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Gale Arthur

1938-39 Centre-forward

CL    League 29 Apps 12 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 29 October 1938 Manchester North End (Home)

Previously with Chester, Arthur signed for Macclesfield in October 1938 going straight into the side and was almost ever present for the remainder of the season. He was the season's top-scorer with 12 goals in a low scoring season, scoring two goals in the home match against Altrincham and in both the home and away fixtures against Hurst.

 

Gale Terry

1977-78 Defender

NPL    League 8(0)0

Debut 5 October 1977 Bangor City (Home)

A reserve team player who was used as back-up mainly in October and November 1977.

 

Galgani

1927-28 Goalkeeper

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 14 January 1928 Ashton National (Home)

 

Previously played for Hyde United, he deputised for two matches when the regular 'keeper, F Mace, was ill. Unfortunately he conceded ten goals in his two matches, however in his defence, these appearances came in the middle of a sequence of twelve matches when the Silkmen failed to earn a single win.

   

Galgani

1934-35 Right-back 

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 1 October 1934 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

Previously with Bollington Athletic, he was a member of the Macclesfield reserve team who made one senior appearance when Thomas Thornley was unavailable.

 

Gallagher Paul

1977-78 Forward

NPL    League 2(1)0   Cups 3(0)0

Debut 14 September 1977 Boston United (Home)

There is no information recorded for this player.

 

Gannon John

1976-77 Forward

NPL    League 17(0)1    Cups 4(0)0

Debut 1 January 1977 Altrincham (Away)

John played for Bangor and Northwich before signing for the Silkmen during the 1976-77 season. He was a versatile player who could play up front or in defence.  On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Hyde United.

 

Gardiner Mark

1995-96 to 1997-98

Mark Gardiner

Conf   League 34(5)2   Cups 21(2)2

Debut 24 October 1995 Runcorn (Away)

FL       League   7(0)2    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 13 September 1997 Swansea City (Home)

Mark played for Swindon Town, Torquay United and Crewe Alexandra before spending the summer of 1995 with Norwegian side Fredrikstad and then returned to England to sign for Macclesfield Town.  Mark had a very successful time with the Silkmen earning English semi-pro honours, named in the Conference Team of the Year, gained a FA Trophy winners' medal in 1996 and was a member of the Conference championship side in 1996-97 which gained promotion to the Football League.   A useful midfielder by trade, Mark also played at left-back, but during the Silkmen’s first season in the Football League he sustained a number of niggling injuries and made a decision to return to non-League football joining Northwich Victoria in December 1997.

Mark signed for Leek Town in October 2000 but within a month the current manager was sacked and Mark took over as manager but his stay only lasted until January 2001 when he left at a time when he had been told to cut his wage bill.  Almost immediately he joined Nantwich Town as a player. Played for TC Exiles in 2006 after which he retired from playing.

Having retired from football he now lives in Cirencester and still works for the Royal Mail.

 

Garside

1911-12 and 1912-13 Right-half

 

ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

LC      League 10 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 23 March 1912 Fleetwood (Home)

 

Made six appearances for the Lancashire Combination team at the end of the 1911-12 season which must have proved successful as he was signed for the Macclesfield reserve team for the 1912-13 when he also made a handful of appearances for the senior side.

   

Garside

1926-27 Right-back

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 30 April 1927 Northwich (Away)

 

Together with two other local players given a one match end-of-season trial in the away match at Northwich.

   

Garside

1986-87

NPL    League 0(1)0

Debut 23 August 1986 Morecambe (Home)

There is no information recorded about this player.

 

Gaskell Arthur

1911-12 to 1913-14 Defender

 

ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

LC      League 12 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 2 December 1911 Hurst (Home)

 

A native of Bollington initially played for Bollington United and Bollington St John's, Gaskell moved to Macclesfield in November 1911 from Bolton Wanderers where he had made 107 senior appearances and scored two goals from 1904-05 to 1909-10 playing at right half. Described as a cool player who was a precise tackler filling either the right-half or centre-back positions.

He had a difficult start at Macclesfield as he was injured on his debut and, on his return at the end of December 1911, he was injured again. Gaskell left Macclesfield to take up a coaching role with a Moscow club returning to the side on 8 March 1913.   His one goal came in his third match after his return in the 2-2 home draw against Hurst in March 1913 when he incurred another injury. He made four appearances in November 1913 but then it was reported that he had left Macclesfield to join an unnamed Football League club.

Died on 1 September 1944.  At the time of his death he was the proprietor of two hairdressing businesses in Rochdale.

   

Gaskell George

1884-85, 1887-88 to 1891-92 and 1894-95 to 1895-96 Full-back

 

#TC     League 53 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 15 Apps 0 Goals

Debut - 1 November 1884 Goldenhill (Away)

 

A long serving and rock solid full-back who first played for Macclesfield in the 1884-85 season in their pre-league days.

In the 1890-91 season Gaskell was the subject of a suspension. In September 1890 he should have made an appearance for Stockport County but featured for Macclesfield in  match against Leek. However, Gaskell was registered with the English FA as a Stockport County Player, and the committee held the FA's receipt to this effect. Macclesfield pleaded that Gaskell had been playing with them for seven years, and by some way or other had been induced to sign for County.  He was perfectly in his senses when he signed and was very willing.  Following a Football Association meeting in Chancery Lane at the end of September 1890, Macclesfield were censured for violation of the rules in playing Gaskell against Leek, knowing him to be a professional for another club,  Stockport County. (He also played for Macclesfield in a match against Northwich Victoria on 27 September 1890). Gaskell was suspended until 1 January 1891. Subsequently the Cheshire County Committee were annoyed at a claim in the media that they had objected to Macclesfield paying George Gaskell three shillings to act as groundsman and go on to state that there is no truth in the statement. John Earles in his book refers to this incident but whether it is fact or not is unknown.

Gaskell had played for County from 7 September to 14 September 1889, 4 January to 18 January 1890 and featured again after his suspension from 3 January to 25 April 1891. He then returned to Macclesfield for the 1891-92 season before returning to Stockport playing from 3 September 1892 to 14 April 1894. Returned again to Macclesfield for the 1894-95 and 1895-96 seasons before moving to Oldham County for the 1896-97 season.

Held a winners' medal for Macclesfield for the Cheshire Senior Cup for 1889-90 (the first occasion Macclesfield won the Cup) and 1895-96.

(Thanks go to both Greger Lindberg and Ian Watts for their considerable help in compiling this profile)

 

   

Gascoigne TC

1928-29 and 1930-31 Right-half

CL    League 15 Apps 5 Goals    Cups 9 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 25 August 1928 Hurst (Home)

Ever-present in the side until the end of October 1928 when he was injured, however, he recovered to feature in three  matches  at the end of November and the beginning of December but was injured for a second time. He was reinstated for two matches in March but missed the whole of the 1929-30 season recovering from injury.  Nevertheless he was a big favourite of the supporters, a good distributor of the ball and good at taking free-kicks. He returned at the start of the 1930-31 season for two matches scoring in the first match of the season but was transferred to Hurst in October 1930.

Gascoigne_TC

 

Gate

1912-13 Inside-left 

 

LC    League 2 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 14 September 1912 Witton Albion (Away)

 

Played in early season matches in the 1912-13 season  for both the senior and reserve teams.

