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Eales Peter


1982-83 and 1983-84 Goalkeeper

NPL    League 35(0)0    Cups 16(0)0

Debut 25 September 1982 Workington (Home)

Peter had NPL experience at Wigan Athletic, South Liverpool (316 apperances, 75 clean sheets), Altrincham (1972-73 to 1974-75, 119 appearances in all competitions), Bangor (1975-76 to 1976-77) returning to Altrincham (1977-78 to 1978-79, 73 appearances in all competitions) and Runcorn from where he signed for Macclesfield Town.

A real character whose record spoke for itself, having won all the major awards at non-League level. In the 1982-83 he became the first choice ‘keeper at Macclesfield but with the signing of Mike Sherlock in the summer of 1983 he lost his place, although he played for 10 consecutive matches in the middle of the season. In his 51 appearances he kept 14 clean sheets. Gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1983.

After leaving Macclesfield returned to Runcorn, Prescot Cables and then returned to South Liverpool for the 1986-87 season as  coach followed by time at Southport in a coaching role.

Born: 1946. Died: March 2022.




1926-27 Inside-right


CL     League 1 App 1 Goal


Debut 28 April 1927 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)


A member of the Macclesfield reserve team, his one senior appearance came in the penultimate match of the season when he played in the same position he filled for the reserves.  He scored Macclesfield's first goal in the 2-8 away defeat.



1922-23 Centre-forward


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 30 December 1922 Saltney Athletic (Away)


A member of the Macclesfield reserve team given a one match trial.


Eaton David Franklin

David Eaton

2002-03 Forward

FL    League 8(12)5   Cups 2(2)0

Debut 12 October 2002 Sub Kidderminster Harriers (Away)

A regular in Everton’s reserve side in the 2001-02 season, but was unable to break into the first team and was released by them in the summer of 2002.

Initially signed non-contract forms with Macclesfield Town, eventually being awarded a contract to the end of the 2002-03 seasons.  A tall forward with good pace, David had a dream start scoring with his first touch on his Football League debut and went on to score a further four goals.

Opportunities were limited, and David was released in the summer of 2003 when he moved to Witton Albion (August to November 2003, 18 appearances, three goals). Subsequently played for Stafford Rangers, Burscough, Leigh RMI, Marine (12 appearances, one goal), Skelmersdale United, Bamber Bridge (23 appearances, two goals) and AFC Liverpool (33 appearances, 10 goals).

Born: Wigan, 30 September 1981.


Eaton ES

1937-38 Outside-left

CL     League 4 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 11 September 1937 Hurst (Away)

Had been a member of Macclesfield's reserve side earlier in the 1930s, returning to the Moss Rose having played for Hyde United (1936-37) he found himself in the reserves again. Made a handful of senior appearances, including the 2-0 home win against Stalybridge Celtic in April 1938 when he scored the opening goal.

On leaving Macclesfield returned to Hyde United in summer 1938 featuring for them from 1938-39 to 1940-41 and again in the 1945-46 season.

He was not related to Frank Eaton.



Eaton Frank


1934-35 to 1937-38 Inside-right/outside-right

CL    League 103 Apps 39 Goals    Cups 27 Apps 12 Goals

Debut 5 September 1934 Hurst (Home)

Frank commenced his career at Cressbrook before moving to Oldham Athletic Reserves(1923) and then New Mills before signing for Barnsley in September 1925 where he made 155 appearances scoring 51 goals. At Barnsley held the record for the most goals scored in a single match (five) along with three other players and was joint top scorer with 21 goals in the 1926-27 season. Next stop was Reading in 1930 making 110 appearances and scoring 34 goals before signing for Queens Park Rangers in 1933.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1934 featuring regularly in the senior side. He filled the outside-right position during the 1934-35 season moving to inside-right at the beginning of the 1935-36 season.

He left Macclesfield to play for Rossendale United in the Lancashire Combination in the summer of 1936.

Re-signed for the Silkmen in January 1937. Described as a skilful player and the schemer of the attack which was born out by the number of goals he scored. He was a member of the side which won the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1934-35.

On leaving the Moss Rose, Frank signed for Rossendale again.


