COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS from 1919 to current

* Mack to Musgrave *

Name
Season
Apps
Gls
Biography Image
Sam Madeley
2012/13
2013/14
46
23
Born on 4th June 1990. Lively wide player or striker signed in the close season of 2012. Began as a junior with Altrincham from where he travelled to the USA and played for Trevecca NU Trojans and has since played for Woodley Sports, Nantwich Town, Ashton United and Hyde FC. Mossley's leading scorer in 2012/13 with 20 goals. Departed from Mossley in October 2013 and then played for Glossop North End, Droylsden, Salford City, FC United of Manchester and Macclesfield Town.

Steve Mahon
1986/87
1987/88
33
0
Left back signed by Jimmy O'Connor from Highfield United in October 1986. Made 33 Mossley appearances before transferring to Curzon Ashton in October 1987.

Nick Mallender
1976/77
1
0
Striker signed from Retford Town on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance in a Manchester Senior Cup win over Hyde United in January 1977.

Steve Mallinson
1998/99
1999/00
2000/01
2001/02
98
9
Versatile player signed by Benny Phillips from Cheadle Town in August 1998 making 98 Mossley appearances scoring 9 goals whilst playing in a variety of positions. Previously a junior with Manchester City and then played for Warrington Town. He followed manager Benny Phillips to Witton Albion in the closed season of 2002. He later played for Abbey Hey.

Malom
1947/48
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1947/48 season after signing Winsford United.

Malone
1950/51
2
0
Full back who made 2 Mossley appearnces adter sigtning Cheshire amateur club Heaton Norris FC in the 1950/51 season.

Danny Mann
1953/54
48
0
Centre half signed by Jack Boothway from Stalybridge Celtic in August 1953 making 48 Mossley appearances in the 1953/54 season.

Frank Mann
1930/31
7
1
Born in Newark on 17th March 1891. Frank Drury Mann was a f ormer Leeds City, Lincoln City, Aston Villa (1-0), Huddersfield Town (201-68) and Manchester United (197-5) wing half who won an FA Cup winners medal for Huddersfield in the 1922 FA Cup Final vs Preston North End. Made 7 appearances scoring 1 goal after leaving Manchester United in 1930. He mdae 7 appearances for Mossley scoring one goal in the 1930/31 season at the age of 39. Frank Mann died in July 1966 aged 75.

James Mann
2008/09
16
0
Born in Scotland, James Mann was a goalkeeper signed by Chris Willcock in January 2009 from Clitheroe where he was Player of the Year in the 2007/08 season. Previously with Rochdale and Leigh RMI. Former Scotland youth international. Later with Harrogate RA and Silsden. Retired May 2012.

Bobby Manning
1974/75
17
3
Centre forward signed by Bob Murphy from Runcorn in September 1974 but was transferred to Bangor City in January 1975 in the same week that Mossley signed Leo Skeete who's debut also saw Manning's final Mossley game. Manning's 17 match spell with Mossley had produced only 3 goals.

George Mannion
2015/16
5
0
Born 19th June 1996. George Mannion is a left sided player who was signed from Prescot Cables in February 2016. He was previously with Chester, Hyde FC, Nantwich Town, Southport, Northwich 1874 and Salford City.

Maple
1951/52
3
0
Wing half who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1951/52 season.

Phil Maple
1971/72
9
0
Very tall goalkeeper signed from Manchester Amateur side Connellys FC making 9 appearances early in the 1971/72 season whilst vying for the number one shirt with the more diminutive David Stobbs.

Stan March
1962/63
7
0
Born in Manchester on 26th December 1938, Stan March played for Altrincham before joining Port Vale for £250 in August 1959. He appeared as a substitute in the first leg of the Supporters' Clubs' Trophy final on 5 October 1959, Vale lost 3-1. He made his full debut in the league on 19 March 1960, a goalless home draw with Queen's Park Rangers. He was not selected again and was released at the end of the 1961-62 season, moving on to Macclesfield, Mossley and Stafford Rangers. Signed from Ashton United making 7 Mossley appearances in the 1962/63 season.

David Marker
1970/71
1
0
Winger who made his solitary Mossley appearance in the 1st leg of the 1972 Manchester Senior Cup final against Dukinfield Town.

Andy Markham
2008/09
1
0
Previously with Boston United, Farsley Celtic and Halifax Town before joining Liversedge where he spent four seasons. He signed for Harrogate Railway Athletic early in the 2008/09 from where he joined Mossley in October 2008. Made only one Mossley appearance before returning to Liversedge.

Dominic Marie
2014/15
4
0
Born on 3rd October 1995, Dominic Marie is a young striker who joined Mossley for an initial one month loan from FC Halifax Town in November 2014. He has had previously had loan spells at Winsford United and New Mills having started his non league career with Winsford. Later with Prescot Cables.

Joe Marland
1929/30
1
0
Goalkeeper who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1929/30 season and also played for Hurst.

Harry Marland
1926/27
1927/28
1928/29
16
2
Signed from Oldham amateur team Ferranti's FC. Previously with Oldham Athletic. Harry Marland was a winger who made 16 Mossley appearances scoring 2 goals over the space of 3 seasons in the late 1920's. Transferred to Hyde United. He returned to Mossley following WWII serving on the Club management committee for several years.

Ryan Marley
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
19
3
Born on 26th October 1987. Ryan Marley is a strong and skilful central defender signed in the closed season of 2013 from Winsford United. He previously played for the Army FA before having spells with FC United of Manchester, Flixton and Trafford.

Thomas Marley
1921/22
3
1
Centre forward who scored one goal in 3 Mossley appearances in the 1921/22 season.

