COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS 1919 - 2013

* Salisbury to Szabo *

Name
Season
Apps
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Remi Salisbury
2010/11
1
0
Born on 11th April 1990. 6'5" central defender signed from Formby in the close season 2010. Returned to Formby in December 2010. Signed for Abbey Hey in August 2011.

Gavin Salmon
2004/05
2012/13
23
1
Forward who mwas signed by Jason Beckford from Witton Albion. Previously with Woodley Sports, Atherton LR, Trafford, Hyde United and Droylsden. Transferred to Woodley Sports. Later with Warrington Town and then Salford City. Re-signed from Warrington Town in August 2012. Transferred to Salford City in October 2012 and later joined Northwich Victoria and then Runcorn Linnets.

Salter
1934/35
3
1
Centre forward who made 3 appearances scoring one gola in the 1934/35 season after signing from Bacup Borough.

John Salter
1979/80
1980/81
73
6
Powerful and commanding centre half who had spells with Blackpool and Workington and was signed by Bob Murphy from Southport for a £1,050 fee in November 1979. He played in Mossley's 1980 'Wembley' team and won representative honours with the NPL XI. He emigrated to South Africa in 1981.

Samuels
1946/47
13
0
Full back who made 13 Mossley appearances in the 1946/47 season.

Ray Samways
1964/65
10
0
Ray Samways was an amateur full back who began his career with Rochdale team Sacred Heart FC before signing for Rochdale. He Failed to make the first team at Spotland and moved to Don Wilson's Mossley where he made 10 appearances in the 1964-65 season. Later played as a forward for Ashton United, Nelson and Stalybridge Celtic.

Graham Sanders
1996/97
6
0
Veteran centre half who was previously with Curzon Ashton, Ashton United and Accrington Stanley and Great Harwood Town. Undoubtedly past his best when Kevan Keelan signed him midway through the 1996-97 season. Released after a nightmare display in a 5-0 Floodlit Trophy defeat at Vauxhall Motors aftre making 6 Mossley appearances and he then joined Curzon Ashton.

Roy Sanders
1926/27
2
0
Goalkeeper who made 2 Mossley appearances deputising for Fred Walker in the 1926/27 season.

Alan Sanderson
1970/71
7
1
Inside forward signed by Don Wilson in August 1970 from Ashton United where he wasa a prolific scorer but had a disappointing spell at Mossley before returning to Ashton United. He later oplkayed for Hyude United before rteurning to Ashton United for a third spell with the club.

Jack Sandiford
1920/21
2
0
Full back who made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1920/21 season.

Arthur Sargeant
1920/21
2
0
Half back who made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1920/21 season.

Jack Saunders
1960/61
1961/62
1962/63
100
1
Born in Middlesbrough on 24th August 1924. Centre half John 'Jack' Saunders joined Darlington following his demob from the army in 1946 and signed for Darlington making 67 appearances. He played for Chelsea from 1949 making 52 first team apperarances before joing Crystal Palace in 1954 where he made 59 appearances and in 1957 he signed for Chester making 67 appearances and scoring 3 goals. In 1959 he joined Hyde United and two seasons later, in August 1960, signed for Mossley making 100 appearances and scoring one goal in three seasons at Seel park. He retired from playing at the end of the 1962/63 season at the age of 39.

Ken Saunders
1945/46
33
6
Winger who made 33 Mossley appearances scoring 6 goals in the immediate post WWII season of 1945/46.

Kenny Saunders
1989/90
28
3
Creative midfield player signed by Bryan Griffiths from Marine in August 1989, transferred to Knowsley United in December 1989 following Griffiths' departure. Later with Bangor City.

Russell Saunders
2012/13
2013/14
-
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Born in Bury on 3rd January 1989. Talented goalkeeper Russell Saunders began his career as a trainee with Wigan Athletic but was released in 2009 and joined Ashton United. He then had a aspell with Altrincham before joining Hyde FC in 2010 were he was then voted Supporters Player of the Year. He joined Chorley in 2011 and was their regular no.1 throughout the season. He joined Stockport Sports at the start of the 2012/13 season before moving to New Mills in December 2012. His stay with The Millers was a brief one and he joined Mossley in January 2013 replacing Martin Pearson as the Lilywhites first choice keeper.

Savage
1962/63
1
0
Full back signed on trial from Manchester City making a solitary appearance in the 1962/63 season.

Andy Savage
1990/91
1991/92
25
0
Central defender signed in by John Cooke in december 1990 after coming through the youth ranks at Everton making 25 Mossley appearances before he was released by Les Sutton in September 1991 and later played for Trafford.

J Saxon
1926/27
1
0
Forward who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1926/27 season after signing from Droylsden. Also played for Greenfield FC, Ashton Moss Colliery FC and later Ashton National.

Kevin Scarborough
1983/84
1984/85
16
3
Tricky winger signed by Brian Grundy from Witton Albion in Febuiary 1984 and made 16 Mossley appearances scoring 4 goals before he was transferred to Witton Albion Septyember 1984. He later played for Glossop North End.

Schofield
1926/27
1927/28
2
0
Local amateur player who made one appearance in each of two seasons for Mossley in the late 1920's.

Darren Schofield
1992/93
1
0
Former Droylsden midfielder signed from Accrington Stanley who made a solitary Mossley appearance before he was transferred to Warrington Town for a £200 fee after failing to settle at Seel Park. Later with Curzon Ashton and Springhead.

Graham Schofield
1974/75
55
1
Graham Schofield began his playing career as an apprentice professional at Oldham Athletic and graduated through to their Reserve side. Considered a little on the short side for a central defender at just 5’9” he was however known to have excellent vision and was as good in the air as players several inches taller. A broken leg incurred at Oldham saw him released from the cash strapped Latics and offered a chance at recovery by Mossley manager Don Wilson. Eight months after the injury he was making a training comeback only to break the same leg again in a training accident. Yet another comeback was thwarted by a separate freak injury to the same leg before Graham finally made his Mossley debut, a full three years after initially signing, in a 0-0 draw at Scarborough in August 1974.
He was an instant hit partnering Tony Steenson in the heart of the Mossley defence as the team climbed to their highest position so far, 6th, in the NPL and enjoyed good runs in both the FA Cup (4th Qualifying Round) and FA Trophy (3rd Round). Graham was a big favourite with the fans and gave confident displays week in week out. Mossley were playing an away NPL Cup tie at Runcorn when Schofield tangled with Runcorn striker Barry Whitbread and Schofield didn’t get back up. Mossley’s worst fears were realised when it was discovered that he had fractured the same leg and this time his career was over at just 24 years of age. Oldham provided the Seel Park opposition in a benefit game on Graham’s behalf and he was deservedly voted Player of the Year by the fans but that was small consolation for one of Mossley’s brightest prospects whose career was ended by such unlucky identical injuries.

Jim Scholes
1933/34
17
0
Full back who made 17 bMossley appearances in the 1933/34 season. He was the brother of then Mossley team-mate Bobby Scholes.

Bobby Scholes
1933/34
50
10
Born in Oldham in 1903. Robert Scholes was a former Glossop, Oldham Athletic (5-0), Walsall, Mid-Rhonda United and Hurst inside forward signed from Stalybridge Celtic in August 1933, making 50 Mossley appearances and scoring 10 goals. He later played for Accrington Stanley and Ashton National.

