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Paley Nigel

1971-72 Winger

NPL    League 0(1)0

Debut 31 March 1972 Northwich Victoria (Away)

An amateur player who was a second half substitute on his sole senior appearance.



1914-15 Left-back


LC     League 3 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals


Official debut 5 October 1914 Hyde (Home)

He played in the home match against Chester on 19 September 1914 but as Chester failed to complete their fixtures this match was deleted from the records.


Hailing from Manchester he had played in the South East Lancashire League before signing for Macclesfield. Featured in pre-season matches but was unfortunate to be injured on his first match for the club against Chester. He faced stiff competition from the very experienced Harry Pearson for the left-back position and only featured occasionally when Pearson was unavailable through injury.


Palmer Michael

1960-61 Goalkeeper

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 31 December 1960 Altrincham (Home)

A 6'2" amateur 'keeper made a single senior appearance in the 3-1 victory at a time when the club were looking for a second 'keeper. Michael only made this one appearance as shortly after the Altrincham match, Roy Dixon was signed as the club's second 'keeper.



1930-31 Forward


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 17 September 1930 Manchester Central (Home)


There is nothing recorded about this player other than he moved to the Moss Rose from Stafford Rangers.



1958-59 Defender


CL   League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 7 March 1959 Winsford United (Away)


A member of the reserve side who had been playing well, given a taste of senior football.



1901-02 Left-back


#ML     League 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 21 September 1901 Lymm (Home)


A member of the Macclesfield reserve team who made two early season appearances at senior level.


Parkes David


1928-29 Centre-half

CL     League 30 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 10 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 August 1928 Hurst (Home)

David was born in Lye, West Midlands in May 1892 and joined Newcastle Town before moving to Brighton & Hove Albion (January 1913).  He then signed for Sheffield Wednesday in March 1914 making 47 league appearances before moving to Stourbridge (August 1919), returned to Sheffield Wednesday (December 1919), Stoke City (May 1920) where he made six senior appearances, Llanelli (August 1921) and Rochdale (June 1922) where he made 209 senior appearances and scored 11 goals.

He signed for Macclesfield  in the summer of 1928 going straight into the team, and was one of the few players who missed very few matches throughout the season when there were numerous positional and personnel changes. He was captain of the team.

David was left out of the side in  March when he was in dispute with the club. At the time he had signed for Macclesfield he agreed to attend training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, but around this time he was asked to attend on Wednesdays in addition.  However, on the first Wednesday he was required to attend he was ill and did not attend, resulting in the club giving him 14 days notice to terminate his contract.  David appealed to the Cheshire County League who upheld his appeal with the result that he was re-instated in the team.

Born: 17 June 1892. Died: 1975.


Parkin Jonathan 'Jon'

Jon Parkin

2003-04 to 2005-06 Forward

FL    League 63(2)30    Cups 12(1)6

Debut 21 February 2004 Carlisle United (Home)

Jon started playing football with Barnsley Westend JFC and Barnsley Schoolboys before moving to the Centre of Excellence at Barnsley FC. He moved through the ranks at Barnsley where he earned his first professional contract in January 1999 going on to make 10 senior league appearances.  Spent time on loan at Hartlepool (December 2001-January 2002, one appearance)  and York City signing permanently for York in March 2002 (74 appearances, 14 goals).

He signed for the Silkmen in February 2004.  A tall, robust target striker, Jon did not disappoint starting the 2004-05 campaign in fine form scoring six goals in the first five matches, and went on to score 26 goals in all competitions in the season, a club record since Macclesfield were promoted to the Football League. The highlight of his season came when he hit a magnificent hat-trick in the 5–0 win against Notts County.  Jon was a favourite of the fans and was affectionately christened “The Beast” by Andy Worth the PA announcer.  After recovering from injury at the beginning of the 2005-06 season Jon continued his scoring prowess, and in such good form it was no surprise that he attracted the interest of several clubs culminating in a transfer to Hull City in January 2006 for an undisclosed fee which Jon states was £250,000 plus £150,000 add-ons (47 appearances, 11 goals).

Spent time on loan at Stoke City (March-April 2007) signing a permanent deal in July 2007 for a fee of £275,000 (35 appearances, five goals), moving to Preston North End on free transfer in August 2008 (101 appearances, 28 goals), in January 2011 to Cardiff City for a fee of £100,000 where he was basically a squad player (11 appearances, one goal).  During his time at Cardiff he was on loan at Doncaster Rovers (September-October 2011, five appearances), Huddersfield Town (November 2011- January 2012, three appearances) and Scunthorpe United (January - May 2012, 14 appearances, six goals). In June 2012 signed for newly promoted Football League club Fleetwood Town (53 appearances, 17 goals), moving to Vanarama Conference club Forest Green Rovers in July 2014 (84 appearances, 38 goals) and signed for Newport County in July 2016 (10 appearances, four goals). Moved on loan to York City in November 2016 signing a permanent contract with them on 1 January 2017 (73 appearances, 36 goals), gaining a winners' medal in the FA Trophy in May 2017. At the end of his contract in April 2019 Jon was released by York City.

Announced his retirement from playing football the day before the start of the 2019-20 season after some 21 years.

Author of his autobiography Feed the Beast.

Born: Barnsley, 30 December 1981.


Parkinson H

1913-14 and 1914-15 Centre-forward

LC     League 5 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 6 December 1913 Portsmouth Rovers (Away)


There is no information recorded about this player who made two appearances in each season, scoring on his debut in the 1-3 loss at Portsmouth Rovers  who were based at Cliviger near Burnley.


Parkinson J


Debut - unknown due to missing match information


There is no information recorded for this player.


Parlane Derek James


1988-89 and 1989-90 Forward

Conf   League 10(17)2     Cups 5(7)0

Debut 24 August 1988 Sub Boston United (Away)

Derek played for Rangers for 10 years from 1970 to 1980 (202 league appearances, 80 goals). He won three championships, three Scottish League Cups and one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup during his time there, and was capped by Scotland 12 times and gained one under 21 cap.

On leaving Rangers he moved to Leeds United in March 1980 (50 appearances, 10 goals) spending time on loan at Bulova, Hong Kong, signing for Manchester City in August 1983 (48 appearances, 20 goals), and Swansea City in January 1985 (21 appearances, three goals). In the summer of 1985 he played for North Shore in New Zealand signing for Belgium side Racing Jet for the 1985-86 season (two appearances). Returned to England signing for Rochdale in December 1986 (42 appearances, 10 goals) moving to Airdrieonians (nine appearances, four goals) to complete the 1987-88 season.

Signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1988 where he was often used from the substitutes' bench in his two years with the club.

On leaving Macclesfield was on the books of Curzon Ashton for the 1990-91 season.

Inducted into the Glasgow Rangers Hall of Fame in 2010.

When he finished playing football Derek spent 23 years in the sportswear business, including working for Reebok for 10 years eventually retiring in 2014.

Born: 5 May 1953.


Parle Michael 'Mick'


1978-79 Midfielder

NPL     League 3(0)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 9 December 1978 Matlock Town (Home)

Little is known about this player although he was a member of the Everton Youth set up in 1972 alongside David Esser and Jeff Swede and was manager of Bootle JOC Under 12s team in 1969. He also played for Eden Vale AFC (Crosby and District league) at the same time as Vinny McGrady (see separate entry).

Born: April 1957. Died: 2009.


Parr J Robert

1919-20 Inside-right

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 20 December 1919 Chester (Home)

From Brentford (one appearance) he was one of numerous players given a trial in the 1919-20 season.

Born: 4 September 1899.


Parr Phillip

1954-55 and 1955-56 Outside-right

CL     League 15 Apps 2 Goals   Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 20 April 1955 Winsford United (Home)

A young amateur who made his debut at the end of the 1954-55 season and then covered the outside-right position from the end of August to the middle of November 1955.  His goals came in the 3-1 home victory against Mossley and the 1-1 draw at Altrincham. It was reported that he did not like wearing shin pads!


Parry Colin


1972-73 Defender

NPL   League 31(0)2     Cups 18(0)1

Debut 19 August 1972 Skelmersdale (Away)

Started his career playing for Vernon Park before signing for Stockport County in July 1962 (133 league appearances) spending time on loan at Bradford City from September 1965 (five appearances). Signed for Rochdale in July 1968, firmly establishing himself in the team (157 appearances, one goal).

Signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1972 bringing a wealth of experience to the Moss Rose gaining a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1973. 

He retired from football in May 1973 after which he worked at Nelstrops flour mill in Stockport.

Born: 16 February 1941. Died: 13 August 2020.



1921-22 Right-half


CL     League 19 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 3 December 1921 Winsford United (Home)


Whilst a schoolboy played for St Philips' Litherland near Bootle and on leaving school signed for Liverpool Tanning Co in the Liverpool Central Combination where he won a Championship medal.

In World War One he joined the Royal Garrison Artillery in October 1914 serving with them until demobilisation in 1919. During this time he represented his regiment at Central Forces in both this country and in France. He sustained a slight injury during his war service.

After the war he signed for Leeds for the 1919-20 season playing in their Midland League team. 1921-22 saw him at Runcorn when he was selected to represent the Rest of the League versus the Champions. He started the 1921-22 season at Stockport County playing in five Lancashire Combination matches before being promoted to their Cheshire League side.

He moved to Macclesfield in December 1921 as a defender but completed the season at Inside-left.  He proved to be a cool, effective player who was a fearless tackler, but missed the  home match against Chester at the end of January as he missed his train.

Away from football he ran a sweet and tobacconist business in Liverpool.


Parsons John

1946-47 Outside-left

CL     League 16 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 7 September 1946 Droylsden (Away)

Prior to joining Macclesfield had played at Stockport County and Northwich Victoria.  During the Second World War he served in the RAF when he played for Cheltenham and was on the books of Grimsby.

All his appearances came in the first half of the season with his goals coming in the 2-0 win at Chester and in the 2-1 victory at Wrexham, his last match for the Silkmen.

Lived in Alderley Edge.



1896-97 Right-half


TC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 13 March 1897 Buxton (Home)


Drafted into the Macclesfield side for the final two matches of the season, both against Buxton, when the committee were finding it difficult to raise a team. In the away match Macclesfield could only field 10 players; losing 10-0 at half time they refused to take the field for the second half with the match awarded to Buxton.


Partridge Derek


1968-69 Midfielder/Manager 1977-78 and 1978-79

NPL    Cups 1(0)0

31 August 1968 Bangor City (Away) NPL League Cup Round 1

Derek was appointed manager in mid March 1978 moving from Middlewich Athletic.  He brought with him two Middlewich players including prolific scorer Rob Wheeler but he had insufficient time to have an impact on the Silkmen who finished the season third from the bottom of the Northern Premier League. The 1978-79 season started badly, including a 1-7 defeat at Mossley in the League Cup and 0-6 at Runcorn in the league, resulting in Derek being dismissed in September 1978.

Was also manager at Ashton United, Droylsden and Prestwich Heys. Other connections with football included being the Chief Scout at Manchester City and an original committee member of Sale United FC.

Derek has also been involved in charity work organising/managing the Manchester City Veterans and Old Boys teams. Awarded the Medal of Distinction by the Army having raised over £1M for various charities including the Mercian Regimental Benevolent Funds, an award which is rarely presented to civilians.

Match played on 29 May 2022 at Hyde United between Manchester City Old Boys and the Mercian Regiment of the British  Army in aid of Tameside Hospital and The Christie which was dedicated to former Manchester City player Colin Bell and Derek Patridge.

Died: 21 February 2021.


Paul Rev Fred W

1876-77 Forward

Debut 28 October 1876 Stoke (Home)


A member of the 8th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers team who appeared in the newly formed Macclesfield FC team.  The following year he was awarded a Scholarship at Wadham College, Oxford. 

Also played cricket and was captain of Macclesfield Cricket Club.

Was Vicar at Emmanuel Church, Nottingham from 1886-92 returning from 1904-17.

 Brother of H Paul.


Paul H

1876-77 Forward

Debut 28 October 1876 Stoke (Home)


A member of the 8th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers team alongside his brother FW Paul who, from the limited information available, played in the newly formed Macclesfield FC team.



1927-28 Inside-left


CL     League 3 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 19 November 1927 Winsford United (Home)


Came to Macclesfield having been on the books of Manchester North End, Bacup and Middlewich, but only played in three consecutive matches in a season when 10 different players were used for the inside-left position.


Payne Stefan



2012-13 Forward

NC     League 0(1)0

Debut 15 January 2013 Sub Dartford (Away)

Part of the youth section at Croydon, his first opportunity in senior football came at Sutton United, but after scoring six goals in 10 league appearances he was signed by Fulham in October 2009, however, he did not make the breakthrough into their senior side although he appeared regularly for the youth and reserve sides. Signed for Gillingham in July 2010 making 28 league appearances for them, with most of his appearances coming from the substitutes' bench, and scored a single goal. He moved to Aldershot Town in January 2012 but only made one appearances before returning to Sutton in February 2012 (18 appearances, four goals).

