COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS 1919 - 2014

* Whitty to Wynn *

Name
Season
Apps
Gls
Biography Image
Paul Whitty
1992/93
10
2
Midfield player signed by Ged Coyne from Manchester amateur team Gorton Albion FC in August 1992 making 10 Mossley apppearances in the 1992/93 season before transferring to Hyde United in October 1992.

Harold Whitworth
1938/39
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearnce in the 1938/39 season.

Joe Whyatt
1937/38
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearnce in the 1937/38 season.

Barry Wilberforce
1969/70
1970/71
63
1
Former Macclesfield Town defender signed from Buxton by manager Don Wilson in December 1969. Earned a regular place in the Mossley team when Jimmy Dowthwaite 'disappeared' for a few months in 1970 and went on to make 63 Mossley appearances scoring one goal.

David Wignall
1923/24
1924/25
1926/27
1927/28
54
27
Inside forward signed from Manchester amateur team McMahons FC but only played occasionally in his first spell. He returned to play for McMahons in 1925 but returned to Mossley the following year when he was top scorer in the 1926/27 season scoring 18 goals in just 18 appearances. Later returned to play for McMahons once again and also later played for Hurst having made a total of 54 Mossley appearances and scored 27 goals.

Wilcox
1929/30
2
0
Signed from Ashfield FC making 2 Mossley appearances in the 1929/30 season.

William Wilcox
1935/36
2
0
Goalkeeper who was signed from amateur team Old Trafford FC making 2 Mossley appearances in the 1935/36 season deputising for regular keeper Harry Barnes.

Eddie Wild
1951/52
9
0
Former Halifax Town full back signed from Stalybridge Celtic making 9 Mossley appearances in the 1951/52 season.

Harry Wild
1929/30
1930/31
41
1
Full back signed from amateur team Hartford Old Works FC who made 41 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in a two season spell with the club between 1929 and 1931.

Jack Wild
1938/39
1939/40
56
0
Full back signed from Huddersfield Town in August 1938 making 56 Mossley appearances before WWII intervened.

Terry Wild
1957/58
1958/59
8
0
Wing half signed from Radcliffe Borough who made 8 Mossley appearances over two seasons in the late 1950's.

Wilde
1950/51
1
0
Signed from local amateur team Uppermill FC on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1950/51 season.

Wildgoose
1934/35
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearnce in the 1934/35 season.

Brian Wilding
1956/57
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearnce in the 1956/57 season.

Roy Wilding
1919/20
1920/21
44
18
Inside forward who scored 18 Mossley goals in 44 appearances in the first two seasons of Mossley's Cheshire League era.

Peter Wilkey
(aka Peter Wilkie)
1976/77
1977/78
62
3
Diminutive former Skelmersdale United and Droylsden midfielder signed from Boston United by Howard Wilkinson and retained by his successor Dick Bate who made him team captain. When Bob Murphy was re-appointed in January 1978 Wilkie wasn't included in his plans and was transferred to Oswestry Town in January 1978 having made 62 Mossley appearances and scored 3 goals. A t the end of the 1977/78 season he was transferred from Oswestry Town to Telford United for a £6,000 fee. He remained at Telford for 3 years prior to moving to the USA to play for Baltimore Blast in the MISL. However, a cruciate knee injury terminated his career with them before making his official debut. Peter now lives and works in Marbella.

Wilkinson
1947/48
13
3
Winger who scored 3 goals in 13 Mossley appearances in the 1947/48 season.

Damien Wilkinson
2001/02
2002/03
19
2
Former Rotherham United midfield player signed from Abbey Hey by Ally Pickering in December 2002 making 19 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals.

Harold Wilkinson
1927/28
28
1
Former Oldham Athletic (17-0) and Bolton Wanderers centre half who made 28 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 1927/28 serason. Transferred To Southport (4-0). Later with Ashton National. Harold Wilkinson in 1997.

