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Cairns Robert Seggie 'Bobby'


1961-62  and 1962-63 Right-half

CL     League 29 Apps 1 Goal    Cups 9 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 19 August 1961 Buxton (Home)

A Scotsman, Bobby initially played for  Royal Albert (1946-48), then Third Lanark (1949-50) before moving to Ayr United in 1950 (53 league appearances and eight goals), later signing for Stoke City where he played from 1954 to 1961 making 196 appearances in all competitions, scoring 11 goals. Having sustained a knee injury he decided to leave professional football and accepted compensation, but changed his mind and made an application to the English FA to register as an amateur player, following which he moved to Macclesfield.

Away from football he was a driver for a building contractor.

Born: 27 May 1929. Died: 26 January 1968 aged 69.



1929-30 Outside-right


CL     Cups 1 App 0 Goals


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


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


Calder Alan

1955-56 Inside-right

CL     League 9 Apps 1 Goal   Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 3 December 1955 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)

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


Calder William Carson 'Bill'


1967-68 Forward

CL     League 21(1)9   Cups 12(0)5

Debut 30 August 1967 Stafford Rangers (Home)

Bill played first for Port Glasgow before signing for Leicester City in August 1955 (three appearances - during this time he served his National Service in Gibraltar reducing his availability for selection), moving to Bury in May 1959 for a fee of £8,500 (174 appearances, 67 goals), then Oxford United in November 1963 (67 league appearances, 28 goals), and Rochdale in November 1966 (eight appearances, one goal).

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1967 as a prolific scorer. Bill was described as appearing to be slow of foot but highly dangerous near goal with head or foot.

On leaving Macclesfield joined Nantwich Town in the summer of 1968. After a spell with Chorley, returned to Nantwich Town as Manager (continuing to play until the end of the 1970-71 season), leaving the club in December 1972. Also featured for Stalybridge Celtic and outside football he was a Builder’s Representative.

Born 28 September 1934, died 10 November 2021 aged 87.


Caldwell Rev William Somerville

1903-04 Left-back

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

Debut 31 October 1903 Tonge (Home)

Curate at Bollington before moving to Crewe.  First featured in October 1903 and was often first choice left-back in the second half of the season. Also played in Macclesfield's reserve team.

Also an able cricketer who played 20 First Class fixtures for Worcestershire from 1901 to 1904, scoring two centuries against Sussex (133) and Leicestershire (101). Also played for Bollington Cicket Club where, in one season, had an average of over 40.

Born 28 February 1878, died 14 January 1964.


Camden Christopher Eric 'Chris'


1990-91 Forward

Conf    League 6(4)1

Debut 18 August 1990 Barnet (Home)

Started his career at Tranmere Rovers before moving to Poulton Victoria and then Chester City (12 appearances, five goals), Oswestry Town, a return to Tranmere Rovers (three appearances, one goal), Chorley, Rhyl, Ellesmere Port & Neston, South Liverpool and Stafford Rangers who paid a fee of £3K for him (107 appearances, 53 goals)

Prior to his signing, manager Peter Wragg stated that he was negotiating the transfer of a player who had won the Golden Boot award at his previous club in the 1988-89 season scoring 36 goals. Chris moved to Macclesfield Town in 1990 for a fee of £3K but for some reason Chris failed to fit into the Silkmen side and spent time on loan at Leek Town (10 appearances, two goals).

On leaving the Moss Rose signed for Cheltenham Town for a fee of £1000 (15 appearances).  He then moved to Stalybridge Celtic where, once again, he appeared regularly on the score sheet (59 appearances, 47 goals). Chris continued to notch up the clubs playing for Marine, Witton Albion (August to November 1995, 22 appearances, 10 goals), and West Kirby going full circle when he was appointed player/manager at Poulton Victoria.

Won three NPL championships in four years in the 1990s with Stalybridge Celtic and then two more with Marine.

In 2018 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the formation of the Northern Premier League (now the Evo-Stik League) a vote was held to find the top 100 NPL players in which Chris was in 34th position.

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

Born: 28 May 1963.


Came Shaun Raymond

Shaun Came

2001-02 and 2002-03 Defender

FL     League 5(4)0   Cups 0(1)0

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

Shaun was involved in football from the age of 11 with three different clubs including Manchester United and represented and captained both Mid-Cheshire Schoolboys and Cheshire County Youth.  He became a trainee at Macclesfield in the 1999-2000 season, and mature performances in the reserves as a central defender earned him his first professional contract in the summer of 2000 at the age of 17. A fringe player for the senior side due to strong competition, Shaun showed good promise in the Youth and Reserve sides, but could not break into the senior side on a permanent basis and in October 2002 his contract was terminated by mutual consent. Shortly after he signed for Northwich Victoria leaving them in October 2004. (Currently we have no information as to Shaun's club's between 2004 and 2011.) He signed  for Winsford United as player/coach in March 2011 and was appointed first team coach in July 2014 and was still at the club in October 2015 but in 2017 he no longer appeared to be with the club.

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

Born: Crewe, 15 June 1983.


Cameron Nathan Benjamin


2018-19 and 2019-20 Defender

FL     League 37(4)2     Cups 2(1)0

Debut 17 November 2018 MK Dons (Away)

Progressed through the Academy at Coventry City where he captained both the Under 16 and Under 18 teams signing his first professional contract with Coventry in 2010 going on to make a total of 52 appearances in all competitions. Whilst there he was side-lined with a knee injury and also spent time on loan at Nuneaton Town (March to May 2010) and Northampton Town (March to May 2013). Having been released he signed for Bury in June 2013, initially appearing as a central midfielder but developed into an imposing defender. Most of his 128 appearances, in all competitions, came in his first three seasons with the club including acting as captain for a number of matches during the 2015-16 season. Another knee injury ruled him out of contention from February 2016 to the end of the season, but having recovered from injury his appearances were limited to just eight outings for the remaining two seasons. He was released by Bury at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Signed for Macclesfield Town on a short term contract on 16 November 2018 which was extended to the end of the 2018-19 season in January 2019. Went straight into the team at centre-back in a back four line, performing strongly and having a positive influence on those around him.  Easily adapted to a back five line during the final matches of the season. Nathan was ever-present from his signing to the end of the season other than for four matches when he was recovering from injury and acted as team captain for the second half of the season. Club announced in May 2019 that Nathan continued to be under contract with the club. Rarely used in the first three months of the 2019-20 season, he then started to appear on a more regular basis but still found himself as an unused substitute on occasions. Nevertheless he still performed well as a central defender usually in a back five line but was released in June 2020.

Having been training with Wigan Athletic, signed a short-term contract with them on 18 September 2020 leaving them on 16 October 2020. Signed another short term contract in January 2021 with Solihull Moors from where he was released at the end of the 2020-21 season. Signed for Kidderminster Harriers in the summer 2021 moving to SFL - Premier Central side Hednesford Town in August 2022 but was released along with other players in September 2022. In February 2023 signed a short term deal until the end of the 2022-23 season with AFC Telford United moving to Hereford for the 2023-24 season.

Has made a single appearance for the England Under 20 side in February 2011.

Born: 21 November 1991.


Campbell Roy

1987-88 Manager

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


Campbell Sulzeer Jeremiah 'Sol'


2018-19 and 2019-20 Manager

Matches 30, Won 9, Drawn 10, Lost 11, Win% 30.00

Born in Plaistow, London, he started his career in the youth sections of West Ham United (1988-89) and Tottenham Hotspur (1989-1992). Awarded his first professional contract at Spurs in 1992, he made his senior debut on 5 December 1992 going on to make a total of 315 senior appearances in all competitions and scored 15 goals. Was captain of the team including when they lifted the League Cup in the 1998-99 season becoming the first black captain to lift a major trophy at Wembley Stadium. He then made the controversial move to arch rivals Arsenal in 2001 appearing 197 times scoring 11 goals. At Highbury he won both Premier League and FA Cup winners’ medals on two occasions.

In July 2006 he left Arsenal by mutual consent moving away from the capital signing for Portsmouth who were then members of the Premier League. Here he made 11 appearances scoring two goals. Again he was appointed captain for the 2007-08 season and won a winners’ medal in the FA Cup. His next club was Notts County where he signed a five-year deal in August 2009 but after just one match his contract was cancelled by mutual consent in September 2009.  Having trained with Arsenal he re-signed for them in January 2010 making 14 appearances and scoring a single goal. In July 2010 he joined Newcastle United on a one-year contract, but only made eight appearances for them. However, on 3 October 2010 he became only the second player after Ryan Giggs to play in the first 19 seasons of the Premier League. In May 2011 he was released by Newcastle and at this point having enjoyed a very successful career as a player he announced his retirement being recognised as one of the finest defenders of his time.

At International level he was a regular in the England youth teams from Under 15 to Under 21. He made his senior international debut on 18 May 1996 going on to make a total of 73 appearances between 1996 and 2007 in six major tournaments and was captain for a period.

In 2017 was appointed assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago international team and more recently worked alongside England Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd as part of a Football Association initiative to address the issue of under-representation of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) coaches.

Holds a UEFA Pro Licence which is the highest coaching qualification available.

Appointed manager at Macclesfield Town on 27 November 2018, his first ever full managerial appointment, on an 18-month contract taking the number of BAME managers in England’s top four divisions up to eight at the time of his appointment.

Throughout his tenure in the 2018-198 season Sol had to deal with off-field problems with players' wages being paid late, loss of the regular training facilities at Egerton, together with improving the team's fitness levels as he stated that they had not trained fully prior to his appointment and introducing a rehabilitation fitness programme for those players returning from injury. As part of his training programme Sol introduced GPS devises from Sonda Sports which the squad wore during training sessions. In addition, he recruited former England striker Any Cole on a part-time basis as striker coach. With the team in 24th position in the Sky Bet League 2, seven points adrift from safety, Sol began his task to retain English Football League status. With the win against fellow strugglers Notts County on Boxing Day the team moved to 23rd position. Eight new players, including a back-up goalkeeper, were signed in the January Transfer Window although only Zak Jules and Brice Ntambwe made any meaningful appearances. 23rd position was held until the last week of March 2019 when they fell back to 24th position but by then the team were only a single point from safety. Towards the end of the season Sol moved from a back four line to a back five line employing wing-backs. The home win against Exeter City in April lifted the side out of the relegation zone to 22nd position for the first time since the opening match, a position they held at the end of the season, finishing three points higher than relegated Notts County enabling Sol to achieve his goal for Macclesfield Town to retain their English Football League status.

Left Macclesfield Town on 15 August 2019 after just three matches in the 2019-20 season.  His departure was said to have been amicable but subsequently Campbell has stated that he was unpaid for his last four months and indicated that he found it increasingly difficult to manage the team who were rarely paid on time.

Appointed manager of Southend United on 22 October 2019 leaving by mutual consent at the end of June 2020.

Born: 18 September 1974.



1908-09 Outside-left


ML     League 1 App 1 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 5 September 1908 Northwich Victoria (Away)


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



1911-12 Goalkeeper


LC     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 2 December 1911 Barnoldswick (Away)


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


Carberry Jimmy


1992-93 Midfielder

Conf    League 5(1)0   Cups 2(2)0

Debut 22 August 1992 Wycombe Wanderers (Home)

Liverpool-born midfielder Jimmy commenced his career as a trainee with Everton, and then moved to Wigan Athletic in June 1989 where he made 65 Football League appearances scoring six goals.

He made the transfer to the Moss Rose in the summer of 1992 but could not force his way in to the senior side on a regular basis.

On leaving Macclesfield he joined Welsh club Bangor City where he was known as 'Carbs' making almost 130 appearances and is listed as one of their Legends, after which he signed for Flint Town. In 2010 he was playing for Regent FC in the Zingari Veterans League.

Born: 13 October 1969.