Brian Marriott
1987/88
1988/89
1989/90
107
3
Quality central defender signed by Joe Royle for Oldham Athletic from Chadderton in 1985. He didn't make the first team at Latics and Mossley manager Keith Hicks made Marriott his first signing when he snapped him up from the Boundary Park club in December 1987. He went on to make 107 appearances for Mossley over a three seasons spell. 2 of his 3 goals for the club came in the 3-1 1989 Manchester Premier Cup Final win over Flixton. He later returned to play for Chadderton after being an almost ever-present during his time at Mossley

Frank Marsh
1945/46
1
0
Was on the books of Stafford Rangers, Crewe Alexandra and Bolton Wanderers before the Second World War. During the War he guested for Lincoln City, Grimsby Town, Rochdale and Port Vale. After one game for Mossley In 1946 he joined Chester City where he made 69 league appearances scoring two goals after which he signed for Macclesfield in January 1949

John Marsh
1963/64
20
2
Born in Failsworth on 31st August 1940. Previously played for Little Hulton, Oldham Athletic (2-0), Witton Albion and Ashton United before making 20 Mossley appearances scoring 2 goals in the 1963/64 season. He later played for Llandudno, Hyde United, Northwich Victoria and Stalybridge Celtic..

Jack Marshall
1920/21
1926/27
4
1
Signed from amateur club Cadishead FC making 2 Mossley appearances in the 1920/21 season. After returning to Cadishead he then had a further brief spell with Mossley when he scored one goal in 2 appearances in the 1926/27 season.

Dave 'Budgie' Martin
1987/88
1988/89
1989/90
1990/91 1991/92
166
35
Born in Royton, Oldham David Martin was an excellent versatile left sided player signed by John Sainty from Manchester League side Coldhurst United after a successful and very promising trial in the pre season of 1987, He had a lengthy spell as team captain leading Mossley to four trophies under Bryan Griffiths in 1989. He made a total of 166 Mossley appearances scoring 35 goals. Unfortunately retired due to work commitments 1992

Harold Martin
1975/76
6
0
Midfield player who signed from Rochdale (13-0) in September 1975. Released to join Prestwich Heys in October 1975. He later played for Darwen and was player assistant manager for Great Harwood.

John 'Jack' Martin
1926/27
4
0

Born on 25th July 1907. Jack Martin was a Leeds born centre half who started his career at Padiham Juniors, before signing for Burnley in 1923. However he had to wait until 1924 to make his Football League debut as he failed to make the grade at Turf Moor. Accrington Stanley benefited from his services for almost two years and he made 28 appearances and scored once for the Peel Park side. His next port of call was Blackpool in 1925 but his short stay at Bloomfield Road consisted of just 4 appearances and no goals, before a more productive spell at Southport. He arrived at Haig Avenue in 1927 and in his two years there he made 73 appearances and scored twice before a season long stint at non league outfit Macclesfield Town. It was from the Moss Rose that he rejoined Southport in

1930 making a further 5 appearances without hitting the net. Next in line for his services were Nelson for whom he signed in the pre season of 1930/31. He made 27 appearances and scored once before joining Wigan Borough towards the end of the same season. He also goes down in history of a member of the last Boro team to play a Football League game. In total he made 12 appearances without scoring for Boro, 3 of which were expunged from official records. After the collapse of the club he was a free agent and he joined Oldham Athletic for the remainder of that 1931/32 season. In total he played 11 games and scored once for Oldham before hanging up his boots with regards to League Football. He is known to have played for Mossley after his spell at Boundary Park, making 4 appearances, after which nothing else is known of him. Jack Martin died in 1976.

Oliver Martin
2017/18
-
-
Born 14th October 1995. Oliver is a talented and dependable young goalkeeper signed from New Mills in the closed sesaon of 2017. He was previously with Fletwood Town, Stalybridge Celtic and Ange IF in Sweden.

Arthur Mason
1926/27
1927/28
24
0
Full back signed from local amateur club Lydgate FC who made 24 appearances in two seasons in the mid 1920's.

Cameron Mason
2016/17
4
0
Goalkeeper signed on short term loan from Curzon Ashton in January 2017. Previously a youth player with Oldham Athletic.

Darrhyl Mason
2016/17
4
1
Born 3rd August 1994. Striker signed in January 2017 from Atherton Collieries. He was previously with Cheadle Town, New Mills, Witton Albion, Clitheroe and Widnes. Moved on to Ramsbottom United in February 2017.

Keith Mason
1968/69
1969/70
1970/71 1971/72
127
51
Very popular and influential former Manchester City starlet inside forward signed from Oswestry Town became a massive fans favourite in Don Wilson's exciting side of the late 1960's.. Lost a year out of his career with Mossley due to a fractured skull incurred in a match against Ashton United at Hurst Cross in 1971. Transferred to Buxton in September 1971 after scoring 51 goals in 127 Mossley appearances. Later wiuth Stalybridge Celtic and Macclesfield Town before he emigrated to the USA in 1980.

Adam Mather
2012/13
42
14
Born on 1st December 1987, Adam is a versatile left sided player signed in August 2012 from Curzon Ashton. He spent six years with New Mills making over 250 appearances for the Millers and was awarded both the manager’s and supporters’ player of the year awards in his final season at Church Lane before joining Woodley Sports for an undisclosed fee in the close season of 2011. He signed for Curzon in the current pre season but moved to Mossley without having played a competitive game for the Tameside Stadium club. Transferred to Chorley at the end of the season.

Dennis Mather
1983/84
1
0
Signed from Derbyshire amateur club Glossopians FC making a solitary substitue appearance in April 1984.

Matthews
1932/33
4
0
Signed from St. Helens based amateur team Peasley Cross Athletic FC making 4 Mossley appearances in the 1932/33 season. Later with Hurst.

Brian Matthews
2013/14
2014/15
38
5
Born on 17th December 1986. Brian Matthews is a speedy and skilful attacking player signed in the closed season of 2013 from Winsford United. He was previously with Styal FC, Flixton, New Mills and Congleton Town. He previously had a brief spell at Mossley in the pre season of 2008.