Howard Wilkinson
1976/77
30
1
Born in Sheffield on 13th November 1943 former England Youth International Howard Wilkinson had a fairly ordinary playing record, he made only 22 appearances in his time at Sheffield Wednesday but after his transfer to Brighton he clocked up 116 appearances with the south coast club. His managerial career started at Boston United as player-manager, and during this time he gained a degree in physical education at Sheffield University. He also spent time during this period teaching at Abbeydale School in Sheffield and led Boston to two successive Northern Premier League titles. In December 1976 he was enticed away from Boston to join Mossley as Player-Manager and helped the Lilywhites climb the Northern Premier League table to finish 9th being unbeaten in 19 successive games in the bargain.
The side also won the Manchester Senior Cup beating Droylsden 12-3 on aggregate in the final. Wilkinson made 30 appearances for Mossley scoring just one goal. He left Mossley at the end of the season but not before taking the unprecedented step of appointing his own successor at Seel Park, the now England under 15’s manager Dick Bate. Wilkinson was appointed FA regional director of coaching for the North East before being tempted back into the pro game by Notts County. He managed England’ s semi-professional team and in 1982 he became the coach for the England Under-21 team. At Notts County he started as assistant-manager to Jimmy Sirrel, although his role was effectively that of manager. He managed Notts County in the middle of three seasons they spent in the First Division during the early eighties and achieved 15th place in the table on very low gates. He moved to Sheffield Wednesday in the 1983 close-season and in 1983-84 took Wednesday back to the First Division in his first season. Wednesday were close to winning the Second Division championship, but it was Chelsea who eventually took the title which went to the last game of a thrilling season. His Wednesday team became formidable First Division opponents and the first season back 1984-85 included memorable league victories at both Anfield and Old Trafford. The following season 1985-86 Wednesday finished 5th in the league and had it not been for the appalling scenes at the Heysel stadium, which led to a ban on English clubs, Wednesday would have played in Europe. In 1986-87 & 1987-88, they finished in a mid-table position in the First Division and it was two months into the 1988-89 season when he left the club to manage Leeds United. It’ s a great credit to Wilkinson that the performance of his teams always seemed to exceed the sum of their individual abilities. During his time as manager, the Wednesday board were reluctant to speculate too heavily in the transfer market and the club’ s wages structure proved a deterrent to some players who might otherwise have joined the club. It remains a matter of debate, that if Wilkinson had been given the kind of budget that was later afforded to Atkinson and Francis, he might have enjoyed the success he eventually had at Leeds. On his arrival at Elland Road, he improved the fitness and discipline of the existing players and staved off relegation to Division 3 in his first season, but with the inspired signing of Gordon Strachan, and the arrival of defensive solidity in the shape of Chris Fairclough and Mel Sterland, Leeds looked set to make a promotion push. The escape bid got a major shot in the arm with the biggest surprise signing of all - Vinnie Jones! Leeds went top before Christmas, Lee Chapman's arrival brought more goals, and the title was sealed in the last game of the season. 1991-92 saw Wilkinson get the better of Alex Ferguson in a season-long tussle for the title, and things were looking bright for the following season. Wilkinson always said that the title arrived a year too early. Leeds failed to capitalise on the position, money (admittedly peanuts by today's standards) and opportunity to make the big signings that were needed as injuries, age and lack of squad depth were reflected in the results. Cantona stomped off over the Pennines, Rangers knocked Leeds out of the Champions Cup, and Leeds failed to win a single away League game all season. Wilkinson went back to the drawing board and started to rebuild the side managing to qualify for the UEFA Cup in 1994-95, and reaching the final of the Coca-Cola Cup the following year. A Wembley final is the peak of many managers' careers - but this one ended with the Leeds fans screaming for Wilkinson to go after a very disappointing performance. The club was taken over in the close season, and after giving Wilkinson a chance to sign some players and seeing him make a decent start to the season, the board realised that they needed some sort of excuse to ease him out and bring in their crony George Graham. A 4-0 home defeat by Manchester United provided the pretext, and Wilkinson was shown the door. He went on to become FA Technical Director, managing the U-21 side and taking charge of the national side first after the departure of Glenn Hoddle and then following Kevin Keegan‘s resignation. He returned to Premiership football as a surprise choice as Sunderland manager in the 2002-03 season but his reign was short lived! Then became head coach of Shanghai Shenhua of China.

John 'Jack' Wilkinson
1951/52
1952/53
1953/54
1954/55
1955/56
1956/57 1957/58
237
22
John 'Jack' Wilkinson was signed by Jack Boothway from Manchester City in 1951. He was Mossley's top scorer in the 1953/54 with 17 goals. He was club captain for several seasons and played both centre forward and centre half. Noted for his aggressive all action performances he made a total of 237 appearances for Mossley scoring 22 goals in seven seasons with the club.

John 'Jack' Wilkinson
1962/63
18
4

Born in September 1931. Jack Wilkinson played for Middlewich Athletic and Witton Albion before moving into League football joining Arsenal in October 1953. He made just one competitive appearance, in a First Division game against Leicester City on February 19, 1955; Arsenal drew 1-1. Despite consistently scoring for Arsenal's reserves he was never given another first-team chance and was transferred to Sheffield United (29-16) in March 1956. Wilkinson lasted nine months with the Blades before joining Port Vale (80-39) in June 1957. He quickly became a regular for the team, including in the side that won the Football League Division Four title in the 1958-59 season. However the following season he barely featured and was sold to Exeter City (48-26) for £2,500 in October 1959. He signed for Mossley from Winsford United in the 1962/63 season scoring 4 goals in 18 Mossley appearances and later played for Wellington Town and works team Murgatroyd's FC. Jack Wilkinson died in April 1996.


