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Napa Malachi


2018-19 Midfielder

FL     League 8(7)0     Cups 7(0)0

Debut 4 August 2018 Sub Swindon Town (Away)

Initially played youth football with Reading and then with Oxford United’s Academy when he spent time on a youth loan at North Leigh from April to April 2017. Signed his first professional contract with Oxford in May 2017 spending time on loan at Hampton & Richmond Borough (August to November 2017) before making his senior debut for Oxford in a Checkatrade Trophy match against Gillingham in December 2017.

The nineteen year old signed a three-year deal with Oxford United on 3 August 2018, the same day he penned a loan deal until January 2019 with Macclesfield Town. Very much a squad player usually in a wide midfield position but only featured for the full 90 minutes in four matches of his 22 appearances. Returned to Oxford United in January 2019 when his loan expired.


Nash Martin

Martin Nash

2002-03 Midfielder

FL    League 1(4)0

Debut 21 January 2003 Sub Hartlepool United (Home)

The Canadian International had English League experience with Stockport County and Chester City but had also played in Canada and the U.S.A., before he was signed by David Moss from United States of America A-League outfit Rochester Raging Rhinos in January 2003. Martin only made a handful of appearances as an attacking midfielder before being injured and returned to Canada in the summer of 2003 when he signed for Montreal Impact.  Martin was one of only two players to make an international appearance whilst registered as a Macclesfield player during their first ten years as members of the Football League. After Montreal he played for Dallas Sidekicks and Vancouver Whitecaps, announcing his retirement in October 2010.  He remained at the Whitecaps on his retirement as a scout and youth coach.

At international level Martin made 38 appearances and scored two goals for Canada at full international level as well as making 11 appearances for their Under 23 team.


Nasseri Navid


2016-17 Midfielder

NC     Cups 1(0)0

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

Was a Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers schoolboy player before joining the youth set up at Bury. Signed for Championship side Birmingham City in the summer of 2014, however, he failed to break into the senior side but made eight appearances for their development side before being released in January 2015.

One of 11 players signed on non-contract terms by Macclesfield 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.

In March 2017 signed for Swedish Club Syrianska FC. On his return to the UK signed a short term contract with Gillingham in January 2018 which was extended for the 2018-19 season.

At international level has appeared for the Iran Under-21 side.

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


Navarro Alan

Alan Navarro

2004-05 to 2006-07 Midfielder

FL    League 66(4)3    Cups 12(0)0

Debut 18 December 2004 Northampton Town (Home)

A former Liverpool trainee,  Alan moved to Tranmere Rovers in November 2001 for a fee of £225,000 and whilst there, came to the Moss Rose in December 2004 for a two month loan spell when he made an excellent impression as a reliable hard working defensive central midfielder. Having been released by Tranmere he spent the early part of the 2005-06 season on non-contract forms with Accrington Stanley, moving to the Moss Rose in October 2005 to feature regularly in the centre of midfield.  Scoring goals is a rarity for Alan, but in the 2006-07 season his two goals came in consecutive matches, the second the winner at home to Peterborough United.  Alan was given the opportunity to extend his contract in the summer of 2007 but decided to follow Paul Ince to MK Dons. Since then he has played for Brighton & Hove Albion and Swindon Town. Alan was released by Swindon in 2014 after which he retired from playing football.


Naylor James 'Jimmy'


1933-34 and 1934-35 Left-half

CL    League 42 Apps 5 Goals    Cups 14 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 10 February 1934 Prescot Cables (Home)

A Lancastrian by birth, Jimmy first played for Shawside FC and then joined Oldham Athletic (May 1920) as a professional, breaking into their first team in 1922 making 237 appearances, scoring five goals. Next he signed for  Huddersfield Town (December 1928) making 45 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and appeared in the 1930 Cup Final against Arsenal, followed by Newcastle United (July 1930) making 32 Football League appearances and Manchester City (January 1933), where he made just one appearance. He was loaned to Oldham Athletic in February 1933 making eight appearances.