Eaton H

1934-35 Outside-right

CL     League 3 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 20 April 1935 Prescot Cables (Away)

An 18 year old who played in three matches over a seven day period at the end of the 1934-35 season when George Sproson had suffered a loss of form and had been dropped from the senior side.  Eaton scored on his debut in the

3-4 defeat.


Eccles Albert W

1931-32 Left-half


CL      League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 23 January 1932 Hyde United (Home)

A former Congleton Town and Stafford Rangers player who signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1931.  However, he was unable to take part in the pre-season matches due to blood poisoning. He only featured in one match in place of George Stockton and, probably because of his pre-season illness, other players had established themselves in a very successful team such that he was unable command a place.


Eccleshare Keith


1973-74 to 1975-76 Full-back

NPL    League 115(0)5   Cups 51(0)2

Debut 14 August 1973 Buxton (Away)

Keith was previously with Fleetwood and Bury where he was an England Youth International (five appearances from March to May 1969). He was a consistent performer who used his pace to press forward into attack but because of his commitment to professional cricket he often started the season late.  He was the scorer of the goal against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup in the 1975-76 season, and was virtually ever-present in both 1973-74 and 1974-75 and for much of the 1975-76 season. Keith moved to Northwich Victoria in March 1976.

Keith features in the Wisden Club Cricket Hall of Fame where it records that he spent 34 seasons as a cricketer in the Bolton League for Tonge and Astley Bridge and in the Northern League for Chorley, taking around 2800 wickets mainly as a fast bowler but was also equally adept as a leg-spinner. He helped Chorley reach three straight National Knockout finals which were played at Lord's.  He joked that at certain times of the year he was picking up three wages: from cricket, football and his job.

Born: 14 December 1950.


Edey Cec


1990-91 and 1995-96 to 1997-98 Defender

Conf   League 48(11)0   Cups 33(2)1

Debut 26 March 1991 Sub Barrow |(Home)

FL       League   9(4)0      Cups 1(0)0

Debut 4 October 1997 Leyton Orient (Away)

Played for a number of Non-League clubs - Astro FC,  Lancaster City, Chorley, Morecambe, Winsford and Witton Albion (August 1993 to October 1995, 118 appearances, seven goals) winning various NPL Honours along the way. 

First signed by Macclesfield on loan from Winsford United towards the end of the 1990-91 season as cover for Peter Wragg's injury hit side eventually signing for Macclesfield Town on a permanent basis on 13 October 1995 from Witton Albion for a fee of £4,000. He was a member of the FA Trophy winning side in 1996 having made an astounding clearance off the line at Chorley in the semi-final tie, and his sole goal came in the Championship Shield match against Stevenage Borough in October 1996. Nicknamed ‘Super Cec’ for his important contribution in the 1995-96 season. Gained a winners' medal in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1997.

Having been a member of the 1997 Conference Championship side, on promotion to the Football League Cec decided to remain a part-time player.  A versatile defender who was capable of playing in any position in the back-line. However, during his one season in the Football League he was used mainly as cover for injured or suspended players, nevertheless, played an important role in the team's success in completing the season as runners-up in the Nationwide League Division 3 gaining promotion to Division 2. Also gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1998.

On leaving Macclesfield, Cec played for Maidstone United (13 appearances), Stalybridge Celtic (two appearances) and Hyde United (15 appearances, two goals).

Having retired from playing has worked for Liverpool City Council and has held numerous public sector roles in Manchester including Chairperson for North West Enterprise Partnership.


Edge Alf


1893-94 Forward

#TC     League 5 Apps 2 Goal     Cups 2 Apps

Debut 24 February 1894 Nantwich (Home)

Started out with Goldenhill Wanderers, joining Stoke in 1884 (30 League appearances, four goals) where he gradually proved himself as a skillful inside-forward who was quick over short distances, worked tirelessly and packed a decent shot. He created a club cup record when he scored five goals in a FA Cup tie against Caernarvon in the 1886-87 season. For the 1891-92 season he signed for Newton Heath for a fee of £100 where he scored 18 goals in 44 games assisting the team to attain second place and promotion to the Football league.  However, he left Newton Heath signing for Notts Jardines but as this move took place during the playing season, it was in contravention of the rules resulting in him re-joining Stoke scoring in his one match - against Newton Heath!  He played three games for Northwich Victoria in August 1893, then a league team, and one match for Ardwick in January 1894 against Northwich! 