Lee Wilkinson
1998/99
1999/00
79
36
Powerful centre forward signed by Benny Phillips from Castleton Gabriels in August 1998 and went on to score 38 goals in 79 Mossley appearances and was Mossley's top scorer 1999-00 as Mossley finished runners up in the NWCFL. He was transferred to Hyde United in the closed season of 2000. Later with Trafford, Stand Athletic, Chorley and Bacup Borough.

Matthew Wilkinson
2013/14
11
0
Born on 13th January 1995. Defender Matthew Wilkinson was one of 12 youth contract players released by Manchester United at the end of he 2012/13 season. The Manchester born youngster had been with United since 2002 as a 7 year old, working his way through the junior ranks he was part of the the Academy U18 squad in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 squads. He signed for Mossley in January 2014.

Chris Willcock
1997/98
1998/99
1999/00
2000/01
2008/09
100
34
Clever forward signed by Benny Phillips from Salford City in 1997, Previously with Flixton, Warrington Town, Altrincham, Netherfield and Leigh RMI. He went on to make 97 Mossley appearances scoring 34 goals before transferring to Ramsbottom United in the closed season of 2000. Later had a spell as player assistant-manager of Salford City. He then managed Winsford United and Woodley Sports. He was appointed Mossley manager in June 2008 and after 18 months in charge at Seel Park he resigned as Mossley manager in January 2010 to take up the assistant manager's job at Stalybridge Celtic but departed after just a few weeks. Whilst in charge at Mossley he made 3 further appearances as a substitute taking his total appearances to 100. He then returned to manage Woodley Sports in September 2010 resigning early in the 2011/12 season and was then appointed manager of Stocksbridge Park Steels in November 2011. He became manager of Glossop North End in the closed season of 2013.

Ian WIllcock
2004/05
10
0
Born on 24th May 1978. Goalkeeper signed from Colwyn Bay. Previously with Macclesfield Town, Morecambe and Caernarfon Town. He made 10 Mossley appearances before he left to take up a Goalkeeper coaching role with Bury and later Carlisle United, Leeds United reserves and Academy, Wigan Athletic's Centre of Excellence, Accrington Stanley and Rochdale. He joined Keith Hill's coaching staff as Goalkeeping Coach at Barnsley in early June 2011.

Derek Willerton
1958/59
6
0
Full back signed by Eddie Quigley from Nelson who made 6 Mossley appearances in the 1958/59 season.

Colin Williams
1975/76
34
6

Colin Williams was a prolific scorer throughout a career which began as a junior with Oldham Athletic before he moved into Non League football with Bob Murphy's Mossley in August 1975 after being spotted playing Sunday football for the Joiners Arms FC in Oldham. Having been unable to earn a regular place in the Mossley side as he mostly understudied for the prolific Leo Skeete and Dave Moore he was transferred to Droylsden for £600 fee having made 34 Mossley appearances and scored 6 goals. He then started the first of two spells with Northwich Victoria, either side of his first stay with Telford United. After leaving Northwich for the second time, Williams joined Scarborough and was then a prominent figure in Telford United's F.A. Cup exploits before signing for Altrincham in a £2,000 pre-season deal in 1987. He won 12 England semi-professional international caps, scoring five times for his country.


Darren Williams
1989/90
9
0
Former Manchester City apprentice goalkeeper signed by Mark Hilton from Irlam Town who made 9 Mossley appearances in the 1989/90 season.

Duncan Williams
1963/64 1964/65
59
1
Former Hyde United full back signed from Oswestry Town in August 1963 making 22 Mossley appearances before transferring to Stalybridge Celtic. He re-signed for Mossley from Stalybridge Celtic the following season and made a further 37 appearances scoring one goal. Later with Ashton United.

Eric Williams
1930/31
3
0
Full back signed from local amateur team Ashton North End making 3 appearances for Mossley in the 1930/31 season.

Eric Williams

1951/52
1952/53
1954/55

64
0
Born on 10th July 1921. Eric Williams was a right back who began his career with Brindle Heath Lads Club FC before joining Manchester City in 1946. He played 38 first team games for City before being released in 1950. He joined Mossley the following year and made 13 appearances before returning to League football with Halifax Town after just two games of the 1952/53 season. He made 111 appearances for Halifax before returning for a second spell with Mossley in the 1954/55 season making a further 51 appearances.

Henry 'Harry' G Williams
1960/61
4
0
Born on 24th February 1929. Former Manchester United, Witton Albion, West Ham United (5-1), Bury (2-0), Swindon Town (14-7), Rhyl and Runcorn inside forward signed from Wigan Athletic making 4 Mossley appearances in the 1960/61 season under Eddie Quigley.

James Williams
1921/22
1922/23
38
2
Half back who made 38 Mossley appearances and scored 2 goals in two seasons with the club in the early 1920's.

