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Yaser Safa Qasim Al-Qadefaje

Known as

Kasim Yaser


2012-13 Midfielder

NC     League 5(0)0

Debut 9 February 2013 Hyde (Away)

Born in Karrada, Bagdad, he came to England as a youngster and joined the youth ranks at Fulham and then Tottenham Hotspur.  When he was released in 2010 he moved to Brighton & Hove Albion where he made one senior league appearance and one substitute appearance in the FA Cup. During the 2012-13 season he spent time on loan at Luton where he made 11 appearances, six of these from the substitutes' bench.

He was signed on loan by Macclesfield in February 2013 and made five appearances in the centre of midfield before returning to Brighton. 

Signed for Swindon Town in the summer of 2013. On 30 August 2014, as stand in captain, he became the first English Iraqi player to captain a team in the English Professional Leagues. Signed for Northampton Town in the summer of 2017.

Has represented Iraq at Under-23 (1 appearance) and senior international level (18 appearances).


Kay David

1982-83 Full-back

NPL    League 4(0)0

Debut 21 August 1982 Morecambe (Away)

A left sided defender signed from Bolton Wanderers who only played in the first four matches of the season.



Kay Scott


2011-12 and 2013-14 Midfielder

FL     League 10(5)0      Cups 2(1)0

NC    League 20(7)0      Cups 5(1)1

Debut 6 August 2011 Dagenham & Redbridge (Home)

A product of the Manchester City Academy, Scott was a member of City's under-14 Nike World Cup winning side before making his breakthrough into the under-18 side at the age of 16, and was part of City's FA Youth Cup final winning side in 2008. As a holding midfielder he has played for City's reserve side. He signed for the Silkmen in the summer of 2011, his first match for the Silkmen was his Football League debut. Scott featured mainly in the early part of the season when he played in a defensive midfield position. Released in the summer of 2012 at the end of his contract.

Signed a short-term deal with Huddersfield Town Development Squad to play in their team during the 2012-13 season. Scott re-signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 2013. A regular in the starting line-up for the first eight matches of the season but then incurred ankle ligament damage.  On recovering he had lost his place in the team and for the remainder of the season was in and out of the side finding himself an unused substitute on many occasions.

Moved to Southport during the summer of 2014 but was released in the summer of 2015. Having been without a club after being released by Southport he signed for Mossley in September 2015, moving to FC United of Manchester in December 2015 and then Ashton United in October 2018..


Keelan Kevan


1981-82 to 1983-84 Forward

NPL    League 86(1)20   Cups 28(0)9

Debut 18 August 1981 Marine (Away)

In Kevan’s early career he played for Radcliffe Borough, Northwich Victoria, Buxton, Stalybridge Celtic and Newcastle in Australia before moving to Mossley in 1979 where he remained until 1981 making 86 appearances and scoring 27 goals for them.  Macclesfield paid Mossley a fee of £1000 for his services to bolster the Silkmen’s attacking options.  He was a strong powerful forward who scored his fair share of goals at the Moss Rose, and was team captain in the 1983-84 season.

In 1990 he returned to Mossley for a short time before embarking on a managerial career at Rossendale, Stalybridge Celtic, Ashton United and Mossley. He returned as manager to Stalybridge for a second time before his last managerial appointment at Leigh RMI.

Kevan has been a pipe fitter-welder by trade and a production manager.



1959-50 Goalkeeper


CL   League 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 22 March 1950 Northwich Victoria (Home)


Macclesfield's reserve team goalkeeper at the time, he deputised for first team 'keeper Nat McKinstry when he had pulled a muscle. He was on the winning side for all four of his appearances and kept a clean sheet against Stalybridge.


Keen Kevin

Kevin Keen

2000-01 and 2001-02 Midfielder

Manager - 7 Matches, Won 1, Drawn 1, Lost 5, %Win 14.29

FL    League 59(3)2   Cups 7(2)1

Debut 19 September 2000 Sub Middlesbrough (Away) Worthington Cup R2 L1

An apprentice at West Ham United, Kevin played for England Schoolboys and England Youth before signing his first professional contract with the Hammers in 1984.  After nine years at Upton Park he moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers for a fee of £600,000, and later to Stoke City for a fee of £300,000. Kevin signed for the Silkmen in September 2000 forming an effective partnership with Chris Priest as a hard-working attacking midfielder.  During the 2001-02 season Kevin made his 600th senior career appearance and was acting manager for a month prior to the appointment of David Moss. 

