COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS from 1919 to current

* Jackson to Jump*

Name
Season
Apps
Gls
Biography Image
Albert Jackson
1962/63 1975/76
1976/77
90
2
Born in Manchester on 12th September 1943, died 2nd December 2014. Albert Jackson was a young centre forward who converted to become a tough tackling centre half. He began his career as a junior with Manchester United before joining Oldham Athletic early in 1963. He joined Mossley for the first time under Don Wilson’s management in a loan spell in March 1963 making 2 appearances before returning to the Latics. He then went on to make 22 first team appearances over the course of the following two seasons, scoring 4 Football League goals. He was released by the Latics and moved to Bangor City in 1966 and was a regular in the heart of the Bangor defence for the next six years before moving to Wigan Athletic in 1972. Three years at Wigan saw Jackson run up 108 appearances scoring 27 goals whilst helping Wigan to the Northern Premier League title in 1974/75. Jackson signed for Mossley for a second time, this time under the guidance of Bob Murphy, in November 1975 following a brief return to Bangor City. He made his Mossley debut in a 2-2 draw against Runcorn in the FA Trophy on 29th November 1975. Jackson went on to play 90 games in two seasons for Mossley scoring 2 goals (ironically both his goals came in the same game, a 6-2 win over Worksop Town in February 1976). Jackson formed a strong central defensive partnership at Mossley with ex Football League star Roy Ellam during his time at the club. Jackson also spent the closed season's of 1974 and 75 playing in the USA for Dallas Tornado in the NASL with some success. He remained at Mossley when Howard Wilkinson replaced Murphy in December 1976 but transferred to Droylsden at the end of the season, playing the final two seasons of his career for the Bloods. Jackson could and would tackle a runaway rhino, especially if he looked like threatening the goal! Also a menace in the opposition box at set pieces, a genuine character who became very well known in non league circles in the North West.

Daniel Jackson
2002/03
3
0
Teenage defender signed from Manchester college football and made 3 Mossley appearances late in the 2002/03 season. Later with Buxton and New Mills.

Frank Jackson
1919/20
1
0
Local amateur wing half who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the firest Cheshire League season of 1919/20.

Graham Jackson
1989/90
2
0
Signed from Prestwich Heys on trial making 2 appearances as a substitute for Mossley in December 1989.

Harry Jackson
1948/49
4
4
Born in Blackburn on 30th December 1918. Harry Jackson was a centre forward who played for Darwen prior to WWII and then Accrington Stanley, Burnley, Watford and Tottenham Hotspur during the war years, before signing for Manchester City in 1946 making 8 appearances and scoring 2 goals. He joined Preston North End (18-5) the following season. He scored 4 goals in 4 Mossley appearances in the 1948/49 season and also played one first team game for Blackburn Rovers in the same season. In 1949/50 he played for Chester (21-10) followed by spells with Hyde United, Ashton United, Nelson and Clitheroe.

Harry Jackson
1956/57
11
3
Born in Shaw, Oldham on 12th May 1934. Harry Jackson was a former Oldham Athletic (10-1), Rochdale (1-1) and Northwich Victoria forward signed from Stalybridge Celtic, making 11 Mossley appearances and scoring 3 goals in the 1956/57 season. He was then transferred to Ashton United. Outstanding junior sportsman at cricket, swimming and football; he was on the books of Lancashire CCC before turning pro with Oldham Athletic. Reverted to amateur soccer to concentrate on a career as a Landscape Manager for Oldham Council. Also with Crompton CC

Jonathan Jackson
2009/10
8
0
Young defender signed by Chris Willcock from Stalybridge Celtic in August 2009. Showed much promise but a persistent knee problem forced his early retirement from football.

Lee Jackson
2008/09
5
0
Young wing back signed on loan from Stockport County in March 2009 making 5 Mossley appearances. Later with Stockport Sports.

Phil Jackson
1989/90
34
0
Former Ashton United and Altrincham goalkeeper signed by Bryan Griffiths from Rhyl in August 1989, transferred to Hyde United. later became goalkeeper coach for Abbey Hey.