Jamie Matthews
2017/18
-
-
Born 17th June 1993. Jamie Matthews is a much travelled speedy attacking player signed in August 2017 from Redditch United having previously played for a host of clubs including FC United of Manchester, Colwyn Bay, Newi Cefn Druids, AFC Fylde, Ashton United and Hednesford Town.

Mick Matthews
1984/85
5
0
Forward signed by Jimmy O'Connor from Prestwich Heys in March 1984 making 5 Mossley appearances. Released at the end of the 1984/85 season.

Rob Matthews
2002/03 2003/04
59
27
Born in Slough on 14th October 1970. Whilst a student at Loughborough University Robert Matthews was selected for England at Youth International level before being snapped up by Notts County in March 1992. A quick and skilful right winger, he scored 13 goals in 57 appearances for County before moving to Luton Town in March 1995 for an £80,000 fee.
He made 12 appearances in a brief spell that saw him sign for York City for £90,000 in September of the same year. After scoring 1 goal in 21 appearances Rob signed for Bury in January 1996 for a £100,000 and scoring 14 times in 86 appearances for the Shakers. He was transferred to Stockport County in November 1998 for a £120,000 fee and made 42 appearances scoring 4 goals. His time at Stockport included loan spells with Blackpool (8-3) and Halifax Town (8-2).
Matthews joined Hull City on a free transfer in March 2001
and made 30 appearances scoring 4 goals. He then dropped into non league, signing for Northwich Victoria in the close season of 2002 but soon arrived at Mossley when he was signed by Ally Pickering in October 2002. He made a dramatic Mossley debut on 26th October 2002 in a NWCL game at Flixton scoring a superb first half hat-trick as Mossley strolled to a 5-0 win. Playing wide on the right with Ciaran Kilheeney and Tony Carroll up front Mossley now had a truly potent strike force. Matthews was a revelation in Mossley colours and soon became a huge favourite with the fans. He brought with him a wealth of experience and looked a truly class act in the North West Counties League.
The season finished with Matthews scoring in the 2-1 win over Clitheroe that clinched the NWCL Worthington Trophy at Gigg Lane. Matthews departed to Altrincham at the end of the season but returned to Seel Park in late September 2003 scoring twice as Mossley beat Glossop 6-0 on his second Mossley debut. He played his last game for Mossley at Atherton Colls on 7th February 2004, age 33, opting to retire from football due to a family illness. Rob Matthews made a total of 59 appearances for Mossley and scored 27 goals.

Stanley Matthews
1947/48
1948/49
22
1
Amateur full back signed from Marsden FC making 22 appearances and scoring one goal in two seasons with Mossley in the late 1940's.

Kenny Maughan
1965/66
1966/67
1967/68
1968/69
1969/70
1970/71
1971/72
247
99
A powerfully built centre forward and a great header of the ball who played for Mossley under the late Don Wilson between 1965 and 1972 scoring 99 goals in 247 appearances in a Lilywhites side that included the likes of Lennie Dickenson, the Birtwistle twins and Mike Batty and played in the two famous FA Cup games against Stockport County in 1969. Kenny was a junior with Manchester United and then played for Altrincham before joining Mossley and later played for Stalybridge Celtic. After retiring from playing became he became a referee in the Cheshire League. Kenny maughan died in 2005.

Jack Mayall
1936/37
1937/38
1938/39
1945/46
5
0
Signed from local amateur team Mossley St. George's FC making just 5 Mossley appearances over four seasons either side of WWII.

Ernie Mayers
1929/30
1931/32
1932/33
86
14

Former Atherton Collieries half back signed from Horwich RMI in January 1930 making 11 appearances before being transferred to Manchester City for a £250 fee in April 1930. He didn't make the first team at City, re-signing for Mossley in August 1931 and making a further 75 appearances for Mossley, mostly at inside forward, scoring 14 goals in two seasons with the club and also winning representative honours with the Cheshire League.


Kenny Mayers
2006/07
8
0

Kenny Mayers began his career with Horwich RMI. He then joined Bamber Bridge and was an influential player for them as they moved from the North West Counties League through to the UniBond Premier Division. He was then signed by Chorley for a reported fee of £12,000 in 1995. He had a spell on loan at Southport in early 1997 before joining Morecambe in the summer of that year. He spent two years with the Shrimps in the Conference before returning to the UniBond scene with Lancaster City. He joined Stalybridge Celtic in the summer of 2002 and was their top scorer for that season before he joined Barrow in March 2004. He has also played for the UniBond representative team and various F.A. representative teams. Mayers Left Barrow in the summer of 2004 to re-join his old boss Tony Hesketh at Kendal Town. In December 2005 he moved on to Fleetwood Town but didn't settle there and played out the 2005/06 season 'helping out a mate' at Padiham in the North West Counties League. Signed for Mossley in August 2006 but was released to become player/assistant manager at Chorley in October 2006. Later with Clitheroe as assistant manager.


James Mayo
1954/55
1
0
Goalkeeper who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1954/55 season filling in for the injured John Evans.

John Mayo
1992/93
14
0
Midfielder signed by Bob Murphy from Stalybridge Celtic in December 1992 making 14 Mossley appearances before transferring to Droylsden for the following season.

Danny Meadowcroft
2003/04
2004/05
2005/06
2006/07
86
3
Born on 22nd May 1985. 6'4" former Stockport County YTS central defender originally signed on loan in the 2003/04 season. Re-signed from Stockport County on a permanent basis the following season. Team captain as Mossley won the UniBond League Division One title in 2005/06 . He was then transferred to Conference club Morecambe in August 2006 but returned to Mossley on a one month loan spell in November 2006. Later with Bradford Park Avenue, Northwich Victoria, Chester & Colwyn Bay. Later manager of Barnton FC.