 Kevin returned to West Ham United where he was initially the Reserve team coach and then a coach to the first team. In July 2011 he was appointed first team coach at Liverpool under manager Kenny Dalglish. In July 2012 Kevin became the joint assistant head coach at West Bromwich Albion. Dismissed by WBA along with the head coach in December 2013, Kevin became Head of Coaching and manager of the Under 18 team at Fulham in July 2014 before being appointed assistant manager at Reading in December 2014. Appointed to his first full managerial position in December 2015 at Colchester United but was dismissed on 26 April 2016. In the summer of 2016 was appointed first team coach at Crystal Palace but was released in the summer of 2017, however was appointed assistant manager at Southend United in February 2018.


Keers John Mandell

1928-29 Outside-left

CL     League 30 Apps 6 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 10 November 1928 Hurst (Away)


Born in Tow Law, John commenced his career  with Chopwell Colliery moving to Langley Park (August 1924) and then Tow Law Town (November 1924) where he was a member of the team who won the Northern Football League Championship. He signed for Hull City in May 1925 where he made eight senior appearances, and then Annfield Plain (July 1926) before moving to Football League club Nelson in December 1926 for a fee of £150,  appearing there on eight occasions and scoring three goals and in  July 1927 he moved to Boston Town.

Signed for Macclesfield in November 1928.  He went straight into the side, scoring on his debut,  and was ever-present for the remainder of the season.

Moved to Hyde United in the summer of 1929 where he remained until he retired from playing in 1938.

John died on 5 January 1963 at the age of 61.


Kelleher Fiacre


2018-19 Defender

FL     tbc at end of season

Debut 4 August 2018 Swindon Town (Away)

Hailing from Cork in Ireland, Fiacre stated his career in the youth section of Irish side Avondale United in July 2012 moving to the youth set up at Scottish side Celtic in July 2013 where he featured in their U17 and U20 sides. He signed his first professional contract with Celtic in July 2016 when he was sent on loan to Peterhead FC until January 2017. Without making any senior appearances for Celtic he moved to Oxford United in July 2017 but again found himself out on loan, on this occasion at Solihull Moors, where he spent the 2017-18 season making 38 league appearances and scored two goals.

Having returned to Oxford United, the 22 year-old defender signed a season-long loan with Macclesfield Town in June 2018.

Made nine appearances and scored one goal for the Ireland under 19 side and holds a winners’ medal for the Scottish Youth Cup whilst with Celtic.



1900-01 Defender


#ML     League 5 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goal

Debut - unknown due to missing match information


Would appear to have been with the re-formed Macclesfield team throughout their first season as members of the Manchester and District League. However, with so much data missing for this season the above figures probably do not fairly reflect his contribution.


Kelly Harold


1924-25 to 1929-30 Centre-forward

CL     League 211 Apps 149 Goals     Cups 37 Apps 32 Goals

Debut 30 August 1924 Ellesmere Port Town (Home)

Harold's career started with Trafford Park Lads in Manchester, after which he played for Altrincham for a short time before playing in the Central League for Manchester United. He then moved back to Altrincham where he scored 40 goals and was a member of the team who were undefeated in 28 consecutive games. Next came Stalybridge Celtic and Stockport County before signing for Macclesfield.

In his six seasons at Macclesfield Harold became the club's second highest goal scorer in all competitions with 181 goals, second to modern-day legend Steve Burr by only one goal. He was top-scorer in five of his six seasons, scored on his debut and scored 13 hat-tricks the most important came in the final of the Cheshire League Challenge Cup in May 1925 against Manchester North End.  At the end of 90 minutes the score was 2-2, Harold having scored one of Macclesfield's goals. In extra time he scored a further two goals to give Macclesfield a 4-2 victory and their first silverware since 1911. Usually found at centre-forward, the player occupying this position was known as 'the pivot' in those days, from time to time he also played at inside-right and inside-left. He also represented a Cheshire League side against a Welsh National League team.