Dan Schwarz
2009/10
9
0
Defender signed by Chris Willcock in August 2009 from Witton Albion. Previously with Stoke City. Transferred to Kidsgrove Athletic in October 2009. Later with Congleton Town.

Darren Scott
1987/88
1988/89
29
8
Strong and skilful forward signed by Keith Hicks in from Castleton Gabriels in February 1988 scoring 8 goals in 29 Mossley appearances before he was transferred to Accrington Stanley for a £350 fee in November 1988.

Ian Scott
1992/93
2
0

Born in Manchester on 20th September 1967,.Ian Scott started his career with his local club Manchester City after progressing through the youth ranks at Maine Road. He spent two years in the Manchester City (24-3) first team before joining Stoke City (30-2) in 1989. His first season with Stoke was a poor one as the club were relegated to the Third Division. He spent the 1990/91 season in the clubs reserves and also went out on loan to Crewe Alexandra. And after failing to establish himself in the squad in the 1991/92 season, Scott left Stoke in 1992 and joined Bury (9-2). He joined Mossley on loan from Bury making 2 appearance on loan in December 1992.


Jim Scullion
1932/33
1933/34
1936/37
61
45
Born in Holytown, Lanarkshire on 4th August 1900. James Scullion was a former Carluke Rovers, Bury, King's Park, Workington, Fulham (1-0), Lytham, Crewe Alexandra (73-41), Wigan Borough (27-11) and Stockport County (33-10), inside forward who made 60 Mossley appearances scoring 45 goals in two seasons with the club in the early 1930's and then had spells with Stalybridge Celtic, Hurst, Buxton, Darwen, Bacup Borough and Droylsden before he returned to Mossley as team manager in August 1936. He saw his Mossley charges endure a difficult season finishing in 17th place in the League and losing to Ashton National in the final of the Manchester FA Challenge Shield.

Tyron Sealey
2012/13
2013/14
2
0
Born on 27th January 1989. London born Tyron began his career at Stevenage Borough progressing to the first team in the 2006/07 season. He then had spells with Maidenhead United, Slough Town, Ebbsfleet United, Tooting & Mitcham United and Beaconsfield SYCOB. Moving north to attend Manchester University he joined Irlam in November 2012, signing for Mossley in January 2013. He made a solitary Mossley appearance as a substitute before moving on to Droylsden before re-signing for Mossley in August 2013.

Anthony Seddon
1974/75
1
0
Full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance as a substitute in April 1975.

David Seddon
1973/74
1
0
Former Stafford Rangers left back signed frrom Rochdale (20-0) on loan making a solitary Mossley appearance in February 1974.

Jimmy Seddon
1933/34
1934/35
2
0
Born in Bolton on 20th May 1895. James Seddon played football for Bolton amateur team Hamilton Central, before signing for Bolton Wanderers. Seddon made his debut against Middlesbrough in February 1914. On the outbreak of the First World War he joined the British Army. While serving in France on the Western Front he contracted trench foot. After the war, Charles Foweraker, the Bolton Wanderers manager, built a team that included Seddon, Joe Smith, Billy Jennings, Ted Vizard, John Reid Smith, David Jack, Billy Butler, Dick Pym, Alex Finney and Bob Haworth. The team beat West Ham United 2-0 to win the 1923 FA Cup Final, the first to be held at Wembley Stadium. Seddon won his first international cap for England against France on 10th May 1923. England won 4-1
and he retained his place for games against Sweden (4-2) and Belgium (2-2) that year. Seddon was a member of the Bolton Wanderers team that beat Manchester City in the 1926 FA Cup Final. David Jack scored the only goal of the game in the 76th minute. Seddon regained his place in the England team against Wales on 12th September 1927. In 1929, Seddon, who was now captain of the side, won his third cup-winners medal when Bolton beat Portsmouth 2-0. The goals were scored by Billy Butler and Harold Blackmore. Later that year Seddon won his last international cap for England against Scotland. Seddon played his last game for Bolton against Middlesbrough in January 1932. He had made 375 appearances during his twelve seasons at the club. Seddon played only two games for Mossley before he coached at Dordrecht in Holland. In 1936 he was appointed trainer of Southport. Later he worked as the manager of the Scarisbrick Hotel. Jimmy Seddon died in Southport in October 1971.

Rod Seddon
1970/71 1972/73
1973/74
73
32
Striker who was signed from Manchester amateur team Bradford Parish FC and played 1 game in the Manchester Senior Cup Final of 1971. He re-signed for Mossley from Droylsden by George Sievwright in January 1973 and was Mossley's top scorer in 1973/74 with 19 goals before returning to Droylsden in the closed season of 1974.

Peter Sedgewick
1936/37
3
0
Wing half signed from Lytham who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1936/37 season.

Danny Self
2008/09
19
4
Attacking midfielder signed by Chris Willcock in October 2008 from FC United of Manchester. Was previously with Maine Road and earlier with Manchester League sides Wythenshawe Amateurs and Springhead. After some impressive performances for Mossley he disappointingly chose to return to Maine Road.

Ian Senior
1983/84 1984/85 1996/97
13
0
Journeyman goalkeeper signed from Altrincham on loan. Re-signed from Altrincham, transferred to WItton Albion. Re-signed from Clitheroe, transferred to Clitheroe (Rep.British Fire Brigade). Played for a record number of clubs, in fact practically every non-league club in the north west. Later goalkeeper coach at Stalybridge Celtic and Altrincham.
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Steve Settle
2009/10
2010/11
59
9
Born in Bolton on 1st June 1982. Attacking midfielder signed by Chris Willcock from Leigh Genesis in September 2009. Began his career with Atherton LR before joining Leigh RMI where he played at Conference level. He left to join Witton Albion in 2007 but returned after a few months at WIncham Park to play for the newly rebranded Leigh Genesis. Moved to Curzon Ashton in 2011. Later with Bamber Bridge and then as player / coach with West Didsbury & Chorlton.

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

Frank_Sharp_____________
1919/20
1920/21
1921/22
1926/27
60
28
Born in Tinwistle in 1900. Frank Sharp was an inside forward who worked in a steelworks and played football part-time for Barton BSC and for Mossley before turning professional with Birmingham in 1922. He made his debut in the First Division on 6 September 1922, deputising for Jackie Whitehouse in an away game against Newcastle United which finished goalless. He kept his place until Whitehouse regained fitness, but did not play again. A creative player, he was uncomfortable with a more attacking role. He moved on to Chesterfield of the Third Division North in 1923, for whom he scored seven goals in 22 league appearances. He then returned to non-league football with Stourbridge, Stalybridge Celtic, and a second spell with Mossley; over his Mossley career he scored 28 goals in 60 appearances.

Andrew Sharpe
1986/87
6
0
Striker signed by Jimmy O'Connor from Radcliffe Borough in November 1986 but was allowed to return to Radcliffe in January 1987 after a disappointing goalless spell at Mossley.

Shaw
1945/46
1
1
Scored one goal in his solitary Mossley appearance in the immediate post WWII season of 1945/46.

Charles Shaw
1934/35
1
0
Half back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1934/35 season.

Colin Shaw
1963/64
7
0
Goalkeeper who made 7 Mossley appearances in the 1963/64 season.

Fred Shaw
1936/37
1
0
Local amateur half back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1936/37 season after signing from Oldham Hulmians FC.

