COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS from 1919 to current

* MacDonald to McWilliams *

Name
Season
Apps
Gls
Biography Image
MacDonald
1965/66
3
0
Wing half who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1965/66 season.

Jack MacDonald
1922/23
7
3
Inside forward who made 7 appearances scoring 3 goals in the 1922/23 season after signing from Stockport County.

Arthur Mack
1921/22
3
0
Centre half who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1921/22 season.

Dave McAughtrie
1994/95
4
0
Born in Cumnock, Scotland on 30th January 1963. David McAughtrie was capped for Scotland at youth level and started his Football League career with Stoke City making 51 first team appearances and scoring 1 goal. He then moved to Carlisle United where he made 28 appearances again scoring on one occasion before he signed for York City under Denis Smith's management in the summer of 1985. Forming a good partnership with John MacPhail he figured in the FA Cup run of 1985/86 which saw City lose after extra time in a 5th round replay at Liverpool. Dave made 80 senior appearances for the club before joining Darlington (39-0) in July 1987. He then played for Northwich Victoria and was later with Bishop Auckland, Harrogate Town, Goole Town and briefly for Mossley during Richard Dawson's ill-fated spell as manager early in the 1994-95 season.

Vince McBride
1962/63
32
0
Born in Stalybridge on 21st January 1934. Vincent McBride was a goalkeeper with Stalybridge Celtic, Ashton United, Walsall (11-0) and was with Aston Villa for a period of two years between 1956 and 1958 without establishing himself in the first team before joining Mansfield Town (10-0) . He had spells with Northwich Victoria, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl before joining Mossley in 1962. McBride then played for Radcliffe Borough. Vince McBride went on to teach P.E at West Hill School after his footballing career. He settled in Cheshire after retirement until his death in 2005. A bench at Sandiway Golf Club is set on the 12th hole in his memory. Vince McBride died in 2005.

Bernard McCabe
1951/52
1952/53
1953/54
29
16
Born 1929. Died 18th August 2007. Inside forward who scored 16 goals in 29 Mossley appearances over the course of three seasons after signing from Manchester amateur club Stretford Gas FC in the 1951/52 season.

Robert 'Bobby' McCaig
1953/54
16
2
Born in Lockerbie, Scotland on 15th August 1923. Robert Alexander Marsahll McCaig was a former Queen of the South, Carlisle United (5-0), Blackburn Rovers (30-2), Stockport County (15-2) Halifax Town (17-2) winger signed from Crewe Alexandra (19-1) making 16 appearances for Mossley and scoring 2 goals in the 1953/54 season. Bobby McCaig died in 1986.

Billy McCartney
2004/05
4
0
Born in Manchester on 16th April 1976. Signed from Chorley. Previously with Rochdale, Macclesfield Town, Castleton Gabriels, Ramsbottom United, Trafford and Stalybridge Celtic. Transferred to Bacup Borough. Later with FC United of Manchester, Trafford and Ashton United, then player coach at Trafford and Salford City and later assistant manager at Ashton United.

Joe McCarthy
1919/20
3
0
Full back who made 3 Mossley appearances in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20.

Luke McCarthy
2013/14
18
2
Born on 7th July 1993. Luke McCarthy is a speedy attacking wide right player who was signed from Droylsden in September 2013. He is a former Manchester City youth who signed professional for Bury and made a couple of League One appearances for the Shakers. He had a loan spell with Grimsby Town before joining Airbus UK Broughton in the Welsh Premier League in 2012 following his release by Bury and then joined Droylsden in August 2013.

Daryl McCarty
1995/96
1
0
Signed from Leigh RMI but had serious problems with work commitments meaning that he made only a solitary Mossley appearance. Previoously with Wiiton Albion.

Chris McCaughtrie
2009/10
2
0
Young forward signed by Gareth McClelland from Leigh Genesis making 2 appearances in the 2009/10 season. Previously a junior with Wigan Athletic. Joined the British Army in 2011, stationed in Germany.

