COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS 1919 - 2014

* Radcliffe to Ryder*

Name
Season
Apps
Gls
Biography Image
Brian Radcliffe

1958/59
1959/60
1960/61
1961/62

160
2
Uppermill lad who signed for Ashton United after demob from the forces and made 116 appearances scoring 20 goals playing on the wing or at inside forward. He signed for Mossley in 1958 and went on to make 160 appearances scoring 2 goals playing mainly as a wing half and full back. Later became trainer for Ashton United's reserve team.

Les Radcliffe
1936/37
1937/38
9
0
Amateur full back signed from local team Mossley St. George's and made 9 appearances over the course of two seasons in the mid 1930's.

Radford
1934/35
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1934/35 season.

Rico Ramsey
2010/11
1
0
Born in Manchester on 10th April 1991. Left wing back signed by Shaun Higgins from Oldham Athletic in August 2010. He was unfortunately substituted 20 minutes into his Mossley debut wasn't selected again.

Eric Ramshead
1947/48
25
0
Previously with Manchester United as a junior, then with Hurst, Bury Reserves and Droylsden before joining Mossley in 1947 making 25 appearances in the 1947/48 season. Later with Glossop.

Kevin Randall
1969/70
5
1
Signed from Droylsden making 5 appearances and scoring one goal in the 1969/70 season before rteurning to Droylsden. No relation to the player of the same name who also played for Droylsden and later Chesterfield.

Kenny Randle
1972/73
4
1
Manchester University student signed by Don Wilson in August 1972 who made 4 Mossley appearances scoring one goal early in the 1972/73 season.

Don Rankin
1977/78
9
0
Former Bridport and Dorchester Town full back signed by Bob Murphy from Rossendale United in the later stages of the 1977/78 season making 9 Mossley appearances.

Rattigan
1947/48
2
0
Signed from Glossop making 2 Mossley appearances in the 1947/48 season having also played briefly for Ashton United.

Charlie 'Jazz' Rattray
1939/40
7
2
Born in Fleetwood on 11th May 1911. Charles Robert Rattray, known by the nickname "Jazz", played for Fleetwood Windsor Villa, before joining Blackpool. He scored one goal in nine Second Division appearances in the 1929/30 season, as the "Tangerines" won promotion as champions; his goal came in a 6–0 win over Charlton Athletic at Bloomfield Road. He then played 19 Third Division South games for Watford, before scoring five goals in 36 Third Division North games for Mansfield Town. He joined Port Vale in May 1937 scoring one goal in 22 Third Division North appearances in the 1937/38 season, but was given a free transfer from Port Vale in May 1938 and moved on to Accrington Stanley, scoring one goal in 19 Third Division North games before signing for Mossley as a "guest player" in the WWII season of 1945/46, making 7 appearances and scoring 2 goals, before ending his career with hometown club Fleetwood. Jazz Rattray died on 1st October 1995 age 84.

Rawley
1962/63
6
2
Signed from Bury making 6 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals in the 1962/63 season.

Eric Raybould
1962/63
18
0
Wing half signed from Chester (10-0) who made 18 Mossley appearances in the 1962/63 season and later played for Chadderton.

John Reade
1956/57
6
1
Wing half signed from Manchester amateur team Platt Brothers FC scoring one goal in 6 Mossley appearances in the 1956/57 season.

Fred Redfearn
1939/40
1945/46
29
2

Full back who made 28 appearances scoring 2 goals in the WWII season of 1939/40 and made a further solitary appearance in the immediate post WWII season of 1945/46. Also played for Hyde United, Stalybridge Celtic, Stockport County and Hurst.


Billy Reed
1918/19
1919/20
1922/23
75
0
Goalkeeper who was signed in the 1918-19 making 14 Mossley appearances in the Lancashire Combination season. He became Mossley's first professional goalkeeper as he made 33 appearances in the inaugural Cheshire League season of 1919/20. He was transferred to Welsh club Ton Pentre FC in the closed season of 1920 but was re-signed via Hurst and Droylsden in 1922 making 42 further Mossley appearances in the 1922/23 season.

Stacy Reed
1992/93
18
10
Striker signed by Bob Murphy in December 1992 on extended loan from Matlock Town and was a shining light in the a Mossley side that was relegated at the end of his spell at Seel Park partnering the experienced Graham Hoyland. He scxored 10 goals in 18 Mossley appearances before returning to Matlock.