He then moved to Macclesfield in the second half of the 1893-94 season.  Despite only making a few appearances, Alf was described by John Earles as 'a rattling good forward'.

After six games he decided that it was time to retire from playing and became the manager of the Moss Rose Tavern.

Made one appearance (date unknown) in a Representative match for the Football Alliance.

Born: 5 November 1864. Died: 11 April 1941

Thanks go to Charbel Boujaoude for important input to this profile and for the photograph.


Edge Derek


1962-63 and 1963-64. 

CL    League 24 Apps 2 Goals      Cups 12 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 16 March 1963 Ellesmere Port Town (Away)

Started his career as a member of the Stoke City youth set up, signing his first professional contract with Port Vale in  September 1960 but only made two senior appearances in two seasons.

Derek signed for the Silkmen in March 1963 on a free transfer from Crewe Alexandra, when he was brought into the side to replace Freddie Stroh.  He had not played during the previous three months but soon became a useful addition to the side, appearing regularly for the remainder of the 1962-63 season and in the early months of the following season.

On leaving Macclesfield signed for Stafford Rangers.

He was also a cricketer playing for Norton in Staffordshire.


Edghill Richard Arlon


2007-08 Defender

FL    League 13(2)0   Cups 1(0)0

Debut 11 August 2007 Bradford City (Away)

A former trainee at Manchester City, Richard was given his first professional contract by City in July 1992 (181 appearances, one goal) playing at full-back alongside Ian Brightwell (see separate entry). Whilst at City Richard gained England International Honours at “B” and Under-21 levels. After a loan spell at Birmingham City in November 2000 (three appearances), Richard moved to Wigan in October 2002 (no appearances), Sheffield United in January 2003 (one appearance), Queens Park Rangers in August 2003 (40 appearances) before a transfer to Bradford City in August 2005 (44 appearances, one goal).

Having been released by Bradford in the 2007 close season, Richard signed for the Silkmen where he played either at full-back or as a central defender, but broken ribs at the beginning of November 2007 saw him side-lined.  Having recovered, Richard only made one further appearance and was released in the summer of 2008.

Assists as a coach at the Manchester City Soccer School.

Born: Oldham, 23 September 1974.


Edmans Robert Michael 'Rob'


2012-13 Forward

NC   League 0(3)0

Debut 10 August 2012 Sub Hereford United (Away)

Rob attended Loughborough University and then in 2006 played college soccer in the United States of America for the Virginia Tech Hokies.  Returning to England in 2007 he signed for Tiptree United, Maldon Town and Loughborough Dynamo before joining  Chelmsford City in 2009. During his two years there he made 70 league appearances scoring 19 goals.  He joined Dagenham & Redbridge in 2011 (four appearances), but found difficulty in obtaining senior team appearances and spent time on loan at Dover Athletic.

Rob signed on loan for Macclesfield Town at the start of the 2012-13 season, returning to Dagenham & Redbridge in the middle of September 2012 having made three appearances from the substitutes' bench. After a loan spell at Chelmsford he signed a permanent contract with them in February 2013 and was released by them in the summer of 2014.

Away from football he was employed as a Currency Consultant at Global Reach Partners (June 2009 - July 2011), moving to Weston Union Business Solutions (April 2013 - June 2018) initially with Corporate Sales and then as an Area Sales Manager. In July 2018 he became a member of the Corporate Sales-Partnerships section of Western Union International Bank GmBH.

His autobiography Once a Blue, Always a Blue, was published in August 2014.



1921-22 Centre-forward


CL     League 3 Apps 1 Goal


Debut 26 November 1921 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Away)


A member of the Macclesfield reserve team, he played in three consecutive matches  at a time when there was no specific player filling the centre-forward position.  Edwards was one of several players given an opportunity in this position but despite scoring on his debut he returned to the reserves.   On leaving Macclesfield signed for Northwich.