Jim McCluskie
1987/88
1989/90
1992/93
123
77
Jim McCluskie was a YTS player at Rochdale, coming on as sub in a home defeat to Bury on 21st April 1984. It was hard for Jim, a big lad even at 17, to impress in a side playing so wretchedly but he did look to have the makings of a decent striker. He wasn't selected at all in the following season but came back in the side in 1986 when many had forgotten him to replace the injured Ian McMahon in midfield. It wasn't really his position and morale in the side had fallen through the floor (allegedly because Vic Halom had made promises of perks which the Board couldn't sanction) but he was starting to impress by the end of the season. It was therefore a surprise when he was released in 1986. He played in Jersey for a brief time with St Peters FC then kicked off a long, successful career in non-league football with Mossley. His first Mossley appearance was a Reserve team match against Barrow and he

immediately took the bull by the horns scoring all four goals in a 4-0 win. He made a scoring first team debut as a substitute the following week on 26th October 1987 in a 3-1 home defeat by Rhyl, a game that proved to be manager John Sainty's last game in charge at Seel Park. McCluskie then went on to score 23 goals in just 31 appearances to finish as the club's top scorer in 1987/88 season and despite playing just over half a season won the club's Supporters Player of the Year award under the management of Keith Hicks. Hicks departed early in the 1988/89 season to be replaced by Bryan Griffiths but McCluskie's goalscoring exploits continued unabated as he hit 32 goals in 60 League and cup appearances. He again won the Supporters Player of the Year award and played a major role as Mossley won three trophies that season. The Northern Premier League Cup (in which he scored the opening goal in a 2-1 win over Fleetwood Town at Maine Road), the Manchester Premier Cup and the Reporter Floodlit Cup when he again scored in the final. His last game for Mossley came in Griffiths last game as Mossley Manager on 2nd December 1989 when he scored both goals in a 4-2 defeat at Gateshead having scored 22 goals in 31 Mossley games that season. Departing Directors Les Lawlor and Steve Fisher then sold McCluskie to Hyde United for a fee of £8,000, a record fee paid by Hyde, as their parting gesture to Mossley and the club controversially never saw a penny of that money. McCluskie's scoring exploits continued at Hyde before he was sold to Witton Albion for a £10,000 fee midway through the following season after scoring 21 goals in 46 appearances for the Tigers. He spearheaded Witton Albion's campaign to win the NPL in 1990-91. He was also part of the team that took Witton to the FA Trophy final at Wembley in 1991-92. In the space of 2 months in 1992 played for Barrow, Witton Albion and Mossley (1 game) before settling down at Accrington Stanley until being signed by Morecambe then managed by ex Mossley boss Bryan Griffiths for £2,000 in August 1993. His goals were vital as the Shrimps won promotion to the Conference. He had a brief spell as Griffiths successor Jim Harvey's assistant between October 1995 and February 1996 before being released in July 1997. He scored 99 goals in 193 appearances for Morecambe. He returned to Accrington in 1997 and became joint player manager alongside David Hamilton but was surprisngly sacked a few months later. After a season as a player at Rossendale United ended by an achilles tendon rupture that finished his career and having retired from playing he moved into management full time with Rossendale United and led the now disbanded club to the North West Counties League title in the 2000/2001 season. He resigned in November 2002 but returned as assistant manager in September 2003 and became manager for a second time in January 2004, resigning for a second time in May 2004. It was Jim Harvey’s input which encouraged McCluskie to start "doing his badges" at Morecambe and he has now gone through to UEFA B Level. McCluskie later worked as chief youth scout at Preston North End.

Steven McCluskie
1987/88
2
0
Signed from Bacup Borough making 2 substitute appearances after appearaing for Mossley's ill fated reserve team of 1987/88. Brother of then Mossley team-mate Jim McCluskie.

Ray McCormick
1932/33
12
0
Young defender who made 12 Mossley appearances after signing from Manchester City in the 1932/33 season.

Harvey McCreadie
1961/62
1962/63
44
36
Born in Glenluce, Scotland on 1st October 1942. Harvey McCreadie was a former Girvan Amateurs, Stranraer, Rotherham United, Accrington Stanley (28-10), Luton Town (10-2) and Wrexham (10-2) centre forward signed from Northwich Victoria in September 1961 becomming Mossley's first ever full-time professional player and a prolific scorer, netting 36 goals in 44 appearances before being transferred to Scottish First Division giants Hibernian for a £1,000 fee in September 1962. He made only 9 appearances for Hibs scoring 3 goals and later played for Sankeys-Wellington and Altrincham. Harvey McCreadie died in 2008.

Colin McCrory
1998/99
5
3
Former Curzon Ashton centre forward signed from Radcliffe Borough scoring 3 go0als in 5 Mossley appearances early in the 1998/99 season . Retired through injury 1999.

