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MacDonald

1933-34  Left-back

CL    League 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 April 1934 Witton Albion (Home)

A local player called in as cover for the final three matches of the season.

 

MacKenzie Neil

2004-05 and  2005-06 Midfielder

FL   League 20(4)1    Cups 1(0)1

Debut 27 November 2004 Rushden & Diamonds (Home)

Prior to joining Macclesfield, Neil played for Stoke City, Cambridge United, Kidderminster Harriers, Blackpool and Mansfield Town moving to the Silkmen initially on loan in November 2004, and then on a permanent basis. An attacking midfielder, Neil’s appearances were restricted due to injury and he went out on loan to Scunthorpe United in November 2005, a move which was made permanent in January 2006. He joined Notts County in the summer of 2007 and then Mansfield Town, moving to Tamworth in the summer of 2009. In 2011 he was on the books of St Neots Town and then Evesham United.

Neil then played for Halesowen Town from 2013 to 2105 helping them to become champions of the Northern Premier League Division One South. He moved to Hinckley AFC in the summer of 2015.

Neil MacKenzie

 

MacMorran Robert

1951-52 and 1952-53 Inside-right

MacMorran

CL   League 57 Apps 11 Goals   Cups 15 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 29 October 1951 Buxton (Home) FA Cup Preliminary Round

Previously with Manchester United and Northwich Victoria.  In both his seasons with the Silkmen, like other players, Robert was not always first choice  in the starting line-up featuring in two-thirds of all matches, but his overall contribution was integral to the team's overall success. He won a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1952 and  a Cheshire League Championship medal in 1953.

 

McAngus J

1909-10 to 1912-13 Forward

McAngus_J

ML     League 62 Apps 18 Goals     Cups 15 Apps 4 Goals

LC      League 18 Apps 8 Goals   

Debut 4 September 1909 Northwich Victoria (Home)

Played for Stretford in the 1907-08 season and joined Macclesfield with several other newly signed players at the beginning of the 1909-10 season scoring on his debut. In the 1910-11 Championship winning season he played in many of the matches and gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup.  In the following season he appeared regularly for both the Manchester League and the Lancashire Combination teams scoring 14 goals completing the season as top scorer. In his final season at the club other players had been signed to fill the forward positions and he spent most of his time as a member of the reserve team.

   

McAvoy

1923-24 Inside-right

 

CL     League 7 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 13 April 1924 Stalybridge Celtic (Away)

 

A young player from Manchester introduced for the final matches of the season.

   

McAvoy Andy

2001-02 Forward/Midfielder

FL   League 4(6)0     Cups 2(2)0

Debut 11 August 2001 Swansea City (Home)

A former Blackburn Rovers trainee, Andy joined Hartlepool United in November 1999 moving to Macclesfield in the summer of 2001. Most of his time was spent in the Reserve side, but he made a few appearances for the senior side either as a striker or an attacking right-sided midfielder. Andy was released in the summer of 2002 when he signed for Spennymoor United.

Andy McAvoy

 

McBeth George

1978-79 Midfielder

NPL   League 10(0)0     Cups 2(0)1

Debut 19 August 1978 Scarborough (Away)

George was signed from Stockport County in the summer of 1978 having also played at Manchester City.  He was a skilful ball player who used his league experience to good effect.

 

McCabe

1893-94 Centre-forward

 

#TC     League 7 Apps 3 Goals      Cups 3 Apps 2 Goals

 

Debut 23 September 1893 Stockport County (Home)

 

There is no information recorded for this player.  It would appear that he only featured during the first half of the 1893-94 season and with such a good strike rate, it can only be assumed that he he was persuaded to move to another club.

   

McClure Melvin

1979-80 Midfielder

NPL   #League 35(1)5   Cups 11(1)2

Debut 18 August 1979 Gateshead (Away)

A former apprentice at Manchester City where he captained their FA Youth Cup team.  Mel was a strong attacking player who was highly rated.

 

McCombe John

2015-16 Defender

McCombe_John

NC     League 11(1)1

Debut 1 March 2016 sub Torquay United

Started his career at Huddersfield Town as a youngster, graduating from their Academy to make his first senior appearance for Huddersfield in May 2003. He remained their until 2007 making 20 senior appearances and spent time on loan at Torquay United and Boston United although he made no appearances at either club. Signed for Hereford United in the summer of 2007 helping them to win promotion before moving to Port Vale in the summer of 2008. Here he made 211 appearances in all competitions scoring 16 goals, won the club's Player of the Year Award in 2011 and helped the club secure promotion in the 2012-13 season. Having elected to leave Port Vale in the summer of 2013 he signed for Mansfield Town but moved to York City in January 2014 making 61 appearances in all competitions scoring four goals. His last appearance came on 24 October 2015 and as he did not feature in the plans of newly appointed manager Jackie McNamara, John's contract was cancelled by mutual consent on 1 February 2016.

Signed for Macclesfield Town on 1 March 2016 and immediately formed an excellent central defensive partnership with George Pilkington. Having made his debut from the substitutes' bench, he was then ever-present in the starting line-up to the end of the season.

His brother Jamie is also a professional footballer.

   

McCrohan

1925-26 Centre-half

 

CL     League 3 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 9 January 1926 Whitchurch (Home)

 

Signed from Sandbach Ramblers, played his first match at outside right scoring the first goal in the 3-1 win, after which he appeared at centre-half. Only making four appearances spread over two months It would appear that he was unable to establish himself in the team.

   

McCue John

1962-63 Right-back

CL   League 7 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 18 August 1962 Buxton (Home)

Previously with Stoke City and Oldham Athletic, all of John's appearances came in the early part of the season.

John McCue

 

McCulloch Grant

1966-67 Outside-right

CL   League 10(1)3

Debut 11 March 1967 Northwich Victoria (Home)

Previously with Buxton, Grant was signed at the age of 19 in March 1967. He scored on his debut in the 2-0 win at Hyde and scored two goals in the 4-3 home victory against Oswestry Town. Featured for Nantwich Town in the 1969-70 and 1970-71 Cheshire League campaigns

 

McCunnell Barry

1977-78 Midfielder

NPL   League 4(0)0

Debut 4 March 1978 Wigan Athletic (Away)

There is no information recorded for this player.

 

McDonald

1878-79

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recoded for this player.

   

McDonald Alex

1936-37 Forward

CL     League 2 Apps 1 Goal

Official debut 12 December 1936 Manchester North End (Away)

Hailed from Accrington for whom he played as an amateur at the age of eighteen in 1935-36 season before moving to Bacup Borough.

Alex was given a short trial with Macclesfield at a time when there were several positional changes within the team. McDonald actually first appeared for Macclesfield on 5th December 1936 in the home tie against Stockport County but the match was abandoned.

 

McDonald Clayton

McDonald_Clayton

2008-09 Defender

FL   League 2(0)0

Debut 23 August 2008 Accrington Stanley (Away)

The 6’6” central Manchester City Reserve team defender spent a month on loan making his Football League debut at Accrington Stanley in August 2008. He only made one further appearance before returning to City at the end of his loan spell. He has since played for Chesterfield, Walsall and Grimsby Town. Having been released by Grimsby he signed a short term contract with Tranmere Rovers in July 2014 moving to Southport in September 2014 but was released in December 2014. Signed for Redditch United in February 2015 but quickly moved to Kidderminster in March 2015 joining Worcester City in the summer of 2015 spending time on loan at Corby Town. Clayton signed again for Redditch United in the summer of 2016.

Clayton is the son of Rob who was a professional footballer and a brother who is a professional footballer and is also named Rob.

   

McDonald Dean

2012-13 Forward

McDonald_Dean

NC     League 3(7)0     Cups 0(1)0

Debut 26 January 2013 Sub Wigan Athletic (Home) FA Cup R4

Dean had been a trainee at Arsenal before moving to Championship Ipswich Town in the summer of 2005 where he made his senior debut. With Ipswich for a single season, most of his appearances came from the substitutes' bench and he also spent time on loan at Hartlepool United. He signed for League One Gillingham in the summer of 2006 making  30 appearances in all competitions before moving to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in July 2007. With opportunities limited following a change of manager he had a trial with Toronto FC but decided to turn down their offer of a contract.

He then moved into the non-league game, firstly with Rushden and Diamonds, a loan at Grays Athletic and then with Steve King at Northwich Victoria.  After a short spell at Tooting and Mitcham United he rejoined Steve King at Farnborough for two seasons scoring 45 league goals in 90 appearances. He joined Carshalton Athletic for the 2011-12 season following which he was a free agent and had a pre-season trial with the Silkmen.  Dean signed for the Silkmen in January 2013. Given a chance in the second half of the 2012-12 season, Dean could not replicate his goal scoring form at previous clubs.

Since leaving Macclesfield Dean has played for Sutton United, Billericay Town, Margate, Whitehawk, Dulwich Hamlet and Merstham.

 

McDonald Martin

1993-94 to 1995-96 and 1997-98, 1998-99

Martin McDonald

Conf  League 75(0)5    Cups 32(2)5

Debut 13 November 1993 Sub Hartlepool United (Home) FAC R1

FL      League 45(0)3    Cups  5(0)0

Debut 13 December 1997 Barnet (Away)

Martin moved from Bramhall to Stockport County in 1992 although he never played a senior match for them, before signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1993.  He burst onto the scene, coming on for the injured Steve Wood, in the First Round FA Cup tie against Hartlepool United at the Moss Rose to score a stunning goal which was the “goal of the day” on television that evening.  A midfielder with a tremendous engine and a tenacious tackler with an ability to run from box to box. In 1994 Martin gained winners' medals in the Conference League Cup and Staffordshire Senior Cup, helped the Silkmen win their first Conference title in 1995, was voted Player of the Year for the 1993-94 season and won England semi-pro honours.

On leaving Macclesfield, three successive £20,000 moves took him to Southport, Doncaster and then back to Macclesfield in January 1997 when he helped the side to reach a promotion spot in the Nationwide Third Division of the Football League.  Also gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1998.

During the following season there were problems both on and off the field, initially leading to a seven match ban and then he “disappeared” for four weeks which, on his return, led to him being transferred to Altrincham. Since then he has been on the books of numerous non-League clubs.

Believed to be living and working in the Manchester area.

 

McDonald Marvin

2006-07 Forward

FL   Cups 0(1)0

Debut 22 August 2006 Sub Leicester City (Away) Carling Cup R1

Marvin regularly played as a striker for both the Macclesfield Youth and Reserve sides prior to signing a professional contract in the summer of 2006.  In his time at the Moss Rose, Marvin only made one appearance for the senior side but was given the opportunity of first team football during the 2006-07 season when he went on loan to Unibond Premier League side Mossley. Marvin was released in the summer of 2007. Later played for Leigh Genesis.

McDonald_Marvin

 

McDonough Frank

1938-39 Goalkeeper

CL    League 40 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 6 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 27 August 1938 Buxton (Home)

Frank was on the books of Blackpool and then in the 1937-38 season he was captain of Stockport County when they were in the Second Division, and having signed for Macclesfield in 1938 he was appointed captain again. During  his time at the Moss Rose he was described as a genial captain. Frank spent just one season with the Silkmen when he was almost ever present only missing single matches when he was injured. In comparison to earlier seasons in the 1930's, he was a fairly successful 'keeper conceding less than 80 goals (his deputy conceded 11 goals in two matches)

 

McEwen

1886-87

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is  no information recorded for this player.

   

McFerran Phil

1979-80 Midfielder

NPL   #League 3(2)0   Cups 4(1)3

Debut 18 August 1979 Gateshead (Away)

Phil moved to Macclesfield from South Liverpool having previously been a member of the Liverpool reserve team which won the Central League. On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Witton Albion then Burscough, Bootle, Marine, South Liverpool twice (making a total of 286 appearances and scoring 39 goals during his three spells) and Southport.

McFerran_Phil

 

McGann

1928-29 Goalkeeper

 

CL     League 4 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 17 November 1928 Mossley (Home)

 

A reserve goalkeeper who deputised for Mace the regular senior goalkeeper. Unfortunately in his four appearances he was only on the winning side for one match.

   

McGill Jimmy

 

McGill_Jimmy

1964-65 Wing-half

CL   League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 31 August 1964 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

Jimmy’s career  commenced in 1959 when he signed for Oldham Athletic making 39 appearances for them in the 1959-60 season, before moving to Crewe Alexandra where he appeared 81 times over two and half years, and then Chester where he made 32 appearances.  Moved to the Moss Rose from Wrexham where he had made 17 appearances in the 1963-64 season.

Jimmy was suspended for the first three matches of the 1964-65 season following an incident in the Burton v Wrexham match the previous season. He made his debut for the Silkmen when three players had been dropped from the team filling the wing-half position. He only made a single appearance as his contract was terminated when he failed to turn up for training during the following week and for the next match.

 

McGiven

1979-80

NPL    #League 4(0)0

Debut  23 April 1980 South Liverpool (Home)

Played in the final four matches of the season. There is no information recorded for this player.

 

McGrae Joseph Russell 'Joe'

1931-32 and 1932-33 Left-half

McGrae_J

CL       League 32 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 7 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 13 April 1932 Hurst (Home)

Joe represented Liverpool Schoolboys and on leaving school signed for Royal Albion. He then signed for Everton where he spent six season before playing for Tranmere Rovers for a single season. He then spent three seasons at Norwich City where he made 124 league appearances and scored three goals, after which he moved to Bradford City, then Clapton Orient and Halifax Town where he made 27 league appearances,  before signing for Macclesfield in April 1932.

Having only played in the final five matches of the  1931-32 Championship winning season gave his Championship medal to Sidney Alderman who had featured in 25 league matches, a true gentleman both on and off the pitch.

Appeared regularly during his time at the Moss Rose as a fast player with good ball control and showed good anticipation and was the vice-captain in the 1932-33 season. He played his last match for the Silkmen on 18 February 1933 before moving to Nelson.

In addition to gaining a winners' medal in the Challenge Cup competition for the 1931-32 season with Macclesfield, he held winners' medals for the West Riding, Liverpool Hospital and Norfolk Hospital cups.

Joe died in November 1975.

 

McGrady Vinny

1978-79 Defender

NPL   League 2(0)0

Debut 24 February 1979 Workington (Away)

Vinny was a strong tackling defender who was signed from Cheshire League side Formby.

 

McGuinness David

1955-56 and 1958-59 Forward

CL     League 14 Apps 3 goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 1 October 1955 Witton Albion (Away)

A young amateur from Ball Haye Green (near Leek) who joined Macclesfield after completing his National Service prior to which he had played for a year with Bolton Wanderers Reserve team. David was unable to establish himself as a regular in the senior side at the Moss Rose despite scoring two goals on his debut in the 2-1 victory, however he featured regularly for the reserve team. During his time at Macclesfield he had trials at Stoke City and Walsall, the latter offering him a part time professional contract but he elected to remain with Macclesfield. On leaving Macclesfield  he signed semi-professional forms with New Mills where he played for some 10 years.

A teacher by profession he ran the Upton Priory School team for many years and organised the local Ciba Giegy 7's School Tournament. He played for the North West Colleges Football Team and currently (2013) is a member of both the Oriana and Thomas Cranmer Choirs.

(Grateful thanks is extended to David and his son, Adrian, for supplying much of the content for this profile)

 

McIlroy Sammuel Baxter 'Sammy'

1993-94 to 1999-2000 Manager

Matches 384, Won 188, Drawn 88, Lost 108, Win% 48.96

McIlroy_Sammy

Born in Belfast Sammy moved to English club Manchester United in 1969 to become the last signing by then Matt Busby.  He was promoted to the senior side in 1971 remaining with United until 1982 making over 400 appearances. He then played for Stoke City (1982-85), Manchester City (1985-86), Swedish club Orgryte (1986), Bury (1986-89), on loan to Austrian club Admira Wacker (1988) and Preston North End (1989-1991). Between 1972 and 1987 he made 88 international appearances for Northern Ireland.