Robert Jackson
1933/34
3
1
Inside forward who made 3 Mossley appearances and scored one goal in the 1933/34 season after signing from Sandbach Ramblers.

Tony Jackson
1971/72
1972/73
68
19
Former Manchester City starlet with a 'bad boy' image signed by Don Wilson from Stalybridge Celtic, transferred to Ashton United. He then had a spell with Witton Albion before returning to Ashton United and then going to play for Perth SC in Australia in 1975.

Tony Jackson
1989/90
1990/91
16
4
Young midfielder signed by Mark Hilton in March 1990 following his release by Manchester United. He made 16 Mossley appearances, scoring 4 goals before he was transferred to Droylsden in September 1990.

'Captain' James
1945/46
1946/47
43
41
Signed from Dulwich Hamlet. Top scorer in 1945/46 season with 26 goals. Notable centre forward and a Captain in the Army he was based at Ladysmith Barracks, Ashton-under-Lyne in the Army Paycore. Later with Ashton United and Buxton.

Dai James
1937/38
43
42
Born in Swansea in 1916, David 'Dai' James was an ex-Welsh Schoolboy International centre-forward who signed professional forms for Leeds United in September 1934 and moved to Bradford City in May 1935. He made his League debut in their 4-0 win at home to Swansea in September 1936, He joined Mossley in August 1937 and after leading the line superbly, scoring almost a goal a game he was transferred to Chelsea for a £200 fee. He joined Swansea Town in May 1947. Dai James helped Swansea win the 1947 London Combination Cup final. Scoring on his Football League debut at Bristol City four months later, he netted 7 goals in 12 League games before joining Haverfordwest in August 1948 where he became captain, then manager. He resided in Swansea until his death in December 1981.

Ernie James
1953/54
1954/55 1955/56
1956/57
27
0
Local amateur full back who was also an 'A' team player with Manchester City. He made 27 appearances for Mossley spread over a four year period from 1953 to 1957.

Peter Jamieson
1983/84
2
0
Full back signed by Brian Grundy from Glossop who made 2 Mossley appearances in December 1983 before being released to join Cheadle Town.

Joe Jarrett
1992/93
1993/94
1994/95
4
3
Enigmatic centre forward signed from Bury, transferred to Caernarfon Town (Wales). Scored a hat-trick in Mossley's last game in the NPL Premier Division before relegation in a 3-3 draw at Leek Town in April 1995.

Mark Jarvis
1992/93
3
0
Left winger signed by Terrry Curran from Alfreton Town making 3 Mossley appearances in November 1992.

Tony Jarvis
1994/95
28
9
Former Oldham Athletic, Crewe Alexandra (9-1), Witton Albion (172-56), Southport, Great Harwood Town, Shepshed Charterhouse and Droylsden striker signed from Radcliffe Borough in the twilight of his career, retired 1995.

Brian Jebb
1960/61
1
0
Forward who made a solitary Mossley appearance under Eddie Quigley after signing from Netherfield in th 1960/61 season.

Mike Jefferson
2007/08
1
0
Born in Huddersfield on 19th September 1976. Right wing back signed from Liversedge in August 2007 and previously with Storthes Hall FC and Ashton United. Unfortunetly broke a leg on his Mossley debut at Garforth Town on the opening day of the 2007/08 season. Later returned to play for Huddersfield amateur side Storthes Hall.

Logan Jeffs
2016/17
26
0
Born 5th September 1997. Logan Jeffs is a teenage central defender or right back signed in August 2016 after spending pre season with Curzon Ashton following his release by Barnsley.

Alf Jenkins
1953/54
9
2
Winger who made 9 Mossley appearances and scored 2 goals in the 1953/54 season after signing from Headington United.

George Jenkins
1925/26
6
0
Centre half who made 6 Mossley appearances in the 1925/26 season after signing from Nelson.