1927-28 Defender


CL     League 4 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 15 October 1927 Whitchurch (Away)


From Sandbach Ramblers, he appeared in four consecutive matches, the first two at left-half and the second two at centre-half.



1928-29 Outside-right


CL     League 22 Apps 5 Goals     Cups 1 App 1 Goal


Debut 15 December 1928 Port Vale Reserves (Home)


Initially the club encountered difficulties in completing the signing of Edwards from Leek Alexandra resulting in Edwards making one appearance in December 1928, but the problems were resolved and he returned on 1st January 1929.  He was signed specifically to fill the outside-right position which had been filled by five different players before his arrival. From January to the end of the season he was ever-present with all but one of his goals scored in winning matches.


Edwards James Elfyn


1986-87 to 1992-93 Defender

NPL    League   37(0)9      Cups 16(0)0

Debut 16 August 1986 Caernarfon Town (Away)

Conf   League 221(1)14   Cups 88(1)3

Elfyn started his career as an apprentice at Wrexham and then moved to Tranmere Rovers making 62 league appearances from 1979 to 1981. On leaving Tranmere Rovers he signed for Runcorn where he was a member of their 1986 FA Trophy final team and an APL Champions Medal holder. Then played for Altrincham where he fell out of favour because of his role as a fireman meant that he was unavailable during one of the Robins FA Cup runs due to Fire Service training and, as a result, signed for Bangor City under dual registration.

Elfyn signed for Macclesfield in 1986 where his dedication was never in any doubt often playing after undertaking a 15-hour shift. He was an inspirational team captain, rock-solid defender and always marshalled the back line effectively. Virtually ever-present in his time at the Moss Rose, including as a member of the NPL treble-winning team (NPL Championship, League Cup and Presidents Cup), was a member of the losing FA Trophy team at Wembley in 1989 and lifted the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1991 and 1992. Was voted Player of the Year for the 1991-92 season. Elfyn was nicknamed ‘Mr. Reliable’ as a compliment to his outstanding skill and ability. He also represented his national Fire Service team and captained the Wales semi-pro international team.

On leaving the Moss Rose Elfyn joined Peter Wragg at Halifax but on his departure moved to Southport and later played for Winsford United and Warrington Town.

Holds UEFA 'A' Licence and Youth Module 3 qualifications and has coached at Tamworth FC Academy.

Elfyn continues to work for the Fire Service and is now a Station Commander.

Born: 4 May 1960.


Edwards Graham

1957-58, 1959-60, 1962-63 and 1965-66 Defender

CL  League 51 Apps 2 Goals  Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut  24 August 1957 Buxton (Home)

Graham  featured for Macclesfield in four separate seasons with the majority of his appearances in 1957-58 and 1959-60.  Whilst serving with the Forces in Germany he played for the Dutch First Division club Verlo in 1960 when he made eight appearances scoring four goals.  He had also played for Altrincham and Northwich Victoria.


Edwards William


1946-47 to 1948-49 Centre-half/Manager

CL     League 85 Apps 6 Goals   Cups 16 Apps  2 Goals

Debut 26 October 1946 Chester Reserves (Away)

Formerly with Everton, the captain of the Macclesfield team was appointed player/manager in January 1947 taking charge of his first match on 25 January 1947 against Chester Reserves. Edwards was the first manager in the history of the club to have sole charge of signing players and team selection (previously this had been undertaken by a selection committee) although he still had to submit the team to the Board of Directors for their sanction. He was also in charge of the ground and staff. Making just over 100 appearances spread equally over his three seasons with the club, he led his side as player/manager to win the Challenge Cup competition in 1948.

He resigned in the final week of the 1948-49 season possibly because of an overbearing committee coupled with the fact that he had been upset by a number of townspeople persistently barracking him. However, the majority of the supporters valued his two-and-a-half year stint, including his tough calculated tackling and good distribution, such that they chaired him off the pitch after his final game.





Debut unknown due to missing information


There is no information recorded about this player.


Ellershaw Brian

1994-95 Midfielder

Conf    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 5 April 1995 Stoke City (Home) Staffordshire Senior Cup Semi-final

Brian made just one senior appearance in the Staffordshire Senior Cup whilst on loan from Nantwich Town during his first stint with the Dabbers. He moved to Ashton United in the summer of 1996 but his progress was dogged by illness, making only five appearances for them and went on loan to Glossop North End. Returned to Nantwich Town during the 1996-97 season and later played for Caernarfon Town.