Sammy's managerial career started at Northwich Victoria in July 1991 where he was appointed player/manager moving to Ashton United in 1992 for a short spell before his appointment at Macclesfield in May 1993.

In his first season the team won the Drinkwise Cup (the League Cup) and the Staffordshire Senior Cup. He was the Mail on Sunday Manager of the Month for November 1993 and led the Silkmen to the second round of the FA Cup against Crewe having beaten Football league side Hartlepool United in the first round. The team completed the 1993-94 season in seventh position.

In the 1994-95 season the team reached the semi-final of both the League and Staffordshire Senior Cups. The team were champions of the Vauxhall Conference winning 10 consecutive matches between the beginning of October until the  middle of December - a Conference record at the time.  Sammy was awarded Manager of the Month on four occasions - another Conference record at the time and Manager of the Year. Three members of the team Steve Farrelly, Neil Howarth and Martin McDonald were members of the England semi-pro team and Sammy was honoured when he managed the FA XI in a selection match for the International team. During March he was awarded the prestigious Achievement Award from the International Club based in Eire. Unfortunately Macclesfield were not promoted to the Football League as they were unable to meet ground grading regulations on time.

In the 1995 close season Sammy showed his commitment to the Silkmen by turning down a role at Notts County. In the 1995-96 season, in the Conference the team reached the top of the table at the beginning of November, a place they held until mid-February, however, the team dropped to fourth position by the end of the season but they had to play nine matches over sixteen days at the end of the season. They won the Championship Shield, reached the semi-final of the Cheshire Senior Cup, were finalists in the League Cup and won the FA Trophy beating Northwich Victoria 3-1 at Wembley. Sammy was Manager of the Month for March.

The 1996-97 season proved to be exciting and triumphant although tinged with sadness with the tragic death of the chairman, Arthur Jones, in  mid-September. Arthur had spent much of his money ensuring that the ground was up to the standard required of the football authorities as well as supporting Sammy in the purchase of players. The club was in disarray with speculation about it's future but Sammy and his able assistant Gil Prescott got on with the job on a shoestring budget coupled with a team spirit second to none. One of their best signings of the season came in January 1997 when Chris Byrne came to the Moss Rose who was to score many important goals helping the Silkmen win the Conference for a second time, having been some 15 points behind Kidderminster Harriers. The team won the Championship Shield for a second time and were finalists in the League and Cheshire Senior Cups. Sammy was Manager of the Month for March 1997. His comment on winning the Championship was  'We did it for Arthur, Nationwide Division Three here we come'.  It was appropriate that former manager Peter Wragg, representing the Nationwide League, presented Sammy with a magnum of Champagne after the final Conference match at Kettering.

Further success came for the team in their first season (1997-98) in the Football League.  They won the Championship Shield for the third time to equal the record held by Wycombe Wanderers. The team was strengthened with the signing of flying winger Stuart Whittaker and bandana wearing Efe Sodje who cost £30,000. During the season further additions were made by way of Martin McDonald, Ben Sedgemore (fee £20,000) and Keiron Durkan (fee £15,000). The Cheshire Senior Cup was won and Sammy was named Manager of the Month in January and April. Undefeated at home with 19 wins and four draws, despite the woeful away form, the team completed the season as runners-up to Notts County in the Nationwide League Division Three and promoted to Division Two.

The demands of playing in the higher league was a bridge too far facing the likes of Burnley, Manchester City, Fulham, Wigan Athletic, Reading, Preston North End, resulting in  the team completing the season in bottom place with Macclesfield relegated for the first time in their history. With the financial demands of the representatives of the late chairman, Sammy's request for an injection of £50,000 to strengthen the team could not be met and probably impacted on the relegation of the team.

Sammy started the 1999-2000 season in the managerial seat  but his last match as manager for Macclesfield came on 8 January 2000, Sammy having been appointed manager of the Northern Ireland International team.  And  so came to an end Macclesfield's most successful time as a football club.

Sammy managed Northern Ireland for almost three years but only won on five occasions in 29 matches. The team having failed to score as single goal in the eight qualifying matches for Euro 2004, Sammy resigned and re-entered club management with Stockport County where he spent just over a year winning just 14 matches.

In November 2005 he took over as caretaker manager of Conference side Morecambe stepping in for the current manager Jim Harvey who had suffered a heart attack. He guided the team to the Conference play-offs losing to Hereford United. He was appointed permanent manager in May 2006. Morecambe reached the play-offs in 2006-07 when they defeated Exeter City to win promotion to the Football League. In the 2007-08 season they completed their first season in the Football League in 11th position. In the 2008-09 season Sammy again secured 11th position and in 2009-10 fourth position but they were unsuccessful in the play-offs, and having finished in 20th position at the end of the 2010-11 season Sammy left Morecambe by mutual consent.

Since then Sammy has been a member of the media team at Manchester United with an involvement in MUTV.

   

McIlroy Sammy Jr

1994-95

Conf   Cups 0(1)0

Debut 5 April 1995 Sub Stoke City Staffordshire Senior Cup Semi-final

Son of manager Sammy McIlroy, he made just one senior appearance replacing Brian Ellershaw in the tie when Stoke were the victors by a single goal. Sammy appeared regularly for the reserves, at times alongside his father. Later played for Northwich Victoria and Mossley.

Sammy McIlroy Jr

 

McIntyre Kevin

2004-05 to 2007-08 Defender/Midfielder

FL   League 130(4)16     Cups 23(0)1

Debut 26 December 2004 Sub Grimsby Town (Away)

Kevin commenced his football career as a trainee at Tranmere Rovers, moving to Doncaster Rovers in 1999 and then to Chester in 2002.  He signed for Macclesfield in December 2004 and become a key member of the side.  An accomplished left-sided player Kevin spent much of the time in midfield but also performed equally as well at left-back in a back four formation.  As Macclesfield’s dead ball expert, he finished top scorer in the 2006-07 season in somewhat unique circumstances, having converted nine out of nine penalties, with his other goal coming from a free-kick.  After giving rock solid performances throughout the season he was justly rewarded as Player of the Year. Kevin moved to Shrewsbury Town in January 2008, Accrington Stanley in the summer of 2011, Rochdale in 2012, returning to Chester in the summer of 2013, and then Connah's Quay Nomads in 2014. During his time at Connah's Quay Nomads became player/coach eventually retiring from playing at the age of 38 in 2016.

Kevin McIntyre

 

McKay Stuart

1963-64 to 1965-66 Outside-left

McKay_Stuart

CL    League 79 Apps 11 Goals    Cups 20 Apps 5 Goals

Debut 30 October 1963 Chester Reserves (Away)

Previously with Congleton Town and Hyde United. Stuart was a popular player during his time at the Moss Rose. On leaving he moved to Stafford Rangers and later Droylsden and Mossley.

 

McKenzie Dr GD

1934-35 Outside-left

CL     League 5 Apps 4 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 17 November 1934 Manchester North End (Away)

Dr McKenzie represented Aberdeen University during his studies and whilst there played for Scotland at amateur level on eight occasions. On leaving University he played for Queen's Park Rangers before travelling south of the border signing for Hull City when they were a Second Division side remaining there for half a season. He then moved to Stockport County when they were a Third Division side, where he made eight appearances and scored four goals.

He signed for Macclesfield in November 1934 scoring on his debut and adding a further three league goals, but was unable to establish himself in the senior side as the outside-left position was held by Glyn Davies.  Dr McKenzie left the club in February 1935 when he went to live in Whitehaven.

 

McKernan Gerard

'Ged'

1987-88 Goalkeeper

Conf   League 1(0)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 17 October 1987 Enfield (Home)

Gerard's two senior appearances came when he was standing in for Alan Zelem, firstly in the League defeat by Enfield and secondly in the 2-0 win in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Ged is from Bollington and has spent many years in local football, still turning out at veteran level. He is also a good cricketer who has represented Bollington.

McKeeran_Gerard

McKinley Jason

1994-95

Conf   Cups 1(1)0

Debut 28 March 1995 Sub Bromsgrove Rovers (Away) Bob Lord Trophy Semi-Final

A member of the reserve team, Jason signed Conference forms so that he could be drafted in for the Bob Lord Trophy and Staffordshire Senior Cup matches, at a time when Phil Power was suspended and John Askey was injured.

 

McKinstry Nathaniel Joseph 'Nat'

1947-48 to 1949-50 Goalkeeper

McKinstry_Nat

CL   League 87 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 13 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 13 December 1947 Hyde United (Home)

Nat previously played for Aircraft United, Larne and Glentoran in Ireland and whilst there he was selected to represent an intermediate League team against Drumcondra. Initially a member of the reserve side, Nat was promoted to the senior side where he became the first choice ‘keeper. Nat was in goal for the Cheshire League Challenge Cup final for the 1947-48 season against Altrincham which ended in a 3-3 draw, Altrincham scoring two late goals, however, Macclesfield won the replay 3-1 in April 1948. He missed the first two months of the 1948-49 season when he was recovering from an appendix operation, otherwise he only missed a limited number of matches when injured..

Nat moved to Mossley and later helped out at other clubs when they were short of a ‘keeper.  Nat continued to live in Macclesfield working for the Gas Board and kept a close eye on the Silkmen attending matches whenever he could.

Nat died on 23 November 2013 in Macclesfield at the age of 93.

 

McLaughlin John

1977-78 Midfielder

NPL   League 2(0)1

Debut 8 March 1978 Goole Town (Home)

A former professional player for Liverpool where he made 40 league appearances and scored three goals from 1970 to 1976.  Whilst at Liverpool he spent time on loan at the Philadelphia Atoms, Portsmouth and Dallas Tornado.  A knee injury ended his professional career at the age of 24 but he continued at non-league level for South Liverpool, Barrow, Wrexham and Macclesfield.

McLaughlin_John

 

 

McLeary

1908-09 Outside-left

 

ML     League 1 App 1 Goal

 

Debut 25 December 1908 Buxton (Home)

 

A member of the Macclesfield reserve team, McLeary was given a taste of senior football when he deputised for Oliver on Christmas Day 1908. He scored the second goal in the 2-0 win in front of a crowd of 6000.

   

McLoughlin

1936-37 Forward

CL    League 6 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 29 August 1936 Buxton (Home)

Moved to the Moss Rose having played for a junior team in the Stockport District. He was a member of the Macclesfield reserve team with his senior appearances spread throughout the season. Both his goals  came in defeats: the first at  Hurst (1-3) in November 1936 and the second at Stalybridge (1-2) in March 1937. On leaving Macclesfield in the summer of 1937 he moved to Hyde United.

 

McMahon

1911-12 Centre-half

 

LC    League 7 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 9 September 1911 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)

 

There is no information recorded about this player who made all of his appearances in the first half of the season, the last coming on 9th December 1911.

   

McMahon John

1992-93 Midfielder

Conf    League 21(5)0    Cups 11(1)2

20 October 1992 Witton Albion (Away) Drinkwise Cup R2

John was signed from Morecambe, having had spells with a number of North West clubs including Everton, Southport, South Liverpool, Altrincham, Witton Albion and Runcorn. Before he joined Macclesfield he had spent six months on the treatment table after a piece of bone had been removed from his ankle. Fully fit, a little midfield terrier, he brought some bite to the centre of the park. He later played for Knowsley United and Hyde United, was a coach at Tranmere Rovers and Assistant Manager at Shrewsbury Town.

John McMahon

   

McMain T J

1935-36 Right-half

CL    League 36 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 7 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 31 August 1935 Buxton (Home)

In his younger days he distinguished himself as a goalkeeper and in the 1923-24 season was 'keeper for his school and North Staffordshire Schoolboys who won the English Schoolboys Shield. On leaving school he played junior football but then joined the Army leaving in October 1934.  It was during his time in the Services that he developed into a right-half player and on leaving the Army signed for Port Vale in this position. During his time at Macclesfield he only missed a few matches as a hard working and methodical player. On leaving the Moss Rose he moved to Hyde United.

 

McNamee Anthony

2012-13 Forward

McNamee_Anthony

NC      League 3(1)0      Cups 3(0)0

Debut 4 September 2012 Sub Stockport County (Away)

Stated his career at Watford where he spent six years from 2002 to 2008 making a total of 103 appearances, 60 of which were from the substitutes' bench, in all competitions.  Whilst at Watford he was a member of the team which clinched promotion to the Premier League, played in the Premier League as well as going out on loan to Barnet and Crewe Alexandra. In January 2008 he moved to Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee, appearing 87 times before initially signing on loan and then permanently for Norwich City in the 2009-10 season.  In total he made 37 Appearances, 20 of which were from the substitutes' bench, but following Norwich's promotion to the Premier League, he found himself out of favour with manager Paul Lambert and moved to MK Dons in August 2011, but seeking regular first team football he then moved to Wycombe Wanderers, initially on loan and then permanently in November 2011.

Having been released by Wycombe at the end of the 2011-12 season, Anthony signed a short term contract with Macclesfield at the end of August 2012. With strong competition from other strikers who were achieving success, there were few opportunities for Anthony. His contract cancelled by mutual agreement in December 2012 after which he signed for Aldershot Town moving to Woking in the summer of 2013 but was released by them at the end of the 2013-14 season.

At international level has appeared for the England U19 and U20 sides.

   

McNeil Alan A

1981-82 Forward

NPL   League 4(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 15 August 1981 Gateshead (Home)

Alan's career started at Crusaders after which he spent a season at Middlesbrough (fee £10,000) followed by a season at Huddersfield but did not break into the senior side at either of these clubs.  He moved to Oldham Athletic in 1969 where he made over 180 league appearances and scored 19 goals, before moving to Stockport County in 1975 where he made 79 league appearances.  A transfer to Witton Albion followed and then his move to Macclesfield. Represented Northern Ireland at amateur level.

McNeill_Alan

 

McNeil Matty

2005-06 and 2006-07 Forward

Matty McNeil

FL   League 41(6)6    Cups 3(3)1

Debut 7 March 2006 Carlisle United (Home) JP Trophy NAF L2

Matty joined the Silkmen on loan from Hyde United for the final two months of the 2005-06 season, a move which was made permanent in the summer of 2006. Able to use his physical strength to good effect and holding the ball up well, Matty was often involved in the build up to and as provider for goals, nevertheless, it was disappointing that his strike rate was on the low side although he did score on his debut.  In the 2007 close season he opted to move to Stockport County and has since played for Southport and Chester where he suffered a career threatening knee injury resulting him missing the last 10 matches of the season 2011-12 season but was, nevertheless, the Supporters' and Manager's Player of the Year. Left Chester in the summer of 2012 and has now probably retired from playing football.

 

McNulty JimmyJimmy McNulty

2006-07 and 2007-08 Defender

FL    League 28(6)1    Cups 6(1)1

Debut 5 August 2006 Darlington (Away)

Formerly with Wrexham and League of Wales side Caernarfon Town, Jimmy moved to the Moss Rose in the summer of 2006 making his senior debut in the first match of the new season, and featured regularly either at left-back or left wing-back giving some assured performances.  His first senior goal was the winning strike in the first round replay of the FA Cup competition at Walsall in November 2006, but only a week later he broke a leg in training, leaving him side-lined until April 2007 when he returned for the penultimate match of the season. Jimmy continued as a valuable member of the Silkmen squad until the beginning of January 2008 when he moved to Stockport County. He moved to Brighton & Hove Albion for a fee of £150,000 in January 2009 but during his time on the south coast Jimmy received a horrific injury which resulted in his right kidney being removed. Having recovered, he was on loan at Scunthorpe twice during which time he incurred an ankle injury requiring surgery. In the summer of 2011 he signed for Barnsley, spent two months on loan at Tranmere Rovers from October 2013 before signing for Bury in January 2014. Having spent just one season at Bury he signed for Rochdale in the summer of 2015.

At international level, Jimmy has appeared for Scotland in the  Under 17 and Under 19 teams.

