THE MOSSLEY AFC 'HALL OF FAME'

JAMES 'JOCK' ANDERSON

 

Scottish born Jock Anderson arrived in England in 1932 having played Scottish junior football for Arthurlie. A bustling centre forward and goalscorer Jock had returned north for a spell with Greenock Morton before signing for Mossley in 1934 and scoring 47 goals in 47 games in the 1934-35 season. It was to be the beginning of a lifelong association with the Club. He scored 22 goals in 38 appearances the following season before being snapped up by Rotherham United where he was a regular scorer until the War intervened. By now a qualified chiropodist with a practice in Mossley, Jock returned to Seel Park as trainer and physio in 1948 and apart from a brief spell with Altrincham in the early 1960ís he remained at Mossley and was Club physio as the team appeared at Wembley in the 1980 FA Trophy Final, Jockís proudest moment. Following Ronnie Wardís death in 1981 Jock was appointed Club President and remained in the role up to his death in 1991. The main stand at Seel Park was named the James Anderson Stand in his memory.

Total Mossley Appearances: 74
Total Mossley Goals: 69