Elliot Alexander Henry

1977-78 Midfielder

NPL    League 3(0)0    Cups 2(0)0

Debut 20 August 1977 Mossley (Away)

Alex was with Bury as a teenager in 1971, and then played for Stalybridge Celtic, Ashton United (eight appearances, one goal) and Witton Albion (October 1974 to April 1975, 38 appearances, 12 goals) returning to Ashton United (one appearance).

Signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1977 but could not force his way into the senior side playing his final match for the Silkmen on 14 November 1977.


Elliot Colin

1976-77 Forward

NPL    League 18(0)6    Cups 4(0)1

Debut 24 August 1976 Gainsborough Trinity (Away)

A tall powerfully-built forward who was good in the air and a skilful ball player. Colin initially signed non-contract forms and had previously played for York City Reserves and Droylsden.

Away from football he was a teacher.


Elliot Thomas Joshua 'Tom'


2008-09 Forward

FL    League 4(2)0

Debut 27 January 2009 Sub Wycombe Wanderers (Home)

A Leeds United trainee who claimed his place in the Elland Road record books when he became the first player to make his debut for the club whilst still at school in February 2007. He was awarded his first professional contract in August 2008 going on to make three appearances for Leeds United.

The striker spent a month on loan at the Moss Rose but could not find any form at League Two level and returned to Leeds at the end of his loan.

Subsequently had loan spells at Bury from September 2009 to June 2010 (16 appearances, one goal) and Rotherham United from July 2010 to November 2010 (six appearances). Having been unable to break into the first team at Leeds, Tom moved to Hamilton in Scotland in January 2011 where he made seven appearances. Returning to England, he decided to drop down the leagues when he signed for Stockport County in  August 2011 which is where he started to build his career making 42 appearances scoring seven goals. A move to  Cambridge United in May 2012 gave him a successful spell scoring 26 goals in 76 appearances. In July 2015 he signed for AFC Wimbledon where he made 101 appearances and scored 19 goals before moving to Millwall in June 2017 on a two year contract. During the January 2020 Transfer Window signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Salford City. Signed for Bradford City in January 2022 for the remainder of the 2021-22 season but was released in the summer of 2022.

Represented England at Under 16 and Under 18 levels.

Born: Leeds, 9 November 1990.



1956-57 Outside-left


CL  League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 3 November 1956 Runcorn (Away)


A young amateur who was given a trial match.


Ellis Ronnie


1989-90 to 1991-92 Midfielder/forward

Conf    League 58(19)8    Cups 18(5)3

Debut 28 October 1989 Kettering Town (Home)

Ronnie first played for Dunlop Juniors moving to Runcorn as a junior and then to Burscough for the 1979-80 season. Signed for Winsford in 1980 leaving them in 1982 for Runcorn (24 league appearances, six goals) before moving to Altrincham in March 1983 initially on loan (304 appearances, 77 goals), where he spent seven seasons finishing as top scorer for two seasons and won a FA Trophy winners’ medal in 1986.

Joining Macclesfield Town during the first half of the 1989-90 season as an experienced and versatile striker, Ronnie appeared regularly under the management of Peter Wragg and was a member of the side which won the Cheshire Senior Cup for two consecutive seasons in 1991 and 1992.

On leaving the Silkmen he retired from football.

Born: 15 March 1958.


Elsby Ian


1981-82 to 1986-87 Full-back

NPL    League 172(2)0     Cups 51(0)0

Debut 15 August 1981 Gateshead (Home)

Ian started his career with Port Vale as a junior moving to the senior ranks in June 1978 where he made 43 league appearances and scored one goal. Whilst with Port Vale he spent a season in the USA playing for the Cleveland Cobras.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1981, he was described as a player with tremendous ability, was voted Silkmen Player of the Year for the 1981-82 season and was ever present in the 1981-82 and 1982-83 seasons, winning a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1983.  Along with three other players he was involved in a very serious car crash at the start of the 1986-87 season injuring his back and legs resulting him never playing for Macclesfield again.