 

 

McVickers John

1893-94, 1894-95 and 1896-97 Full back

#TC     League 32 Apps 1 Goal      Cups 8 Apps 0 Gaals

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

A native of Belfast who played for Glentoran (1883-84), Linfield (1887-88 to 1888-89), Glentoran again (1888-89 into the 1890-91 season), Birmingham St George's (1890-91),  Accrington (1891-92), Ardwick (1892 to 1894) before signing for Macclesfield first appearing towards the end of the 1893-94 season. He was  a tall, no-nonsense, strong player with a good kick. Gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup for the 1893-94 season. Moved to Burslem Port Vale in August 1897 after which it would appear that he retired from playing and this is possibly when he became the landlord of the Mechanics Arms in the Watercotes.

Whilst at Accrington he became the first Irish international to feature in the English Football League having made his two international appearances for Ireland in April 1888 against England and March 1889 against Scotland.

   

McWilliams

1947-48 and 1948-49 Centre-half

CL   League 19 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 24 September 1947 Northwich Victoria (Away)

An amateur player who was a member of the reserve side. He was used from time to time in the senior side when he proved to be a useful deputy for players who were unavailable.  He signed professional forms in November 1947. Played at Mossley in the 1951-52 season.

 

Macauley

1937-38 Left-half

CL    League 25 Apps 3 Goals   Cups 4 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 28 August 1937 Buxton (Home)

Appeared regularly until December 1937 when he lost his place but was re-instated in the middle of February 1938 justifying his recall with some outstanding performances.

 

Macauley Steve

2001-02 to 2003-04 Defender

Steve Macauley

FL   League 48(0)1   Cups 4(0)0

Debut 15 December 2001 Leyton Orient (Home)

A former Manchester City trainee, Steve was at Crewe Alex for many years before spending three loan spells with Macclesfield all of which were injury strewn.  He eventually signed for Macclesfield in January 2003 where his experience as a central defender was put to good use including his excellent aerial ability, telling tackles and effective marshalling of the players around him.  However, his time at the Moss Rose again saw a succession of injuries resulting in his contract being cancelled by mutual agreement in April 2004.

The 2004-05 season saw Steve move to Bamber Bridge but he retired in the summer of 2005.  However, he then joined Fleetwood as Physio and coach staying until the summer of 2008, leaving to concentrate on his own practice (he had qualified as a physio at the University of Salford in 1999).  He was recalled to Fleetwood as caretaker manager and, on the appointment of Mickey Mellon as manager, he spent time on the coaching staff again, his last known appointment in football.

 

Machent

1938-39 Left-back

CL    League 41 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 6 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 27 August 1938 Buxton (Home)

Signed from Buxton, he was virtually ever-present during the 1938-39 season and switched to the right-back position for several matches when Ron Hackney was unavailable.

 

Mace Fred

1927-28 and 1928-29 Goalkeeper

CL     League 73 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 14 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 27 August 1927 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

Previously played for Stalybridge Celtic where he was a publican in the town, signed by Macclesfield in the summer of 1927. Was the first choice 'keeper throughout his two seasons at the Moss Rose.  He only missed eight matches due to injury, illness and for a bereavement. Macclesfield did not enjoy the best of times during his tenure completing his two seasons in 17th and 10th position. 

Mace_F
   

Mackreth Jack

Mackreth_Jack

2012-13, 2013-14 and 2016-17 Midfielder

NC     League 63(37)6     Cups 14(2)2

Debut 14 August 2012 Wrexham (Home)

Jack came through the ranks at Tranmere Rovers and gained experience through loan spells at Burscough, Colwyn Bay, Cammell Laird and Hyde, but signed permanently for Barrow at the beginning of the 2011-12 season.  At Barrow he was a permanent member of team and was their Player of the Year as well as being nominated as one of the top five players in the National Conference most likely to make it into the Football  League.

Jack moved to Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2012. A speedy right sided midfielder whose pace enabled him to pass opponents with ease. It was somewhat baffling at times when other players were preferred by manager Steve King in the starting line up when an asset such as Jack was left on the bench, however, it is acknowledged that Jack has the ability to change the direction of a match when introduced from the substitutes' bench.

The 2013-14 season saw Jack used more often under the managership of John Askey, appearing in the starting line-up on 37 occasions in addition to his appearances from the substitutes' bench.  Jack continued to use his pace to good effect including the many times when he was marked by two players   Of his four goals two stand out: in the league he scored the winning goal in the 3-2 victory against Woking at the Moss Rose, and a brilliant solo winning goal, almost from the bye-line, gave Macclesfield Town a 3-2 win against Brackley Town in the second round of the FA Cup.

Moved to Grimsby Town in the summer of 2014 where his contract was cancelled by mutual consent in January 2016 having made almost 60 appearances in all competitions, immediately signing for Tranmere Rovers.

Re-signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2016. Usually playing on the right wing, Jack again made good use of his pace. He featured in the majority of games in the first half of the 2016-17 season making a total of 26 appearances including nine from the substitutes' bench, with his one goal  scored in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup at North Ferriby United. In the second round of the FA Cup against EFL side Oxford United Jack was most unfortunate to see his splendid shot across the goal hit the far post in the 0-0 draw.

Signed for EFL First Division side Bury on 1 January 2017 for an undisclosed fee.

 

   

Madden A

1903-04 Outside-left

 

#ML     League 6 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 13 February 1904 Altrincham (Home)

 

There is no information recorded for this player who featured in the team from February onwards in the 1903-04 season.

   

Madden Stephen

1911-12 Inside-right

 

ML     League 2 Apps 1 Goal

 

LC      League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 9 March 1912 Hazel Grove (Away)

 

Signed for Macclesfield late in the 1911-12 season scoring in the  3-4 defeat at Rochdale.  Unfortunately sustained a serious injury which required surgery at Manchester Infirmary.  A collection was taken for him at the last Lancashire Combination match of the season at the Moss Rose against Great Harwood.

   

Maddock JackMaddock_Jack

1922-23 Right-back

CL     League 6 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 2 September 1922 Northwich Victoria (Away)

Born in Audley, Staffordshire, first played as a youth for local teams Bignall End and Audley before being spotted by Stoke City.  Played 40 matches for Stoke during the First War War and then established himself in their Second Division side after the war making 23 league appearances and scoring four goals.

During the 1920-21 season a serious knee injury maent that he could not play professional football and he was unable to continue working in his role as a carpenter in his father's factory. Such was his ambition to return to playing that he spent 75 guineas of his own money for successful surgery to remove his damaged cartilage.

It was at this time that he signed for Macclesfield, but he was restricted to two early season appearances although when he had recovered he featured again in the middle of April 1923 playing in all the matches to the end of the season.

Playing cricket in August 1923 he was spotted by Joe Schofield, secretary of Port Vale and after a trial signed for Vale at the start of the 1923-24 season. He remained there until 1931 making 182 appearances in all competitions, scoring 12 goals and was their recognised penalty taker.  Jack signed for Crewe Alexandra in July 1931 featuring for the 'Railwaymen' over two seasons making 43 appearances in all competitions and scoring six goals. He completed his playing career at Nantwich and then Audley United.

Jack died at Normacot, Stoke on Trent, on 27 October 1972 at the age of 75.

 
   

Madeley Sam

2016-17 Forward

 

NC  tbc end of season

 

Debut 20 October 2016 Sub Maidstone United (Away)

 

Started his career at Mossley before moving to Ashton United (2012), Droylsden (2013), Salford City (2014) and FC United of Manchester (2014).

Signed for Macclesfield towards the end of September 2016 immediately going out on loan to Stalybridge Celtic for a month. On returning to Macclesfield was included on the substitutes’ bench for the home league match against Chester on 25 October 2016.

   

Madjo Guy

2012-13 Forward 

Madjo_Guy

NC    League 5(3)2

Debut 19 March 2013 Sub AFC Telford United (Home)

Cameroon born Guy first played in England in 2004 for Petersfield Town before moving to the Youth Section at Bristol City in August 2005. After a loan spell at Forest Green Rovers he signed for them permanently in January 2006.  Since then he has played for Stafford Rangers, Crawley Town Cheltenham Town, Shrewsbury Town, Stevenage, Port Vale (loan), Aldershot and Plymouth Argyll (loan).  On his return from his loan spell at Plymouth he was released by Aldershot signing for the Silkmen in March 2013.

With Matthew Barnes-Homer out of action, Guy Madjo filled his place appearing eight of the final 10 matches in the season scoring in each of the final two matches. His goal in the last match against Cambridge United at the Moss Rose was a quality strike when he collected the ball from the right with his back to the goal, turned and struck the ball 30 yards to score on the stroke of half-time to give the Silkmen a 2-1 winning lead.

Released by Macclesfield at the end of the 2012-13 season, he left England to play in Hong Kong for Tuen Mun SA and then Thailand appearing for Looktabfah. Guy returned to England signing for Tranmere Rovers in November 2014 but left them early in 2015 after which it would appear he returned to West Africa.

Has represented Cameroon at Under 17 and Under 23 levels.

   

Maguire

1936-37 Forward

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 21 October 1936 Northwich Victoria  (Away)

An amateur player from Manchester who was a member of the Macclesfield reserve team given an opportunity in the senior side for a single match which the Silkmen lost 1-3.

 

Maieco  Braulio 'Eddie'

2015-16 Midfielder

 

NC     Cups 1(0)0

 

Debut 26 January 2016 Cammell Laird (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup Round 1

 

A member of the Community Sports Trust Football Education & Training Academy who featured in the first round Cheshire Senior Cup match. 18 year-old Eddy is a tall athletic player with good feet. Whilst he is more of a threat when playing as an attacking midfielder he has the ability to play in any midfield role.

   

Mailey Willie

1972-73 to 1975-76 Goalkeeper

NPL   League 161(0)0     Cups 69(0)0

Debut 12 August 1972 Netherfield (Home)

Having been a Scottish schoolboy international, Willie’s career started at Everton but, with opportunities limited, he moved to Crewe Alexandra in March 1963 where he spent six seasons making 214 appearances. He signed for the Silkmen from Altrincham and at only five feet eight and a half inches tall, he made up for his lack of height with courage, agility and skill. From August 1972 until March 1976 he was the number one ‘keeper only missing a few matches and was succeeded by Nigel Lownds. Gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1973.

He moved to Winsford United in the summer of 1976 and was later reserve team manager at Crewe Alexandra. He lived in Crewe and was a driver for Hall & Co builders until he died of a heart-attack in June 1992.

Mailey_Willie

 

 

Mainwaring Matty

2013-14 Midfielder

Mainwaring_Matty

NC     Cups 0(1)0

Debut 30 November 2013 Sub Tamworth (Away) FA Trophy R1

Started his career at Manchester United before moving to the Preston North End youth system and then signing for Stockport County  in the summer of 2008. A broken leg and wrist saw him side-lined until the 2010-11 season when he returned to first team action. The following season he was released by County joining Hull City following a successful trial, although he did not make any senior appearances for Hull. Brought back to Stockport County on loan in January 2012, he remained a regular in the side for the remainder of the season signing permanently for the second time in the summer of 2012. Having featured regularly for County during the 2012-13 season he signed for Hyde FC in the summer of 2013.

Moved to Macclesfield on loan during November 2013, making one substitute appearance in the FA Trophy when he replaced Chris Holroyd in the 73rd minute.  Returned to Hyde FC at the end of his loan spell at the end of December 2013 before signing for Chester FC in January 2014 and Stalybridge Celtic in the summer of 2014.

In October 2014 left the game at the age of 24 to train to become a professional boxer.

 

   

Makin Thomas 'Tommy'

1914-15 Inside-left

 

LC     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 24 October 1914 Altrincham (Home) FA Cup Q2

 

Started his career playing for Bury Amateurs before signing as an amateur for Ramsbottom in October 1908. Signed his first professional contract at Carlisle in August 1909 and then played for Norwich City (May 1910) where he made 11 senior appearances and scored one goal, Nelson (October 1911) and Heywood United (November 1912).

Tommy only featured once for the Silkmen in the 1-3 FA Cup defeat.

   

Malkin

1924-25 Outside-left

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 25 December 1924 Congleton Town (Home)

 

From Middlewich, given a one match trial.

   

Manifould Arthur

1924-25 and 1935-36 Right-back

CL     League 14 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 6 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 24 September 1924 Runcorn (Away)

Macclesfield born, Arthur was given a two match trial in September 1924 but was not signed by Macclesfield at this time.

Arthur moved from Hyde United to the Moss Rose in the summer of 1935.  Arthur was signed as coach for the reserve side of which he was captain and was called into the senior side in January 1936 when he replaced Rawlinson. He featured regularly in league matches through to the end of the season, and played in all four Cheshire Senior Cup matches, including the final, and two Challenge Cup matches.

 

Manning Bob

1974-75

NPL   League 2(0)0

Debut 17 August 1974 Worksop Town (Home)

It was reported that Bob's debut was one of those days when nothing went right.  He was given a further opportunity in the following home match against Buxton, but made no further senior appearances.

 

Mannion S

1919-20 Left-half

 

CL     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 17 April 1920 Winsford United (Away) Cheshire League Subsidiary Competition

 

Played for Macclesfield reserves late in the season, he was called into the senior side for one match at a time a back-log of matches was being cleared and Macclesfield were fulfilling two competitive matches on the same day.

   

March Stanley 'Stan'

1962-63 Inside-left

CL  League 10 Apps 4 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 3 Goals

Debut 8 September 1962 Droylsdon (Away) FA Cup Qual 1

Played for Altrincham before joining Port Vale for a fee of £250 where he made a single senior appearance during his time there from 1959 to 1962. A young player who spent just one season at senior level at the Moss Rose, scoring a goal every other match in which he appeared, including one on his debut in the 3-3 draw. On leaving the Moss Rose he played for Ashton United, Mossley, Stafford Rangers and Llandudno.

 

Marcroft Ted

1937-38 and 1938-39 Outside-right

CL     League 63 Apps 10 Goals     Cups 11 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 4 September 1937 Stockport County Reserves (Away)

Ted had played for many clubs before joining Macclesfield. He commenced his career at Bacup Borough before moving to Great Harwood. He signed for Middlesbrough in December 1931 for fee of £200, Queen's Park Rangers in May 1932, Cardiff City in June 1922 (in exchange for George Emmerson) and then Accrington Stanley in July 1934, returning to Bacup Borough in September 1935 and then Rochdale in July 1936 moving to to Macclesfield in the summer of 1937.

Ted was almost ever-present in the 1937-38 season and featured in about two-thirds of the matches in the following season. During his time at the club he was Macclesfield's penalty taker and he was also entrusted with corner-kicks.

Ted died in Lancashire in 1975.

 

Marginson Karl  Kevin

1994-95 and 1995-96 Midfielder

Marginson_Karl

Conf   League 18(3)2    Cups 5(0)0

Debut 1 April 1995 Bromsgrove Rovers (Away)

Karl has been with numerous clubs during his footballing career, starting at Stockport County in the youth ranks and then Blackpool, although he never made a first team appearance there, Chorley, Curzon Ashton, Droylsden and Ashton United (with Sammy McIlroy), who sold him to Rotherham United where he made 15 first team appearances and scored one goal.

Came to Macclesfield, initially on loan on transfer deadline day in the 1994-95 season, with his move made permanent by way of a free transfer in the summer of 1995. He never got a foothold in the first team and moved to Chorley in the summer of 1996. He then played for a further seven non-League clubs finishing up at FC United of Manchester whom he has managed since 2005.

 

Markland John

1979-80 and 1980-81 Forward

NPL   #League 4(1)0

Debut 23 April 1980 South Liverpool (Home)

Signed by Macclesfield from Newton, John played for Witton Albion before returning to Macclesfield and then moved Congleton Town.

 

Marland

1929-30 Left-half

 

CL     League 9 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 30 September 1929 Connah's Quay (Home)

 

A defender from Oldham initially give a trial which must have been successful as he made 11 further appearances from the beginning of January 1930 to the end of the season.