   

Gay

1900-01 Right-half

 

#ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded about this player.  Only one appearance has been identified when Gay featured in the match at Buxton on 16 February 1901, but with information missing it is possible that he made additional appearances.

   

Gay Geoff

Gay_Geoff

1978-79 to 1982-83 and 1985-86 Forward

NPL    League 113(8)11    Cups 31(2)6

Debut 7 October 1978 South Liverpool (Home)

Geoff was an apprentice at Bolton Wanderers before signing professional forms in June 1975.  He spent time on loan at Exeter City and signed for Southport in the summer of 1977, but when they fell out of the League Geoff moved to Wigan Athletic (who had replaced Southport in the Football league) making his one and only appearance for them in their first ever home Football League game, signing for Macclesfield in 1978.  Joined Macclesfield for a second time after a short time with Bangor City and Crewe Alexandra.

He was a very skilful and exciting ball player. Geoff’s debut for the club came in a match abandoned through floodlight failure but in his next match he scored two goals in the 3-2 home win against South Liverpool. In his time at the club, he featured most regularly in 1979-80 scoring four goals in 40 appearances, but in December 1982 he  sustained a broken leg in the home match against Witton Albion.

He later played for Mossley, Droylsden and Chorley before returning for the 1985-86 season to Macclesfield, re-signing for Mossley in the summer of 1986 and moving to Horwich RMI in October 1986.

Away from football, Geoff was a civil servant working for the Employment Department.

 

Geddes

1919-20 Centre-forward

 

CL     League 1 App 1 Goal

 

Debut 25 October 1919 Mossley (Away)

 

Formerly on the books of Bolton Wanderers, he was given a one match trial whilst playing for Norman Athletic.  Even though he scored the goal in the 1-1 draw, like so many other players during the 1919-20 season, he was not given a contract.

   

Gee

1931-32 Goalkeeper

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 7 November 1931 Sandbach Ramblers (Away)

 

A former Congleton goalkeeper, deputised for the regular Macclesfield 'keeper Stanley Starling on one occasion in the 2-1 win against Sandbach Ramblers.

   
   

Gee Danny

1996-97 Defender

Gee_Danny

Conf    League 0(1)0    Cups 3(4)0

Debut 21 January 1997 Sub Kidsgrove Athletic (Home) Staffordshire Senior Cup R3

Before signing for Macclesfield Danny had played for Witton Albion, Barnton and Caernarfon Town. Whilst most of Danny’s appearances were in minor cup competitions, including gaining a winners' medal in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1996 when he was introduced from the substitutes' bench, his one appearance in the Vauxhall Conference came in the historic Championship winning match at Kettering Town on 3 May 1997, when he was a second half replacement for Mark Bradshaw.

He went on to play for Winsford United, Barnton and returned to Witton Albion. Away from football,  Danny joined the Police Force.

 

German Dave

1995-96 Defender

Conf    League 11(0)0    Cups 1(3)0

Debut 28 August 1995 Dagenham & Redbridge (Home)

David signed after he had been released by Halifax Town where he had spent the previous five seasons making over 100 appearances. He is a former Sheffield schoolboys’ captain and in 1990 and 1993 won a Yorkshire and Humberside County Cup Winners’ medals. Dave’s appearances for Macclesfield all came early in the season at a time when he had strong competition from Stuart Locke and Cec Edey.

Information ascertained relating to Dave's career after leaving Macclesfield  is  not continuous but he played for Leigh Genesis from 1999 to 2002, Stalybridge Celtic from 2002 to 2004 and Hyde United for the 2006-07 season at the age of 41, after which it appears that he retired from playing.

Dave German

 

Gibbons

1946-47 Outside-right

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 7 September 1946 Droylsden (Away)

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

   

Gibson

1985-86

NPL     League 0(1)0

Debut 24 August 1985 Sub Goole Town (Away)

Nothing is know about this player other than he replaced Peter Hall in the 80th minute at Goole.

   

Gibson Liam

2014-15 Defender

NC     Cups 1(1)0

Debut 27 January 2015 FC Hyde (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup Round 1

Formally with Bolton Wanderers Under 21 Development team which he had captained. With Macclesfield from the summer of 2014 where his appearances were limited to the Cheshire Senior Cup competition gaining a winners' medal in the final.

Left Macclesfield in the summer of 2015 spending the 2015-16 season at AFC Fylde.

Gibson_Liam
   

Gibson W 'Billy'

1931-32 Right-back

CL       League 10 Apps 0 Goals       Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 29 August 1931 Hyde United (Away)

Billy moved to the Moss Rose on a free transfer from Southend having previously played for Blackpool. Played in every match until the middle of October 1931 when he retired from playing football to take up a full time position in the Manchester Fire Brigade.

 

Gilfillan J

1913-14 Right-half

LC     League 21 Apps 9 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 20 December 1913 Nantwich (Away)

Signed from Altrincham, Gilfillan was ever-present from his debut to the end of the 1913-14 season.  He scored on his debut in the 1-2 loss with four of his goals coming from the penalty spot.

Gilfellan_J
   

Gill

1913-14 Inside-right

 

LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 6 September 1913 Crewe Alexandra (Home)

 

Only appeared in the opening two matches of the 1913-14 season with no record of him playing in the reserve team.

   
   

Gillies Ken

1938-39 Centre-forward

CL    League 15 Apps 6 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 27 August 1938 Buxton (Home)

Previously with Buxton where it was reported that Ken was one of the most dangerous forwards in the Cheshire League at the time. He used his skills well at Macclesfield in the opening matches of the 1938-39 season as a robust, bustling player scoring on his debut, two goals in the FA Cup and one at Rhyl, before incurring a knee injury in the middle of September. On recovering he made two further appearances, but by then Arthur Gale had signed and went on to make the centre-forward position his own.  Ken's appearances were limited for the remainder of the season, but he still managed to appear on the score sheet finishing as the season second top-scorer

 

Gillott Norman

1950-51 to 1955-56 Left-back

Gillott

Girdwood

CL   League 163 Apps 1 Goal   Cups 30 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 19 August 1950 Buxton (Home)

Previously played for Altrincham but came to the Moss Rose from Goslings when the club folded. Norman was an attacking left-back who made the position his own when he was almost ever-present until missing the first four months of the 1953-54 season through injury.  He did not feature in the following season and in his final season, 1955-56, he shared the position with Roger Wood and Jack Wood. He gained a winners' medal on two consecutive seasons in the Cheshire Senior Cup and was a member of the team which were Cheshire League Champions in 1953.  

 

1947-48 Outside-right

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut    27 August 1947 Buxton (Away)

Only featured in this one match. 