Arthur Megson
1927/28
1929/30
10
6
Former Manchester City centre forward signed from Buxton scoring 6 goals in 10 Mossley appearances over the course of two seasons in the late 1920's.

Cyril Megson
1951/52
1952/53
1953/54
1954/55
1955/56
1956/57 1957/58
219
94
Long serving forward signed from Linotype & Machinery in 1951. He was the leading goalscorer for three successive seasons 1954-55, 1955-56 and 1956-57. Retired 1958. Older brother of Don Megson.

Don Megson
1952/53
2
0
Born in Sale, Cheshire on 12th June 1936, Donald Harry Megson is regarded as one of Sheffield Wednesday's greatest servants. A then barely 16 years old Megson arrived at Mossley on the recommendation of his elder brother Cyril who was already in the Mossley team. Their father Arthur Megson had also played for Mossley some twenty years earlier. Cyril was in his second season at Seel Park when Don signed from Cheshire amateur club Linotype & Machinery FC. Football League scouts were already aware of the talented young left back’s talents and they flocked in droves to watch Don play for Mossley in the semi professional Cheshire County League. Sheffield Wednesday manager Eric Taylor needed only two games to decide that he wanted Megson at Hillsbrough. However, Megson certainly had to bide his time in the Wednesday ‘A’ team and reserves because he didn’t make his first team debut until November 1959 and by then 23 years old under Harry

Catterick’s guidance, becoming a regular in the side as a left-back and eventually taking up the role of club captain. It was as captain that he led his team to a lap of honour (the first to do so as a losing captain) after Wednesday's 3-2 defeat to Everton at the 1966 FA Cup Final. Don made 442 appearances (including 386 league appearances and scoring six goals) for Sheffield Wednesday before moving to Bristol Rovers in March 1970 for whom he made 31 league appearances and scored one goal. He managed Bristol Rovers from 1972 to 1977, winning the 1972 Watney Cup in only his third game in charge. He coached the Portland Timbers of the North American Soccer League from 1978 to 1980. He had a big offer from the States in the form of an opportunity to move to Oregon and coach Portland Timbers and he set a new club record for victories, which still holds to this day. The team won 20 fixtures before losing to the New York Cosmos in the Conference Finals. He also coached at A.F.C. Bournemouth for seven months in 1983. Both of his sons, Gary and Neil, have also played and managed professionally. He worked as a freelance scout for Bolton Wanderers, the club whom his son Gary managed until December 2009.

Jack Melia
1927/28
2
0
Signed from Chester making 2 Mossley appearances in the 1927/28 season. Later with Droylsden United.

Phil Melville
2003/04
2004/05
41
0
Goalkeeper signed from Salford City in August 2003. Previously with Sheffield United, Rotherham United and Radcliffe Borough. Transferred to FC United of Manchester. Later assistant manager at Bacup Borough and then became assistant manager to Rhodri Giggs at Salford City.

Billy Mercer
1969/70
1970/71
1971/72
120
19
Tricky left winger signed by Don Wilson from Dukinfield Town in August 1969 going on to make 120 appearances and scoring 19 goals in Mossley exciting team of the late 1960's. Transferred to Satlybridge Celtic in the closed season of 1972.

John Mercer
1991/92
21
0
Central defender signed by Les Sutton from Hyde United in October 1991making 21 Mossley appearances in the 1991/92 season and also played for Stalybridge Celtic. Brother of then Mossley team-mate Steve Mercer.

Steven Mercer
1991/92
1992/93
7
0
Winger signed by Ged Coyne from Hyde United in February 1992 making one substitute appearance that season. Re-signed by Bob Murphy in February 1993 making 6 further appearances before being released at the end of the 1992/93 season. Also played for Stalybridge Celtic. Brother of John Mercer

Meredith
1955/56
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1955/56 season.

Tim Meredith
1972/73
6
0
Young midfielder signed by George Sievwright in January 1973 from Blackburn Rovers making 6 Mossley appearances before being released a month later.

John Merrell
1972/73
1973/74
96
34
Burly centre forward signed by Don Wilson from Maine Road and scored 34 goals in 96 Mossley appearances before returning to Maine Road at the end of the 1973/74 season.

Jack Metcalf
1929/30
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1929/30 season.

Chris Middleton
2008/09
2010/11
18
0
Born on 16th February 1989. Versatile defender signed in January 2009 from Ashton United. Previously with Stalybridge Celtic, Clitheroe, Ashton United and Abbey Hey.  Re-signed in September 2010 after returning from playing for Western Strikers in Australia. Transfered to Bacup Borough in October 2010. Later with Ashton United, Congleton Town and Winsford United.

Dennis Middleton
1969/70
6
0
Forward signed from Hyde United in April 1970 making 6 appearances but failing to score. Transferred to Hyde United in the closed saeson of 1970. Also played for Droylsden and Ashton United.

Jimmy Middleton
1952/53
1953/54
1954/55
38
7
Born in Blackridge, West Lothian, Scotland on 25th April 1922. Former Third Lanark and Bradford City (8-0) wing half who made 38 Mossley appearances scoring 7 goals over the course of three seasons in the early 1950's.

Adie Mike
2003/04
6
3
Born in Manchester on 16th November 1973. Adrian Roosevelt Mike began his career with manchester City and graduated to the first team making 19 appearances and scoring 2 goals. He was transferred for a £60.000 fee to Stockport County (10-0) and then joined Doncaster Rovers (48-5) in 1996. Mike then had spells at Leek Town, Hednesford Town, Southport, Northwich Victoria, Lincoln City (21-2), Gainsborough Trinity and Droylsden before arriving at Mossley. He made only 6 appearances for Mossley but will be remembered at Seel Park for one particular game. Mossley were trailing 2-0 at home to Congleton Town when Mike came on as a substitute with just 2 minutes remaining and remarkably scored twice to earn Mossley a point. He was transferred to Leek Town soon after and retired in May 2004.