Cardno Jimmy


1949-50 Left-back

CL     League 27 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 6 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 3 September 1949 South Liverpool (Home)

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


Carling Terence Patrick 'Terry'


1971-72 Goalkeeper

NPL     League 41(0)0    Cups 16(0)0

Debut 14 August 1971 Bradford Park Avenue (Away)

Initially played for Dawson's PE commencing his professional career at Leeds United in November 1956 (five appearances) moving to Lincoln City on a free transfer in July 1962 (84 appearances) then Walsall in June1964 (101 appearances) and Chester (199 appearances). In May 1970 he helped Chester to reach the Welsh Cup final against Cardiff City and was awarded a testimonial match against Wrexham in May 1971.

On leaving Chester Terry signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1971 spending just one season at the Moss Rose. He had a hard act to follow in big John Cooke, but proved equal to the challenge keeping 17 clean sheets throughout the season. Whilst at Macclesfield he worked as a milkman in Chester.

Born: 26 Febuary 1939.



1926-27 Right-back


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 20 November 1926 Nantwich (Home)


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


Carr Andrew William 'Andy'


1978-79 Midfielder

NPL     League 8(1)1   Cups 2(0)0

Debut 18 October 1978 Mossley (Home)

Andy progressed through the ranks at Port Vale starting in their junior side and signed his first professional contract in 1973.  He made just one senior appearance for them in the FA Cup third round replay at Kenilworth Road in January 1974. In 1975 he moved into the non-League scene playing for Northwich Victoria, Nantwich Town, where he gained a winners' medal in the 1976 Cheshire Senior Cup competition, and Leek Town (fee £400) before moving to Macclesfield in 1978.  Known as a good ball player, Andy only made 11 senior appearances before moving on to Droylsden. Later re-joined Nantwich Town in the 1989-90 season.


Carr George

1980-81 Midfielder

NPL     League 8(1)0   Cups 3(0)0

Debut 16 August 1980 Netherfield (Away)

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


Carr Michael Andrew

Michael Carr

2002-03 and 2003-04 Defender

FL     League 11(0)0   Cups 1(0)0

Debut 21 December 2002 Darlington (Away)

Michael progressed through the Macclesfield youth ranks to sign his first professional contract at the beginning of the 2003-04 season.  He was a regular member of the Youth and Reserve teams as a strong central defender captaining both, and made his Football League debut whilst still an apprentice, but was unfortunate to be dismissed for a second bookable offence in the second half. In his second year, Michael performed well in the senior side, especially when asked to deputise for George Abbey out of position at right-back.

Michael was released in the summer of 2004 and went on to play for Northwich Victoria leaving them in the summer of 2008 to join Morecambe during which time he returned to Northwich Victoria on loan for two months, and has since played for Kidderminster Harriers (Feb 2009 - Jul 2009), Stalybridge Celtic (Jul 2009 - Jul 2010) and Nantwich Town (Jul 2010 - Jul 2011). Signed for FC United of Manchester in July 2011 before moving to Stafford Rangers in December 2011. On leaving Stafford he signed for Kidsgrove Athletic spending the 2013-14 season there, moving to Alsager Town in the summer of 2014 and then Middlewich Town and Cheshire League side Crewe FC.

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

Born: Crewe, 6 December 1983.


Carragher Matthew

2003-04 and 2004-05 Defender/Midfielder


FL      League 44(5)0   Cups 7(1)0

Debut 29 November 2003 Bury (Home)

A trainee at Wigan Athletic Matthew moved into their professional ranks in November 1993 (119 appearances) signing for Port Vale in July 1997 (194 appearances, one goal).

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

Born: Liverpool, 14 January 1976. Died: 29 December 2016 at the age of 40.


Carrick Matthew David, known as 'David'


1977-78 and 1978-79 Midfielder

NPL     League 26(1)4   Cups 2(0)0

Debut 21 March 1978 Goole Town (Away)

David's was an apprentice at Wolverhampton Wanderers moving into their professional ranks in December 1964 but did not make any senior appearances. On leaving Wolves he signed for  Wrexham in July 1966 (24 league appearances, three goals) and then spent time at Altrincham before signing for Port Vale in January 1969 (16 appearances, one goal), returning to the Non-League scene with Witton Albion (August 1969 to September 1973, 241 appearances in all competitions, 97 goals). He then moved back into the Football League with Preston North End for a fee of £500 in November 1973 (two appearances) signing for Rochdale in March 1974 (26 appearances, four goals). He again returned to the Non-League scene with Altrincham (for a second time) and later Droylsden and Middlewich Athletic.

Signed for Macclesfield in March 1978 where he was a driving force in midfield and a fast constructive player who liked to be fully involved. 

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

His Testimonial match was held on 27 April 1988 when Witton Albion hosted a Manchester City XI.

Born: 5 December 1946. Died: 1 July 1989 aged 42 in Manchester having succumbed to Motor Neurone Disease.


Carrodus Frank


1986-87 Midfielder

NPL      League 13(3)1   Cups 1(1)0

Debut 23 August 1986 Morecambe (Home)

A very experienced midfield general who started his career at Old Alts and then Heys Albion before moving to Altrincham (four appearances). Football League experience followed signing for Manchester City for a fee of £5,000 in November 1969 (41 league appearances, one goal) then Aston Villa for a fee of £95,000 in August 1974 (150 appearances, seven goals) where Frank was a member of the squad which won promotion and were winners of the League Cup in 1975, Wrexham for a fee of £70,000 in December 1979 (97 appearances, six goals), Birmingham City in August 1982 (eight appearances) and Bury in October 1983 (34 appearances, one goal).

At this stage of his career Frank dropped down to non-league level first with Witton Albion (September to December 1984, 15 appearances, one goal) and then Runcorn where he was a member of the team won the APL Champions Shield in 1985 and Runners-up in the 1986 FA Trophy.

Signing for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1986 Frank was used in the early part of the treble winning season. His one goal came in the 2-2 home draw against Caernarfon Town in September.

On leaving Macclesfield he played again for Altrincham (4 appearances, one goal) before completing his career for his first club, Old Alts.

Managing Director of Choice Events, Hale, Altrincham.

Born: 31 May 1949.



1959-60 Right-half


CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 22 August 1959 Buxton (Home)


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


Carruthers Martin George

Martin Carruthers

2003-04 Forward

FL     League 30(9)8   Cups 5(1)2

Debut 9 August 2003 Boston United (Home)

Started his career as a trainee at Aston Villa moving into their professional ranks in July 1990 (four Premier League appearances) spending time on loan at Hull City from October 1992 (13 appearances, six goals). He then moved to Stoke City in July 1993 (91 appearances, 13 goals), Peterborough United in November 1996 (67 appearances, 21 goals) spending time on loan at York City from January 1999 (six appearances), Darlington in March 1999, Southend United in September 1999 (70 appearances, 26 goals) and Scunthorpe United in March 2001 (86 appearances, 34 goals).

Joined  Macclesfield in the summer of 2003. Playing in the majority of matches in his sole season at the Moss Rose, Martin partnered Matthew Tipton scoring ten goals in all competitions, with one of his most important goals coming at Leyton Orient when he came on from the substitutes’ bench to score the winner at a time when the team were fighting a relegation battle. 

On leaving Macclesfield, he had spells at Boston United from August 2004 (six appearances) then Lincoln City from September 2004 (11 appearances) and Cambridge United, on loan, from January 2005 (five appearances) before joining Grantham (2005-06), Ilkeston Town (2006-08), Arnold Town (2008-2011), signing for Basford United in 2012. 

He was appointed player/manager at Basford in September 2013. In March 2012 was appointed Education manager with Notts County FC Football in the Community project having served five years in their classroom. August 2015 saw Martin moving on when he was appointed Head of Football Development at Central College Nottingham which included a link with Basford FC where he continued to be manager, allowing young people ages 16-19 to complete a full-time sports course alongside daily training sessions with the club with the possibility to progress through the club's teams. Under his management Basford United were crowned champions of the Evo-Stik South League in the 2017-18 season. Martin is now employed on a full-time basis as manager at Basford with part of his job description to oversee the academy alongside striker Liam Hearn. Dismissed by Basford in March 2019 despite having enjoyed two promotions and numerous cup successes as the club wish to bring about a change of direction and structure. Martin returned to the managerial ranks when he was appointed manager at Quorn AFC in May 2019 moving again in November 2019 when he was appointed manager at Ilkeston Town where he signed a two-year extension to his contract in February 2021 and led his side to the NPL Midlands title in the 2021-22 season, however he left his role as Manager at Ilkeston Tow by mutual consent in September 2022. Appointed manager at Matlock Town in the middle of December 2022 with his contract extended in May 2023 'as long as he wants to stay with the club'. Stepped down as manager at Matlock Town in March 2024 subsequently returning to former club Basford United, also in the NPL - Premier, on a contract until the end of the 2024-25 season.

Born: Nottingham, 7 August 1972.


Carter J

1904-05 Centre-forward


#ML      League 5 Apps 3 Goals


Debut 1 October 1904 Failsworth (Home)


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


Carter Sydney Youles 'Syd'

1937-38 Centre-forward

CL     League 39 Apps 46 Goals   Cups 6 Apps 7 Goals

Debut 28 August 1937 Buxton (Home)

Previously with Bolsover Colliery (1933), Sheffield United (November 1936) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (June 1937) alhough he did not make any senior appearances at either Sheffield or Wolverhampton. Syd signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1937 probably on loan as he remained a registered player with Wolverhampton Wanderers for the 1937-38 season.

He was a prolific goal scorer, netting on average a goal every match and completed the season as the team's top scorer with 53 goals ( half of the team's total number of goals for the season).  He scored a hat-trick in the 4-1 win at Manchester North End and became one of only four players to score a double hat-trick for Macclesfield which he did on two occasions - in the 8-4 home victory against Hurst in October 1937 and the 7-0 victory against Manchester North End in April 1938.  He also scored two goals in several matches. 

On leaving Macclesfield Syd signed for Mansfield Town in May 1938. Having retired from playing in May 1947, remained with Mansfield as trainer until 1970.

Born: 28 July 1916. Died: in Mansfield 15 September 1978 at the age of 62.




Debut 26 September 1885 Darwen Old Wanderers (Home)


There is no information recorded for this player.


Case Tom

1906-07 to 1908-09 Centre-forward


ML     League 51 Apps 27 Goals     Cups 11 Apps 8 Goals

Debut 1 September 1906 Northwich Victoria (Away)

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

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

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

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

In the 1910-11 season he had returned to play for Nantwich. One of his four brothers, Walter, was well known in Cheshire football circles and was a referee. The fifth brother, Ted, was a founder member of the Cheshire County League in 1919 and was Cheshire FA President.

At some time after he retired from playing Tom became landlord of the Union Vaults in Nantwich.

Tom died in February 1944 at the age of 66.


Casey Dave

1950-51 to 1952-53 Inside-forward

CL     League 35 Apps 7 Goals   Cups 10 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 23 December 1950 Bangor City (Away)

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



1893-94 Outside-left


#TC     League 6 Apps 5 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 24 February 1894 Nantwich (Home)


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



1932-33 Goalkeeper


CL      League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 14 September 1932 Nantwich (Home)


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


Cavell Paul


1995-96 Forward

Conf    League 25(6)9   Cups 10(4)1

Debut 19 August 1995 Sub Woking (Home)

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

His best performances came when he scored two goals in the 4-2 away win at Morecambe and another brace in the 3-2 victory at Dover Athletic. He represented England at semi-pro level (debut against Wales on 3 March 1992), played for the prestigious Middlesex Wanderers and gained a FA Trophy Winners’ medal with the Silkmen in 1996. 