Lutel Williams
2012/13
1
0
Lutel is a powerful centre forward and a former junior player with Leeds United and later with Ossett Albion, Morley Town and Chapeltown Brazil. He was signed in November 2012 on trial from Leeds side Chapeltown Fforde Green Comb making a solitary Mossley appearance in a heavy League Cup defeat by Warrington Town.

Paul Williams
1994/95
1
0
Signed from Glossop North End on trial. Paul has been coaching for 18 years, since his only career was ended prematurely at the age of 23, and has managed Atherton LR as well as the reserve sides of Hyde United and Curzon Ashton. He took over at Rossendale United in their final season of 2009/10 but ended up taking on many extra roles at the club as the entire support staff of the club walked out in December 2010. Following a spell with Ramsbottom United he joined Glossop North End as assistant manager to Paul Colgan in 2011 and later joined the coaching team at Ashton United.

R Williams
1933/34
3
1
Wing half signed from Rhyl and previously with Nottingham Forest, he made 3 Mossley appearances and scored one goal in the 1933/34 season.

S Williams
1933/34
3
0
Wing half signed from Chester who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1933/34 season.

Shaun Williams
2012/13
7
1
Born on 26th November 1990. Shaun is a strong and skilful left sided player signed in October 2012 from Bacup Borough. Shaun is a former Manchester United junior who has also played for FC United of Manchester, Trafford, Rossendale United and Hyde United. Released to join Congleton Town in January 2013 having made 7 Mossley appearances and scored one goal.

Steve Williams
1971/72
4
0
Full back signed from Skelmersdale United in October 1971 making 4 Mossley appearances and later played for Winsford United.

Terry Williams
1998/99
1999/00
2000/01
10
1
Born on 16th October 1968. Versatile player signed by Benny Phillips as cover from Ashton United (153-15). Previously with Oldham Athletic, Bramhall, Grove United, Accrington Stanley and Leigh RMI. He made 10 Mossley appearances over the course of three seasons scoring one goal.

Gary Williamson
1987/88
8
0
Forward signed from Curzon Ashton in August 1987. He was a regular member of Mossley's ill fated reserve team of 1987/88 but made only 8 goalless first team appearances before he was transferred to Glossop.

John Willis
1957/58 1959/60
1960/61
1961/62
1962/63 1963/64
251
43
Born on 28th May 1934. John Willis was a former Blackburn Rovers (1-0) tricky winger signed by Eddie Quigley from Accrington Stanley and in 1957 after a number of impressive performances was transferred to Aston Villa for a £500 fee but made only one appearance for Villa in a 1st Division match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He re-signed for Mossley from Nelson in 1959 and became a big favourite with the Seel Park fans with his dribbling skills and eye for goal. He made a total 251 Mossley appearances and scored 43 goals in six seasons as a Mossley player.

David Wills
2002/03
1
0
Winger signed from Altrincham making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 2002/03 season. Previously with Manchester City and Halifax Town. Transferred to Woodley Sports and later with Congleton Town.

Wilson
1951/52
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1951/52 season.

Billy Wilson
1916/17
1918/19
1919/20
16
1
Signed in 1916 making 9 appearances and scoring 3 goals in Mossley's pre Cheshire League days and then 16 appearances in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20 scoring one goal. He was transferred to Ashton National in 1920 and then went on to make 53 first team appearances for Manchester City between 1921 and 1927.

Darren Wilson
1998/99
10
0
Born on 30th September 1971. Former Manchester City junior who played League football for Bury (32-1). After a spell with Witton Albion he signed for Ashton United just before deadline day in March 1996. He became a fairly regular fixture during the Ashton's 1996/97 campaign, finishing as third top scorer from midfield. Signed for Mossley from Trafford by Benny Phillips in the 1998/99 season. He struggled to regain match fitness during his spell at Mossley and made only 10 appearances. Later became Finance Director for the Proffesional Footballers Association.