Signed by Macclesfield during the January 2013 transfer window, he made one substitute appearance in the two weeks he was at the club before signing for Ebbsfleet Town towards the end of the transfer window (13 appearances, two goals).

Moved to Ryman Premier League side AFC Hornchurch in July 2013 (46 appearances, 35 goals), signing for Dover Athletic in July 2014 (84 appearances, 33 goals) then Barnsley July 2016 (nine appearances). Went out on loan to Shrewsbury in January 2017 for the remainder of the 2016-17 season and signed a permanent contract with the Shrews in May 2017 (50 appearances, 13 goals). Signed for Bristol Rovers in August 2019 (20 appearances, two goals) spending time on loan back at Shrewsbury Town (January-May 2019, five appearances). In July 2019 signed a two-year contract with Tranmere Rovers but was released in January 2021 when he signed for Grimsby Town until the end of the 2020-21 season from where he was released in May 2021 following a disciplinary on-field issue in the latter part of the 2020-21 season. Signed for Chesterfield in the summer of 2021 joining National South side Havant & Waterlooville in February 2022 on loan until the end of the 2021-22 season. Having been released by Chesterfield in the summer of 2022 signed for Welling United moving to fellow National League South team Tonbridge Angels in the summer of 2023 but was released at the end of August when he dropped three levels to sign for Southern Counties East Football League - Premier side Faversham Town. Won the League's Golden Boot award, scoring 36 goals in 39 appearances.

Born: 10 August 1991.


Payne Stephen John



1994-95 to 1998-99 and 2003-04, 2004-05

Conf  League 112(0)4    Cups 49(1)4

Debut 17 September 1994 Stevenage Borough (Away)

FL      League   84(6)2     Cups 13(0)0

Debut 9 August 1997 Torquay United (Home)

A  Huddersfield Town trainee where he gained his first professional contract in July 1993.

Steve made his debut for the Silkmen at the age of 19 in September 1994 at the beginning of a three month loan period with his move made permanent in December 1994. Steve enjoyed success in Macclesfield’s Conference days as a member of the Conference championship winning sides in 1995 and 1997, gained a FA Trophy winner’s medal in 1996, earned an England semi-pro call up (against the Netherlands on 8 April 1997) and was Player of the Year for the 1995-96 season. Steve was a member of the Nationwide League Division  3 team which won promotion to the Nationwide League Division 2 as runners-up in 1997-98.  Also gained a winner's medal in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1998.

In Macclesfield’s first two years in the Football League Steve was the backbone of the defence, when he wore the captain’s armband for much of the time, always good in the tackle, possessed an excellent turn of pace and had the ability to provide pin-point crosses to the wings. 

In the summer of 1999 he moved to Chesterfield (151 league appearances, eight goals) for a fee of £40,000 returning to Macclesfield for the final few weeks of the 2003-04 season for a fee of £25,000 when he brought stability to the back line.  Having sustained a close season injury Steve did not play at all the following season and was released in April 2005.

Steve moved to Northwich Victoria in July 2005 (11 appearances, four goals), moving to Stalybridge Celtic for the 2007-08 season (34 appearances, six goals) and then FC Halifax in the summer of 2008 where, as captain, he led them to the League title in the 2009-10 season (44 appearances, nine goals) after which he retired from playing football returning to his carpentry trade in West Yorkshire.

In November 2021 appointed as Neil Ross'  assistant at Farsley Celtic, Neil and Steve having played together at both Macclesfield Town and FC Halifax Town.  This would appear to be Steve's first managerial appointment. With the departure of manager Neil Ross from Farsley Celtic, it is assumed that Steve has also departed from the club.

Born: Pontefract, 1 August 1975.



1931-32  Centre-forward

CL     League 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 24 October 1931 Ashton National (Home)

Drafted in from Leek Alexandra at a time when different players were filling the centre-forward position, scoring the winning goal in his second match against Sandbach Ramblers. Said to be a tricky player who worked hard and won admiration. 


Peake William Edward 'Billy'


1923-24 Centre-half

CL     League 35 Apps 3 Goals     Cups 5 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 25 August 1923 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

A teacher by profession, William trained at St John's College, Battersea where he played for the College team scoring over 100 goals in two years. He then played for Northern Nomads and Eccles Borough (Summer 1909) before signing professional forms with Sheffield United in January 1910 (27 appearances, six goals), moving to Bury in  July 1912 for a fee of £150 (168 appearances, 35 goals).

He saw war service in France in 1915 where he was quickly promoted to corporal in October 1915 and to lieutenant a year later.  In 1917 he was wounded and returned to England.  William assisted Stoke for a time but on demobilisation he returned to Bury where he was appointed captain of one of their teams.

For the 1922-23 season he moved to New Cross (later named Manchester North End) where he captained their Lancashire Combination side.

Signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1923 he was appointed captain and only missed four matches throughout the season. Described as a cool and intelligent player he was also a good distributor of the ball.

Returned to Manchester North End (Blackley) for the 1924-25 season and remained with them for the 1925-26 season when he was appoionted captain.

Was appointed Headmaster of Central School, Blackley, Manchester in 1928 retiring from Ardwick Central School in 1953, where he had been since1932, and was awarded an OBE for services to education,

Born: 1889, Bolton. Died: 1960.





Debut - unknown due to missing match information


There is no information recorded for this player.



1911-12 Outside-right


LC     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 23 February 1912 Fleetwood (Home)


There is no information recorded about this player who was probably given a one match trial.


Pearson Harry


1913-14, 1914-15 and 1919-20 to 1923-24 Left-back

LC      League 49 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 8 Apps 0 Goals

CL      League 122 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 32 Apps 3 Goals

Debut 25 October 1913 Padiham (Away)

A native of Poynton he started his playing career at Cheadle Heath before moving to Horwich End where he gained a winners' medal in the Derbyshire Cup. He then played for Glossop and was on the books of Crystal Palace.

He signed for Macclesfield in the 1913-14 season appearing regularly other than for a couple of spells in the 1914-15 season when he was injured. The first of these absences came in the home match against Barrow on 19 December 1914 when he was struck on the nose by a Barrow player who was dismissed for his actions.  Harry underwent an operation and the Barrow player was fined £4. 4s.0d (£4.20) of which £3. 3s.0d (£3.15) was paid to Harry to cover his medical expenses.

In the War he served as a Naval Petty officer and was a Physical Training Instructor covering a wide range of activities: boxing, wrestling, ju-jitsu, swimming, bayonet fighting, sword drill, foil fencing, gymnastics, sports and games.