   

Marsden C

1919-20 Right-back

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 22 November 1919 Northwich Victoria (Home)

 

From Manchester, was one of numerous players in the 1919-20 season brought into the team for a one match trial.

   

Marsden Ian

1976-77 Goalkeeper

NPL    League 4(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 5 March 1977 Frickley Athletic (Home)

Filled in for the number one ‘keeper Nigel Lownds, keeping a single clean sheet and in the 1976-77 season made a single appearance for Witton Albion.

 

Marsden John Edward

2015-16 Forward

Marsden_John

NC     League 0(2)0

Debut 11 August 2015  Sub Southport (Home)

Played youth team football with Wrexham and Wigan Athletic and was a prolific goal scorer for Liverpool at under-14 and under-15 levels. He joined Scottish club Celtic in 2009 at the age of 16 signing a professional contract and spent the 2010-11 season on loan with Hamilton Academical’s youth team.  Whilst at Celtic he suffered a broken foot which basically ended his chances of moving into the first team and was released. He joined Rochdale in 2011 on non-contract terms scoring eight goals in the 14 games he played for their reserve side.

After a contract failed to materialise he joined Welsh Premier League side Aberystwyth Town, and in 2012 signed for Stockport Sports scoring 21 goals in 31 league matches which earned him a successful trial at Stoke City where he signed a contract until the end of the 2012-13 season, but after a trial signed for Shrewsbury Town in the summer of 2013 where he made five appearances in all competitions before breaking a bone in his foot which ruled him out for eight weeks. In January 2014 he left Shrewsbury town by mutual agreement.  In the summer of 2014 he signed for Conference side Southport where he scored six goals in 30 matches in all competitions and whilst there spent a short time on loan at Lincoln City.

Signed non-contract forms for Macclesfield Town on the day before the start of the 2015-16 season. Having only made two late substitution appearances at Macclesfield, John signed for Welsh club Colwyn Bay at the beginning of September 2015 and moved to Stockport County in January 2016.

   

Marsden Phil

Marsden_Phil

1979-80 to 1983-84 Midfielder

NPL   #League 156(4)39    Cups 49(0)11

Debut 18 August 1979 Gateshead (Away)

Phil was a member of the Stafford Rangers FA Trophy winning squad in 1979 and had also played for Bolton Wanderers and Prestwich Heys. He was a non-stop player who drove the team from midfield scoring his share of goals and was top-scorer in the 1980-81 season. On his arrival at the Moss Rose he was soon on the score sheet, scoring five goals in his first six matches and scored a hat-trick in the 6-0 home win against Netherfield in October 1982. A firm favourite at the Moss Rose, he represented the NPL XI in the 1981-82 season and was captain when the Silkmen won the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1983, their first trophy for ten years.  On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Hyde United and later enjoyed success as captain at both Southport and Chorley.  During his time at Chorley he led the team in their 1988 FA Cup run of five matches defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers and only lost to Preston North End following a replay at Deepdale.

Phil died in September 2014 after a battle with cancer.

(Thanks go to both the Southport and Chorley FC  official web sites for information relating to Phil's time with these two clubs.)

 

Marsh

1946-47 Centre-half

CL   League 7 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 14 September 1946 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

 

A professional player from Hereford United who had previously been with Doncaster Rovers and Ashton United.  Served in the Life Guards during the Second World War. Only made seven consecutive appearances as William Edwards was signed who became the regular centre-half.

   

Marsh Frank Kitchener

1948-49 to 1950-51 Right-half/Centre-half

Marsh_Frank

CL   League 77 Apps 12 Goals    Cups 15 Apps 3 Goals

Debut 22 January 1949 Mossley (Home)

Frank was on the books of Stafford Rangers, Crewe Alexandra and Bolton Wanderers before the Second World War.  During the War he guested for Lincoln City, Grimsby Town, Rochdale and Port Vale. In 1946, after one game at Mossley, he joined Chester City where he made 69 league appearances scoring two goals after which he signed for Macclesfield in January 1949, initially on a match by match basis to help with the heavy match schedule.

However, he quickly became a regular member of the team having taken the place of James Quinn at right-half.  Towards the end of the 1949-50 season he moved to centre-half, a position he held until the formidable Jimmy Richardson signed for the club in late 1950. In the 1949-50 season Frank only missed one match, scored 10 goals and was the team's penalty taker. Also, during the 1950-51 season he was captain.

 
   

Marsh-Brown Ronayne

2006-07 Midfielder

Known as Ronayne Benjamin whilst playing for Macclesfield Town.  See entry under that name.

   

Marshall

1912-13 Outside-left

 

LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 14 December 1912 Rochdale (Home)

The Macclesfield reserve team outside-left who deputised for Francis Craven when he was unable to play.

   

Marshall

1922-23 Defender

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 28 April 1923 Northwich (Home)

 

From Urmston, given an end-of-season two match trial but was signed by Middlewich for the 1923-24 season.

   

Marshall

1965-66 Defender

CL      League 1(0)0      Cups 1(0)0

Debut 6 November 1965 Oswestry Town (Away)

A member of the reserve team who played at centre-half. In addition to playing in the 1-1 draw at Oswestry, he also featured in the 4-0 win against Hyde United in the North West Floodlight League competition.

Marshall Andrew

1958-59 Forward

CL    League 8 Apps 4 Goals   Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 25 October 1958 Stafford Rangers (Home)

In the 1957-58 season Andrew played for Cambridgeshire County Amateurs and was the first signing made by player/manager Peter Robinson.  Andrew scored on his a debut in the 5-2 victory.

 

Marshall MarcusMarshall_Marcus

2011-12 Midfielder

FL     League 13(1)1

Debut 28 January 2012 Cheltenham Town (Home)

Marcus started his career as a trainee at Blackburn Rovers making his senior debut from the substitutes' bench on 27 August 2008 in the Carling Cup match against Grimsby Town. He joined Rotherham initially on loan in January 2010, moving there permanently in the summer of 2010 where he had made over 50 senior appearances.

Signed a one month emergency loan deal with Macclesfield towards the end of January 2012 which was extended for a further two months. A right-sided player, Marcus made a significant contribution during his time at the Moss Rose playing with skill and pace. He scored on his debut when he scrambled the ball across the line in the 1-3 home defeat against Cheltenham.

Moved to Bury in the 2012 close season spending time on loan at Grimsby Town and then moved to Morecambe in the summer of 2013. Having spent the whole of the 2014-15 season on loan at Lincoln City Marcus signed permanently for Grimsby Town in the summer of 2015 and moved to Boston United in the summer of 2016.

 

   

Marshall S

1911-12 Goalkeeper

ML     League 6 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

LC      League 14 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 9 September 1911 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)

To all intents and purposes Marshall was the club's second string goalkeeper to J Allen.  However, as the club were operating two senior teams during the 1911-12 season he shared goalkeeping duties with Allen. When the club reverted to a single senior team for the 1912-13 season Marshall became the first choice 'keeper for the reserve team.

Marshall_S
   

Martin

1936-37 Inside-left

CL     League 10 Apps 1 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 26 December 1936 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)

 

A member of the reserve team who deputised for regular first team players throughout the second half of the 1936-37 season.

   

Martin Carl

2012-13 and 2013-14 Defender

Martin_Carl

NC     League 29(3)0     Cups 10(3)0

Debut 1 September 2012 Luton Town (Away)

Carl and his twin brother Callum both played football from a young age.  They began their football careers at the age of 11 playing for Princes Park.  They then played for Sunday football teams including Pinnacle Youth FC, a club founded by their father.  The pair also spent time modelling, notably in an advert for Adidas with footballers such as Arjen Robben and David Trezeguet. They represented England schoolboys under-18s and as such they became the first set of twins to be capped by England.

Both brothers played for Wealdstone (Callum is still a player there), Carl spending six years there from 2003 to 2009 before signing for Crewe Alexandra. In his three years with the Railwaymen he made 40 appearances in all competitions.

Having been released by Crewe in the summer of 2012, Carl signed for Macclesfield Town. Most of Carl's appearances at centre-back came when he replaced Kieran Charnock and Nat Brown when they were out of action due to injuries in the first half of the 2012-13 season.  Later he was out of action following an operation for a double hernia with post operative complications through a blood clot. He returned for the last few matches of the season but only as an unused substitute. In the 2013-14 season Carl's appearances were spread throughout the season with other central defenders often preferred to him.

Signed for Wealdstone in the summer of 2014.

   

Martin Dean

1976-77 Forward

NPL    League 9(0)1     Cups 2(0)0

Debut 18 September 1976 Rhyl (Away) FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Dean never featured regularly in the  starting line-up with his appearances spread over the season.  His one goal came in the 3-1 home victory against Barrow.

   

Martin John Charles 'Jack'

Martin_JC

1929-30 Centre-half

CL     League 29 Apps 1 Goal    Cups 12 Apps  0 Goals

Debut 31 August 1929 Nantwich (Home) Challenge Cup R1

As a youngster Jack played for Barnoldswick Park Villa and Padiham juniors before signing for Burnley. He could not break into the senior side and moved to Accrington Stanley in 1924, initially as an amateur but signed professional forms in November 1924, making 28 league appearances in two years. He was at Blackpool in the 1925-26 season (fee £350), before moving to Southport where he played in 73 league matches and scored two goals before moving to the Moss Rose in 1929.

During his sole season with the Silkmen, Jack was a regular in the side other than for the period from the middle of November to the beginning of January when he was out of contention through injury. In 1930 he gained a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal.

He returned to Southport in 1930 but soon moved to Nelson, then Wigan Borough before moving to Oldham Athletic following the demise of Wigan Borough, completing his career at Mossley.

Jack died in December 1976

 

Martin James Joseph

1937-38 Outside-left

 

CL     League 14 Apps 6 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 28 August 1937 Buxton (Home)

 

Signed from Accrington Stanley in the summer of 1937 having previously played for Hull City, he went straight into the team appearing regularly in the opening months after which he shared the outside-left position with other players. He scored on his debut and in the early stages of the season was described as a danger to the opposition.

   

Martin Lee

1999-00 to 2002-03 Goalkeeper

Lee Martin

FL   League 52(1)0      Cups 5(0)0

Debut 16 October 1999 Chester City (Away)

Before joining Macclesfield in the summer of 1999 Lee had represented England at schoolboy level and played for Huddersfield Town, Blackpool and Halifax Town.

During his time at Macclesfield Lee often had to share goalkeeping duties with other ‘keepers, but when he had been out of the starting line-up he quickly re-established himself and was always cool, calm and collected even when under the most intense pressure.  His last minute penalty save at Cheltenham to keep the scores level was one the highlights of his time at the Moss Rose, as was his part in helping the reserve side win the Avon Insurance League Division Two championship. Lee also gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 2000. In the summer of 2003 Lee moved to Huddersfield Town as physiotherapist. He left by mutual agreement in 2008 to start up his own very successful practice

 

Mason Andy

1997-98 Forward

Mason_Andy

FL   League 7(5)0     Cups 2(1)1

Debut 9 August 1997 Torquay United (Home)

A former Bolton Wanderers trainee, Andy played for Hull City and Chesterfield before joining the Silkmen in the summer of 1997. Despite scoring two stunning strikes in pre-season friendly matches, goals did not materialise on a regular basis in the League and he failed to keep his place after October.  He then enjoyed a successful loan spell with Boston before being released by the Silkmen in the summer of 1998.  Later he played for Kettering Town, Leigh RMI, Leek Town and Chorley. Andy is the brother of Lee Mason, the referee, who is a member of the Select Group of officials.

 

Mason Fred

1914-15 and 1919-20 Defender

LC     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

CL     League 6 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 24 October 1914 Altrincham (Home) FA Cup Q2

Had been on the books of Stoke before joining Macclesfield featuring in pre-season matches but only made one senior appearance in the FA Cup competition at centre-back during the 1914-15 season.

 

Signed from Stalybridge for the 1919-20 season, he played in the first six competitive matches of the season at right-back and then in Subsidiary Competition matches spread throughout the season.

   

Mason G

1880-81

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Mason Jim

1885-86

Debut 26 September 1885 Darwen Old Wanderers (Home)

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Mason Keith

1979-80 and 1980-81 Midfielder/utility

NPL   #League 45(2)8     Cups 6(0)1

Debut 16 February 1980 Worksop Town (Home)

Had NPL experience with Northwich Vics and Oswestry and joined the Silkmen from Stalybridge.  Had also played at Mossley where he was out of contention for a year with a fractured skull. Keith was a highly competitive player who scored some useful goals. On leaving Macclesfield he emigrated to the USA.

Mason_Keith

   

Massey

1927-28 and 1928-29 Outside-right

CL     League 14 Apps 3 Goals     Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 7 April 1928 Middlewich (Away)

Previously played for Sandbach Ramblers. Played in the final five matches of the 1927-28 season scoring in his second match in the 1-1 home draw against Northwich. Used regularly at the start of the 1928-29 season and then only appeared occasionally until January when Edwards became the holder of the outside-right position.

Massey
   

Massey

1955-56 Inside-right

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 3 October 1955 Stafford Rangers (Home)

 

A young amateur who was probably being given a trial.

   
   

Massey D

1958-59 Defender

 

CL   League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 20 December 1958 Northwich Victoria (Away)

 

There is nothing recorded about this player.

 

Massey Eric

1958-59 and 1959-60 Centre-half

Massey_Eric

CL     League 27 Apps 1 Goal    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 23 August 1958 Buxton (Home)

Eric started playing football in junior circles, and during his time in the Army whilst playing in a football match in Berlin he was spotted by a scout from Arsenal, for whom he played a number of games with one of their junior teams. On leaving the Army, he signed amateur forms for Bury, subsequently turning professional in 1946 where he became a very popular player. It was whilst he was at Bury, following injury problems, he changed from playing as a centre-forward to became an outstanding full-back and centre-half, his own preferred playing position. He played 201 league games for Bury and scored six goals.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1958 he became captain. He was also a beach guard at Ainsdale, Southport.

Eric died in May 2009 at the age of 85.

 

Massey John

1962-63 to 1964-65

CL    League 12 Apps 4 Goals   Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 11 May 1963 Winsford United (Home)

Signed from Congleton Town, John only made a few senior appearances in each of the seasons he was at the Moss Rose. All his goals came in the 1963-64 season, including two in the 6-0 home win against Wrexham.

 

Mather

1933-34  Outside-right

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 18 September 1933 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

From Heaton Mersey, Mather was given a one-match trial at outside-right in the 2-0 victory.

 

Mather Harold

1957-58 Full-back

CL    League 6 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 18 January 1958 Witton Albion (Home)

Previously with Kettering Town as player-manager, assistant manager at Hull City, and was the regular left-back at Burnley where he made 301 league appeaances and was on the losing side in the 1947 Cup Final.  All his appearances for the Silkmen came in the first three months of 1958.

 

Mathers

1902-03 and 1905-06 Outside-right

 

#ML     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 27 September 1902 Tonge (Home)

 

A member of the Macclesfield reserve team who made an occasional appearance for the senior side.  Still a member of the reserve team during the 1906-07 season.

   

Mathers T

1930-31 Inside-right

 

CL    League 2 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 13 April 1931 Port Vale (Away) Challenge Cup Round 2

 

A local player who made three end-of-season appearances

   

Matias Pedro

1998-99 Midfielder

FL   League 21(1)2    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 18 December 1988 Bristol Rovers (Away)

Pedro commenced his footballing career with Real Madrid, spending six years there before moving to Almeria and then Longrones.  The former Spanish under-21 frontman impressed manager Sammy McIlroy who signed him on a short term contract in December 1998. He immediately fitted in well with the team, his speedy runs from midfield easily turned the opposition and provided some all-important ‘assists’ before finally getting on the score sheet with a goal against Stoke City.  In the summer of 1999 he moved to Tranmere Rovers and has since played for Walsall, Blackpool, Bristol Rovers and Kidderminster Harriers. In the 2005-06 season he played in Spain for Gimnastica Segoviana. Pedro has now retired from playing football and was last heard of managing a lower league team in Madrid.