Don Wilson

1962/63
1963/64
1964/65
1965/66
1966/67
1967/68
1968/69 1969/70

162
4
Don Wilson was born in Heywood, Bury on 4th June 1930 and signed professional for his home town club in May 1951. A clever yet tough wing half Wilson went on to make 63 first team appearances between 1952 and 1959. He joined Mossley under Eddie Quigley in August 1962. Quigley resigned in November 1962 and Wilson was put in charge of the team but not team selection through to the end of the season. In August 1962 he was appointed player-manager of Mossley and became the Lilywhites longest serving manager remaining until November 1972. He rebuilt Quigley's ageing team with the 1966 signing of inside forward Lennie Dickenson being his master-stroke. Wilson's occupation as a Heywood schoolteacher gave him a methodical approach to his team and after a couple of hit and miss seasons Mossley started to become a force in the Cheshire County League. Wilson had all but retired from playing by the 1967
and then followed Mossley's best spell for many years. From 1967 to 1970 the team got better and better and in the 1969-70 season Mossley finished as League runners up, their best position since 1920, reached the 1st round proper of the FA Cup for the first time since 1949 taking Stockport County to a replay, and reached the quarter final stage of the inaugural FA Challenge Trophy competition. It was an exhilarating spell of the club's history with Wilson pulling the strings off the field and Dickenson on it. Twin brother strikers Bruce and Gordon Birtwistle were an absolute menace to defences whilst the half back line up of Kevin Burke, Mike Batty and Jimmy Dowthwaite was as good as any in non-league football at that time. The successes of the late 60's weren't repeated in the early seventies but Wilson remained as manager as the Lilywhites stepped up into the Northern Premier League in August 1972. In November of the same year he tendered his resignation stating that he had led the team as far as he could. Wilson then had spells in charge at Radcliffe Borough and Stalybridge Celtic before retiring from football management to concentrate on his teaching career. Don Wilson sadly died in October 2003 after a long illness. 

Euan Wilson
1926/27
9
0
Signed from Welsh team Bleaneau Ffestiniog making 9 Mossley appearances in the 1926/27 season.

Harry Wilson
1922/23
6
2
Signed from Droylsden making 6 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals in the 1922/23 season.

Jack Wilson
1928/29
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1928/29 season.

Padi Wilson
2001/02
6
3
Born in Manchester on 9th November 1971. Controversial former Plymouth Argyle (17-2), Ashton United (55-41) and Doncaster Rovers (10-1) Ashton Utd (99; 2-0), Leek Town and Bacup Borough striker who was signed from Accrington Stanley by Benny Phillips scoring 3 goals in 6 Mossley appearances in the 2001/02 season. Later played for Droylsden, Hyde United, Droylsden, Leigh RMI, Hyde United, Runcorn and Woodley Sports.

Phil Wilson
1979/80
1980/81
22
3
Former New Brighton, Ellesmere Port Town and Runcorn winger signed by Bob Murphy from Altrincham in March 1980 for Mossley's still current record club fee paid for a player. Mossley paid Altrincham a £2,300 fee for the winger's services. Wilson was the Mossley substitute in the 1980 FA Trophy final at Wembley, replacing Dave Moore at half time, he then supplied the right wing cross from which Ian Smith scored Mossley's goal. He made 22 Mossley appearances scoring 3 goals before he was transferred to Northwich Victoria for an identical fee early in the following season. Later manager of Stalybridge Celtic, Leek Town, Southport, Northwich Victoria, Lancaster City and Barrow.

Steve Wilson
2006/07
13
0

Born on 24th April 1974. Mossley signed experienced former Hull City, Macclesfield Town and Tranmere Rovers keeper Steve Wilson by Jason Beckford from Conference North club Worksop Town in December 2006 making 13 Mossley appearances in Mossley relagation season of 2006/07. Hull born Wilson began his career with his home town club Hull City and made 217 first team appearances between 1992 and 2001. He then moved to Macclesfield Town where he played 151 games between 2001 and 2005. He then joined Tranmere Rovers making 13 appearances in the 2005/06 before his release at the end of the season.


Brandon Windsor
2013/14
4
0
Born on 19th June 1995. Brandon Windsor was signed in December 2013, he is a strong and quick two footed striker signed on a short term deal following his release from Stockport County, having progressed through the junior ranks at Edgley Park. He has previous Evo-stik League experience having had loan spells at New Mills and Nantwich Town. Moved to live in Spain early in 2014.

Alan Winstanley
1919/20
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20.

Walter Winterbottom
1934/35
1935/36
23
0
Walter Winterbottom was born in Oldham on 31st January 1913. He began playing football as a youth and was spotted playing for Royton Amateurs and given a trial for Mossley at the end of the 1934-35 season making 1 appearance that season. He impressed enough though to be invited back the following season and was signed on amateur forms by Secretary/Manager Clifford Tarr. A strong and skilful centre half Winterbottom became a regular in the Mossley team the following season and and helped Mossley to a mid-table position in the Cheshire League. He made 22 appearances and was then one of four Mossley players to join Football League clubs at the end of the season, the others being Tom Molloy (Halifax Town), Jock Anderson (Rotherham United) and Jack Aspinall (Bolton Wanderers). Winterbottom was spotted by Manchester United talent scout Louis Rocca who considered that he had the
potential to be a great half-back. His chance arose in 1936 when he replaced the injured George Vose in the United team and was later to keep him out of the side. However, in the following season 1937-38 Winterbottom suffered from ankylosing spondylitis, a disease of the spine. The disease forced him to retire from the game at an early age, after making only 27 appearances for Manchester United's first team. Before injury forced him out of the game prematurely he was reckoned to be one of the hottest young properties in the game. Whilst pursuing a career in professional football, Winterbottom was also a schoolmaster: 'Before the War there was no floodlit football and league matches were generally played on Saturdays. Thus whilst playing for United, I was able to be a schoolmaster, then a student at Carnegie Physical Education College where subsequently I was appointed lecturer'. Not long after this his teaching skills were noted by the F.A: 'In 1938, the F.A ran a summer school/conference at Carnegie and invited me to join the staff, it was here that Sir Stanley Rous and other F.A. coaching officials first noted my capabilities.' During the Second World War, Walter Winterbottom served in the RAF as a wing commander. On demobilisation he was appointed F.A. Director of Coaching with responsibilities of managing England teams, amateur and professional, a post which he held from 1946 until 1962. Whilst manager of England he guided the team to four World Cup Finals and was awarded the OBE for his services to football. As England manager he set up England’s youth and under-23 teams. The CBE followed in 1972. In 1978 he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to sport, as director of the Sports Councils and chairman of the Committee of Sport in the Council of Europe. Sir Walter Winterbottom passed away age 89 in February 2002.

