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COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS from 1919 to current

* Oakes to Owusu *

Name
Season
Apps
Gls
Biography Image
Tommy Oakes
1948/49
44
16
Born on 6th February 1922. Former Manchester United amateur inside forward who then made a solitary appearance for Manchester City's first team against West Bromwich Albion on 31st May 1947. He scored 16 goals in 44 Mossley appearances in the 1948/49 season. Later played for top Manchester amateur team Goslings FC.

Michael Oates
2010/11
48
14
Born on 8th October 1986.  Striker signed in the close season 2010. Previously with Crewe Alexandra, Stalybridge Celtic, Leigh RMI and Radcliffe Borough. Trialled with Droyslden at the start of 2010/11 before signing for Trafford.

William Oates
1922/23
5
0
Full back who made 5 Mossley appearances after signing from Oldham Athletic in the 1922/23 season.

Chris O'Brien
1991/92
9
0
Former Bolton Wanderers junior left back who was signed by Les Sutton from Hyde United in August 1991. Released in October 1991 and later played for Atherton LR.

Frank O'Brien
1989/90
1
0
Signed from Sunday football on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance against Stalybridge Celtic in March 1990.

Keil O'Brien
2011/12
2012/13
60
1
Born on 29th June 1992. 6' 4" central defender Keil O'Brien was signed by Gareth McClelland in the close season of 2011 from Northwich Victoria. A former Manchester United junior who also played for Glossop North End and also had a spell on loan at Radcliffe Borough in the 2010/11 season. He made a total of 60 Mossley appearances before he was transferred to Chorley for an undisclosed fee in December 2012. Signed for professional forms for Bury prior to the 2014/15 season but missed much of his first senior season through injury. Later with Southport.

Kevin O'Connell
1993/94 1999/00
30
6
Rangy forward signed by Dave Denby from Ashton United in November 1993 making 7 appearances and scoring 2 goals before transferring to Flixton for the following season. He was re-signed by Benny Phillips from Glossop North End in the 1999/00 season making 23 appearances and scoring 4 goals before returning to Glossop. He later played for Woodley Sports.

Jimmy O'Connor
1972/73
1973/74
1974/75
1978/79
1979/80
1980/81
1981/82
1982/83
1983/84
1984/85
1985/86
1986/87
613
78
Born in Lanark, Scotland on 27th June 1951. James Kelly O’Connor 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. 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
Amateur centre forward who made 2 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 1926/27 season after signing from Manchester YMCA FC.

Derryn Ofori
2013/14
2
0
Born in the Netherlands on 27th October 1994. Derryn Ofori was signed in December 2013. He started off with Bury as a junior before playing as a striker with the Altrincham FC Youth team and worked his way into Altrincham's first team squad before joining Hyde FC in August 2013.

Harold Ogden
1926/27
1
0
Half back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1926/27 season after signing from Denton United FC.

Paul O'Grady
2002/03
4
0
Signed from Dukinfield Town in the 2002/03 season making 4 Mossley appearances. Previously a youth teamer with Oldham Athletic he was transferred to Abbey Hey but sadly commited suicide in September 2009.

Demis Ohandjanian
1998/99
1999/00
15
5
Born in Manchester in 1978 Demis Armen Ohandjanian 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.

Eamonn O'Keefe
1976/77
1977/78
1978/79
111
50
Born in Manchester on 13th October 1953, Eamonn O’Keefe 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. 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. He 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
1923/24
31
10
Inside forward signed from Manchester amateur team Clayton FC and made 31 Mossley appearances scoring 10 goals in a two season spell withy the club in the early 1920's. Later played for Hurst, Wigan Borough, Marple FC and Didsbury FC.

Gavin Oldham
1997/98
1998/99
1999/00
109
5

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.


Ernie Oliver
1956/57
13
2
Wing half signed from Hereford United making 13 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals in the 1956/57 season. Later manager of Matlock Town, Gainsborough Trinity and Ilkeston Town.

Josh Ollerenshaw
2010/11
4
0
Born on 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. He signed for Fleetwood Town in the 2013/14 season before going on extended loan to Warrington Town. Later with Colwyn Bay, Hyde United and Ashton United.

Ken Ollier
1954/55
13
5
Born in 1924 Ken Ollier was a winger who scored 5 goals in 13 Mossley appearances in the 1954/55 season. Also played for Great Harwood. Died in Blackpool on 30th December 2008.

O'Neill
1945/46
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in the first post WWII season of 1945/46.

W Onions
1939/40
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in the WWII season of 1939/40.

Mark Onley
1983/84
8
2
Tricky winger signed by Bob Murphy from Manchester amateur team ICI Blackley FC in October 1983. His 8 games with Mossley included the FA Cup 1st Round tie at Darlington in November 1983. Released in December 1983.

James-McLean Oppong
2017/18
-
-
Born 27th November 1995. James is a versatile defender signed from Northwich Victoria in September 2017. He has previous experience with Buxton, Ossett Town and Radcliffe Borough.

Orme
1927/28
30
2
Centre half who made 30 Mossley appearances in the 1927/28 season scoring 2 goals after signing from Brodsworth Main Colliery FC.

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.

Albert Orr
1936/37
48
18
Born in 1904. Former Manchester Central, Rotherham United (94-26), Chesterfield, Torquay United (68-7) and Gillingham (12-0) inside forward Albert Orr was signed from Stalybridge Celtic scoring 18 goals in 48 Mossley appearances in the 1936/37 season. Albert Orr died in 1974.

Steve Orrell
1994/95
18
6
Forward signed by Roy Soule in November 1994 from Glossop North End. Previously with Ashton United, Prestwich Heys, Leek Town and Clitheroe. Scored 6 goals in 18 Mossley appearances before departing to Horwich RMI in the wake of Soule's departure in March 1995. Later played for Ramsbottom United.


Owen
1933/34
14
1
Wing half who made 14 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 1933/34 season after signing from Crewe Alexandra.

Bryn Owen
1963/64
1964/65
8
0
Full back who made signed from Rochdale (6-0) making 7 Mossley appearances in the 1963/64 season. Returned to make a solitary appearance the following season.

Chris Owen
1984/85
18
4
Giant centre forward signed by Tony Steenson from Witton Albion in November 1984 making 18 Mossley appearances and scoring 4 goals in the 1984/85 season. Previously with Congleton Town. Transferred to Curzon Ashton in the closed season of 1985.

Stuart Owen
1997/98
11
2
Versatile player signed from Droylsden by Benny Phillips in August 1997. He previously played for Rossendale United, Accrington Stanley and Hyde United.

Richard Owusu
1990/91
1991/92 1992/93
21
1
Versatile player signed from Manchester amateur team Moss Side FC in March 1991 making 21 Mossley appearances and scoring one goal in three seasons with the club.