Paul moved to Purfleet, then in the ICIS League, in the summer of 1996. Has been on the staff of Sheffield United Academy and has scouted for Dagenham & Redbridge and Luton Town. It would appear that he was the manager at Maltby at the start of the 2000-01 season. Has also been on the books Doncaster Rovers where was one of two Under 15 coaches. At the end of October 2016 he became a member of the coaching staff at Boston United whilst retaining his role as a coach within Doncaster's Centre of Excellence. In October 2018 he was appointed to the coaching staff at Tamworth leaving them in January 2019 when the manager was dismissed, by which time he had been promoted to the role of assistant manager.

Away from football has been a warehouseman for Wilkinson.

Born: 13 May 1963.



Caveney Johnnie

1964-65 Defender

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 April 1964 Bangor City (Away)

Johnnie  was a member of the reserve side.



Chadderton Albert

1921-22 Right-back

CL     League 22 Apps     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 3 October 1921 Witton Albion (Home)


During his time in the forces he represented the Army in a match against Italy. Played for Woodhouses (Failsworth)  before moving to Oldham Athletic in November 1919 where he made one senior appearance.

Signed by Macclesfield after a successful trial. He proved to be a clever defender and was almost ever-present until William Ingleson was signed towards the end of the season.

Born: 22 November 1894, Oldham.  Died: 1963.



1904-05 Right-back


#ML     League 4 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 11 March 1904 Hooley Hill (Away)


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



1929-30 Inside-right


CL     League 1 App 1 Goal


Debut 19 March 1930 Winsford United (Away)


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


Chadwick Harold

1936-37 and 1949-50 Outside-right

CL     League 10 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 23 September 1936 Hurst (Home)

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

Died 2 December 1987 aged 68 at Chadderton


Chalmers Lewis John

Lewis Chalmers

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

FL     League 39(14)5   Cups 9(1)0

NC    League 0(2)0

Debut 7 August 2010 Sub Stevenage (Away)

A former Manchester City trainee, Lewis played for Altrincham (over 70 appearances) before signing for Aldershot Town in May 2007 (46 appearances, one goal) where he was a member of the team which ran away with the Conference Title in 2008 and spent time on loan at Crawley Town and Oxford. Between 2006 and 2008 Lewis made 10 appearances for the England 'C' team.

Lewis joined the Silkmen in the summer of 2010. A consistent performer, he was a dead ball expert and had a useful long throw-in. The 2011-12 season had mixed fortunes for Lewis who featured regularly in the midfield until November when he incurred a persistent groin problem which was eventually resolved with a hernia operation. However, it took him quite some time to recover, including treatment at the National Sports Centre, Lilleshall but returned to action in the middle of March 2012.  Lewis always played with enthusiasm and, as the team's designated penalty taker, successfully converted three penalty kicks. Released in the summer of 2012 at the end of his contract.

Since leaving Macclesfield  Lewis has spent short spells with Radcliffe Borough (October 2012), FC United of Manchester (November 2012), Droylsden (January 2013), Stamford AFC (March 2013) and Nantwich Town (July 2013).

Lewis re-signed for Macclesfield on 30 August 2013 but only made two appearances in the Conference, both from the substitutes' bench, and with no permanent contract on offer left the club at the end of September 2013.

Signed for New Mills (October 2013) then Stafford Rangers (February 2014), Trafford (September 2014), returned to New Mills (January 2015) and again Trafford (March 2015).  There is no further information available.

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





Chamberlain Glyn







1986-87 Defender

NPL     League 1(0)0

Debut 14 March 1987 Horwich RMI (Home)

His playing career had taken him to Burnley where he was an apprentice joining their professional ranks in November 1974 under manager Jimmy Adamson, moving to Chesterfield in December 1976 (18 appearances), Halifax Town in August 1981 (35 appearances), Kettering Town (1982-84), Buxton (1984-85) where he was their Player of the Year, Hyde United (1985-87 - 84 appearances, one goal).

At Macclesfield Town Glyn spent a short time on loan from Hyde United when he made his one appearance for the Silkmen, replacing the injured Mike Hardman.

On leaving Hyde United played for Gainsborough Trinity and then Droylsden. 

Since retiring as a player 1987, he spent a short time as manager at Hyde with the late Eric Campbell as his assistant, and has been manager at Newcastle Town (1994 to 1999) and Congleton Town. He also spent time at Fulham as a scout initially on a part-time basis whilst he was manager at Congleton, taking up a full-time role in 2001.  In 2006 Glyn moved to Crewe Alexandra as Chief Scout before joining Burton Albion in 2009 in a similar position.

At Macclesfield he was appointed assistant manager to Gary Simpson at the start of the 2010-11, at the same time Glyn was manager of the Silkmen’s reserve side.

Glyn left Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2012.

He was then a part-time scout for Swansea City (August-December 2012), Chief Scout for Doncaster Rovers (December 2012-June 2013) and became Head of UK & International Scout at Burnley (July 2013-January 2017) moving to Cardiff City in February 2017 to take up the position of Head Scout. Following the departure of manager Neil Warnock, unfortunately Glyn lost his role at Cardiff City in December 2019. Appointed Head of European Scouting at Blackburn Rovers in February 2020 leaving Blackburn along with other backroom staff during the summer of 2021.

Appointed Recruitment Consultant at Crewe Alexandra in April 2022 moving to Derby County in December 2022 as a member of their scouting team.

Outside football Glyn holds an HGV Licence.

Born: 27 May 1958.




1888-89 Goalkeeper


Debut 2 February 1889 Manchester (Away)


Goalkeeper for Macclesfield Reserves who deputised for John Kent.


Chambers John

1891-92 Inside Right

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




Brother of Joshua Chambers who featured regularly in his sole season with Macclesfield.


Chambers Joshua 'Jos'

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


#TC     League 15 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

#SDL   League 4 Apps


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


There is no information recorded about this player who only featured occasionally throughout his time with the club. Although a defender, his league appearances include one at centre-forward in the away match against Leek on 2 January 1892 when he replaced John Hall.

Brother of John.,


Chambers Leroy Dean

Leroy Chambers 

1997-98 Forward

FL     League 17(4)4   Cups 1(0)0

Debut 10 January 1998 Torquay United (Away) 

Started his career at Sheffield Wednesday as a trainee moving into their professional ranks in June 1991 although he never featured for them at senior level. Signed for Chester City in  August 1994 (21 appearances, one goal) before moving to Non-League Boston United where, in two years, he made 62 league appearances scoring 22 goals and was top scorer for the 1996-97 season.

Leroy joined Macclesfield in December 1997 during the Silkmen’s first season in the Football League. He made an immediate impact in his first few games scoring three goals in two games, however, his strike rate dried up and he only scored one further goal in the remainder of the season. Gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1998.

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


Chambers Liam


2017-18 Midfielder/Forward

NL     Cups 1(0)1

Debut 7 November 2017, 1874 Northwich (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup Preliminary Round

From 2013 was associated with Curzon Ashton, initially with their Academy and then made appearances for both the senior and reserve teams.

Joined the newly formed Macclesfield Town Under 21 Youth Development team at the start of the 2017-18 season appearing regularly on the score sheet. With the Development side used for the only Cheshire Senior Cup match of the season, Liam continued his scoring run by netting Macclesfield's only goal from the penalty spot in a 4-1 defeat.

Left Macclesfield in February 2018 signing for Glossop North End but moved to Gala Fairydean Rovers in the Scottish Lowland League in March 2018 before signing for Welsh side Rhyl at the end of August 2018 and Chadderton in January 2019.


Chapman Stuart


1984-85 Midfielder

NPL     League 31(0)2   Cups 9(0)1

Debut 18 August 1984 Marine (Home)

Stuart started his career at Port Vale as an amateur where he made his debut on 3 May 1967, three days before his sixteenth birthday. Signed as a professional in July 1969 but did not break into the senior team on a regular basis. In the summer of 1970 he was given a free transfer to Stafford Rangers where he remained until 1984. He featured in their 1971-72 Northern Premier League and FA Trophy double.  He was a finalist in the FA Trophy in 1976 and helped them win the Trophy again in 1979, and also played in their 1974-75 FA Cup run.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1984. At the Moss Rose, Stuart scored an important goal in the second leg of the Semi-final of the Presidents Cup at South Liverpool to give Macclesfield victory on the away goals rule. He was captain of the side who were Northern Premier League runners-up in 1984-85.

On leaving the Moss Rose he became player/coach at Rocester.

He had various occupations during his football career - Shoe packer, factory worker,  a sales representative for Daniel Platts Tiles in Stoke-on-Trent and later for a Welsh slate company.

Born: 6 May 1951, Lynemouth, Northumberland. Died: July 2022.


Charles-Cook Reice Jordan

Charles-Cook Reice

2019-20 Goalkeeper

FL     League 2(0)0     Cups 3(0)0

Debut 3 September 2019 Newcastle United Under-21 (Home) EFL Trophy

Born in Lewisham, London, was a youth player with Arsenal signing his first professional contract with the Gunners in July 2012 and spent time on loan at Chelmsford from February to March 2013. Having been released by Arsenal, moved to Bury in July 2013 (two league appearances) and then to Coventry City in August 2014, immediately going out on loan to Nuneaton Town until January 2015 (17 league appearances). On his return to Coventry City, following an illness to the first string ‘keeper, replaced him and kept his place until an error in the early part of the 2016-17 season by which time he had made 52 league appearances.  On leaving Coventry signed for Swindon Town (22 appearances) who released him at the end of the 2017-18 season after which he was without a club until he signed for Danish Superliga side SonderjyskE in October 2018 where he only made a single appearance in a Danish Cup match. On his return to England signed for Shrewsbury Town in January 2019.

Signed a one year deal with Macclesfield Town in August 2019. The second string 'keeper for the 2019-20 season only used in the Trophy and for two Football League matches when Owen Evans had departed and before Jonathan Mitchell had been signed, spending the majority of the season as an unused substitute. Released by MTFC in June 2020.

Following his departure from Macclesfield signed for Boreham Wood as one of three goalkeepers in a 20-man squad to be used in the  National League Play-Offs for the 2019-20 season.  He later signed for Welling United moving to Bromley in August 2021, Hampton & Richmond Borough in March 2022,  Dartford in April 2022 returing to Bromley in the summer of 2022. Having rejected a new deal, Reice left Bromley in the summer of 2023 joining National League South side Havant & Waterlooville in Octiober 2023 switching to Welling United in November 2023.

At international level represents Grenada making his debut in the 1-0 loss to Antigua & Barbuda in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 4 June 2021.

Born: 8 April 1994.



1934-35 Forward

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 1 October 1934 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

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


Charnock Kieran James


2012-13 Defender

NC     League 13(0)0     Cups 3(0)1

Debut 10 August 2012 Hereford United (Away)

Kieran started his career at Wigan Athletic progressing through the youth system graduating to the professional ranks in July 2002 from the Academy but was unable to establish himself in the squad and, after a short loan spell at Southport, signed for Northwich Victoria in the summer of 2003 where he went on to make 116 appearances. During his successful time at Northwich he appeared for the England C team on 11 occasions. In search of league football he signed for Peterborough United in the summer of 2007 for an undisclosed fee (34 appearances). Having been on loan at Accrington Stanley from October 2008 (34 appearances), he moved to Torquay United in August 2009 (28 appearances), but even though he had appeared regularly was loaned out to Morecambe in November 2010, signing for them on a free transfer in the summer of 2011 (25 appearances, one goal). November 2011 saw him out on loan again, on this occasion to Fleetwood, signing permanently for them in the summer of 2012 (three appearances).