Peter Withers
1995/96
14
2

Born on 2nd May 1966. Experienced tricky winger signed by Kevan Keelan from Marine in early 1996. South Liverpool, Runcorn, Southport, Chorley and Morecambe. He also played as an amateur for Halton Borough, Crosfields, Ford Motors. Having emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand with family, working in NZ Government he played in the Wellington Premier league with Tawa FC


David Wolfenden
1985/86
1
0
Signed from Highfield United FC on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance as a substitute in the 1985/86 season.

Joe Wolfenden
1935/36
5
3
Signed from Stalybridge Celtic making 5 Mossley appearances and scoring 3 goals in the 1935/36 season. Also played for Hurst, Stalybridge Celtic and Lees Amateurs FC. Great uncle of Mossleyweb's John Cawthorne. Joe Wolfenden died in 1999.

Mike Wolstenholme

1996/97
1998/99
1999/00
2001/02
2002/03

104
22
Tall and skilful forward or midfielder who had four spells at Mossley. He was signed by Kevan Keelan from Droylsden in September 1996 making 3 appearances in the 1996/97 season. He was re-signed for Mossley from Droylsden by Benny Phillips in 1998 and scored 12 goals in 46 appearances in the 1998/99 season and 9 goals in 46 appearances the following term before departing for Woodley Sports. He was re-signed for a third time from Woodley in 2001 scoring 2 goals in 9 appearances in the 2001/02 season before transferring to Salford City. He was re-signed from Woodley Sports for a fourth Mossley spell in the 2002/03 season making 4 appearances and scoring one goal before transferring to Ashton United. Later with Woodley Sports, Abbey Hey, Alsager Town and Clitheroe he made a total of 104 appearances for Mossley scoring 22 goals.

Wood
1927/28
6
0
Full back signed from Oldham Athletic who made 6 Mossley appearances in the 1927/28 season.

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

Wood
1945/46
9
0
Half back signed from Ashton National making 9 Mossley appearances in the 1945/46 season.

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

Frank Wood
1930/31
1931/32
16
0
Full back signed from Stalybridge Celtic making 16 Mossley appearances between 1930 and 1932 before being transferred to Hyde United in 1932.

Jack Wood
1930/31
1931/32
10
0
Signed from local amateur team Hollingworth FC making 10 Mossley appearances over the course of two seasons in the early 1930's.

Norman Wood
1947/48
1
0
Former Royton Amateurs FC player signed from Oldham Athletic (1-0) on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1947/48 season.

Shaun Wood
1994/95
11
1
Midfield player signed by Richard Dawson from Yorkshire amateur team Whitkirk Wanderers FC in August 1994. He made 11 Mossley appearances and scored one goal before returning to Whitkirk in December 1994.

Simon Wood
2008/09
48
1

Versatile defender signed by Chris Willcock in July 2008 from NCEL side Liversedge. Previously with Halifax Town and Wakefield. He also coached Liversedge's U19s team. He made 48 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 2008/09 season. Moved to Brighouse Town in the summer of 2009 and later played for Wakefield and Harrogate Railway Athletic.


Steve Wood
1989/90
1990/91
91
10
Born on 23rd June 1963. Hard working midfield player signed by Bryan Griffiths from Chadderton in the summer of 1989. After making 91 Mossley appearances and scoring 10 goals he moved to Droylsden in the closed season of 1991. Later Wood became Sammy McIlroy's first signing for Macclesfield Town when he transferred from Ashton United and went on to make 172 appearances for Macclesfield scoring 23 goals. He helped them achieve Football League status and he later became player-coach and achieved legendary status at Macclesfield before ending his career as a player with Stalybridge Celtic.

Ernie Woodcock
1950/51
16
2
Born in Salford on 14th May 1925. Ernie Woodcock was a former Blackburn Rovers, Bury (18-3) and Oldham Athletic (28-4) winger signed from Stockport County but his career was ended by a serious leg injury after making 16 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals.

