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Ibrahim Ahmed



NC     Cups 0(1)0

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

Started his career with Tranmere Rovers Development Academy (2013-16) and then was on the books of St Helens Town (2016-17).

Became a member of the 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 in the season coming on from the substitutes' bench when members of the Development team were used to fulfill this tie.

He was then on the books of Radcliffe Borough (2019-19), Marine FC, Runcorn Town and Barnton (2019-20), signing for Glossop North End in the summer of 2021 but only remained there for a short period moving to Ashton Athletic (September 2021), then Ashton Town (December 2021), Cymru North side Prestatyn Town (January 2022) and 1874 Northwich (August 2022). In August 2022 also linked up with NWCFL - Division 1 North side Runcorn Town (whether this a loan deal or on a dual registration is unknown) where he made a single appearance in August 2022 before a brief spell at NWCFL - Premier side Longridge Town where he made two substitute appearances in January and February 2023. Towards the end of the 2022-23 season he was registered with Winsford United.

Born: 8 November 1997.


Ikazoboh Gerald


Conf   Cups 1(0)1

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

In his one and only senior appearance for the Silkmen, Gerald scored the only goal in the 1-1 draw to give the Silkmen the opportunity of winning the replay 3-1 at the Moss Rose


Ikin Johnnie

1962-63 and 1963-64 Goalkeeper

CL    League 6 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 27 April 1963 Altrincham (Home)

Joined the Silkmen as a sixteen-year-old, making his first five senior appearances at the end of the 1962-63 season, including the home match against Witton Albion when Johnnie Mullington scored all eight goals for the Silkmen without reply.  The following season he made a single appearance which came after the League title had been clinched and several of the senior players were 'rested'. Was the club's reserve team goalkeeper.


Imrie John


1988-89 to 1991-92 Midfielder

Conf   League 71(12)6    Cups 33(1)4

Debut 22 October  1988 Sub Cheltenham Town (Home)

John’s career started at Bury after which he signed for Buxton where he played as a striker, but on joining Runcorn he successfully converted to a midfield role. He then played for Altrincham and after a brief loan spell at Rhyl, he signed for Northwich Victoria later moving to the Moss Rose. John became an integral part of the club’s Conference team as a useful midfielder gaining a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1991. 

On leaving Macclesfield he played for Mossley (February 1992), Droylsden (November 1992) and Glossop North End (1994).

On retiring from playing became joint manager with Gary Lowe at Woodley Sports in 1996-97, and was appointed assistant to Mark Carter at Runcorn in 1999 until they were dismissed in September 2000.

Born: 29 July 1961.


Ince Paul Emerson Carlyle


2006-07 Midfielder

Manager - Matches 35, Won 14, Drawn 8, Lost 13, %Win 40.00

FL    League 0(1)0

Debut (as a player) 5 May 2007 Sub Notts County (Home)

After an illustrious playing career at the highest level including the captaincy of England, Paul was appointed to his first managerial role at the Moss Rose towards the end of October 2006 at a time when the Silkmen were bottom of the league by a significant margin.  Under Paul’s leadership the Silkmen managed to retain their Football League status on the final day of the 2006-07 season, and along the way equalled the club’s League record of 10 consecutive matches in all competitions without defeat.  Paul was an unused substitute in the penultimate match of the season at Accrington Stanley, but came on from the bench for the final few minutes of the last match of the season.  Paul took up the appointment of manager at MK Dons during the summer of 2007 and having led the Dons to promotion from Coca-Cola Division 2 moved to Premier League side Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2008, a position from which he was later dismissed. Paul moved back to MK Dons in the summer of 2009 but, at his own behest, left them towards the end of the 2009-10 season. He was appointed manager at Notts County in October 2010, but was dismissed in April 2011 with County only two points from the relegation zone in the npower League Two. Appointed manager at Blackpool in February 2013 leaving in January 2014. Appointed interim manager at Reading February 2022 and having kept them in the Championship was appointed manager on a permanent basis at the end of the 2021-22 season. With results not going in favour of Reading was dismissed as manager on 11 April 2023.

