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Cairns Bobby

1961-62  and 1962-63 Right-half

CL     League 29 Apps 1 Goal    Cups 9 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 19 August 1961 Buxton (Home)

A Scotsman, Bobby initially played for Lanark before moving to Ayr United, later signing for Stoke City where he played for many years. Having sustained a knee injury he decided to leave professional football and accepted compensation, but changed his mind and made an application to the English FA to register as an amateur player, following which he moved to the Moss Rose. He was a driver for a building contractor.

Cairns

 

Cairns

1929-30 Outside-right

 

CL     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 5 March 1930 Congleton Town (Away) Challenge Cup R2 replay

 

Brought in from Leek for the delayed Challenge Cup round two replay when Macclesfield fielded a weakened team.

   

Calder Alan

1955-56 Inside-right

CL     League 9 Apps 1 Goal   Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 3 December 1955 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)

Moved to Macclesfield from Stoke City at the age of seventeen. Alan was one of several players used in the inside-right position in a season when the Silkmen completed the campaign in 21st position.

 

Caldwell Rev W

1903-04 Left-back

 

#ML      League 8 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 31 October 1903 Tonge (Home)

 

Thought to have been the curate at Hurdsfield Church.  First featured in October 1903 and was often first choice left-back in the second half of the season. Also played in Macclesfield's reserve team.

   

Calder William Carson 'Bill'

1967-68 Forward

Calder_Bill

CL     League 21(1)9   Cups 12(0)5

Debut 30 August 1967 Stafford Rangers (Home)

Before moving to Macclesfield, Bill played for Leicester City (1955-59), Bury (1959-63) fee £8,500, Oxford United (1963-66) where he made 67 league appearances scoring 28 goals, and Rochdale (1966-67). A prolific scorer, Bill was described as appearing to be slow of foot but highly dangerous near goal with head or foot. On leaving Macclesfield joined Nantwich Town in the summer of 1968. After a spell with Chorley, returned to Nantwich Town as Manager (continuing to play until the end of the 1970-71 season), leaving the club in December 1972. Also featured for Stalybridge Celtic and outside football he was a Builder’s Representative.

 

Camden Chris

Camden_Chris

1990-91 Forward

Conf    League 6(4)1

Debut 18 August 1990 Barnet (Home)

Prior to his signing, manager Peter Wragg stated that he was negotiating the transfer of a player who had won the Golden Boot award. Chris moved to the Moss Rose in 1990 for a fee of £3000 from Stafford Rangers where he had been top scorer in 1989-90 (36 goals) having previously played at Poulton Victoria, Chester City, Oswestry Town, Tranmere Rovers, Chorley, Rhyl, Ellesmere Port & Neston and South Liverpool. For some reason Chris failed to fit into the Silkmen side and spent time on loan at Leek Town before moving to Cheltenham Town for a fee of £1000.  He then moved to Stalybridge where, once again, he appeared regularly on the score sheet with a season total of 47 goals. Chris continued to notch up the clubs playing for Marine, Witton Albion, Marine, West Kirby and went full circle when he was appointed player/manager at Poulton Victoria.

Chris worked in the Body Shop at the Vauxhall Plant in Ellesmere Port.  Nicknamed 'Buffalo'.

 

Came Shaun

Shaun Came

2001-02 and 2002-03 Defender

FL     League 5(4)0   Cups 0(1)0

Debut 9 January 2001 Sub Chesterfield (Away) LDV Vans Trophy R2

Shaun was involved in football from the age of 11 with three different clubs including Manchester United and represented and captained both Mid-Cheshire Schoolboys and Cheshire County Youth.  He became a trainee at Macclesfield in the 1999-2000 season, and mature performances in the reserves as a central defender earned him his first professional contract in the summer of 2000 at the age of 17. A fringe player for the senior side due to strong competition, Shaun showed good promise in the Youth and Reserve sides, but could not break into the senior side on a permanent basis and in October 2002 his contract was terminated by mutual consent. Shortly after he signed for Northwich Victoria leaving them in October 2004.  He has also played for Winsford United where he was appointed first team coach in July 2014 although in 2016 it would appear that he had left Winsford.

Shaun is the son of the former Bolton Wanderers player Mark Came.

 

Campbell Roy

1987-88 Manager

 

After Neil Griffiths had left Macclesfield and before the appointment of Peter Wragg, Roy Campbell, club secretary, was appointed caretaker manager from February to March 1988.

   

Cantliffe

1908-09 Outside-left

 

ML     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 5 September 1908 Northwich Victoria (Away)

 

Hailed from Hanley and was signed from Hanley Swifts. His two senior appearances came in the opening two matches of the season, and later played for the Macclesfield reserve team.

   

Capper

1911-12 Goalkeeper

 

LC     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 2 December 1911 Barnoldswick (Away)

 

There is no information recorded about this player who deputised for the regular 'keeper, S  Marshall, when he was unavailable.

   

Carberry Jimmy

1992-93 Midfielder

Conf    League 5(1)0   Cups 2(2)0

Debut 22 August 1992 Wycombe Wanderers (Home)

Liverpool-born midfielder, who commenced his career as a trainee with Everton, and then moved to Wigan Athletic in 1989 where he made 65 Football League appearances scoring six goals. He made the transfer to the Moss Rose in the summer of 1992 but could not force his way in to the senior side on a regular basis. On leaving Macclesfield he joined Welsh club Bangor City where he was known as 'Carbs' making almost 130 appearances, after which he signed for Flint Town. In 2010 he was playing for Regent FC in the Zingari Veterans League.

Carberry_Jimmy

   

Cardno Jimmy

1949-50 Left-back

Cardno_Jimmy

CL     League 27 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 6 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 3 September 1949 South Liverpool (Home)

A former Rhyl player Jimmy spent just one season at the Moss Rose where he established himself in the left-back position, being almost ever-present from November to the end of the season. He returned to Rhyl where he was a member of the first ever Rhyl team to win the Welsh Cup in 1952.  His son, also named Jimmy, played for Rhyl and was popular with the supporters.

 

Carling Terence Patrick 'Terry'

1971-72 Goalkeeper

Carling_Terry

NPL     League 41(0)0    Cups 16(0)0

Debut 14 August 1971 Bradford Park Avenue (Away)

Terry commenced his professional career at Leeds United in 1956 remaining there until 1962 when he signed for Lincoln City on a free transfer.  In two years he made over 80 league appearances before signing for Walsall in 1964 where he made over 100 league appearances.  His next stop was Chester, remaining there for five years making almost 200 league appearances. In May 1970 he helped Chester to reach the Welsh Cup final against Cardiff City and was awarded a testimonial match against Wrexham in May 1971.

On leaving Chester Terry signed for Macclesfield spending just one season at the Moss Rose. He had a hard act to follow in big John Cooke, but proved equal to the challenge keeping 17 clean sheets throughout the season. Whilst at Macclesfield he worked as a milkman in Chester.

 

Carr

1926-27 Right-back

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 20 November 1926 Nantwich (Home)

 

A member of the Macclesfield reserve team who was given his first taste of senior football for this one match when Rutledge was unavailable.

   

Carr Andrew William 'Andy'

1978-79 Midfielder

NPL     League 8(1)1   Cups 2(0)0

Debut 18 October 1978 Mossley (Home)

Andy progressed through the ranks at Port Vale starting in their junior side and signed his first professional contract in 1973.  He made just one senior appearance for them in the FA Cup third round replay at Kenilworth Road in January 1974. In 1975 he moved into the non-League scene playing for Northwich Victoria, Nantwich Town and Leek Town (fee £400) before moving to Macclesfield in 1978.  Known as a good ball player, Andy only made 11 senior appearances before moving on to Droylsden. Later re-joined Nantwich Town in the 1989-90 season.

 

Carr George

1980-81 Midfielder

NPL     League 8(1)0   Cups 3(0)0

Debut 16 August 1980 Netherfield (Away)

Signed from Winsford United, George was a strong attacking player with the versatility to fill a number of positions. All his appearances came in the early part of the season. There is no other information recorded for this player.

 

Carr Michael Andrew

Michael Carr

2002-03 and 2003-04 Defender

FL     League 11(0)0   Cups 1(0)0

Debut 21 December 2002 Darlington (Away)

Michael progressed through the Macclesfield youth ranks to sign his first professional contract at the beginning of the 2003-04 season.  He was a regular member of the Youth and Reserve teams as a strong central defender captaining both, and made his Football League debut whilst still an apprentice, but was unfortunate to be dismissed for a second bookable offence in the second half. In his second year, Michael performed well in the senior side, especially when asked to deputise for George Abbey out of position at right-back. Michael was released in the summer of 2004 and went on to play for Northwich Victoria leaving them in the summer of 2008 to join Morecambe, and has since played for Kidderminster Harriers, Stalybridge Celtic and Nantwich Town. Signed for FC United of Manchester in July 2011 before moving to Stafford Rangers in December 2011. On leaving Stafford he signed for Kidsgrove Athletic spending the 2013-14 season there, moving to Alsager Town in the summer of 2014.

Michael made 12 appearances for the England C team between 2005 and 2007.

 

Carragher Matthew

2003-04 and 2004-05 Defender/Midfielder

Carragher_Matthew

FL      League 44(5)0   Cups 7(1)0

Debut 29 November 2003 Bury (Home)

Having played for Wigan Athletic, Port Vale and Stafford Rangers Matthew moved to Macclesfield in November 2003 where he used his experience and versatility to good effect as a right-back, wide-right midfielder and best of all, as sweeper where he always read the game well.  Matthew would probably have made far more appearances during his time at the Moss Rose but he was side-lined by injury for a total of four months. After leaving Macclesfield Matthew retired from professional football.

Died on 30 December 2016 at the age of 40.

 

Carrick David

1977-78 and 1978-79 Midfielder

NPL     League 26(1)4   Cups 2(0)0

Debut 21 March 1978 Goole Town (Away)

David's career started at Wolverhamton Wanderers after which he moved to Wrexham, Altrincham, Port Vale, Witton Albion, Preston North End (fee £500), Rochdale, Altrincham (for a second time), and Middlewich Athletic from  where he moved to Macclesfield towards the end of the 1977-78 season. He was a driving force in midfield and a fast constructive player who liked to be fully involved. 

On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Droylsden, Oswestry Town and then New Mills.