Jack Shaw
1936/37
1946/47
1947/48
1948/49
1949/50
1950/51
282
3
Born in Oldham on 2nd October 1916. Jack Shaw played local football in the Blackpool area for South Shore Wesleyans and for Lytham before joining Oldham Athletic in 1934. He appeared only twice in the Football League in two seasons with Oldham, and joined Mossley where he made 44 appearances in all competitions in the 1936/37 season. Returning to the Football League with Grimsby Town, he played seven First Division games before moving on to fellow First Division club Birmingham. He went straight into the starting eleven, and played 11 consecutive games, but the team failed to avoid relegation. The outbreak of the WWII meant Shaw was unable to establish himself with the club. He joined Watford in 1945, but returned to Mossley before the Football League resumed after the war. He made 50 appearances that season and was to continue as the first name on the team sheet for the next five years until his retirement from football in May 1951. Shaw was presented with a clock by Mossley AFC Chairman George Clayton upon his retirement from playing. Shaw was a legend during his time at Mossley and in one famous incident scored a goal by dribbling through the entire Witton Albion team before shooting a great goal. Shaw had starred in the 1949-50 FA Cup run and such was his influence that despite suffering from a severe bout of flu he played in the FA Cup 2nd Round replay against Nuneaton Borough. In all Jack Shaw made 238 appearances for Mossley. Jack Shaw died on 22nd October 1973.

Joe Shaw
2005/06
2006/07
2009/10
87
10
Young attacking midfielder signed by Jason Beckford from Huddersfield Town in August 2005 making 78 appearances and scoring 10 goals before he was transfrerred to New Mills in the closed season of 2007. He was re-signed by Chris WIllcock in October 2009 making a further 11 Mossley appearances before he was transferred to Trafford in December 2009. Later with Witton Albion before returning to Trafford in the closed season of 2013.

Sam Shaw
1931/32
2
0
Amateur goalkeeper signed from Crompton Athletic FC making 2 Mossley appearances in the 1931/32 season deputising for regular keeper Harry Gregory.

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

Steve Shaw
1992/93
9
0
Defender signed by Bob Murphy from Buxton in January 1993 making 9 Mossley appearances before departing March 1993.

Steve 'Sas' Sheil
2002/03
2003/04
2004/05
2005/06
2006/07
2007/08
189
20
Strong tackling left sided central defender or wing back Steve Sheil, affectionately nick-named ’Sas’ signed for Mossley in February 2003 from Flixton having done the 2002 pre season at Mossley before signing for the Manchester club. He began his career as a junior with Blackpool and Rotherham United before moving into non league as a 17 year old with Droylsden. Spells with Curzon Ashton and Ramsbottom United followed. He soon became an essential member of the Mossley set up and was a popular winner of the supporters Player of the Year award in Mossley's promotion winning 2003/04 season. During Steve’s time at Mossley his father Brian, a big fan of both his son and Mossley FC, sadly passed away and a plaque was placed on the outside of Mossley’s boardroom in his honour. After making 179 appearances for Mossley and scoring 19 goals Sas moved to Curzon Ashton for the 2007/08 season but returned to Seel Park in October 2007 making a further 10 appearances and scoring once before departing for Bacup Borough for the following season. Sas was a hugely popular player during his time at Seel Park, a rugged and solid defender who also possessed an extremely long throw in.

George Shelley
1926/27
1927/28
5
0
Local amateur defender who made 5 Mossley apppearances in the late 1920's whilst also playing for Carrbrook FC.

Cyril Shepherd
1950/51
3
2
Inside forward signed from Nuneaton Borough making 3 appearances and scoring 2 goals in the 1950/51 season.

Darren Sheridan
1987/88
6
0
Born on 12th August 1967. Darren Sheridan started his footballing career at Leeds United as an apprentice. His brother John was at the club. After he was released he quit playing football for a time. In the 1987/88 season he joined Mossley but after a brief unsuccessful spell he moved to Curzon Ashton. In the summer of 1992 he signed up for Winsford United and the 1992-93 season will go down in Winsford folklore as Mike McKenzie's men won an astonishing five trophies - the NPL Challenge Cup, NPL President's Cup, Cheshire Senior Cup, Mid-Cheshire Senior Cup and NPL Runners Up Cup. Winsford also finished second to Southport and their points total is a record for the most points accrued without winning the title. The team included Wayne Collins who joined Crewe at the end of the season, and Jon Whitney who joined Huddersfield Town. Darren was another of the players to move into professional football, and at the age of 25 he joined Barnsley (171-5) for a reported £10,000 fee before moving to Wigan Athletic (71-4) on a free transfer and then Oldham Athletic (88-3). Later with Clyde and St Johnstone. Then joint manager of Barrow from 2007-2012. Appointed manager of Salford City in 2012 but finished the 2012/13 season as a player with Radcliffe Borough.

Mike Sherlock
1980/81
1981/82
1982/83
116
0
Former Coventry City and Altrincham goalkeeper considered to be the best in the Northern Premier League when Bob Murphy signed him from Macclesfield Town as part of deal that also brought Tibor Szabo to Seel Park for a total of £2,500 early in the 1980-81 season. After a shaky start as he attempted to oust long serving John Fitton he eventually settled down to give some stunning displays and many condider him to have been Mossley's best ever keeper. He returned to Macclesfield Town at the end of the 1982-83 season. He won Representative honours with the NPL XI.

Lee Shillito
2006/07
18
1
Speedy right winger Lee Shillito was signed by Jason Beckford from Conference North side Leigh RMI where he earned a reputation as a direct and skilful goal provider. Shillito was previously with Altrincham, where he graduated through their youth team, and Trafford. Released in January 2007. Later with Chorley and West Didsbury & Chorlton.

Tom Shipman
1946/47
2
0
Centre half who was previously played for Shirebrook Town, Birmingham City, Blackpool (36-0), Reading (2-0) and Oldham Athletic (40-0) making 2 Mossley appearances in the 1946/47 season.

Hedayat 'Hedy' Shoar
1977/78
7
0
Born in Iran, Hedayat Shaor Ghafari was a very skilful and tricky midfielder signed by Dick Bate from Buxton, transferred to New Mills. Returned to Iran and represented Iran v Syria and China in the 1980 Asian games in Kuwait. He was later part of a consortium that had a failed attempt to buy Everton FC.

Grenville Shorte
1992/93
5
0
Central defender signed by Terry Curran from Goole Town in November 1992 making 5 Mossley appearances before returning to Goole the following month. Previously with Leeds United as a junior.

Tommy Showell
1953/54
11
1
Winger who made 11 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 1953/54 season.

Tom Sibley
1945/46
22
6
Former Ton Pentre and Birmingham City winger who made 22 Mossley appearances scoring 6 goals before he was transferred to Rochdale where he went to make 23 Football League appearances scoring 3 goals. Later with Barry Town. He died in 1994.