Reeman
1948/49
2
1
Winger signed from RAF Wilmslow who made 2 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 1948/49 season.

John Regan
1966/67
15
6
Former West Bromwich Albion apprentice signed by Don Wilson from Chadderton in August 1966 He scored 6 goals in 15 Mossley appearances, but the exciting winger unfortunately chose to return to Chadderton turning down a professional contract despite some promising displays for Mossley.

David Reid
1957/58
23
0
Scottish born wing half who was formerly with Crewe Alexandra (3-0), Workington (8-1), Bradford Park Avenue (13-0) and Rochdale (36-2). Signed from Gainsborough Trinity in the 1957/58 season and made 23 Mossley appearances.

Frank Reid
1951/52
1952/53
63
23
Born in Mauchline, Scotland on 16th June 1920. Francis Jamieson Reid was a former Cumnock Juniors and Huddersfield Town (7-0) inside forward signed from Stockport County (23-0) in August 1951 and scoring 23 goalos in63 Mossley appearances over the course of two seasons with the club ebfore he transferred to Stalybridge Celtic in 1953. Frank reid died in 1970 aged just 50 years.

Jack Reynolds
1923/24
16
0
Centre half who made 16 Mossley appearances in the 1923/24 season having previously played for Winsford United and Witton Albion.

Jamie Reynolds
1994/95
13
0
Born on 27th October 1967. Former Swindon Town (2-0), Calne Town and Bath City defender signed from Yorkshire amateur side Whitkirk Wanderers by Richard Dawson in September 1994 making 13 Mossley appearances before being released in November 1994 rejoining Whitkirk.

Carl Rezai
2004/05
18
0
Born in Manchester on 16th October 1982. Carl Rezai is a former Halifax Town midfielder who was signed by Jason Beckford from Leigh RMI in August 2004 and made 18 Mossley appearances before returning to Leigh RMI. Later played for Lisburn Distillery and then Harland & Wolff Welders FC in Northern Ireland.

Philip Rhodes
1962/63
4
1
Winger who scored one goal in 4 Mossley appearances in the 1962/63 season.

Joe Rice
1988/89
33
6
Former Liverpool, Caernarfon Town, South Liverpool and Vauxhall Motors forward signed by Bryan Griffiths from Poulton Victoria in October 1988 and scored 8 goals in 33 Mossley appearances before being transferred to Winsford United in the closed season of 1989.

Richards
1945/46
1
0
Goalkeeper who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the first post WWII season of 1945/46.

Peter Richards
1919/20
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20.

Richardson
1946/47
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1946/47 season..

Ben Richardson
2008/09
2009/10
2010/11
2011/12
2012//13
125
20
Born on 4th March 1989. Benjamin Richardson is a quick and skilful wing back or midfielder originally signed by Chris Willcock in January 2009 from Stalybridge Celtic. Previously with Curzon Ashton. He was Mossleyweb Player of the Year in the 2009/10 season but moved to Woodley Sports in November 2010. He was re-signed by Gareth McClelland from Woodley Sports in November 2011 and after making a total of 125 Mossley appearances and scoring 20 goals he was transferred to Curzon Ashton in January 2013. Later with Glossop North End.

Lee Rick
2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
63
6
Born on 18th June 1989. Lee Rick is a crafty, hard working and attacking midfielder who originally joined Mossley from Hyde FC in February 2011. He was the first product of Hyde's then newly formed reserve side to make a breakthrough into the first team in the 2006/07 season. He played around 100 games for Hyde before arriving at Mossley in March 2011 going on to make 11 appearances before the season's finish. 2011/12 saw him make 41 appearances for Mossley scoring 4 goals and he was voted as supporters 'Player of the Year'. .He signed for Droyslden in the closed season of 2012 and was an almost ever present in their team when he elected to return to Mossley in March 2013. He departed for Ashton United in the closed season of 2013.

Chris Ricketts
1984/85
5
0
Big centre forward signed by Brian Grundy from Prestwich Heys in August 1984 but making only 5 Mossley appearances before transferring to Buxton the following month.

Jack Ridgeway
1924/25
1925/26
22
20
Prolific goalscoring centre forward who scored 20 Mossley goals in 22 appearances split over two seasons in the mid 1920's He also played for Ashton National.

Rigby
1939/40
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the WWII season of 1939/40.

