiliiam Gray
1933/34
11
0
Amateur wing half signed from Oldham Hulmians FC and made 11 Mossley appearances in the 1933/34 season.

Greaves
1927/28
2
0
Made 2 appearances for Mossley in the 1927/28 season.

Micky Grech
1984/85
1985/86
23
0
Full back signed by Jimmy O'Connor from Bolton St Thomas transferred to Curzon Ashton and later had a brief spell with Macclesfield Town.

Albert Green
1958/59
9
4
Inside forward signed by Eddie Quigley from Hyde United in the 1958/59 season scoring 4 goals in 9 Mossley appearances.

Brian Green
1963/64
12
6
Born in Droylsden on 5th June 1935, Brian Geoffrey Green is a former coach and player. As a player he competed in the Football League as a forward in the 1950s and 1960s for Rochdale (46-8), Southport (20-7), Colwyn Bay, Barrow (3-0) Altrincham, Exeter City (9-1) and Chesterfield (2-0). Joined Mossley in 1963 scoring 6 gaols in 12 games before going to Australia to play for Sydney club Prague. Green was later coach of the Australian national football team in 1975 and 1976. He left after being charged and convicted of stealing two LP records. Green also held coaching positions in Norway with IK Start and Bryne FK. Bryne FK won two Silver Medals in 1980 and 1982 in the highest league in Norway with Brian Green, and thus qualified for the UEFA Cup in 1981 and 1983 returning to England as manager of Rochdale and was later coach at Leeds United. Brian Green died on 14th August 2012.

Greenhalgh
1938/39
1
0
Winger who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1938/39 season.

Fred Greenhalgh
1947/48 1951/52
18
4
Right winger signed by Joe Barlow from Bury in the 1947/48 season scoring 4 goals in 16 Mossley appearances. Later played for Ashton United before returning to Mossley making 2 further appearances in the 1951/52 season.

Ian Greenhalgh
1969/70
1970/71
15
2
Born in 1943, Ian Greenhalgh began his career as a wing half with Ashton United and after trials with Manchester City he signed for Coventry City but failed to break into the first team. He then played for Bacup Borough and Chadderton before signing for Mossley in April 1970. He returned to Chadderton in November 1970 and had another later spell with Ashton United.

Eric Greenwood
1935/36
8
3
Amateur inside forward who scored 3 goals in 8 Mossley appearances in the 1935/36 season after signing from Hartford Works FC.

Neil Greenwood
1990/91
13
4
Striker who scored 4 goals in 13 Mossley appearances after signing from Manchester amateur team BICC FC in November 1990.

James Greer
1956/57
1
0
Signed from Hoylake FC on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1956/57 season.

Richard Gregg
1985/86
1986/87
2
0
Goalkeeper signed from Uppermill FC as cover for Roger Lewis making solitary appearances in each of his two seasons with Mossley.

Harry Gregory
1929/30
1930/31 1931/32
139
0
Popular goalkeeper formerly with Leeds United but was signed from Bury and was Mossley's regular keeper for three seasons. Later played for Hurst.

Paul Griffin
1988/89 1989/90 1990/91
16
8
Midfield player who had three brief spells with Mossley. Signed from Chorley, transferred to Chorley. Re-signed from Chorley on loan. Re-signed from Hyde United transferred to Horwich RMI

Tony Griffin
1994/95
4
0
Signed from Rossendale United making 4 Mossley appearances in the 1994/95 vseason.

Joe Griffiths
1926/27
12
2
Joseph Leonard Griffiths was a former Dudley Town, Bristol Rovers (44-1) and Bury (12-0) winger. He moved to Stockport County (50-3) before joining Tranmere Rovers (8-0). On leaving Tranmere, he joined Mossley, scoring twice in twelve games during the 1926-27 season

Rob Griffiths
1988/89
3
0
Young midfielder signed from Skelmersdale United. Son of Mossley manager of that time Bryan Griffiths.

Danny Griggs
2001/02
11
0
Born on 2nd February 1980. Former Newcastle Town and Northwich Victoria winger signed from Nantwich Town. Later with Northwich Victoria before returning to Nantwich Town where he helped Natwich to win the 2006 FA Vase. Later with Witton Albion before returning to Nantwich Town and later Congleton Town, Kidsgrove Athletic and Alsager Town.

Les Grimsditch
1962/63
1963/64
1964/65
112
2
Born in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1945. Centre half signed from Oldham Athletic in August 1962 and became Mossley's youngest ever captain at 18 years of age in the 1963/64 season. Transferred to Altrincham in May 1965 after making 112 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals.