Barry Siddall
1990/91
4
0
Born in Ellesmere Port on 12th September 1954. Barry Alfred Siddall was a very experienced and well travelled goalkeeper who played for Bolton Wanderers (137-0), Sunderland (167-0), Port Vale (81-0), Stoke City (20-0), Manchester City (6-0), Blackpool (110-0), Stockport County (21-0), and Hartlepool United (11-0) signed from West Bromwich Albion, transferred to Carlisle United (24-0). Later with Chester City (9-0). Siddall began his career with Bolton Wanderers in 1972. In four years with the Burnden Park club he made 137 league appearances. In 1976, he moved north-east to join Sunderland. He made 167 league appearances for Jimmy Adamson's men, with a loan spell at Darlington during the 1980–81 season. In August 1982, Siddall signed for Port Vale, and went on to make 81 league appearances for them in two
years. The first choice keeper in the 1982–83 season, he was sidelined for three months after sustaining a knee injury in a 3–1 win at Bristol City on 27 December 1982. Teammate and club legend Phil Sproson named him as the club's best goalkeeper of the 1980s. He handed in his notice in October 1983 following a contract dispute and was loaned to Sam Ellis's Blackpool. Despite only spending the one month at Bloomfield Road, during his seven league games for the Seasiders, Blackpool were the victors in six of them, which assisted in their finishing sixth in Division Four. He was in goal for Vale against Blackpool in a 1–1 draw on 18 September 1984, but his return to Bloomfield Road was an unhappy one as he injured his ankle. He lost his place to Neville Southall, but regained it in December 1984. Siddall was loaned out to rivals Stoke City in January 1985, the move was made permanent two months later . In two years with the "Potters" he made twenty appearances in the league. He was also loaned out to Tranmere Rovers and Manchester City during his time at the Victoria Ground. In 1986, Siddall returned to Blackpool, this time on a permanent basis. Sam Ellis was still in charge of the Bloomfield Road club, now a division higher, and Siddall went on to make 37 appearances during the 1986–87 season, as the club finished ninth in Division Three. He was also first-choice during 1987–88, making 38 appearances, but in 1988–89 he was dropped a couple of times in favour of his deputies, Gary Kelly and Vince O'Keefe. He still made 35 starts in the league, however, but was sold at the end of the season to Stockport County. Siddall went on to play for four more clubs in as many years: Hartlepool United, Carlisle United, Chester City and Preston North End. His spell at Mossley was sandwiched between his spells with Carlisle and Chester. Leaving the Football League in 1993, he later played for Northwich Victoria, Horwich R.M.I. and Burnley before becoming a freelance goalkeeping coach .

Ray Sidderley
1997/98
10
0
Former Accrington Stanley, Altrincham and Droylsden centre half signed by Benny Phillips from Ashton United in August 1997. Retired through injury 1998.

George Sievwright
1972/73
2
0
Born in Broughty Ferry, Scotland on 10th September 1937. The delightfully named George Edgar Smollett Sievwright signed for Dundee United from his local junior club Broughty Ferry Athletic in 1957. A physical combative hard as nails wing half, he was signed by Oldham Athletic for a £500 fee in the summer of 1963 and made 37 appearances for the Latics scoring 4 goals in the 1963-64 season. At the end of that season he was released to join Tranmere Rovers but spent the year playing for their reserve side in the Cheshire League. He then moved to Rochdale where he was able to get back into League football making 32 appearances scoring 1 goal in the 1965-66 season. Sievwright then spent the next six years with Macclesfield Town and played for them firstly in the Cheshire League and then the Northern Premier League
also appearing in the inaugural 1970 FA Trophy final gaining a winners medal as Macc beat Telford United at Wembley Stadium. Following Don Wilson's resignation as Mossley manager in November 1972 Sievwright applied for the position and became a shock appointment as everyone outside of the boardroom believed that midfield maestro Lennie Dickenson would get the job. Dickenson left the club as a result and the Saddleworth based Sievwright spent the next few months dismantling Wilson's team and replacing them with an odd-ball assortment of failed ex League club apprentices and unsuccessful local non-league players. After having just two managers in the previous fifteen years Sievwright's stay was to be comparatively short and he was dismissed to cheers of relief from the fans following a 3-0 defeat at Fleetwood on 27th January 1974. He had been appointed as a player manager but in 14 months in charge he made only 2 appearances in the team.
Sievwright had a later equally unsuccessful spell in charge at Stalybridge Celtic.

Simmonds
1955/56
9
0
Defender who made 9 Mossley appearances in the 1955/56 season after signing from Macclesfield.

Roy Simms
1948/49
1949/50
7
1
Wing half who made 7 Mossley appearances scoring one goal over the course of two seasons in the late 1940's.

Ralph Simons
1953/54
11
0
Full back signed from Nelson making 11 Mossley appearances in the 1953/54 season.

Charlie Simpson
1973/74
23
3
Midfield player signed by George Sievwright from Rochdale (1-1) in August 1973 making 23 Mossley appearances and scoring 3 goals. Later with Whitworth Valley FC.

Gordon Simpson
1983/84
1984/85
19
2
Versatile former Macclesfield Town and Bury player signed by Brian Grundy from Congleton Town in April 1984 making 19 appearances and scoring 2 goals. Released in May 1985.

Billy Sinclair
1947/48
5
0
William 'Billy' Sinclair was a former Blackburn Rovers winger signed from Southport (15-1) making 5 Mossley appearances in the 1947/48 season before he was transferred to Lancaster City. Died in 1978.

Roy Sinfield
1989/90
1
0
Signed from Ashton United on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance as a substitute in March 1990.

Jack Sinkinson
1945/46
1946/47
74
4
Wing half who made 74 Mossley appearances and scored 4 goals over the course of in the first two post WWII seasons before moving to Ashton United.

Peter Sivori
1991/92
1992/93
1993/94
1994/95
49
8
Versatile player who was signed from East Manchester FC making 49 appearances, scoring 8 goals over the course of four seasons with Mossley in the early 1990's. Transferred to Droylsden in December 1994. Later with Glossop North End.

Leo Skeete
1974/75
1975/76
1976/77
1977/78
1978/79
1979/80
1980/81
1981/82
351
188
Born in Liverpool on 3rd August 1949. Stylish 6' 3" centre forward Leopold Skeete began his football career with Burscough and then Ellesmere Port Town before signing as a professional with Rochdale in 1973. He was leading scorer for Rochdale in the 1973-74 season before a change in management at Spotland saw him left out of the side and available for loan. That loan arrangement saw Leo arrive at Seel Park in January 1975. Leo had scored 15 goals in 40 Rochdale games. He then scored 15 goals in 18 games before the 74/75 season’s close and struck up an almost instant understanding with fellow front man Dave Moore. He was signed on a permanent basis in August 1974 and moved to live in Oldham and work for Club President Ronnie Ward’s Engineering company Weldem Ltd. In Mossley.
After scoring 20 goals in 58 appearances the following season, in 1976-77 Leo broke the Club’s post war scoring record, netting 45 goals in 60 appearances. His partnership with Moore yielding an incredible 77 goals that season. 1977/78 saw Leo win the first of two successive Mossley ‘Player of the Year’ awards while scoring 26 goals in 57 games. 1978-79 saw ’the dusky destroyer’ lead from the front as Mossley won the Northern Premier League and Cup double in superb style, scoring 26 goals in 53 games and was team captain as Mossley retained the League title in 1979-80 and reached Wembley in the FA Trophy. He scored 29 goals in 55 appearances that season and 19 in 42 in 1980-81. He won representative honours with the NPL and was named in the England Semi Pro squad in 1980.
The 1982-83 season was to be his last at Mossley as he scored 7 goals in 14 games before a £3,500 move to Runcorn where he again won the NPL title. He ended his playing career two seasons later with Altrincham. Leo made a total of 350 appearances for Mossley scoring 174 goals. He is second only to his former team-mate Dave Moore in Mossley’s all time scorers list. Nowadays Leo, lives back in his native Liverpool where he is a company director and is also an Everton season ticket holder.