After the War he returned to Macclesfield giving sterling service over many seasons, tackling with vigour and always frustrating the opposition. He was well known for cheerfully shouting to his fellow team members 'keep 'em out lads!!!'.  In the 1919-20 season he gained a winners' medal in the Altrincham Cup. Harry was appointed captain for the 1922-23 season but relinquished the position later in the season.  Whilst he appeared regularly in the 1922-23 season he was missing from the middle of March and in the 1923-24 season he was injured early in the match on 2 February 1924 and had to be admitted to hospital after which he did not feature again. Played for Nantwich FC for the 1924-25 season where he ws captain and then played for Eccles United in the 1925-26 season.

Away from football Harry was a professional sprinter.


Pearson James David


2018-19 and 2019-20 Defender

FL     League 20(3)1     Cups 5(0)0

Debut 18 August 2018 Sub Oldham Athletic (Away)

A member of the youth set up at Rotherham United but was released in the summer of 2009. In September 2012 he signed for Leicester City who were then managed by his father Nigel. He spent time on loan at Carlisle United from September 2012 (three league appearances) where he made his professional debut against Sheffield United, then Wrexham and Peterborough United but his contract was terminated by Leicester City in June 2015 following a controversial incident during the club’s promotional tour in Thailand having only made a single appearance for the Foxes. He then trained with Rotherham United before signing for Barnet in February 2016 going on to make 15 league appearances but incurred a  knee injury during the 2016-17 pre-season which kept him out of contention for the whole season. On 4 August 2017 he joined Coventry City on non-contract terms but was released on 30 August without making any appearances. He then signed a deal with Kidderminster Harriers in September 2017 where he made 28 appearances in all competitions and scored one goal for the National League North side.

Signed a one year deal with Macclesfield Town in July 2018. Proved to be a very capable right-back, and having appeared fairly regularly in the early months of the season surprisingly lost his place and was relegated to the role of unused substitute during the month of October 2018. Returned in the middle of November but sustained a knee injury on New Year's Day for which he required surgery and was out of contention until the second match in March. Returned for the next six matches but incurred another injury in the home match against Exeter City on 9 April which resulted in him missing the remaining matches of the season. Re-signed for 2019-20 season but did not make any appearances as he had not recovered from injury incurred in the 2018-19 season spending time in rehabilitation at St George's Park. Released by MTFC in June 2020 after which he announced his retirement from playing at the age of 27.

Born: 19 January 1993.


Peel Dave

1977-78 Defender

NPL   League 30(0)1    Cups 8(0)0

Debut 6 September 1977 Buxton (Away)

David had played for Bangor but moved, initially on loan, from Altrincham. He was a strong tackling and creative player who added stability to the team.


Peel Nathan


1996-97 and 1997-98

Conf   League   0(2)0    Cups 1(5)1

Debut 19 March 1997 Morecambe (Away)

FL       League 10(4)3    Cups 2(0)0

Debut 5 September 1997 Darlington (Home)

Nathan was an apprentice at Preston North End where he signed his first professional contract in July 1990 after which he signed for Sheffield United (1991-93, one league appearance). Injury hampered his progress with the Blades but spent time on loan at Halifax Town (1992-93, three appearances). Signed for Burnley in September 1993 for a fee of £60,000 (16 appearances, two goals). Whilst at Burnley he went out on loan to Rotherham United (from March 1995, nine appearances, four goals), Mansfield Town in October 1995 (two appearances) and Doncaster Rovers in February 1996 (two appearances) but, along the way, there had been times when he was affected by injuries, however, he signed a permanent contract with Rotherham United in July 1996 but failed to make an appearance for them.

Joined Macclesfield Town in January 1997. He made some appearances in the 1997 Conference championship season and then in the Football League, but the big striker lost his place  following the arrival of new faces.

Moved to Winsford United in January 1998 spending some time on loan at Stevenage Borough (five appearances).  Nathan later played for Northwich Victoria (1999-2000, seven appearances), Barrow (2000-01, 36 appearances, seven goals), Droylsden (2001), returned to Barrow (2001, four appearances) and Clitheroe, finishing his playing career in 2001.

Subsequently gained a degree in Sports Science and Health Studies and in 2013 was PE teacher at Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe. In 2014 he moved to Australia to become Head Football Coach of Absolute Soccer at Mount Martha, Victoria as well as holding the position of assistant coach at Mornington SC.

Born: 17 May 1972.



1960-61 Inside-right

CL    Cups 1 App  1 Goal

Debut 28 September 1960 Linotype (Away) FA Cup Q2 replay

He played in one senior match when he scored a goal to help the Silkmen gain a 3-0 victory.


Pepper J

1935-36 Forward

CL     League 3 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 14 December 1935 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

Pepper, who was a consistent scorer for the reserve side, was a speedy player with good ball control and a hard shot, made his appearances in the senior side at a time when Trippier had been dropped.  His one senior goal came in the 5-2 victory at Congleton Town.

On leaving Macclesfield signed for Heanor Town in the summer of 1936 following a successful trial.


Pepper William

1920-21 Outside-left

CL     League 18 Apps 3 Goals     Cups 4 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 18 September 1920 Nantwich (Away)


At the age of 13 was playing for Newcastle St George reserve team and then graduated to the senior side gaining a winners' medal in the North Staffordshire Church League Cup. For the 1917-18 season he moved to Silverdale Catholics during which time he made some appearances for Port Vale including when they won the Sentinel Cup (a competition for under 21 players). He then moved to Silverdale St Luke's for the seasons 1918-19 and 1919-20 where he was top-scorer with 29 goals in his second season with them.

Signing for Macclesfield for the 1920-21 season, he played fairly regularly from September onwards although injury kept him out of contention from time to time. He was unable to match his goal scoring record at his previous club but was a plucky winger who had the ability to work well in a small space with good ball control and whenever he lost possession always tried to regain possession.

On leaving Macclesfield he signed for Whitchurch in the summer of 1921, remaining there for two seasons and then moved to Witton Albion for the 1923-24 season and Winsford United for the 1924-25 seasons.


Perel Omry


2016-17 Midfielder

NC     League 1(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 14 January 2017 AFC Sudbury FA Trophy Round 2

An attacking winger from Israel where he started his career at youth level with Maccabi Tel Aviv. In 2011-12 he played for Maccabi Herzliya before  moving to Hapoel Ramat Gan in 2012 where he remained until 2016 when he moved to the UK.

Had featured for Egerton (Knutsford) before signing non-contract forms with Macclesfield in December 2016. Opportunities were extremely limited with Omry making just two appearances but having signed dual forms with Hyde United made six appearances and scored four goals for them.