Signed for Macclesfield in February 1934 as a replacement for William Black who had moved to Dundee to take up a position in the Post Office.  Described as one of the cleverest players Macclesfield had ever had at that point in time, Jimmy featured regularly in his time at the Moss Rose. 

When he left Macclesfield he signed for Nelson in the summer of 1935, but the club folded at the end of the 1935-36 season with a newly formed club taking part in the Nelson and Colne League the following season.  In the summer of 1937 Jimmy signed for Wigan Athletic, then in the Cheshire League, where he played in 24 games before retiring at the end of the 1937-38 season.  He was known as 'gentleman' Jimmy as he never picked up a caution throughout the whole of his football career.

He died on 31 August 1983 at Shaw, Oldham.


Neale Thomas

1933-34 Left-half

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 25 November 1933 Hyde United (Home)

Born in Ashby de la Zouch he first played for Ashby Town before joining Birmingham City Reserves (November 1925) and then Chesterfield (June 1928), Sheffield Wednesday Reserves (May 1929), Worksop Town (January 1930), Sheffield Wednesday Reserves for a second time (April 1930), Chester (June 1930), Stourbridge (August 1933) and Dundalk (October 1933).

Signed for Macclesfield in November 1933 he made just one appearance for the Silkmen. It was reported when he joined the Silkmen that he had been a dominating force in his younger days.

Moved to Dudley Town in March 1934.

Died in November 1986 in Crawley.


Neatis Alan

1987-88 Forward

Conf    League 1(3)1    Cups 0(1)0

Debut 31 October 1987 Bath City (Away)

Alan signed from Droylsden where he had been top scorer.


Needham  F Roy

1946-47 Centre-half

CL   League 3 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 31 August 1946 Buxton (Home)

Previously with Stockport County his appearances came at the beginning of the season.


Neilson Johnny

1951-52 Centre-forward

CL League 18 Apps 8 Goals   Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 13 August 1951 Buxton (Home)

A Scotsman who had previously played for Aberdeen, Clyde, Bradford City and Winsford United, Johnny was signed for a fee of £150 from Northwich Victoria where he had scored 100 goals in the previous two seasons.  At the time of his move to the Moss Rose he was regarded as one of the most dangerous centre-forwards in the Cheshire League.  All of Johnny's appearances came in the first half of the 1951-52 season after which he signed for Winsford United for a second time.


Nelson Steve


1979-80 and 1980-81 Forward/defender

NPL    League 43(3)0    Cups 7(3)2

Debut 8 December 1979 Sub Oswestry Town (Away)

Steve was signed from Stoke.  He was a tall agile striker who played a few games as a striker before successfully moving into the back line in February 1980.



1956-57 and 1957-58 Right-back

CL  League 62 Apps 7 Goals   Cups 16 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 18 August 1956 Buxton (Home)

A powerful defender who moved to Macclesfield following two seasons with Wigan Athletic. He was virtually ever-present until January 1958 when he sustained a knee injury keeping him out of contention. During his time with the club he was the designated penalty taker.


Newman A

1926-27 Outside-left


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 2 May 1927 Winsford United (Away)


There is nothing recorded about this player but as his one appearance came in the penultimate match of the season it can be safely assumed that he was being given a one match trial.



1892-93 Goalkeeper


TC     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 8 October 1892 Dresden United (Away)


Featured in just one match in a season when Jack Kent, the regular 'keeper, was ever-present other than for this one match. There is no information recorded about this player.


Newton G


1914-15, 1926-27 and 1927-28 Full-back

LC     League 7 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

CL     League 41 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 6 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 26 September 1914 Hyde (Away) FA Cup Preliminary Round

Signed from Hyde and made his debut for the club against his former team in the FA Cup Preliminary Round which Macclesfield won 4-3 after extra time in the replay. Had to compete with experienced players in Harry Pearson and Percy Pickford for the full back berths, deputising for both during the 1914-15 season.