In recognition of his contribution to the club, a collection was taken for Harold at the match held on 1 January 1930 which raised £50. At the end of the match he was carried shoulder high by the spectators and they would not let him leave the pitch until he had made a speech, after which he received three cheers. He completed his illustrious career at the Moss Rose gaining a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in May 1930.


Kelsey Andy


Conf    League 0(1)0

Debut 23 March 1991 Sub Gateshead (Away)

With six senior players out of contention, Andy was brought into the squad for one match, coming on from the substitutes' bench to replace Dave Tomlinson in the 1-1 draw.


Kemp Dion


2017-18 Defender

NL     Cups 1(0)0

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

In 2016 played for Ashton United reserves in the Lancashire Football League - South. Moved to Wythenshawe Town (2107) occasionally playing in their Cheshire Football League - Premier Division team.

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

Appointed captain of the Under 21 Youth Development team on the departure of Nathan Okome.

On leaving Macclesfield signed for Altrincham making appearances in their reserve team at the start of the 2018-19 season.

Away from football was a PE Apprentice at Ravenbank School, Warrington during 2016-17.


Kendall Paul


1988-89 to 1994-95 Defender

Conf    League 170(13)3   Cups 64(7)3

Debut 20 August 1988 Enfield (Away)

Paul signed from Halifax Town, where he had returned for a second spell, after having been part of the Scarborough team which won promotion to Division Four in 1987 and playing for them in their first season as a Football League club. He had also played for Guiseley. An excellent squad player, Paul always performed well even though he found himself down the pecking order at times. Whilst at Macclesfield he gained a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1992 and Staffordshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1994.

Outside football he spent time as the commercial manager at Halifax Town, worked at North Bridge Leisure Centre and as a sports development officer at Halifax.


Kendrick Jim (Jack)

1972-73 Defender/Utility

NPL    League 8(0)2   Cups 1(0)0

Debut 30 March 1973 South Liverpool (Away)

An amateur who signed late in the season from Southport.


Kennedy Kieran


2017-18 Defender

NC     League 21(11)1     Cups 3(0)0

Debut 8 August 2017 sub Hartlepool United (Home)

With Manchester City from 2000 to 2014, initially in their youth set up graduating to the Under-18 and Under-21 sides and had a spell on loan at Leicester City playing for their Under-21 side. Signed permanently for Leicester City in the summer of 2014 but could not break into the senior side and was released at the end of the 2014-15 season when he moved to Motherwell where he made 25 appearances in all competitions. In March 2017 he moved back south of the border to join AFC Fylde leaving them in July 2017 when he signed for Macclesfield Town.

A central defender, Kieran was often used when other players were unavailable although he was a regularly in the starting line-up early in the season when fellow central defender George Pilkington was out injured.  Throughout the rest of the season there were times when he was an unused substitute or he was introduced from the bench, nevertheless, what ever part he was asked to play his performances were always fully committed helping the team to become champions of the Vanarama National League for the 2017-18 season.

Although offered terms for the 2018-19 season with Macclesfield Town, Kieran elected to sign for Shrewsbury Town under the managership of former Silkmen manager John Askey for an undisclosed fee. In January 2019 signed for Wrexham.

Has made seven appearances for the England Under-19 team.



1937-38 and 1946-47 Outside-right

CL    League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 4 December 1937 Manchester North End (Away)

A member of the reserve team, Kennerley made a single senior appearance in both of his seasons at the club.  He also played in one match in Macclesfield's 1939-40 war-time team at a time when he was the centre forward for the The Central School Old Boys' team.



1949-50 Right-back


CL   League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 29 April 1950 Witton Albion (Home)


A member of the reserve team who was given a chance in the senior side at the end of the season when senior players were out  injured.