 

Glazzard Malcolm

 

Glazzard

1950-51 to 1954-55 Forward

CL   League 133 Apps 102 Goals   Cups 29 Apps 10 Goals

Debut 12 January 1952 Winsford United (Away)   

Formerly an amateur player with Liverpool and had played on one occasion on trial at Accrington Stanley. Malcolm was a tall, sturdy 20-year-old geology student when he signed for the Silkmen, initially signing on a month’s trial which was converted to a permanent contract. He was an important player as Macclesfield won the Cheshire League title and were Cheshire League Cup finalists in 1952-53.  At the Moss Rose he formed a lethal partnership with Frank Monaghan and Bob McMorran .  He created both goals as Macclesfield retained the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1952 and started again when the Silkmen lifted the Trophy for a third time in four years in 1954. He was a prolific scorer, setting the scene when he scored on his debut.  He often scored two goals in a match, notched up seven hat-tricks, scored four of the six goals in the home match against Buxton at the start of the 1954-55 season and scored five of the nine goals in the Champions versus Runners-up match against Wellington in April 1953.  Malcolm was top-scorer in 1953-54  and 1954-55 scoring 35 goals in each season.  On leaving the Moss Rose he emigrated to the USA to take up a teaching post and played for the Los Angeles Scottish FA. Held a BA (Hons) degree in Geography obtained at Manchester University.

Malcolm died on 26 June 2012 aged 81 after a short illness at his home in Rhode Island, USA.

 

Glendon Kevin

1987-88 and 1989-90 Midfielder

Conf    League 11(4)0    Cups 2(3)0

Debut 22 August 1987 Maidstone United (Home)

Kevin's career started at Manchester City after which he played for Crewe Alexandra, Hyde United, Burnley, Witton Albion, Mossley, Northwich Victoria (fee £200) before signing for Macclesfield.

All Kevin’s  appearances came at the start of the club’s first season in the Conference but  soon found himself on the substitutes’ bench and then replaced by other players. On leaving the Moss Rose he signed for Hyde United then Chorley (fee £600) returning to Macclesfield on loan for one senior appearance in the 1989-90 season. He then became player/ manager at Radcliffe Borough where he remained for 20 years in the managerial role retiring in 2010.

Glendon_Kevin

 

Glover Lee

2000-01 to 2002-03 Forward

Lee Glover

FL     League    72(13)18    Cups 7(2)6

Debut 12 August 2000 Scunthorpe (Home)

Lee, a former youth and under-21 Scottish international, commenced his playing career at Nottingham Forest alongside Peter Davenport (see separate entry) after which he played for several Football League clubs including Port Vale (fee £200,000), and Rotherham United (fee £150,000), before becoming Peter Davenport’s first signing at Macclesfield. Lee completed his first two seasons as the Silkmen’s top scorer and, as Macclesfield’s penalty taker,  it was appropriate that he scored the decider in the (then) record-breaking penalty shoot-out in the FA Cup first round replay at Forest Green Rovers in 2001, eventually leading to a third round tie with West Ham United providing much needed revenue at a time when the club was stretched financially. He was particularly effective working with his back to goal where he collected the ball, skilfully turned on a sixpence and shot, all in one action. Unable to command a place in the starting line-up in his third year, Lee moved to Mansfield Town in September 2002 and later to Burton Albion and then to Corby Town in December 2002 as player/manager. He left Corby during the 2004-05 season to become manager at Grantham where he remained until September 2006, but lost his appointment there due to a poor run of results and was later appointed assistant manager at King’s Lynn. Later he spent time as Senior Development Coach at Derby County and for the 2015-16 season was appointed Head of Coaching and Professional Development Phase coach in the Academy at Burton Albion, but quickly moved on early in the season to take up the position of coach for the Under 21s at Coventry City.

 

Gnahoua Arthur

gnahoua_arthur

2012-13 to 2014-15 Midfielder

NC     League 21(14)3     Cups 8(1)2

Debut 6 April 2013 Sub Hereford United (Home)

A member of the youth set up at Stalybridge Celtic, Arthur progressed to the senior side at Bower Fold making 32 appearances during the 2011-12 season.  Out of contract in the summer of 2012 Arthur impressed at the Moss Rose in pre-season matches and as a free agent was signed by the Silkmen in September 2012.

There were loan spells at Whitehawk FC and Colwyn Bay and he was an unused substitute on six occasions before he was given three late season appearances from the substitutes' bench. A young useful left-sided midfielder, Arthur scored his first goal for the Silkmen in the 90th minute in the 4-5 defeat at Woking in April 2013.

In the 2013-14 season Arthur graduated to the senior side but could not break into the side on a permanent basis with his appearances spread throughout the season.  His two goals came in the first round and the semi-final of the Cheshire Senior Cup.

Again in the 2014-15 season Arthur found it difficult to break into the team although he scored two excellent goals in September, a splendid solo effort against FC Halifax Town and a well executed strike against Gateshead United.

Arthur elected to leave the Silkmen at the beginning of January 2015 to try his luck in Spain where he signed for Club de Futbol Gava ( CF Gava) in Catalonia Spain.  He returned to England in the summer of 2015 appearing in pre-season matches for Macclesfield Town but did not re-sign.  Signed for Kidderminster Harriers in January 2016, moving to Shrewsbury Town in the summer of 2017.

 

   

Goalen Harold Keith

1957-58 to 1969-70 Wing-half/forward/Manager

Keith Golen

CL     League 336 Apps 29 Goals   Cups 96 Apps 11 Goals

Debut  5 October 1957 Hyde United (Away)

NPL  League 7(1)2    Cups 1(0)0

Before joining Macclesfield Keith was a junior at Stockport County making his League debut as a 17 year-old at Carlisle in April 1951 but failed to secure a regular first team position. During his time as a player at Macclesfield, Keith was the Silkmen's longest serving player since the Second World War. He took over as player/coach when the Silkmen were left without a manager at the start of the 1967-68 season after Albert Leake retired. He led the side to the Cheshire League Championship and promotion to the Northern Premier League, however, he will always be remembered for steering Macclesfield through to the FA Cup third round at Fulham, placing Macclesfield on the national football map. Keith became the first non-League player to be awarded the Footballer of the Month by the London based Evening Standard newspaper. He stepped down as manager because of work commitments as a solicitor in the town.  Keith was given a Testimonial Match recognising his long service to the club on 11 May 1968 when Fulham were the opposition. He coached the reserves in the 1968-69 season making a few first team appearances when required. Also an accomplished musician.

 

Godwin Verdi

1958-59 Forward

CL   League 3 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 6 September 1958 Ellesmere Port Town (Home) FA Cup Preliminary Round

Before embarking on a football career Verdi was a Bevin Boy during the Second World War, he then enjoyed a career as a Football League player with many clubs.  Starting in 1946 he played for Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City (1948), Stoke City (1949), Mansfield Town (1950), Middlesbrough (1951), Grimsby Town (1952), Brentford (1953), Southport (1954), Barrow (1955) and Tranmere Rovers (1956). He signed for Macclesfield in 1958 but made few senior appearances as he was used as back-up for other players. On leaving Macclesfield he signed for New Brighton.

On retiring from playing he became a Football League scout for several Lancashire clubs and also the Vancouver Whitecaps football team. In addition, he served as Chief Lifeguard on Southport Beach for 36 years for which he received the British Empire Medal. Well known in many clubs in Southport he would act as compere and also sing.

Verdi died on 1 December 2013 at the age of 87.

 

 

Goldthorpe Arthur

1878-79 to 1883-84, 1896-97 and 1902-03 and 1903-04 Defender

#TC     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 26 October 1878 Cobridge (Away) Staffordshire County Cup Round 1

 

Graduated from the Hornets playing the majority of his matches in the pre-league days, was captain of the side for one season and represented Cheshire at county level.