Martin Rigby
1983/84
5
0
Forward who was signed by Bob Murphy from local team Mossley Amateurs FC in September 1983 making 5 Mossley appearances before being transferred to Ashton United the following month, where his career was ended by a serious back injury. He is the son of later Mossley Chairman Sam Rigby.

Gary Riley
1984/85
1985/86
1986/87
1987/88
1988/89
1989/90 1993/94
295
33
Born in Ancoats, Manchester on 23rd March 1959. Gary Riley began his playing career as a midfield player with Oldham Athletic but never reached first team level and moved on to have spells with Droylsden, Stalybridge Celtic and Hyde United before signing for Mossley in August 1984 under Brian Grundy. Switching to right full back Riley had a lengthy spell with the Lilywhites making 194 appearances scoring 33 goals before receiving a broken leg on the opening day of the 1988-89 season against Marine. He was granted a testimonial match which was played on 9th May 1990 against an All Star XI. He attempted a brief comeback two seasons later with Ashton United but returned to Seel Park as assistant manager to Dave Denby in October 1993. Following Denby's sudden departure in December, Riley took charge of his first game as Mossley Manager on 18th December 1993, a 3-2 win at Alfreton Town. Riley was asked to stay for the following season but resigned at the end of April due to work commitments. He was later involved in youth and Sunday football and worked as a youth scout for Manchester City.

Jack Riley
1924/25
8
0
Full back who made 8 Mossley appearances in the 1924/25 season.

Jimmy Riley
1972/73
1974/75 1975/76
35
19

Lively striker signed from Manchester amateur side Wilsonians FC, initially on trial in January 1972 scoring one goal in 3 appearances. He spent the following season with Wilsonians before re-signing for Mossley early in the 1974-75 season where he formed a three pronged strike force with Dave Moore and Tommy Aspinall. Riley proved to be somewhat injury prone but looked at home at NPL level and quickly established himself as a regular goalscorer hitting 18 goals in 35 appearances. However, the arrival at Mossley of Leo Skeete saw him make only 3 appearances the following season and he moved to Hyde United in search of regular football. During his time at Mossley Riley worked as a postman in Manchester.


Rimmer
1954/55
3
0
Winger who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1954/55 season and later played for Ashton United and Droylsden.

Neill Rimmer
1990/91
3
0
Born in Liverpool on 13th November 1967. Neil Rimmer became an apprentice with Everton, turning professional in April 1984. He made one first team appearance for Everton, as a substitute, before being released at the end of the 1984/85 season. In August 1985 he joined Ipswich Town, but made less than 30 first team appearances over the next three seasons. In July 1988 he joined Wigan Athletic. During the 1990/91 season he had a spell on loan with Mossley, making 3 appearances in April 1991. He returned to Wigan and went on to make over 250 first team appearances. He later played for Altrincham, where he played five times in the Football Conference during the 1996-97 season and Scarborough. From September 2009 to June 2010, Neill ran developmental programs for Lincoln Youth Soccer in Lincoln, Massachustts, USA. He created skills and tactical sessions for the purpose of developing youth players and coaches.

Dave Ringland
1991/92
24
0
Central defender signed from East Manchester FC who made 24 Mossley appearances in the 1991/92 season.

James Riordan
2007/08
26
0
Born in Leeds on 3rd November 1979. Talented defender signed by Gerry Quinn from Ossett Town in August 2007 making 27 Mossley appearances. Previously with Liversedge, Ossett Albion (2 spells), Ashton United (where he made over 200 appearances) and Harrogate Town . Transferred to Ossett Town and later played for Washington, Bradford Park Avenue, Garforth Town, Buxton, Ossett Albion and Stocksbridge Park Steels.

Ripley
1947/48
1948/49
3
0
Made 3 Mossley appearances over the course of two seasons in the late 1940's.

Bill Ritchie
1961/62
14
5
Former Dundee, Bury (13-7) and Stockport County (52-12) forward signed from Winsford United making 14 Mossley appearances and scoring 5 goals in the 1961/62 season.

Alan Roberts
1967/68
1968/69
1969/70 1971/72
1972/73
186
3
Born in Bury on 23rd April 1946. Wing half signed by Don Wilson from Sunday football in 1967. He was transferred to Bradford Park Avenue for a £1,000 fee in December 1969 and went on to play 15 Football League games for them before he re-signed for Mossley in August 1971. After making a total of 186 Mossley appearances and scoring 3 goals he was transferred to Stalybridge Celtic in the closed season of 1973 and later emigrated to the USA.