Has represented Israel at Under 17 and Under 19 levels.

Had to retire from playing due to a career ending groin injury and returned to Tel Aviv, Israel where he is making use of his BA degree in physical education as a sport's counsellor advising young athletes


Perkins Dave

1977-78 Midfielder

NPL   League 3(0)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 20 August 1977 Mossley (Away)

Son of a local licensee, David was with Stoke in the 1975-76 season and then in the Cheshire League.


Perkins William Russell


1969-70 and 1977-78 Forward

NPL   League 19(1)5    Cups 1(0)1

Debut 27 April 1970 Matlock Town (Away)

Russell started his career with Blackpool Mechanics before moving to South Liverpool.

A local teacher who played mainly for the Macclesfield Town reserve team in his first spell with the club.

He then played for Northwich Victoria (82 appearances, 28 goals), Morecambe, Walton & Hersham  returned to Northwich Victoria (29 appearances, 10 goals)and Stalybridge Celtic.

Returned to Macclesfield Town for the 1977-78 season as an elegant ball playing centre-forward.

On leaving Macclesfield he was player/manager at South Liverpool, player/Manager and later assistant manager at Witton Albion (March 1981 to April 1982 (22 appearances, two goals), Manager at Southport, then played at Ellesmere Port & Neston and Prescot Cables before being appointed Manager at Skelmersdale, after which he was Manager/Director of Football at Burscough.

In 2004 he was the Sports & Recreation Manager for Southport & Ormskirk Hospital Trust.


Perrins F

1927-28 Right-half


CL     League 5 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 27 August 1927 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)


Played for Stalybridge Celtic and Stockport, joining  Macclesfield having been a member of Blackpool's Central League team for the 1926-27 season, but only made five early season appearances prior to Norman being signed who then filled the right-half position for majority of the 1927-28 season.



1904-05 Outside-right


#ML     League 2 Apps 1 Goal


Debut 18 February 1905 Oughtrington Park (Away)


It would appear that Perry was given a two match trial when the team was in the middle of a 13 match spell without a win.  Despite scoring in his second match Perry was not signed, nor does it appear that he was given a chance in the reserve team.


Perry Dave

1979-80 Forward

NPL   League 23(4)2   Cups 7(1)4

Debut 22 August 1979 Mossley (Home)

Dave was signed from South Liverpool. He was a fast attacking winger capable of playing on either flank. At some time after leaving Macclesfield he returned to play for South Liverpool.


Peters E

1930-31 Right-half


CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 23 April 1931 Mossley (Away)


A local player who made two end-of-season appearances.


Peters Harold 'Harry'


1930-31 Inside-right

CL     League 24 Apps 8 Goals    Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 20 December 1930 Hyde United (Away)

Born in Salford he played for West Salford before spells at Southport, Altrincham, Chester (summer 1925) and Rhyl Athletic (July 1930). Whilst with Rhyl he featured in the final replay of the Welsh National Cup against Cardiff City at Wrexham on 8 October 1930 (for some reason the Welsh FA had postponed the replay fom the previous season) when he  missed his train at Manchester, having to make the rest of the journey by road only arriving three minuites before the start. Within two minutes of kick-off he scored a goal but Cardiff went on to win the trophy 4-2.

Signed for Macclesfield at the end of  December 1930, he was a clever player who went straight into the side eventually taking the place of Harold Lievesley.

On leaving Macclesfield played for Stockport Reserves (June 1931) on a trial basis but quickly moved to Mossley (September 1931) where he made 25 appearances scoring two goals. On leaving Mossley he moved to Witton Albion (October 1932), featured for Hyde United in the 1934-35 season, returned to Mossley and completed his career at Great Harwood (November 1936) retiring in 1939.

Died 24 January 1968 in Salford.

(Thanks go to Mossley FC for photo)



1912-13 Left-half


LC     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 5 October 1912 Nantwich (Away)


There is no information recorded about this player, but as he did not appear for the reserve team it is assumed that he was give a one match trial.


Phenix Michael James



2014-15 Forward/Midfielder

NC     League 0(3)0

Debut 21 March 2015 Sub Nuneaton Town (Home)

A former member of the youth section at Bolton Wanderers, Mike then played for  Droylsden and Skelmersdale United (November 2012-July 2013) before signing for AFC Telford United in July 2013 where he played a part in their promotion campaign in the 2013-14 season but spent time on loan back at Skelmersdale (April-May 2014) before signing for Barnsley in October 2014 where he made two substitute appearances.

Joined Macclesfield Town on loan from Barnsley in the middle March 2015 but was only called on to make three substitute appearances, on each occasion featuring on the right wing.

Also spent time on loan at Southport (August 2014-January 2016) signing a permanent deal with Southport in January 2016 moving to Salford City in July 2016, returning to Southport in June 2018 on a two year deal, however he was released by Southport in October 2018 after which he announced his retirement.

In May 2019 it came to light that he had been banned from football and football-related activity for four years after a failed drugs test in September 2018 with his suspension running until September 2022. Having completed his suspension signed for Ashton United and then signed for Prestwich Heys on dual registration making his move to Prestwich Heys permanent in the middle of November 2022.

Born: 15 March 1989.


Phillips Benjamin 'Benny'


1978-79 and 1979-80 Defender

NPL   League 8(2)2    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 30 September 1978 Gateshead (Away)

As a youth was with Manchester City, Preston North End and Crewe Alexandra but Macclesfield Town was Benny’s first senior club signing in 1978, featuring regularly in the reserve side and deputising for players in the senior side from time to time.

On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Bury in 1980 where he made 14 senior league appearances. He then played for Winsford United, Stalybridge Celtic (1981-82) after a very short spell at Crewe Alexandra, Mossley (1982-83, 71 appearances, one goal) where he was their Player of the Year, Witton Albion (55 appearances, one goal), Barrow

(16 appearances), Witton Albion for a second time (four appearances), Buxton, Chorley, Stalybridge Celtic, Droylsden,  Rossendale United, a return to Mossley (30 appearances), Curzon Ashton.

He moved into management filling the assistant manager's role at various times with  Stalybridge Celtic, Congleton Town, Ashton United, and coached Mid-Cheshire League sides Grove United and Bramhall. He was then appointed manager at Mossley (1997-2001) and later at Witton Albion (2001-2003). His managerial career then took him as assistant manager at Leek Town, Clitheroe and back at Witton where he was assistant manager and Commercial Manager. Next stop came at Bradford Park Avenue (2007-08), following which he was first team coach under manager Steve Burr at Stalybridge Celtic and took over as caretaker manager on Burr's departure to Kidderminster Harriers. He was then appointed manager at Radcliffe Borough (2011-2015).