Having recovered from his injuries Ian signed for Leek Town in February 1988 leaving them during the 1990-91 season to play for Congleton Town where he remained until 1994.

Away from football was an engineer and later a progress manager.

Born: 13 September 1960.


Ennis J

1899-1900 and 1900-1901 Goalkeeper


NSL     League 10 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

#ML      League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 21 October 1899 Stoke Reserves (Home)


First choice 'keeper for the majority of the 1899-1900 season when Hallefield-Macclesfield finished bottom of the North Staffordshire and District League. (Hallefield had moved to the Moss Rose when Macclesfield FC failed financially in 1897 and called themselves Hallefield-Macclesfield for the 1899-1900 season.) Featured in the first match of the 1900-01 season before Walter Brocklehurst returned to take over as 'keeper.


Entwistle Robert Peter 'Bobby'

1958-59 Inside-left

CL     League 3 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 15 November 1958 Wrexham (Away)

A reserve team player who made his three senior appearances in November 1958 at a time when the inside-right position was filled by various players.  He scored Macclesfield Town's third goal in the 3-4 defeat at Hyde.

On leaving the Moss Rose he moved to Rochdale in March 1959 (one appearance), then to Accrington Stanley in September 1959 (two appearances), Llandudno (1961-64), Hartlepool United in October 1964 (14 appearances and three goals) and Scarborough (1965-67).



Esser Edward David 'Dave'


1985-86 to 1987-88 Midfielder/striker

NPL    League 35(2)17    Cups 19(0)5

Debut 25 January 1986 Bramhall (Home) Cheshire Senior Cup R1

Conf    League    1(4)2       Cups  3(3)1

Dave started his career as a trainee with Everton in 1975 and was awarded with his first professional contract in July 1977 although he never made a senior appearance for them. He signed for Rochdale in 1977 where he made 180 league appearances scoring 24 goals. 

In 1982 he moved to Cyprus playing for APOEL for a season before moving to Sweden signing for Karlskrona.

On his return to England Dave played for Altrincham (12 appearances), on loan at Hyde United (two appearances, one goal), then Witton Albion (48 appearances, 25 goals), Northwich Victoria (13 appearances, one goal) and Witton Albion for a second time (19 appearances, eight goals).

Moving to Macclesfield Town in early 1986, he was a highly rated player with an eye for goal and played his part in the NPL Championship side in 1986-87.

On leaving Macclesfield he returned to Witton Albion for a third time (22 appearances, four goals) before moving to Stalybridge Celtic (1989, 15 appearances, five goals), Winsford United (1990, 15 appearances, five goals), completing his career at Ashton United, 44 appearances, 13 goals).

Born: 20 June 1957

(Thanks go to the Everton Collection for their sanction to use the photograph of Dave)



1937-38 Outside-left

CL    League 2 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 26 February 1938 Altrincham (Home)

An amateur player from North Wales who had recently been playing for Blaenau Ffestiniog. He only made a couple of appearances despite scoring both goals in the 2-1 home win against Altrincham on his debut. He incurred a wrist injury in his second appearance.


Evans Brian

1978-79 Forward

NPL    League 4(0)1    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 14 March 1979 Worksop Town (Home)

Played for Wrexham as a junior but was signed by the Silkmen from Bangor. Brian was an enthusiastic player whose five appearances came over a month, with his goal scored in the 1-1 draw at South Liverpool.


Evans Callum





2016-17 to 2018-19 Defender/midfielder

NC     League 11(5)0     Cups 1(0)0

FL      League 10(4)1     Cups 2(2)0

Debut 18 February 2017 Braintree Town (Home)

With Manchester United throughout his youth career and signed a professional contract with United in 2013. Moved to Barnsley in the summer of 2015 where he has made three senior appearances but played mainly for their under-21 side.

Signed on loan for Macclesfield in February 2017 until the end of the 2016-17 season. Featured at right back in three matches but was unfortunately injured in his third appearance during the FA Trophy match at Dulwich Hamlet in the middle of February. Having made no further appearances for the Silkmen returned to Barnsley in the middle of April 2017. Signed for newly promoted Football League side Forest Green Rovers in the summer of 2017 but signed a three month loan deal with Torquay United in September 2017.