Steve Skeete
1978/79
1979/80
20
8
Powerful centre forward signed from South Liverpool, His chances were limited due to being understudy to his elder brother Leo. He was transferred to Glossop after making 20 Mossley appearances and scoring 8 goals. Later with Runcorn, Witton Albion and Southport.

Leyton Slack
2003/04
2004/05
13
3
Winger who was signed by Jason Beckford from Manchester City. He was a former Scotland Schoolboy International who was previously with Glasgow Celtic.

Tim Slack
1989/90
1
1
Striker signed after playing in Australia and Malaysia. Later became a youth coach with Oldham Athletic and Blackburn Rovers.He scored in his only Mossley appearance in December 1989.

Geoff Sleight
1974/75
1975/76
1976/77 1978/79
150
10
Born in Barnsley on on 20th June 1943. Geoffrey "Geoff" Sleight joined Bolton Wanderers after leaving school and was thrust into the first team spotlight almost immediately by then Bolton manager Bill Ridding and made his debut against Manchester City in September 1961. During his time with the club he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Nat Lofthouse, Eddie Hopkinson, Doug Holden, Bryan Edwards and Francis Lee. Sadly, after just three first team games in the Outside Left position and in the shadow of England international Brian Pilkington he was told there was no long term future for him at Burnden Park and he was released in 1963. He went on to play for Wigan Athletic then still in the Cheshire League, making 16 appearances in the 1963/64 season. Sleight then went to Asutralia and signed for the Prague club in Sydney and won representative honours, firstly in 1965 when he played for Sydney XI vs Hapoel Tel-Aviv. On the back of his performances in
Australia he was invited to represent the Australian National team and made two appearances in World Cup qualifiers against North Korea and Cambodia. Returning to England in 1967 Sleight returned to Cheshire League football and joined Stalybridge Celtic before moving on to Buxton where he made 174 appearances. Bob Murphy brought Sleight to Mossley in August 1974 and he made his Mossley debut on the left side of midfield in a 0-0 draw at Scarborough on 17th August 1974 playing in all bar one of Mossley’s 75 competitive games that season. Mostly employed at left back in the following seasons Sleight proved to be a very consistent and popular player at Mossley as he went on to make 148 appearances, scoring 10 goals for the Lilywhites. When Bob Murphy’s first spell as Mossley manager ended in November 1976, Sleight took over as Caretaker-Manager and took charge of six games which saw Mossley win 4, draw 1 and lose 1. He was overlooked for the manager’s job which went to fellow Yorkshire man Howard Wilkinson and Sleight departed to play for Droylsden after just four games of Wilkinson’s reign. Sleight briefly returned to Mossley in September 1978 but made just 2 further appearances again under Bob Murphy. He was then appointed as player-manager of Frickley Athletic, and guided the team to promotion to the Football Conference in 1980. He then later had a spell as manager of Goole Town. Sleight was later reunited with Howard Wilkinson as he was appointed as chief scout for Leeds United between 1993 and 1996.

Colin Small
1991/92
1992/93
30
1
Former Manchester City and Rochdale (7-1) midfield player signed by Les Sutton from Stalybridge Celtic in October 1991 making 30 Mossley appearances and scoring one goal before transferring to North Trafford in December 1992.

Alan Smallridge
1926/27
12
0
Defender signed from Hyde United who made 12 Mossley appearances in the 1926/27 season before he was transferred to Chester.

Smalley
1948/49
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1948/49 season.

Mark Smethurst
1977/78
1978/79 1979/80
36
0
Hard tackling full back signed by Bob Murphy from Manchester amateur team Connellys FC in January 1978 making 36 Mossley appearances before he was transferred to Hyde United in March 1980.

Arthur Smith
1926/27
1927/28
51
17
Inside forward signed from Runcorn in 1926, making 51 Mossley appearances and scoring 17 goals before he was transferred to Droylsden.

Chris Smith
1996/97
1997/98
24
2
Right wing back signed by Kevan Keelan from Atherton LR in January 1997 making 24 Mossley appearnces and scoring 2 goals before returning to Atherton LR in February 1998.

Chris 'CJ' Smith
1997/98
1998/99
66
17
Young striker signed by Benny Phillips from Hyde United in 1997. He was Mossley's top scorer in 1997/98. He was given a fictitious middle initial so as not to be confused with wing back Chris Smith who was already established at Mossley. Transferred to Trafford in the 1998/99 season but drifted away from the game.

Donald Smith
1969/70
1
1
Forward signed from Mossley Amateurs FC making a solitary goalscoring appearance at the end of the 1969/70 season.

Gary Smith
1976/77
1977/78
24
1
Signed by Howard Wilkinson from Retford Town in April 1977 making 24 appearances before he transferred to Retford Town in November 1977. His only goal for Mossley was a spectacular 30 yard match winning goal at Wigan Athletic in September 1977.

Geoff Smith
1984/85
1
0
Midfielder who's solitary Mossley appearnce came in a 6-0 defeat at Burton Albion in October 1984 after signing on trial from Wigan Athletic.

George Smith
1959/60
1960/61
1961/62
139
0
Former Birmingham City goalkeeper signed by Eddie Quigley from Stalybridge Celtic in August 1959, making 139 Mossley appearances in three seasons before transferred back to Stalybridge Celtic in 1962. He later played for Buxton and Altrincham and then became manager of Stalybridge Celtic and coached in Saudi Arabia and Iceland.

George-Beacher Smith
1958/59
9
5

Born in Fleetwood on 7th February 1921.George Beacher Smith emerged from the Adelphi Lads' Club in Salford. He joined Manchester City just before the War and played 166 times for them, scoring a highly creditable 75 goals. City's loss was Chesterfield's gain, and George stayed long enough at Saltergate to take third place in the Spireites' list of all-time League goalscorers. He was immediately noticeable as `the one with the withered arm.' In fact, his right arm and hand were badly wounded in a "friendly fire" incident during a training excercise while serving with the King's African Rifles in South Africa. Surgery repaired the arm but left City with concerns about his ability to resume a football career. George went back to Maine Road and settled those concerns in an empahatic manner. After scoring 45 goals in 90 wartime games for City, he won a Division Two championship medal in `46-7, scoring five goals against Newport County at the end of that season. At Saltergate, he cored at least fifteen goals in each of five successive seasons and was selected to play for the Third (North) against the Third (South) in a televised match at Peel Park, Accrington, in 1955.Upon leaving The Spireites in 1958 George returned to Manchester, working until retirement in Kennings' tyre department in the city. He served non-league football in the area, being player at Mossley, where he had a brief but dramatic 9 game spell in the 1958/59 season, Hyde United and Prestwich Heys. George guested on a 1958 "This is Your Life" tribute to Matt Busby that went out a month before the Munich disaster.


Gordon 'Biffer' Smith
1954/55
1955/56
39
1
Born at Bowdon in 1923, Left Half Gordon Smith had been with Witton Albion before joining Altrincham for 1949-50 where he stayed until the 1953-54 season. He amassed 151 appearances, and scored 25 goals for Altrincham before joining Mossley under Jack Boothway in 1954 making 39 appearances and scoring one goal. He retired in 1956 and became trainer and later manager of Linotype FC. He was later Altrincham reserve team manager.

Harry Smith
1936/37
22
11
Former Oldham Athletic inside forward signed from Hyde United in August 1936 who scored 11 goals in 22 Mossley appearances in the 1936/37 season.