Carrick_Dave

 

Carrodus Frank

1986-87 Midfielder

Carrodus_Frank

NPL      League 13(3)1   Cups 1(1)0

Debut 23 August 1986 Morecambe (Home)

A very experienced midfield general who started his career at Old Alts and then Heys Albion before moving to Altrincham. Football League experience followed with Manchester City (fee £5,000), Aston Villa (fee £95,000) where in 1975 Frank was a member of the squad which won promotion and the League Cup, Wrexham (fee £70,000), Birmingham City and Bury and Witton Albion. Frank was signed from Runcorn having been a member of their 1986 FA Trophy team and was used in the early part of the treble winning season. His one goal came in the

2-2 home draw against Caernarfon Town in September. On leaving Macclesfield he played again for Altrincham before completing his career for his first club, Old Alts.

Managing Director of Choice Events, Hale, Altrincham.

 

Carroll

1959-60 Right-half

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 22 August 1959 Buxton (Home)

 

Brought in from Manchester University for the opening two matches of the season to replace Derek Tomlinson who had been injured during a pre-season match.

   

Carruthers Martin

Martin Carruthers

2003-04 Forward

FL     League 30(9)8   Cups 5(1)2

Debut 9 August 2003 Boston United (Home)

A vastly experienced striker who started his career at Aston Villa where he made four Premiership appearances, he then played at seven other clubs before joining Macclesfield in the summer of 2003. Playing in the majority of matches in his sole season at the Moss Rose, Martin partnered Matthew Tipton scoring ten goals in all competitions, with one of his most important goals coming at Leyton Orient when he came on from the substitutes’ bench to score the winner at a time when the team were fighting a relegation battle.  On leaving Macclesfield, he had short spells at Boston United, Lincoln City and Cambridge United before joining Grantham and has since played for Ilkeston Town, Arnold Town and Basford United.  He was appointed player/manager at Bashford in September 2013.

 

Carter J

1904-05 Centre-forward

 

#ML      League 4 Apps 3 Goals

 

Debut 1 October 1904 Failsworth (Home)

 

Moved to Macclesfield from Rusholme.  Scored both goals in the 2-0 win on his debut, but only appears to have featured in four consecutive matches.

   

Carter Syd

1937-38 Centre-forward

CL     League 39 Apps 40 Goals   Cups 6 Apps 7 Goals

Debut 28 August 1937 Buxton (Home)

Previously with Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, Syd signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1937.  He was a prolific goal scorer, netting on average a goal every match and completed the season as the team's top scorer with 47 goals.  He scored a hat-trick in the 4-1 win at Manchester North End and became one of a very few players to score a double hat-trick for Macclesfield in the 8-4 home victory against Hurst in October 1937.  He also scored two goals in several matches.  Syd moved to Mansfield Town in May 1938.

 

Cartwright

1885-86

Debut 26 September 1885 Darwen Old Wanderers (Home)

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Case Tom

1906-07 to 1908-09 Centre-forward

Case_Tom 

ML     League 51 Apps 26 Goals     Cups 11 Apps 8 Goals

Debut 1 September 1906 Northwich Victoria (Away)

A native of Nantwich, Tom signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1906 having previously played for Chester and Nantwich. In his book John Earles states that the signing of Case, along with Tommy Nolan, played a significant part in the improved performance of the team. Earles goes on to write that  Case was slim in build, but very active and a really good centre-forward, a clever opportunist, shooting for goal often and accurately, and feeding his wings judiciously and adroitly.

Case only missed one match in the 1906-07 season scoring 20 goals in all competitions, second top scorer behind Tommy Nolan. His best performance came in his second match when he scored four of Macclesfield's goals in the

8-0 home win against Berry's (Harpurhey, Manchester) in September 1906. In front of a crowd of 6000 he scored the only goal against Port Sunlight in the Cheshire Senior Cup semi-final replay to take the Silkmen though to the final which they lost against Crewe Alexandra.

In the 1907-08 season he played fairly regularly scoring a further 10 goals but fell ill in the middle of March and missed the final nine matches. In his last season with the Silkmen he appeared regularly until early December when he either left the club or lost his place to  A Lawton who became the first choice centre-forward.

In the 1910-11 season he had returned to play for Nantwich. His brother, W Case, was well known in Cheshire football circles and was a referee.

Tom died in February 1944 at the age of 66.

   

Casey Dave

1950-51 to 1952-53 Inside-forward

CL     League 35 Apps 7 Goals   Cups 10 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 23 December 1950 Bangor City (Away)

Moved from Goslings when the team folded.  He was small in stature but hard as nails and was nicknamed ‘Cast-iron Casey’. Unfortunately he was unable to command a regular first team place due to strong competition from other players. Nevertheless he was still a fans’ favourite for his sense of humour and immense spirit.

 

Caton

1893-94 Outside-left

 

#TC     League 5 Apps 4 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 24 February 1894 Nantwich (Home)

 

From Fenton having played for Dresden United, he was a fast, tricky forward who joined Macclesfield for the second half of the 1893-94 season. He scored a hat-trick in the 7-0 home win against Nantwich in February 1894 and gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup when Macclesfield ran out 2-1 winners against Chester.

   

Caulcott

1932-33 Goalkeeper

 

CL      League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 14 September 1932 Nantwich (Home)

 

A local player from Bollington who was given a one match trial, replacing the regular 'keeper Richard Williams.  By allowing Caulcott to play in this match the club ensured that he would qualify to play in the FA Cup if Williams was unavailable for any reason.

   

Cavell Paul

1995-96 Forward

Cavell_Paul

Conf    League 25(6)9   Cups 10(4)1

Debut 19 August 1995 Sub Woking (Home)

Over the years Paul proved himself to be a quality semi-professional forward. In 1978 Paul signed for Worksop, then Goole Town before joining the first of his five Conference clubs, Stafford Rangers who paid a fee of £5,000 for his services. After four years he moved to Boston United for a fee of £7,000, two years later to Dagenham & Redbridge for £25,000 and then Gateshead for £9,000, before finally moving to Macclesfield in the summer of 1995 for a fee of £4,000.

His best performances came when he scored two goals in the 4-2 away win at Morecambe and another brace in the 3-2 victory at Dover Athletic. He represented England at semi-pro level, played for the prestigious Middlesex Wanderers and gained a FA Trophy Winners’ medal with the Silkmen in 1996. 

Paul moved to Purfleet, then in the ICIS League, in the summer of 1996 and more recently has been a member of the staff of Dagenham & Redbridge. Has also scouted for Luton Town and has been a warehouseman for Wilkinson. At the end of October 2016 he became a member of the coaching staff at Boston United.

 

Caveney Johnnie

1964-65 Defender

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 April 1964 Bangor City (Away)

Johnnie  was a member of the reserve side.

 

 

Chadderton Albert

1921-22 Right-back

 

CL     League 22 Apps     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 3 October 1921 Witton Albion (Home)

 

During his time in the forces he represented the Army in a match against Italy.  Signed from Oldham Athletic after a successful trial, a clever defender  he was almost ever-present until William Ingleson was signed towards the end of the season.

   

Chadwick

1904-05 Right-back

 

#ML     League 4 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 11 March 1904 Hooley Hill (Away)

 

A member of the Butt Lane Swifts team, Chadwick was given a short trial when he temporarily replaced W Yates who was the side's first choice right-back at the time.

   

Chadwick

1929-30 Inside-right

 

CL     League 1 App 1 Goal

 

Debut 19 March 1930 Winsford United (Away)

 

Brought in from Leek Alexandra to make up numbers in a match where Macclesfield could only field 10 men. Chadwick's goal was the last of five scored by the Silkmen in the 5-7 defeat. A bank clerk by profession.

   

Chadwick Harold

1936-37 and 1949-50 Outside-right

CL     League 10 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 23 September 1936 Hurst (Home)

Harold started his career at Grimsby Town and then made two consecutive appearances in the 1936-37 season for Macclesfield before moving to Goslings.  During WW2 he guested at Blackpool signing for Ashton United in 1947 where he made 10 appearances, had a trial at Rochdale in 1947 before signing for Tranmere Rovers in 1948 appearing on 11 occasions. Harold returned to Macclesfield making eight appearances during November and December 1949 when he scored the winning goal in the 5-4 victory at Wrexham on Christmas Eve. On leaving Macclesfield he returned to Ashton United where he only made a single appearance.

 

Challinor

1876-77

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player who featured towards the end of the first season of the newly formed Macclesfield FC in their pre-league days.

   

Chalmers Lewis

Lewis Chalmers

2010-11, 2011-12 and 2013-14 Midfielder

FL     League 39(14)5   Cups 9(1)0

NC    League 0(2)0

Debut 7 August 2010 Sub Stevenage (Away)

 A former Manchester City trainee, Lewis joined the Silkmen from Aldershot Town in the summer of 2010 where he was an integral part of the team which ran away with the Conference Title in 2008. Previously he had been on the books of Altrincham where he made over 70 appearances before moving to the Shots. He also spent time on loan at Crawley and Oxford. A consistent performer, he is a dead ball expert and has a useful long throw-in. Between 2006 and 2008 Lewis made 10 appearances for the England 'C' team.

The 2011-12 season had mixed fortunes for Lewis who featured regularly in the midfield until November when he incurred a persistent groin problem which was eventually resolved with a hernia operation. However, it took him quite some time to recover, including treatment at the National Sports Centre, Lilleshall but retuned to action in the middle of March 2012.  Lewis always played with enthusiasm and, as the team's designated penalty taker, successfully converted three penalty kicks. Released in the summer of 2012 at the end of his contract.

Since leaving Macclesfield  Lewis has spent short spells with Radcliffe Borough, FC United of Manchester and Droylsden. Lewis re-signed for Macclesfield on 30 August 2013 but only made two appearances in the Conference, both from the substitutes' bench, and with no permanent contract on offer left the club at the end of September 2014.

Made 10 appearances for the England C team between 2006 and 2008.

 
 

 

 

 

 

1986-87 Defender

NPL     League 1(0)0

Debut 14 March 1987 Horwich RMI (Home)

Glyn spent a short time on loan from Hyde United when he made his one appearance for the Silkmen, replacing the injured Mike Hardman.  His playing career took him to Burnley, under manager Jimmy Adamson, Chesterfield and Halifax Town.  Since retiring as a player, he spent a short time as manager at Hyde with the late Eric Campbell as his assistant, and has been manager at Newcastle Town and Congleton Town. He also spent time at Fulham as a scout, where he took up a full-time role there in 2001.  In 2005 Glyn moved to Crewe Alexandra as Chief scout before joining Burton Albion. Appointed as assistant manager to Gary Simpson at the start of the 2010-11, Glyn was also manager of the Silkmen’s reserve side.

Glyn left Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2012 and is currently Chief Scout for Burnley Football Club.

Outside football Glyn still holds an HGV Licence.