Kieran moved to Macclesfield on a six month loan deal at the beginning of the 2012-13 season. He went straight into the side at centre-back alongside Nat Brown for the opening nine matches, injury then kept him out of contention.  Whilst making a single appearance in the Cheshire Senior Cup at the end of October, Kieran did not return fully until the middle of November when he featured regularly until his loan expired and he returned to Fleetwood. He then spent time on loan at Stockport County signing for them permanently in the summer of 2013, moving to Chester in the summer of 2014 where he spent a single season after which he signed for Chorley in the summer of 2015. Signed dual registration forms with Bamber Bridge in January 2018 and having been released by Chorley signed permanently for Bamber Bridge in the summer of 2018. Bamber Bridge announced in the summer of 2020 that Kieran had retired from playing competitive football.

Born: 3 August 1984.


Cheetham J

1949-50 Right-half

CL     League 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 17 December 1949 Wellington Town (Home)

A member of the Macclesfield reserve side.


Cheetham Samuel


1928-29 Right-half

CL     League 36 Apps 5 Goals     Cups 10 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 25 August 1929 Hurst (Home)

Started his career with Nutgrove Wesleyans (St Helens) and Thatto Heath. Signed for Hull City in May 1920 moving to Bradford City in November 1921 and Colwyn Bay in December 1926.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1928, Cheetham was one of only a handful of players in this season who was near ever-present holding his defensive position at a time there were many positional changes and a total of 40 players used. He was entrusted with free-kicks and penalties.

On leaving Macclesfield signed for Yeovil in the summer of 1929.

On retiring from playing he remained in Yeovil working for a local electricity supply company.

Born: 3 December 1896. Died: September 1967.


Chesters Ralph Frederick  'Eddie'


1931-32 Outside-right

CL      League 40 Apps 23 Goals     Cups 11 Apps 6 Goals

Debut 29 August 1931 Hyde United (Away)

Before signing for Macclesfield Eddie had been on the books of Willaston White Star,  Whitchurch (summer 1925), Northwich Victoria (summer 1928) and Crewe Alexandra (February 1930 to the end of the season). 

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

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

Born: Nantwich 1907. Died 1966.



1926-27 and 1927-28 Inside-right


CL     League 21 Apps 14 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 1 Goal


Debut 7 May 1927 Ashton National (Home)


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



1948-49 Outside-left

CL     League 1 App  1 Goal

Debut 26 February 1949 Port Vale Reserves (Home)

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


Chorlton Dennis

1957-58 and 1958-59 (Left-half)

CL     League 6 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 23 September 1957 Port Vale Reserves (Away)

Before signing for Macclesfield Town, Dennis had played for Runcorn, Congleton Town, Port Vale and five years at Winsford United but was only a bit-part player at Macclesfield. On leaving the Moss Rose signed for Congleton Town for a second time.


Christie Norman

1937-38 and 1938-39 Centre-half

CL     League 65 Apps 5 Goals    Cups 8 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 2 October 1937 Hurst (Home)

Norman's career started at Bishop Auckland after which he played for Huddersfield Town (47 appearances), Halifax Town and Blackburn Rovers (50 appearances).

He signed for Macclesfield at a time when Blackburn had a fee of £2,500 on him. Giving excellent service to the club, Norman was almost ever-present in the 1938-39 season.  In his two seasons he scored five goals, the best of which was a fierce 40-yard shot in the 2-1 win at Manchester North End. He was Captain for the 1937-38 season and was a teacher during his time at Macclesfield. Played in Macclesfield's 1939-40 war-time team.

After WW2 played for Witton Albion in August and September 1945 making two appearances.

On retiring he lived in Middlecave Road, Malton, in North Yorkshire.

Born: 24 November 1909.Died: Malton 4 August 1989.


Churchman Chris


2015-16 Midfielder

NC     League 0(1)0     Cups 1(1)0

Debut 5 December 2015 Sub Southport (Away)

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

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

Chris moved to Bamber Bridge in the summer of 2016, Clitheroe in December 2016, Hyde United in the summer of 2017, signing dual registration forms with Abbey Hey in March 2018 before returning to Clitheroe prior to the March 2018 transfer deadline day but did not remain with them returning to Bamber Bridge in July 2018 and was still with them for the 2021-22 season also signing for AFC Blackpool on dual registration basis for the 2021-22 season. Appearing in 2022-23 pre-season friendly matches, it is assumed that he remains on the books of Bamber Bridge.


Circuit Steve


1996-97 Midfielder

Conf    League 6(5)1   Cups 5(1)1

Debut 25 September 1996 Sub Gateshead (Away)

Steve started his career at Sheffield United as a YTS trainee under his father who was then the Youth Team Coach and later physio.  After his release he played for Stafford Rangers, Halifax Town in March 1993 (one appearance) and Boston United (1993) before joining Macclesfield in 1996.  Steve was a useful squad member at the Moss Rose but never really established himself in the senior side.

He signed for Gainsborough Trinity in January 1997 for a small fee where he remained until July 1998 when he moved to Leek Town, but re-signed for Gainsborough in July 1999. Subsequently signed for Alfreton Town (January 2002) and Matlock Town (November 2003).

Retired from playing football at the end of the 2007-08 season.


Clack Roy

1974-75 Defender

NPL     League 0(1)   Cups 1(0)0

Debut 23 November 1974 Scarborough (Away)

There is no information recorded about this player.



1902-03 Centre-half


#ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 28 March 1903 Hooley Hill (Away)


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


Clark Jake

2013-14 Forward


NC     Cups 1(0)0


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


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


Clark Martin John

1995-96 Midfielder

Martin Clark 

Conf   League 3(5)0   Cups 2(3)0

Debut 22 August 1995 Sub Halifax Town (Away)

Son of John Clark who played in the 1967 Celtic team, the first British team to win the European Cup. Martin commenced his career with Hamilton Academical in 1986 but did not make any senior appearances for them. In 1987 he moved to Clyde playing under his father’s management, but his big move came when the late Brain Clough signed him for Nottingham Forest for a fee of £100,000 in February 1989. Unfortunately this move did not work out. Failing to make any appearances in the the senior team he found himself on loan at Falkirk in 1989 and then Mansfield Town from March 1990 (14 appearances, one goal), which then became a permanent transfer for a fee of £50,000 in August 1990 (33 appearances). He returned to Scotland  in 1992, this time to Patrick Thistle for a fee of £25,000 and Clyde, again, for the same fee in 1993.

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

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

Born: 13 October 1968.


Clark Steven Terence 'Steve'


2003-04 Forward

FL     League 1(3)0

Debut 27 September 2003 Sub York City (Home)

A former West Ham United trainee who signed his first professional contract at West Ham United in July 2001 although he did not make any appearances for the Hammers.  Spent time on loan at Southend United (November 2001 to January 2002) signing a permanent deal in January 2002 for a reported fee of £50K (51 appearances, one goal).

Spent a month on loan at the Moss Rose where he was used both as a striker and on the left side of midfield, returning to Southend at the end of his loan spell.

Released by Southend in May 2004. He then played for Hornchurch (July 2004), Dagenham & Redbridge (December 2004), Weymouth (March 2005), Fisher Athletic (2006), Bromley (2007 - ??), and Wingate & Finchley (April 2012) where he was player/assistant manager. 

He then retired from playing football and linked up with Anwar Uddin with whom it appears that he struck up a friendship during their days at West Ham United. Appointed assistant manager to Anwar Uddin at Maldon & Tiptree (July 2015), then assistant manager at Sporting Bengal United (May 2016), coach at Ware FC (Jan-March 2017) and coach then assistant manager at Glebe FC (October 2017). Does not appear to have been involved with Glebe FC during the 2018-19 season but his current present club/occupation is unknown. Returned to Wingate & Finchley in May 2019 as manager, replacing Dave Norman who had taken the role on a temporary basis during the 2018-19 season but left by mutual consent towards the end of September 2019. Returned to Sporting Bengal United as manager in December 2021.

Born: Stepney, 10 February 1982.



1928-29 Centre-forward


Debut 23 March 1928 Runcorn (Away)


CL     League 1 App 1 Goal


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


Clarke Allan Robert 'Bobby'



CL      League 10 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 21 December 1963 Hyde United (Home)

Started his career at Liverpool before playing for Chester (30 appearances, five goals), Witton Albion (August to November 1963, 17 appearances, one goal) and Altrincham

At Macclesfield Town he was a member of the reserve side with his senior appearances  spread throughout the season when first team players were unavailable.

On leaving Macclesfield returned to Merseyside playing for Ellesmere Port Town.

Born: 13 October 1941. Died: 2 October 2008.


Clarke Edmond 'Eddie'


2019-20 Defender

FL     League 5(1)0     Cups 4(0)0

Debut 3 August 2019 Exeter City (Away)

Started his career at Tranmere Rovers in October 2016 initially playing for their Under 18s team going on to sign his first professional contract in July 2017. Made his senior debut on 29 April 2017 in the away match at Maidstone United making 16 league appearances for Tranmere before signing for Fleetwood Town in July 2018 where he made five appearances in all competitions during the 2018-19 season.

Signed a season-long loan with Macclesfield Town in July 2019. Used regularly at left back during the first two months of the 2019-20 season but then gained very little match-time with his last appearance in the first round of the FA Cup on 9 November 2019 when contracted players were on strike resulting in the team fielded consisting of players on loan and members of the Macclesfield Under 19 team. Recalled by Fleetwood Town on 16 January 2020 immediately going out on loan to Stockport County until the end of the 2019-20 season. Having been released by Fleetwood Town signed for Warrington Town in October 2020 but moved to Cymru Premier side Flint Town in February 2021 until the end of the 2020-21 season at a time when football at Step 3 and below did not continue during the 2020-21 season due to the pandemic. Returned to Warrington Town in the summer of 2021 and was offered a new deal for the 2022-23 season but was injured whilst on trial for a full-time club during pre-season. Having recovered he has re-signed for Warrington Town but was released by the club in January 2023 shortly after signing for Bootle making his debut on 4 February against Macclesfield FC. Signed for Connah's Quay Nomads members of the Cymru Premier League in the summer of 2023.

Born: 29 December 1998.


Clarke Fredereick Jeffrey 'Jeff'

1955-56 Centre-half/centre forward

CL     League 22 Apps 14 Goals   Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 10 December 1955 Bangor City (Home)

24 years of age when signed by Macclesfield, he had plenty of Cheshire League experience and had spent three and a half seasons with Crewe Alexandra (from November 1951, but only made two senior appearances during the 1953-54 season) joining them from the Royal Navy. Initially appeared in place of the injured Walter Shepherd at centre-half, but from February 1956 to the end of the season, successfully filled the centre forward position scoring two goals in a match on five occasions and finished top-scorer with 14 goals. At the end of the season he was a member of the Rest of the League side against the champions, Hyde United.

On leaving Macclesfield in the summer of 1956 he had a short spell with Southern league side Hereford United before joining Stafford Rangers and then signed for Northwich Victoria in the summer of 1957.

Also played cricket in the Crewe area.

Born: 3 January 1931. Died:2002


Clarke George F

1912-13 Outside-right

LC     League 8 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 2 September 1912 Bacup (Home)


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

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

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


Clarke JJ

1877-78 Defender

Debut 13 October 1877 Northwich Victoria (Home)


Only played for Macclesfield during the 1877-88 season. During his first match he played the first half as a defender taking over in goal for the second half in place of G Lomas.


Clarke Leonard

1934-35 Forward

CL     League 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 1 September 1934 Runcorn (Away)

Previously to signing for Macclesfield had been on the books of Fleetwood, Bacup Borough (twice), Burnley, Accrington Stanley and Ashton National.

Appeared in only two senior matches scoring in the 1-1 home draw against Witton Albion. There was little chance of him gaining a permanent place in the senior side with capable players filling the forward positions, he was released at the end of September 1934 when he signed for Fleetwood.

He moved to Rochdale in October 1934 and then Folkestone (December 1936), Droylsden (March 1937) and Manchester North End (November 1938).