Dave Roberts
1966/67
1967/68
1968/69
1969/70 1970/71
220
9
Tall right back and former Manchester United junior signed by Don Wilson from Hyde United becoming an almost ever-present in the side over the next five seasons making 220 appearances and scoring 9 goals mostly from the penalty spot. Transferred to Hyde United in 1971 after losing his place to John Bain.

Micky Roberts
1978/79
57
1
Young central defender signed by Bob Murphy from Oldham Athletic in August 1978 and was a regular in Mossley's NPL double winning side of 1978/79 pattnering Harry Pollitt in the centre of the Lilywhites defence. He transferred to Bangor City at the end of the 1978/79 season.

Philip Roberts
1968/69
4
1
Forward who scored one goal in 4 Mossley appearances in the 1968/69 season after signing from Manchester City.

Wayne Roberts
1982/83
1983/84 1993/94
79
5
Highly rated central defender signed by Bob Murphy from Workington in August 1982 making 72 Mossley appearances and scoring 4 goals before transferring to Stalybridge Celtic in December 1984. He later played for Ashton United and Droylsden but re-signed for Mossley ten years after departing when arriving from Chadderton at the end of his career in February 1994 making 7 appearances and scoring one goal before retiring at the end of the 1993/94 season.

Andy Robertson
2008/09
21
0

Goalkeeper signed by Chris Willcock from Ramsbottom United in October 2008 making 21 Mossley appearances before transferring to Salford City in November 2008. Previously with Maine Road, Flixton, Salford City, Rossendale United and Droylsden. Later with Trafford.


Harold Robertson
1919/20
6
4
Centre forward who scored 4 goals in 6 Mossley appearances in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20.

Paul 'Coco' Robertson
2001/02
15
3
Born in Stockport on 5th February 1972. Much travelled left wing back previously with York City, Stockport County (10-0), Bury (8-0), Runcorn and Doncaster Rovers (20-0), Witton Albion, Accrington Stanley, Barrow, Altrincham, Droylsden and Leigh RMI. He was signed by Ally Pickering from Hyde United in August 2001 making 15 Mossley appearances and scoring 3 goals before transferring to Kidsgrove Athletic. Later with Salford City, Altrincham and Vauxhall Motors.

Robinson
1935/36
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1935/36 season.

Anthony Robinson
2008/09
1
0
Signed on trial from local football in October 2008 making a solitary appearance as a substitute.

Charles Robinson
1928/29
4
0
Goalkeeper who made 4 Mossley appearances in the 1928/29 season.

George Robinson
1919/20
1920/21
1921/22
79
0
Full back signed from Stalybridge Celtic in 1919 making 79 appearances in three seasons with Mossley.

Fraser Robinson
2006/07
8
0

Australian midfielder Fraser Robinson (20) was signed in October 2006 by Jason Beckford. Robinson previously played for Brisbane clubs North Coast Suns and latterly Rochedale Rovers in the XXXX Queensland Premier League where he was highly regarded. Transferred to Alsager Town after a disappointing spell at Mossley.


John Robinson
1992/93
15
0
Right back signed in October 1992 from Curzon Ashton making 15 Mossley appearances before being released in January 1993.

Lee Robinson
1994/95
1
0
Forward who made a solitary Mossley appearance after signing from Horwich RMI in March 1995.

Bill Rodgers
1923/24
1924/25 1925/26
61
2
Full back who made 61 Mossley appearances scoring 2 goals over the course of three seasons in the mid 1920's after signing from amateur team Pendlebury FC.

Alan Roe
1952/53
1953/54
6
1
Amateur winger signed from East Gorton Albion FC who made 6 appearances scoring one goal in the early 1950's.

Mark Rogers
2011/12
2
0
Born on 19th October 1984. Mark is an experienced central defender signed in February 2012 after a year playing in Australia for ECU Joondalup. Began his playing career as a junior with Manchester Unitred, Macclesfield Town and Bury and later played for Sheffield University, Maine Road, Salford City and Chorley. Later with Ashton Athletic.

Brian Rollison
1957/58
1958/59
14
0
Full back who made 14 Mossley appearances after signing from Radcliffe Borough in early 1958.