Chamberlain Glyn

Chamberlain_Glynn

 

 

Chambers John

1888-89 and 1891-92 Inside-right

 

#TC     League 17 Apps 10 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 2 Goals

 

Debut 2 February 1889 Manchester (Away)

 

First appeared in Macclesfield's pre-league days in the 1888-89 season, but featured more regularly during the 1891-92 season when Macclesfield were members of The Combination. There is no information recorded about this player. Probably brother of Jos.

   

Chambers Jos

1891-92 to 1894-95, 1896-97 to 1897-98 Defender

 

#TC     League 14 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

#SDL   League 4 Apps

 

Debut 14 November 1891 Northwich Victoria (Away) FA Cup Q3

 

There is no information recorded about this player who only featured occasionally throughout his time with the club. Although a defender, his league appearances include one at centre-forward in the away match against Leek on

2 January 1892 when he replaced John Hall.  Probably brother of John.

   

Chambers Leroy Dean

Leroy Chambers 

1997-98 Forward

FL     League 17(4)4   Cups 1(0)0

Debut 10 January 1998 Torquay United (Away) 

Started his career at Sheffield Wednesday in 1991 although he never featured for them at senior level. Signed for Chester City in 1994 remaining there for two years before moving to non-league Boston United where, in two years, he made 62 league appearances scoring 22 goals.

Leroy joined Macclesfield half way through the Silkmen’s first season in the Football League having been Boston’s top-scorer the previous season.  He made an immediate impact in his first few games scoring three goals in two games, however, his strike rate dried up and he only scored one further goal in the remainder of the season. Gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1998.

Since leaving Macclesfield he has played for a string of non-league clubs - Altrincham (1998) including a spell on loan at Kettering, Hucknall Town (2000), Bradford Park Avenue (2001), Frickley Athletic (2002), Belper Town (2002), Droylsden (2003) where he scored 11 goals in 45 league appearances, Matlock Town (2004), Frickley Athletic (2005) and Buxton (2006), after which he retired from playing football.

 

Chapman Stuart

1984-85 Midfielder

NPL     League 31(0)2   Cups 9(0)1

Debut 18 August 1984 Marine (Home)

Stuart enjoyed many seasons at Port Vale where he was team captain. He came to the Silkmen from Stafford Rangers after a long spell  where he featured in their 1971-72 Northern Premier League and FA Trophy double.  He was a finalist in the FA Trophy in 1976 and helped them win the Trophy again in 1979, and also played in their 1974-75 FA Cup run. At the Moss Rose, Stuart scored an important goal in the second leg of the Semi-final of the Presidents Cup at South Liverpool to give Macclesfield victory on the away goals rule. He was captain of the side who were Northern Premier League runners-up in 1984-85. On leaving the Moss Rose he became player/coach at Rochester.

Was a sales representative for Daniel Platts Tiles in Stoke-on-Trent and later for a Welsh slate company.

Chapman_Stuart

 

Charlesworth

1934-35 Forward

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 1 October 1934 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

Prior to signing for Macclesfield played  at Congleton Town. He was a member of the Macclesfield reserve team who deputised for Jones and Gunn.

 

Charnock Kieran

Charnock_Kieran

2012-13 Defender

NC     League 13(0)0     Cups 3(0)1

Debut 10 August 2012 Hereford United (Away)

Kieran started his career at Wigan Athletic progressing through the youth system but was unable to establish himself in the squad and, after a short loan spell at Southport, signed for Northwich Victoria in the summer of 2003 where he went on to make 116 appearances. During his successful time at Northwich he appeared for the England C team on 11 occasions. In search of league football he signed for Peterborough United in the summer of 2007 for an undisclosed fee. Having been on loan at Accrington Stanley in the 2008-09 season, he moved to Torquay United in the summer of 2009, but after appearing regularly was loaned out to Morecambe in the 2010-11 season, signing for them on a free transfer in the summer of 2011. November 2011 saw him out on loan again, on this occasion to Fleetwood, signing permanently for them in the summer of 2012.

Kieran moved to Macclesfield on a six month loan deal at the beginning of the 2012-13 season. He went straight into the side at centre-back alongside Nat Brown for the opening nine matches, injury then kept him out of contention.  Whilst making a single appearance in the Cheshire Senior Cup at the end of October, Kieran did not return fully until the middle of November when he featured regularly until his loan expired and he returned to Fleetwood. He then spent time on loan at Stockport County signing for them permanently in the summer of 2013, moving to Chester in the summer of 2014 where he spent a single season after which he signed for Chorley in the summer of 2015

 

   

Cheetham J

1949-50 Right-half

CL     League 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 17 December 1949 Wellington Town (Home)

A member of the Macclesfield reserve side.

 
   

Cheetham Samuel

1928-29 Right-half

CL     League 36 Apps 5 Goals     Cups 10 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 25 August 1929 Hurst (Home)

Moved to Macclesfield from Bradford City. Cheetham was one of only a handful of players in this season who was near ever-present holding his defensive position at a time there were many positional changes and a total of 40 players used. He was entrusted with free-kicks and penalties.

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Chesters Ralph 'Eddie'

1931-32 Outside-right

Chesters_Eddie

CL      League 40 Apps 23 Goals     Cups 11 Apps 6 Goals

Debut 29 August 1931 Hyde United (Away)

Before signing for Macclesfield Eddie had played for Whitchurch, Northwich Victoria and Crewe Alexandra.  After a brief spell at Chester Eddie joined Macclesfield in the summer of 1931.

During his single season at the Moss Rose, Eddie was ever-present and completed the season as the second-top scorer netting just one goal less than John Jepson.  He scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 away win against Ashton National in December 1931, gained a Cheshire League Championship medal and a winners' medal in the Challenge Cup competition. 

On leaving the Silkmen he moved to Altrincham then Congleton Town, signing for his home town team Nantwich in September 1935 and continued to play for them throughout the Second World War.

 

Chorlton

1926-27 and 1927-28 Inside-right

 

CL     League 21 Apps 14 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 7 May 1927 Ashton National (Home)

 

Given a trial in the final match of the 1926-27 season, making a spectacular re-appearance on 29 October 1927 in the 6-0 home win against Eccles United when he scored five goals. He then featured until the end of December and then from the middle of March to the end of the season scoring a further 10 goals.

   

Chorlton

1948-49 Outside-left

CL     League 1 App  1 Goal

Debut 26 February 1949 Port Vale Reserves (Home)

A member of the reserve team who made one senior appearance scoring the opening goal in the 3-3 draw replacing Ken Speak when he had been temporarily placed on the open transfer list

 

Chorlton Dennis

1957-58 and 1958-59

CL     League 6 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 23 September 1957 Port Vale Reserves (Away)

Before signing for the Silkmen, Dennis had played at Runcorn and Winsford United but was only a bit-part player at the Moss Rose.

 

Christie Norman

1937-38 and 1938-39 Centre-half

CL     League 65 Apps 5 Goals    Cups 8 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 2 October 1937 Hurst (Home)

Norman's career started at Bishop Auckland after which he gained valuable league experience at Huddersfield Town and Blackburn Rovers. He signed for Macclesfield at a time when Blackburn had a fee of £2,500 on him. Giving excellent service to the club, Norman was almost ever-present in the 1938-39 season.  In his two seasons he scored five goals, the best of which was a fierce 40-yard shot in the 2-1 win at Manchester North End. He was Captain for the 1937-38 season and was a teacher during his time at Macclesfield. Played in Macclesfield's 1939-40 war-time team. Norman also played for Halifax Town and Witton Albion.

 

Churchman Chris

2015-16 Midfielder

NC     League 0(1)0     Cups 1(1)0

Debut 5 December 2015 Sub Southport (Away)

Started his career at Stockport County where he made his debut in December 2013 going on to make 53 appearances and scoring five goals in all competitions. Was named 'Young Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season.  Although he signed a new contract at the beginning of the 2015-16 season, a change in management at Stockport saw him leave the Hatters. 

After training with Macclesfield, 20-year-old Churchman signed a contract during October 2015.  With Chris Holroyd established as the regular right winger, there were few opportunities for Churchman who only made three appearances, leaving Macclesfield in January 2016 when he signed for Connah's Quay.

Churchman-chris
   

Circuit Steve

Circuit_Steve 

1996-97 Midfielder

Conf    League 6(5)1   Cups 5(1)1

Debut 25 September 1996 Sub Gateshead (Away)

Steve started his career at Sheffield United as a YTS trainee under his father who was then the Youth Team Coach and later physio.  After his release he played for Stafford Ranger, Halifax Town and Boston United (1993) before joining Macclesfield in 1996.  Steve was a useful squad member at the Moss Rose but never really established himself in the senior side. He signed for Gainsborough Trinity in January 1997 for a small fee where he remained until July 1998 when he moved to Leek Town, but resigned in July 1999.

 

Clack Roy

1974-75 Defender

NPL     League 0(1)   Cups 1(0)0

Debut 23 November 1974 Scarborough (Away)

There is no information recorded about this player.

 

Clapton

1902-03 Centre-half

 

#ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 28 March 1903 Hooley Hill (Away)

 

There is no information recorded about this player who appears to have only made one appearance probably on trial.

   

Clark Jake

2013-14 Forward

 

NC     Cups 1(0)0

 

Debut 3 April 2014 Northwich Victoria (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup Semi-final replay

 

A member of the Macclesfield youth team playing in this Thursday evening match when senior strikers were being rested.

   

Clark Martin

1995-96 Midfielder

Martin Clark 

Conf   League 3(5)0   Cups 2(3)0

Debut 22 August 1995 Sub Halifax Town (Away)

Son of John Clark who played in the 1967 Celtic team, the first British team to win the European Cup. Martin commenced his career with Hamilton Academical in 1986 but did not make any senior appearances for them. In 1987 he moved to Clyde playing under his father’s management, but his big move came when the late Brain Clough signed him for Nottingham Forest for a fee of £100,000 in 1989. Unfortunately this move did not work out. Failing to make any appearances in the the senior team he found himself on loan at Falkirk in 1989 and then Mansfield Town in 1990, which then became a permanent transfer for a fee of £50,000. He returned to Scotland  in 1992, this time to Patrick Thistle for a fee of £25,000 and Clyde, again, for the same fee in 1993.

Pre-season performance prompted Sammy McIlroy to sign him for the Silkmen in the summer of 1995, but he was only a fringe player and returned to his native Scotland in the summer of 1996 to play for Albion Rovers for a season before retiring after a short spell in the juniors with Armadale Thistle.

Has worked as an assistant manager at East Stirlingshire under Jim McInally, with whom he also worked for at Greenock Morton, and has also coached the youth teams at Celtic.