Leon Depasois-Mike
2003/04
2004/05
71
37
Born in Manchester on 4th September 1981. Powerfully built very skilful centre forward who began his career with Manchester City as a junior, he won representative honours with England at Schoolboy and under 18 level and played in the Football League in loan spells at Oxford United (3-0) and Halifax Town (7-0). Following a hat-trick for Manchester City's reserve team in November 2001 he was included in the squad for a match against Portsmouth, and made his debut as a substitute following an injury to Shaun Goater. In the following match, against Rotherham United, Mike made his first and only start for Manchester City. Mike's performances for City's reserve team attracted the attention of scouts from Aberdeen, who had attended with the original intention of watching Scotland international Paul Dickov. Mike moved to Aberdeen in February 2002 and made 36 appearances scoring 9 goals, but was released from the Dons fifteen months later and was signed for Mossley by Jason Beckford in August 2003 going on to make 71 appearances and scoring 37 goals in two seasons at Mossley. He was Mossley's leading scorer in the 2003/04 season with 19 goals. He moved to FC United of Manchester in the closed season of 2005. He is the younger cousin of one time Mossley team-mate Adie Mike.

Milford
1945/46
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the immediate post WWII season of 1945/46.

James Millan
1945/46
12
0
Goalkeeper who made 12 Mossley appearance in the immediate post WWII season of 1945/46.

Arthur Millard
1927/28
8
1
Full back who made 8 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 1927/28 season and later played for Droylsden.

Anthony Millard
1994/95
1
0
Defender signed from Manchester amateur team Moss Side FC but found himself on the end of an 8-2 defeat at Alfreton Town in his only Mossley appearance. He was previously with Walsall and Witton Albion.

Jamie Miller
2007/08
21
4
Born in Glasgow on 28th May 1978. Big centre forward signed by Gerry Quinn from Radcliffe Borough in August 2007 scoring 4 goals in 21 injury hit appearances for Mossley. Previously scored 58 goals in 136 games for Ashton United. Later with Huddersfield amateur team Storthes Hall FC.

Peter Miller
1993/94
4
0
Goalkeeper who made 4 Mossley appearances as understudy to Rod Bates in the 1993/94 season after signing from Droylsden in September 1993.

Millington
1945/46
17
1
Half back who made 17 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the immediate post WWII season of 1945/46.

Mills
1927/28
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1927/28 season after signing from local amateur team Broadcarr FC.

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

Andrew Mills
1993/94
1994/95
9
0
Winger signed in February 1994 by Garry Riley making 9 Mossley appearances before being released in September 1994.

Leon Mills
2002/03
2
0
Midfield player signed from Droylsden making 2 appearances in the 2002/03 season. Previously a junior with Manchester United and Wigan Athletic and also played for Winsford United and Bamber Bridge.

Neil Mills
1987/88
26
4
Born on 27th October 1963 in Littleborough. Former Rochdale (8-0) attacking midfielder signed in October 1987 by John Sainty from Stockport County (7-0), making 26 Mossley appearances and scoring 4 goals. Transferred to Horwich RMI in the closed season of 1988.

John Milne
1987/88
12
0
Midfielder signed by John Sainty from Mid Cheshire League side Grove United in September 1987 making 12 appearances before returning to Grove United in November 1987 later becoming player / manager at Grove United.

Harold Milner
1935/36
18
1
Born in Beighton, Sheffield on 10th July 1902. Left winger who previously played for Whitwell Colliery, Chesterfield (4-0), Loughborough Corinthians, Gainsborough Trinity, Newark Town, Mansfield Town, Staveley Town, Frickley Colliery and Hurst. Signed from Ashton National making 18 Mossley appearances in the 1935/36 season scoring one goal. Later with Stalybridge Celtic.

Robert Minton
1926/27
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1926/27 season after signing from Oldham Athletic.

Ron Mitchell
1928/29
33
7
Born in Birkenhead in July 1902, Ronald Mitchell played football for the Dick Kerr's works team before joining Skelmersdale United as an amateur in the early 1920s. In June 1922, he was signed by Football League First Division side Liverpool for a transfer fee of £75. Mitchell spent two years with the Anfield club, but failed to break into the first team and he was released in the summer of 1924. He subsequently spent two years with Hull City (27-1). In May 1926, Mitchell moved to Third Division North outfit Nelson (32-0) for a fee of £50. Described by the local newspaper as "an adaptable and clever player", he made his debut for the club in the 1–2 defeat to Wigan Borough on 28 August 1926 before leaving to join Bristol Rovers in the summer of 1927. However, he did not make a senior appearance during his only season with Bristol, and moved into non-league football for the 1928–29 season. Mitchell had spells with Mossley, where he scored 7 goals in 33 league games, before moving to Great Harwood and finally Fleetwood Windsor Villa.

Francis 'Frank' Mitcheson
1956/57
31
6
Born on 10th March 1924. Frank Mitcheson was a former Doncaster Rovers (22-5), Crewe Alexandra (181-34) and Rochdale (50-8) inside forward signed from Stalybridge Celtic making 31 Mossley appearances and scoring 6 goals in the 1956/57 season. Had a spell as Caretaker manager whilst at Mossley. Frank Mittcheson died in 1981.

Daniel Mitten
2001/02
1
0
Arrived at Mossley from Cheadle Town as club physio. Brother of Paul Mitten. Only selected due to injury crisis making a solitary appearance as an emergency substitute. Left Mossley to become a paramedic.

Paul Mitten
2001/02
18
0
Former Coventry City, Stalybridge Celtic and Southport midfielder signed from Curzon Ashton making 18 appearances in the 2001/02 season. Brother of Danny Mitten. Transferred to Curzon Ashton and later with FC United of Manchester.

Brian Mitton
1959/60
1960/61 1961/62
136
1
Brian Mitton was a former Aldershot full back signed from Bacup Borough in August 1959 going on to make 136 appearances over the course three seasons at Mossley, scoring one goal.