Kenny Kieron



NC     Cups 1(0)0

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

A member of the Macclesfield Youth Team.  His one appearance came in the Cheshire Senior Cup when members of the youth team were used to fulfill the second round tie. Released at the end of the 2012-13 season.

Signed for Swedish club Ange IF in Division 2 - Norrland (Tier 4) in July 2013 moving to another Division 2 Swedish club Gallivare/Malmberget FF in January 2015. Returned to the UK in August 2015 when he signed for Congleton Town but went abroad again in March 2017 signing for Australian club Langwarrin SC in State 1 South-East championship helping them to win the league.

Returned to the UK when he signed for Northwich Victoria in November 2017.


Kent John 'Jack'


1888-89 to 1894-95 and 1896-97 and 1898-99 Goalkeeper

#TC      League 92 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 21 Apps 0 Goals

NSL      League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 22 September 1888 Davenham (Home)

A diminutive 'keeper who made up for his lack of height by his nimbleness and dexterity. The first choice 'keeper for seven consecutive years leaving Macclesfield at the end of the 1894-95 season to play for Congleton, but returned for the second half of the 1896-97 season and played one match in October 1898 in place of the then permanent 'keeper Brocklehurst.

Held three winner's medals for the Cheshire Senior Cup - 1889-90 (the first time Macclesfield won the competition), 1890-91 and 1893-94.


Kershaw Barrie

1980-81 Defender/midfielder

NPL    League 10(0)0     Cups 4(0)0

Debut 19 August 1980 Oswestry Town (Home)

Signed from Horwich RMI, Barrie had represented the Cheshire League and the FA XI. Also played for Morecambe during their FA Trophy glory days.


1928-29 Inside-left


CL     League 3 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 1 Goal


Debut 25 August 1928 Hurst (Home)


There is nothing recorded about this player.  He featured in the very early season matches at a time when different players were being tried out for the inside-left position. His one goal came in the 2-2 draw with Colwyn Bay in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.  He was not selected for the successful replay and played his last match for the Silkmen at Chester on 22 September 1928.


Kershaw Ernest

1929-30 Goalkeeper

CL     League 3 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 19 March 1930 Winsford United (Away)


Ernest's career had taken him to Stockport County, Mossley (1923-24), Hurst, Congleton and Whitchurch before he signed for Macclesfield.

A member of the reserve team at Macclesfield, Ernest's appearances for the senior side came towards the end of the season when the regular goalkeeper, Harold Compston, was troubled by injury.

On leaving the Moss Rose, Harold played for Stalybridge Celtic, Runcorn and Winsford United.


Kersley Colin


1982-83 to 1985-86 Forward/winger

NPL    League 80(9)13   Cups 34(4)13

Debut 14 September 1982 Gainsborough Trinity (Home)

Colin, formerly with Leek, was signed initially on loan from Stafford Rangers. He was a dangerous forward and an exciting, speedy winger. Voted Player of the Year for the 1982-83 season and scored a hat-trick in the 6-0 home win against Congleton Town in the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Cup in October 1983.



1913-14 Outside-right


LC     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 3 January 1914 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)


His one appearance came when he replaced the injured Harry Lappin who was the established outside-right.


Kettle George

1949-50 Right-back

CL    League 8 Apps 0 Goals 

Debut 17 December 1949 Wellington Town (Home)

A member of the reserve side who played when other defenders were unavailable, appearing on the winning side in all but one of his appearances, having previously played in the Macclesfield League.


Kevan Derek Teenyson


1968-69 Forward

NPL    League 4(0)4

Debut 10 August 1968 Boston United (Away)

Derek’s senior career started at Bradford Park Avenue in 1952 but he made his name playing for West Bromwich Albion from 1953 to 1963 having been signed for a fee of £2,000.  He established himself in the side after completing his National Service, going on to make almost 300 appearances in all competitions scoring 171 goals. Whilst at West Bromwich Albion, he gained Under 23 honours for England and made 14 senior England appearances scoring eight goals.  Derek was named ‘The Tank’ for his bustling, all-action style of play. He was transferred to Chelsea in 1963 after a decision by the Board which upset him and he never endeared himself to the then Chelsea manager, Tommy Docherty, telling him that he was not going to play for him.