 

Clark Stephen

2003-04 Forward

FL     League 1(3)0

Debut 27 September 2003 Sub York City (Home)

A former West Ham trainee who signed for Southend United in November 2001 for a fee of £12,000. Stephen spent a month on loan at the Moss Rose where he was used both as a striker and on the left side of midfield, returning to Southend at the end of his loan spell. Stephen later played for Hornchurch, Dagenham & Redbridge and Fisher Athletic. Stephen is now assistant manager at Wingate and Finchley FC.

Clarke_Steve

 

Clarke

1928-29 Centre-forward

 

Debut 23 March 1928 Runcorn (Away)

 

CL     League 1 App 1 Goal

 

A member of the Ancoats Boys' Club (Manchester) team, he was given a one match trial and scored Macclesfield's second goal in the 2-3 defeat his performance earning him a place in the Silkmen's reserve side.

   

Clarke Robert 'Bobby'

1963-64

Clarke_Bobby

CL      League 10 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 21 December 1963 Hyde United (Home)

A member of the reserve side whose senior appearances were spread throughout the season when first team players were unavailable. Bobby started his career at Liverpool  moving to Chester City, Witton Albion and Altrincham before signing for Macclesfield.

   

Clarke Geoffrey

1955-56 Centre-half/centre forward

CL     League 22 Apps 14 Goals   Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 10 December 1955 Bangor City (Home)

24 years of age when signed by Macclesfield, he had plenty of Cheshire League experience and had spent three and a half seasons with Crewe Alexandra. Initially appeared in place of the injured Walter Shepherd at centre-half, but from February 1956 to the end of the season, successfully filled the centre forward position scoring two goals in a match on five occasions and finished top-scorer with 14 goals.

   

Clarke George F

1912-13 Outside-right

 

LC     League 8 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 2 September 1912 Bacup (Home)

 

Started his career with Tyldesley Albion before signing for Heywood United in June 1908.  He then moved to Burnley in March 1909 before signing for Hyde in March 1911, Darwen in July 1911, returning to Tyldesley Albion in February 1912.

Joined Macclesfield in the summer of 1912 going straight into the side appearing regularly until the middle of November when RS Hallworth became the first choice outside-right. His league goals were scored in the win at Witton Albion and in the home draw against South Liverpool.  In the FA Cup he scored the only goal in the 1-0 win against St Helens in the First Qualifying Round.

On leaving Macclesfield signed for Heywood in March 1913 remaining there until the end of the season.

 

Clarke JJ

1877-78

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player. 

   

Clarke Leonard

1934-35 Forward

CL     League 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 1 September 1934 Runcorn (Away)

Previously to signing for Macclesfield had played for Fleetwood, Bacup Borough and Accrington Stanley. Appeared in only two senior matches scoring in the 1-1 home draw against Witton Albion. There was little chance of him gaining a permanent place in the senior side with capable players filling the forward positions, he was released at the end of September 1934. He returned to Fleetwood and at a later date signed for Rochdale.

 

Clay

1919-20 RIght-back

 

CL     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 17 April 1920 Winsford United (Away) Subsidiary Competition

 

Brought into the side when Macclesfield were playing two fixtures in the Subsidiary Competition on the same day.  There is no information recorded about this player.

   

Clay John

Clay_John

1968-69 and 1969-70 Winger

NPL     League 49(0)15    Cups 23(2)8

Debut 14 August 1968 Hyde United (Home)

John had First Division experience with Manchester City but, probably because he was without a club, advertised his services in the local evening paper. Macclesfield made a good signing as he scored in virtually every third match, some of his goals coming from the penalty spot. John is another player who scored for the Silkmen on his debut in the 2-2 draw. Member of the team who were Champions of the Northern Premier League in 1968-69. He then played for Witton Albion and later Rossendale United.

 

Clayton Paul

1991-92 Forward

Clayton_Paul 

Conf    League 10(14)1    Cups 3(5)1

Debut 17 August 1991 Colchester United (Away)

Paul’s career started at Norwich City where he was a member of the side which won the FA Youth Cup in 1983 but unable to establish himself in the first team he moved to Darlington in 1988 for a fee of £25,000, a club record at that time. After making 22 appearances he then moved to Crewe Alexandra but could not settle there at a time when the team were slipping to the old Fourth Division and at the age of 26 moved to the Moss Rose on a free transfer. He then played for Stafford Rangers, Stalybridge Celtic and Northwich Victoria after which he left football to work for the National Health Service as a hospital theatre technician.

 

Clewes SJ

1903-04 and 1904-05 Outside-left

 

#ML     League 36 Apps 8 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 5 September 1903 Northwich Victoria (Home)

 

Joined Macclesfield from Crewe where he made nine senior appearances and scored two goals during the 1900-01 season. He initially signed amateur forms but later transferred to the professional ranks at the Moss Rose. He appeared regularly during both his seasons with the Silkmen and was held in high esteem.

   

Clewlow

1921-22 Right-back

 

CL     League 3 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 7 September 1921 Congleton Town (Away) Challenge Cup R1

 

Played in early season matches before Chadderton was signed and then moved to the reserve team.

   

Clouston H

1914-15 Outside-left

 

LC     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 28 November 1915 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

 

Played for Alderley Edge during the 1909-10 season and moved to Newton Heath (date unknown). Played for Rochdale from November 1912 to January 1913 (making four appearances and scoring one goal) after which he returned to Newton Heath.    Whilst at the Moss Rose  just two appearances have been identified for this player, the first when he deputised for the regular outside-left Lingard and the second when Lingard had resigned for business reasons.

   

Clowes G

1957-58 Outside-left

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 26 March 1958 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)

 

Was unfortunate to make his one senior appearance in the 0-9 defeat.

   

Clowes John

1970-71 Winger

NPL     League 2(0)0

Debut 24 April 1971 Bangor City (Away)

Signed up for Macclesfield’s reserve side at the age of 15 whilst still at local secondary school but only made two senior appearances. John played in the reserves alongside Dave Towns, the former Stadium Manager of the club.  On leaving the Silkmen they both moved to Huddersfield Town and then Oldham Athletic.

 

Clowes John Alan 'Jonnie'

Clowes_Jonnie

1955-56 to 1958-59 Forward/midfielder

CL     League 115 Apps 56 Goals    Cups 20 Apps 22 Goals

Debut 24 March 1956 Wrexham (Home)

Commenced his career at Crewe Alexandra in 1949 before moving to Stoke City (1950), Shrewsbury Town (1952), Wellington Town (1954) and Stoke City again at the beginning of the 1955-56 season where he only made two league appearances before joining Macclesfield Town.

Jonnie was a keen marksman with plenty of pace  who could also play in midfield. His most successful season came in 1956-57 when he scored 38 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions, including netting all four goals in the 4-2 FA Cup second qualifying round against Winsford United.  Jonnie was also top-scorer in the 1957-58 season with 27 goals. It would appear that he retired from playing football when he left Macclesfield. Away from football he was a gentleman farmer.

 

Clucas

1924-25 Forward

 

CL     League 5 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 25 December 1924 Congleton Town (Home)

 

Signed from fellow Cheshire League club Middlewich at the end of December 1924 having scored 12 goals for them from August to December 1924. He scored on his debut in the 1-3 defeat when Harold Kelly moved from his normal position of centre-forward to inside-right to accommodate Clucas. There were few opportunities for him to play regularly as there was strong competition from prolific scorer Kelly and the regular and established inside forwards, Foweather and Mellor. However, he became the centre-forward of the reserve team.  Surprisingly he made three further senior appearances at the end of February and the beginning of March 1925 at right-half.

   

Coates Marc

1995-96 and 1996-97 Forward

Coates_Marc 

Conf    League 30(11)12    Cups 19(8)14

Debut 19 August 1995 Woking (Home)

Marc was born in and played for Swansea firstly as a schoolboy, then progressed to a two-year YTS before signing professional at the age of 18 and was twice named as substitute in a two-legged European Cup Winners Cup tie against Monaco. His Conference experience came with Merthyr Tydfil and Yeovil.

He signed for the Silkmen in the summer of 1995 as he started a degree course at Manchester University. Marc scored his fair share of goals and was top scorer with 22 goals in the 1995-96 season and gained a FA Trophy winners’ medal in the same season.

On leaving the Silkmen he played for a succession of clubs: Barrow, TNS, Kingstonian, Dover, Walton & Hersham and Hampton & Richmond.

 

Cobbold Rev WF

1884-85 Forward

Debut 25 October 1884 Crewe Britannia (Away)

 

A former University player, was Master  at the Grammar School when he played for the Silkmen.  Scored the only goal in the 5-1 defeat against Leek in the FA Cup when the Silkmen reached the second round for the first time. Also played for the Grammar School team.

   

Cockayne

1897-98 to 1902-03 Outside-left

 

#SDL     League 17 Apps 9 Goals      

NSL       League 18 Apps 3 Goals         Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

#ML      League 16 Apps 6 Goals

Debut for Hallefield - prior to 1897-98 season

Debut Macclesfield FC 1 September 1900 Northwich Victoria (Away)

 

A tireless, hardworking player who featured at full-back initially but soon moved to outside-left appearing regularly in his first three seasons with the club, only making  occasional appearances in the 1900-01 and 1901-02 seasons when he dropped to the reserve team. He was a member of the Hallefield side who were champions of the Stockport and District League in 1897-98 remaining unbeaten throughout the season. (Hallefield had moved to the Moss Rose when Macclesfield FC failed financially in 1897). Was playing for Dinting in 1890.

   

Cocks W

1910-11 and 1911-12 Outside-right

(Also reported as Cox)

ML     League 3 Apps  0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

LC      League 4 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut  11 March 1911 Northwich Victoria (Home)

 

Prior to joining Macclesfield was a student at Borough Road College and had been on the books of Oxford City. He was a regular member of the Macclesfield reserve team in the 1910-11 season making his senior appearances towards the end of the season. Retained for the 1911-12 season, he only made four early season senior appearances for the Lancashire Combination side.

   

Coid H

1911-12 Centre-half

 

ML     League 10 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

LC      League 8 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 2 September 1911 South Liverpool (Away)

 

From Altrincham, Coid was another player who featured in both the Manchester League and the Lancashire Combination sides in the 1911-12 season. He was out of action injured for about four weeks during January 1912.

   

Cole Steve

1978-79

NPL     League 1(0)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 11 November 1978 Southport (Away)

Steve had played for Southport before signing for the Silkmen.  Ironically his debut came against his former club and lasted 78 minutes until he was replaced by Dave Carrick.  His only other senior appearance was in the 0-0 drawn in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy against Witton Albion.