Moved from Shirebrook for the 1926-27 season, he proved a useful full-back who rarely missed a match in his first season back.  He started the 1927-28 season appearing regularly until he incurred a knee  injury in the match at Nantwich in mid-September 1927,  after which he did not appear again for the senior side.



1935-36 Goalkeeper

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 5 October 1935 Runcorn (Away)

With first team 'keeper Frank Thiemicke injured, Nicholls was drafted in for one match. He was an amateur playing District League football in Stoke.  Unfortunately Macclesfield lost 2-7 on the day.



1887-88 and 1897-98 Forward


#SDL     League 2 Apps 2 Goals

Debut - unknown due to missing match information


First appeared in Macclesfield's pre-league days in the 1887-88 season and returned representing Hallefield, who had moved to the Moss Rose following the financial failure of Macclesfield FC in 1897.  During both the seasons in which he featured there is a significant amount of match information missing, such that it is impossible to know whether he played regularly or not.


Niewola Zibignew

1976-77 Goalkeeper

NPL    League 1(0)0

Debut 26 February 1977 Goole Town (Home)

With senior goalkeeper Nigel Lownds on trial at Everton, Zibignew, a young local league 'keeper, took over the gloves for the match against Goole Town.


Nixon Chris

1980-81 Midfielder/defender

NPL    League 14(0)1     Cups 3(0)0

Debut 19 August 1980 Oswestry Town (Home)

Chris signed from Stafford Rangers. He was described as a creative and able midfielder, but records show his appearances were equally divided between the midfield and the back line.



1919-20 Inside-forward


CL     Cups 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 17 April 1920 Winsford United (Away) Cheshire League Subsidiary Competition


In the 1919-20 season had been playing in the Macclesfield reserve team, he made his one senior appearance when the club had to fulfill two Subsidiary Competition matches on the same day.


Nolan Luke

1890-91 to 1892-93 Defender


#TC     League 45 Apps 8 Goals       Cups 9 Apps 1 Goals

Debut - unknown due to missing match information


A member of the first Macclesfield team to enter a competitive league, The Combination. He appeared regularly during the 1890-81 and 1891-92 seasons and whilst featuring in the first half of the 1892-93 season, he was injured in the match at Stockport on 31 December 1892 and does not appear to made a return to the side. Holder of a winner's medal in the 1890-91 Cheshire Senior Cup competition.

NB: no connection with the following player has been found although this Luke Nolan scored a hat-trick in the Combination match against Nantwich in December 1892 whilst playing at centre-forward. (The Macclesfield committee were well known for asking players to change positions.)


Nolan Luke

1907-08 Forward


ML     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal


Debut 18 January 1908 Stretford (Away)


A member of the Macclesfield reserve team who hailed from Bollington and a relative of Tommy Nolan, Luke deputised twice for Tommy and once for Tom Case when they were unable to play due to illness. Luke scored the goal in the 1-0 win against Northern Nomads in the second replay of the third round tie of the Cheshire Senior Cup.


Nolan Terry

1983-84 Forward

NPL    League 1(0)0

Debut 24 March 1984 Matlock Town (Home)

Although only making one league appearance, Terry was an experienced forward who had played in Australia and with Southport and Prescot.


Nolan Tommy


1906-07 to 1910-11 and 1912-13 Inside-right

ML     League 128 Apps 55 Goals     Cups 31 Apps 11 Goals

LC      League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 1 September 1906 Northwich Victoria (Away)

A native of Bollington, Tommy signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1906 and became an influential player over the next five seasons.  In his book, John Earles states that the signing of Tommy alongside Tom Case, improved the team's overall performance. Earles continued by describing Tommy as a grand little player who was modest and unassuming. He became a fans' favourite scoring a goal every two and a half matches.