He was soon transferred to Manchester City where he again enjoyed success and later played for Crystal Palace, Peterborough United, Luton Town and Stockport County, where he helped them to win the Fourth Division title in 1967, before signing for the Silkmen in 1968. He only remained at the Moss Rose for a short time, but he scored on his debut and scored a hat-trick in the 5-0 home win against South Liverpool.  He remained in the non-League scene until 1970 and was Landlord of the club’s Moss Rose Hotel (The Silkman), and was also a delivery driver.  Returning to the Hawthorns in 1983, Kevan worked as a Lottery Agent as well as playing for the All Stars charity team, which he later managed.

Kevan died on 4 January 2013 aged 77


Kieran Lenny

1957-58 Defender

CL  League 35 Apps 1 Goal   Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 24 August 1957 Buxton (Home)

Previously with Tranmere Rovers, Lenny was almost ever-present during his single season at the Moss Rose with his goal coming in the 2-4 away defeat at Hyde United.



1911-12 Goalkeeper


LC     1 App 0 Goals


Debut 23 September 1911 Portsmouth Rovers (Away)


Appeared in the 1-3 away defeat possibly on trial but at this time both Allen and Marshall were established goalkeepers at the club.


King Steven 'Steve'


2012-13 Manager

Matches 50, Won 21, Drawn 13, Lost 16, %Win 42.00

King has spent all his football career as a manager starting at  Lewes in 2003 where he took them from the Isthmian League Division One South to the Conference National in five years, but after new owners took over his contract was not renewed in 2008. He then moved to Northwich Victoria for a year before being appointed manager at Farnborough in 2009 where he remained for two years before returning to Lewes in 2011. He was suspended by Lewes in January 2012 pending an internal investigation, the club announcing only a week later that King had left his position by mutual consent.

Having been relegated from the Football League to the Conference National, King was appointed manager at Macclesfield Town by the owner, a surprise decision when former Silkmen legend Steve Burr had been in contention. Under his guidance, and with a generous playing budget, the team maintained a top-half position in the league.  Their greatest achievement was to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in the club's history. Having dispatched League One high-flyers Swindon Town in the first round, and top of the Championship Cardiff City in the third round, only to be defeated 1-0 by Wigan Athletic, their goal coming early on from the penalty spot. Following  the 3-1 defeat against Grimsby Town on 3 April 2013, King and his coach Pablo Asencio were dismissed. A statement from the club stated that there had been a number of off-field issues, including the day to day preparation of the team, which became a real concern.  It was, therefore, necessary in the best interest of the football club to make this change.

On 10 February 2014 King was appointed manager at Whitehawk. In the 2015-16 season after picking up just nine points from the previous 36 available, King left the club by mutual consent in February 2016. He then became Head of recruitment at Dagenham & Redbridge. Was re-appointed manager at Whitehawk in September 2017 on a three-year contract but after an unsuccessful season was dismissed in May 2018. Quickly found a new club when he was appointed manager at Welling United in May 2018.


Kinsey Steve


Conf    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 21 December 1993 Halifax Town (Away) Drinkwise Cup R3

Helped the Silkmen to a 2-1 victory in the League Cup competition.


Kirk Tyrone


2009-10 Midfielder

FL    Cups 0(1)0

Debut 12 August 2009 Leicester City (Home) Carling Cup R1

National award winner in the Nike Freestyle Soccer tournament in 2003, Kirk began his career at Manchester City youth and has also been at Scunthorpe United as a trainee. Signed for Stamford AFC (2007) in the Unibond First Division where he scored eight goals and was named Player of the Year. He then made a single appearance for Boston United.

Tyrone signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 2009, but only made one appearance in the Carling Cup, and then signed on loan with Welsh Premier League side Rhyl Town with his move made permanent in January 2010. He has since been on the books of Corby Town (September 2010), Brigg Town (October 2010), Grantham Town (February 2011), Boston United (November 2011), Stamford Town (March 2012), Quorn FC (October 2012), Spalding United (February 2013), Loughborough Dynamo (Summer 2013), Eastwood Town (September 2013) and Scarborough Athletic (December 2014).