 

 

Goldthorpe W

1903-04 and 1904-05 Left-back

 

#ML     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

Macclesfield's reserve team left-back at the time.  First identified appearance coming in April 1904 but with match information missing immediately before this match it has not been possible to confirm whether this was his only appearance during the 1903-04 season.  Appeared again in the away match at Heywood United in February 1905 replacing the regular left-back J Poulson.

   

Rico GomesGomes_Rico

2016-17 Forward

NC    Cups 0(1)0

Debut 1 November 2016 Sub Winsford United (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup Preliminary Round

A former Manchester United trainee, who since being released from Old Trafford has played for Stalybridge Celtic and Greek side AS Thesprotos.

One of 11 players signed on non-contract terms for Macclesfield Town at the end of October 2016 prior to the Cheshire Senior Cup Preliminary Round match in which he made his only appearance for the club from the substitutes' bench.  Released in November 2016.

Career path prior to Macclesfield Town obtained from the National League.

 
   

Gonzalez Diaz David

gonzalez_david

2014-15 Midfielder

NC     League 9(2)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 23 August 2014 Kidderminster Harriers (Home)

Commenced his career in the Youth Academy of Real Oviedo in 2000 before moving to the FC Barcelona youth system. Signed for Malaga B in the 2008-09 season, making 59 appearances before moving to Cadiz for the 2010-11 season where he spent a short time before returning to Real Oviedo  in 2011. There he played mainly in their B side but made four appearances for the senior team.  During the 2013-14 season he was at Caudal in the Spanish Segunda Division B.

Signed for Macclesfield in August 2014 after a successful pre-season trial. Featured in the centre of midfield but was unable to force himself into the side on a regular basis faced with stiff competition especially from Paul Turnbull and Danny Whitaker. When David appeared in the starting line-up, he only played the full 90 minutes in four matches. His last match for the Silkmen was on 1 November 2014 and he was released in December 2014 when he returned home to Spain.

   

Goodall

1879-80

Debut 18 October 1879 Cocknage (Home)

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Goodfellow

1880-81 to 1886-87 Defender

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

Whilst on the books of Macclesfield FC from 1880, it was only in the 1883-84 season when he first featured as a regular member of the senior side in the club's pre-league days.  Represented Cheshire at County level in October 1883.

   

Goodfellow JF

1904-05 Inside-left

 

#ML     League 4 Apps 1 Goals      Cups 2 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 19 November 1904 Bollington St John's (Home) Cheshire Senior Cup Round 1

 

There is no information recorded for this player.  His first known appearances came in the the Cheshire Senior Cup competition when when he scored one of the three goals in the first round replay but still finished on the losing side. Four further appearances were made at the end of the season scoring the goal in the 1-1 draw at Buxton.

   

Goodwin

1878-79

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Goodwin

1921-22 Right-back

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 3 May 1922 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)

 

There is no information recorded about this player who made one senior appearance in the final match of the 1921-22 season.

   

Goodwin

1949-50 Left-half

CL   League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 8 March 1950 Rhyl (Away)

 

A member of the reserve side.

   

Goodwin Dave

Goodwin_Dave

1966-67 to 1967-68 Winger

CL      League 45 Apps 8 Goals    Cups 28 Apps 3 Goals

Debut 20 August 1966 Buxton (Home)

Dave built up a significant amount of experience playing for Football League Clubs Stoke City, Mansfield Town (fee £25,000), Bury, Rochdale and Crewe Alexandra before moving to Congleton Town and then Macclesfield Town.  He was a fast winger who specialised in pin-point crosses.  Before emigrating to South Africa during the 1967-68 season, he played for Stafford Rangers and Witton Albion.

 

Goodwin Dave

 

1982-83 to 1985-86 Forward

NPL    League 61(6)11    Cups 26(2)5

Debut 8 January 1983 Marine (Away)

An experienced Football League player at Stoke City, Mansfield Town, Bury, Rochdale and Crewe Alexandra, Dave moved to the Moss Rose in 1982. He was one of the two goal scorers when Macclesfield won the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1983. Dave signed for a second time in October 1985 after a short spell with Nantwich Town.

 

Goodwin F

1904-05 Outside-right

 

#ML     League Apps 3 Goals 1

 

Debut 18 March 1905 Sale Holmfield (Away)

 

There is no information recorded for this player but is probably related to the other Goodwins featuring for Macclesfield in the Manchester & District League.

   

Goodwin Frederick James 'Fred'

1973-74 Forward

NPL    League 31(1)6    Cups 18(0)1

Debut 11 August 1973 Fleetwood (Home)

Commenced his footballing career at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1961 making 45 senior appearances before moving to Stockport County in 1965 where he made 176 Football League appearances and scored 20 goals.  His next stop was Blackburn Rovers (1970), then Southport (1971) and Port Vale (1972). Fred signed for Macclesfield from Port Vale in the summer of 1973 to bring experience and stability to the team.

On leaving Macclesfield he returned to Stockport in the Football League for the 1974-75 season. He then played for Cheshire League sides New Mills, Ashton United and Stalybridge Celtic before moving to New Zealand joining side Lower Hutt side Stop Out.

After retiring from playing, Fred became the assistant coach of New Zealand then Papatoetoe before becoming the coach of Hutt Valley United. He later emigrated to France.

   

Goodwin Fred P

1907-08 to 1909-10 Outside-left

Goodwin_Fred

ML   League 43 Apps 6 Goals     Cups 9 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 7 September 1907 Northwich Victoria (Away)

Fred Started his career at Burnley joining them in November 1906 where he only made one senior appearance.  He then joined Leek (5th Cheshire Volunteers)  before moving to Congleton Town.

Macclesfield signed him from Congleton in the summer of 1907 going straight into the side missing only one league match in his first season with the club. He was described as a robust, clever forward who was a fast runner and a skilful dribbler of the ball. He featured for Congleton Town at the start of the 1908-09 season returning to Macclesfield in February 1909 helping the team win the Manchester League Championship, however, he only made two mid-season appearances in his last season at the Moss Rose,  re-joining Congleton Town in April 1910.

He re-joined Leek in July 1910 and then signed for Brighton (May 1911) and West Ham United (April 1913) before moving to Exeter City in December 1913.  Whilst at Exeter he was chosen by the Football Association to take part in a tour to South America in 1914. The team toured Argentina as a 'typical' team and on the return journey stopped off in Rio to play three matches against what is now considered to the first national team. In the First World War he joined the 17th Service Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, known as the Football Battalion because it was made up primarily of professional footballers. Fred was injured during fighting and never played again.

Died in 1945.

 

Goodwin FW

1902-03 to 1904-05 Left-back

 

#ML     League 11 Apps 1 Goals

 

Debut 21 February 1903 Tonge (Away)

 

Signed from Crewe in February 1903 it would appear that he could not establish himself in the senior side making few appearances during his time with Macclesfield.  Moved to the forward line for two matches in the 1904-05 season.

   

Goodwin J

1904-05 Outside-left

 

#ML     League 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 4 March 1905 Berry's (Home)

 

If newspaper reports are correct another player by the name of Goodwin making just three appearances late in the 1904-05 season.

   

Goodwin M

1904-05 Centre-forward

 

#ML     League 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 3 September 1904 Northwich Victoria (Away)

 

If newspaper reports are correct another player by the name of Goodwin who appeared in the first three matches of the 1904-05 season.