1919-20 RIght-back


CL     Cups 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 17 April 1920 Winsford United (Away) Subsidiary Competition


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


Clay John Harfield


1968-69 and 1969-70 Winger

NPL     League 49(0)15    Cups 23(2)8

Debut 14 August 1968 Hyde United (Home)

John started his career with Stockport Boys before signing for Manchester City. He was with City from July 1962 to July 1968 signing his first professional contract in May 1964 but only made two senior appearances.

On leaving City he advertised his services in the local evening paper resulting in Macclesfield Town taking him on board.  Macclesfield made a good signing as he scored in virtually every third match, some of his goals coming from the penalty spot. John is another player who scored for the Silkmen on his debut in the 2-2 draw. A member of the team who were Champions of the Northern Premier League in 1968-69.

After his time at the Moss Rose he played for Witton Albion August 1970 to April 1971 (47 appearances, 18 goals) and Rossendale United.

Born: 22 November 1948.


Clayton Paul Spencer

1991-92 Forward


Conf    League 10(14)1    Cups 3(5)1

Debut 17 August 1991 Colchester United (Away)

Paul’s career started at Norwich City as an apprentice where he was a member of the side which won the FA Youth Cup in 1983. Moved into their professional ranks in January 1983 but was unable to establish himself in the senior team. Signed for Darlington in March 1988 for a fee of £25,000, a club record at that time, (22 appearances, three goals) and then moved to Crewe Alexandra in January 1989 (60 appearances, 12 goals).

At the age of 26 moved to the Moss Rose on a free transfer where he stayed for just a single season.

On leaving the Moss Rose he played for Stafford Rangers, Stalybridge Celtic and Northwich Victoria after which he left football to work for the National Health Service as a hospital theatre technician.

Born: 4 January 1965.


Clegg Joshua 'Josh'


2019-20 Midfielder

FL     League 0(0)0     Cups 0(1)0

Debut 10 November 2019 sub Kingstonian (Home) FA Cup Round 1

Started his career with Liverpool at the age of six before spending five years with Blackburn Rovers and a season with Manchester City

Having been released by City joined Macclesfield Town academy on a two-year scholarship. Made his senior debut in the first round of the FA Cup at a time when the senior contracted players were on strike for late payment of wages, which was his sole appearance for the club in the 2019-20 season.

Joined St Helens Town in the summer of 2021 featuring until 20 November 2021 (16 appearances). Signed for  NWCFL First Division South side Maine Road in February 2022 who retained his services for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons.


Clewes SJ

1903-04 and 1904-05 Outside-left


#ML     League 40 Apps 8 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 5 September 1903 Northwich Victoria (Home)


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



1921-22 Right-back


CL     League 3 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals


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


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


Clouston H

1914-15 Outside-left


LC     League 2 App 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 28 November 1915 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)


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


Clowes G

1957-58 Outside-left


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 26 March 1958 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)


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


Clowes John

1970-71 Winger

NPL     League 2(0)0

Debut 24 April 1971 Bangor City (Away)

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


Clowes John Alan 'Jonnie'


1955-56 to 1958-59 Forward/defender

CL     League 115 Apps 56 Goals    Cups 20 Apps 22 Goals

Debut 24 March 1956 Wrexham (Home)

Commenced his career at Crewe Alexandra in 1949 as an amateur before moving to Stoke City in June 1950 (two appearances, two goals), Shrewsbury Town in June 1952 (11 appearances, two goals) where as at 26 August 2016 he holds the record for scoring their quickest goal in 10 seconds against Reading on 18 April 1953, Wellington Town (1954) and Stoke City in August 1955 for the second time (two appearances).

Towards the end of the 1955-56 season signed for Macclesfield Town. Jonnie was a keen marksman with plenty of pace. His most successful season came in 1956-57 when he scored 38 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions, including netting all four goals in the 4-2 FA Cup second qualifying round against Winsford United.  Jonnie was also top-scorer in the 1957-58 season with 27 goals. During his last season with the club (1958-59) he moved to the defence playing at centre-back.

On leaving Macclesfield signed for Hinckley Town in thre summer of 1959.

Away from football he was a gentleman farmer.

Born: 5 November 1929.



1924-25 Forward


CL     League 5 Apps 1 Goal


Debut 25 December 1924 Congleton Town (Home)


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


Coates Marc

1995-96 and 1996-97 Forward


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

Debut 19 August 1995 Woking (Home)

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

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

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

Born: 10 October 1972.


Cobbold Rev RF

1884-85 Forward

Debut 25 October 1884 Crewe Britannia (Home)


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


Cockayne Frank


1897-98 to 1902-03 Full-back and then Outside-left

#SDL     League 18 Apps 9 Goals      

NSL       League 18 Apps 3 Goals         Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

#ML      League 17 Apps 6 Goals

Debut (for Hallefield) 18 September 1897 Stockport All Saints (Home)

A tireless, hardworking player who initially featured at full-back before moving to the forward line, appearing regularly until February 1899 when he fractured an arm whilst playing in Cheshire (Amateur Cup tie) resulting in him being sidelined for the remainder of the 1888-89 season. He only made  occasional appearances in the 1900-01 and 1901-02 seasons for the senior side when he dropped to the reserve team.

He was a member of the Hallefield side who were champions of the Stockport and District League in 1897-98 remaining unbeaten throughout the season. (Hallefield had moved to the Moss Rose when Macclesfield FC failed financially in 1897).

Was playing for Dinting in 1890.

In Macclesfield he was employed as a weaver at the Lower Heyes Mill.

Left Macclesfield in 1912 for Denver California where he was employed as a stonemason in a monumental works. It would appear that he then moved to Omaha, Nebraska where he remained until 1929 introducing English soccer into the town and formed its first football team of which he was captain.

Died October 1941, Los Angeles, USA aged 58.


Cocks W

(Also reported as Cox)

1910-11 and 1911-12 Outside-right

ML     League 4 Apps  0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

LC      League 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut  11 March 1911 Northwich Victoria (Home)

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


Coid Harry


1911-12 Centre-half

ML     League 10 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

LC      League 8 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 2 September 1911 South Liverpool (Away)

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

On leaving Macclesfield signed for Heywood and at the beginning of the 1913-14 season moved to Newton Heath Athletic and was still with them during the 1919-20 season but it is unknown when he left/retired.


Cole Reece George


2018-19 Midfielder

FL     League 11(7)1     Cups 0(0)0

Debut sub 19 January 2019 Oldham Athletic (Home)

Started his career as a youth at Brentford, working his way through the ranks playing for the Under 15 team and then the Under 18 side signing a two-year scholarship at the end of the 2013-14 season becoming part of the Development squad and earned his first professional contract in February 2016. A regular in Brentford’s B team, Reece made his senior debut against Nottingham Forest on 7 March 2017.  Signed a loan deal with Newport County in August 2017 to January 2018 but following a knee injury, having made five appearances and scored one goal, returned to Brentford in September 2017. He went out on loan again in July 2018 on a season-long deal, but the loan was cancelled on 24 August 2018 by mutual consent after two appearances. A further loan spell came in November 2018 with Maidenhead United returning to his parent club at the end of the loan in January 2019 having made six appearances and scored one goal.

Signed a loan deal with Macclesfield Town in the middle of January 2019 until the end of the 2018-19 season. Reece featured in every match after his signing either in the starting line-up or from the substitutes' bench.  Has the ability to change a game especially when introduced from the substitutes' bench, although his influence was evident in matches when he featured in the starting line up including his 97th minute equalising goal in the home match against Crewe to earn a precious point in the relegation battle.

Returned to Brentford in May 2019 at the end of his loan spell going on loan to Partick Thistle in September 2019 returning to Brentford in April 2020 when the season was curtailed due to Covid 19 but was released in the summer of 2020. Having been unattached since his release in the summer of 2020 joined Queens Park Rangers Under 23s towards the end of March 2021 until the end of the 2020-21 season. Joined Scottish Championship club Dunfermline Athletic in July 2021 on a one-year deal with the option for a further year but was released in the summer of 2022 after which he signed for Isthmian League - South Central side Chertsey Town joining SFL - Premier South side Hayes & Yeading United in October 2022. Returned to the EFL in the summer of 2023 signing a one-year deal with EFL1 side Exeter City.

Date of Birth: 17 February 1998.


Cole Steve



NPL     League 1(0)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 11 November 1978 Southport (Away)

Played for Kirkby Boys and Liverpool's Central League side and featured for a Liverpool County FA team in May 1977. In 1977, having been released by Liverpool, signed for NPL Wigan Athletic. He then played for Southport (one appearance) and having been given a trial by Macclesfield in a friendly match against Bolton, signed for the club early in November 1978.  Ironically his debut came against his former club and lasted 78 minutes until he was replaced by Dave Carrick.  His only other senior appearance was in the 0-0 draw in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy against Witton Albion.

On leaving Macclesfield he played for Cheshire league side Kirby Town.

During this time he had been working as a freelance security advisor, and had been giving advice to licensees about employing bouncers and how they should handle custoners.

In May 1996 at Liverpool Crown Court he was acquitted of the attempted murder of Thomas Cross outside the Chasers pub in Fazakerley in August 1994.

In May 1996, whilst at the Farmer's Arms pub in Fazakerly with his wife, a gang of about 12 men burst into the pub armed with a variety of weapons including baseball bats, knives and a machete and beat Steve Cole to death.


Born: 7 February 1959. Died: 19 May 1996.


Coleman Anthony George 'Tony'


1975-76 Midfielder/Manager

NPL     League 15(1)2   Cups 5(0)0

Debut 9 November 1975 Stafford Rangers (Home)

Tony was an experienced journeyman footballer who featured for many clubs starting his career at Stoke City in 1961, although he never made a senior league appearance for them.  He then moved to Ellesmere Port Town (1962), Tranmere Rovers in October 1962 (eight appearances), Preston North End in May 1964 (five appearances, one goal), Bangor City (1965), where he is listed as one of their Legends, Doncaster Rovers in November 1965 (58 appearances, 11 goals), Manchester City in Mar 1967 for a fee of £15,000 (83 appearances, 12 goals) where he gained a FA Cup winners' medal in 1969, Sheffield Wednesday in October 1969 (26 appearances, two goals), Blackpool in August 1970 (17 appearances), Cape Town City, South Africa (1971), Durban City, South Africa (1972-73), returning to the UK to play for  Southport in November 1973 (23 appearances, one goal) and  Stockport County in June 1974 (30 appearances, three goals)

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

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

On retiring from playing he ran a café in Waterloo and then became a truck driver for the Queensland Railway in Australia but it was reported in 2012 that he had left Australia to live in Thailand.

Born: 2 May 1945.


Coleman John


1987-88 Forward

Conf    League 3(8)1   Cups 0(2)0

Debut 27 February 1988 Wycombe Wanderers (Away)

He enjoyed a long and successful footballing career at Non-League level scoring over 500 goals, including a short time with Macclesfield Town in 1988.  He also played for Kirkby Town (1979-82), Burscough (1983-84), Marine (1984-85), Southport (1985-88, 142 appearances, 71 goals), Runcorn (1988, 8 appearances, one goal), Rhyl (1988-89), Witton Albion (1989-1990, 66 appearances, 28 goals), Morecambe (1990-1996,) Lancaster City (1996-97).  John also won honours for England as a member of the semi-professional team.

He was appointed player/manager at Ashton United in 1997 where he spent two years before moving to Accrington Stanley (1999) when they were members of the Northern Premier League First Division, achieving three promotions as champions, entering the Football League in 2006. After 13 years in charge at Accrington, John was appointed manager at Rochdale in January 2012 but was dismissed in January 2013. Joined Southport as manager for the 2013-14 season and was appointed manager at Sligo Rovers in 2014, returning to Accrington Stanley in September 2014 leaving in March 2024.

In 2018 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the formation of the Northern Premier League (now the Evo-Stik League) a vote was held to find the top NPL players in which John was in 98th position.