1911-12 Outside-right


LC     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 23 September 1911 Portsmouth Rovers (Away)


Previously with Goldenhill, he only made a single appearance probably on trial.


Kirkham Paul



Conf    League 1(0)0

Debut 21 February 1990 Boston United (Away)

A member of the Manchester United Youth set up, Paul then signed for Huddersfield Town (1987-89), Waterford United (1988) and Hyde United (1989-92) where he scored 61 goals in 138 appearances in all competitions.

Paul only made a single senior appearance at Macclesfield in the 3-0 defeat at Boston when it has been assumed that he was on loan from Hyde United at a time when Macclesfield were struggling with injuries and Steve Burr was suspended. Manager Peter Wragg is on record that he had signed other players at this time without being specific as to who they were.

On leaving Hyde United he played for several other non-league clubs before his appointment as assistant manager at Abbey Hey, then Woodley Sports and New Mills.


Kirkpatrick Roger

1954-55 Inside-left

CL     League 31 Apps 13 Goals    Cups 6 Apps 3 Goals

Debut 24 August 1954 Buxton (Home)

Started his career with Chester where he made 111 appearances scoring 26 goals from 1947 to 1953 after which he played for Altrincham.

Signed for Macclesfield from Northwich Victoria which was made possible through the generous financial assistance of the Supporters’ Club.  Generally played as an inside-right forward scoring his share of goals, but was sufficiently versatile to play in other positions when the manager decided to try a changed line-up.


Kirkwood Gary

1978-79 Forward

NPL    League 4(0)0

Debut 4 November 1978 Netherfield (Home)

A 17 year-old striker signed from Wigan Athletic who, after his debut, only played in a further three matches at the end of the season.


Kissock John Paul


2012-13 and 2013-14 Midfielder

NC     League 44(8)1     Cups 9(0)1

Debut 14 August 2012 Wrexham (Home)

John Paul joined Premier League side Everton's youth system at the age of seven.  He progress quickly and played England's under-16 team at the age of 14 and appeared for England's under-18 side aged 16. He signed professionally for Everton in December 2006 regularly appearing in their under-18 and reserve sides and was often an unused substitute for the senior side. Having spent time on loan at Gretna and Accrington Stanley, John Paul was released by Everton in the summer of 2009.

The following season he played briefly for Hamilton Academicals but was released after four months and following unsuccessful trials with various English League clubs during the 2010-11 season, he played for amateur side Newton in the eleventh-tier, transferring to Formby (ninth-level) in October 2010, and two months later moved up four levels when he signed for Southport where he made 28 appearances and scored four goals in all competitions. Having started the 2011-12 season at Southport, John Paul signed for Luton Town in August 2012 appearing fairly regularly. Has also played on one occasion for the England C team.

Started the 2012-13 season on loan at Macclesfield Town signing a permanent contract in January 2013. Appeared regularly throughout the season, usually starting matches on the left side of midfield but was often given a roving role, on occasions played just behind the strike force and changed wings working on the right from time to time. A busy and entertaining player, if not a little frustrating at times, using step-overs and not afraid of shooting for goal from distance although with only limited success.

In the first half of the 2013-14 season John Paul was used sparingly only appearing in 15 matches, including five from the substitutes' bench.  Spent the second half of the season on loan at Oldham Athletic where he made handful of appearances.

With his contract at Macclesfield Town cancelled by mutual consent, John Paul signed for former Macclesfield Town manager Steve King at Whitehawk in the summer of 2014 and then moved to Ebbsfleet United in the summer of 2015 going out on loan to AFC Telford United in November 2016. Returned to Southport in the summer of 2017 but left at the end of March 2018 when his contract was cancelled by mutual agreement. Signed for Welling United in June 2018 linking up again with manager Steve King but returned to Whitehawk in January 2019



1913-14 Centre-half


LC     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 6 October 1913 Hindley Central (Home)


The Macclesfield reserve team centre-half  made one appearance in place of Worthington.