   

Goodwin Neil

1977-78 to 1980-81

NPL    #League 82(1)28    Cups 17(4)5

Debut 20 August 1977 Mossley (Away)

Neil was signed from Stafford Rangers.  He was a skilful ball player, good in the air with the ability to score goals.  He was top scorer with 19 goals in the 1977-78 season including a hat-trick in the 3-0 home win against Buxton in September 1977. He joined Leek for a two month spell before returning to Macclesfield and then went to New Zealand for a summer season in 1979.

 

Goodwin TH

1959-60 and 1960-61 Centre-half

CL   League 23 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 29 August 1959 Runcorn (Away)

An experienced player who was equally effective in a defensive or attacking role

 

Goram Lewis Albert 'Lew'

1959-60 Goalkeeper

CL   League 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 22 August 1959 Buxton (Home)

Born in Edinburgh he started his football career at Leith Athletic before joining Hibernian in 1948, although he never made a senior appearance for them, and signed for Third Lanark in 1949. Moved south of the Border in 1950 when he signed for Bury where he made 114 Football League appearances.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1959 featuring in the opening matches of the season after which he was replaced by Gordon Cuddeford. Leaving Macclesfield he played for Mossley (1959-61) and then Buxton (1961-63).

His son was also a professional football goalkeeper, capped 43 times for Scotland and played 184 league matches for Rangers.

Goram_Lewis

 

Gordon Bill

1959-60 and 1960-61 Centre-forward

CL  League 40 Apps 27 Goals    Cups 10 Apps 10 Goals

Debut 22 August 1959 Buxton (Home)

Played for Stockport County for several seasons but was signed from Fleetwood as a half-back and made the transition to centre-forward. Bill was top scorer in 1959-60 season with 37 goals in all competitions, including hat-tricks against Ellesmere Port Town, Tranmere Rovers and in the Cheshire Senior Cup semi-final against Altrincham.  He scored the winning goal in the Cheshire Senior Cup final against Hyde United.

Gordon

 

Gordon Doctor

1927-28 Inside-left

 

CL     League 6 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 18 February 1928 Manchester North End (Away)

 

From Sheffield, Doctor Gordon who was working in the Macclesfield area, was given a short run in the team in February and March 1928. Although reports state that he was a useful player, for some reason, he did not establish himself in the side

   

Gorman Rory John McCaughan 'Johnny'Gorman_John

2012-13 Midfielder

NC     League 0(1)0

Debut 12 February 2013 Sub Tamworth (Away)

Initially with Manchester City from 2002-03, Jonny then spent from 2003 to 2009 at Manchester United before joining the Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy in 2009. He signed his first professional contract with Wolves in March 2011 making his club debut in March 2012 as a substitute in the match against Norwich City. In August 2012 he spent a short time on loan at Plymouth Argyll and signed for Macclesfield on loan at the end of January 2013. 

Replaced John Paul Kissock in the 78th minute at Tamworth and was an unused substitute on two other occasions returning to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of February after which he went on loan to Cambridge United.  Signed for Leyton Orient in the summer of 2013, then Southport in August 2014, Barrow in October 2014, and AFC Telford United in the summer of 2015 spending time on loan at Colwyn Bay in 2016. Signed for Curzon Ashton in the summer of 2016 where he is known as 'Rory'.

He has represented Northern Ireland at every level from Under 16 to Under 21 and made nine appearances for the senior side.

 
   

Gosling AW

1891-92 to 1894-95, 1896-97 to 1900-01 and 1902-03 to 1903-04 Forward

#TC      League 5 Apps 3 Goals         Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

#SDL    League 16 Apps 7 Goals    

NSL      League 26 Apps 8 Goals        Cups 1 App 0 Goals

#ML     League 21 Apps 9 Goals

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

 

Only playing occasionally from 1891-92 to 1896-97, it is possible that Gosling was a member of the Macclesfield reserve team although he appeared for Dresden United in December 1984 which could well have been a trial. With Macclesfield FC failing financially in 1897, Local side Hallefield moved to the Moss Rose for the 1897-98 season.  Gosling was a regular member of the Stockport and District League side filling various forward positions, with the team going on to claim the Championship having remained unbeaten throughout the season. Gosling played his part again generally filling the inside-left position when Hallefield moved to the North Staffordshire and District League for the 1898-99 and 1899-1900.

Macclesfield FC reformed for the 1900-01 season with Gosling remaining to play in the Manchester and District League, again as a forward.  Whilst he was not a prolific scorer, each season from 1897-98 he scored a number of goals including a hat-trick in the 7-2 away win against Broadheath on 11 October 1902.

   
   

Gosling David

1946-47 to 1948-49 Defender

CL   League 50 Apps 3 Goals     Cup 10 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 31 August 1946 Buxton (Home) 

A local player who represented Davenport whilst in the Army. David's appearances were spread evenly over his three years at the Moss Rose when he was used as a 'back-up' full-back at senior level whilst, at the same time,  he was a member of the reserve team.

On leaving Macclesfield played for Mossley during the 1949-50 season and then moved to Buxton.

 

Gotsell Richard

1935-36 Left-half

CL     League 19 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 26 October 1935 Hyde United (Away)

Prior to joining Macclesfield had played for Sandbach Ramblers and Witton Albion. His chance in the senior side came, initially, when other players were injured.  From the end of October 1935 to the end of January 1936 he was almost ever-present, but from then until the end of the season he shared the left-half position with George Rigby and Jesse Thornley.

Richard died in 1976 at Aberconwy, Caernarvonshire

 

Gough

1910-11 Left-half

 

ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 29 April 1911 Berry's (Home)

 

There is no information recorded about this player whose one appearance came in the last match of the 1910-11 season when he was probably being given a trial.

   

Goulden Brian

1957-58 Centre-half

CL   League 11 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 23 September 1957 Port Vale Reserves (Home)

 

An amateur player who was performing well in the reserve side given a short spell in the senior side, initially when the side was depleted due to illness and other players were unable to obtain time off work.

 

Goulding

1911-12 Left-half

 

ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

LC      League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 13 January 1912 Hindley Central (Away)

 

From Chorley, he was one of many players given a short trial during the 1911-12 season.  Both his appearances came in January 1912.

   

Gouldthorpe

1908-09 Inside-left

 

ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 24 April 1909 Witton Albion (Away)

 

His single senior appearance came in the final match of the 1908-09 season in the forward line when Taylor was unavailable having broken his cheekbone, Gouldthorpe having played previously in defence for the Macclesfield reserve team.

   

Grabner Ron

1978-79

NPL    League 0(1)0

Debut 20 September 1978 Sub Bangor City (Away)

Ron was a member of the reserve team. At the beginning of October 2011 the Macclesfield Express reported that Ron is now one of the best senior triathletes competing all over the world.  A notable result was a sixth place in the over-60s category at the World Triathlon Championships in Beijing China

 

Graham

1907-08 Left-back

 

ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 28 March 1908 Witton Albion (Home)

 

Described in the local newspaper as 'a new signing', but as he only made one appearance it would appear that he was probably given a one match trial.