Harry Woodhouse
1945/46 1948/49
14
8
Inside forward who had two spells with Mossley making a total of 14 appearancves and scoring 8 goals. He also had two spells with Ashton United and earned Representative honours for the Manchester County FA. Later with Hyde United.

Bill Wooding
1934/35
2
0
Local amateur half back signed from Mossley St. George's FC making 2 Mossley appearances in the 1934/35 season.

Steve Woods
1986/87
3
0
Signed from Highfield United on trial making 3 Mossley appearances in the Lancashire Floodlit League in the 1986/87 season.

Jon Worsnop
2005/06
1
0
Goalkeeper signed from Droylsden. Made only one appearance before returning to his former club. Previously with Bradford City, Chester City, Aberystwyth Town and Leigh RMI. Later with Worksop Town and FC United of Manchester.

Johnny Worth
1975/76
13
6
Johnny Worth was a typical bustling centre-forward and ‘character' who, it is said, would run through brick walls to chase a ball. He was tough but also not without skill and when fit was the perfect foil to the legendary Swindells. Johnny had two spells at Moss Lane, the first during 1963/64, when he joined from Rusholme of the Lancashire and Cheshire League. Although doing reasonably well, (scoring on his debut against Chester Reserves and scoring 8 goals in 13 appearances), he was allowed to join Hyde United, where he spent the next two and a half seasons before Freddie Pye brought him back to Moss Lane, when Len White broke his collar bone, for his second and more permanent spell at Moss Lane. His first season was his most productive, scoring 34 goals playing alongside Jackie Swindells and, indeed, he scored on his
second debut (against Stockport Reserves) and also scored hat-tricks against Witton and Stalybridge and four against Frickley away, as Altrincham won the Cheshire County League and Cheshire Senior Cup. Unfortunately, a persistent knee injury dogged him throughout his career, forcing him to miss the majority of the 68/69 season. He was back for the 69/70 season and scored 27 goals, including a hat-trick in a 4-a win over his old club Hyde United as he added an NPL Cup winner's medal and a CSC finalist's medal to his collection. His last seasons brought diminishing returns on the goal front (scoring 19 goals, including a hat-trick against Great Harwood in the NWFL in 70/71 and only 8 goals in 71/72) but he picked up a NWFL winner's medal in 70/71. At the end of the 71/72 season he was allowed to move to Runcorn and, finally, Mossley in the 1975/76 season where he scored 6 goals in 13 injury hit appearances before retiring from the game in 1976.

Fred Worthington
1958/59
31
7
Born on 6th January 1924. Fred Worthington was a former Bury (69-14), Leicester City (55-9), Exeter City (16-1) and Oldham Athletic (10-1) wing half signed from Chorley where he was player-coach. He made 31 Mossley appearances and scored 7 goals in the 1958/59 season. His playing days were ended by a broken ankle aged 37 whilst playing for Ashton United and he was appointed as a club coach at Ashton after his injury.

Bradley Wosahlo
2000/01
2001/02
2002/03
87
39
Striker signed by Benny Phillips from Ipswich Wanderers. Previously with Brighton & Hove Albion, Cambridge United, Sudbury Town and Diss Town. He was Mossley's top scorer in the 2001/02 with 26 goals but increased work commitments led to his departure and subsequent retirement after making 87 Mossley appearances and scoring 39 goals.

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

Jack Wray
1920/21
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20.

Lance 'Jimmy' Wrigglesworth
1950/51
47
14

Inside forward who played for Watford, Stoke City, Halifax Town, Macclesfield and Buxton before joining Mossley in 1950. Mossley's Joint top scorer in 1950/51 along with Jack Boothway, both scoring 14 goals. Later played for Northwich Victoria, Stalybridge Celtic, NNelson and Ashton United. Played amateur football until aged 50 and was also later a youth coach in Southampton.


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

Colin Wright
1957/58
1958/59 1964/65
21
5
Wing half signed by Eddie Quigley from Chesterfield who made 19 Mossley appearances and scored 5 goals in two seasons in the late 1950's. He returned to Mossley briefly in the 1964/65 season and made a further 2 appearances.