David Mobley
1979/80
1980/81
52
3
Former Sheffield Wednesday, Grimsby Town (27-0) and Macclesfield Town defender signed from Altrincham. Brother of former Sheffield Wednesday star Vic Mobley. Famously scored the winning goal for Mossley against Crewe Alexandra in 1980 FA Cup. Retired 1981.

Chris Molloy
1991/92
1992/93
47
0
Full back signed from Altrincham in October 1991 making 47 Mossley appearances before transferring to Hyde United in October 1992. Later with Accrington Stanley.

John Molloy
1935/36
45
0
Former Sandbach Ramblers, Witton Albion, Arsenal, Nantwich, Wrexham, Oswestry Town player signed from Winsford United wing half making 45 Mossley appearances in the 1935/36 season. Transferred to Halifax Town (6-0). Later with Macclesfield and Rhyl.

Sean Moloney
1987/88
7
3
Forward signed by John Sainty from Glossop in August 1987 scoring 3 goals in his 7 Mossley appearances before emigrating to New Zealand in 1988.

Mark Molyneaux
2004/05
2
0
Born on 28th October 1964. Vastly experienced goalkeeper signed as cover for Lee Bracey. Previously with Nottingham Forest, Macclesfield Town, Hyde United, Droylsden and Ashton United. He was then player-manager of Trafford, Chorley and Salford City. Transferred to Rossendale United to become player-manager and later appeared as a player with Ashton United, Flixton and Radcliffe Borough.

Ray Molyneux
1955/56
32
4
Born in Kearsley, Bolton on 13th June 1930. Former Bournemouth, Bradford City (2-1) and Ashton United winger signed from Oswestry Town making 32 Mossley appearances and scoring 4 goals in the 1955/56 season.

Sam Monks
1919/20
1
1
Scored in his only Mossley appearance in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20.

Hugh Monoghan
1931/32
1932/33
59
38
Centre forward signed from Manchester amateur team Ancoats Goods FC in February 1932 and scored 13 goals in just 11 appearances to finish as the club's leading scorer in the 1931/32 season. He then scored 25 goals in 44 appearances the following season.

Dick Monteith
1932/33
7
0
Goalkeeper who made 7 Mossley appearnces after signing from amateur team Peasley Cross Athletic FC in the 1932/33 season replacing unavailable regular stopper Harry Barnes.

Simon Mooney
1993/94
1994/95
32
5
Signed by Steve Taylor from Radcliffe Borough for a £500 fee in August 1993 making 32 Mossley appearances scoring 5 goals before being released by Roy Soule in November 1994. He was previously a junior with Oldham Athletic.

David Moore
1974/75
1975/76
1976/77
1977/78
1978/79
1979/80
1980/81
1981/82
1983/84
399
234
When Bob Murphy first took charge of Mossley in January 1974 his first target was a striker. He quickly signed centre forward Tommy Aspinall from Wigan Athletic and the team’s fortunes quickly improved under Murphy’s firm leadership. However, two weeks into the 1974-75 season Murphy was contacted by former Lilywhites boss Don Wilson regarding a young striker who had been at Manchester City as a junior and who Wilson’s current club Radcliffe Borough had signed from Glossop. Wilson stated that he considered 20 years old Moore to be too good for the Cheshire League and that Mossley could have him for a nominal £100 fee. Murphy took Wilson’s advice and promptly signed the talented forward. Moore made a scoring debut for Mossley bagging in 1-1 draw against Matlock Town in a League Cup tie. Moore’s first League goal came in a 2-2 draw
against Altrincham at Seel Park on 7th September 1974. Tommy Aspinall, Jimmy Riley, Bobby Manning and Bob Street were all tried as Moore’s strike partner but the coup de grâce came in January 1975 when centre forward Leo Skeete arrived, initially on loan, from Rochdale. The pair hit off an instant understanding. Moore missed only three games through to the end of the season and scored 38 goals playing off Skeete’s flick-on’s and lay-off’s to great effect. The partnership was to provide the strike force for Mossley fantastic successes over the following eight years. Moore hit 33 goals in 57 appearances in 1975-76, 32 in 55 games the following season and 29 in 43 games in 1977-78. 1978-79 saw Moore break the club’s post war goalscoring record with 41 goals in Mossley’s all conquering forward line which included Skeete, ian Smitrh and Eamonn O’Keefe as the Lilywhites achieved the Northern Premier League title and Cup double. As Mossley retained the NPL title in the 1979-80 season Moore was scored 26 in 41 games and took his place on the team-sheet when Mossley faced Dagenham at Wembley Stadium in the 1980 FA Trophy Final. Mossley finished NPL runners up the following season with Moore scoring 20 in 42 games and in 1981-82, his last for the club, he scored 14 in 32 appearances. Moore decided to retire from semi pro football in 1982 and played for a couple of years for The New Streetbridge Inn in the Gorton Sunday League where he continued to rack up the goals. Brian Grundy replaced Murphy as manager in 1984 and tried to bring Moore back to Seel Park but he played only one game under Grundy scoring in a defeat by Buxton. Dave Moore played a total of 399 games for Mossley and scored a club record 234 goals. A butcher by tried Moore left football for good in the mid 1980’s.

Scott Moore
1984/85
1
0
Central defender who made a solitary Mossley appearance in September 1984 after signing from Stockport County. Later with Oldham Town and Stalybridge Celtic before going to management with New Mills and later Glossop North End Reserves.

Steve Moore
2009/10
2011/12
37
14
Prolific striker signed from Salford City in September 2009. Previously with Abbey Hey, New Mills, Altrincham, Flixton and Curzon Ashton. Transferred to New Mills in August 2010. Later with Curzon Ashton and New Mills. Re-signed briefly in September 2011 before returning to New Mills.