1949-50 Goalkeeper

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 10 September 1949 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)


Early season reserve team goalkeeper who deputised for Nat McKinstry.


Knight Aaron

2016-17 Midfielder

NC     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 1 November 2016 Winsford United (Away)  Cheshire Senior Cup Preliminary Round


Aaron came through the ranks at Bolton Wanderers signing a professional deal in 2014. Having been released he joined Evo-Stick Northern Premier Division side Warrington Town.

20 years old Aaron was one of 11 players signed on non-contract terms at Macclesfield Town at the end of October 2016 prior to the Cheshire Senior Cup Preliminary Round in which he made his sole appearance for the club. Released in November 2016.

With Egerton FC for the 2017-18 season.

Career path prior to Macclesfield Town obtained from the National League.


Knight Cory

See entry under Cory Bentley-Knight, the name he used when he made his one appearance for MTFC in the Cheshire Senior Cup.


Knight Richard


1999-00 Goalkeeper

FL    League 3(0)0

Debut 4 December 1999 Northampton Town (Away)

Started his footballing career in his home town with Burton Albion in 1994 signing for Derby County in 1997 although he did not make a senior appearance for them.  He spent time on loan with Carlisle United, Birmingham City, and Hull City.

With Lee Martin unable to play because of a back injury and Ryan Price having just moved to non-League Telford, the Silkmen had a goalkeeper crisis and were fortunate to be able to sign Richard on loan from Derby County the day before the Northampton match in December 1999.  He was introduced to his team mates at the pre-match meal and although he conceded two goals at Northampton he acquitted himself well, as he did in his other two matches. 

After two loan spells at Oxford United, he signed permanently for Oxford in 2000 and was their Player of the Year for 2000-01, spent time on loan at Colchester United but was released at the end of the 2001-02 season. In January 2004 he was signed as cover at Didcot Town and moved to Brackley Town in 2004 remaining there until he was released in the summer of 2009. He then joined Osford City but in October 2010 left due to commuting difficulties from his home in Derbyshire. In 2014 he played for Stanford after which he signed as player/goalkeeping coach for Cambridge City. He then moved to Kettering Town until the end of the 2014-15 season signing for Stamford in the summer of 2015 but left later in the year due to work commitments.

Represented England at Youth level.


Knowles Frank


1926-27 and 1928-29 Centre-half

CL     League 29 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 September 1926 Middlewich (Home)

Born in Hyde Frank played for local sides Hyde St Thomas and Hyde FC before signing for Stalybridge in August 1911, moving to Manchester United in December 1911. He served as a member of the Royal Garrison Artillery during WW1.

After the War he was on the books of Manchester City (October 1919), Stalybridge Celtic again (November 1919), Ashington (August 1921), Stockport County (May 1922), Newport County (June 1923), Queen's Park Rangers (February 1924) and Ashton National (July 1926)

Signed for Macclesfield in September 1926 featuring regularly and appeared in every cup match.  His one goal came in the magnificent 8-1 home victory against Ellesmere Port in April 1927.  He evidently returned to the Moss Rose for the final match of the 1928-29 season.


Konadu-Yiadom Junior


2012-13 Midfielder

NC     Cups 1(1)0

Debut 20 October 2012 Sub Marine (Home) FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round

Played for non-League Leyton and Ilford before signing for St Neots Town for the 2011-12 season where he helped the side to finish as Champions of the First Division of the Southern League. At Macclesfield, with opportunities limited, Junior spent much of his time on loan firstly at Histon, then Whitehawk FC and then Chelmsford City. His contract was cancelled by mutual agreement in March 2013 when he moved to Boston United and then to Aveley in the summer of 2014.



The Combination



Stockport and District League



North Staffordshire and District League



Manchester and District League



Lancashire Combination



Cheshire League



Northern Premier League



Vauxhall Conference



Football League



National Conference

     Blue Square Premier 

     Skrill Premier 

     Vanarama Conference 

     Vanarama National League 







English Football League

    Sky Bet League 2 



From 1965 statistics are shown -  Appearances(substitutions)goals



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


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