Jackie Wright
1945/46
1
0
John "Jackie" Wright was a full back a full back who after the briefest of spells at Mossley (1 appearance) then spent eleven years with Blackpool, making 157 league appearances and scoring one goal. He made his debut for Blackpool, who were then managed by Joe Smith, on 6 September 1948, in a 1-1 draw with Derby County at Bloomfield Road. He went on to make a further five appearances during the 1948/49 league campaign, deputising for Ron Suart. Wright made fourteen league appearances in 1949/50, during which season Suart left for Blackburn Rovers. In 1950/51, Wright made twelve league appearances, but sat out Blackpool's entire run to their second FA Cup Final. The following season, 1951/52, he made fifteen appearances, before missing the whole 1952/53 term. In 1953/54, Wright returned to the line-up; however, he was still unable to nudge out Tommy Garrett from the left-back
berth, and therefore made only eight league appearances. Once again, he did not appear in the club's run to another, this time successful, FA Cup Final.Wright was absent again for the entirety of the 1954/55 campaign, but it was in 1955–56, his eighth season with the Tangerines, that he was given an extended run in the team. He made thirty-eight starts in the club's 42 league games as they finished as runners-up in Division One. He scored his first and only goal for the club in 1956/57, in a 4-0 victory over Luton Town at Bloomfield Road on 8 September, during one of his sixteen league appearances. Wright had another sustained run in the Blackpool team during 1957/58, making 31 appearances. 1958/59 was Wright's eleventh and final season on the Fylde. Ron Suart, with whom he had competed for the number-3 shirt earlier in his Seasiders career, succeeded Joe Smith as manager. Suart gave seventeen starts to Wright, the final one occurring on 3 January in a 3-1 defeat at Manchester United at Old Trafford. Post-retirement Wright became a coach and then manager (from 1969 to 1972) at Tranmere Rovers. Jackie Wright died in 2005.

Peter Wright
2006/07
25
9

Born on 15th August 1982. Striker signed by Jason Beckford from Chorley in September 2006 where he was top scorer for the Magpies the previous season with 22 goals. Began his career as a trainee with Newcastle United before joining Halifax Town in the summer of 2001, where he made 14 League appearances. He joined UniBond Premier side Burscough in August 2002 after being released by Halifax Town upon their relegation to the Conference at the end of the 2001/02 season, then transferred to Southport in the summer of 2003 after helping Burscough lift the FA Trophy at Villa Park. Was handed the opportunity to return to Conference level with Northwich Victoria in November 2003, who paid an undisclosed fee for his services before switching to Altrincham in May 2004. Wright joined Chorley in the summer of 2005 after a spell with Bamber Bridge. Transferred to Kendal Town in March 2007. Later banned "sine die" from football for striking a referee in a 6-a-side game. Later with Bamber Bridge, Ashton United, Kendal Town, Leek Town and Nelson.


Wrigley
1932/33
3
0
Winger who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1932/33 season.

Jack Wrigley
1925/26
3
0
Wing half who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1925/26 season.

Mark Wroe
1997/98
1998/99
1999/00
10
3
Former Stockport County (29-4), Crewe Alexandra, Northwich Victoria and Stalybridge Celtic forward signed from Bramhall FC by Benny Phillips in 1997. Injury restricted him to just 10 Mossley appearnces in which he scxored 3 goals.

Herbert Wyatt
1923/24
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1923/24 season

Wyld
1947/48
2
0
Signed from Burnley on loan making 2 Mossley appearances in the 1947/48 season.

George Wynn
1922/23
1923/24
61
25
George Arthur Wynn (14 October 1886 in Treflach nr. Oswestry – 28 October 1966 in Abergele, Denbighshire) George Arthur Wynn was born on 14th October 1886 in Treflach near Oswestry played as a forward for Oswestry United, Wrexham, Manchester City, Coventry City and Halifax Town. He also won 11 caps for Wales. Wynn made his footballing debut for Oswestry United in 1906 and scored in the final as the club lifted the Welsh Cup in 1906. Within weeks of the Welsh Cup final, Wynn had been snapped up by Wrexham, who were playing in the Football Combination at the time. Whilst at Wrexham, Wynn made his international debut on 1 March 1909 in a Home Championship match against Scotland at The Racecourse, Wrexham, which Wales won 3-2.  He scored his only international goal in a 3-2 victory over Ireland, also at The Racecourse. Several league clubs were believed to be interested  in signing Wynn,
and in May 1909, he moved to Manchester City for the princely sum of £250. Wynn made his Manchester City debut on Christmas Day 1909 in a 2-0 defeat to Bradford Park Avenue. He scored his first goal for the club two days later against Grimsby Town. In the 1909-10 season and he scored 12 goals in 24 appearances as Manchester City won the Second Division championship. In each of the next three seasons he was the club's leading goal-scorer with 9, 18 and 16 goals respectively. The onset of World War I shortened Wynn's playing career. His final game for Manchester City came shortly after the resumption of competitive football, in a match against Oldham Athletic on 8 September 1919. In total he made 127 appearances for the club, scoring 59 goals. Having appeared for Wales in both Victory internationals - unofficial international matches between Wales and England to mark the end of World War I - Wynn was sold to Coventry City for £300. At Coventry he made 25 league appearances in two seasons. He made a solitary appearance for Halifax Town before bringing his career to an end with two seasons at Mossley where he scored 25 goals in 61 appearances and was the first former International player to represent Mossley. George Wynn died on 28th October 1966 in Abergele, Denbighshire.