Alan McDermott
1988/89
1989/90
41
6
Attacking midfielder signed by Bryan Griffiths from Burscough in October 1998, making 41 appearances and scoring 6 goals before transferring to South Liverpool in December 1989. Later with Vauxhall Motors. Brother-in-law of former Mossley team-mate Joe Kelly.

Geoff McDermott
1975/76
3
0
Winger signed by Bob Murphy from Hyde United making 3 appearances in September 1975 before being released to join Dukinfield Town.

Billy McDonald
1957/58
4
3
Centre forward who scored 3 goals in 4 Mossley appearances after signing from Huddersfield Town in January 1958.

Martin McDonald
1999/90
2
1
Born in Irvine, Scotland on 4th december 1973, Martin Joseph McDonald moved from Bramhall to Stockport County in 1992 although he never played a senior match for them, before signing for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1993. He burst onto the scene, coming on for the injured Steve Wood, in the First Round FA Cup tie against Hartlepool United at the Moss Rose to score a stunning goal which was the “goal of the day” on television that evening. A midfielder with a tremendous engine and a tenacious tackler with an ability to run from box to box, Martin helped the Silkmen win their first Conference title and won England semi-pro honours. On leaving Macclesfield, three successive £20,000 moves took him to Southport, Doncaster Rovers (48-4) and then back to Macclesfield in January 1997 when he helped the side to reach a promotion spot in the Nationwide Third Division of the Football League. During the following season there were problems both on and off the field, initially leading to a seven match ban and then he “disappeared” for four weeks which, on his return, led to him being transferred to Altrincham. A brief time with Mossley was followed by spells with Droylsden, Flixton and Cheadle Town.

Marvin McDonald
2006/07
5
0

Young forward was signed on a three month loan spell from Macclesfield Town (1-0) in September 2006 but was returned to Macclesfield after just one month after failing to impress. Later with Leigh Genesis.


Nathan McDonald
2009/10
6
0

Young forward signed in August 2009. Previously with Stoke City and Salford City. Brother of Marvin McDonald. Later with Trafford. Later with Leigh Genesis.


McDonnell
1952/53
2
1
Forward who made 2 Mossley appearances scoring one goal after signing from Oldham Athletic in February 1953.

Danny McDonnell
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
85
0
Born on 27th August 1987. Danny McDonnell is a combative full back or winger signed from Winsford United in the closed season of 2013. He was previously with Styal FC and Flixton.

Chris McDonough
2009/10
25
11
Powerful striker signed by Chris Willcock from West Didsbury & Chorlton FC in January 2010. Previously with Bolton Wanderers, Woodley Sports, Warrington Town and Leigh RMI. Moved to Curzon Ashton in the close season 2010 and later joined Radcliffe Borough. Later with Trafford and Bamber Bridge.

Dave McDougall
1985/86
15
0
Full back signed by Jimmy O'Connor from Rossendale United in October 1985 making 15 Mossley appearances before being transferred to Accrington Stanley in January 1986.

James McEwan
1935/36
1936/37
5
4
Forward who scored 4 goals in 5 Mossley appearances spread over two seasons in the mid 1930's after previously playing for Bacup Borough.

Sam McEwan
2005/06
8
0
Born on 17th July 1987. 18 years old goalkeeper signed from Stockport County in August 2005 as cover for Lee Bracey. Released May 2006.

Willie McFadyen
1939/40
16
3
Born in Overtown, North Lanarkshire 23rd June 1904. William "Willie" MacFadyen was a goalscoring centre forward, his 52 league goals for Motherwell's 1931-32 championship winning side remains the record goals total for a single season in Scottish League history. He also topped the scoring charts again the following season, netting 45 times. In total, he scored 251 league goals for Motherwell - the eighth-best top flight total in Scottish League history.
MacFadyen played junior football for Wishaw YMCA before beginning his Motherwell career in 1921. Before establishing himself at Fir Park, he spent periods on loan with Bo'ness and Clyde. As well as the 1932 league title, he gained two Scottish Cup runners-up medals while at Motherwell, in 1931 and 1933. He appeared for Scotland twice during 1933, against Wales and Austria. Despite scoring in both matches, he wasn't selected for international duty again, although he did also represent the Scottish League against the Irish League in 1934, scoring twice. After leaving Motherwell, he played for Huddersfield Town, for whom he appeared in the 1938 FA Cup Final, and Clapton Orient. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Air Force and was a guest player for Blackpool, Huddersfield, Nottingham Forest and Rochdale. In October 1945, MacFadyen was appointed as secretary-manager of Dundee United, a position he would hold for nine years. While he led the club to a memorable Scottish Cup giant killing against Celtic in 1949, he also oversaw United's record defeat when they lost 12-1 against the team where MacFadyen had been idolised as a player, Motherwell. He resigned from his post not long afterwards, in August 1954. The Dundee United job was to be his last in football. After leaving the game, he worked as a physiotherapist and chiropodist. Willie McFadyen died in 1971.