Pedro Matias

 

Mattis Dwayne

2011-12 Midfielder

Mattis_Dwayne

FL     League 1(0)0

Debut 24 January 2012 AFC Wimbledon (Away)

Commencing his career at Huddersfield (his home town), Dwayne made his debut in the first team whilst still a trainee on 1 May 1998, and was awarded his first professional contract in the summer of 1999.  He made 80 appearances at Huddersfield and on his release in the summer of 2004 joined Bury where he made over 100 appearances and scored 17 goals. 

In January 2007 he joined Barnsley for an initial fee of £50,000 but failed to break into the senior side on a regular basis.  During a month long loan at Walsall in September 2007 he suffered a broken leg and was sent back to Barnsley.

Released by Barnsley  in the summer of 2008 he then signed a permanent contract with Walsall where he made 78 appearances and scored six goals. Along with six other players he was released by Walsall in the summer of 2010 when he moved to Chesterfield. Although appearaing over 50 times for Chesterfield his first team opportunities were limited following an injury and subsequent surgery. 

With his contract cancelled by mutual agreement in January 2012, the experienced midfielder signed  for Macclesfield until June 2012, enabling him to link up with his best friend Nat Brown whom he played alongside at Huddersfield. Dwayne made an excellent start with the Silkmen scoring on his debut but his match (and season) came to an end in the 81st minute when he incurred an ankle injury. With no improvement to his injury Dwayne underwent surgery in March 2012.

Dwayne has gained international honours for the Republic of Ireland at Youth and Under-21 levels. Released in the summer of 2012 at the end of his contract.

   

Maybury J

1905-06 and 1906-07 Inside-left

 

ML     League 33 Apps 16 Goals     Cups 5 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 9 December 1905 Sale Holmfield (Away)

 

Said to come from Crewe but was known in the Macclesfield District. After his debut in December 1905 Maybury was ever present to the end of the season.  However, his first appearance in the 1906-07 season did not take place until 27 October 1906 after which he was virtually ever present until the end of the season,  including an appearance on the losing side in the Cheshire Senior Cup Final against Crewe.  Uncannily all his goals were scored in matches in which Macclesfield were victorious.

   

Mbowe Omar

2015-16 Forward

 

NC     Cups 1(1)0

 

Debut 22 December 2015 Sub Ashton United (Home) FA Trophy Round 1

 

As a schoolboy was a member of the Manchester City Development section.  Later he played Sunday League football gaining a trial at Stoke City and spent six months at Bradford City but was not given a contract. Has since played for Hyde Under 18 side and in March 2015 moved to Maine Road.

Signed non-contract forms with Macclesfield in December 2015 but could not break into the team only making a late appearance from the substitutes' bench in the  first round of the FA Trophy and one appearance in the starting line-up in the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup.

   

Meadows Bobby

1964-65 and 1965-66 Left-back

CL   League 25 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 3 March 1965 Winsford United (Home)

Bobby was previously with Northwich Victoria, Doncaster Rovers where he played regularly in their Division Four team, and Bangor City.  On leaving the Silkmen he moved to Stafford Rangers and then joined Nantwich Town for a short spell in the 1969-70 season.

 

Meakin James

1902-03 and 1905-06 Outside-left

 

#ML     League 24 Apps  8 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 25 April 1903 Hyde (Home)

 

There is no information recorded about this player who first appeared for Macclesfield in two end of season matches in the 1902-03 season.  He next appeared in 1905-06  when he was first choice for the outside-left position for the majority of the season..  There is no mention of him playing for the Macclesfield reserve team.

   

Meakin L

1902-03 Right-back

 

#ML     League 4 Apps 0 Goals

 

30 November 1901 Heywood (Away)

 

There is no information recorded about this player who appeared in four mid-season matches.

   

Meakin S

1902-03 Outside-right

 

#ML      League 1 App 2 Goals

 

Debut 24 April 1902 Lymm (Away)

 

There is no information recorded for this player who seems to have only appeared in the end of season home match when Macclesfield recorded a 8-2 victory, this player scoring two of the goals.

   

Meikle Lindon

2015-16 Midfielder

Meikle_Lindon

NC     League 2(4)0      Cups 1(0)0

Debut 26 September 2015 Sub Aldershot Town (Away)

Initially played for Vernon Colts before joining Eastwood Town's youth section progressing to their senior team. During his time in the senior side  he made 87 appearances in all competitions and scored 22 goals helping Eastwood Town to promotion to the Northern Premier League, Premier Division through the Northern Premier League, First Division play-offs in the 2006-07 season. For the 2009-10 season he was named as the Supporters' Player of the Year and also both the chairman's and Manager's Player of the Year. Whilst at Eastwood Town Lindon worked in a clothes shop but left when he signed for Mansfield Town in 2011. He made 129 appearances in all competitions scoring 12 goals and was a member of the team who were  Conference Champions 2012-13 winning promotion back to the Football League. During the 2013-14 season most of his appearances came from the substitutes' bench in a team whose formation did not use wingers. Moved to York City in the summer of 2014 where he made 32 appearances in all competitions. Although on a two-year contract, having failed to make the squad in the opening five matches of the 2015-16 season he was released by mutual consent.

Signed non-contract forms for Macclesfield Town towards the end of September 2015. Although capable of playing on either wing, Lindon was mainly used on the right where he showed a good turn of pace but had stiff competition for the position from the in-form Chris Holroyd. Appearances came at the end of September and through October, his last outing was at Braintree on 31 October 2015. Left Macclesfield in December 2015 when he signed for Alfreton Town moving to Barrow in the summer of 2016 and spent time on loan at Southport from February 2017.

Represented England C team on three occasions during the 2011-12 season.

   

Mellitt F

1877-78

Debut 3 November 1877 Leek (Away)

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Mellor

1920-21 Goalkeeper

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 27 November 1920 Mossley (Home)

 

The Macclesfield reserve team 'keeper for the first half of the 1920-21 season deputised for the senior 'keeper William Osbaldeston twice.  He found himself on the losing side for both matches but the senior team were going through a bad patch at the time.

   

Mellor H

1895-96 to 1896-97 and 1900-01 to 1901-02 Forward

 

#TC     League 12 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 4 Apps 1 Goal

#ML    League 6 Apps 0 Goals  Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 30 November 1895 Leek (Away)

 

A member of the Macclesfield reserve team who was used as deputy for senior players when they were unavailable. Did not feature for Hallefield from 1897 to 1900 who were based at the Moss Rose when Macclesfield FC had failed, but returned to join the re-formed Macclesfield FC club for the 1900-01 season, their first as members of the Manchester and District League.

   

Mellor Philip

1956-57 and 1957-58 Right-back

CL  League 3 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 24 April 1957 Winsford United (Away)

There is no information recorded about this player.  Probably a member of the reserve side who was used as back-up.

   

Mellor R

1881-82 to 1883-84

Debut 21 January 1882 Goldenhill (Home)

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Mellor Sydney 'Syd'

1922-23 to 1925-26 Inside-left

 

CL     League 124 Apps 46 Goals    Cups 18 Apps 6 Goals

 

Debut 26 August 1922 Whitchurch 1922

 

Commenced his football career in 1912 with Leek United and then played for Leek Alexandra. During this time he gained winners' medals for the Staffordshire Senior Cup and the Burslam Park Cup and a runners-up medal for the Birmingham league Cup.

He joined the forces in World War One as a fitter in the Motor Transport Corps serving for a considerable time in Africa.

On demobilisation he signed for Stoke where he remained until the summer of 1922. Syd made 11 senior appearances for Stoke but played mainly for their reserve team in the Birmingham Central League.

He signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1922 and went straight into the side. Described as a skilful player and a schemer with dazzling footwork, he became one of the most important players in the side over a period of three seasons missing few matches.  Along the way he scored four hat-tricks and was top scorer in the 1923-34 season, reached the semi-final in the 1922-23 season in both the Cheshire Senior Cup and Cheshire League Challenge Cup.

In his final season, 1925-26, he was injured in October 1925 in the match at Whitchurch resulting in him being side-lined for two months and after that he only made the occasional appearance.

Syd was employed as a knitter.

   

Mellor W

1904-05 Right-back

 

#ML     League 3 Apps  0 Goals 

Debut 25 February 1905 Heywood (Away)

 

The right-back for Macclesfield's reserve team whose appearances in the first team came when he deputised for senior players.

   

Melrose James Millsop 'Jim'

1990-91 Forward

Conf     League 2(4)0

Debut 25 August 1990 Sub Wycombe Wanderers (Home)

A vastly experienced player who played as a professional from 1975 to 1990 regularly scoring goals. His first club was Partick Thistle (122 League appearances, 31 Goals), followed by Leicester City (72 Apps, 21 goals), Coventry City (24 Apps, 8 goals), Celtic (30 Apps, 7 Goals), Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan (7 Apps, 2 Goals), Manchester City (34 Apps, 8 Goals), Charlton Athletic (48 Apps 19 Goals), Leeds United (4 Apps), and Shrewsbury Town (49 Apps, 3 Goals). On leaving Shrewsbury he signed for Macclesfield where he only made six appearances and did not appear on the score sheet.

Jim Melrose

 

Melville L

1960-61 Left-half

CL    League 7 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 20 August 1960 Wigan Rovers (Away)

A clever constructive player who had previously played for Everton and Worcester City

 

Mendy Arnaud

Mendy_Arnaud

2011-12 and 2012-13 Midfielder

FL     League 23(5)2     Cups 4(1)1

NC     League 12 (2)2   

Debut 16 August 2011 Sub Hereford United (Away)

Born in Evreux, Eure, France, Arnaud is a natauralised Bissau-Guinean midfielder for whom he has made one international appearance. He moved from French club Rouen to Derby County's Academy in the summer of 2008 and played in both the academy and reserve sides making his senior debut, which was his sole appearance for the first team, in the 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on 3 October 2009.

A loan to Grimsby Town did not work out as Mike Newell was sacked after Arnaud had made just one appearance, and he returned to Derby playing in the reserve side which won the Central League Championship for the 2009-10 season. A three month loan move to Tranmere the following season saw him make 12 league appearances scoring his first senior goal in the 1-0 win over Peterborough United. At the end of the loan he again returned to Derby playing in the reserve side.

Arnaud signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 2011 but found it difficult to break into the side in the first half of the season.  However, when the side was depleted due to a number of injuries, Arnaud was called on and was ever-present for the second half of the season in the centre of the midfield. His three goals included a splendid goal when he turned and hit the ball from 25 yards out to earn Macclesfield a third round replay in the FA Cup against Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium.

Commenced the 2012-13 season at Macclesfield in his accustomed central midfield position playing as solidly as ever, but the Silkmen lost his services when he moved to Luton Town on loan in October 2012, signing permanently with them  in January 2013. He left Luton Town in February 2014 when he signed for former Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson at Lincoln City. In the summer of 2015 Arnaud signed for another former manager Steve King at Whitehawk. Having been released by Whitehawk signed for Hemel Hempstead in the summer of 2016.

 
 
   

Meunier James Brown

1919-20 Left-back

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 10 January 1920 Mossley (Home) Cheshire League Subsidiary Competition

 

Born in Poynton, first played for Heaton Chapel signing for Stockport County in November 1903 after which he signed for several clubs: Manchester City (October 1904), Southport Central (May 1906), Everton (March 1908), Lincoln City (June 1912), Coventry City (July 1914), and Hyde United.

One of numerous players only featuring on a couple of occasions in a season when Macclesfield were re-establishing themselves after WW1.

Also a capable cricketer playing for Lincolnshire and Warwickshire, Stourbridge CC and Plymouth CC.

Died 30 September 1957 at Loughborough.

   

Meyler

1913-14 Centre-forward

 

LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut  13 December 1913 Rossendale United (Home)

 

Assumed that he was given a two match trial, but it was reported that he 'broke down'  in the first few minutes of his second appearance in the match at Nantwich leaving him a passenger for the remainder of the match.

   

Middlemass Scott

1995-96 Defender

Conf   League 2(0)0     Cups 2(0)0

Debut 2 September 1995 Bath City (Home)

Scott spent a month on loan with Macclesfield from Fulham before moving to Chorley. He spent the 1996-97 season at Cambridge United, although he did not make any senior appearances and then moved to Doncaster Rovers for the 1997-98 season but, again, could not break into the senior side. Scott then signed for Scarborough in the summer of 1999 but after only making one appearance from the substitutes' bench was released at the end of November 1999.

 

Middleton John

1979-80 Defender

NPL    #League 5(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 18 August 1979 Gateshead (Home)

John had a wealth of Football League experience behind him including almost 200 league appearances for Bradford City

 

Midwood Michael Adrian

1994-95 Midfielder/forward

Midwood_Michael

Conf    League 7(0)2     Cups 4(1)3

Debut 19 November 1994 Dagenham & Redbridge (Away)

Mike spent two periods on loan from Huddersfield Town at Macclesfield Town scoring two goals on his debut in the 4-0 victory at Dagenham. On leaving Huddersfield in 1995, for whom he was never able to break into their senior side, he signed for Halifax Town making 47 league appearances and scoring 11 goals over two seasons.  Whilst there he spent time on loan at Accrington Stanley and Happy Valley (Hong Kong).

In 1997 he signed for Huddersfield Town but cold not beak into their senior side but spent a short time on loan at Glentoran.  In 1998 he first signed for Halifgax Town, then Emley and then returned to Hong Kong playing first for Happy Valley, then Instant-Dict and Art & Sales.  He returned to the UK in 2001 signing for Ossett Town and then in 2002 Farsley Celtic and in 2006 Stainland United.

Last heard of as manager of Ealandians AFC.

 

Miles John Francis

2002-03 to 2006-07 Forward/Midfielder

John Miles

FL   League 75(47)21    Cups 10(7)1

Debut 29 March 2003 Sub Kidderminster Harriers (Home)

A former Liverpool trainee John moved to Stoke City and then Crewe Alexandra, initially coming to Macclesfield on loan for the final few weeks of the 2002-03 season when he made an immediate impact, scoring four goals to ensure that the Silkmen retained their Football League status.  John signed permanently in the summer of 2003, initially playing as a striker but later in a wide midfield role.  There were many occasions when John could not break into the senior side on a regular basis, but when he did he grasped the opportunity using his pace and agility to good effect and scored some useful goals. He moved to Accrington Stanley in the summer of 2007. John spent most of the 2007-08 season on loan at MK Dons when Paul Ince was manager.  He moved to Fleetwood Town in the summer of 2010 going out on loan to Droylsden in 2011, then Stockport County for the 2011-12 season, signing for Altrincham in the summer of 2012 but only remained until September 2012 when he signed for Warrington Town where he remained for the rest of the season.  Signed for Cammell Laird in 2013.

 

Millar Billy

1957-58 Outside-right

CL  League 8 Apps 3 Goals   Cups 2 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 18 January 1958 Witton Albion (Home)

Billy was a Scottish professional footballer who played for Aberdeen, Partick Thistle and Stirling Albion.  He then moved south of the border playing for Football League clubs Swindon Town, Gillingham and Accrington Stanley, after which he moved into the non-League scene initially signing for Kettering Town before moving to Macclesfield in the 1957-58 season to complete his career.  Billy died in March 1995.

 

Millar Christian

2007-08 and  2008-09 Midfielder

FL   League 0(4)0

Debut 5 January 2008 Sub Morecambe (Home)

A young midfielder, a member of the Silkmen’s successful Youth team, Christian made his senior debut at Morecambe at the beginning of January 2008 and signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2008. Out of contention in the early part of the 2008-09 season with a broken wrist, but on recovery played for the reserves. He was unable to break into the senior side due to strong competition, but spent time on loan at Stafford Rangers, and was released at the end of the season when he moved to Buxton. Later played for Witton Albion,  Leek Town (82 appearances and five goals) and Newcastle Town.

 

Miller

1991-92 Defender

Conf   Cups 0(1)0

Debut 8 October 1991 Sub Telford United (Away) Bob Lord Trophy R2

His one appearance came when he replaced Paul Clayton in the 2-1 win.