   

Graham Don

1977-78 Midfielder/Defender

NPL    League 26(0)1    Cups 4(0)0

Debut  22 October 1977 Sub Northwich Victoria (Home)

Don, signed from Cheshire League club New Mills, was a strong tackling player who could fill a number of positions. Before moving to Macclesfield had also played for Hyde United and Ashton United. On leaving the Moss Rose played for Winsford United, Hyde United (again), Bury (fee £200), Barrow, Witton Albion and Oldham Town.

Graham _Don

   

Graham John

1936-37 Left-half/Inside-right

CL    League 14 Apps 2 Goals    Cups 5 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 29 August 1936 Buxton (Home)

John was only 16 years of age when he signed for Macclesfield having gained a County Cap for Northumberland. Switching between the two positions, John appeared fairly regularly from the beginning of the season to the end of December. All his goals came in matches when the Silkmen won by a good margin. He also featured in the reserve side. His contract was cancelled by mutual agreement in January 1937 when he returned to live in Newcastle-on-Tyne.

 

Grainey James

1947-48 Inside-left

CL    League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 22 April 1948 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)

An 18 year old signed on amateur forms from Tyldesley United who deputised for John Lyons when he was rested between Challenge Cup semi-final and final ties.

   

Grainger ColinGrainger_Colin

1966-67 Winger

CL     League 3(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut  20 August 1966 Buxton (Home)

His career commenced in the youth set up at South Elmsall, signing his first professional contract at Wrexham in October 1950 where he made just five appearances before moving to Sheffield United in July 1953 for a fee of £2,500 featuring in 88 league appearances and scoring 26 goals before signing for Sunderland for a fee of £7,000.  There he made 120 league appearances in three years before transferring to Leeds United in 1960 for a fee of £15,000 where he scored five goals in 33 league games.  Never really making his mark at Elland Road he was sold to Port Vale for £6,000 in October 1961 scoring on his debut.  Unfortunately he started to be plagued by injury early in 1962 and by August 1963 he had lost his place and moved to Doncaster Rovers in August 1964 coming to the Moss Rose for the 1966-67 season.

Colin earned seven England caps scoring three goals. His first cap came in 1956 in a friendly with Brazil when he scored in the opening minutes with his first touch and went on to head home England’s fourth goal in the 83rd minute. During his career he was known as ‘the singing winger’ due to his vocal talent performing in clubs and pubs.  He also became a recording artist with HMV.

 

 

Grant AlexGrant_Alex

2014-15 Defender

NC     League 22(3)2     Cups 3(0)0

Debut 27 September 2014 Sub Lincoln City (Away)

Salford born, Alex began his career at Joondalup Soccer Club in Western Australia but returned to the UK to join Portsmouth at the age of 16. He never made a senior appearance there but spent time on loan at Havant and Waterlooville and Eastleigh. When he was released by Portsmouth he signed for Stoke City and has been a regular in their under 21 side.

Signed for Macclesfield on loan from the Stoke City Academy in August 2014 until the end of the year which was then extended to the end of the season. Alex faced significant competition for a place in the back four at the start of the season with more experienced players available, but after Luke Waterfall had been recalled to Scunthorpe and Liam Hogan returned to Fleetwood following an injury, Alex became a regular in the side initially at centre back, and when Scott Barrow was out of contention due to injury he ably replaced him at left back making good use of his long throws. His two goals came in the 2-0 win at Kidderminster in January 2015 and in the 1-0 win at Braintree Town at the beginning of March 2015.

Alex was released by Stoke City at the end of the 2014-15 season and returned to Australia in June 2015 to join A-League side Perth Glory.

 
   

Grant David

1987-88 and 1988-89 Defender

Conf    League 21(3)2 Cups 11(0)3

Debut 22 August 1987 Maidstone United (Home)

A member of the team in the club’s first year in the Conference, most of his appearances came in the first half of the season after which he dropped to the substitutes’ bench.  He only made a few senior appearances in his second year with the club. David is a former Sheffield Wednesday left-back who also played for Oxford United, Chesterfield (on loan), Cardiff City and Rochdale. On leaving the Silkmen, moved to Boston United.

Grant_David

   

Grant John

2011-12 Forward

John_Grant

FL     League 0(4)0    Cups 0(1)0

Debut Sub 13 August 2011 Sub Crawley Town (Away)

A former Crewe Alexandra trainee, John  was promoted to the professional ranks in July 1999 making 11 appearances for the Railwaymen, and spent time on loan at Northwich Victoria before joining Hereford United in the summer of 2002. He then played for Telford United (2003-04), Shrewsbury Town (2004-05) and Halifax Town

(2005-06) where his goals helped the Shaymen to reach the Conference final play-off in which he scored against his former club Hereford. 

In the summer of 2006 John joined Aldershot Town where he went on to make over 140 appearances in all competitions scoring 51 goals.  In their Conference Championship season in 2007-08 he scored 20 goals in 34 appearances and then featured in the Shots first year as a Football League team.  However in the 2009-10 season opportunities were limited and he completed the season on loan at Oxford United.  An ankle injury left him sidelined for much of the 2010-11 campaign, but he played for two months at Barrow.

John signed on non-contract terms for the Silkmen in August 2011, subsequently his contract was extended to January 2012. For much of his time at the Moss Rose, John was an unused substitute but made five appearances from the Substitutes' bench, however, he was unable to force his way into the side and was released at the end of his contract.

Having been without a club since leaving Macclesfield John signed for Droylsden in March 2013. John then retired from playing football to concentrate on his business Inspire Sports Management with his long-term friend Mustafa Mehmood.

Whilst at Aldershot in 2007 John made four appearances for the England C team.

 

Gray Daniel

Daniel Gray

2010-11 and 2011-12 Defender/Midfielder

FL    League 20(3)1

Debut 1 January 2011 Bury (Away)

Initially signed on a month’s loan, which was extended to the end of the 2010-11 season, from Chesterfield where he was a trainee until December 2008 when he signed his first professional contract making 54 appearances for them.  Whilst he started his career as a midfielder, Daniel has moved to the right-back position where he passed the ball well and made good use of his long throws.  Dan returned to Macclesfield, again on loan, in November 2011 for one month making two appearances in midfield. Dan was released by Chesterfield at the end of the 2011-12 season when he signed for Lincoln City leaving them in the summer of 2014 when he signed for Alfreton Town. He spent time on loan at Bradford Park Avenue in 2015.

 

Gray G

1925-26 Right-half

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 29 August 1925 Chester (Away)

 

Having played in a pre-season practice match was given a one match trial in the opening match of the season.

   

Gray W

1925-26 Outside-right

 

CL     6 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 29 August 1925 Chester (Away)

 

From Liverpool, Gray played in six early season matches after which the outside-right position was filled by experienced players.

   

Greaves Thomas 'Tommy'

Greaves_Tommy

1913-14 and 1914-1915 and 1919-1920 Forward

LC      League 60 Apps 45 Goals     Cups 11 Apps 8 Goals

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 6 September 1913 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

A junior with Goldenhill Villa, having played for Hanley Excelsior and Burslam Port Vale, Tommy signed for Stoke in 1908 where he made 13 senior league appearances scoring five goals. He left Stoke for Hanley Swifts in 1911, after which he played for Merthyr Town (July 1912) in the Southern League before signing for Macclesfield where he was vice-captain to Percy Pickford.