Re-joined Macclesfield Town in January 2018 on loan from Forest Green Rovers until the end of the 2017-18 season. Initially used from the substitutes' bench, but when right winger Elliott Durrell was injured he became a useful replacement for him.  He proved his versatility in the final few matches of the season, successfully moving to the centre as a holding midfielder helping the team to become champions of the Vanarama National League for the 2017-18 season. Returned to Forest Green Rovers at the end of the season when he was released by them but then signed a two-year deal with Macclesfield Town. For the 2018-19 season Callum was very much a squad man, in and out of the team throughout the season and was sidelined after being knocked unconscious in the early part of the season and again injured in December. Gained the PFA Community Champion Award for the 2018-19 season. (Each club is asked to vote for their season champion with the Macclesfield Community Sports Trust voting for Callum recognising his support of the Community. He continuously gave up his free time to spend time with the Community, in particular, showing his support for the U16 and U18 teams which he would regularly watch and talk with the team members.)

Although there was a year to run on his contract, left Macclesfield Town by mutual agreement in July 2019 signing for Port Vale joining up again with former Macclesfield Town manager John Askey. Released by Port Vale in the summer of 2020 after which he signed for Bath City from where he was released in May 2021. Having been unattached since leaving Bath City dropped down two leagues signing for SFL, Division 1 side Frome Town in January 2022 with his contract extended for the 2022-23 season, however left the club in January 2023.

Born: 11 October 1995.


Evans Gareth Charles

Gareth Evans

2007-08 and 2008-09 Forward

FL    League 55(27)19   Cups 4(4)1

Debut 11 August 2007 Sub Bradford City (Away)

As a nineteen year old, Gareth signed  a short term contract in the summer of 2007 to provide Ian Brightwell, at the time the Silkmen manager, with additional attacking options having spent the previous two years at the Crewe Alexandra Academy. Initially most of his appearances came from the substitutes’ bench, but once he had established himself he featured regularly in the starting line-up and scored six goals. In his second season at the club, after two early season suspensions, he changed his all-action approach and then appeared regularly completing the season as top-scorer with 13 goals in all competitions, including five consecutive penalties. Gareth moved to Bradford City for a nominal fee in the summer of 2009, to Rotherham United in the summer of 2011 and Fleetwood Town in January 2013. Having made just over 100 appearances in all competitions for Fleetwood he moved to Portsmouth during the summer of 2015 returning to Bradford City in September 2020 remaining under contract for the 2021-22 season after which he was released when he joined NPL - Premier side Radcliffe.

Born: Stockport, 26 April 1988


Evans Gary

1995-96 Midfielder

Conf    League 0(1)0

Debut 9 September 1995 Sub Kettering Town (Home)

Signed from Konica League of Wales club Llansantffraid, but only made one substitute appearance when he replaced Karl Marginson in the 76th minute.  Gary's only other involvement at senior level was as an unused substitute on one occasion before he returned home to Wales.

Born: 20 December 1969.


Evans Micah


2012-13 Forward

NC     League 1(1)0

Debut 12 February 2013 Sub Tamworth (Away)

A member of the youth system at Blackburn Rovers from 2008 gaining his first professional contract in July 2011 going on loan initially to Accrington Stanley in October 2011 (23 appearances, three goals) and then Chesterfield in September 2012 (four appearances). 

Micah joined the Silkmen on loan at the end of January 2013 but only made two appearances, one of which came from the substitutes' bench. He returned to Blackburn at the end of February 2013 and was released in the summer of 2013. He then signed for Burnley but made no senior appearances, however, he spent a short time on loan at Hereford. In the summer of 2014 he signed for Southport and whilst there he was on loan at Worcester City. He moved to Stockport County for the 2015-16 season but with opportunities limited, spent time on loan at Chorley but on returning to Stockport was released. Signed for AFC Telford United in the summer of 2016 but moved to Worcester City  in October 2016 before signing for Altrincham in February 2017. Signed for FC United of Manchester in the summer of 2017 but was released within a month of signing without making an appearance when he signed for Witton Albion in the summer of 2017.  Left Witton Albion in the summer of 2018 after not a particularly successful season signing for Bacup Borough in September 2018.