Appearing regularly throughout his time at the Moss Rose, he scored on his debut and was top scorer with 25 goals in the 1906-07 season. He scored three hat-tricks and a double hat-trick on 23 February 1907 in the 6-0 home win against Newton Heath. Having scored all six goals, at the conclusion of the match in celebration he was carried shoulder high from the pitch by his fellow players.  (Only three other players after him scored a double hat-trick - Albert Valentine, Jonnie Mullington and Andy Scott).

Initially he played at outside-left, but when the club dispensed with the services of Grice he moved to Inside-right in October 1906, retaining this position throughout the rest of his time at the Moss Rose. Returned for one match at the end of March 1913.

He was a member of the Manchester League Championship teams in 1908-09 and 1910-11 and gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1910-11. He also had the honour of representing Cheshire County.


Noon Phil


1994-95 Goalkeeper

Conf    Cups 0(1)0

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

Transferred from Exeter City to provide goalkeeping cover, Phil made just one substitute appearance in the Staffordshire Senior Cup competition. He was released to Congleton Town in the summer of 1995.

Having retired from playing Phil has worked in Logistics, Distribution and Health and Social Care. His last known employment was as a Support Worker with Alternative Futures Group Liverpool. Annually he organises a charity function  such as a sponsored bike ride and charity football matches.  In 2014, along with his brother, he raise £3000 for Everton in the Community with a charity football match between Halewood Town and Everton Supporters with star names recruited to play.


Norburn Oliver 'Ollie'


2016-17 Midfielder

NC     League 21(3)5     Cups 5(0)3

Debut 6 August 2016 Torquay United (Home)

With Chelsea and Leicester City at youth level, Ollie’s senior debut came whilst on loan at Bristol Rovers for whom he signed permanently in the summer of 2012. At Rovers he made almost 60 appearances before moving to Plymouth Argyll in the summer of 2014 where he made 19 senior appearances. A move to Guiseley in November 2015 saw him make 20 appearances and score three goals helping Guiseley avoid relegation from the Vanarama National League.

Initially signed a short term contract with Macclesfield in the summer of 2016 with the financial help of funds raised through the 2016-17 Silkmen Campaign Fund but remained with the club throughout the 2016-17 season. Appeared regularly in the centre of midfield in the early part of the season until he sustained a knee injury in the home match against Boreham Wood on 8 October which kept him out of contention until early January 2017. Although on the substitutes' bench for some matches it was early March before he returned to the side on a regular basis.  In his 29 appearances Ollie gained the reputation for scoring spectacular and important goals. Scoring on his debut in the first match of the season against Torquay United - this goal was voted the Silkmen's best goal of the season and was also included in BT Sports Season Top 10 Goals for the Vanarama National League. At Solihull Moors his 93rd minute goal gave the Silkmen a 3-2 victory, but it was in the FA Trophy competition when he scored what were probably his most important goals. Scoring the Silkmen's only goals in the two legs of the semi-final gave Macclesfield victory by an aggregate score of 2-1 and passage to the final at Wembley. Here Ollie scored a spectacular goal in the first minute of added time at the end of the first half to level the scores 2-2, but unfortunately to no avail as York City were in the end victorious 3-2.

Left Macclesfield in the summer of 2017 signing a two-year deal with Tranmere Rovers moving to Shrewsbury Town on transfer deadline day in August 2018 to join up again with manager John Askey.



1927-28 Right-half


CL     League 31 Apps 1 Goal      Cups 3 Apps 1 Goal


Debut 15 October 1927 Whitchurch (Away)


Signed from Stalybridge he went straight into the team in October and was ever-present to the end of the season. This was quite an achievement in a season when there many personnel and position changes. His goals came in the

5-0 home win against Northwich Victoria in the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup and in the 3-0 home victory against Whitchurch .


Norman Dave


1994-95 and 1995-96 Defender

Conf    League 13(1)0     Cups 6(2)0

Debut 24 January 1995 Sub West Auckland Town (Home) FA Trophy Round 1

Dave was Sammy McIlroy’s first signing of 1995, joining the Silkmen at the age of 22. He had played for Welsh side Rhyl where he collected a Welsh Cup Final runners-up medal and represented Wales at youth level. Before moving to Macclesfield he had two short spells with Llansatffraid, sandwiched between over 60 appearances for Northwich Victoria.  In August 1995, whilst playing for a British Universities Xl in Japan, Dave broke a leg but returned to action in March 1996. On leaving Macclesfield he returned to Wales with Barry Town.