Ian Smith
1977/78
1978/79
1979/80
154
79
Sheffield based Ian Smith was signed by Dick Bate from Yorkshire League side Mexborough Town Athletic in September 1977 making his debut as a substitute for Dick Bate’s side in a 2-0 League Cup defeat by Lancaster on 30th September 1977.
Hampered by injury, the young striker hardly set the world on fire in his early Mossley appearances, in fact, his unorthodox appearance and a lazy eye made him a fans scapegoat in Bate’s less than successful side. Bate was sacked at the beginning of January 1978, just prior the away game at unbeaten League leaders Boston United. With trainer Bernard Keeley and captain Leo Skeete in temporary charge of the team.
Mossley weren’t given any hope of success at Boston but Smith stole the show running 3/4 the length of the pitch to score a last minute winner against all the odds. He finished the season with 10 goals. The following season playing in a 4-2-4 formation under Bob
Murphy - Smith, playing alongside Skeete, Dave Moore and Eamonn O’Keefe caused havoc in opponents defences throughout a superb season that saw Mossley win the Northern Premier League and Cup double with Smith netting 38 goals. The following season saw more of the same as the livewire right sided striker bagged a further 31 goals as Mossley retained the NPL title and reached the final of the FA Trophy at Wembley where he scored Mossley’s goal in the unlucky final defeat. He was then selected to play for the England Semi Pro side in a four nation tournament in Italy where he played against Italy and Scotland before being transferred to Scarborough for a £9,000 fee in the summer of 1980. He went on to play 77 games for Scarborough, scoring 16 goals. Smith later played for Matlock Town and Alfreton Town and is now involved in coaching in the Sheffield area.

James Smith
1951/52
1
0
Amateur player signed from Linthwaite FC on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1951/52 season.

Jack Smith 
1945/46
1946/47
28
0
Former Oldham Athletic half back who made 28 Mossley appearances in the first post WII seasons.

Jonathan 'Smudger' Smith
2006/07
20
0

Born in Darwen, big central defender Jonathon Smith was signed by Jason Beckford from Conference North club Barrow in December 2006. Smith began his non league career with his hometown club Darwen in the North West Counties League. He then moved into the Unibond League with Great Harwood Town before joining Accrington Stanley in the summer of 1999. He was a regular for Stanley before joining Barrow on loan in August 2004. He was recalled from his second month's loan by Accrington in early September '04. Smith was released by Accrington Stanley in May 2005 and soon after signed for Barrow on a permanent basis. He made 20 Mossley appearances before moving on at the end of Mossley's relegation season of 2006/07. He then played for Fleetwood Town, Clitheroe, Radcliffe Borough, Lancaster City and Chorley. He eventually became a coach with Chorley after retiring from playing in 2011.


Mike Smith
1963/64
4
0
Full back who made 4 Mossley appearances in the 1963/64 season after signing from from Oldham Athletic.

Paul Smith
1975/76
1
0
Midfielder signed from Portsmouth on trial who made a solitary Mossley appearance on the opening day of the 1975/76 season.

Peter Smith
1962/63
9
2
Local amateur forward signed from Micklehurst United FC making 9 appearances and scoring 2 goals in the 1962/63 season.

Robert Smith
1925/26
1926/27
15
10
Centre forward who scored 10 goals in 15 Mossley appearances in the mid 1920's having signed from Hartford Old Works FC.

Steven Smith
1986/87
2
0
Signed from Glossop on trial making 2 Mossley appearances in the Lancs Floodlit League in the 1986/87 season.

Thomas Smith
1922/23
9
1
Wing half signed from Rossendale United who made 9 appearances scoring one goal in the 1922/23 season.

Thomas Smith
1926/27
1
0
Winger signed from Manchester United who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1926/27 season.

William 'Billy' Smith
1938/39
32
21
Former Halifax Town and Rochdale (4-1) centre forward signed by Bobbie Bruce from Lancaster City scoring 21 goals in 32 Mossley appearances in the 1938/39 season.

Rick Sopel
2012/13
4
0
Born on 14th June 1987. Midfielder signed from Redlands United in Brisbane, Australia. Rick is a former Myerscough College graduate who was previously with Curzon Ashton, Stalybridge Celtic, Rochdale Town and Chadderton.

Peter 'Paddy' Sowden
1962/63
9
2

Born in Bradford on 1st May 1929, Peter (Paddy) Sowden won representative honours for Yorkshire Schools before joining the ground staff at Blackpool. Although he graduated to become a professional at Bloomfield Road, Paddy did not break into the first team and left the club at the end of the 1947-48 season. However, after a very brief spell with non-league Bacup Borough he rejoined the senior ranks, signing for Hull City. Like all young men of the time Paddy was required to do a spell of National Service, which disrupted his career with the Tigers, but a posting in the south of England enabled him to make his Football League debut for Aldershot (4-0) against Leyton Orient in October 1950. Paddy eventually left Hull in the summer of 1952 and signed for Gillingham (134-27) for a fee of £3,000. Over the next four seasons he was

a first-team regular for the Kent club, earning a reputation as a skilful inside forward with excellent ball control. He scored 27 goals in 134 appearances for the Gills then decided to return north, firstly to Accrington Stanley (54-13) and then to Wrexham (38-4) before a string of injuries brought his playing career in senior football to an end. Paddy continued to play in non-league football in the North West for several seasons, turning out for the likes of Chorley, Great Harwood and Mossley before switching to management. This in turn led to a return to senior football when manager Les Shannon appointed him as youth team coach for Blackpool. He spent three years in the position before leaving to become assistant-manager to Harry Haslam at Luton Town in 1972. Paddy helped the Hatters to win promotion in 1974 then joined Ron Atkinson at Cambridge United in a similar role from 1975 to 1977, and serving the U's as general manager until 1979. Finally, he spent two years in Canada as general manager of NASL club Vancouver Whitecaps before returning to England and settling in the Cambridge area. Paddy Sowden died in Cambridge 12th November 2010.

Tom Spearritt
2009/10
9
0

Merseyside based defender Tom Spearritt was signed by Chris Willcock in October 2009 from Chorley. He began his career as a youngster with Wigan Athletic, He then played for Southport, Runcorn Halton, Warrington Town, Witton Albion, Cammell Laird, Colwyn Bay, and Chorley. He has been team captain with most of his previous clubs. Released in January 2010 and joined Prescot Cables.


Spencer
1936/37
1
0
Signed from amateur team Oldham Hulmians FC making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1936/37 season.

Edward Spiby
1921/22
1922/23
1923/24
1924/25
1925/26
60
36
Inside forward who was signed in March 1922 and was transferred to Port Vale in September 1923 after scoring 24 goals in 44 Mossley appearances. He failed to make the first team for Port Vale despite scoriung regularly for their Reserve team in the Cheshire League, including a hat-trick against Mossley. Re-signed for Mossley from Port Vale in January 1925 made a further 16 appearances scoring 12 goals. He was the Brother of one time Mossley team-mate Herbert Spiby.

Herbert Spiby
1922/23
1923/24
21
7
Winger and brother of Mossley teram-mate Eddie Spiby who made 21 Mossley appearances scoring 7 goals in two seasons in the early 1920's.

Philip Spiby
1954/55
1
0
Local player who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1954/55 season.