Jack Roscoe
1928/29
1929/30
1930/31
1938/39
187
178
Born on 28th January 1906. Centre forward Jackie Roscoe began his career in Oldham amateur football with Werneth Athletic and signed professional forms for Mossley from Witton Albion in August 1928 scoring a hat-trick on his debut against Altrincham. He went on to smash the club scoring record for the first time with 45 goals (including six in one game, a 6-0 win over Middlewich) in 43 appearances. The following season Roscoe equalled his previous year’s feat with another 45 goals this time in 49 appearances and again managed six in a game (a 7-1 win over Altrincham). The 1930-31 season was to see Roscoe at the peak of his powers for Mossley though as he crashed home a still un-bettered 58 goals in just 47 appearances and at one stage scored in 13 consecutive games (another club record). Roscoe’s progress was being watched by neighbours Oldham Athletic though and he was to sign for them for the 1931-32 season. Six years later and after spells with Oldham (19-8), Chester (1-1), Macclesfield and Hyde United Roscoe returned to Mossley following the sale of top scorer Dai James to Chelsea and Roscoe scored 30 goals in 49 appearances that season before WWII intervened in football and Jackie Roscoe’s Mossley career ended. He scored an amazing total of 176 goals in just 188 appearances for Mossley. Died in 1969.


Ernest Rose
1927/28
21
2
Amateur forward signed from Red Rose FC who made 21 Mossley appearances scoring 2 goals in the 1927/28 season.

Frank Rosling
1950/51
1
0
Signed from Droylsden United making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1950/51 season and later played for Droylsden.

Ross
1954/55
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in th 1954/55 season.

Dennis Ross
1955/56
1956/57 1957/58
90
0
Highly rated former Bury goalkeeper signed from Altrincham in August 1955 making 90 Mossley appearances before he was transferred to Aston Villa for a £250 fee in January 1958 but never appearaed in the Villa first team. Dennis Ross died in 1999.

Jack Rothwell
1926/27
5
2
Forward who scored 2 Mossley goals in 5 appearances in teh 1926/27 season.

Billy Rourke
1949/50 1952/53
20
6
Signed from Manchester City 'A' team on loan making a solitary appearance in the 1949/50 season. He was re-signed from Manchester City in August 1952 and having made 20 Mossley appearances and scoring 6 goals, he was attracting serious interest from Football League clubs when he tragically died in a work accident whilst working as an industrial window cleaner on 9th December 1952.

Alan Rowbottom
1946/47
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1946/47 season.

Ian Rowbottom
1988/89
46
0
Big goalkeeper signed by Keith Hicks from Droylsden in August 1988 making 46 appearances in the 1988/89 season before returning to Droylsden the following season.

Len Rowland
1960/61
16
0
Born on 23rd June 1925. Former Mansfield Town, Wrexham (18-0), Ashton United and Stockport County (61-0) defender signed by Eddie Quigley from Winsford United making 16 Mossley appearances in the 1960/61 season. He was later manager of Mid Cheshire League team Styal FC.

Frank Rowlands
1929/30
1
0
Goalkeeper who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1929/30 season after signing from amateur team Astley Colliery FC replacing the injured Harry Gregory.

Antonio 'Tony' Rowley
1963/64
11
6
Antonio Camilio Rowley was of Italian descent but was born in Porthcawl, Wales on 19th September 1929. He began his playing career as a teenager with non league Stourbridge before signing as a 20 year old for Birmingham City as an amateur in 1949 but he didn’t break in to the first team and briefly returned to Stourbridge before signing for Liverpool in October 1953. Rowley scored on his first team debut against Middlesbrough at Anfield the following April. He scored a hat-trick for Liverpool on the opening day of the 1954/55 season after featuring mostly for the reserves in his debut campaign when Liverpool got relegated to the Second Division. Rowley didn't score in the following two games and he was back in the reserves as John Evans and Billy Liddell were both scoring plenty of goals. When Rowley did get a chance with the first team he usually scored. Rowley's career at Liverpool was bizarre. He didn't play much during the regular season due
to injuries or bad form, but always managed to reclaim his place in the starting 11 and score more than his fair share of goals. He scored eight goals in 13 matches in his first full season, six goals in seven matches the next, followed by seven in 14 matches in 1956/57.  Rowley finally put a run together of 19 games in his final season, scoring eight goals in six consecutive matches, but then injuries prevailed again and he was sold to third division Tranmere when two months were left of the campaign having scored a total of 38 goals in 60 appearances for Liverpool. While at Tranmere Rowley was chosen for the Welsh national side, making his only international appearance against Northern Ireland  on 22 April 1959. Rowley continued to score goals for Tranmere, 47 goals in 100 League matches, which is still below his Liverpool average, a goal every 1.6 games, an impressive ratio at any level. On leaving Tranmere he played for Bangor City in 1961/62 and Northwich Victoria in 1962-63 before joining the newly appointed Don Wilson’s Mossley for the 1963-64 season and scored 6 goals in 11 Mossley appearances in the 1963/63 season. Unfortunately injury curtailed his season and finally his career but in his brief time at Seel Park he still kept up his fabulous scoring record with 6 goals in just 11 appearances the Lilywhites. Antonio Rowley passed away on 3rd May 2006 age 76.