At Macclesfield he was a prolific goal scorer and was top goal scorer in both the 1913-14 and 1914-15 season, in his first season helping the Silkmen achieve promotion from the Second Division to the First Division of the Lancashire Combination. He was highly thought off and always played with skill and vigour.

He returned to Macclesfield after the First World War but illness prevented him from playing at the start of the season and he only went onto make two appearances in September and October 1919.

Tommy died in 1960 aged 72.

 
 
 
 
   

Greech Micky

1988-89 Defender

Conf    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 25 October 1988 Bilston Town (Away) Staffordshire Senior Cup R1

There is nothing recorded about this player.

 

Green

1912-13 Inside-right

 

LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 2 September 1912 Bacup (Away)

 

Only featured in the first two matches of the 1912-13 season.

   

Green

1925-26 Right-back

 

CL     League 18 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

 

26 December 1925 Stalybridge Celtic (Away)

 

From Stoke, Green was signed at the end of December 1925 taking over the right-back position and missing very few matches between then and the end of the season. He replaced Burrows and Vigrass who had shared this position in the first half of the season.  His four cup matches all came in the Cheshire senior Cup competition.  Described as a cool and capable defender who possessed a strong forceful kick.

   

Green Andy

1991-92 and 1992-93 Forward

Conf    League 26(1)8    Cups 12(0)3

Debut 2 November 1991 Welling United (Away)

A former Southport and South Liverpool striker who was signed for a fee of £7,000 from Belgium club Binche. In Andy’s first season with the club he scored 10 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions.

Green_Andy

 

Green Francis

2007-08 and 2008-09 Forward

Francis Green

FL    League 44(21)14    Cups 5(2)2

Debut 11 August 2007 Bradford City (Away)

Francis started his career in the non-League scene, but a £25,000+ move from Ilkeston Town to Peterborough United in March 1998 at the age of 17 launched his football career. After almost 130 appearances for the Posh, Franny moved to Lincoln City in September 2003 where he remained until a move to Boston United in August 2006. He was one of many players to leave Boston at the end of the 2006-07 season and signed a two-year deal with the Silkmen relishing the opportunity to play as an out and out front man, as he had been asked to play wide with the Pilgrims. A regular scorer throughout his career, Franny completed his first season at the Moss Rose as top-scorer with 11 goals, with one of his best performances in the home 3-3 draw against MK Dons when he bagged a brace. A talented striker who plays with pace and enthusiasm and has an eye for goal, but can be utterly frustrating in the application of his talents.  Featuring regularly in the first half of the 2008-09 season, he was rarely seen in the second half due to a knee injury and was released in the summer of 2009. Since then he has been on the books of Kettering Town, Oxford United, Brackley Town (including time on loan at Hucknall Town), Eastwood Town, Ilkeston and Spalding United, Corby Town and Basford.

Having retired from playing, it was reported in September 2013 that he was a football agent.

 

Green Josh

2012-13 and 2013-14 Midfielder

Green_Josh

NC       Cups 2(0)0

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

A member of the Macclesfield Youth Team whose one appearance in the 2012-13 season came when members of the youth team were fielded for the Cheshire Senior Cup tie. Joined the Silkmen from Shrewsbury where he was a member of their youth team, moving from full-back to a defensive midfield role and captained the Macclesfield youth team during the 2012-13 season. Gained his first professional contract with the Silkmen in the summer of 2013, but only made one appearance in the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup against Vauxhall Motors in November 2013. Spent a month on loan at Market Drayton from 7 November 2013 to December 7 2013.

On leaving Macclesfield he signed for Stalybridge Celtic in January 2014 and then Fleetwood Town in the summer of 2014 going on loan to Chester for a month in January 2015 where he made two appearances from the substitutes' bench. Unable to break into the senior side at Fleetwood Josh signed for Market Drayton in the summer of 2015 moving to Hednesford Town in September 2016.

 

 
   

Green Phil

1976-77 Defender

NPL   League 24(0)0    Cups 12(0)0

Debut 14 September 1976 Stafford Rangers (Away)

Phil was signed from South Liverpool. An old fashioned type centre-half, he was a powerful defender and good in the air.

 

Green Roy

1992-93 and 1993-94 Forward

Conf    League 11(4)3        Cups 1(0)0

Debut 6 March 1993 Bath City (Away)

Roy was at Aston Villa where he won two schoolboy caps against France and Belgium, before moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers after which he left the game for four years.  On his return he won a FA Vase Winners medal with Tamworth, moved to Atherstone and then Telford United before joining the Silkmen. His goal on the last day of the 1992-93 season gave Macclesfield a 1-0 victory at Wycombe to ensure Conference survival, in front of a crowd of over 5700 who had gathered to celebrate the Chairboys promotion to the Football League.

Roy Green

 

Greenall

1946-47 Outside-left

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 11 January 1947 Chester Reserves (Home)

 

An amateur from St Helens signed just before the match when Bert Swindells was unable to play because of 'flu.  Harry Ryan moved to inside-right allowing Greenall to featured at outside-left. Like other players during this season, he only made the one appearance at a time when Macclesfield were giving trials to many players in the club's first season after the Second World War.

   

Greenall

1957-58 Goalkeeper

CL  League 16 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 4 September 1957 Ellesmere Port Town (Home)

The reserve team goalkeeper who initially deputised for the first choice 'keeper Yoxall when he had fractured his nose.  As the season progressed, he shared the goalkeeping duties equally with Yoxall.

   

Greenhalgh

1912-13 Left-half

 

LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 2 September 1912 Bacup (Away)

 

Only featured in the first two matches of the 1912-13 season.

   

Greenhalgh

1920-21 Centre-forward

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 28 August 1920 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

 

Previously with Nelson and recorded as having signed for Macclesfield prior to the start of the 1920-21 season, he made just the one appearance in the opening match of the season.  There is no record of him playing for the reserve side.

   

Greenwood

1928-29 Centre-forward

CL     Cups 1 App ) Goals

Debut 5 November 1928 Rhyl (Away) FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round Replay

A member of the Macclesfield reserve side brought into the senior side for a single match, being the third player used in this position in four matches just before the signing of William Devlin.

 
 
 
   

Gregory

1934-35 Right-back

CL   Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 29 September 1934 Colwyn Bay (Home) FA Cup Qualifying R1

An amateur from Poynton brought into the side for this one match at a time when Thomas Thornley was unavailable.

 

Grey Rex A

1960-61 and 1961-62 Forward

CL    League 54 Apps 48 Goals    Cups 12 Apps 5 Goals

Debut 20 August 1960 Wigan (Away)

Rex was discovered by Manchester City playing in amateur football in the Salford District, and was signed by them as a professional at the age of 19.  He remained at City for three seasons, but never made the senior side although he scored many goals for them in their Central League side. After recovering from cartilage trouble, he spent a season with Runcorn before signing for Hyde United where he was a free-scoring forward.  He was Frank Bowyer’s first signing and in his first season at the Moss Rose, he scored a total of 34 league goals which included five hat-tricks, capitalising on his speed and powerful shot.

On leaving Macclesfield he signed for Altrincham in February 1962 for a 'substantial' fee. He was a driver employed by Manchester Corporation.