 

Coleman John

1987-88 Forward

Coleman_John

Conf    League 3(8)1   Cups 0(2)0

Debut 27 February 1988 Wycombe Wanderers (Away)

He enjoyed a long and successful footballing career at non-League level scoring over 500 goals, including a short time at the Moss Rose in 1988.  He also played for Kirkby Town (1979-82), Burscough (1983-84), Marine (1984-85), Southport (1985-88), Runcorn (1988), Rhyl (1988-89), Witton Albion (1989-1900, Morecambe (1990-1996), Lancaster City (1996-97) and Ashton United (1997-98).  John also won honours for England as a member of the semi-professional team.

He was appointed player/manager at Ashton United in 1997 where he spent two years before moving to Accrington Stanley (1999) when they were members of the Northern Premier League First Division, achieving three promotions as champions, entering the Football League in 2006. After 13 years in charge at Accrington, John was appointed manager at Rochdale in January 2012 but was dismissed in January 2013. Joined Southport as manager for the 2013-14 season and was appointed manager at Sligo Rovers in 2014, returning to Accrington Stanley in September 2014.

 

Coleman Anthony George 'Tony'

1975-76 Midfielder/Manager

Coleman_Tony

NPL     League 15(1)2   Cups 5(0)0

Debut 9 November 1975 Stafford Rangers (Home)

Tony was an experienced journeyman footballer who featured for many clubs starting his career at Stoke City in 1961, although he never made a senior league appearance for them.  He then moved to Ellesmere Port Town (1962), Tranmere Rovers (1962-64), Preston North End (1964-65), Bangor City (1965), Doncaster Rovers (1965-67 where he made 58 league appearances and scored 11 goals), Manchester City (1967-69 making 83 league appearance and scoring 12 goals), Sheffield Wednesday (1969-70), Blackpool (1970-71), Cape Town City, South Africa (1971), Durban City, South Africa (1972-73), returning to the UK to play for  Southport (1973-74) and  Stockport County (1974-76).

It was whilst he was at Stockport that Tony came to Macclesfield on loan to add power to the midfield attack. He was also appointed caretaker manager for part of January and February 1976.

On leaving Stockport he moved to South Africa signing again for Cape Town City in 1976 but he only made three league appearances before returning to the UK playing for Guisborough Town from 1976 to 1980.

On retiring from playing he ran a café in Waterloo and them became a truck driver for the Queensland Railway in Australia.

 

Collier Geoff

1972-73 and 1974-75, 1975-76 Forward

Collier_Geoff

NPL     League 87(0)33    Cups 39(0)24

Debut 24 December 1972 South Shields (Away)

Geoff signed in the second half of the 1972-73 season from Fleetwood.  He was a prolific goal scorer, strong and skilful with a terrific shot. Gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1973.  He attracted a lot of league interest and was sold to Notts County for a then club record fee of £4,000. Unfortunately he could not break into the senior side making just three appearances during his single season there. Returning to Macclesfield in 1974 he was top-scorer in the 1974-75 and 1975-76 seasons with 20 goals in each, making him a Moss Rose favourite

   

Collings WJ

1947-48 Right-back

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 13 September 1947 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

Prior to signing for Macclesfield had played for Barrow.  His one appearance came at a time when different players were being tried out in the right-back position, however, he did not impress.

 

Collins Gary

1982-83 Forward

NPL     League 1(0)0

Debut 11 September 1982 King’s Lynn (Home)

An exciting front runner who was signed from Stalybridge, having previously played for Hyde and Glossop, but only managed one senior appearance in the home defeat against King’s Lynn.

Collins_Gary

 

Collins John

1966-67 to 1975-76 Right-back/Centre-half/Manager

John Collins

CL     League 81 Apps 2 Goals       Cups 36 Apps 1 Goal

NPL  League 302(0)6    Cups 159(0)6

Debut 20 August 1966 Buxton (Home)

A Manchester man who started his football career at Blackburn before joining Stockport where he was a regular member of the senior side alongside Frank Beaumont.  Moving to Macclesfield in 1966 he initially played at full-back before switching to centre-half.  Although only 5’10” tall he developed into the ‘Iron Man’ of the Silkmen’s defence playing with skill and endeavour.  Another player who always seemed to be in the right place at the right time and was voted Player of the Year for the 1970-71 season.  As a player he was a member of the team who were Champions of the Northern Premier League in 1968-69 and 1969-70, won a winners' medal for the FA Trophy in 1970, and winners' medals for the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1969, 1971 and 1973, as well as being a member of the team which won the North West Floodlit League in 1969-70.

His first managerial stint came as a caretaker for the month of September 1974 after Eddie Brown had left and before Willie Stevenson was appointed.

He was appointed player/caretaker manager in January 1975 before being appointed manager, the fourth manager in 12 months. John just about held the Silkmen’s heads above water for the rest of the season and in the 1975-76 season. The team progressed through the FA Cup qualifying rounds to earn a keenly fought contest with then Third Division Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.  By the time John resigned in 1976 he had been at the club for almost 10 seasons and tops the number of appearances by any Macclesfield player during their time in the Northern Premier League. He moved to Droylsden then Prestwich Heys and finally for his local pub team and was an insurance salesman in Manchester.

 

Collins Simon

1999-00 and 2000-01 Defender

Simon Collins 

FL     League 52(4)3   Cups 6(0)0

Debut 7 August 1999 Northampton Town (Home)

Simon started his career at Huddersfield as a central midfielder and occasional striker, but whilst at Plymouth converted to a central defensive role but moved to Macclesfield as one of eight close-season signings in 1999 following relegation from the former Nationwide Second Division.  

 He was a powerful defender who was not afraid to make telling tackles, was good in the air and had the ability to go forward to score the occasional goal. In his second season at the Moss Rose, he was side-lined following cartilage surgery and later with knee ligament damage such that he did not regain his position on a regular basis. However, having spent time on loan at Shrewsbury he was recalled ironically due to an injury crisis at the Moss Rose, and played out the remainder of the season. Whilst at Macclesfield gained winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 2000.

Simon later moved to Frickley (2001-02), then Belper Town (2002), Bradford Park Avenue (2002-03), returned to Belper Town (2003-04) and Fricley (2004-07) and then briefly to  Grantham Town (2007), Ossett Town (2007) and Stocksbridge Park Steels (2007).

He turned his hand to management firstly with Ossett Town (2007-09) and then Stocksbridge Park Steels (2009-10) before being appointed manager at  Bradford Park Avenue in 2010.

 

Collinson Enoch

1920-21 to 1925-26 Half-back

Collinson_Enoch

CL     League 160 Apps 15 Goals     Cups 31 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 18 December 1920 Sandbach Ramblers (Away)

First played competitive football for Emmanuel School in the Hollinwood and District League and then spent three years in France during the First World War in the Royal Artillery for whom he played. After the War he signed for Denton Lane Athletic in the Oldham Amateur League and then moved to Chain Bar in the Manchester Amateur League.

Enoch signed for Macclesfield in December 1920 and remained with the Silkmen for six seasons appearing regularly in the senior side variously at right-half, centre-half and left-half. He was a mobile and indefatigable defender who was not afraid of joining the attack.  There is little recorded about his performances, but with an ever changing squad in the 1920's, his performances must have been formidable to be retained over such a relatively long period. He gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire League Challenge Cup in May 1925 when he played at right-half, rounding off a season when he was team captain. By the 1925-26 season Vigrass, Davies and Wainwright were all vying for the central defender positions. In recognition of his service to the club a collection was taken at two matches in September 1925 as a benefit for him as the oldest member of the team, which raised £8.12s.0d (£8.60).

   

Collis Steve

2011-12 Goalkeeper

Collis_Steve

FL     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 5 October 2011 Crewe Alexandra (Away) Johnstone's Paint Trophy R2

Steve's career started at Barnett and then Nottingham Forest although he made no senior appearances for the Norttingham side.  In August 2001 he moved to Yeovil Town but did not break into the senior team and spent time on loan at Aldershot Town.  He spent the early part of the 2002-03 season at Tiverton before returning to Yeovil Town where he made 48 appearances in all competitions before moving to Southend United (summer 2006) and then Crewe Alexandra (summer 2008). He signed for Bristol Rovers in January 2010, however, Steve did not make any senior appearances there but spent a short time on loan at Torquay United. A move to Peterborough United came in the summer of 2010 but, again, he failed to make the first team and spent a short time on loan at Northampton Town. 

With over 100 senior appearances in all competitions under his belt, Steve signed for the Silkmen in September on a short-term contract until January 2012 as cover whilst second string goalkeeper Jack Cudworth recoverd from an operation. Steve made just the one senior appearance in place of Jose Veiga before his release at the end of his contract. Steve was re-signed late in February 2012 when Jose Veiga was injured, but was himself injured in training just before he was due to play for the senior side losing out to Richard O'Donnell who was signed on loan in his place. Released in the summer of 2012 at the end of his contract when he signed for Buxton moving to Rochdale in 2013 where he is now the goalkeeping coach.

   

Colpan AL

1934-35 Inside-left

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 17 November 1934 Manchester North End (Away)

An amateur with the Macclesfield Wednesdays team given a one match trial.

 

Comberbach Robert Suker

1876-77 to 1882-83 Defender

Debut 28 October 1876 Stoke (Home)

 

Was a member of the 8th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers team who then featured in the newly formed Macclesfield FC side in 1876 and went on to captain the team in the early 1880's.

   

Compston

1900-01 Goalkeeper

 

#ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded about this player who may have possibly featured in other matches during the 1900-01 season as there is a significant amount of match information missing. Relative of Harold?

   

Compston Harold C

1929-30 and 1930-31 Goalkeeper

Compston_H

CL     League 43 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 11 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 31 August 1929 Nantwich (Home) Challenge Cup R1

Harold was a native of Macclesfield and kept goal for Macclesfield Grammar School first eleven.  On leaving school he played for Bramhall winning a Cheshire Amateur League Championship medal in the 1924-25 season. He then played for Sandbach Ramblers, Manchester North End and in the 1928-29 season was at Ashton National where he gained a winners' medal in the Ashton Challenge Cup competition.  In the 1927-28 season he represented Manchester County in the Northern Counties Amateur Championship which County won.

Signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1929, Harold only missed a handful of matches during the season, although he played under difficult circumstances towards the end  due to injury. He gained a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in the 1929-30  season. Harold was a popular player with both his fellow players and the supporters. He kept wicket for Bollington CC but, in order to ensure he that he was fully fit for the 1930-31 season, he did not play cricket during the summer of 1930.