Since retiring from playing he has managed Oswestry Town, has been a youth development officer with Arsenal, director of football at Wingate & Finchley and in June 2018 was appointed Executive Director Sport and Education at Rhyl FC in the Cymru Alliance. In January 2019 it was announced that following the departure of manager Glen Little from Wingate & Finchley, Dave had returned to take over as manager on a temporary basis until a replacement manager is appointed.

Away from football Dave was a school teacher and has moved on to Wrexham based Educate Resourcing Group which is reported as transforming education support services across North Wales and the North West of England.


Norman Kelvin


1978-79 Defender

NPL    League 4(0)1    Cups 3(0)0

Debut 18 November 1978 Runcorn (Home)

Kelvin, an intelligent defender, joined the Silkmen from American team Portland Timbers having previously played for Runcorn.  Kelvin returned to America in 1979 to the NSAL indoor competition, firstly with New England Tea Men and then in 1980 Denver Avalanche and in 1982 Los Angeles Lazers. In 1985 he became player/ coach of the amateur side Colorado Comets until 1992, and under his guidance won the Southwest Outdoor Soccer League in 1989 and Kelvin was the SOSL Most Valuable Player in the same season.

Norman died in a road traffic accident, which was not his fault, in November 2005 at the age of 50.  The Colorado Fusion hold an annual Kelvin Norman Memorial Soccer Tournament.


Nsiala Aristote


2010-11 Defender

FL    League 10(0)0    Cups 3(0)1

Debut 9 October 2010 Lincoln City (Away)

Aristote, known as ‘Toto’, a tall defender, was signed on loan from Everton, where he had started his career in the youth team and was currently a member of their reserve team, at a time when the Macclesfield back-line was depleted because of injury. He played effectively at centre-back and right-back in a back-four line and also in a three-man defence.  He returned to Everton in early January 2011.

Having spent time on loan at Accrington Stanley during the 2011-12 season he signed for them permanently in the summer of 2012 but his contract was terminated by mutual consent in January 2013. Had a trial at Torquay United in July 2013 but failed to earn a contract after which he played for Vietnamese club TDCS Dong Thap in the V.League 2. Returning to England he signed for Southport in January 2014 and then moved to Grimsby Town in the summer of 2014, Hartlepool United in the summer of 2016, Shrewsbury in January 2017 and Ipswich Town in August 2018 for an undisclosed fee.

Made one international appearance for DR Congo in 2012.


Ntambwe Brice


2018-19 Midfielder

FL     tbc at end of season

Debut 2 February 2019 Sub Mansfield Town (Away)

A 6ft 2in Belgium born midfielder who spent his youth career at SV Ritterclub and FC Brussels before moving to the United Kingdom with Birmingham City, gaining his first professional contract there in 2011 although did not manage to break into the senior side. Returned to Belgium in January 2013 when he signed for RAEC Mons where he made almost 30 appearances, moving to Lierse SK in January 2015 featuring mainly for their reserve team and spent time on loan with Oosterzonen Oosterwijk from January to June 2017. He returned to the United Kingdom in August 2018 when he signed for Scottish side Partick Thistle where he made five league appearances.

Having been released by Partick Thistle in January 2019, signed for Macclesfield Town on 1 February 2019.

At International level has represented Belgium at every level from Under-15 to Under-21 making a total of 35 appearances and was captain of the Under-17 team during the 2009-10 season.


Nugent Ian

1978-79 Forward

NPL    League 1(0)0

Debut 28 October 1978 Goole Town (Away)

Signed by the Silkmen having been released by Chorley. His sole senior appearance came when he played in place of the suspended Neil Goodwin.




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