Often seen on British television as a Sports Pundit.

Inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame in 2021 in recognition of his outstanding football career both as a player and manager, his position as a trailblazer in the BAME sporting community and his work to combat racial prejudice in sport. Research by Mark Bettany reveals that Paul Ince is the first person with a direct connection to MTFC to be inducted.

Born: Ilford, 21 October 1967.



1880-81 to 1882-83

Debut - unknown due to missing match information


There is no information recorded for this player.


Ingham W



ML     League 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 6 October 1906 Heywood United (Home)


Given a two match trial, the first at outside-right and the second, a month later, at left-back.  Was a member of the reserve team and was still involved with the reserves during the 1907-08 season.


Ingleson Harold

1922-23 Outside-left

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 2 April 1923 Runcorn (Home)


Brother of William, he was given a two match trial whilst he was at Cheadle Heath FC and went on to play for the Macclesfield reserve team. He left Macclesfield at the same time as his brother when they both moved to Whitchurch for the 1924-25 season. He then played for Ashton National, Hurst (1925-26 to 1926-27), Denton United, New Mills, Buxton and Altrincham,

Born: 1901. Died: 1983


Ingleson William

1921-22 to 1923-24 Right-back

CL     League 66 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 16 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 18 March 1922 Connah's Quay (Away)


Like many footballers William played first at junior level where he won four medals. In the First World War he was with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers serving in Egypt, Mesopotamia and France over a period of four years.

After the war he had trials at Stalybridge, Stockport County and Mossley joining Macclesfield for the 1921-22 season.  He signed for Macclesfield as an inside forward but during his time with the reserve side made the move to full-back. Towards the end of the 1921-22 season, following an injury to Chadderton, he was promoted to the senior side where he remained until 1924. For most of the time he played at full-back although in the 1923-24 season he showed his versatility often filling the left-half position. William was described as a resolute player who tackled fearlessly and never gave up on what looked to be a lost cause.

On leaving Macclesfield he signed for Whitchurch for the 1924-25 season and moved to Hurst the following season(93 appearances in all competitions) leaving them during the 1926-27 season.

Away from football he lived in Stockport and was a cotton spinner by trade. He was a champion runner, winning six medals for distances from one mile to five miles.  In addition, he was a keen cricketer and at one time headed the bowling averages for St Paul's Cricket Club.

Born: 1896, Stockport


Ingram Rae

Rae Ingram

1997-98 to 2000-01 Defender

FL   League 95(8)1    Cups 11(2)0

Debut 21 March 1998 Shrewsbury Town (Home)

Rae signed schoolboy forms with Manchester City at the age of 15, and then served a two year apprenticeship before turning professional with City in July 1993 where he remained for four years (23 league appearances).

He first appeared for Macclesfield on a short loan towards the end of the 1997-98 season and was signed on a permanent basis the following season. Used as a right-back and then in a centre-back position, Rae was a skilful player who controlled the ball well, passed accurately and moved round opponents with ease. During the 1998-99 season he suffered from glandular fever which turned into the debilitating illness, ME,  but with a careful diet and plenty of rest, Rae resumed playing the following season to become one of the Silkmen’s best players at that time.

In July 2001 he moved to Port Vale (28 appearances) and later to Bangor City. 

Rae has since retired from professional football and is now a fireman for the Greater Manchester Fire Service. Also a sports masseur providing his services to the Silkmen from 2013-14 to 2018-19.

Born: Manchester, 6 December 1974.


Irlam W

1911-12 and 1919-20 Left-half

ML    League 1 App 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 2 September 1911 South Liverpool (Away)


First appeared for Macclesfield in early season matches in the 1911- 12 season, probably on trial but was not signed. In December 1919 he was given a further trial when he featured in a match in December 1919 during a season when numerous players were given trials. At this time he had been playing for Portsmouth Rovers.