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

Andy Stafford
1982/83
13
3
Former Halifax Town (41-1), Stockport County (25-1) and Rochdale (1-1) winger signed by Bob Murphy from Runcorn in November 1982 making 13 appearances and scoring 3 goals before being released to join Daisy Hill in February 1983.

Standring
1947/48
8
4
Centre forward signed from Oldham Athletic scoring 4 goials in 8 Mossley appearances in the 1947/48 season.

John Staniforth
1972/73
3
0
Signed from Oldham Athletic on loan making 3 Mossley appearances in January 1973. Later with Stalybridge Celtic. Emigrated to the USA in 1977 and became player manager of Datagraphic Soccer Club leading them to several national titles beteen 1979 and 1987. He was i nducted into the Georgia State Soccer Association 'Hall of Fame" for his work with Datagraphic in 2002.

Chris Stanley
1991/92
3
0
Winger signed from Morecambe in November 1991 making 3 Mossley appearances.

Nick Stanley
1988/89
1989/90
1990/91
112
3
Diminutive full back signed by Keith Hicks from Oldham Town in August 1988 making 112 Mossley appearances scoring 3 goals. He was released to join Cheadle Town in January 1991. Son of 1989-1991 Mossley Chairman John Stanley.

Ernie Steele
1928/29
1947/48
17
1
Born in Leigh on 28th October 1911. Ernie Steel played for Middleton and Hurst before making a solitary appearance for Mossley. He then played for Rochdale, Oldham Athletic, Torquay United, Notts County, Bath City, Millwall, Crystal Palace (33-9), Rochdale, Stockport County, Rochdale, Carlisle United, Sheffield United, Chesterfield, Leicester City, Swansea Town, Hurst and Barry Town before returning to Mossley in 1947 making 16 appearances and scoring 1 goal. He later played for Wellington Town, Northwich Victoria and Ossett Town. Steele was later groundsman at Barnsley FC. A real football journeyman. Ernie Steel died on 16th April 1997.

Tony Steenson
1972/73
1973/74
1974/75
1975/76 1984/85
136
4
Tony Steenson began his playing career with Salford Amateurs in the late 1960's signing for Mossley under Don Wilson in November 1972. Wilson resigned within a week of Steenson's arrival and he didn't settle under replacement George Sievwright and returned to Salford but re-signed in August 1973. He spent the next two seasons as an almost ever present at the hear of the Mossley defence but left in September 1975 to join Hyde United having made 133 appearances and scoring 4 goals. He had a long career with Hyde. He returned to Mossley as assistant manager to Brian Grundy in August 1984 and following Grundy's dismissal at the end of October 1984 Steenson was appointed manager. His stay in charge was brief when he made himself unavailable to attend a home League Cup match against Goole Town that Mossley lost on 17th December 1984 and was in-gloriously sacked along with his assistant Peter Mayo two days later. Steenson's later involvement in football consisted of arranging celebrity matches.

Harold Stephan
1948/49
1949/50
1950/51
124
41

Born in Farnworth on 24th February 1924. Highly rated inside forward previously a full professional with Blackburn Rovers where he made 13 first team appearances scoring one goal before moving to Accrington Stanley in 1947. He was signed by his former Blackburn team-mate Len Butt for Mossley in August 1948 and made 124 Mossley appearances scoring 41 goals in three seasons witrh the club. Harold Stephan died in June 2010.


Stephens
1952/53
6
2
Forward who scored 2 goals in 6 Mossley appearances in the 1952/53 season.

Colin Stephenson
1986/87
5
0
Forward signed by Jimmy O'Connor from Radcliffe Borough in November 1986. After 5 goalless Mossley appearances he returned to Radcliffe in January 1987.

Frank Stevens
1926/27
10
0
Full back signed from Newton Heath Loco FC making 10 appearances in the 1926/27 season.

Norman Stevens
1938/39
1
0
Full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1938/39 season.

James Stevenson
1954/55
2
0
Full back signed from Cheadle Rovers on trial making 2 appearances in the 1954/55.

Gary Stewart
1984/85
1985/86 1992/93
88
31
Gary Stewart was an exciting striker signed from Irlam Town who made his Mossley debut in a 2-0 win at Buxton. Stewart went on to make 88 appearances for the Lilywhites and scored 31 goals. He was Mossley's top scorer the following season 1985/86 with 26 goals when he formed a formidable strike partnership with Martin Forry. Stewart was transferred to Northwich Victoria at the end of that season, but after successful spells with Altrincham and Witton Albion he briefly returned to Mossley early in the 1992/93 season before moving to Curzon Ashton. He is the brother of former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City star Paul Stewart.

John Stirk
1923/24
14
7
Local amateur forward who scored 7 goals in 14 Mossley appearances in the 1923/24 season after signing from Hadfield FC.

David Stobbs
1971/72
6
0
Young goalkeeper signed from Bury in August 1971 who competed with Phil Maple for the Mossley number 1 shirt early in the 1971/72 season making 6 Mossley appearances.

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

Gary Stones
2000/01
4
0
Goalkeeper signed from Trafford as cover for Tommy Allen making 4 Mossley appearances late in the 2000/01 season. Won Representative honours for the British Fire Brigade.

Arthur Storer
1922/23
2
0
Full back who made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1922/23 season.

Bob Street
1971/72
1972/73 1974/75
1975/76
40
6
Rugged forward signed from Dukinfield Town in the 1971/72 season, transferred to Hyde United. Re-signed from Ashton United, transferred to Prestwich Heys.

Robert Stubbs
1921/22
1
0
Full back signed from Reddish FC who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1921/22 season.

Terry Stubbs
1990/91
23
2
Left sided defender or winger signed from ICI Blackley FC in August 1990, transferred to Ashton United in December 1990. Later with Frickley Athletic and Belden FC.

Dominic Studley
2004/05
6
0
Former Manchester United left wing back signed by Jason Beckford from local football making 6 Mossley appearances in the 2004/05 season.

Styles
1937/38
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1937/38 season.

Jack Sullivan
1921/22
1922/23
1923/24
1924/25
1925/26
1926/27
249
35
Centre half and occasional centre forward who was signed from Salford Central FC in 1921 and went on to make 249 appearances for Mossley scoring 35 goals in six seasons with the club broken only by a brief spell with Ashton National in the latter half of the 1924/25 season when he was transferred for a £50 fee. He was transferred to New Mills in 1927. He was Mossley team captain in the 1925/26 season.