Away from football, Benny used to own a Bingo Club in Hyde but sold it in 2005. From 2010 to 2011 Benny was Recruitment Consultant with TNG recruitment and since August 2012 has been Area Manager for Parcels 2 Freight Ltd.

He has obtained Multisports Qualifications including SAQ & Course delivery as well as being a FA Qualified Coach. Has been an Online Football Show presenter, Ex Chamber Networking Host and has been captain of various Sports Teams. He has also represented Cheshire at Football and The North West at Swimming.

Born: 9 June 1960.


Phillips James Peter 'Jimmy'


2015-16 Midfielder

NC     League 1(2)0

Debut 27 February 2016 sub Wrexham (Home)

A member of the Youth section at Stoke City from 2006 to 2009, whilst never making an appearance for Stoke's senior side he spent time on loan in 2008 at Alfreton Town and Stafford Rangers. Signed for Burton Albion in July 2009 (121 league appearances, three goals) spending his final month as a Burton player on loan at Alfreton Town in 2015.  He then  moved to Gateshead in July 2015 (19 appearances, three goals) but with the appointment of a new manager he was surplus to requirements leading him to sign a one month loan deal at Macclesfield Town in February 2016.

A speedy winger who, at Macclesfield, only appeared once in the starting line-up against Torquay United and also made two late substitute appearances.

Returned to Gateshead at the end of his loan, immediately being loaned to Altrincham (March - May 2016). Released by Gateshead in May 2016. Having been without a club since his release from Gateshead signed for Mickelover Sports in the summer of 2017 moving to Kidsgrove Athletic in June 2019 going on loan to Hanley Town in September 2019.

Born: 20 SEptember 1989.


Phillips John


1963-64 Left-half

CL   League 16 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 28 August 1963 Buxton (Away)

Featured fairly regularly for the senior side during the first half of his single season at the Moss Rose, and also played for the reserves.


Phillips Peter

1979-80 Forward

NPL   #League 0(1)1 Cups 2(1)2

Debut 25 September 1979 Goole Town (Away)

Peter was a junior at Stoke City and played for Northwich Victoria before signing for the Silkmen from Eastwood (Hanley). His two cup goals came in the 5-2 home win against Kirkby Town in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.


Philliskirk Anthony 'Tony'


1997-98 Forward

FL   League 1(9)1

Debut 14 February 1998 Sub Leyton Orient (Home)

A vastly experienced striker who played for many league clubs. His career started at Sheffield United in 1983 where he remained until 1988 (80 league appearances, 20 goals).  Whilst there he spent  time on loan at Rotherham United.   On leaving Bramall Lane he had brief spells at Oldham Athletic (fee £25,000) and Preston North End before signing for Bolton Wanderers in 1989 for a fee of £50,000 (141 league appearances, 51 goals) remaining there until 1992. Next stop was Peterborough United (fee £85,000) in 1992 (43 league appearances, 15 goals) before moving to Burnley  (fee £80,000) in 1994 (40 league appearances, nine goals). Whilst there he had a short spell on loan at Carlisle United in 1995. In 1995 he signed for Cardiff City (fee £60,000) where remained until 1998 (61 league appearances, 5 goals).

Tony spent time on loan at Hailfax Town before his loan spell at Macclesfield for the final few months of the Silkmen’s first season in the Football League. During his short time at the Moss Rose he was used mainly from the substitutes’ bench and scored just one goal in the final match of the 1997-98 season, which was Tony's last professional match of his playing career.

On his retirement, Tony joined Oldham Athletic where he has enjoyed roles with the youth team, reserves and was Ian Dowie’s assistant when he was manager. Following Dowie's departure to Crystal Palace, Tony reverted back to working with the youth teams and as Oldham's Academy Manager. In both 2005 and 2013 he had short spells as caretaker manager at Oldham. At the beginning of the 2016-17 season was appointed Youth team manager at Oldham and was later appointed Head of Development. Moved to Burnley in December 2018 as U18s Head Coach.

Towards the end of his playing career Tony was a referee for two years progressing as far as the Northern Premier League.

Born: 10 February 1965.



1919-20 Forward


CL     League 3 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 13 December 1919 Winsford United (Home)


Originally from Portsmouth Rovers, but playing for Norman Athletic when he was one of several players tried out by Macclesfield in forward positions throughout the season. He scored his league goal in his second appearance in the 2-0 home win against Chester. Was with Chester in the 1921-22 season.


Phoenix C

1938-39 Inside-left

CL     League 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 26 November 1938 Wigan (Home)

Previously on the books of Bristol Rovers and was with Macclesfield during the 1937-38 season, however, he only played twice at senior level in consecutive matches during the 1938-39 season scoring on his debut in the 2-0 win.


Pickering Sean



Conf   League 0(1)0

Debut 16 January 1993 Sub Merthyr Tydfil (Home)

Played for Abbey Hey before signing for Mossley in August 1992 (12 appearances, one goal) moving to Glossop in November 1992.

At Macclesfield made just one appearance when he replaced Richie Mitchell in the 1-0 home defeat by the Welsh side.

Appears to have returned to Abbey Hey, re-signing for Mossley during the 2002-03 season making 16 appearances, scoring five goals and one appearance in September 2003 before signing for Curzon Ashton.

Thanks go to Mossley FC for career path information and photograph.



1937-38 Outside-left 

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 7 May 1938 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)

An amateur player from Leek who was a member of the Silkmen reserve side and was brought into the senior side  for the penultimate match of the season as cover.


Pickford F

1878-79 Defender


Debut - unknown due to missing match information


There is no information recorded for this player whilst at Macclesfield but it is believed that he played for Langley FC during the 1882-83 season.


Pickford Percy


1898-99 and 1899-1900, 1905-06 to 1914-15 Right-half and then Right-back

NSL    League 3 Apps 0 Goals            Cups 1 App 0 Goals

#ML   League 170 Apps 15 Goals     Cups 28 Apps 0 Goals

LC      League 107 Apps 1 Goal          Cups 10 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 4 April 1899 Congleton Hornets (Away)

A local player who had represented Macclesfield Modern school before playing for Prestbury Club and Poynton. In addition, he made three appearances for the Hallefield team between 1899 and 1900 making quite an impression on his debut in April 1899. (Local Club Hallefield had taken over the Moss Rose in 1897 when Macclesfield FC had failed financially.) He then moved to Stockport County for three years where he was captain during his last two years there, although it has not been possible to establish for which team he was captain.  Moved to Blackpool in August 1903 where he remained until 1905 but only appears to have made a single appearance for the senior side.