Melvyn Jenkins
1953/54
25
0
Young Goalkeeper signed by Jack Boothway from Oldham Athletic making 25 Mossley appearances in the 1953/54 season.

Frank Jenner
1949/50
17
3
Winger signed by Len Butt from Stalybridge Celtic and made 17 appearances scoring 3 goals for Mossley in the 1949/50 season.

Dale Jennings
2016/17
3
0
Born 7th November 1993. Diminutive midfielder signed from Winsford United in Novembner 2016. He was previously a junior with Bury. He returned to Winsford after making just 3 Mossley appearances.

Eric Jenyans
1949/50
19
4
The first player 'of colour' to represent Mossley when he was signed by Len Butt from Droylsden in the 1949/50 season. He went on to score 4 goals in 19 Mossley appearances on the left wing.

Anthony Johnson
2004/05
7
1
Forward signed from Atherton Collieries. Previously with Bury and Salford City. Transferred to Salford City. Later with Ramsbottom United and Clitheroe. Became team manager of Ramsbottom United in 2011 and became manager of Salford City in the 2014/15 season.

Brian Johnson
1958/59
1959/60
41
0
Young defender signed by Eddie Quigley from Manchester City. He made 41 Mossley appearances in two seasons in the late 1950's.

Dan Johnson
2016/17
2017/18
14
0
Born 10th May 1992. Daniel 'DJ' Johnson is a central defender or full back signed from New Mills in January 2017. Released to join Maine Road FC in September 2017.

Dean Johnson
2007/08
10
0
Born on 24th March 1976. Midfielder signed by gerry Quinn from Liversedge in August 2007. Previously made 212 appearances scoring 12 goals in two spells with Ashton United. Also played for Ossett Albion and Western Knights in Australia. Later palyed for Storthes Hall, Bay Athletic and Ossett Albion.

George Johnson
1960/61 1963/64
60
18
Born in Davyhulme on 27th April 1936. Inside forward George Johnson played for Gerrards FC, Moorside FC, Bolton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic, Rochdale (1-0), Buxton, Northwich Victoria, Witton Albion and Wigan Rovers before signing for Eddie Quigley's Mossley in 1960 helping the Lilywhites to Cheshire League Cup success in the 1960/61 season making scoring 9 goals in 23 appearances. He then had spells with Ashton United, Southport (6-0) and Altrincham before he re-signed for Mossley under Don Wilson in August 1963 and made a further 37 appearances and again scoring 9 goals. He ended his career with spells at Ashton United, Hyde United and Curzon Amateurs.

Keith Johnson
1994/95
3
0
Veteran former long serving Marine central defender signed by Paul Cuddy from Chorley in March 1995 making just 3 Mossley appearances. Retired 1995

Tom Johnson
1956/57
10
0
Goalkeeper signed from Droylsden as understudy to Dennis Ross, making 10 appearances in the 1956/57 season.

Johnston
1950/51
12
0
Full back who made 12 Mossley appearances in the 1950/51 season after signing from Great Harwood.

Ken Johnston
1921/22
7
1
Wing half who made 7 Mossley appearances in the 1921/22 season after signing from Droylsden.

Jones
1931/32
1
2
Forward who scored 2 goals in his only Mossley appearance, a 5-2 defeat at Winsford United in September 1931.

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

Jones
1952/53
11
1
Winger who made 11 Mossley appearances scoring one goal after being signed by Jack Boothway from York City in the 1952/53 season.

Alan Jones
1958/59
1959/60
1960/61 1961/62
29
0
Former Witton Albion and Blackburn Rovers full back signed by Eddie Quigley from Hyde United in the 1958/59 season but played only occasionally in his four seasons at Mossley making a total of 29 appearances.

Arthur Jones
1936/37
3
1
Former Leyland Motors, Bacup Borough, Shelborne (Ireland), Newcastle United, Lancaster City and Oldham Athletic inside forward who scored one goals in his 3 Mossley appearances in the 1936/37 season.