Ironside Joe Samuel


2019-20 Forward

FL     League 25(8)6     Cups 3(0)1

Debut 3 August 2019 Exeter City (Away)

Started his career at seven years of age playing for local boys side Abbey Lane in Sheffield before moving to another local team Greenhills Under 10s when he also played for Sheffield Boys. Whilst at Greenhills he was approached by the Sheffield United scouting team which resulted in him joining the youth section where he was a runner-up in the 2010-11 FA Youth Cup. Joe signed his first professional contract with Sheffield in July 2012 making a total of 23 appearances during his time there. However, he was loaned out to four clubs – FC Halifax Town (November 2013–January 2014, 11 appearances and two goals in all competitions), Harrogate Town (February–May 2014, eight appearances), Alfreton Town (August–September 2014, 16 appearances and four goals) and Hartlepool United (November-December 2014, four appearances and one goal).

Having been released by Sheffield United he signed a permanent contract with Alfreton Town in January 2015

(33 appearances and two goals) leaving them by mutual consent in February 2106 when he signed for Nuneaton Town (49 appearances and 20 goals). He then moved to Kidderminster Harriers in March 2017 on a contract to June 2019 for a five-figure fee (88 appearances and 40 goals) spending time on loan at York City (November 2018–January 2019, 10 appearances).

His contract having ended at Kidderminster Harriers, signed a one-year deal with Macclesfield Town in May 2019. Appeared in the majority of matches as a striker but found it difficult to find any consistent form in front of goal, was often substituted and went three months without scoring.  Nevertheless he completed the shortened season as top-scorer with seven goals.

Whilst offered terms for the 2020-21 season by Macclesfield elected to sign a two-year contract with Cambridge United in the summer of 2020 which was extended for the 2022-23 season. Having been released from Cambridge United signed a three-year deal with Doncaster Rovers (EFL2) in the summer of 2023.

Represented the England C team on two occasions in 2017.

His father, Ian, was also professional footballer spending the majority of his career at Scarborough.

Born: 16 October 1993.


Irving George

1927-28 Inside-left

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 17 September 1927 Witton Albion (Away)


Hailing from Bury, George was given a two match trial deputising for the injured Chester Twemlow. George was one of 22 players who made less than five appearances in the season when a total of 48 players were used.

Irving Richard

Richard Irving

1997-98 Forward

FL    League 6(3)0    Cups 0(2)0

Debut 7 October 1997 Woking (Home) JC Thomson Shield

On the books of Manchester United as a schoolboy, Richard was then given a three-year professional contract by United in October 1992, and whilst at Old Trafford represented England at Youth level and won a FA Youth Cup runners-up medal before moving to Nottingham Forest in September 1995 for a fee of £75,000 (one league appearance). 

On his release, after some two years, he had trials at three clubs before joining Macclesfield in the summer of 1997.  Richard was a speedy striker who made intelligent runs and got into some good positions, however, goals failed to materialise and Richard left the club in February 1998 having spent a short time on loan at Runcorn when he retired from playing football.

Richard is now a commercial airline pilot and holds a franchise with Belvoir Lettings. Was the subject of a MUTV series 'When the Floodlights Fade' in March 2015.


Isherwood Dennis

1950-51 Inside-forward

CL   League 6 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 18 November 1950 Witton Albion (Away)

Dennis initially signed for Rochdale as an amateur during World War ll and guested for Crewe Alexandra and Wolverhampton Wanderers before signing for Wrexham in August 1944. After the war he signed for Chester where he made three league appearances, before moving to non-League football with Northwich Victoria, Wellington and Winsford United.

He moved to Macclesfield from Winsford as part of a transfer deal when Ken Speak moved in the opposite direction.  Dennis never established himself in the side as Jim Lovery and Dave Casey were preferred.

He later played for Runcorn, Congleton Town and Stafford Rangers after which he became the manager of Sandbach Ramblers.

Born: 9 January 1924. Died: February 1974.



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


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