Grey_Rex

 

Grice R

1905-06 and 1906-07 Inside-right

#ML     League 32 Apps 10 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 2 September 1905 Northwich Victoria (Home)

Having previously played for Stretford and Denton, Grice was signed in the summer of 1905 taking over the inside-right position from David Barnett, although Smethams had filled this position towards the end of the 1904-05 season. Ever present throughout the 1905-06 season he scored six goals, and was again the preferred inside-right at the start of the 1906-07 season scoring three goals, but he missed two matches in September through injury. He returned for a further three matches, the last of which was the first round tie of the Cheshire Senior Cup against Congleton Town on 20th October

After this match he gave one's notice to terminate his connection with the club, the reason for which is not specified in reports.  The club decided to dispensed with his services with immediate effect.

   

Griffin Brian

1981-82 to 1983-84 Forward

NPL    League 105(1)24    Cups 36(0)12

Debut 25 August 1981 Buxton (Home)

Formerly with Prestwich Heys and Nantwich Town, Brain was considered to be one of the best and most skilful forwards in non-League and was top scorer at Macclesfield in the 1982-83 season with 10 goals.  He was signed from Witton Albion for a fee of £500. 

Later played for Hyde United, Irlam Town (twice), and Curzon Ashton. He was later manager at Flixton and for Trafford Reserves where he also served on the club's Management Committee. Also a member of the NPL XI.

Griffin_Brian

 

Griffiths

1921-22 Defender

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 31 August 1921 Connah's Quay (Home)

 

Hailing from Manchester, was given an early season two match trail having performed well in a pre-season practice match but was not signed.

   

Griffiths Ken

1960-61 Forward

CL    League 6 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 11 March 1961 Winsford United (Away)

Ken's football career started with local youth sides, but during the Second World War whilst a member of the Royal Air Force he played for his unit's side.  After the war he joined Port Vale, initially as an amateur, signing professional forms in February 1950.  He made 179 league appearances for Vale scoring 52 goals.  He moved to Mansfield Town in 1958 for a four-figure fee where he made 42 league appearances scoring seven goals. 

He then played for Stafford Rangers, Wellington Town and Sankeys before a short spell at the Moss Rose.  On leaving the Moss Rose he played for Northwich Victoria, Nantwich Town, Wolstanton United and was player/coach at Michelin, player/assistant manager at Parkway and then manager of the Staffordshire FA team.

Ken died in August 2008 at the age of 78.

 

Griffiths Neil

Griffiths_Neil

1983-84 to 1985-86 Defender/Manager

NPL    League 26(3)0   Cups 9(2)0

Debut 8 October 1983 Sub South Liverpool (Away)

A very experienced defender whose football career started at Chester in 1970 where he made 90 league appearances scoring five goals. He signed for Port Vale in 1973 becoming an established member of the senior team making 218 league appearances and scoring 13 goals. In 1981 he moved to Crewe Alexandra where he remained for one season before signing for Stafford Rangers.

Signed for Macclesfield as a player for the 1983-84 season and became player/coach in the 1984-85 season and was appointed player/manager in the summer of 1985 following the resignation of Brian Booth because of ill health. In the early part of the season some spectacular results were achieved including 7-2 victories over both Caernarfon and Horwich RMI.  In November a very under strength side due to a ‘flu virus played Hartlepool off the park in an FA Cup tie at the Moss Rose but unfortunately the visitors were victorious 2-1.  Having led the table for many weeks, the team started a downward slide with defeat after defeat resulting in Neil leaving club on amicable terms in February 1986 after a 5-1 defeat against Morecambe to join Newcastle Town.

 

Griffiths Peter

1998-99 Midfielder

FL    League 4(0)1   Cups 1(2)0

Debut 22 September 1998 Sub Birmingham City (Away) Worthington Cup R2 L2

A winger brought to Macclesfield from Ashton United principally to play in the newly-formed Reserve team who only made a handful appearances for the senior side. Peter was a quick player with the ability to make pin-point crosses. On leaving Macclesfield Peter signed for Winsford United.

 

Gritton Martin

2007-08 and 2008-09 Forward

Martin Gritton

FL   League 40(12)13    Cups 7(1)3

Debut 18 August 2007 Sub MK Dons (Home)

Another player who started his playing career in the non-League scene, but at the age of 20 signed for Plymouth Argyll from Porthleven in August 1998, moving to Torquay United in the summer of 2002 where he scored 26 goals in 100 appearances in all competitions. In December 2004 he made the move to Grimsby Town and then onto Lincoln City in December 2006.  During the 2006-07 season he spent some time at Mansfield Town before being released by Lincoln in the summer of 2007 when he signed a two-year deal with the Silkmen. Martin scored on his debut within minutes of his introduction from the substitutes’ bench, and went on to feature regularly in the starting line-up in the first half of the 2007-08 season.  In the second half, he was troubled by injury which severely restricted his appearances, although he completed the season as second top-scorer. A good target man who can hold the ball up well and is equally proficient defending set pieces, Martin scored five goals in six matches in November/December 2008 but left the Silkmen for Chesterfield in the 2009 January transfer window to take advantage of a two and a half year contract. At the beginning of the 2010-11 season Martin went on loan to Torquay United for six months and on his return to Chesterfield he left when his contract was terminated by mutual consent at the end of January 2011. Martin then spent the last few weeks of the season at Yeovil Town but moved to Stockport County in the summer of 2011 and Truro Town in the summer of 2012 on a non-contract basis.

On leaving Truro Town Martin retired from playing football when he moved to London where he works in sports Public Relations.

 

Groves

1978-79

NPL    Cups 0(1)0

Debut 29 January 1979 Sub Altrincham (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup R1

There is no information recorded about this player.

 

Gunn Francis 'Bob'

1934-35 Inside-left

Gunn_Francis

CL     League 11 Apps 6 Goals     Cups 4 Apps 3 Goals

Debut 25 August 1934 Buxton (Home)

Before signing for Macclesfield played for Northwich Vics and Witton Albion. Featured regularly in the early months of the season and scored several goals including three in the FA Cup. Once Reginald Ward was signed, Gunn lost his place but played in the reserve side, however, his contract was cancelled in February 1935 when he returned to Witton Albion and then Nantwich Town. Also made an appearance for Macclesfield's 1939-40 war-time team.

Became an accomplished cricketer as wicketkeeper for Northwich Cricket Club in the Manchester Association.

Died: Vale Royal, Cheshire January 1965.

 

Guttridge William Henry 'Bill'

Guttridge

1962-63 and 1963-64 Left-back

CL    League 72 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 21 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 18 August 1962 Buxton (Home) 

Bill was a popular personality starting his career with the Metroshaft Works team before moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers where he featured mainly in the reserve side making the occasional senior appearance.  Unable to break into the Wolves team he moved to Walsall in November 1954 where he remained for eight years making over 200 appearances, often as captain. A cartilage injury forced his retirement as professional player in 1962 when he moved to the semi-professional game at Macclesfield. Described a  good, strong defender who was a whole hearted player, Bill must have recovered from his cartilage injury as he appeared regularly for the Silkmen. On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Stourbridge.  He was also a youth coach at Walsall and managed Darleston.

Bill died aged 82 on 6 April 2013.

 

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. In addition, some matches over the Christmas and Easter holiday periods, together with end of season matches, have not been reported.

  

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