He then signed for Macclesfield. Percy gave sterling service to the club for 10 years, initially at right-half and from the 1910-11 season at right-back making over 300 appearances. He was described as a tower of strength and  ever-present for five seasons, however, he had signed for Burslem Port Vale in June1906 but returned to Macclesfield making an appearance in the fourth match of the 1906-07 season having been re-signed during the close season. Missed a couple of matches through injury shortly after and missed several weeks in the middle of the 1910-11 season, again through injury.  Was appointed captain for the 1912-13 season when Macclesfield were members of the Lancashire Combination. It seems that he retired from playing in 1914 but was persuaded to return until he joined the forces at the end of the 1914-15 season.  At this time he had a connection with a junior team at Broken Cross.

A member of the Manchester & District League Championship sides in 1909 and 1911 and was a holder of a winners medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup 1911.

During his career bids were received for him from Liverpool and Derby County, but he declined them because of business commitments as a textile designer, an occupation he maintained throughout his playing days.


Pickford N

1929-30 Outside-right


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 23 April 1930 Middlewich (Away)


A young local player from the Junior Unionists brought in for one match towards the end of the season.



1920-21 Outside-right


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 25 September 1920 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)


A member of the Macclesfield reserve team, he deputised for Howard Bushby for two matches.


Pilkington Elliot

1927-28 Utility

CL     League 8 Apps 1 Goal    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 27 August 1927 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)


A native of Radcliffe represented St Thomas', Radcliffe before signing for Rossendale United (April 1908) and then Salford United (January 1909), Oldham Athletic (May 1910) and Llandudno (September 1926) where he represented the Welsh League against the Cheshire League at Rhyl on 5 March 1927.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1927, he went straight into the side appearing regularly in matches until the middle of October 1927.  He scored his one league goal in the 3-0 home win against Altrincham in September 1927.

.Born 2 April 1890. Died: 23 November 1945.


Pilkington George Edward


2013-14 to 2017-18 Defender

NC      League 169(6)4     Cups 19(3)0   

Debut 18 February 2014 Chester (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup Round 3

Commenced his career at Stone Dominoes before becoming a youth player at Everton where he was promoted to the senior ranks in November 1998, however, he did not make any appearances for Everton but made his senior debut whilst on loan at Exeter City in November 2002 (seven league appearances). Signed for Port Vale in  July 2003 (224 appearances, 11 goals), remaining there until July 2008 when he moved to Luton Town making over 150 appearances in all competitions. A move to Mansfield Town in June 2012 saw him only making a handful of appearances due to a hip injury but George spent time on loan at Forest Green Rovers at the start of the 2013-14 season. 

Signed on loan for Macclesfield Town in February 2014 from Mansfield Town featuring regularly for the remainder of the season as a useful central defender.  His two goals came at the end of February in the away matches at Woking and Hereford.

Signed permanently for Macclesfield in the summer of 2014.  George was a regular in the starting line-up throughout the season at centre back and quickly becoming a favourite of the fans for his strong and measured performances. He formed a centre back partnership with four different players during the season: initially with on loan Luke Waterfall, which proved to be a formidable duo, next on loan Liam Hogan, and when he was injured and returned to Fleetwood Town young on loan Alex Grant became George's third player to partner him and lastly Thierry Audel. His performances were recognised when he was voted Supporters' Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season and jointly as Players' Player of the Year with Rhys Taylor.

The 2015-16 season saw George again at his very best as a central defender only missing eight matches throughout the season. His strong performance was recognised when he won a hat-trick of end-of-season awards: he was voted the Supporters' Player of the Year, the Players' Player of the Year and the supporters' web site Wraggs to Riches Player of the Year.

Continued as 'Mr. Reliable' throughout the 2016-17 season. George yet again proved to be a strong defender only missing a few matches towards the end of the season when manager John Askey rested players in order to complete a backlog of fixtures. A rarity for George is scoring goals but this season he added one to his records in the 2-0 win at North Ferriby United at the end of January 2017 - his first strike since March 2015. Recognised by the fans for his abilities as a central defender George was voted Player of the Year for a third successive season which is believed to be a club record.

A stalwart of the defence again in the 2017-18 season forming an excellent partnership with fellow central defender Keith Lowe although he missed several matches through injury, nevertheless, still made a significant contribution to the team helping them to become champions of the Vanarama National League for the 2017-18 season. During the season made his 600th career appearances (all clubs, all competitions).

Retired from playing at the end of the 2017-18 season. George followed former Macclesfield manager John Askey to Shrewsbury Town where he was appointed first team coach but, along with John Askey, was dismissed on 12 November 2018 following indifferent results.

Holds a degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

Born: 7 November 1981.



1947-48 Right-back

CL    League 5 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 17 September 1947 Winsford United (Away)

The reserve team right-back, an amateur from Bollington,  made six early season appearances when different players were being tried out in this position.



1908-09 Goalkeeper


ML     League 3 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 17 October 1908 Berry's (Away)


Macclesfield's reserve team goalkeeper at this time played in three consecutive matches when John Wilkinson had left the club and before Burbidge was signed. With him in goal the team were successful drawing one match and winning two.


Plant James Edwin 'Jim'


1922-23 and 1926-27 Right-half

CL     League 33 Apps 3 Goals     Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 26 August 1926 Hurst (Home)

Started his career in the youth sections of Whitwell and then Creswell Colliery. He then played with several local sides whilst working as a miner before seeing active service with the Sherwood Foresters in World War 1. Having been wounded in the war he went to play for Whitwell Discharged Soldiers where he was spotted by Sheffield United who signed him on a professional contract in January 1920. During his time at Sheffield, Jim was given a one match trial by Macclesfield in November 1922 but, at that stage, was not signed. He remained with Sheffield but could not establish himself in the side on a regular basis, incurred an injury at the start of the 1923-24 season and was released on medical grounds in the summer of 1925 having made 55 league appearances.

After leaving Sheffield he took time out from football for the whole of the 1925-26 season.  Having signed for Macclesfield during the summer of 1926 (his brother had started a business in Marple and Plant was in partnership with him) he went straight into the side at the beginning of the season playing at centre-half for the first five matches before Frank Knowles signed for the club.  He moved to right-half in the middle of September 1926, a position which he held regularly only missing a few matches in the final two months of the season. The first of his three goals came in the opening match of the season, a penalty in December 1926 against Middlewich and the winner in a seven goal home match against Witton Albion at the beginning of March 1927.