Ernie Moores
1920/21
1921/22
32
2
Winger signed from local amateur team Leesfield FC making 32 Mossley appearances scoring 2 goals over the course of two seasons in the early 1920's.

Moran
1929/30
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1929/30 season.

Kevin Moran
1956/57
8
5
Forward who scored 5 goals in his 8 Mossley appearances in the 1956/57 season after signing from Oldham Athletic.

Emrys Morgan
1935/36
40
11
Former Altrincham, Manchester North End and Ashton National wing half who made 40 Mossley appearances scoring 11 goals in the 1935/36 season.

Adam Morning
2003/04
2004/05
2005/06
2007-08
116
12
Enigmatic left winger signed by Jason Beckford from Manchester City as a 16 year old early in the 2003/04 season and going on to make 114 Mossley appearances scoring 12 goals transferring to Woodley Sports in the closed season of 2006. He then played for Bradford Park Avenue, Northwich Victoria and Witton Albion. He returned briefly to Mossley in March 2008 scoring one goal in 2 appearances before leaving for New Mills and then followed spells FC Halifax Town, Ramsbottom United, Salford City, Ashton United, New Mills, Skelmersdale United and Glossop North End.

Jack Morrell
1926/27
1
0
Signed from Broadheath Central FC making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1926/27 season.

Morris
1949/50
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1949/50 season.

David Morris
1927/28
20
16
Centre forward signed from Macclesfield scoring 16 goals in 20 Mossley appearances in the 1927/28 season. Previously played for Welsh club Rhos United.

Alex Mortimer
2008/09
30
0

Left sided defender or midfielder Alex Mortimer was signed from Leigh Genesis in November 2008. He had signed for Leigh in the close season. After spending time as a schoolboy at Manchester United, Mortimer began his professional career with Leicester City, including loan spells with Shrewsbury Town and Gainsborough Trinity before playing for Southport, Curzon Ashton, FC United of Manchester and Hyde United. Transferred to Salford City and later with Curzon Ashton before returning to Salford City.


Edward 'Ted' Mosley
1920/21
1921/22
12
4
Local amateur forward who scored 4 goals in 12 Mossley appearances over the course of two seasons in the early 1920's.

Jack Mosley
1946/47
10
7
Forward who scored 7 goals in 10 Mossley appearances in the 1946/47 season.

Thomas Mosley
1923/24
1924/25 1925/26
4
3
Local amateur centre forward signed from Mossley West Lads FC. Brother of Ted Mosley

David Moss
1997/98
1998/99
1999/00
14
1
Injury prone midfielder signed by Benny Phillips from Grove United making 14 appearances spread over the course of three seasons and scoring one goal. Later with Abbey Hey.

David Moss
1967/68
2
0
Signed from New Brighton making 2 Mossley appearances in the 1967/68 season.

Ian Moss
1972-73
1
0
Left winger signed from local amateur team Delph Celtic FC making a solitary Mossley appearance in a home game against Wigan Athletic in April 1973. Also played for Waterloo FC.

Len Moss
1948/49
1949/50
82
17
Winger signed from Burnley in August 1948. Became Mossley's first scorer in the FA Cup rounds proper when he scored the winner against Witton Albion in the 1st round in November 1949. He made a total of 82 Mossley appearances scoring 17 goals. Died in 1987.

Brian Mottershead
1957/58
3
0
Former Notts County player signed from Rochdale making 3 Mossley appearances in the 1957/58 season.

Clive Moyo-Modise
2006/07
2008/09
25
11
Born in London of South African parentage on 24th September 1987. Clive Moyo-Modise started his career with Rochdale in 2005 and scored his first senior professional goal against Darlington in October 2006. Whilst with Rochdale he attracted a number of clubs in the higher leagues including Liverpool and Bolton. He scored the only goal in the Senior Lancashire Cup Final in 2005/06 season. In early November, Clive was called up to the South African under-21's side, but had to pull put of the squad due to a hamstring injury. He later in his playing spell in South Africa, played for the national Under-23 team. He scored on his debut in the 3–1 loss against Cameroon in the Sasol Eight Nations Tournament held in Johannesburg. In February 2007, he joined Mossley on loan initially for a month. After scoring 5 goals in 7 matches, his loan was extended until the end of the season. He left Rochdale in May 2007 and later joined South African Premier Soccer League side Bidvest Wits. Moyo-Modise spent just a season at Wits after arriving from England scoring three times while playing as a winger. He also received a senior national call up from Carlos Alberto Parreira (World Cup winning coach) for a 2 week training camp in Johannesburg early 2008. returned to ENgland and had a successful trial at Stockport County, but was unable to sign as club was bound for administration and so re-signed for Mossley for a brief spell in March 2009. In February 2010 he joined Altrincham and in March 2010 signed for Ashton United.

Henoc Mukendi
2017/18
1
0
Born in Republic of Congo 20th November 1993. Henoc Mukendi is a towering centre forward signed from Atherton Collieries in August 2017. He joined Liverpool's youth teams in 2007 and in May 2012 he signed a two-year professional contract with Liverpool. He had loan spells with Northampton Town (7-1) and Partick Thistle before moving into non-league football with Ashton United. He then had spells with Marine, Stalybridge Celtic and Colne.

Daniel Mukuna
2014/15
3
0
Born on 29th June 1996. Daniel Mukuna is a strong and skilful central defender or midfielder signed on loan from Hyde FC in February 2015. Previously came through the ranks at Burnley, FC United of Manchester and Stalybridge Celtic.

Clive Muldoon
1924/25
2
0
Full back who made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1924/25 season after signing from Sandbach Ramblers.

Phil Mullington
1977/78
5
0
Born in Oldham on 25th September 1956. Former Oldham Athletic and Rochdale (66-6) midfielder signed by Dick Bate from Northwich Victoria in October 1977 making only 5 Mossley appearnces before he was transferred to Ashton United in November 1977. Later with Crewe Alexandra (1-0), Winsford United, Rochdale (9-0) and Carolina Hills (Hong Kong).