Bill Grimshaw
1958/59
4
1
William Grimshaw was a young inside forward who was signed from Preston North End making 4 appearances and scoring one goal in the 1958/59 season.

Harry Grimshaw
1945/46
1
0
Full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1945/46 season before playing for Ashton United where he went on to coach their reserve team.

Tony Grimshaw

1979/80
22
4
Born in Manchester on 8th December 1957. Anthony "Tony" Grimshaw joined Manchester United as an apprentice in April 1974, turning professional in December of the same year. His first team debut came in the League Cup in September 1975, a 2-1 win at home to Brentford. He also made one league appearance, but after that did not feature again in the United first team. He was released at the end of the 1978-79 season and joined Mossley where he played 22 games the following season.

John 'Jack' Grimwood
1926/27
30
2
Born in South Shields on 25th October 1898. John Barton Grimwood was transferred from South Shields Parkside to Manchester United in May 1919, and made his debut for the club in the first Manchester derby on 11 October 1919, as a replacement for Lal Hilditch, who was away on international duty. Able to play in all three half-back positions, he was a utility player for the club. He helped United gain promotion to the First Division in the 1924-25 season. However, he suffered a knee injury for most of the next season, and needed to undergo an operation. In 1925-26, he played at centre-half regularly, sharing the position with Frank Barson. After scoring 8 goals in 205 appearances for United, he left the club for Aldershot in June 1927. He later joined Blackpool (7 - 0) and Altrincham before signing for Mossley in 1926. Jack Grimwood died in 1997.

Brian Grundy
1978/79
1979/80
30
1
Born in Atherton, Lancs on 9th May 1945. Brian Grundy was an outside-left who was just 5'5" tall, Brian was a schoolteacher who was spotted by Bury playing part-time for Wigan Athletic in a Lancashire Cup tie against the Shakers at Gigg Lane in November 1967. He scored against Bury that day and so impressed boss Les Shannon that he paid out £3,000 to take him to Gigg Lane just a week later. Originally a part-time -professional at Bury, he signed full-time forms in January 1968 and played his part in helping the Shakers to promotion from Division Three later that season. In all he played in 94 league games for Bury over the next four seasons and scored ten goals. Perhaps like all wingers, he was lacking in consistency at times and in July 1971 joined Great Harwood from where he had spells with Bangor City, Morecambe and Winsford United before arriving at Mossley for a bargain £100 fee under Bob Murphy in March 1979.
He helped Mossley secure their first Northern Premier League title and played in the League Cup final win over Northwich Victoria at Maine Road. He was in the side as it started the following season but was released in November 1979 making his last appearance in the FA Cup defeat at York City on 24th November having made a total of 30 appearances for the Lilywhites scoring just one goal but creating many more. He became manager of Glossop and spent the next three years at Surrey Street before returning to Seel Park as a popular choice of manager to replace the departed Bob Murphy in November 1983. Unfortunately for Grundy, who was by now landlord of a public house in Glossop, things didn't go as he hoped. Mossley were struggling financially and the team slipped down the table and finally finished bottom of the NPL and had to apply for re-election. Strangely, Mossley had won their last two games of the 83-84 season and Grundy was given another opportunity to build a contending side. Sadly he failed - and just four wins in the opening 19 games of the 1984-85 season saw Grundy dismissed following a home FA Cup defeat by Goole Town. Brian Grundy never returned to football management and now resides in Spain.

Colin Gunning
1979/80
2
0
Young central defender signed from Manchester amateur side Wilsonians after impressing in pre season and played in Mossley's opening two League fixtures but failed to retain his position.

Jim Gunning
1957/58
1
0
Born in Helensburgh, Scotland on 25th June 1929. James M. "Jimmy" Gunning  was a junior with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but was unable to settle and returned to Scotland in 1946, signing for Hibernian as an amateur. He then joined the Royal Air Force; a posting in the Highlands allowed Gunning to play Highland League football for Forres Mechanics. After leaving the RAF, Gunning returned to Easter Road, but he found first team opportunities very limited. He played once for Hibs in a league match, during the 1950-51 season. Gunning signed for Manchester City in November 1950. During three seasons with the club, Gunning made 13 league appearances. He left City in 1953, joining Weymouth but in 1954 returned to the Football League when he joined Barrow, playing ten times in the 1954-55 season. Gunning played just once for Mossley in the 1957-58 season. Jim Gunning died in 1993.

Gurney
1951/52
1
0
Full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1951/52 season.