Born: 12 October 1962.


Collier Geoffrey Heywood 'Geoff'


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

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

Debut 24 December 1972 South Shields (Away)

It would appear that Geoff played for Norcross and then Blackpool Wren Rovers before his move to Fleetwood.

Signed in the second half of the 1972-73 season, he was a prolific goal scorer, strong and skilful with a terrific shot. Gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1973.

Attracted a lot of league interest and was sold to Notts County in July 1973 for a then club record fee of £4,000. Unfortunately he could not break into the senior side making just three appearances during his single season there.

Returning to Macclesfield in 1974 he was top-scorer in the 1974-75 and 1975-76 seasons with 20 goals in each, making him a Moss Rose favourite.

On leaving Macclesfield again he signed for Northwich Victoria in July 1976 helping them to beat Macclesfield in the 1977 Cheshire Senior Cup final.

Born: 25 July 1950.


Collins Gary


1982-83 Forward

NPL     League 1(0)0

Debut 11 September 1982 King’s Lynn (Home)

Started  his career at Hyde United (1974-1978) moving to Glossop North End and then Stalybridge Celtic.

Moved to Macclesfield Town where he was described as an exciting front runner but only managed a single senior appearance. 

On leaving Macclesfield returned to Glossop North End for a second spell, later signing for Mossley (1983-84, 18 appearances, three goals).


Collins John Joseph

John Collins

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

CL     League 81 Apps 2 Goals       Cups 36 Apps 1 Goal

NPL  League 302(0)6    Cups 159(0)6

Debut 20 August 1966 Buxton (Home)

A Manchester man who started his football career at Blackburn as a junior progressing to the professional ranks in February 1963 before joining Stockport in January 1964 (84 appearances, one goal) where he was a regular member of the senior side alongside Frank Beaumont. 

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

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

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

Born: 30 January 1945.


Collins Simon Jonathan

Simon Collins 

1999-00 and 2000-01 Defender

FL     League 52(4)3   Cups 6(0)0

Debut 7 August 1999 Northampton Town (Home)

Simon started his career at Huddersfield as a trainee moving to the professional ranks in July 1992 (52 appearances, three goals) where he played as a central midfielder and occasional striker. Moved to Plymouth in March 1997 (84 appearances, five goals) where he converted to a central defensive role. Whilst at Plymouth spent time on loan at Halifax Town.

Moved to Macclesfield as one of eight close-season signings in 1999 following relegation from the former Nationwide Second Division.  He was a powerful defender who was not afraid to make telling tackles, was good in the air and had the ability to go forward to score the occasional goal. In his second season at the Moss Rose, he was side-lined following cartilage surgery and later with knee ligament damage such that he did not regain his position on a regular basis. However, having spent time on loan at Shrewsbury Town (12 appearances) he was recalled ironically due to an injury crisis at the Moss Rose, and played out the remainder of the season. Whilst at Macclesfield gained winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 2000.

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

He turned his hand to management firstly with Ossett Town (2007-09) and then Stocksbridge Park Steels (2009-10) before being appointed manager at  Bradford Park Avenue in 2010, a position he left early in the 2010-11 season. Has also spent time scouting for Neil Warnock when he was manager at Queens Park Rangers.

Residing in Hemsworth is a director for property companies.

Born: Pontefract, 16 December 1973.


Collins William James

1947-48 Right-back

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 13 September 1947 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

Prior to signing for Macclesfield had played for Barrow (14 appearances during the 1945-46 season).  His one appearance came at a time when different players were being tried out in the right-back position, however, he did not impress, fortunately for the club he had only signed matchday terms.

At the time of his sole appearance for Macclesfield Town he was in the RAF and stationed at Handforth, where he capained the Bomber Command team.


Collinson Enoch


1920-21 to 1925-26 Half-back

CL     League 159 Apps 15 Goals     Cups 31 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 18 December 1920 Sandbach Ramblers (Away)

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

Enoch signed for Macclesfield in December 1920 and remained with the Silkmen for six seasons appearing regularly in the senior side variously at right-half, centre-half and left-half. He was a mobile and indefatigable defender who was not afraid of joining the attack.  There is little recorded about his performances, but with an ever changing squad in the 1920's, his performances must have been formidable to be retained over such a relatively long period. He gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire League Challenge Cup in May 1925 when he played at right-half, rounding off a season when he was team captain. By the 1925-26 season Vigrass, Davies and Wainwright were all vying for the central defender positions. In recognition of his service to the club a collection was taken at two matches in September 1925 as a benefit for him as the oldest member of the team, which raised £8.12s.0d (£8.60) according to one newspaper and £25 according to another.


Collis Steve

2011-12 Goalkeeper


FL     Cups 1(0)0

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

Steve's career started at Barnet in the juniors moving to the professional ranks in August 1999 but could not break into their senior team moving to Nottingham Forest in July 2000 where, again, he failed to make the senior team.  In August 2001 he moved to Yeovil Town but did not break into the senior team initially spending time on loan at Aldershot Town.  He spent the early part of the 2002-03 season at Tiverton before returning to Yeovil Town where he made 48 appearances in all competitions before moving to Southend United in June 2006 (21 appearances) and then Crewe Alexandra in July 2008 (19 appearances). He signed for Bristol Rovers in January 2010, however, Steve did not make any senior appearances there but made a single appearance in May 2010 on loan at Torquay United. A move to Peterborough United came in August 2010 but, again, he failed to make the first team and spent a short time on loan at Northampton Town from March 2011 (four appearances). 

Steve signed for the Silkmen in September 2011 on a short-term contract until January 2012 as cover whilst second string goalkeeper Jack Cudworth recovered from an operation. Steve made just the one senior appearance in place of Jose Veiga before his release at the end of his contract. Steve was re-signed late in February 2012 when Jose Veiga was injured, but was himself injured in training just before he was due to play for the senior side losing out to Richard O'Donnell who was signed on loan in his place.

Released by Macclesfield in the summer of 2012 at the end of his contract when he signed for Buxton moving to Rochdale in January 2013 as goalkeeping coach. Left Rochdale in January 2020 after which he helped out at Carlisle United after the departure of their goalkeeping coach. In the summer of 2020 was officially appointed as Carlisle's goalkeeping coach for the 2020-21 season moving to Oldham Athletic in July 2021 to become their goalkeeping coach.

Born: 18 March 1981.


Colpan AL

1934-35 Inside-left

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 17 November 1934 Manchester North End (Away)

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


Comberbach Robert Suker

1876-77 to 1882-83 Defender

Debut 28 October 1876 Stoke (Home)


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



1900-01 Goalkeeper


#ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut - unknown due to missing match information


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


Compston Harold C


1929-30 and 1930-31 Goalkeeper

CL     League 43 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 11 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 31 August 1929 Nantwich (Home) Challenge Cup R1

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

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

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


Conduit Phillip S 

1976-77 Defender

NPL     League 2(0)0

Debut 21 August 1976 Great Harwood (Home)

Started his career at Witton Albion in March 1974 leaving them in August 1974 having only made three appearances after which he signed for Winsford United.

Only played in the first two senior matches of the season for Macclesfield Town, both of which ended in defeat.



Connell Darren Stephen


2000-01 Forward

FL     League 0(1)0

Debut 20 February 2001 Sub Lincoln City (Away)

After being released by Blackpool where he was a trainee (three league appearances), Darren had trials with Bolton during the 2000 close season before signing a twelve month contract with the Silkmen.  He regularly appeared up-front for the Reserve and Youth sides, but only made one first team appearance when he came on as a last minute substitute in the match at Lincoln City. 

Darren was released in the summer of 2001 and went on to play for Scarborough (32 appearances, 15 goals), spending time on loan at Hucknall (one appearance) and Barrow (nine appearances, five goals) before signing for Accrington Stanley in 2003, from where he spent time on loan at Unibond League Premier Division side Burscough (28 appearances, 13 goals) until his Accrington contract was cancelled by mutual consent after which he signed a permanent deal with Burscough for the 2003-04 season (30 appearances, 18 goals). Played for Grantham Town during 2004 (eight appearances, three goals).

More recently, between 2012 to 2014, successfully played for St Cuthberts in the Merseyside Christian League.

Born: LIverpool, 3 February 1982


Connolly Mark  GerardConnolly_Mark

2011-2012 Defender

FL     League 7(0)0

Debut 25 February 2012 Oxford United (Away)

A trainee at Wolverhampton Wanderers when Bolton Wanderers paid £1m for his services in September 2009.  Mark spent time on loan at St Johnstone during the 2010-11 season when he made one senior appearance. In the 2011-12 season was appointed captain of Bolton's second string team.

Signed for the Silkmen on loan in February 2012 at a time when several players were sidelined by injury, Mark made seven very effective consecutive appearances in the back line, the first of which was his English Football League debut.

Signed for Crawley Town in July 2012 (69 appearances, three goals) moving to Kilmarnock in the summer of 2014. Returned to Crawley Town in the summer of 2016. Signed for Dundee United in January 2019 to the end of the 2020-21 season however his contract was extended to summer 2023 before the start of the 2020-21 season but he was unfortunate to snap a cruciate ligament injury in May 2021 resulting in him being out of action for several months. On his recovery joined Scottish Championship side Dunfermline Athletic on loan in September 2021 until January 2022 and then League of Ireland side Dundalk, also on loan, until the end of the 2021-22 season. Joined League of Ireland - Premier side Derry City in July 2022 on a two and a half year deal to the end of their 2024 season.

Has featured at U17 (12 appearances), U19 (five appearances) and U21 (seven appearances) levels for the Republic of Ireland.

Born: 16 December 1991.



Connolly Pat

1962-63 and 1963-64 Inside-right


CL     League 45 Apps 27 Goals    Cups 16 Apps 11 Goals  

Debut 3 April 1963 Wigan (Away)

Formerly with Crewe (nine appearances, three goals), Macclesfield paid a record Cheshire League transfer fee for him at that time of £1,000.  Pat was a clever ball player who scored goals, was provider for others and was a member of the 1963-64 side which won the Cheshire League and the Cheshire Senior Cup.

On leaving the Silkmen, he signed for Colchester United in July 1964 for a fee of £1,200 (21 appearances, six goals) and then played for Altrincham, Runcorn, Northwich, Winsford and Sandbach. 


Connor David Richard 'Dave'



1976-77 and 1977-78 Midfielder/Manager

NPL     League 35(0)1   Cups 15(0)0

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

Started his career as a junior at Manchester City signing his first professional contract in November 1962 where he made 141 league appearances scoring 10 goals and featured in the Division One championship-winning side in 1967-68 and as an unused substitute in the 1969 Cup Final. Whilst at City he was a versatile performer, he occupied every position except goalkeeper and centre-half.  Moved to Preston North End in January 1972 (29 appearances) remaining there until March 1974 returning to Manchester City for the 1974-75 season, however he did not feature for the senior side but was involved in coaching duties.

Dave was appointed player manager in mid-November 1976 to provide a steadying influence.

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

Born: 27 October 1945.


Connor James Terrance 'Jim'


1987-88 to 1990-91 Defender

Conf    League 83(8)4   Cups 23(3)1

Debut 3 October 1987 Sutton United (Home)

Jim played for Stockport County (two appearances), Northwich Victoria (33 appearances, two goals) and Hyde United (14 appearances, one goal) before spending time in New Zealand with Napier City Rovers and Dunedin City. On his return to the UK signed for Mossley (146 appearances, 14 goals), when he spent time as caretaker manager.

Signed by Macclesfield Town for a fee of £1,500, Jim became a regular in the back line as a strong and determined player.

On leaving the Moss Rose moved to Witton Albion (August 1991 to May 1993, 101 appearances, five goals), had a loan spell at Accrington Stanley, as player/ manager at Buxton, Curzon Ashton and then to a Youth Coaching position at Manchester City.