   

Miller William 'Bill'

1936-37 Centre-half

CL     League 29 Apps 1 Goal    Cups 6 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 29 August 1936 Buxton (Home)

Bill's career started at Altrincham after which he was on the books at Bolton Wanderers. In 1931 he moved to Luton Town where he made three Football League appearances before moving to Runcorn, Stockport County, Stalybridge Celtic and in 1935 to Southport, where he made one Football League appearance. He then moved to Stalybridge Celtic for a second time before signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1936. At the Moss Rose he was described as a dominant force appearing regularly throughout the season, although he had competition from other members of the team  who replaced him from time to time. On leaving Macclesfield Bill moved to Lancaster City.  He died in 1974.

 

Millett

1901-02 Left-back

 

#ML     1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 9 November 1901 Manchester Talbot (Away)

 

The regular left-back in the Macclesfield reserve team during the 1901-02 season who made one senior appearance.

   

Millett D

1924-25 and 1925-26 Left-half

 

CL     League 6 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 15 November 1924 Nantwich (Away)

 

The left-half for Macclesfield reserve team was called into the senior side from time to time deputising for senior players. Also, he replaced Mellor at  inside-left in the Cheshire Challenge Cup Final in 1925 when he gained a winners' medal..

   

Millington

1881-82 Forward

 

Debut 11 February 1882 Crewe Alexandra (Home)

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Millington George

1885-86 to 1890-91 Defender

#TC     League 10 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 3 October 1885 Port Vale (Away)

 

George's interest in competitive sport started when he was a pupil at the Modern School where captained both football and cricket teams, neither team losing a match during his captaincy. Appeared for the Macclesfield reserve team in the 1884-85 season and then featured for six consecutive seasons at senior level and held the position of captain.  Most of George's appearances came in the pre-league days although he played in Macclesfield's first season in a competitive League, The Combination, in 1890-91. Gained two winners' medals in  the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1889-90 (the first occasion Macclesfield won the competition) and 1890-91 when he was captain. Also represented Cheshire at County level.

On leaving Macclesfield spent a short time at Port Vale but retired from playing in 1892.  He later became a referee.

A solicitor by profession he worked for AC Proctor and left Macclesfield on his appointment to the Official Receiver in Bankruptcy in Cardiff. Died in November 1940  aged 71 in Newport Monmouthshire.

   

Mills Ben

2011-12 and 2012-13 Forward

Mills_Ben

FL     League 5(7)0

NC     League 0(1)0       Cups 0(1)0

Debut 14 January 2012 Sub Torquay United (Home)

Ben made the step up from non-League football when he signed for the Silkmen from Nantwich Town in January 2012 for an undisclosed five figure fee. Starting his career in the Youth team at Leek he subsequently played for Newcastle Town, returned to Leek at senior level, Stafford Rangers (on two occasions) and Alfreton Town, featuring regularly on the score sheet wherever he has played. Ben had to settle in quickly when senior strikers were unavailable through injury but, in difficult circumstances for the team as a whole, did not feature on the score sheet.

Went on loan to Chester in August 2012 scoring nine goals in eight matches including  a hat-trick. Returned to Macclesfield on the expiry of his loan but with limited opportunities for him at senior level signed permanently for Chester in November 2012, going on loan to Altrincham in 2013. Moved to Brackley Town (2013-14), Leek Town (2014) Newcastle Town (2014), Witton Albion (2015) but soon returned to Newcastle Town (2015). Playing for Kidsgrove in  2016.

 
   

Mills Greg Adam

2009-10 Midfielder

FL   League 0(1)0

Debut 9 February 2010 Sub Bury (Away)

A trainee at Derby County, Greg was given his first professional contract there in October 2009.  A speedy wide midfielder, Greg made his senior debut against Middlesbrough in October 2009 followed by a further appearance against Ipswich and then a loan spell at Solihull Motors.

Greg spent a month on loan at Macclesfield in February 2010 but only made one substitute appearance late in the second half at Bury in February 2010.

After his return to Derby he went on loan again to Solihull Motors and then during the 2010-11 season to AFC Telford United where he made 30 league appearances and scored six goals. He signed permanently for Telford in 2011 making a further 16 appearances before moving to Worcester City in January 2012, leaving them at the end of the 2012-13 season having made 30 league appearances and scored four goals. In 2013 he was on the books of Boston United, then Barrow, on loan to Kings Lynn and then signed for Corby Town.

Mills_Greg

 

Mills Joseph

1908-09 Forward

 

ML     League 2 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 12 April 1909 Hooley Hill (Home)

 

For most of the 1908-09 season the 22-year-old centre-forward played for Sale Holmfield where he scored 16 goals before making a late season signing at Macclesfield. His two appearances came when regular players were ill but he scored on his debut in the 1-1 draw.

   

Mills Pablo

2012-13 Defender

Mills_Pablo

NC      League 28(2)3     Cups 3(2)0

Debut 8 September 2012 Braintree Town (Home)

Pablo joined Derby County at the age of 14 and turned professional there at the age 18.  He made 64 senior appearances and during his time with the Rams played for England at Under-16, Under-18 and Under-19 levels. In his final season at Derby (2005-06) he spent time on loan at Milton Keynes Dons and Walsall. He signed for Rotherham United in 2006 going on to make over 150 senior appearances for them, and also spent time on loan at Crawley Town in 2007, and in 2008 he was appointed Rotherham club captain. On his release from Rotherham he signed permanently for Crawley Town where he was again captain, helping in their Conference promotion season and was named in the Conference Team of the Year for 2010-11. Missing the first three months of the 2001-12 season, on his return, he again helped Crawley to achieve a second successive promotion, on this occasion to League One.

Pablo was released by Crawley in the summer of 2012 and after reviewing his options signed for Macclesfield Town. With the centre-back positions filled initially by other players there were few opportunities for Pablo who was in and out of the side during the first half of the season, but on occasions he played just in front of the back four although his debut was as a centre midfielder when Keiran Murtagh was on international duty. In the second half of the season he was included in the starting line-up on a regular basis but he missed three matches  at the end of January and the beginning of February following his dismissal at Kidderminster. His performances became stronger as the season progressed and he took over the captaincy duties which he carried out well, always giving instructions to fellow team members during matches.  His three goals came in matches in April 2013, the last a bullet header in the 2-1 home win against Cambridge United.

Re-signed for Rotherham United on 30 August 2013 but was released in January 2014 when he signed for Bury and whilst there spent time on loan at Cheltenham Town.  Moved to Brackley Town in the summer of 2015 and Mickleover in the summer of 2016.

   

Millward

1957-58 Left-half

CL  League 8 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 12 October 1957 Wellington Town (Away)

One of eight different players who filled the left-half position during the season.

 

Millward Harry

1919-20 to 1921-22 Right-back

Millward_Harry

CL     League 27 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 9 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 21 February 1920 Altrincham (Away)

Played schoolboy football with Vana Street Boys and was captain of the Manchester Schoolboys team who won the Cup and Shield competitions in three consecutive seasons. At senior level he was on the books of New Mills and then Stockport before service in the Army intervened in  World War One. He was awarded two Army medals and played in the 3rd Manchester Regiment football team.

He signed for Macclesfield during the 1919-20 season featuring in three senior matches. In the following two seasons he was basically used as back-up, being kept out of the side by Fred Smith, Chadderton and later William Ingleson. A decisive player who was said to be a quick starter and quick into his stride.

He was an engineer by trade.

   

Millward John

1899-1900 to 1902-03 and 1904-05 Full-back

 

NSL       League 5 Apps 0 Goals

#ML      League 35 Apps 0 Goals       Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 2 September 1899 Congleton Hornets (Away)

 

A product of Macclesfield Grammar School Old Boys who was described as a clever, resolute full-back.  First appeared for the Hallefield-Macclesfield North Staffordshire and District League side during the 1899-1900 season. For Macclesfield's Manchester and District League side most of appearances came in the 1901-02 season, being a bit-part player in the other seasons.

A good cricketer who played for both Bollington and Macclesfield.

   

Millward P

1877-78 and 1882-83

Debut 27 October 1877 Mount Pleasant (Home) Staffordshire Association Challenge Cup Round 1

 

There is no information recorded for this player. Match data at this time is in short supply and it is possible that Millward may well have featured for the club between 1878 and 1882.

   

Mitchell Neil

1996-97 and 1997-98 Midfielder

Mitchell_Neil

Conf   League 19(7)4    Cups 15(1)2

Debut 17 August 1996 Kettering Town (Home)

FL       League   2(4)0     Cups   1(3)0

Debut 23 August 1997 Doncaster Rovers (Home)

Signed from Blackpool on a free transfer, Neil was a fast winger with a good left foot. He joined Blackpool as a YTS trainee having played for England Schoolboys and England U18s alongside Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.  In his time at Blackpool he made over 100 first team appearances.

At Macclesfield he played a useful part in the Silkmen’s 1996-97 Conference Championship season and gained a winners' medal in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1997. However, he could not break into the Football League side on a regular basis and moved to Morecambe in January 1998 and later played for Chorley until his retirement in 2004.

Neil is now a school's football coach and also coaches at the YMCA, organises annual Youth football tournaments and still plays Sunday League football.

 

Mitchell Richie

1992-93 and 1993-94 Forward

Conf    League 17(20)8    Cups 11(4)8

Debut 25 August 1992 Runcorn (Away)

A goal scorer released by Port Vale, Richie quickly established himself at Conference level, leading to trials with Dundee United and Preston North End. Richie is best remembered for the two goals he scored in the first round replay in the FA Cup at Chesterfield in November 1992. His first goal was scored in the fourth minute with his second in extra time, the score at 120 minutes of 2-2 lead to a dramatic penalty shoot-out win for the Silkmen against the League side. Whilst at Macclesfield he worked with Commercial Manager, Dennis Johnson, on the Silkline Draw.

Last heard of working as a scout for Ross County covering the North West of England.

Mitchell_Richie

 

Mitchell Sammy

1905-06 to 1907-08 Outside-right

 

#ML     League 39 Apps 5 Goals     Cups 6 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 2 September 1905 Northwich Victoria (Home)

 

Sammy signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1905 from Failsworth appearing fairly regularly during the 1905-06 and 1906-07 seasons. He held a runners-up medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup competition in 1907 when Macclesfield lost to Crewe. It would appear that he left the club at the end of the 1906-07 season but returned the following season to help out for two separate matches when players were unavailable due to illness.

   

Mobley Dave

Mobley_Dave

1973-74 to 1978-79 Defender

NPL   League 186(1)0 Cups 66(1)0

Debut 11 August 1973 Fleetwood (Home)

Dave had been a member of the Sheffield Wednesday reserve team, moving to Grimsby Town before joining the Silkmen from Altrincham in the summer of 1973. He was an experienced and capable defender who had played in  many soccer grounds including the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City.

 

Moke Adriano

2014-15 Midfielder

moke-adriano

NC     League 31(8)3     Cups 4(0)0

Debut 8 August 2014 Braintree Town (Home)

Starting his career at Nottingham Forest, he then spent time at the Glen Hoddle Academy before signing for York City in the summer of 2011.  He featured regularly for the Minstermen helping them to win promotion back to the Football league as well as gaining a FA Trophy winners' medal. In July 2012 he moved to Cambridge United where he was used mainly from the substitutes'' bench and also enjoyed a short loan spell with Tamworth, before joining Halifax Town where he made 17 appearances in the second half of the season helping them to gain promotion from the Conference North. In the 2013-14 season he played for Stockport County featuring 25 times.

Signed for Macclesfield Town during the summer of 2014. Adriano played in the majority of matches performing equally well on either wing often using his lightening pace to good effect. He scored the winning goal in the 2-1 home league match against Altrincham in February and gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup competition.

Having been offered a new contract at Macclesfield in the summer of 2015, Adriano opted to sign for Wrexham, moving to Boreham Wood in the summer of 2016, Returning to York City in November 2016.

   

Molloy Tom

1937-38 Right-back

CL     League 17 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 28 August 1937 Buxton (Home)

Signed from Halifax Town Tom played in both the early season and end of season matches, taking over from Cecil Turner  in the middle of March. Whilst out of the senior side appeared in the reserve team.  Moved to Rhyl Athletic in the summer of 1938 and played for Hyde in the 1939-40 season.

 

Molyneaux Mark

1986-87 Goalkeeper

NPL   League 1(0)0

Debut 16 August 1986 Caernarfon Town (Away)

Mark had been on the books of Nottingham Forest before signing for the Silkmen from Hyde United as cover, playing in the first match of the season in place of Alan Zelem. He also played for Droylsden, Ashton United and Mossley. Since retiring from playing football, Mark has been manager/joint manager at Trafford, Chorley, and Salford City, player/manager at Rossendale United and then player with Ashton United, Flixton and Radcliffe Borough.

Molyneaux_Mark

 

Monaghan Frank

1951-52 to 1956-57 Forward

Monaghan_Frank

CL   League 128 Apps 78 Goals   Cups 24 Apps 14 Goals

Debut 22 December 1951 Wellington Town (Away)

Previously with Manchester United and Winsford United. Described as a good constructive player he certainly had an eye for goal.  Frank was one of the highest scoring forwards for Macclesfield in the Cheshire League, and was top-scorer with 35 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions in the 1952-53 championship season. He also gained a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1952.  Frank broke a leg on two occasions, the second during the 1954-55 season when he left the club, returning  for the 1956-57 season.

 

Monk Ian

1994-95 and 1995-96 Midfielder

Conf   League 16(8)3     Cups 6(2)1

Debut 5 November 1994 Sub Bath City (Home)

A skilful winger, Ian signed from Ashton United, where he originally played under manager Sammy McIlroy. He started his career in the 1992-93 season with Clitheroe and, in his first season was voted Bass North West Counties League Player of the Year. During his time at the Moss Rose he was a member of the Conference Championship side in the 1994-95 season. Ian signed for Morecambe just before Christmas 1995 for an undisclosed fee. Had a spell with his home-town club Burnley, where he is still living and working locally.

Ian Monk

 

Monks Jack

1956-57 and 1957-58 Left-back

CL  League 65 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 16 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 18 August 1956 Buxton (Home)

 

A very experienced defender who had previously for Stockport County, Winsford, Stafford Rangers and Buxton. Jack was ever-present throughout the 1956-57 season but missed much of the following season having been dropped from the senior side in October 1957, however,  he was re-instated in March 1958.

 

Moody WA

1919-20 Inside-right

 

Debut 6 December 1919 Runcorn (Home)

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

From Rochdale, he was one of numerous players given a one match trial during the 1919-20 season.

   

Moore

1882-83

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Moore

1946-47 Outside-right

CL   League 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 4 April 1947 Congleton Town (Away)

 

A corporal in the RAF stationed at Wilmslow who was one of many players given short trial in Macclesfield's first season after the Second World War.

   

Moore Neil

1999-00 Defender

Neil Moore

FL   League 12(3)2      Cups 1(0)0

Debut 11 December 1999 Cheltenham Town (Away)

Having recovered from a serious back injury, Neil was released by Burnley in the summer of 1999 subsequently joining Macclesfield, his eighth League club.  Initially he played in the reserves but signed non-contract forms in December 1999 immediately taking his place in the senior side.  A tall centre back, he was good in the air and put in some solid performances but elected to accept a permanent contract with non-League Telford United in March 2000, and has since played for Mansfield Town, Southport, Nuneaton Borough and Solihull

 

Moores

1901-02 Outside-left

 

#ML     League 8 Apps 3 Goals

 

Debut 7 September 1901 Northwich Victoria (Home)

 

There is no information recorded about this player.  He featured in the opening six matches of the 1901-02 season, together with an appearance in March and one in the final match of the season when he scored two goals in the 8-2 victory at Lymm.