He was first choice 'keeper again at the start of the 1930-31 season but pulled a muscle in the fifth match, however,  re-gained his fitness and was available for selection some six matches later.  In the meantime, there was a note in the matchday programme inferring that he did not want to play for Macclesfield again. In a long letter to the Macclesfield Times, Harold refuted this comment and stated that he was at the Moss Rose for the match against Port Vale Reserves (4 October 1930) as a spectator and claimed that no committee member (the committee were fully responsible for engaging and selecting players) spoke to him.  Interestingly records show that Harold signed for Manchester United in September 1930, however, he was playing for Manchester North End by the time Macclesfield played North End in September 1931.

 

 

Conduit Phil 

1976-77 Defender

NPL     League 2(0)0

Debut 21 August 1976 Great Harwood (Home)

Phil only played in the first two senior matches of the season both of which ended in defeat for the Silkmen. Prior to joining the Silkmen Phil played for Winsford United and Witton Albion.

 

Connell Darren

2000-01 Forward

FL     League 0(1)0

Debut 20 February 2001 Sub Lincoln City (Away)

After being released by Blackpool, Darren had trials with Bolton during the 2000 close season before signing a twelve month contract with the Silkmen.  He regularly appeared up-front for the Reserve and Youth sides, but only made one first team appearance when he came on as a last minute substitute in the match at Lincoln City.  Darren was released in the summer of 2001 and went on to play for Scarborough and Accrington Stanley.

   

Connolly Mark Connolly_Mark

2011-2012 Defender

FL     League 7(0)0

Debut 25 February 2012 Oxford United (Away)

A trainee at Wolverhampton Wanderers when Bolton Wanderers paid £1m for his services in July 2005.  Mark spent time on loan at St Johnstone during the 2010-11 season when he made one senior appearance and in the 2011-12 season, he was captain of Bolton's second string team. Mark has also represented Ireland at Under-21 level. Signed for the Silkmen on loan in February 2012 at a time when several players were sidelined by injury, Mark made seven very effective consecutive appearances in the back line, the first of which was his English Football League debut. Signed for Crawley Town in the summer of 2012 moving to Kilmarnock in the summer of 2014. Returned to Crawley Town in the summer of 2016.

Has featured at U17, U19 and U21 levels for the Republic of Ireland.

 

    

Connolly Pat

1962-63 and 1963-64 Inside-right

Connolly_Pat

CL     League 45 Apps 27 Goals    Cups 16 Apps 11 Goals  

Debut 3 April 1963 Wigan (Away)

Formerly with Crewe, Macclesfield paid a record Cheshire League transfer fee for him at that time of £1,000.  Pat was a clever ball player who scored goals, was provider for others and was a member of the 1963-64 side which won the Cheshire League and the Cheshire Senior Cup. On leaving the Silkmen, he played for Colchester United (1964), Altrincham, Runcorn, Northwich, Winsford and Sandbach.  He died in the middle noughties.

 

Connor Dave

1976-77 and 1977-78 Midfielder/Manager

Connor_Dave

 

NPL     League 35(0)1   Cups 15(0)0

Debut 23 November 1976 Leek Town (Away) North West Floodlit League

Dave was appointed player manager in mid-November 1976 to provide a steadying influence, having played for and coached at Manchester City where he featured in the Division One championship-winning side in 1967-68, and overall made 141 league appearances and scored 10 goals  He had also played for Preston North End during the 1971-72 season.

The 1976-77 season saw the Silkmen complete the season in 19th position, however, they reached the Final of the Cheshire Senior Cup. Unfortunately, Dave had little success in the 1977-78 campaign and resigned in February 1978 after the team had been knocked out of the Cheshire Senior Cup by Cheshire League side Witton Albion and had suffered a 6-0 defeat at Runcorn.

 

Connor Jim

Connor_Jim

1987-88 to 1990-91 Defender

Conf    League 83(8)4   Cups 23(3)1

Debut 3 October 1987 Sutton United (Home)

Jim played for Stockport County, Northwich Victoria and Hyde United before spending time in New Zealand with Napier City Rovers and Dunedin City.  Signed by the Silkmen for a fee of £1,500 from Mossley, where he had been since 1984,  Jim became a regular in the back line as a strong and determined player. On leaving the Moss Rose moved to Witton Albion, on loan to Accrington Stanley, as player manager at Buxton, Curzon Ashton and then to a Youth Coaching position at Manchester City.

 

Connor Joe

2013-14 Defender

Conner_Joe

NC      League 27(5)0      Cups 5(2)0

Debut 10 August 2013 Nuneaton Town (Home)

Joe played college soccer at Lee University in the United States of America from 2004 to 2007 and was named in the All-Conference Southern Athletic Conference team as a junior in 2006. He then featured for Fort Wayne Fever but made his professional debut in August 2008 for Charlotte Eagles. In December 2011 Joe returned to his native Stockport when he signed for County, a club for which both his father and grandfather had played for. In 2013 he spent time on loan at Hereford United..

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 2013 following in the footsteps of his father Jim. Centre back who missed a few early season matches with a strain and was rotated with other defenders during the season, and played fewer matches towards the end due to a hernia problem.

Signed for Southport in the summer of 2014 moving to Ashton United in 2015.

 

   

Conway JS

1960-61 Outside-right

CL     League 8 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 20 August 1960 Wigan (Away)

A speedy player who was always a danger near goal.  Signed from Stoke City

Cooke  Edward John

 (Known as John)

John Cooke

1964-65 to 1970-71 Goalkeeper

CL     League 102 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 39 Apps 0 Goals

NPL  League 106(0)0     Cups 67(0)0

Debut 14 October 1964 Ellesmere Port Town (Home)

A tall and agile ‘keeper with excellent reflexes and full of courage, John was an England trialist at the age of 17 and joined Macclesfield from Port Vale where he had been a member of the youth team and had signed his first professional contract in 1960. 

He was generally accepted as the best ‘keeper in the Cheshire League in the 1967-68 season and in the Northern Premier League in the 1968-69 season.  Was a member of the FA Trophy winning team of 1970, a member of the team which won the Northern Premier League title on two occasions (1968-69 and 1969-70) and won a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1969 and 1971. Also a member of the team which won the North West Floodlit League in 1969-70.

Whilst attracting the attention of Football League clubs he turned down all offers including one from Bristol City who offered Macclesfield a fee of £6,000. Visits to Ellesmere Port Town were interesting to say the least. On one occasion a dagger-type knife with a four inch blade hit him in the right leg, but fortunately after treatment he was able to continue and during a Challenge Cup match a firework fell at his feet.

He moved to Altrincham in the summer of 1971 and later played for Chorley and Morecambe. He had his own business in plastering and construction, later becoming contracts manager for Shimizu Europe Limited but has now retired.

 

 

Cooke Johnny

1974-75 and 1975-76 Midfielder

Cooke_Johnny

NPL     League 9(0)0    Cups 5(2)0

Debut 29 April 1975 Scarborough (Home)

John was formerly with Droylsden and Altrincham although it is recorded that he had Football League experience as well.  He was used mainly as cover for the senior side.

 

Coop Ray

1955-56 Outside-left

CL      League 3 Apps 2 Goals  

Debut 25 February 1956 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

Joined Macclesfield from Mirriees, a Manchester League side.  Said to have natural football skill and good ball control,  but only made three appearances scoring both his goals on his debut in the 6-2 victory.

 

Cooper

1885-86

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

A member of Macclesfield's reserve team who made the occasional senior appearance.

   

Cooper

1911-12 Right-back

 

ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 9 September 1911 Eccles Borough (Away)

 

From Middlewich, he played in the first league match for the Manchester League side but was unfortunately injured during the match and never appeared for the Silkman again.

   

Cooper Harry G

1930-31 Outside-left

 

CL      League 9 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 17 September 1930 Manchester Central (Home)

 

His appearances came throughout the season but there is nothing recorded about this player other than he moved to the Moss Rose from Stockport County.

   

Cooper B

1958-59 Left-back

CL     League 12 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 15 Nov 1958 Wrexham Reserves (Away)

Graduated from the reserves playing regularly between the middle of November 1958 and the middle of February 1959 at right-back and later in the season occasionally at left-half.

 

Cooper Jim

1938-39 Defender and 1948-49 Forward

CL     League 10 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 27 August 1938 Buxton (Home)

A former Rochdale player who was signed from Port Vale where he made over 30 appearances in 1937-38 at left-back.  Jim featured in most of the matches at the start of the 1938-39 season until the beginning of October, but Ron Hackney and Machent established themselves in the side in the positions which Cooper had filled, keeping him out of the team for the rest of the season.

He returned to the Moss Rose in 1948, but only featured in five matches in November and December 1948, on this occasion in the forward line.

 

Cooper Mark

1997-98 Midfielder

Mark Cooper 

FL     League 8(0)2

Debut 27 September 1997 Peterborough United (Home)

A vastly experienced central midfielder, Mark had played for several clubs before joining Macclesfield on loan from Hartlepool United - Bristol City (1987-89), Exeter City (1989-91), Southend United (loan), Birmingham City (1991-92), Fulham (1992-94), Huddersfield Town (loan), Wycombe Wanderers (1994), and Exeter City (1994-96).  He immediately fitted into the midfield where he created opportunities for the strikers with long pin-point crosses, however, he was unable to agree personal terms and returned to Hartlepool in November 1997.  Subsequently played for Leyton Orient (1997-98), Rushden & Diamonds (1998-2000), Telford United (loan), Hednesford Town (2000-01), Forest Green Rovers (2001-02) and then moved to Tamworth in 2002 as player/assistant manager, taking over the managerial reigns in the summer of 2005.  Subsequently he has been manager at Kettering Town (2007-09), Peterborough United (2009-2010) and Darlington in 2010.  He was dismissed by Darlington in October 2011, and then took charge at Kettering Town for one match in January 2012 as caretaker manager, after which he stood down and was unattached until his appointment as manager of AFC Telford at the end of January 2013. After five matches he left Telford on his appointment as assistant to new Swindon Town manager Kevin MacDonald and became manager at Swindon in the summer of 2013, leaving in October 2015.  He was appointed manager at Notts County in March 2016 but left them following the final match of the 2015-16 season to become manager at Forest Green Rovers.

Mark is the son of Terry Cooper who played for Leeds United and England.

 

Cope

1919-20 Inside-left

 

CL     League 4 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 20 September 1919 Altrincham (Home)

 

From Stoke, he played in the Macclesfield reserve team and featured occasionally for the senior side.

   

Cope

1926-27 Left-back

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 8 September 1926 Nantwich (Away)

 

Previously with Leek, given a one match trial in a position usually held by experienced players.