Bill Jones
1955/56
15
2
Born in 1924, Bill Jones made 3 first team appearances for Manchester City between 1948 and 1950. He was transferred to Chester (29-5) in 1950 and then Wellington Town the following season. An inside forward, he arrived at Mossley from Witton Albion in the 1955/56 season and made 15 appearances scoring 2 goals.

Bobby Jones
2004/05
1
0
Gritty midfielderr signed from Chorley but made only a solitary Mossley appearance in the 2004/05 season. Previously with Salford City and Trafford. Later with Rossendale United.

Charles Jones
1927/28
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1927/28 season.

Dave Jones
1973/74
18
1
Left winger signed by George Sievwright from Bradford Park Avenue in August 1973. He made 18 Mossley appearances scoring one goal before returning to Bradford Park Avenue in December 1973.

Dave Jones
1988/89
1989/90
3
0
Born in Liverpool on 17th August 1956. David Ronald Jones signed professional forms for Everton in May 1974 after serving his apprenticeship at Goodison Park. He went on to make 86 appearances in defence for Everton before a £250,000 transfer to Coventry City in June 1979 but he only made 3 appearances before departing for a spell in Hong Kong with Seiko FC. Returning in August 1983 he signed for Preston North End and made 50 appearances up to the end of the 1984-85 season. He had the perfect physique and boundless enthusiasm but lacked the necessary finesse to become a top-class defender. A former captain of England youth, he was the subject of much optimism at Everton and subsequent Under-21 international honours revealed that independent judges nourished similar hopes. However, regular exposure to First Division football highlighted too many technical shortcomings. While with Mossley he made
two appearances as a player. He later became assistant to Danny Bergara at Stockport County and stepped up to manager following his departure. Later becoming manager of Southampton before problems in his personal life forced him to quit football. He returned to the game in December 2000 as manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves lasted only one season in the Premier league though and following a shaky start to life back in the championship, Jones was sacked in November 2004. Jones was appointed manager of Cardiff City and led them to Wembley in the FA Cup Final in May 2008 where they lost 1-0 to Portsmouth.
In 2010 Cardiff reached the Play off final but were beaten by Blackpool and in 2011 lost in the play off semi final to Reading and that defeat cost him his job as he was sacked in May 2011. Jones was appointed as manager of Sheffield Wednesday on 1st March 2012 following Gary Megson’s surprise dismissal and Jones led Wednesday to promotion from League One.

Frank Jones
1945/46
1946/47
5
1
Winger who made 5 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the immediate post WWII seasons.

Garry Jones
1984/85
2
0
Born on 11th December 1950. Died 6th April 2016. Former Bolton Wanderers (203-41), Blackpool (27-5) and Hereford United (25-4) forward signed by Brian Grundy from Runcorn but made only 2 Mossley appearances in September 1984. Later played for Bramhall FC.

Geoff Jones
1990/91
12
0
Tricky but inexperienced winger signed by Mark Hilton from Oldham amateur team Chamber Colliery in August 1990, Transferred to Ashton United in October 1990.

Harry Jones
1953/54
1
0
Inside forward who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1953/54 season.

Herbert Jones
1924/25
2
0
Half back who made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1924/25 season.

Kevin Jones
1974/75
1975/76
4
0
Australian under 23 International goalkeeper who signed in March 1975 after a spell on trial with Derby County making 3 Mossley apperarances as understudy to John Fitton late in the 1974/75 season and one appearance the following sesaon.

Mark Jones
1996/97
1997/98
57
5
Speedy winger signed by Kevan Keelan from Grove United. Previously with Congleton Town, Glossop North End and Ashton United, transferred to Atherton Collieries. Later with Atherton LR, Woodley Sports and Atherton Collieries.

Mike Jones
2010/11
2011/12
18
0
Born on 24th January 1992, Mike Jones is a solid and reliable versatile defender signed from Stalybridge Celtic in the close season 2010 where he was captain of their successful youth team. Mike captained Mossley's reserve team in 2010/11 and made his full first team debut in a 2-2 draw at Salford City on 15th March 2011. He is also an accomplished cricketer where he opens the bowling for Staley CC.

