COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS 1919 - 2013
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Tommy Oakes 1948/49 44 16 Clever inside forward signed from Manchester City (1-0) . Previously with Manchester United and later with Goslings F Michael Oates 2010/11 48 14 (b. 8th October 1986) Striker signed in the close season 2010. Previously with Crewe Alexandra, Stalybridge Celtic, Leigh RMI and Radcliffe Borough. Trailled with Droyslden at the start of 2010/11 before signing for Trafford. F William Oates 1922/23 5 0 Signed from Oldham Athletic D Chris O'Brien 1991/92 9 0 Signed from Hyde United D Frank O'Brien 1989/90 1 0 Signed from Sunday football on trial F Keil O'Brien 2011/12
60 1 Born on 29th June 1992, 6'4" central defender Keil was signed in the close season of 2011 from Northwich Victoria. Keil is a former Manchester United junior who has also played for Glossop North End. He also had a spell on loan at Radcliffe Borough in 2010/11. Transferred to Chorley for an undisclosed fee in December 2012. D Kevin O'Connell 1993/94 1999/00 30 6 Rangy forward signed from Ashton United, transferred to Flixton. Re-signed from Glossop North End, transferred to Glossop North End. Later with Woodley Sports F Jimmy O'Connor 1972/73
613 78 James Kelly O’Connor was born in Lanark, Scotland on 27th June 1951. He began his playing career in Scottish junior football with Kirkstyles before moving south and signing professional for Bury in July 1970 as a right winger. He made 7 appearances for Bury scoring 2 goals before injury cost him his place with the club and he was released. Having been recommended to Mossley boss Don Wilson he duly signed for Mossley in August 1972 and played in Mossley’s first ever Northern Premier League game at South Liverpool. He quickly became a fixture in the side and remained so through the next two seasons making a total of 191 appearances scoring 30 goals before being transferred to Macclesfield Town in May 1975. Following successful spells at Macclesfield and Runcorn, O’Connor played for Droylsden and cost Mossley a three figure fee when Bob Murphy re-signed him in August 1978. By now a central midfield player O’Connor became a key figure in the all conquering Mossley side of the late 70’s and early 80’s and remained with the club well beyond the break-up of the Wembley team. M He was overlooked when he hoped to get the manager’s job following Brian Grundy’s departure in 1984 but following Tony Steenson’s quick departure was offered his chance as Player-Manager in December 1984. He quickly brought stability back to the club but was never going to take Mossley beyond mid-table. The team was treading water by February 1987 and following a shock Manchester Cup defeat by Irlam Town O’Connor and his assistant Paul Webb were dismissed. O’Connor is remembered more for his playing skills than his abilities as a manager and in two spells with Mossley he made an incredible 613 appearances (by far a Club record) scoring 77 goals. He had later spells as a player with Horwich RMI and Buxton and ended his career with Colwyn Bay after taking over as a pub landlord in that area. Later became a director of League of Wales Club Rhyl. James O'Donnell 1926/27 2 1 Signed from Manchester YMCA F Harold Ogden 1926/27 1 0 Signed from Denton United - Paul O'Grady 2002/03 4 0 Signed from Dukinfield Town. Previously a youth teamer with Oldham Athletic. Transferred to Abbey Hey. Sadly commited suicide in September 2009. F Demis Ohandjanian 1998/99
15 5 Demis Armen Ohandjanian (born 1978 in Manchester) was an English, of Armenian and Iranian descent striker. Ohandjanian joined Middlewich Athletic in time for the start of the 1996-97 season. He had a brief spell with Curzon Ashton before joining Doncaster Rovers in January 1997. He made just one league appearance for Rovers, playing as a substitute in their 2-0 defeat away to Northampton Town. Released, he joined Macclesfield Town in February 1997, scoring on his debut as Macclesfield won 2-0 away to Morecambe in the Spalding Cup. In November 1997 he scored on his debut for Winsford United. He later joined Mossley, scoring five times in 15 games during the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons. He went on to play for Caernarfon Town, Stafford Rangers, Winsford United, Flixton, Woodley Sports and Cheadle Town before rejoining Woodley Sports. In the 2003 close season he left Woodley Sports to join Abbey Hey. F Eamonn O'Keefe 1976/77