Murphy
1945/46
1
0
Made a soliary Mossley appearnce in the immediate post WWII season of 1945/46.

Aidan Murphy
1992/93
1993/94
6
2
Born in Manchester on 17th September 1967. Aidan Murphy was a midfield player signed as a Manchester United junior and turned professional the summer of 1984. In October 1986 he spent a month on loan with Lincoln City, making his league debut in the 4-1 home defeat to Hartlepool United on October 5, 1986. In February 1987 he linked up with Oldham Athletic, again on a one month loan deal, but failed to make a league appearance. In the summer of 1987, Aidan was released by Manchester United and joined Crewe Alexandra (113-13) where he was to spend the next five seasons. A brief spell with Scarborough (8-0) at the beginning of the 1992/93 season was followed by spells with Woking, Mossley and Witton Albion. In 1993 he emigrated to the USA and joined the Greensboro Dynamo for their inaugural season. He went on to spend three seasons in their team before moving on to spells with Minnesota Rampage and Raleigh Flyers. He then moved into coaching, becoming a staff coach with Greensboro Youth Soccer in 1998. In 2001 he was appointed Boys Youth Development Director for GYS. He has also been on the staff of the NCYSA olympic development program since Spring 2000. He moved to the South Charlotte Soccer Association in May 2006 but returned to Greensboro in October 2006

Danny Murphy
1995/96 2000/01
14
4
Winger signed by Kevan Keelan from Wilmslow Albion on trial as a teenager making a solitary Mossley appearance as a substitute in April 1996. He was re-signed by Bennty Phillips from Cheadle Town in August 2000 and made an immediate impact with some sparkling displays on the right wing. A 'man of the match' performance in a 3-0 FA Cup win at Altrincham in October 2000 prompted Altrincham to sign him. He had a promising career at Altrincham halted by injury the following year.

Harold Murphy
1924/25
8
1
Wing half signed from Chester making 8 Mossley appearances and scoring one goal in the 1924/25 season.

Paul Murphy
2004/05
3
0
Former Northern Ireland youth international signed on loan from Manchester City making 3 appearnces in the 2004/05 season. Later returned to Ireland to play for Bray Wanderers.

Carl Murray
1988/89
1
0
Central defender signed from Merseyside amateur club Mossley Hill FC but made only a solitary Mossley appearance in Bryan Griffirhs' first game in charge, a 1-0 home win over Horwich RMI on 3rd October 1988.

Daniel Murray
2015/16
3
0
Born on 19th October 1995. Young midfielder signed on loan from Stockport County in August 2015.

Danny Murray
2010/11
3
1
Born on 1st July 1989, Danny Murray was signed from Manchester League side Avro FC in October 2010. Noted as a prolific scorer in local amateur and Sunday football. Previously played for Prestwich Heys and Hollinwood. Scored his only Mossley goal on his debut. Later with Abbey Hey.

Mark Murray
1995/96
1996/97
1997/98
1998/99
1999/00
2000/01
2001/02
271
30
Born in Manchester on 13th June 1973, Mark Murray was a versatile left sided player who had begun his playing career with Blackpool, where he made 2 Football League appearances before injury put paid to further progress. He then joined Macclesfield Town, where her played regularly as Sammy McIlroy’s Silkmen won the GM Vauxhall Conference championship in 1994-95. He signed for Mossley under Kevan Keelan and Paul Cuddy in September 1995 after a brief 9 game spell with Ashton United, as Mossley faced up to life in the North West Counties League for the first time after relegation. He made his Mossley debut in a 3-2 home win over Blackpool Rovers on 8th September 1995. Early in the 1996/97 he briefly switched to Caernarfon Town in an exchange deal that brought Warren Thompson to Mossley but returned to popularly win the Mossley ‘Supporters Player of the Year' award in 1997-98 for Benny Phillips’ side. A fearless and creative player who had a knack for scoring vital goals, Mark went on to make a total of 271 appearances for the Lilywhites whilst notching 30 goals. He made his final Mossley appearance in a 2-1 defeat at Kidsgrove Athletic on 8th April 2002. Murray had later spells with Winsford United and Chadderton where he was dogged with persistent injury which caused his premature retirement from football in 2003 at the age of 30.

Peter Murray
1950/51
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1950/51 season. Former Army player who later played for Blackburn Rovers 'A' team

Tom Murray
2011/12
2014/15
2016/17
10
0
Born on 12th January 1993, midfield player signed from Abbey Hey in August 2011. He was previously an Academy player for Blackburn Rovers but made only 2 appearances for Mossley before being released in September 2011. He was re-signed from Abbey hey in August 2014 but was released in November 2014 after making only six further appearances. Re-signed again in August 2016 but yet again returned to Abbey Hey aftyer making just 2 further Mossley appearances.

Tom Murray
1999/00
19
0
Former Hyde United midfield player signed by Benny Phillips from Trafford making 19 Mossley appearances in the 1999/00 season before transferring to Salford City.

Joe Murty
1987/88
28
0
Born in Glasgow on 6th November 1957. Former Rochdale (20-2), Bury (1-0), Sligo Rovers and Buxton midfielder signed by Jimmy O'Connor from Curzon Ashton, making 28 Mossley appearances before being released to join Prestwich Heys. Later manager of Oldham Town, Curzon Ashton, Prestwich Heys, Stand Athletic and Atherton Collieries.

Graham 'Malcolm' Musgrave
1965/66
2
0
Was a 16 year-old when he signed by Ashton United and went on to earn further first team opportunities in one of the more unusual Hurst Cross careers, spending over a decade playing less than 50 games under a variety of managers. He made 2 appearances on the wing on loan at Mossley in the 1965-66 season. Also played for Droylsden and Curzon Ashton.