   

Cope George

1948-49 Centre-half

CL      League 5 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 28 August 1948 Buxton (Away)

Joined Nantwich Town from Crewe Alexandra Reserves in the summer of 1934.  He returned to Gresty Road in the 1936-37 season making 14 pre-war League appearances.  He then played for Willaston White Star, Congleton Town and Stafford Rangers.  During the war he featured as a guest for Wrexham (1940-41 and 1941-42), Stockport County (1944-45) and Crewe Alexandra (1945-46). After the war he signed for Congleton Town moving to Macclesfield in the summer of 1948 but only featured in early season matches, with his single goal coming in the 4-4 home draw against Congleton Town in the first round of the Challenge Cup. Described as a robust tackler with a hefty kick, his son, Ronnie, went on to play for Manchester United.

Died in 1988.

(Grateful thanks go to Michael Chatwin of Nantwich Town for the vast majority of this profile)

 

Coppitch E

1919-20 Inside-left

 

CL     League 6 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 1 November 1919 Nantwich (Away)

 

For the 1918-19 season played for Ancoats Lads team, although he signing for Macclesfield during the 1919-20 season where he played in seven consecutive matches before moving to Compstall in the same season. At one stage he had a trial with Blackburn Rovers Reserves in a match against Stockport County Reserves.

   

Corbishly

1888-89 Defender

Debut 22 September 1888 Davenham (Home)

 

There is no information recorded for this player who featured in the pre-league days of Macclesfield FC.

   

Corbishly

1893-94, 1896-97 and 1909-10 Centre-forward

TC     League 2 App 0 Goals

 

ML    League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 28 October 1893 Stoke Swifts (Home)

 

Reported to be of Market Drayton, he may well have been a member of the reserve team only making a single senior appearance in each of three different seasons.  It has been assumed that the one appearance in the Manchester League is the same player who again featured at centre-forward.

   

Corcoran Mick

1962-63 and 1963-64

CL     League 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 1 May 1963 Sankeys (Away)

A local lad, who was known for his athletics ability, and played with unbounded energy and thrived on work in the reserve team. Mick's senior appearances came at the end of both seasons.

 

Corfield Merrick

Corfield_Merrick

1967-68 to 1970-71 and 1972-73 Forward

CL      League   20(4)2       Cups 6(0)2

NPL   League 136(6)12   Cups 93(2)13

Debut 16 December 1967 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

A clever ball-player and front-line schemer, he was a bundle of energy who was equally at home as provider as he was scoring goals.  A member of the 1970 FA Trophy winning side, he also tasted success when the side won the North West Floodlight League Final in 1970, winners' medals in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1969 and 1971 and as champions of the Northern Premier League in 1968-69 and 1969-70. He was a firm favourite of the Silkmen fans and was voted Player of the Year for the 1969-70 season.

Merrick moved to Altrincham in the summer of 1971 before returning to the Moss Rose for the 1972-73 season.  He ‘retired’ to play football at Welshpool and then Caersws.  He worked as a sales manager in the plastics industry with British Vita, Rapra Technology and then Pvaxx.

 

Cotterill

1884-85 and 1885-86 Goalkeeper

Debut 20 December 1884 Stoke (Away)

 

Macclesfield's reserve team goalkeeper at this time who was called upon to deputise for senior 'keeper Morton.

   

Cotterill

1911-12 Outside-right

 

ML     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

LC      League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 14 October 1911 Atherton (Home)

 

A Portsmouth Rovers player, it was reported that he had been given another trial but was not signed. There are no records of previous trials for the senior team but they may well have been for the reserves.

   

Coupland Clifford 'Baggy'

1931-32 Left-half

CL      League 2 Apps 0 Goals       Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 17 October 1931 Winsford United (Home) FA Cup Second Qualifying Round

Played for Grimsby Town and Manchester City before joining the Silkmen on a month's trial after which he was not retained.

 

Cowan Dan

2012-13 to 2016-17 Defender

Cowan_Dan 

NC     League 22(20)0     Cups 15(3)1

Debut 26 February 2013 Stalybridge Celtic (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup R2

As a youngster represented both Buxton and New Mills Juniors after which he rose through the Macclesfield Centre of Excellence and youth team. His first senior appearance came in the Cheshire Senior Cup in the 2012-13 season when members of the youth team were used to fulfill the round two fixture.

In the 2013-14 season  Dan appeared in all five Cheshire Senior Cup matches and made his Skrill Premier League debut from the substitutes' bench in the 39th minute of the home match against Gateshead when he replaced right back Andy Halls.  He also featured for the whole of the final match of the season at Alfreton which the Silkmen won 1-0. He always gives an assured performance and performed particularly well in his two Skrill Premier League matches.  He is a dependable player who can fill any of the back four positions.

Signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2014. Proved to be a capable deputy for the regular right back Andy Halls throughout the 2014-15 season and was an unused substitute on numerous occasions. Gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup competition.

In the 2015-16 season Andy again proved himself to be a capable deputy to the regular right back Andy Halls and in some matches played alongside Andy when he was filling the centre back position.

The 2016-17 season saw few opportunities for Dan who made three league appearances, two appearances in the Buildbase FA Trophy and one in the Cheshire Senior Cup  when he scored the winning goal in extra time but unfortunately Macclesfield were eliminated from the competition for fielding an ineligible player in the match. During the season he spent a month on loan at Ashton United and later a month on loan at Chorley.

Signed for Stockport County in the summer of 2017.

 
   

Cox

1928-29 Outside-left

CL     League 5 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 August 1928 Hurst (Home)

Signed from Sandbach Rovers he played at outside-left for the early season matches losing his place when, initially Whittaker took over and then Keers was signed as the permanent outside-left.

Cox
   

Cox J

1877-78

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Coyne Peter David

1989-90

Coyne_Peter

Conf    League 3(0)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 17 February 1990 Barrow (Home)

Peter, brother of Ged the former Manchester United and Manchester City player,  came to the Moss Rose on loan from Colne Dynamoes towards the end of his football career. His career took him to Manchester United, Crewe Alexandra, Los Angeles Aztecs, Hyde United and Swindon Town. On leaving Colne he then played for Glossop North End, Radcliffe Borough and Wilmslow Albion.

After retiring from football he took his coaching badges and then worked for Manchester United Football in the Community Scheme.  On leaving Manchester United he has coached at primary schools and at Didsbury Juniors FC whilst employed at Manchester Airport.

 

Craddock Harry

1951-52 Outside-left

CL     League 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 13 August 1951 Buxton (Home)

A professional player, Harry was signed from Stoke City but after only making four appearances for the Silkmen, all of which came in the first month of the season, he opted to return to amateur status signing 'K' forms with Hanley Town.

 

Craghill

1879-80

Debut - unknown due to missing information

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Crain Barry

1951-52 Outside-left

 

CL     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 3 October 1951 Buxton (Away) FA Cup Preliminary Round replay

 

A local amateur player given a one match trial in place of Cyril Davies who was injured.

   

Cranna W

Cranna_W

1909-10 and 1910-11 Outside-left

ML     League 56 Apps 17 Goals     Cups 15 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 4 September 1909 Northwich Victoria (Home)

Cranna hailed from Bacup and had been on the books of Manchester United before signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1909. He went straight into the team and was almost ever-present during his two years with the club. Eleven of his goals came in his first season including one scored on his debut.  It is interesting to note that all his goals were scored in league matches and despite playing in 15 cup matches he did not score a single goal. In the 1910-11 season he won a Manchester League Championship medal and also gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup.

   

Craven Francis

1911-12 and 1912-13  Outside-left

 

ML     League 19 Apps 7 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

LC      League 44 Apps 8 Goals     Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 2 September 1911 South Liverpool (Away)

 

Craven had been playing football for many years for many clubs before signing for Macclesfield. The first known club was Rochdale whom he joined in August 1903.  There then followed a succession clubs: Southport Central (December 1903), Heywood (August 1904), Atherton Church House (September 1904), Bacup (November 1904), Oswaldtwistle Rovers (June 1906), Rochdale Town again (July 1907), Bolton Wanderers (February 1908), Chorley (September 1909) and Crewe Alexandra (July 1910).

Craven came to Macclesfield during the summer of 1911 and went straight into the Manchester League team, although he also featured for the Lancashire Combination side in the 1911-12 season. Almost ever-present in his second season with the club, his performances ensured that he was the first choice for the outside-left position.

On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Denton in September 1913.

Note: recorded locally as 'Francis' but was also known as 'Richard'.

   

Craven F

1937-38 and 1946-47 Outside-left

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 30 March 1938 Port Vale Reserves (Home) Challenge Cup R3

A local amateur who, in his schooldays, had represented Macclesfield Schoolboys and later played in the Macclesfield District League. Mainly a reserve team player, he only made two appearances for Macclesfield's senior side, his debut and in the opening match of the 1946-47 season.

 

Crawford J

1930-31 Outside-right

 

CL     League 12 Apps 1 Goal   Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 30 August 1930 Nantwich (Home)

 

Signed from Scunthorpe United where he played in their Midland League side. He went straight into the Silkmen team filling the outside-right position until the end of September, but returned at the beginning of November until the middle of December when his place was taken by new signing Tomkinson. A diminutive, tricky winger who played with zest and persistency whose sole goal came on his debut.

   

Crawford John Campbell 'Ian'

1955-56 Inside-left

CL     League 29 Apps 5 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 20 August 1955 Buxton (Home)

John played for Oldham Athletic and was with them when they won the Second Division title before moving to Halifax and then to the Moss Rose. His appearances were spread throughout the season when he earned the reputation of being a great worker.

 

Cresswell

1946-47 Left-back

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 4 September 1946 Congleton Town (Home) Challenge Cup Round 1

 

One of many players given a short trial in Macclesfield's first season after the Second World War.

   

Cresswell Ryan

2007-08 Defender

Ryan Cresswell 

FL     League 19(0)1

Debut 12 January 2008 Peterborough United (Away)

Having moved through the ranks at Sheffield United Ryan was awarded his first professional contract with the Blades in July 2006 at the age of 18.  Whilst he had not opened his account for the Blades, he gained experience through short loan spells at Halifax Town, Rotherham United and Morecambe before signing on loan at the Moss Rose in January 2008.  A tall central defender, Ryan provided much needed height in the back line returning to Sheffield at the end of the 2007-08 season. Ryan signed for Bury in the summer of 2008 and moved to Rotherham United in the summer of 2010 where he was captain. Signed for Southend United in the summer of 2012, Fleetwood in 2013, Northampton Town in 2014 and Eastleigh in 2016.