Mike Summerbee
1980/81
1
0

Born on 15th December 1942 in Preston. One of the most popular Manchester City players of all time, Mike Summerbee was born in Preston but grew up and learned his football in the West Country. The son of another former player, George, young Mike took his first steps on a magnificent footballing career in /the non-League colours of Cheltenham. As a 17 year-old he then joined Swindon Town in the Third Division. Mike made over 200 appearances before moving from Swindon to Manchester City in 1965 for a bargain £35,000. He was a tenacious winger, who also made a number of appearances at Centre Forward. The crowds were delighted with the stylish Summerbee whose league debut against Middlesbrough was on August 21st 1965. Mike's name first appeared on the score sheets when the Blues secured a consolation goal in a 3-1 defeat by Birmingham on December the same year. As a player his sheer presence created havoc in opposing

defences, and many chances for his colleagues. Joe Mercer once said about Mike: "Mike is the bravest player with his back to the game I have ever seen. He is strong when he is going past them. When he is buzzing he takes them all apart. He is very positive and quite a character." The swinging sixties scene in Manchester saw Mike and United's George Best making quite an impression off the field as well as on it. He went on to make a positive contribution to City's success scoring 67 goals between 1965 and 1975 (all competitions). In the mid-1960s England Coach Sir Alf Ramsey was looking closely at City personnel, and he eventually chose seven Maine Road players to represent England. The first to recieve this honour was Mike Summerbee w1hose initial England outing was in an under-23 game with Turkey. Together with Colin Bell and Francis Lee he represented England in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. The fans wished them good luck with a dedicated song: "Hey ho, hey ho - we're off to Mexico - with Bell, and Lee, and Summerbee - hey ho, hey ho". He should have been a regular in the international side for many years. As it was he made his debut in 1968 against Scotland at the age of 25, and made his eight and final appearance five years later against the USSR. Mike had over 400 appearances for City before moving to Burnley (51-0)for £25,000 in 1975. He ended his footballing career as a player-manager at Stockport County (87-6) in 1979. Summerbee signed for Mossley in November 1980 but made just one appearance, albeit a significant one as he helped the Lilywhites to beat Crewe Alexandra in the FA Cup. in 1979. For years he ran his own manufacturing of hand made shirts, where among his customers you'll find such names as Sylvester Stallone and David Bowie. Currently living in a 1800 parsonage in Cheshire. During the 1990s he helped Francis Lee launch his take-over of City, and following the successful completion of that returned to the club to assist the Commercial Department with sales of City's corporate facilities. In 1994 he had the fortune to see his own son Nicky follow in his footsteps and join City from Swindon as a professional football player. Mike also took part in the footballing war film "Escape to victory".

Harry Sutherland
1937/38
3
4
Born on 30th July 1915. Centre forward Harold Ross Sutherland began his career with Sedgeley Park but after scoring 4 goals in just 3 appearances for Mossley he joined Leeds United in July 1938 with a big goal-scoring reputation. A two-goal debut in Leeds Reserves clinched him a professional contract and he also scored on his League debut. He played in three consecutive games as Leeds lost 1-4 at Molineux, 1-2 at home to Everton and 0-2 at Fratton Park against Portsmouth. He looked to have the makings of a good player but the war disrupted his career and those three games turned out to be his only games for Leeds in the Football League. He turned out for Leeds, scoring three times in five games in the Wartime fixtures. He played in the first two games of the 1940-41 North Regional League as Leeds drew 2-2 with Bradford City at Elland Road and Sutherland scored the second Leeds goal on his Wartime debut on 31st August 1940 and then there was a 0-1 loss to
Newcastle United at St James� Park in the second game. He did not play for Leeds again until the 1944-45 Football League Northern Section First Championship, when he played his final three games as a Leeds player in the first three games of the campaign. The first two games were at Centre Forward in a 3-4 loss at Bradford Park Avenue and a 3-3 draw at Elland Road in the reverse fixture and on both occasions Sutherland scored the third Leeds goal. His final game came on 9th September 1944 in a 0-1 defeat by Sunderland at Elland Road. He also guested for Southport, Rochdale, Accrington Stanley, Doncaster Rovers and Chesterfield in war-time before resuming his career at Elland Road. He failed to make the first team in his post-war spell and in May 1947 he was transferred to Exeter City. He had scored three goals in fourteen appearances but then went to Bournemouth in July 1948 and failed to get into their first team. He was given a free transfer in May 1949. He later became a coach with Altona City in Melbourne, Australia.

Carl Swan
1984/85
5
1
Former Burton Albion, Doncaster Rovers (15-1) and Rochdale (3-0) centre half signed from Buxton making 5 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 1984/85 season before returning to Buxton. Son of former Sheffield Wednesday & England player and later Gainsborough Trinity Chairman Peter Swan.

Swarbrick
1936/37
4
1
Wing half who made 4 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 1936/37 season.

Swarbrick
1962/63
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1962/63 season.

Andy Sweeney
1976/77
23
1
Former Oldham Athletic (42-2) and Bury (2-0) winger signed by Bob Murphy from Rochdale (17-0) in August 1976 making 23 Mossley appearances and scoring one goal. Transferred to Witton Albion in January 1977. Later with Droylsden.

Paul Sweeney
1993/94
1
0
Signed from North Trafford making a solitary Mossley appearance in Steve Taylor's last game in charge in October 1993.

Bert Swindells
1945/46
2
0
Bert Swindells commenced his professional career at Crewe Alexandra in the summer of 1927 where he was twice top scorer. Whilst at Crewe he scored 126 League goals which at that time was a club record. He then moved to Chelmsford, Barrow and later to Bradford City. After a brief spell at Mossley he was joint top-scorer for Macclesfield Town in the 1946-47 season alongside Billy Lomax and Harry Ryan. He was the club’s reserve team manager before taking over as manager in May 1949. Bert led the side to the Cheshire Senior Cup final in 1950 (losing to Northwich Victoria) and the Cheshire League Cup Final in 1951(losing to Altrincham) but they went one better winning the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1951 when they beat Northwich Victoria 3-2. He resigned as manager in October 1951. He also had a second spell as manager from November 1955 to the end of the 1957-58 season.

Nick Swirad
2011/12
11
1
Born on 28th May 1991. Versatile defender Nick Swirad was signed in the close season 2011 from New Mills who he helped to the NWCL title last season. Equally at home at right back or in the centre of defence, the former FC United of Manchester defender was the Millers Manager's and Player's Player of the Year last season. Transferred to Ashton United in October 2011. Later with Stocksbridge Park Steels.

Jack Sykes
1963/64
1964/65 1965/66
18
1
Centre half who made 18 Mossley appearances scoring one goal between 1963 and 1966.

Tibor Szabo
1980/81
1981/82
1982/83
1983/84
1984/85 1985/86
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Bradford born of Hungarian parents, Tibor Szabo graduated through Bradford City's junior teams and made 12 first team appearances before his release in 1979, whereupon he signed for Macclesfield Town. He began to make a name for himself as a quality forward with Macc' and was considered an excellent signing when he arrived at Bob Murphy's Mossley, along with goalkeeper Mike Sherlock, in a deal that cost Mossley a total of £2,000 in August 1980. Both he and Sherlock took a little while to settle in the team but Mossley fans began to realise that they had a quality player when he scored a superb hat-trick in a 4-1 win at Grantham in November of that year. Never a prolific scorer Tibor more often popped up with the vital goal and he netted 14 times that season as he proved to be an able provider for fellow strikers Leo Skeete and Dave Moore and later Phil Derbyshire and Billy Hughes. The following season saw him score on 12 occasions and then 17 times in
the 1982-83 season as he completed three seasons with a Mossley side that had finished Northern Premier League runners up in each of those successive years. His last full season 1983-84 was a traumatic one for Mossley as five years of unparalleled success came to an end with an almighty bump but Tibor was top scorer with 15 goals and shared the 'Player of the Year' award with Jimmy O'Connor before being transferred to Gainsborough Trinity at the end of the season. He re-signed from Gainsborough on loan the following season and scored 3 goals in 7 appearances before moving to Goole Town. Mossley then re-signed him for a third time, from Goole in the 1985-86 season but after 2 goals in 5 appearances he moved to Morecambe and later played for Buxton. Tibor played a toytal of 197 games for Mossley scoring 63 goals. He has, since retirement from playing, coached at Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Leeds United, Bradford City and Halifax Town’s academies and centres of excellence and in the USA.