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Unwin B

1911-12 Left-back

 

ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 30 March 1912 Chester Reserves (Home)

 

A junior player from St Albans who was given a one match trial.

   

Unwin Clifford

1929-30 and 1930-31 Right-half

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CL     League 39 Apps 4 Goals     Cups 12 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 7 September 1929 Port Vale (Home)

He started with Whaley Bridge FC and then Chapel-en-le Frith before moving to Caernarfon when he gained a League Cup winners' medal. He then spent two seasons as an amateur for Bury before signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1929. A regular in the side in the 1929-30 season when he was a member of the team which were winners of the Cheshire Senior Cup.

Left Macclesfield during the first half of the 1930-31 season playing four games for Altrincham in the same season.

 

   

Upton

1897-98  Centre-forward

 

#SDL     League 18 Apps 13 Goals

 

Said to have been promoted from the Macclesfield Reserve team but had played for Hallefield before the 1897-98 season. He led the forward line in Hallefield's Stockport and District League Championship season in 1897-98 when they were undefeated throughout the campaign.  (Hallefield moved to the Moss Rose in 1897 when Macclesfield FC had failed financially)

   

Upton

1903-04 Centre-forward

 

#ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 6 February 1904 Hooley Hill (Away)

 

As the match report states that this player was being given a trial, it has been assumed that he is a different player to the centre-forward who played during the 1897-98 season.

   

Upton William 'Billy'

1887-88 to 1889-90 Defender

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

Played for Macclesfield in their pre-league days and as recorded by John Earles in his book was a tremendous favourite with the supporters. On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Stockport County playing against Macclesfield in each of the four seasons from 1891-92.

   

Urquhart George

1982-83 and 1983-84 Midfielder

NPL    League 43(2)6     Cups 14(2)0

Debut 21 August 1982 Morecambe (Away)

Born in Glasgow, George was an experienced Football and Scottish Football League player who was signed from Wigan Athletic where he had made 68 appearances. Signed to add strength to the midfield and was a builder by trade. Gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1983. On leaving Macclesfield played for Oswestry Town where it appears that he completed his playing career.

More recently is said to have been a football agent for a number of high profile footballers including Robbie Savage.

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Uttley Jack

1933-34 Right-back 

CL      League 9 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 26 August 1933 Buxton (Home)

A former Chester player, Uttley made seven appearances for Altrincham in the 1931-32 season and two appearances for Mossley also during the 1931-32 season.

Signed for Macclesfield for the 1933-34 season and played fairly regularly until November 1933 when he lost his place due to poor form, Jack Sherlock filling the role of right-back from December 1933.

 

Valentine

1928-29 Outside-right

 

CL    League 4 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 6 October 1928 Witton Albion (Away)

 

From Tranmere Rovers, Valentine's appearances all came in October and November 1928 and included three in the FA Cup competition, Macclesfield going out in the Third Qualifying Round.

   

Valentine Albert Finch

Valentine_Albert

1933-34 Centre-forward 

CL    League 42 Apps 71 Goals     Cups 13 Apps 12 Goals

Debut 26 August 1933 Buxton (Home)

Before moving to Macclesfield Albert had played for Southport, Cardiff City, Wigan Borough, Chester and Crewe Alexandra.  He was ever-present throughout his single season at the Moss Rose, scoring more goals in a single season than any other player, a record which still remains in the 21st century.  Many of his goals were exquisite and included several hat-tricks. According to available records he is only one of two players, the other was Reginald Forrester, to score a hat-trick in each of three consecutive matches. Albert is one of the very few players at Macclesfield who have netted a double hat-trick, his coming in the 7-2 home victory against Altrincham on 24 February 1934. He also scored four goals on two occasions and five goals in the 6-2 home victory against Tranmere Rovers in April 1934.

On leaving Macclesfield he signed for Football League side Halifax Town for a fee of £500 where he made 114 League appearances scoring 89 goals, including 34 goals in 37 league appearances in the 1934-35 season setting a club record, as he did at Macclesfield, which still stands. On leaving The Shay in 1937, in quick succession, he signed for Stockport County, Accrington Stanley and Doncaster Rovers.

Albert died in 1990.

(Photo from www.shaymendownsouth.co.uk)

 

Valentine JE

1919-20 Right-half

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 8 November 1919 Nantwich (Home)

 

Previously with Mold, along with numerous other players in the 1919-20 season was given a one match trial.

Note: there is no information recorded linking this player with the 'Valentine' in the 1928-29 season.

   

Van Gelder Jan

1946-47 Utility

CL   League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 8 February 1947 South Liverpool (Home)

 

Of British Nationality having been born in Glasgow. During the Second World War guested at Bury, Southport and Fulham and was then on the books at Notts County for 1944-45 and 1945-46. During the 1945-46 season moved to Northwich Victoria and was on the books of Bristol City at the start of the 1946-47 season.  Another of the many players given a trial in Macclesfield's first season after the Second World War, Jan only made two appearances over a period of a month.