Connor Joseph 'Joe'


2013-14 Defender

NC      League 27(5)0      Cups 5(2)0

Debut 10 August 2013 Nuneaton Town (Home)

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

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

Signed for Southport in the summer of 2014 moving to Ashton United in 2015 and Droylsden in February 2017.

Born: 1 February 1986.



Conway JS

1960-61 Outside-right

CL     League 8 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 20 August 1960 Wigan (Away)

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

Cooke  Edward John

(Known as John)

John Cooke

1964-65 to 1970-71 Goalkeeper

CL     League 102 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 39 Apps 0 Goals

NPL  League 106(0)0     Cups 67(0)0

Debut 14 October 1964 Ellesmere Port Town (Home)

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

Was Macclesfield's Sportsman of the Year for the 1966-67 season and  was generally accepted as the best ‘keeper in the Cheshire League in the 1967-68 season and in the Northern Premier League in the 1968-69 season.  Enjoyed a benefit season in 1968-69. Was a member of the FA Trophy winning team of 1970, a member of the team which won the Northern Premier League title on two occasions (1968-69 and 1969-70) and won a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1969 and 1971. Also a member of the team which won the North West Floodlit League in 1969-70.

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

He moved to Altrincham in the summer of 1971 and later played for Chorley and had a loan spell at Morecambe in the 1973-74 season.

He had his own business in plastering and construction, later becoming contracts manager for Shimizu Europe Limited but has now retired.



Cooke Johnny


1974-75 and 1975-76 Midfielder

NPL     League 9(0)0    Cups 5(2)0

Debut 29 April 1975 Scarborough (Home)

Commenced his career as a junior at Manchester United.  On leaving United he was on the books at Nottingham Forest although he did not make a senior appearance there. Then played for Wigan Athletic, Sligo Rovers, Goole Town, Altrincham (1971-73) and Droylsden.

Signed for Macclesfield Town late in the 1974-75 season from Hyde United (16 appearances, three goals) but was generally used as cover for the senior side.

On leaving Macclesfield in October 1975 he returned to Hyde United playing to the end of the 1976-77 season (95 appearances, 10 goals). Appointed manager at Droylsden in the summer of 1977 later playing for New Mills and Ashton United (1980-81, 23 appearances, one goal). Appointed assistant manager at Stalybridge Celtic (1981-83), then Barrow and Altrincham. Progressed to coach at Preston North End before his appointment as manager at Mossley (1990-91) and then was a coach at Manchester United Academy moving on to become a scout for United.


Cooke RT



There is no information recorded for this player.


Coop Ray

1955-56 Outside-left

CL      League 3 Apps 2 Goals  

Debut 25 February 1956 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

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




Debut - unknown due to missing match information


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



1911-12 Right-back


ML     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 9 September 1911 Eccles Borough (Away)


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


Cooper B

1958-59 Left-back

CL     League 12 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 15 Nov 1958 Wrexham Reserves (Away)

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


Cooper Harry Garside

1930-31 Outside-left

CL      League 9 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 17 September 1930 Manchester Central (Home)

Played first for Old Chorltonians before moving to Bury Reserves in August 1927.  He then signed for Lancaster Town and in May 1929 for Stockport County.

During his single season at Macclesfield his appearances were spread throughout the season deputising for regular players who were unavailable.



Cooper Jim

1938-39 Defender and 1948-49 Forward

CL     League 10 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 27 August 1938 Buxton (Home)


Before signing for Macclesfield is said to have been on the books of Rochdale and Port Vale probably playing in their reserve teams.  

At Macclesfield Jim featured in most of the matches at the start of the 1938-39 season until the beginning of October, but Ron Hackney and Machent established themselves in the side in the positions which Cooper had filled, keeping him out of the team for the rest of the season.

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

On leaving Macclesfield again he signed for Hyde United.


Cooper Mark Nicholas

1997-98 Midfielder

Mark Cooper 

FL     League 8(0)2

Debut 27 September 1997 Peterborough United (Home)

A vastly experienced central midfielder, Mark had played for several clubs before joining Macclesfield on loan from Hartlepool United - Bristol City (1987-89), Exeter City (1989-91), Southend United (loan), Birmingham City (1991-92), Fulham (1992-94), Huddersfield Town (loan), Wycombe Wanderers (1994), and Exeter City (1994-96). 

At Macclesfield he immediately fitted into the midfield where he created opportunities for the strikers with long pin-point crosses, however, he was unable to agree personal terms and returned to Hartlepool in November 1997. 

Subsequently played for Leyton Orient (1997-98), Rushden & Diamonds (1998-2000), Telford United (loan), Hednesford Town (2000-01), Forest Green Rovers (2001-02) and then moved to Tamworth in 2002 as player/assistant manager, taking over the managerial reigns in the summer of 2005.  Subsequently he has been manager at Kettering Town (2007-09), Peterborough United (2009-2010) and Darlington in 2010.  He was dismissed by Darlington in October 2011, and then took charge at Kettering Town for one match in January 2012 as caretaker manager, after which he stood down and was unattached until his appointment as manager of AFC Telford at the end of January 2013. After five matches he left Telford on his appointment as assistant to new Swindon Town manager Kevin MacDonald and became manager at Swindon in the summer of 2013, leaving in October 2015.  He was appointed manager at Notts County in March 2016 but left them following the final match of the 2015-16 season to become manager at Forest Green Rovers with his job title changed to Head Coach for the 2019-20 season following the appointment of Richard Hughes as director of football. With six mnatches to play in the 2020-21 season, Mark Cooper was relieved of his duties at Forest Green Rovers on 12 April 2021 following a run of four defeats and the club wanting to retain their play-off position in the league. In May 2021 was appointed manager of Barrow with a three year contract but left the club in March 2022 following a run of disappointing results and at the time of an eight match disciplinary ban.

Appointed manager at Yeovil Town in October 2022 on a two and a half year deal.

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

Born: 18 December 1968.



1919-20 Inside-left


CL     League 4 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 20 September 1919 Altrincham (Home)


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



1926-27 Left-back


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 8 September 1926 Nantwich (Away)


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


Cope George

1948-49 Centre-half

CL      League 5 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 28 August 1948 Buxton (Away)

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

Died in 1988.

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


Coppitch Woolf William 'Bill'

(His name was recorded as 'Copitch' at four of the clubs he played for)

1919-20 Inside-left

CL     League 6 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 1 November 1919 Nantwich (Away)

His family originated in Lithuania but Bill was born in High Cheetham, Manchester in the first quarter of 1901.  Initially played for Ancoats Lads Club and had a trial at Bury in March 1919.

Signed for Macclesfield in October 1919 when he played in seven consecutive matches. In February 1920 he had a trial with Blackburn Rovers Reserves in a match against Stockport County Reserves returning to Ancoats Lads Club in April 1920.

With Tranmere Rovers Reserve team for the 1921-22 season (21 appearances) and for the 1922-23 season could possibly have been unattached. Moved to Weymouth (six appearances, four goals) at the beginning of the 1923-24 season spending January 1924 at Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic before moving to Bath City (15 appearances, six goals) from where he was released at the end of the 1923-24 season due to the club's financial problems. Bath City record that he then signed for Wigan Borough but there is no record of him featuring for them.

Bill moved north for Business reasons signing for Hurst in September 1924 (12 appearances, four goals) but was given a free transfer after losing his place, playing his last game on 8 November 1924. Signed for Stockport County in January 1925 but did not make any senior appearances moving to New Brighton in August 1925 remaining there for the 1925-26 season (three appearances, one goal). In October 1926 signed for Bootle Borough featuring in their Liverpool County Combination team moving to Ellesmere Port in April 1927. It is possible that he may have been unattached during the 1927-28 season. Signed for Colwyn Bay United in December 1928 and then Connah's Quay & Shotton in December 1929 and appeared to be without a club again for the 1930-31 season. Had a trial at Bury in 1931 signing for Boston Town in September 1931 leaving them in November 1931 and joined Selby in January 1932, Wombwell and finally had a trial at Nelson in August 1934.

It is thought that after retiring from playing football he settled in Blackpool and may have changed his name to Cope.

His brother Jack, was a goalkeeper who played for Southport, Manchester North End and Hyde United in the 1920's.



1888-89 Defender

Debut 22 September 1888 Davenham (Home)


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



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

TC     League 1 App 0 Goals


ML    League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 28 October 1893 Stoke Swifts (Home)


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

Would appear to have signed for Congleton Town for the 1913-14 season


Corcoran Michael 'Mick'

1962-63 and 1963-64

CL     League 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 1 May 1963 Sankeys (Away)

A local lad, who was known for his athletics ability. Was a highly respected member of Macclesfield Hariers and was also a British Army champion and represented England in combined services atheltics. He played with unbounded energy and thrived on work in the reserve team. Mick's senior appearances came at the end of both seasons.

During his working career he was a painter and decorator, a postman and was then employed by ICI.

Died: January 2024 at the age of 86 in Macclesfield.



Corfield Merrick


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

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

NPL   League 136(6)12   Cups 93(2)13

Debut 16 December 1967 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

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

Merrick moved to Altrincham in the summer of 1971 before returning to the Moss Rose for the 1972-73 season. Granted a testimonial match which was played on 9 May 1973 when the 'Wembley XI' played a Northern Premier League XI.  He ‘retired’ to play football at Welshpool and then Caersws. 

He worked as a sales manager in the plastics industry with British Vita, Rapra Technology and then Pvaxx.


Cotterill F

1911-12 Outside-right


ML     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

LC      League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 14 October 1911 Atherton (Home)


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


Cotterill JH

1884-85 and 1885-86 Goalkeeper

Debut 11 October 1884 Manchester (Away)


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


Coupland Clifford 'Baggy'

1931-32 Left-half

CL      League 2 Apps 0 Goals       Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

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

Started his career with Haycroft Rovers before signing for Grimsby Town in January 1921 where he made 43 league appearances and scored two goals. He then signed for Mansfield Town in June 1923, Manchester City (March 1925) where he made 24 league appearances scoring two goals, Grimsby Town Reserves (May 1927), Caernarvon Town (June 1928), Sittingbourne and Crystal Palace (February 1931).

Joined Macclesfield in October 1931 on a month's trial after which he was not retained.

Born: 29 May 1900. Died: 30 January 1969.


Cowan Daniel 'Dan'

2012-13 to 2016-17 Defender


NC     League 22(20)0     Cups 15(3)1

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

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

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

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

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

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

Signed for Stockport County in the summer of 2017 being released in the summer of 2020 when he signed for Guiseley. Moved to Curzon Ashton in December 2020 and Chester FC in June 2021 with his contract terminated by mutual consent in January 2022 but later in the day joined Buxton until the end of  the 2021-22 season where he was a member of the team who were NPL-Premier champions. In the summer of 2022 his contract was extended to the end of the 2022-23 season, however on 28 June 2022 it was announced by Buxton FC that Dan had decided to step away from football to pursue what was described as a hugely exciting career opportunity.

It was interesting to note that following Buxton FC's announcement, Dan returned to Macclesfield in the summer of 2022 signing a contract with phoenix club Macclesfield FC to continue his football career. Released at the end of the 2022-23 season when he signed for Ashton United.

Away from football is a personal trainer with Fitism.

Born: 18 February 1996.


Cox J


Debut - unknown due to missing match information


There is no information recorded for this player.


Cox S

1928-29 Outside-left

CL     League 5 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 August 1928 Hurst (Home)

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


Coyne Peter David



Conf    League 3(0)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 17 February 1990 Barrow (Home)

Peter, brother of Ged the former Manchester United and Manchester City player, started his career as an apprentice at Manchester United joining the professional ranks in November 1975 (two appearances, one goal). Spent time at Ashton United before signing for Crewe Alexandra in July 1977 (134 appearances, 47 goals) and then moved to the United States of America playing for the Los Angeles Aztecs. Returned to the UK joining Hyde United in April 1981 (105 appearances, 51 goals) signing for Swindon Town in August 1984 (110 appearances, 30 goals) and whilst there spent time on loan at Aldershot Town in August 1989 (three appearances) after which he moved to Colne Dynamoes.