111 50 Eamonn O’Keefe was born in Manchester on 13th October 1953 and played as a teeneger for Stalybridge Celtic before a spell with Plymouth Argyle. He didn’t make the Plymouth side but went instead to play for top Saudi Arabian Club Al Hilal returning to Manchester disillusioned and signing for Mossley in December 1976 under Howard Wilkinson as a left full back. Upon Bob Murphy’s return to Seel Park as manager a year later O’Keefe was moved to an attacking midfield position and it was one he relished. His pace, power and eye for goal saw him help Mossley to the Northern Premier League & Cup double in 1978-79 and a place in the England Semi Pro side. He played against Scotland and Holland in the May 1979 tournament scoring the winning goal against Holland in the final. M O’Keefe was then snapped up by Gordon Lee at Everton for a £25,000 fee (money that paid for the erection of the Park End stand at Seel Park) and he went on to make 40 appearances for Everton scoring 6 goals and was capped by the Republic of Ireland (thanks to his fathers origin) on 5 occasions and made a further 4 appearances as an over-age player in the under 21 side. He was then transferred to Wigan Athletic for a £60,000 fee and had later spells with Port Vale, Blackpool, St. Patrick’s Athletic (Ireland) and Chester City and a brief spell as a manager in Ireland with Cork City. Eamonn O’Keefe made a total of 113 appearances for Mossley scoring 50 goals. Patrick O'Kell 1922/23
31 10 Signed from Clayton F Gavin Oldham 1997/98
Impressive midfielder or full back and a former Oldham Athletic trainee. Signed by Benny Phillips from Leigh RMI in October 1997, departed in 2000 to take soccer scholarship at Lindsay Wilson College, Kentucky (USA). During his coaching career, Oldham has helped the Blue Raiders to four consecutive NAIA National Tournaments, including the 2005 national championship. a student-athlete, Oldham helped Lindsey Wilson to a pair of national championships (2000 and 2001) and a 79-10-1 overall record. Oldham was chosen as the 2001 Most Valuable Player during the NAIA National Tournament where Lindsey Wilson outscored their opponents 22-4 in four matches. Oldham was a two-time All-American and a three-time all-conference selection.
M Ernie Oliver 1956/57 13 2 Signed from Hereford United. Later manager of Matlock Town, Gainsborough Trinity and Ilkeston Town. M Josh Ollerenshaw 2010/11 4 0 (b. 5th October 1990) 6' 5" goalkeeper signed on a one month loan deal from Oldham Athletic in late October 2010. Had a later loan spell at Salford City and signed for Curzon Ashton after his release by Oldham in 2011. G Ken Ollier 1954/55 13 5 unknown F O'Neill 1945/46 2 0 unknown - W Onions 1939/40 2 0 unknown - Mark Onley 1983/84 8 2 Tricky winger signed by Bob Murphy from ICI Blackley. His 8 games with Mossley included the FA Cup 1st Round tie at Darlington in November 1983. F Orme 1927/28 30 2 Signed from Brodsworth Main Colliery D Adie Orr 2006/07 4 0 Striker or winger Adie Orr played through the junior, youth and reserve teams at Manchester City before being released in 2004. A brief spell with Leigh RMI followed before he joined FC United of Manchester where he scored 18 goals in 32 games for the newly formed club in it's first season, including their first ever hat-trick. Signed for Mossley in October 2006 but made only 4 appearances. later with Chadderton. F Albert Orr 1936/37 48 18 Former Manchester Central, Rotherham United (89-24), Chesterfield, Torquay United (68-7) and Gillingham (12-0) inside forward signed from Stalybridge Celtic (d.1974) F Steve Orrell 1994/95 18 6 Forward signed from Glossop North End. Previously with Ashton United, Prestwich Heys, Leek Town and Clitheroe. Transferred to Horwich RMI and later with Ramsbottom United.
F Owen 1933/34 14 1 Signed from Crewe Alexandra D Bryn Owen 1963/64
8 1 Full back signed from Rochdale (6-0) D Chris Owen 1984/85 18 4 Giant centre forward signed from Witton Albion. Previously with Congleton Town, transferred to Curzon Ashton F Stuart Owen 1997/98 11 2 Versatile player previously with Rossendale United, Accrington Stanley and Hyde United, signed by Benny Phillips from Droylsden D Richard Owusu 1990/91
21 1 Signed from Moss Side D