McGinty
1948/49
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1948/49 season.

Kyle McGonigle
2010/11
2011/12
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
147
18
Born on 10th December 1992. Kyle McGonigle is a central midfielder that shows some versatility and can also play at centre half or at full back. Originally signed for Mossley on 'work experience" from Bury in March 2011. He signed for Woodley Sports in August 2011 following his release by Bury but re-signed for Mossley in March 2012. Released in May 2012 signing for Winsford United before returning to Mossley for a third spell in the clsed season of 2013.

Mark McGowan
1983/84
1
0
Young midfielder who made a solitary substitute appearance in an FA Cup tie at Workington in October 1983. Previously a junior with Manchester United.

Gerry McGranaghan
1971/72
1
0
Inside forward who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1971/72 season after arrriving from Prestwich Heys. Later returned to his native Ireland and played for Finn Harps helping them to victory in the FAI Cup in 1974.

Kevin McGrath
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
48
2
Born on 5th September 1985. Kevin McGrath is a strong and capable central defender originally signed in the closed season of 2013, having been team captain at Maine Road FC in the 2012/13 season. He was previously with Leigh RMI, Flixton and Trafford. He departed to Radcliffe Borough in October 2014 but re-signed for Mossley in December 2015 but made only 1 appearance before moving to Ramsbottom United in January 2016.

Terry McGuinness
1971/72
1
0
Made a solitary substitute appearance for Mossley in the 1971/72 season. Also played brief spells with Ashton United and Stalybridge Celtic.

Darren McHugh
1993/94
6
0
Signed by Steve Taylor from Altrincham in August 1993 making 6 appearances before being released the following month. Later played for Cheadle Heath Nomads FC.

Sammy McIlroy jr.
1991/92
2
0
Signed from Northwich Victoria, son of former Manchester United and Northern Ireland star Sammy McIlroy. Previously made 1 appearance for Macclesfield Town's first team when his father was the manager.

Jon McIlwaine
2009/10
2010/11
3
0
Young goalkeeper signed from Stalybridge Celtic in January 2010. Previously with Curzon Ashton. Spent most of the 2010/11 season on loan at Glossop North End. Joined Abbey Hey in August 2011.

Dick McIntosh
1965/66
3
0
Scottish born wing half who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1965/66 season. Previously with Alloa Athletic.

Neil McKay
1994/95
1995/96
37
0
Born in Zimbabwe. Hard tackling right back signed by Paul Cuddy from Horwich RMI in 1995. Neil McKay began his playing career as an apprentice with Halifax Town where he stayed one season. When he wasn’t offered a new contract he moved abroad and spent the next two and a half years playing for First Vienna in Austria. Left the club due to illness but went on to become a very successful Business entrepreneur with Lakestar Media.

Stuart McKay
1966/67
14
4
Wing half who previously played for Congleton Town, Hyde United, Macclesfield Town, Stafford Rangers and Droylsden before making 14 Mossley appearances and scoring 4 goals in the 1966/67 season.

Walter McKellor
1939/40
1
0
Walter McKellor was born in 1919 near Dewsbury. He played in local league football with Hartshead Parish Church and was signed by Ossett Town in November 1937. He signed amateur forms with Huddersfield Town in late October 1938 on a one month trial, and was signed as a part-time professional at the end of November 1938. Signed as a wartime guest for Mossley making just 1 appearance in the 1939/40 season. Following a successful series of appearances in the Central League.with Huddersfield Town during WWII, he played one game for Leeds United, at Centre Forward on 4th December 1943 in the Football League Northern Section (First Championship) 1-2 defeat at Elland Road against Halifax Town.

Nehru McKenzie
2005/06
5
0
Signed from Altrincham in October 2005 making 5 Mossley appearances. Previously with Hyde United. Released December 2005.