Born: 3 March 1993.


Evans Owen Rhys


2019-20 Goalkeeper

FL     League 24(0)0     Cups 3(0)0

Debut 3 August 2019 Exeter City (Away)

Born in Newport, South Wales, Owen initially played for local boys club Crumlin who were managed by his father. He joined Wigan Athletic in July 2015 from Hereford United following the demise of their Academy, progressing through the Latics Academy and was awarded his first professional contract at the start of the 2017-18 season making his professional debut in the 2-1 win against Blackpool in the Carabao Cup in August 2017. Spent time on loan at Witton Albion (February–March 2016), Rhyl FC (July 2016-January 2017), North Ferriby United (March–May 2017) and Sutton United (January–May 2018).

Signed a season-long loan with Macclesfield Town in July 2019 but was recalled early by his parent club on 9 January 2020. During his time at Macclesfield was a very consistent performer, often making outstanding saves and kept seven clean sheets in his 27 appearances in all competitions. Always took a penalty whenever the team were involved in a penalty shoot-out. On the same day of his recall signed a loan deal with Cheltenham Town replacing former Silkman Scott Flinders who had unfortunately broken a leg in two places. Returned to his parent club, Wigan Athletic, at the end of his loan. Left Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2021 to join Cheltenham Town on a two-year deal but was made available for transfer at the end of the 2021-22 season. Dropped down a level in the summer of 2022 when he signed a two-year deal with EFL side Walsall. Released during the summer of 2024.

Has gained honours for Wales at Under 19 and Under 21 levels.

Born: 28 November 1996.



1926-27 Right-half


CL     League 7 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 26 August 1926 Hurst (Home)


Previously with Cheddleton, he played in early season matches but did not feature again as his place was taken by Jim Plant..


Eyre Harold


1929-30 and 1930-31 Left-back/Left-half

CL      League 59 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 14 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 31 August 1929 Nantwich (Away) Challenge Cup R1

Harold was on the books of Accrington Stanley and Manchester City before spending the 1928-29 season with Caernarfon where he gained a League Cup winners' medal.

Moving to Macclesfield in the summer of 1929, Harold regularly filled the left-back position using good anticipation, tackled resolutely and had a powerful kick. He was a member of the 1930 Cheshire Senior Cup winning team.  In the 1930-31 season Dennis was the first choice left-back with Harold only making occasional appearances until November when he played fairly regularly at left-half for the remainder of the season.

Moved to Northwich Victoria for the 1931-32 season.

Harold was also a capable cricketer playing for Macclesfield CC and Stockport CC scoring several centuries and was also a useful bowler. In 1929 became only the third player to be awarded his County Cap by Cheshire County Cricket Club.



Eyre Richard Paul

Richard Eyre

2001-02 Midfielder

FL    League 12(2)0    Cups 2(0)0

Debut 11 August 2001 Swansea City (Home)

Having moved through the ranks at Port Vale, Richard progressed to the senior side in June 1995 (48 appearances, one goal).

Moved to Macclesfield on a short term contract in August 2001 when he played on the left side of midfield.  Whilst he always adopted an enthusiastic approach he found it difficult to perform at a consistent level and was released at the end of January 2002.

Signed for  Kidsgrove Athletic and then Hyde United, two further spells at Kidsgrove, Leek Town and Congleton Town.

Born: Poynton, 15 September 1976.


Ezzedine Ali


2017-18 Defender

NL     Cups 1(0)0

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

Joined the newly formed Macclesfield Town Under 21 Youth Development team at the start of the 2017-18 season. Featured in the only Cheshire Senior Cup match of the season when members of the Development team were used to fulfill this tie.

Remained with Macclesfield Town for the 2018-19 season as a member of the Under 18s team who were champions of the Mid Cheshire League Division One..



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Manchester and District League



Lancashire Combination



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Vauxhall Conference



Football League



National Conference

     Blue Square Premier 

     Skrill Premier 

     Vanarama Conference 

     Vanarama National League 







English Football League

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From 1965 Statistics are shown - Appearances(Substitutes)Goals



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

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