Probably had a trial with Altrincham during the 1946-47 season when he made a single appearance.

   

Vasey

1946-47 Outside-left

CL   League 1 App 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 1 February 1947 Wigan (Away)

A 20-year-old who had been playing in the Northern League, along with many other players, given a short trial in Macclesfield's first season after the Second World War.

 

Vaux

1878-79

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

da Veiga Jose Manuel Montero

2009-10 to 2011-12 Goalkeeper

Jose Veiga

FL    League 86(0)0      Cups 14(0)0

Debut 29 August 2009 Rotherham United (Home)

The six-foot-two ‘keeper began his career in his native Portugal at FC Alverca where he played 47 times in two years in the Portuguese second division. He then crossed the border to Spain to Levante UD where he made the bulk of his appearances, winning the Spanish third tier during his 127 games.  Back in Portugal he played 97 times for CF Estrela da Amadora helping the side gain promotion to the top flight. They were relegated after their first season in the top flight but promoted again in Jose’s third season with the club.  He spent the 2005-06 season with SC Olhanense in Faro before trying his luck in English football. After trials with Walsall, Forest Green Rovers and Bury in 2006, he joined Tamworth playing 40 times, mainly in the Conference, before leaving in 2008 having missed most of his second season with a shoulder injury.  Since then he has been with Atherstone Town and Harrogate, but played one match for Hereford United when he became their sixth ‘keeper of the season, but Hereford lost the match 4-2. 

Having impressed pre-season, Jose was signed by the Silkmen in the summer of 2009 as backup for Jon Brain, making just six appearances in the 2009-10 season. However, on the departure of Jon Brain in the summer of 2010, Jose became Macclesfield’s first choice ‘keeper becoming a worthy owner of the gloves. Jose was ever-present, maintaining 10 clean sheets, with his performances keeping the side in the match on several occasions.

Jose was again the Silkmen's first choice 'keeper for the 2011-12 season and was ever-present until the middle of February 2012, when missed several matches recovering from an injury picked up at Northampton.  Returning to the substitutes' bench at the end of March, he was re-instated into the starting line-up for home match against Crewe in  the middle of April, and remained first choice 'keeper for the rest of the season. He made his 100th appearance for the Silkmen in the final match at Southend and was voted Player of the Year, recognising his fine performance throughout the season.

Released by Macclesfield in the summer of 2012 at the end of his contract, Jose signed for Harrogate Town in August 2012.  He moved to Tamworth in the summer of 2013 and spent time on loan at Worcester City before signing for Nantwich Town in the summer of 2015 for a short spell before moving to Redditch United. Signed for Rushall Olympic in the summer of 2016.

Jose also has 14 international caps for Cape Verde and whilst learning his trade at Benfica played for the Portugal under 18s team.

 

Vickers

1913-14 Centre Forward

 

LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 29 November 1913 Witton Albion (Away)

 

Given  a two match trial when, unfortunately, both resulted in defeats with no goals scored by the Macclesfield side.

   
   

Vigon Adam

1993-94 Defender

Conf    Cups 3(2)0

Debut 28 September 1993 Sutton Coldfield (Away) Staffordshire Senior Cup R1

Used in the Cheshire Senior and Staffordshire Senior Cup competitions usually when right-back George Shepherd was rested.

   

Vigrass John 'Jack'

Vigrass_Jack

1924-25 and 1925-26 Defender

CL     League 72 Apps 10 Goals     Cups 9 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 30 August 1924 Ellesmere Port Town (Home)

Before joining Macclesfield Jack had played for the Queens Park Rangers in the Southern League signing for them in 1921 and made 66 appearances, scoring one goal before moving to Leek. He was a clever defender who was a tower of strength.  In his first season with the club he filled the centre-back position but in his second season there were times when he played at left-back. Some of his goals came from the penalty spot when he was often the team's designated penalty taker.  His sole cup goal came in the 2-1 win against Northwich Victoria in the semi-final of the Cheshire League Challenge Cup, going on to win the final and a winners' medal. He was team captain at the beginning of the 1925-26 season.

Jack died in Leek 1986 at the age of 88

 
   

Vigrass W

1900-01 to 1903-04 Left-half and Centre-half

 

#ML     League 51 Apps 7 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 1 December 1900 Broadheath (Away)

 

A local player who was a member of the Macclesfield reserve team making the occasional senior appearance at left-half, however, in December 1901 he moved to centre-half in the senior team, a position he filled regularly until the early part of the 1903-04 season.

   
 

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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