Omar McKenzie
2016/17
1
0
Born 15th December 1993. Omar originally joined the Mossley youth team in 2011 from Fletcher Moss Rangers started the following season in the first team squad but was released without appearaing in the team. He then had spells with Stockport Sports, Bacup Borough and Radcliffe Borough before re-signing for Mossley in the closed season of 2016.

Roger McKenzie
1992/93
1
0
Former Doncaster Rovers (17-1) and Scarborough forward signed from Boston United but made only one Mossley appearance in the 1992/93 season, 0-4 home defeat by Leek town, before moving to Matlock Town. Later with Stocksbridge Park Steels, Maltby Main, Sheffield FC and Denaby United.

McKernan
1948/49
1
0
Signed from Bollington on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1948/49 season.

Jim McKernan
1973/74
33
1
Right back signed by George Sievwright in August 1973 from Halifax Town making 33 appearances and scoring one goal before being released in April 1974.

Robert McKie
1991/92
4
0
Midfield player signed by Les Sutton who made 4 Mossley appearances in October 1991 after signing from Curzon Ashton.

Nat McKinstry
1950/51
29
0

Previously played for Aircraft United, Larne and Glentoran in Ireland and whilst there he was selected to represent an intermediate League team against Drumcondra. Joined Macclesfield Town in 1947. Initially a member of the reserve side, Nat was promoted to the senior side where he became the first choice ‘keeper. Nat was in goal for the Cheshire League Challenge Cup final for the 1947-48 season against Altrincham which ended in a 3-3 draw, Altrincham scoring two late goals, however, Macclesfield won the replay 3-1 in April 1948. Moved to Mossley and made 29 appearances fort the Lilywhites in the 1950/51 season and later helped out at other clubs when they were short of a ‘keeper. 


Danny McLaughlin
2016/17
2017/18
2
0
Born 12th May 1993. Danny is a locally based striker who has a fantastic goal scoring record in amateur and Sunday football. He signed for Mossley from Diggle FC just prior to the 2017 transfer deadline after scoring 22 goals in just 17 apperaances for the Huddersfield League side.

Michael 'Nobby' McLean
1984/85
1
0
Midfield player signed from Stretford Amateurs FC in August 1984 making his solitary Mossley appearance in the opening game of the 1984/85 season against Stafford Rangers.

Scott McLean
1992/93
1
0
Forward signed from Heaton Mersey FC making a solitary Mossley appearance in October 1992. Later with Abbey Hey

Jamie McLellan
2017/18
-
-
Born 31st December 1994. Jamie McLellan is a 6' 4" central defender who was signed in August 2017 following his return from the USA where he played for Knoxville Force and Grand Rapids having previously been a youth player with Altrincham.

Danny McLoughlin
2017/18
-
-
Born 14th July 1993. Danny McLoughlin is a left sided attacking midfield player who was signed in August 2017 after previous experience with Radcliffe Borough, New Mills and Droylsden. Not to be confused with his similarly named team-mate Danny McLaughlin

McManus
1950/51
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1950/51 sesaon after previously playing for Dukinfield Town on trial.

Paul McMenemy
1996/97
6
0
Full back signed from Preston North End in October 1996 making 6 Mossley appearances before being released in January 1997. Later with Fulwood Amateurs and Kendal Town.

Ben McNamara
2011/12
17
0
Born on 20th December 1992, BenMcNamara joined Mossley from Salford City in September 2010. A tigerish and skilful young midfielder, Ben played regularly for the reserve team last season also partnering captain Alex Byrne in central midfield for the youth team. Ben is another Manchester County FA Youth graduate who joined the first team squad for 2011/12 making 17 appearances. Released in the closed season of 2012. Later with Winsford United, Droylsden and Abbey Hey.

Peter McQuade
1980/81
1981/82
12
0
Born in Scotland. Peter McQuade was a creative midfield player signed by Bob Murphy after impressing for English Colleges Champions Xavarian College. But, as understudy to Kevin Gorman and Jimmy O'Connor had few chances in the team. Released to join Irlam Town in the closed season of 1982.

Pat McSorley
1975/76
1
0
Goalkeeper signed from Prestwich Heys on loan due to regular keeper John Fitton's unavailability for the opening game of the 1975/76 season, a 3-5 defeat at Northwich Victoria.

John McWilliams
1951/52
2
2
Centre half who made 2 Mossley appearances scoring 2 goals in April 1952 after previously playing for Macclesfield.