Eric Rowley
1929/30
2
0
Full back who made 2 Mossley appearances after signing from Oldham Athletic in the 1929/30 season.

Chris Rowney
2010/11
2012/13
72
10
Born on 14th February 1991. Chris Rowney was a highly rated young midfielder signed in the closed season 2010 after turning down a third year with Oldham Athletic. Mossleyweb Player of the Year 2010/11. Signed for Woodley Sports in August 2011. Re-signed from the newly re-branded Stockport Sports in August 2012. Transferred to Curzon Ashton in February 2013.

Darren Royle
2007/08
7
0
Born in Liverpool on 7th March 1974. Reliable and committed defender who gave his all for the cause. Could also turn his hand to playing up front. Previously with Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Altrincham, Flixton, Ashton United and Radcliffe Borough. Signed in July 2007 at the end of his career by Gerry Quinn making 7 Mossley appearances in the 2007/08 season. Son of former England centre forward Joe Royle.

Jimmy Royle
1972/73
4
0
Goalkeeper who also played for Leek Town and Ashton United. He made 4 successive Mossley appearances in October 1972 replacing the injured Geoff Foster.

Rudge
1955/56
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1955/56 season.

Arthur Rushworth
1929/30
1930/31 1931/32
73
20
Winger signed in August 1929 from Hurst and made 71 Mossley appearances scoring 20 goals over the course of three seasons with the club.

Andrew Russell
2005/06
2009/10
47
2
Towering central defender signed by Chris Willcock in September 2009. A former England Colleges International who has played professional football in Hong Kong. Originally signed on trial in the 2005/06 season when he made just one appearance. Later played for Woodley Sports and then re-signed for Mossley in August 2009 making 46 appearances and scoring 2 goals before moving to Chorley in the closed season of 2010. Moved from Chorley to AFC Fylde in the closed season of 2013.

Matthew Russell
2009/10
18
1

Right sided player signed from Curzon Ashton in January 2010 making 18 Mossley appearances and scoring one goal. A former junior with Manchester City, Russell joined Curzon in 2007 and played a prominant part in their great FA Cup run in 2008/09. Equally at home at either right back or on right side of midfield. Later with Woodley Sports, Rochdale Town and Chadderton.


Ryan
1950/51
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1950/51 season.

Danny Ryan
2007/08
10
0
Signed by Gerry Quinn from North Ferriby United in March 2008 making 10 Mossley appearances. A very skilful and tricky winger Ryan was previously with Liversedge, Bradford Park Avenue, Harrogate Town, Lancaster City and Ossett Town

Ryans
1937/38
12
2
Wing half signed from Yorkshire team Thorne Colliery making 12 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals in the 1937/38 season.

Tim Ryder
1994/95
16
2
Forward signed by Richard Dawson from Thackley in August 1994. Made 18 Mossley appearances scoring only 2 goals before returning to Thackley in November 1994.

Will Ryder
2006/07
11
0

Former British Universities midfielder Will Ryder was signed from Ossett Town in December 2006 and made 11 Mossley appearance . Ryder previously played for Halifax Town, Leigh RMI and Guiseley. He had also represented the English Universities team in the World University Games in Turkey in 2005, and also represented England in June 2005 for the International Futsal League where he made his debut against Romania. He later played for Harrogate RA, Wakefield and Garforth Town before he was briefly player / assistant manager at Wakefield in 2011. He joined Newcastle Town in November 2011 and also works as a development coach at Stoke City FC.