 

Crisp Mark

Mark Crisp 

1994-95 Midfielder/forward

Conf    League 4(4)0

Debut 27 August 1994 Yeovil Town (Away)

Mark was a vastly experienced midfielder who could also play up front.  His previous clubs included Smethwick, Redditch, Alvechurch and Bromsgrove Rovers from whom he signed for the Silkmen. At Bromsgrove he was a regular goal scorer and featured prominently in their promotion season to the Conference and picked up a runners-up medal in their first season in the Conference when they finished second to Wycombe Wanderers. Mark never really established himself at the Moss Rose and moved to Stafford Rangers after only a few months, returning to Bromsgrove Rovers for the 1995-96 season signing for Cheltenham Town in 1997.

 

Critchley Edwards 'Teddy'

1936-37  Outside-right

Critchley_Teddy

CL     League 40 Apps 2 Goals    Cups 10 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 29 August 1936 Buxton (Home)

Teddy came to Macclesfield at the end of a distinguished football career. In his single season with the club he was almost ever-present and was the team's penalty taker.  He was a licensee at a pub in Hazel Grove.

His early football days were with local clubs, Spring Gardens, Stockport Union Chapel, Cheadle, Witton Albion and Stalybridge Celtic after which he signed for Stockport County in 1922 where he made 118 appearances. He signed for Everton in 1926 where he played alongside Dixie Dean and went o to make 230 Football league appearances and scored 42 goals. Whilst at Everton he was a member of the side which won the FA Community Shield in 1928 and 1932, were First Division Champions in 1927-28 and 1931-32, Second Division Champions in 1930-31 and gained an FA Cup winners'medal in 1933.

He was transferred to Preston North End in 1934 but lost his place after 11 games when he moved to Port Vale in December 1934, but again lost his place in April 1935 and was relesed at the end of the season moving to South Liverpool where he remained for the 1935-36 season.

 

Crompton John

Crompton_John 

 

1976-77 to 1978-79 Defender/Midfielder

NPL     League 61(1)0 Cups 10(0)1

Debut 29 January 1977 Lancaster City (Home)

John was a young defender signed from Stockport.  He was a skilful player with lots of pace and could play on either flank. His one goal came in the second round of the Cheshire Senior Cup when Witton Albion were the victors 4-1 at the Moss Rose. Was with New Mills in 1981 and then with Ashton United in 1982, remaining there until the end of the 1982-83 season.

 

Cronin Lance

Cronin_Lance

2012-13 Goalkeeper

NC     League 28(0)0     Cups 7(0)0

Debut 10 August 2012 Hereford United (Away)

A member of the youth system at Brighton, Lance moved to Crystal Palace in 2001 remaining there until 2005 but he made his debut senior appearance whilst on loan at  Wycombe Wanderers in 2005.  On his release from Palace he provided goalkeeping cover at Oldham Athletic and Shrewsbury Town and with opportunities limited at this level he signed for Gravesend and  Northfleet, now Ebbsfleet United, in the summer of 2006, to cover a long-term injury to current 'keeper Craig Holloway.  However, Lance established himself at Ebbsfleet where he made 176 league appearances. Whilst there he played for the England National Game XI (now the England C team) and was a member of the FA Trophy winning side in May 2008. He signed for Gillingham in 2010 and Bristol Rovers in 2011, spending time on loan back at Ebbsfleet  early in 2012, before signing for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2012.

Brought in by manager Steve King as the first choice 'keeper, Lance was ever-present until the middle of February during which time he had seen Macclesfield progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup and maintain a top-half position in the league.  Unfortunately he injured a thumb in training and was unable to play. When the replacement 'keeper Rhys Taylor was suspended he returned for one match in February against Kidderminster but was clearing not fully fit; this match proved to be his last in the 2012-13 season at the end of which he was released.

Lance then concentrated on setting up a building business in Brighton, but with staff available to run the business Lance decided to return to football signing for Whitehawk in the summer of 2014. On the appointment of Pablo Asensio as manager at Whitehawk in January 2016 Lance became assistant manager. Left Whitehawk for personal reasons after two matches in the 2016-17 season.

Has made seven appearances for England C.

   

Crook Fred

1921-22 Outside-right

 

CL     League 28 Apps 5 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 15 October 1921 Whitchurch (Away)

 

Started his football career with Coniston Athletic where he spent three seasons initially at centre-forward but later moved onto the wing. He then had three seasons in the Army when he played for the Regimental team in  the Central League and then for Port Vale reserves. Whilst with Port Vale he played in the North Staffordshire Charity Cup Final against Stoke.

During his career he won eight medals, including winners' medals for the Manchester Junior Cup, the Manchester Amateur League Championship and three Manchester Lads' Club Championship medals.

At Macclesfield he was signed for the reserve team but quickly progressed to the senior side, scoring on his debut in October 1921, remaining in the senior side until the end of the season. An intelligent, clever and speedy player his skill earned him a regular berth in the senior team.  Fred was an engineer by trade.

   

Crook Les

1971-72 Half-back

NPL     League 12(1)3 Cups 3(1)0

Debut 14 August 1971 Bradford Park Avenue (Away)

Les had experience at Oxford United and Hartlepool Town before joining the Silkmen.

 

Crowder

1884-85

Debut 14 February 1885 Next Best (Home)

 

Would appear to have been given a one match trial as a goalkeeper in the 1-3 defeat against Next Best in the 1884-85 season, but subsequently featured in the reserve team as a defender in the 1885-86 and 1886-87 seasons.

   

Crowder

1922-23, 1923-24 and 1929-30 Left-half

 

CL     League 4 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 21 October 1922 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

 

A member of the Macclesfield reserve team where he played at left-half, whose four senior appearances were spread over three seasons.

   

Crowder

1954-55 Inside-left

CL     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 16 March 1955 Mossley (Home) Challenge Cup R2

 

An amateur brought in to make up the numbers in a changed side when senior players were unavailable for this cup match

   

Cuddeford Gordon

1958-59 to 1960-61 Goalkeeper

Cudderford

CL     League 56 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 18 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 24 January 1959 Bangor City (Away)

Gordon was a product of junior football and joined the Macclesfield reserve side as an amateur. In the 1959-60 season Gordon was the first choice 'keeper playing in 42 of the 46 matches. Whilst playing against Stafford Rangers in October 1959, Gordon dislocated a finger and had to leave the field for attention.  Initially right-back Keith Bannister took his place in goal but after Stafford took the lead he was replaced by Roger Wood who, according to press reports, had previous goalkeeping experience. This incident took place in the days before the introduction of substitutes, such that after receiving treatment Gordon returned to play at  outside-right and was involved in the build-up to both Macclesfield's goals in a match which they won 2-1.

 

Culllin  F

1919-20 Forward

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 26 December 1919 Witton Albion (Home)

 

From Derby, he was one of numerous players given a trial during the 1919-20 season and was asked to feature in three different positions, two forward and one in defence.

   

Cummings

1948-49 Inside-left

CL     League 8 Apps 3 Goals

Debut 17 March 1949 Rhyl (Away)

A member of the reserve side who was given a run in the senior side from March 1949 to the end of the season when he contributed three useful goals. He replaced Lionel Wrigglesworth at a time when his request to be placed on the transfer list had been granted.

 

Cunliffe

1896-97 Forward

 

TC     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 17 April 1897 Buxton (Away)

 

Drafted into the team for the final match of the season when Macclesfield found it difficult to raise a team and only fielded 10 men.  At half time the score was 10-0 in favour of Buxton and when Macclesfield refused to play the second half the match was awarded to Buxton.

   

Cunliffe

1936-37 and 1937-38 Left-half

CL     League24 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 6 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 26 December 1936 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)

In the first half of the 1936-37 season four different players filled the left-half position until Cunliffe was introduced from the reserve team to make the position his own. However, the following season he found himself back in the reserve side when Bill Beswick took over the position, restricting Cunliffe to only four senior appearances.

 

Cunliffe Jack (Dickie)

1960-61 to 1962-63 Winger

CL     League 98 Apps 34 Goals    Cups 23 Apps 8 Goals    

Debut 10 September 1960 Northwich Vics (Away) FA Cup Q1

Born and bred in Wigan, Dickie – his true first name was Jack – learned his football playing for Wigan Lads’ Club. He played for junior clubs until he was 18 and then trained with Bolton Wanderers before undertaking his National Service for two years. During this time he played for a club near Burton-on-Trent, and whilst playing there was persuaded to sign for Port Vale where he remained for 10 seasons. Dickie signed in Frank Bowyer’s first season in charge: he was a speedy winger/forward with the ability to cut in from the wing to shoot and score many goals.  A firm favourite of both the fans and the players he was the comedian of the team. On leaving Macclesfield he played for Stafford Rangers and Buxton.  His occupation has been recorded as a car mechanic and a lorry driver.  Dickie died in November 1975.

Jack Cunliffe 

 

Cunningham Mike

1993-94 Defender

Conf    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 15 November 1993 Pelsall Villa (Away) Staffordshire Senior Cup R2

Mike was brought in for this one match to give regular full-back Stuart Bimson a rest.

 

Cunningham Terry

1978-79

NPL     League 0(1)0    Cups 0(1)0

Debut 27 February 1979 Leek Town (Away) Staffordshire Senior Cup R2

A member of the reserve side, Terry’s only league appearance came in April 1979 at Gainsborough Trinity when he replaced goal scorer Joe Fletcher.

 

Curley Michael

1937-38 Defender 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 28 August 1937 Buxton (Home)

Prior to signing for Macclesfield had played for Northwich Victoria, Manchester City, Port Vale (1935) and Colwyn Bay.  Michael only featured in the first two matches of the 1937-38 season for the senior side but was a member of the reserve team. On leaving the Silkmen he joined Northwich Victoria for a second spell. Michael died in 1973

 

Cutler Chris

1990-91 Forward

Conf    League 2(1)1

Debut 22 September 1990 Slough Town (Home)

Chris spent a short time on loan in September/October 1990 from Crewe Alexandra. His goal came in 2-2 away draw at Stafford Rangers.

    

 

TC

The Combination

1890-1897

SDL

Stockport and District League

1897-1898

NSL

North Staffordshire and District League

1898-1900

ML

Manchester and District League

1900-1912

LC

Lancashire Combination

1911-1915

CL

Cheshire League

1919-1968

NPL

Northern Premier League

1968-1987

Conf

Vauxhall Conference

1987-1997

FL

Football League

1997-2012

NC

National Conference

     Blue Square Premier 

     Skrill Premier 

     Vanarama Conference 

     Vanarama National League 

 

 

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-

   
 

From 1965 Statistics are shown - Appearances(Substitutes)Goals

   
 

#Known appearances and goals.    Due to the style of reporting there is no information for teams/goal scorers for some matches and in other cases it has only been possible to extract part teams from match reports. Also, some matches over the Christmas and Easter holiday periods, together with end of season matches, have not been reported.

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