Came to the Moss Rose on loan from Colne Dynamoes making just four appearances.

On leaving Colne Dynamoes he then played for Glossop North End, Radcliffe Borough and Wilmslow Albion.

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


Craddock Harry

1951-52 Outside-left

CL     League 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 13 August 1951 Buxton (Home)

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




Debut - unknown due to missing information


There is no information recorded for this player.


Crain Barry

1951-52 Outside-left


CL     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

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


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


Cranna W


1909-10 and 1910-11 Outside-left

ML     League 57 Apps 17 Goals     Cups 15 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 4 September 1909 Northwich Victoria (Home)

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


Craven Francis

1911-12 and 1912-13  Outside-left

ML     League 19 Apps 7 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

LC      League 44 Apps 8 Goals     Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 2 September 1911 South Liverpool (Away)


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

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

On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Denton in September 1913.

Note: recorded locally as 'Francis' but generally known as 'Richard'.


Craven F

1937-38 and 1946-47 Outside-left

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

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

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


Crawford John A

1930-31 Outside-right

CL     League 12 Apps 1 Goal   Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 30 August 1930 Nantwich (Home)


Signed for Bury in July 1928 moving to Scunthorpe in February 1930 where he played in their Midland League side.

On signing for the Silkmen in the summer of 1930 he went straight into the Silkmen team filling the outside-right position until the end of September, but returned at the beginning of November until the middle of December when his place was then taken by new signing Tomkinson. A diminutive, tricky winger who played with zest and persistency whose sole goal came on his debut.


Crawford John Campbell 'Ian'


1955-56 Inside-left

CL     League 29 Apps 5 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 20 August 1955 Buxton (Home)

His career was delayed due to WW2.  Started his travels with East Stirling in September 1945 enjoying three spells at the club scoring 79 goals including a total of 42 goals in the 1946-47 season. Also had two spells at Greenock Morton (1947-49) and played Raith Rovers (1949-50, one appearance), and Ayr United (1950-52, 53 appearances, 27 goals).

He then moved south of the border signing for Oldham Athletic (1952-54, 24 appearances, eight goals) and was with them when they won the Third Division North title. On leaving Oldham he signed for Halifax Town (1954-55, 11 appearances, two goals).

Signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1955. His appearances were spread throughout the season when he earned the reputation of being a great worker.

On leaving Macclesfield returned to Scotland where he played for Montrose (1956-57) and Berwick Rangers (1957-58).

On his retirement became a director of East Stirling and was the team manager from 28 December 1966 to 24 February 1970 going on to be the manager of Alloa Athletic from 9 April 1971 to 14 March 1972.

Born: 17 June 1922. Died: 28 June 1996.



1946-47 Left-back

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

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


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


Cresswell Ryan Anthony

Ryan Cresswell 

2007-08 Defender

FL     League 19(0)1

Debut 12 January 2008 Peterborough United (Away)

Having moved through the ranks at Sheffield United Ryan was awarded his first professional contract with the Blades in July 2006 at the age of 18.  Whilst he had not opened his account for the Blades, he gained experience through short loan spells at Halifax Town, Rotherham United from September 2007 (three appearances) and Morecambe from November 2007 (19 appearances one goal).

A further loan spell came at the Moss Rose in January 2008.  A tall central defender, Ryan provided much needed height in the back line returning to Sheffield at the end of the 2007-08 season.

Ryan signed for Bury in July 2008 (53 appearances, one goal) moving to Rotherham United in October 2010 (38 appearances) where he was captain. Signed for Southend United in August 2012 (43 appearances, six goals), Fleetwood in July 2013 (21 appearances, one goal), Northampton Town in September 2014 (32 appearances, five goals) and Eastleigh in 2016 where he signed a three year deal, however, this contract was cancelled by mutual consent in late December 2018. Ryan signed for Mickleover Sports in February 2019 moving to Boston United in March 2019 and Bradford Park Ave in July 2019 but having left by mutual consent in October 2019 signed for Romford in November 2019 from where he was released in January 2020. Signed for NCEL Division 1 side Parkgate in March 2020 scoring on his debut but days later the NCEL suspended the season due to the pandemic with Ryan retiring from playing but returned to Parkgate FC in May 2021 as a member of the coaching staff. Extended his involvement with Parkgate in September 2021 when he was registered as a player. Appointed manager at struggling Sheffield FC (NPL Division One - East Division) in November 2021 with his contract extended for the 2022-23 season.

Away from football, since June 2020 has been an Executive Sales Representative for Safestyle UK in Sheffield.

Born: Rotherham, 22 December 1987.


Crisp Mark

Mark Crisp 

1994-95 Midfielder/forward

Conf    League 4(4)0

Debut 27 August 1994 Yeovil Town (Away)

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


Critchley Edward 'Teddy'

1936-37  Outside-right

CL     League 40 Apps 2 Goals    Cups 10 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 29 August 1936 Buxton (Home)


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

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

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

Born: 31 December 1904, Ashton-under-Lyne. Died: 1996, Stockport.


Crompton John



1976-77 to 1978-79 Defender/Midfielder

NPL     League 61(1)0 Cups 10(0)1

Debut 29 January 1977 Lancaster City (Home)

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


Cronin Lance


2012-13 Goalkeeper

NC     League 28(0)0     Cups 7(0)0

Debut 10 August 2012 Hereford United (Away)

A member of the youth system at Brighton, Lance moved to Crystal Palace in 2001 joining their professional ranks in September 2002 remaining there until 2005 but it was whilst he was on loan at Wycombe Wanders that he made his senior, and only appearance for them, in March 2005. On his release from Palace he provided goalkeeping cover at Oldham Athletic and Shrewsbury Town and with opportunities limited at this level he signed for Gravesend and  Northfleet, now Ebbsfleet United, in the summer of 2006, to cover a long-term injury to current 'keeper Craig Holloway.  However, Lance established himself at Ebbsfleet where he made 176 league appearances. Whilst there he played for the England National Game XI (now the England C team) on seven occasions and was a member of the FA Trophy winning side in May 2008. He signed for Gillingham in August 2010 (seven appearances) and Bristol Rovers in July 2011 (one appearance), spending time on loan back at Ebbsfleet  early in 2012.

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

Lance then concentrated on setting up a building business in Brighton, but with staff available to run the business Lance decided to return to football signing for Whitehawk in the summer of 2014 although his football career came to end shortly after. On the appointment of Pablo Asensio as manager at Whitehawk in January 2016 Lance became assistant manager. Left Whitehawk for personal reasons after two matches in the 2016-17 season after which it would appear that he retired from playing.

Away from football has a painting and decorating business by the name of Repainted.

Born: 11 September 1985.


Crook Fred

1921-22 Outside-right


CL     League 28 Apps 5 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 15 October 1921 Whitchurch (Away)


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

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

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

On leaving Macclesfield he signed for Manchester United but incurred an injury which is probably the reason that he never made a senior appearance for United. Tried to make a come-back at Macclesfield when he played in a pre-season match prior to the 1925-26 season but evidently was unsuccessful.

Fred was an engineer by trade.


Crook Leslie Ronald 'Les'


1971-72 Half-back

NPL     League 12(1)3 Cups 3(1)0

Debut 14 August 1971 Bradford Park Avenue (Away)

Originally played for Manchester Amateurs before joining Oxford United in October 1968 (one appearance) moving to Hartlepool United in July 1970 (25 appearances, three goals). 

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1971 spending just one season at the Moss Rose.

On leaving Macclesfield is said to have been on the books at Bradford City but did not make a senior appearance there. Completed his career at Ashton United in 1972 where he only made 15 appearances as he was bedevilled by injuries.

Born: 26 June 1949.Died: Bolton, October 2006.





There is no information recorded for this player who made two appearances towards the end of the 1884-85 season when he scored two goals.




Debut 14 February 1885 Next Best (Home)


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


Crowder Wilfred

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


CL     League 6 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 21 October 1922 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)


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

On leaving Macclesfield joined Sandbach Ramblers.



1954-55 Inside-left

CL     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 16 March 1955 Mossley (Home) Challenge Cup R2


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


Cuddeford Gordon


1958-59 to 1960-61 Goalkeeper

CL     League 56 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 18 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 24 January 1959 Bangor City (Away)

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


Cullin  F

1919-20 Forward


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 26 December 1919 Witton Albion (Home)


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



1948-49 Inside-left

CL     League 8 Apps 3 Goals

Debut 17 March 1949 Rhyl (Away)

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



1896-97 Forward


TC     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 17 April 1897 Buxton (Away)


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



1936-37 and 1937-38 Left-half

CL     League24 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 6 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 26 December 1936 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)

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


Cunliffe Jack 'Dickie'

Jack Cunliffe 

1960-61 to 1962-63 Winger

CL     League 98 Apps 34 Goals    Cups 23 Apps 8 Goals    

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

Born and bred in Wigan, Dickie – his true first name was Jack – learned his football playing for Wigan Lads’ Club. He played for junior clubs until he was 18 and then trained with Bolton Wanderers before undertaking his National Service for two years. During this time he played for a club near Burton-on-Trent, and whilst playing there was persuaded to sign for Port Vale in December 1950 (283 appearances, 52 goals) with his transfer listed as signing from Leeds United. During his 10 year tenure he was a member of the former Division Four championship side in 1958-59.

Dickie signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1960 which was Frank Bowyer’s first season in charge: he was a speedy winger/forward with the ability to cut in from the wing to shoot and score many goals.  A firm favourite of both the fans and the players he was the comedian of the team.

On leaving Macclesfield he played for Stafford Rangers and Buxton. 

His occupation has been recorded as a car mechanic and a lorry driver. 

Born: 4 February 1930. Died: 15 November 1975.


Cunningham Mike


1993-94 Defender

Conf    Cups 1(0)0

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

Started his career at Blackpool. Mike played just one match at Macclesfield Town to give regular full-back Stuart Bimson a rest.

Then played for Congleton Town, Ashton United (1995, five appearances), Flixton, Holywell Town and Mossley (1997-99, 21 appearances, two goals)

Also represented the British Universities.


Cunningham Terry


NPL     League 0(1)0    Cups 0(1)0

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

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


Curley Michael


1937-38 Defender 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 28 August 1937 Buxton (Home)

Prior to signing for Macclesfield had played for Northwich Victoria, Manchester City, Port Vale (1935) and Colwyn Bay. 

Michael only featured in the first two matches of the 1937-38 season for the senior side but was a member of the reserve team.

On leaving the Silkmen he joined Northwich Victoria for second time and then signed for Mossley making 64 appearances from 1937 to 1940.

Born: 15 May 1912. Died: Ashton-under-Lyne, 1973.


Cutler Christopher Paul 'Chris'

1990-91 Forward

Conf    League 2(1)1

Debut 22 September 1990 Slough Town (Home)

Joined Bury as a junior working his way through the ranks to sign his first professional contract in August 1981 (23 appearances, three goals) moving to Crewe Alexandra in August 1985 (140 appearances, 24 goals).

Chris spent a short time on loan in September/October 1990 from Crewe Alexandra, his goal coming in 2-2 away draw at Stafford Rangers. After leaving Crewe he signed for Hyde United in December 1991 (10 appearances three goals). Chris was still playing football local football in his late 30s in 2002.

Outside football, completed a degree in Sports Science at Manchester University whilst teaching at Abbey Gate College where he has been Head of PE since 2008, and is also responsible for their Duke of Edinburgh Awards Centre.

Born: 7 April 1964.




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

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