Paul Jones
1997/98
5
0
Young winger signed by Benny Phillips from Altrincham in August 1997 making 5 Mossley appearances all as a substitute before he was released in October 1997.

Ray Jones
1965/66
33
12
Young forward signed by Don Wilson from Huddersfield Town in August 1965. He scored 12 goals in 33 Mossley appearances in the 1965/66 season.

Rod Jones
1976/77
13
0
Born on 23rd September 1945. Experienced former Manchester United, Ashton United, Rotherham United (35-0), Burnley (9-0) and Rochdale (19-0) goalkeeper Rod Jones was signed from Barrow in August 1976 but had a disappointing spell with Mossley and was released in October 1976.

Roy Jones
1987/88
11
1
Young forward signed by John Sainty from Prestwich Heys in October 1987, but was released to return to Prestwich Heys in December 1987 after making 11 Mossley appearances and scoring one goal.

Tommy Jones
1922/23
1923/24
1924/25
1925/26
1926/27 1927/28
186
76

A Welshman by birth from Rhos near Wrexham, he enlisted in 1914 in World War One serving in France and was involved in the retreat from Mons gaining a medal for this engagement. He served three years in Flanders at the rank of sergeant and having been shot returned home to the hospital which had been set up at Heaton Park, Manchester. In the 1918/19 season he was on the books of Manchester United and 1919/20 he moved to Oldham Athletic. He joined Macclesfield part way through the 1920-21 season, partnering  Collinson and Rourke playing with resourcefulness and calculated skill. His inexhaustible energy and steady play served the team well as did his ability to move forward scoring a few goals along the way. On leaving Macclesfield he signed for Mossley in the summer of 1922 where he remained for six seasons scoring an impressive 76 goals in 186 appearances.


Tony Jones
1986/87 1997/98
1998/99
35
4
Versatile forward signed by John Sainty on trial from Glossop making 2 Lancs Floodlit League appearances. Later with Trafford and was re-signed from Ashton United by Benny Phillips in August 1997 but was transferred to Winsford United early in the following season. Later with Flixton.

Warren Jones
1994/95
18
0
Former Droylsden wing back signed by Roy Soule from Caernarfon Town in October 1994. Made 18 Mossley appearances before departing in March 1995.

Will Jones
2015/16
2016/17
27
0
Born 1st April 1991. William Jones is a well travelled goalkeeper signed in July 2015 after previous experience with Colwyn Bay, Stamford, Spennymoor Town and Droylsden, having began as a youth player with FC United of Manchester.

Steve Jordan
1996/97
1997/98
57
4
Tricky winger signed by Kevan Keelan from Ashton United in August 1996 making 57 Mossley appearances and scoring 4 goals before being transferred to Woodley Sports in April 1998. Later with Glossop North End.

Ken Jowett
1951/52
2
0
Born 13th November 1929. Played for Frickley Colliery, Halifax Town and Macclesfield before a brief spell with Mossley in the 1951/52 season where he made 2 appearances.

Wayne Joynes
1989/90
1990/91
1991/92
1994/95
1995/96 1996/97
1997/98
199
20
Versatile hard grafting player signed by Mark Hilton from Chadderton in December 1989 and was voted Mossley Player of the Year in the 1990/91. He was surprisingly transferred to Chadderton in December 1991 but following a spell with Oldham Town he re-signed for Mossley under Roy Soule in November 1994. He was again voted Mossley supporters Player of the Year in Mossley's first season in the North West Counties League in 1995/96 under Kevan Keelan's management but left Mossley for the last time when he departed to Salford City in the closed season of 1998 after making a total of 199 Mossley appearances and scoring 20 goals.

Colin Julian
1992/93
1993/94
1994/95
24
1
Experienced central defender signed by Bob Murphy from Alfreton Town in December 1992 making 16 appewarances and scoring one goal in the 1992/93 season. He made 6 appearances under Steve Taylor's management the following season and one appearance as a substitute under Roy Soule in 1994/95. He was later manager of Wirksworth Town FC.