   

Moores F

1904-05 and 1905-06 Right-half

 

#ML     League 25 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 4 February 1905 Berry's (Away)

 

An occasional player in the 1904-05 season, however he filled the right-half position from September to December 1905 on a regular basis until he was replaced by Percy Pickford.

   

Moorhouse

1921-22 Outside-right

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 27 August 1921 Mossley (Away)

 

Appeared in the first two matches of the 1921-22 season at senior level and later in the reserve team.  It would appear that he may well have left Macclesfield early in the season as he does not even appear in the reserve team later in the first half of the season.

   

Moran John

1978-79 Defender

NPL   League 4(0)0

Debut 26 December 1978 Altrincham (Home)

There is no recorded information about this player.

 

Morgan Paul

2008-09 to date

Paul Morgan

FL   League 102(4)1     Cups 11(0)0

Debut 9 August 2008 Shrewsbury Town (Away)

Originally from Northern Ireland Paul represented his country on one occasion at Under-21 level and began his career as a trainee at Preston North End where, having signed a professional contract in May 1997, he made one appearance.  He then signed for Keith Alexander at Lincoln City in the summer of 2001 where he made 238 appearances in all competitions, moving to Bury in the summer of 2007.  Injuries and a change of management restricted the number of his appearances. A season long loan for the 2008-09 season saw Paul at Macclesfield, where he played an important role as a central defender and was the mainstay of the defence often partnered by less experience colleagues. He took over the responsibility of captain when Sean Hessey was injured, and his consistent performances were recognised when he was voted Player of the Year by the supporters. Paul made his move to Macclesfield permanent in the summer of 2009 and other than missing two short spells through injury, he was the first choice at centre-back.  Always has a very professional approach to his game and works in a very undemonstrative but effective manner.

In the 2010-11 season injury again featured through a broken wrist at the start and ending with a broken arm, both injuries requiring surgery, which reduced the number of Paul’s appearances.

Paul only made three appearances during the whole of the 2011-12 season, although he was often an unused substitute in the middle of the season.  At the start of the season he was still recovering from a broken arm and in January suffered a badly bruised ankle at Wimbledon.  This proved to be his last appearance of the season as later he underwent surgery on both ankles. Released in the summer of 2012 at the end of his contract.

On leaving Macclesfield Paul retired from playing football after which he spent some time as physiotherapist at Accrington Stanley.

 

Morgan Phil

1995-96 and 1996-97 Goalkeeper

Conf   League 14(0)0     Cups 4(0)0

7 October 1995 Bromsgrove Rovers (Home)

Phil was signed from Stoke City for three loan spells. In the 1995-96 season he was called upon twice, replacing Karl Williams and, later in the season, Ryan Price. In the 1996-97 season he replaced Ryan Price after his horrific injury at Southport when he had collided with team-mate Darren Tinson. During his time at the Moss Rose he maintained 10 clean sheets in his 18 appearances. He had previously made a single first team appearance for Ipswich Town. On leaving Stoke he moved to Hednesford Town and then Southport leaving in 2002 after which he probably retired from playing.

Phil Morgan

 

Morgan-Smith Amari

2012-13 Forward

Morgan_Smith_Amari

NC     League 14(10)4     Cups 3(3)1

Debut 1 September 2012 Sub Luton Town (Away)

Began his career in the youth set-up at Wolverhampton Wanderers and was then a trainee at Crewe Alexandra. On being released by Crewe in the summer of 2007 he went on trial with Stockport County along with 150 other players through the club's 'Just Search' campaign, and was one of only two players signed by the Hatters, however, after a month and just one appearance he was released. He then joined Ilkeston Town in the summer of 2008 and helped the club clinch promotion to the Conference North in his first season there. From 2008 to September 2010 Amari made 90 league appearances and scored 34 goals but financial problems at the  club saw him released.  After an unsuccessful trial at Carlisle United, he signed for Luton Town at the end of September 2010 whom he helped to reach the National Conference play-offs on two occasions.  He was out of action injured for much of the 2011-12 season at the end of which he was released when he signed for Macclesfield Town.

Amari was in and out of the team throughout the season and could not establish himself as a regular striker with other players preferred and performing well. He spent a short time on loan at Kidderminster Harriers in January 2013.

Released by Macclesfield at the end of the 2012-13 season, he signed a permanent contract with Kidderminster Harriers, moving to Oldham in the summer of 2014, to Cheltenham Town in the summer of 2015 and York City in January 2017.

Amari has earned honours at England C level.

   

Morley Dave

2005-06 to 2007-08 Defender

Dave Morley

FL   League 101(2)7      Cups 18(0)0

Debut 15 January 2005 Kidderminster Harriers (Home)

A former Manchester City trainee Steve then played for Ayr United, Southend United, Carlisle United, Oxford United and Doncaster Rovers before a £15,000 move to the Moss Rose in January 2005, which enabled him to link up with Danny Swailes, strengthening the central defence resulting in a run of eight consecutive matches without defeat.  Steve was appointed team captain and continued to give some powerful performances and on occasions acted as emergency striker. In the 2006-07 season there were times when he was troubled by injury, but still scored three useful goals when going forward including the 90th minute winner at Torquay in December. In the third round of the FA Cup at Chelsea, Dave elected to take over the ‘keeper’s responsibility for most of the second half when Tommy Lee had been dismissed. Dave missed the start of the 2007-08 season following an ankle operation returning to action in September, however, he left the club towards the end of October when his contract was cancelled by mutual agreement, shortly after signing for Hyde United. He has since played for League of Wales side, Bangor City and more recently Bala.

 

Morrell Len

1978-79 Defender/midfielder

NPL   League 30(0)1     Cups 4(0)0

Debut 7 October 1978 South Liverpool (Home)

A native of Merseyside, Len was signed from Ashton United.  He was a quick tackling, competitive defender with non-stop effort and ability who could also play in midfield.

 

Morrey

1926-27 Outside-right

CL     League 14 Apps 5 Goals

Debut 26 August 1926 Hurst (home)

Signed from Nantwich in the summer of 1926, Morrey went straight into the senior side featuring regularly until late November 1926. He scored on his debut, scored three more goals in September and his fifth, and last, goal in the 4-1 home win against Mossley.

Morrey
   

Morris

1925-26 Inside-left

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 25 December 1925 Congleton Town (Home)

 

An amateur with Clapton, given a one match trial.

   

Morris Frank

1952-53 to 1958-59 Defender

CL   League 9 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 21 March 1953 Runcorn (Away)

A member of the reserve team  who was used from time to time to deputise for senior players who were unavailable.

 

Morris Fred

1901-02 Right-back

 

#ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 24 April 1902 Lymm (Away)

 

There is no information recorded for this player who was brought in for the final match of the season at Lymm when Macclesfield  recorded an 8-2 victory.

   

Morris Ian

1970-71 to 1973-74 and 1975-76 Winger

Morris_Ian

NPL   League 178(3)19     Cups 94(1)12

Debut 22 August 1970 Bangor City (Home)

Ian signed from Altrincham having previously been at Bolton Wanderers and Stockport County.  He was a very fast and direct winger who packed a powerful shot and was always a firm favourite with the fans.  Gained a winners' medals in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1971 and 1973.

He moved back to Altrincham in 1974, returned to the Moss Rose for the 1975-76 season, and then returning to Altrincham for a third time.  A qualified accountant.

 

 

Morris James

1919-20 and 1920-21, 1922-23 to 1924-25 and 1926-27 Inside-right

Morris_J

CL     League 116 Apps 55 Goals     Cups 20 Apps 6 Goals

Debut  10 March 1920 Monk's Hall (Away)

First played for Stoke St Peters in the North Staffordshire Churches League who were First Division Champions during his time there.  He also played for their reserve team who won the League Cup and were Second Division Champions. Next he signed for Fenton FC where he gained winners' medals for the League Cup and Championship. James then signed for Stoke playing in their Birmingham League side and also featured in their 'A' team, this team winning the Hanley and May Bank Cups.

During the First World War he was a private in the Army and whilst based at Liverpool played for Everton. Posted abroad he saw service in France where he was wounded in the knee by a shell. He was in hospital for a considerable time concerned that he might never play football again, but after 16 months he recovered fully.

He signed for Grimsby Town  where he was the reserve and made three appearances, before moving to Macclesfield where he made two senior appearances in the 1919-20 season and 16 in the 1920-21 season.

He then left Macclesfield playing for Whitchurch in the 1921-22 and 1922-23 seasons. He re-signed for Macclesfield in December 1922 when he was described as a hard working, enthusiastic player who added strength to the attack. He went straight into the side and was almost ever-present to the end of the 1922-23 season, but in the next two seasons his appearances reduced as he was in competition with other players.  In the 1924-25 season he displayed his versatility by moving back to the defence.

Moved to Runcorn for the 1925-26 season but re-signed for Macclesfield again for the 1926-27 season when he played in the majority of the matches and scored 26 goals.

   

Morris Reginald 'Reg'

1923-24, 1926-27 and 1927-28 Right-half

CL     League 20 Apps 5 Goals

Debut 1 October 1923 Witton Albion (Home)

Initially Reg was a member of the Macclesfield reserve team with almost all of his senior appearances in the 1923-24 season coming between the middle March 1924 and the end of the season when he was ever-present at right-half. At this stage of the season he was the team's penalty taker.

In the 1926-27 and 1927-28 seasons, despite only featuring in six matches Reg played in three three different positions, both defence and attack, his sole goal in this period came whilst playing at centre-forward in the 3-6 home defeat against Altrincham in April 1927.

Morris_R
   

Morrison

1911-12 Defender

 

ML     League 5 Apps 1 Goal

 

LC      League 4 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 13 January 1912 Hindley Central (Away)

 

From Manchester, Morrison played in three different defensive positions. He appeared to play when other players were either unavailable or being rested.

   

Morrison Bobby

1931-32 Left-half

Morrison_Bobby

CL     League 20 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 4 Apps

Debut 29 August 1931 Hyde United (Away)

Bobby was Vice Captain at Macclesfield and had previously played for Hyde United, Stockport County, New Brighton, and Chester City. Short in statue, Bert was a hard worker who played in about half the matches during his one season at the Moss Rose as there was strong competition for the left-half position, eventually losing his place to Joe McGrae.

 

Morton Jim

1876-77 to 1887-88 Goalkeeper

Debut 28 October 1876 Stoke (Home)

 

Hailing from Langley was the first choice 'keeper for many years.  Reported as a marvellous, clever goalkeeper which saw him representing Cheshire County over two seasons. Brother of Sam.

Note - a player by the name of J Morton played in the outfield during the season 1877-88 but it has not been possible to  establish whether it was the same Jim Morton.

   

Morton Sam

1876-77 to 1883-84 Defender

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

Brother of Jim, served the club for eight seasons.

   

Moseley Fred

1921-22 Inside-right and Centre-forward

 

CL     League 13 Apps 7 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 2 Goals

 

Debut 27 August 1921 Mossley (Away)

 

Started his career at Black Lane St Andrews' and then moved to Hindley Central.  In the 1911-12 season he was the highest goalscorer in the Bolton Amateur League netting 51 goals and in the 1914-15 season he played in the Lancashire County Amateur side. He was a serving member of HM Forces for four years in the First World War.

He then played for Stalybridge Celtic signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1921, going straight into the senior side and scored on his debut. All his senior appearances came between the beginning of the season and the middle of November with a good goalscoring record, netting nine goals in 15 appearances.

Fred had a good turn of speed, a deadly shot, fine ball control was a deft passer of the ball and always a danger to his opponents. However, in the 1921-22 season various players, including  the very experienced Bob Whittingham, were used in the inside and centre-forward positions and Fred could probably deem himself unlucky to be relegated to the reserve team. During his time at Macclesfield his services were always in demand by other clubs but he said that he did not want to interfere with his occupation as a turner and fitter.

 

   

Moss

1878-79

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Moss

1937-38 Left-half

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 4 September 1937 Stockport County Reserves (Away)

Just the one senior appearance in the early season 1-5 defeat when he was described as a hard worker.

 

Moss David

1981-82 Defender

Moss_David

 

NPL   League 11(0)0     Cups 5(1)0

Debut 31 August 1981 Tamworth (Away) NPL League Cup Round 1

David commenced his career at Manchester City before moving to Witton Albion. David covered for the injured Craig Wardle for two short spells during his single season at the Moss Rose and on leaving signed for Stalybridge Celtic.

 

Moss David

2001-02 to 2003-04 Manager

Moss_David

Matches 102, Won 33, Draws 26, Lost 43, Win% 32.35

His career at youth level started at his home town Witney before moving to Swindon Town in July 1969.  He progressed to the senior side in 1971 and went on to make over 200 league appearances scoring 60 goals. In 1978 he signed for Luton Town where he, again, made over 200 league appearances scoring 88 goals. Whilst at Luton he spent time on loan in 1981 at Tampa Bay Rowdies.  He returned to Swindon in 1985 and then Trowbridge Town in 1986.

Moss  retired from professional football due to a serious Achilles tendon injury joining the coaching staff at Oxford United under Mark Lawrenson. When Brian Horton was appointed manager at Oxford, Moss was promoted to Head Coach for the next five years until Horton was appointed manager at Manchester City, Moss following him as City's Coach and then in 1965 moved along with Horton to Huddersfield Town where he was appointed coach again remaining until 1997 when he lost his job alongside Horton.

Moss's only managerial appointment was at Macclesfield where took over in November 2001 when the team were 21st in the Nationwide League Division 3. The side completed the season in 13th position and reached the third round of the FA Cup losing 2-0 to West Ham United at the Moss Rose in front of a crowd of 5706 and a TV audience of 4.4M.

With an excellent playing budget (Moss paid five figure fees for each of three players) the 2002-03 season saw the team finish in 16th position in the Nationwide League Division Three and reach the third round of the FA Cup again, on this occasion losing 2-0 to Watford at the Moss Rose.

The 2003-04 started on an indifferent note with the team at or about 20th position for much of the time with the supporters regularly expressing their disappointment  both at matches and in the media. Moss was dismissed following another defeat, on this occasion at home to Southend United on 25 October 2003.

Moss will be remembered for his pre-match briefings to diners in the McIlroy Lounge, introducing the pre kick-off players' huddle and the bright orange kit similar to the one in which he found success with Luton Town. Unfortunately his negative attitude to the supporters meant that he never endeared himself to them.

Since 2010 Moss has been Chief Scout of Liverpool's Academy.

 

   

Moss Derek

Moss_Derek

1953-54 and 1962-63 Goalkeeper

CL League 1 App 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 26 December 1953 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)

On Boxing Day 1953 both the regular 'keeper, Jack Hacking, and the reserve 'keeper, David Jones, were injured with Derek, who then played for Parkside, called in as goalkeeper.  He kept a clean sheet in the 3-0 victory.  In September 1962 Derek was then goalkeeper for Wilmslow Albion and deputised for the injured Johnnie Poole in the Inter-League Cup match against Darwen.  Derek, again, kept a clean sheet in the 6-0 win.

Derek also played cricket for Parkside.

Died on 18 December 2016 at the age of 81.

 

Moss W

1897-98 to 1900-01 and 1902-03 Full-back

#SDL      League 14 Apps 0 Goals

NSL        League 25 Apps 0 Goals        Cups 1 App 0 Goals

#ML       League 16 Apps 0 Goals

Debut for Hallefield prior to 1897-98 season

Debut for Macclesfield FC 1 September 1900 Northwich Victoria (Away)

 

Appeared for Hallefield who moved to the Moss Rose when Macclesfield FC had failed financially.  Was a member of Hallefield's Stockport and District League Championship side which went undefeated throughout the 1897-98 season. Then played for Hallefield and Hallefield-Macclesfield in the North Staffordshire and District League during the next two seasons,  although he only made five appearances in 1899-1900.  A regular in the 1900-01 re-formed Macclesfield FC's Manchester and District team and returned in the 1902-03 for one match towards the end of the season.