Albert Juliussen
1939/40
2
0
Born in Blyth on 20th February 1920. Albert ‘Julie’ Juliussen was born in Blyth in Northumberland in 1920 and was the son of Norwegian parents. He played for Cramlington Black Watch before joining Huddersfield Town as an apprentice just before the War making 2 appearances for Mossley in the war time season of 1939. During the War, Julie served in the Black Watch as a PT Instructor and was posted to Dundee and then to Perth. He was soon spotted by the local clubs and in one incredible army game he scored six goals in the first half for his side to lead 6-0 at half time. 45 minutes later it was 6-5 and Juliussen had scored all eleven having been ordered to switch sides at half time. He ended up guesting for Dundee United for four wartime seasons. He was to become a local goal scoring legend and thrilled everyone with his howitzer shooting and willingness to shoot on sight. He scored a record six goals in a match for United in a North Eastern League fixture v St Bernards. 83 goals in 70 matches was to be his Tannadice haul.
When the War ended he returned to Huddersfield Town.Julie wasn’t back at Leeds Road for long as Dundee had seen at first hand his prowess at Tannadice. A £2,000 fee brought Julie to Dens Park for season 1945/46 despite Aberdeen also trying to secure his signature. He was equally as prolific with the Dark Blues. Cowdenbeath being one of the clubs that suffered at his hands with a ten minute hat-trick. The first time he got the ball on his debut v East Fife he flashed the ball into the net. 89 goals in two and a half seasons was to be his goal haul – again he scored more than a goal a game. In one match v Alloa he knocked out ex-Cowden goalkeeper Frank Harper 3 times with shots which all ended up in the back of the net. His most famous feat came when he scored 6 goals in a 10-0 win over Alloa at the Recs only to follow this up with 7 in a 10-0 home win over Dunfermline just a week later. The Dunfermline goalkeeper at one point saw Juliussen bearing down on him and stepped out his way saying ‘You can have it’.Inevitably English eyes looked north and Portsmouth then one of the top side sin England paid £11,000 for his transfer. Fratton Park though was not to see the same fireworks from Julie as had been on show in Dundee. He played in only a handful of games and was decidedly not a success. He quickly moved on to Everton with the papers reporting that Juliussen’s Pompey problems were that ‘the rather relaxing Southern climate is believed to be the reason why he has not settled down as expected’. His equally brief Everton career led to him being dubbed by some as Everton’s worst ever signing.However, he was suffering from injury problems and was actually advised to give up the game albeit he refused to do so. Sometime later it was recorded that ‘During his brief stay at Fratton Park, Albert's team-mates were successively amazed, amused and abashed by their new striker's maidenly reluctance to disrobe in their presence. Even in the communal bath, it seems, he insisted on keeping his football socks on! Eventually, the dreadful truth emerged: varicose veins!’Everton wrote of their sizeable investment and released Julie who returned to his native North East as player/manager of Consett. There was life in the old dog yet though and he returned to Scotland after a fashion by joining Berwick Rangers where Bobby Ancell’s side had just been elected to the Scottish League ‘C’ Division. He was soon a firm local favourite. There was then a brief unsuccessful return to Dundee United before a final fling in ‘C’ Division with Brechin City. Brechin were top of ‘C’ Division when Julie joined in 1954 with 3 games to play. Montrose were easily seen off but a trip to Methil offered a stern test. Julie scored the only goal of the game to give Brechin the points v East Fife ‘A’. 400 fans travelled then for the vital match v Celtic ‘A’ which attracted an 11,000 crowd. One again it was Julie who scored the only goal to secure the title and Division ‘B’ status for Brechin City. He later admitted it was a fluke when he ball struck the back of his head and went flying into the net. It was a good way to end his senior footballing days.

Frank Jump
1948/49
1949/50
1950/51
48
0
Goalkeeper signed from Blackpool in 1948 who made 48 appearances over a three season spell with Mossley.