   

Mottershead

1880-81

Debut 16 October 1880 St George's Rangers

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Mottershead

1920-21 and 1926-27 Goalkeeper

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 29 January 1921 Crichton's Athletic (Away)

 

The Macclesfield reserve 'keeper for the second half of the 1920-21 season deputised for the senior 'keeper William Osbaldeston in a 4-4 draw. He re-appeared in the 1926-27 season whilst playing locally, when he was one of five different goalkeepers used in the  final matches of the season.

   

Mottram Frank

1996-97 Forward

Conf   League 5(6)2     Cups 5(0)2

Debut 7 September 1996 Sub Bromsgrove Rovers (Away)

Frank joined the Silkmen from League of Wales side Bangor City where he had been team and league top scorer for two seasons, scoring 87 goals in 110 appearances. He has two League of Wales winners’ medals and was involved in two European campaigns with Bangor.  He also played for the League of Wales representative team and won Welsh semi-pro caps. He made his debut following a period of two months recuperating after a close-season car accident and was used in a back-up role in the Conference Championship season. On leaving Macclesfield he returned to the League of Wales playing for LLansantffraid FC, Flexsys Cefn Druids and Caernarfon Town before finishing his career back at Bangor City.

Mottram

 

Moulds

1885-86 and 1886-87

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

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

   

Moult Graham

1966-67 and 1969-70 Defender/Wing-half

CL     League 12(1)0     Cups 4(0)0

NPL  League   2(2)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 29 August 1966 Wrexham Reserves (Home)

A local player who graduated from the reserve team, Graham moved to Witton Albion where he made over 200 appearances in all competitions.

Moult

 

Mountford David

1954-55 and 1955-56 Inside-right

CL     League 53 Apps 12 Goals    Cups 8 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 24 August 1954 Buxton (Home)

A regular in the side in 1954-55 but was out of contention until December in his second season, however, he quickly re-established himself and scored his fair share of goals

 

Mountford Keith

1984-85 to 1988-89 Forward

NPL   League 54(2)12    Cups 15(0)4

Debut 29 January 1985 Northwich Victoria (Home) Cheshire Senior Cup R1

Conf   League 14(15)2     Cups 10(6)2

Keith was a fast exciting player who was signed from Eastwood Hanley.  He scored some spectacular goals but often had to miss games due to his job as a fireman. Scored a hat-trick in the 6-2 home victory against Oswestry Town only a couple of matches after making his debut for the Silkmen. Keith played his part in the triple winning team the early part of the 1986-87 season with 18 appearances and six goals. Known to the crowd as ‘Archie’, he moved to Altrincham in January 1989 and later played for Leek Town.

Mountford_Keith

 

Moyle Walter

1930-31 Left-half

CL      League 27 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 8 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 30 August 1930 Nantwich (Home)

Had been on the books of Manchester United and Crystal Palace but was signed from Welsh club Merthyr Town. He also represented Wales at junior level during the 1926-27 season.

Although he had experience at both wing-half positions, at Macclesfield he played in his preferred position on the left flank but there were times throughout the season when he lost his place to Harold Eyre. His single goal came in the 3-1 away win at Ashton National in November 1930.

 

Muir

1911-12 Centre-forward

 

ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

LC      League 1 App 1 Goal

 

Debut 13 January 1912 Hindley Central (Away)

 

An amateur international who was given a two match trial.  Scored on his debut in the 2-2 draw, but it was reported that his performance looked as though he was out of form and was not signed.

   

Mukendi Vinny

Mukendi

2008-09 to 2011-12 Forward

FL   League 20(27)3     Cups 3(7)2

Debut 2 May 2009 Sub Grimsby Town (Away)

A regular scorer in Macclesfield’s youth side, Vinny’s good performances were rewarded when he made his Football League debut in the last match of the 2008-09 campaign as a substitute for the final 16 minutes of play. He became a regular member of the senior side from March 2010 and was awarded his first professional contract in April 2010.  Vinny made a total of 27 appearances scoring three goals, including the winning goal in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, and a much needed added time equaliser in the home match against Accrington Stanley in April 2011, bringing to an end a run of four consecutive defeats.

In the 2011-12 season Vinny could not establish himself in the first team, and to give him match experience he spent two separate months on loan at Conference National side Southport where he impressed such that Southport wanted to extend his loan, however, Vinny had to return to Macclesfield in view of the injury crisis. Vinny's sole goal for the Silkmen came late in the 2-2 home draw against Crawley Town in March 2012.  

Released in the summer of 2012 at the end of his contract, he signed a short term contract with Barrow, however, less than a month later was on loan at Tamworth followed shortly by his contract at Barrow being terminated by mutual consent. He was then on the books of Droylsden and Stalybridge Celtic before spending short stints at Goole and Salford City at the start of the 2013-14 season. Returned to Southport in 2014 where he made 14 league appearances, and then in quick succession played for Nantwich Town, Colwyn Bay and Gap Connors Quay before signing for Radcliffe Borough in February 2015. Vinny continued his travels when he signed for Oxford City in the summer of 2015, North Ferriby United in the summer of 2016, Hednesford Town in December 2016 and Nantwich Town in March 2017.

   

Mullany A

1876-77 and 1877-78

 

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no recorded information for this player.

   

Mullhall

1978-79 Defender

NPL   League 2(0)0

Debut 6 March 1979 Matlock Town (Away)

His debut came in difficult conditions. The team arrived late having struggled through the snow on the hills only to find that there was standing water both on and off the pitch, but the referee declared that the conditions were suitable for the match to progress, Macclesfield losing 0-5.  Appeared in one further match towards the end of the season in the 0-2 defeat against Netherfield.

 

Mulligan Jimmy

1992-93

Conf   League 1(0)0

Debut 20 February 1993 Woking (Away)

His one senior appearance came in the 0-4 defeat at a time when the side had not won a match since the middle of December.

 

Mullington Johnnie

1961-62 to 1965-66

CL    League 64 Apps 46 Goals   Cups 18 Apps 10 Goals

Debut 27 January 1962 Northwich Victoria (Home) Cheshire Senior Cup R1

At the start of his football career Johnnie played as an amateur.  During his time with the RAF he represented RAF Cyprus and Imperial Services Cyprus, when he toured the Middle East. The highlight of Johnnie’s career at Macclesfield came when he was drafted in from the reserves and he scored all eight goals in the 8-0 home win against Witton Albion on 15 May 1963, a club record. He retired from playing football at the end of the 1965-66 season. He was employed as a housing assistant in Stoke-on-Trent Corporation’s Housing Department.

Mullington_Johnnie

Mulryan

1921-22 Centre-forward

CL     League 5 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 7 January 1922 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)

A member of the Macclesfield reserve team, Mulryan was given a five match trial in a season when different players were given an opportunity to fill the centre-forward position. His one goal came in the away 2-2 draw at Runcorn on 21 January 1922

 
 
 
   

Munroe Karl

1999-00 to 2003-04 Defender

Karl Munroe 

FL   League 94(25)1    Cups 15(2)1

Debut 29 January 2000 Sub Hull City (Home)

Karl moved from Swansea City to Macclesfield in October 1999, initially playing regularly for the reserve side where he gave some powerful performances as a central defender.  He stepped up to the senior side  in the 2000-01 season when he switched to the centre of midfield where he  probably gave his best performances using his strong physical presence,  and scored his first senior goal in spectacular  fashion from 35 yards in the Worthington Cup win against Bolton Wanderers. Towards the end of the 2002-03 season he moved back to the centre of the defence, eventually forming a partnership with Michael Welsh. Whilst at Macclesfield gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 2000.

Karl moved to Northwich Victoria in the summer of 2004 and has since played for Halifax Town, Altrincham, Droylsden, Hyde United and FC United of Manchester. Karl now has his own successful chauffeur business, a service which he provides for Premier League players.

 

Munroe Ken

1961-62 Right-back

CL    League 33 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 26 August 1961 Northwich Victoria (Away)

His football career started with Park Villa, an Eccles District side, and after a trial with Birmingham he signed for Blackpool featuring in their Central League side for half a season. Ken then joined Oxford United but he moved to the Moss Rose when he obtained employment as an electrical inspector in Manchester. On leaving the Moss Rose moved to Stalybridge.

Ken Munroe 

 

Murphy Danny

1957-58 Defender

CL  League 10 Apps 1 Goal   Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 24 August 1957 Buxton (Home)

Previously with Rochdale. Danny's appearances came in the first half of the season although he was not a regular in the side and scored his one goal on his debut in the 2-2 draw.  He was released in the middle of March 1958 at a time when it was necessary to reduce the wage bill.

 

Murphy John

2006-07 Forward

FL   League 25(4)7    Cups 3(0)2

Debut 28 October 2006 Sub Mansfield Town (Home)

John commenced his career at Chester City before moving to Blackpool and was Paul Ince’s first signing for Macclesfield in October 2006, initially on loan and then permanently.  A regular in the starting line-up, John formed a good partnership with fellow striker Matty McNeil, finishing the season as second-top scorer with nine goals, the best remembered will always be his strike at Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup. John moved to Chester City in the summer of 2007 and later to St Patrick’s Athletic but only made one substitute appearance due to injury and was released by them in February 2009. John later became a coach at Blackpool.

John Murphy 

 

Murray Adam

2006-07 and 2007-08 Midfielder

Adam Murray 

FL     League 30(4)0    Cups 2(0)0

Debut 13 January 2007 Barnet (Away)

Adam commenced his career at Derby County and represented England at youth level, playing for seven other clubs either permanently or on loan before moving to the Moss Rose from Torquay United in January 2007 for a fee of £17,500.  Initially Alan featured regularly in the centre of midfield, however, in the final weeks of the 2006-07 season other midfield players took his place in the starting line-up. However, at the start of the 2007-08 season, he was Ian Brightwell’s preferred player to partner Terry Dunfield in the centre of midfield. At his request his contract was cancelled by mutual agreement in January 2008 shortly after which he joined Blue Square Premier side Oxford United. In July 2010 he moved to Luton and shortly after joined Mansfield Town initially on loan and permanently in January 2011 where he was appointed assistant manager in July 2012. In November 2014 Adam was appointed caretaker manager, becoming player/manager the following month. At this time he was the youngest manager in the Premier and Football Leagues. Left Mansfield in November 2016 and was appointed manager at Boston United in December 2016.

 

Murray Bill

1950-51 Outside-right

CL   League 40 Apps 14 Goals    Cups 11 Apps 4 Goals

Debut  19 August 1950 Buxton (Home)

Before joining Macclesfield Bill had spent four years on the books of Manchester City. He only missed one match during his single season at the Moss Rose and appeared fairly regularly on the score sheet scoring twice in the 3-2 win in the Cheshire Senior Cup Final against Northwich Victoria. On leaving the Silkmen he moved to Ashton United

   

Murray Bob

1959-60 Outside-right

CL   League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 19 December 1959 Chester (Home)

A member of the reserve team, Bob played in two matches for the senior side with totally contrasting experiences - the first a 6-1 win against Chester and the second a 1-6 loss against Witton Albion.

   

Murray Joseph

1895-96 and 1898-99 Centre-forward

 

#TC      League 13 Apps 4 Goals     Cups 7 Apps 5 Goals

NSL    League 2 Apps  1 Goal

Debut 21 September 1895 Everton Reserves (Home)

 

From Dundee in Scotland he had played for Lockheed and Grimsby Town before moving to Macclesfield. He was the first choice centre-forward for the 1895-96 season.   Gained a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in the 1895-96 season when he scored one of the two goals in the 2-0 victory in the final against Crewe Alexandra having also scored two goals in the semi-final. Appears to have returned for two matches in Hallefield's 1898-99 season.

 

Murray Mark

1993-94 and 1994-95 Defender

Murray_Mark

Conf    League 6(3)0    Cups 6(2)0

Debut 6 August 1994 Wednesfield (Home) Staffordshire Senior Cup Final 1st Leg

(Final held over from the 1993-94 season)

Mark was a left-back who signed schoolboy forms with Blackpool and progressed to the first team. He suffered two broken ankles in consecutive seasons after which he joined the Silkmen. Basically a fringe player but he gained a winners' medal in the 1994 Staffordshire Senior Cup competition. 

Mark moved to Ashton United on transfer deadline day in the 1994-95 season for a small fee. Later played for Mossley, Caernarfon Town, Winsford United and Chadderton, retiring in 2003 at the age of 30 after suffering a number of injuries.

 

Murtagh Kieran

2012-13 Midfielder

Murtagh_Keiran

NC     League 39(0)2     Cups 6(0)0

Debut 10 August 2012 Hereford United (Away)

From 2004 to 2007 Kieran was a member of the youth set-up at Charlton Athletic but signed for Conference South side Fisher Athletic in November 2007 spending the rest of the season there and picked up the young player of the year award. Following trials at Fulham and Nottingham Forest, he elected to sign for League One side Yeovil Town, making 59 appearances over the two years he was with the club, and also spent time on loan at Woking. Kieran then spent a season at Wycombe Wanderers, but having only made 10 senior appearances moved to Cambridge United in the summer of 2011, however, injury forced him out of the senior side and he returned to Woking on loan at the end of December for the remainder of the 2011-12 season.

Kieran signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2012. A solid and hard working central midfielder whose importance to the team was recognised as a regular in the staring line-up with non of his appearances coming from the substitutes' bench. However, it was disappointing that he accumulated sixteen cautions resulting in him missing a total of six matches through suspension.

Whilst at Charlton, Kieran appeared for the Republic of Ireland under-17 side and has also made full international appearances for Antigua and Barbuda.

Kieran moved to Mansfield Town in the summer of 2013 and on loan to Woking from December 2013 to the end of the 2013-14 season signing a permanent contract with them in the summer of 2014.

 

   

Myatt

1923-24 Inside-right

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 23 February 1924 Sandbach Ramblers (Home)

 

From Silverdale, given a one match trial.

   

Mycock Albert

1949-50 and 1950-51 Forward

CL   League 23 Apps 15 Goals    Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 4 March 1950 Port Vale (Away)

Albert played for Goslings  where he scored 84 goals in 1942 and 1943 before moving to Manchester United.  In the summer of 1946 he joined Crystal Palace where he made 62 appearances scoring nine goals before moving to Barrow in 1948 and then to the Moss Rose in 1950.  He was a tough player with good distribution and approach play who also featured regularly on the score sheet. Albert scored a hat-trick in the 5-0 victory against Mossley at the Moss Rose in the last match of the 1949-50 season.

 

Myerscough Billy

1964-65 to 1966-67 Centre-forward

CL    League 71 Apps 48 Goals       Cups 19 Apps 9 Goals

Debut 22 August 1964 Buxton (Home)

Initially playing for Ashfield and then Walsall, Billy made his name with Aston Villa winning a FA Cup winners’ medal in 1957. He made 64 appearances for Villa scoring 15 goals before moving to Rotherham United (44 appearances, 12 goals). Next he moved to Coventry City (fee £6,000, 64 appearances, 20 goals) before moving to Chester (36 appearances, 10 goals). In the 1963-64 season he played for Wrexham appearing 43 times for their first team prior to moving to the Moss Rose.

Whilst at Macclesfield he was described as a real trouble shooter to opposing goalkeepers, an accurate and attacking forward who was regularly on the score sheet. He scored four hat-tricks, was the side’s penalty taker and was top-scorer with 34 goals in the 1964-65 season.

His occupation was a salesman. Died: Glossop March 1977.

Myerscroft

 

Myhill Boaz

2003-04 Goalkeeper

Myhill_Boaz 

FL    League 15(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 9 August 2003 Boston United (Home)

Boaz signed a three month loan deal at the beginning of the 2003-04 season at a time when he was playing in Aston Villa’s reserve side. He immediately became the Silkmen’s first choice ‘keeper quickly establishing himself in the side and produced a number of breath taking saves.  However, injury forced an early return to Villa Park, but on regaining full fitness he moved to Hull City for a fee of £50,000 and then on a free transfer to West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2010 but spent the 2011-12 season on loan at Birmingham City.

Boaz has appeared at Under 20 level for England and at full  international level for Wales.





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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