On leaving Macclesfield he went on to play for Worksop Town (1927), Ripley Town (1927-29), Whitwell Old Boys (1929-31) and Whitwell Colliery (1931).

Born: Q3 1898, Creswell. Died 1952.




1906-07 Outside-right

ML     League 4 Apps 3 Goals     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 1 September 1906 Northwich Victoria (Away)

Joined Macclesfield from Hyde St George's playing in the first three league matches in the 1906-07 season scoring three goals and also in the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup in October which was his last appearance for the Silkmen. There is no further information recorded about this player who must have left the club as Sammy Mitchell took over the outside-right position for the remainder of the season.


Platts Jack

1921-22 Left-half


CL     League 20 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 10 December 1921 Chester (Away)


Moved to Macclesfield from Coniston initially playing in the reserve team.  As a hard working player he was promoted to the senior side in December when Tommy Jones was out injured taking over the left-half position which he retained to the end of the season. (When Jones recovered he was moved to the forward line in a season when various players were being tried out in forward positions). He moved to Mossley for the 1922-23 season where he made 26 appearances.



1911-12 Inside-right


LC     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 23 December 1911 Great Harwood (Away)


There is no information recorded about this player who was probably one of many players given a one match trial during the 1911-12 season.


Pollitt Michael Francis 'Mike'


1990-91 Goalkeeper

Conf   League 1(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 5 January 1991 Boston United (Away)

 A trainee at Manchester United he joined the senior ranks in June 1990.

As an eighteen-year-old Mike spent a month on loan at Macclesfield Town from Manchester United playing in two matches when Alan Zelem was unavailable. The first, his debut, resulted in a 1-1 draw, but the second was the FA Trophy first round 2-0 home defeat by Gretna who were then members of Division One of the Northern League.

On leaving United signed for Bury in July 1999 although he did not make a senior league appearance, however spent time on loan at Lincoln City from September 1992 ( five appearances) signing permanently for them in December 1992

(52 appearances). Then moved to Darlington in August 1994 (55 appearances), Notts County in November 1995 for a fee of £75,000 (10 appearances) spending time on loan at Oldham Athletic from August 1997 (16 appearances), Gillingham from December 1997 (six appearances) and Brentford from January 1998 (five appearances). On leaving Notts County signed for Sunderland in February 1998 for a fee of £75,000 although he did not make any senior league appearances, moving to Rotherham United in July 1998 again for a fee of £75,000 (92 appearances), Chesterfield in June 2000 (46 appearances) and then returned to Rotherham United in May 2001 (175 appearances). Even at the age of 33 he commanded a fee of £200,000 on his transfer from Rotherham United to Wigan Athletic in June 2005 (36 appearances). Whilst at Wigan had loan spells at Ipswich Town from November 2006 (one appearance), Burnley from January 2007 (four appearances) and Barnsley from April 2013 (two appearances).

Mike retired from playing at the end of the 2013-14 season when he was appointed goalkeeping coach at Wigan Athletic but was released in January 2017 on the dismissal of Gary Caldwell. Appointed goalkeeping coach at Rotherham United in January 2017 and Bolton Wanderers in December 2019. With a change of manager and backroom staff, Mike left Bolton in July 2020, later in the month being appointed goalkeeping coach at Preston North End. Following the dismissal of manager Alex Neil at Preston in March 2021 it was announced that Mike, along with Steve Thompson and Paul Gallagher would assist interim Head Coach Frankie McAvoy in managing the team for the remaining eight matches of the 2020-21 season.

Born: 29 February 1972.


Pons Eric

1946-47 Goalkeeper

CL    League 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 9 November 1946 Northwich Victoria (Away)


Eric served in the RAF when he played for Liverpool reserves and captained RAF representative teams.  He was signed by Macclesfield from New Brighton reserves when Foxcroft had left the club at extremely short notice.

He endured an eventful debut being knock-out but having recovered was injured later in the match and had to leave the field (with Bardsley taking his place in goal). He recovered to play in the next two matches when he conceded 10 goals. He lost his place when Johnny Liddle was signed.


Ponticelli Jordan


2018-19 Forward

FL     League 2(1)0     Cups 0(1)0

Debut 1 September 2018 Crewe Alexandra (Away)

Hailing from Nuneaton, Jordan was signed by Coventry City from former Sky Blues boss Gordon Strachan’s Rugby-based football foundation in April 2016. He was a prolific scorer at the Foundation with 39 goals to his name in 37 appearances, where he was on day release from school before embarking on a BTEC Level 3 full-time study programme in September 2015 and had trials with Hibernian, Stoke City, Doncaster Rovers and Cambridge United.

Given a two-year professional contract on signing for Coventry, he went on to play for the Under-18s and the Under-23 sides making his senior debut on 8 August 2017 in the EFL Cup against Blackburn. Highly thought of at Coventry he signed a new four year deal in September 2017 with the option of a further year. Already a favourite with the fans they have come up with a song for him – ‘Come on Ponticelli…Score some goals for City and we’ll go wild, wild’.

With other strikers available at Coventry and budgetary matters to consider, Jordan signed a season-long loan with Macclesfield Town at the end of August 2018. Unfortunately Jordan incurred an injury during his debut and returned to his home team Coventry to recover. Having recovered, Jordan returned to Macclesfield and made two substitute appearances and one start in December, but was injured again fracturing the same bone after which he returned to his home club without having been able to make any impression with the Silkmen due to injury.

Spent the first half of the 2019-20 season on loan at Tranmere Rovers moving on loan to Wrexham for the second half of the season where he signed a two-year contract in the summer of 2020. Having been released in the summer of 2022, the tall striker signed for National North side King's Lynn Town managed by former Silkman Tommy Widdrington. His contract was extended for the 2023-24  season leaving the club in the summer of 2024.

Born: 10 September 1998.


Poole John Arthur Frederick


1961-62 and 1962-63 Goalkeeper

CL    League 78 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 15 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 19 August 1961 Buxton (Home)

Having learnt his football as a schoolboy in Market Drayton, he joined Stoke City as a youth and then signed for Port Vale as a part-time professional.  After National Service he returned to Port Vale but as a full-time professional. Having made 50 senior appearances at Vale he moved to Macclesfield where he made up for his lack of inches with his agility. Later played for Werrington, Staffordshire.

He was employed as a motor mechanic.

Born: 12 December 1932. Died: November 2020.


Poole Vernon Cecil

1946-47 Outside-left

CL    League  3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 1 March 1947 Wellington Town (Home)


Had been on the books of Norwich City,  Cardiff City and Bangor City (32 goals) and played for RAF representative teams during WW2 whilst he was serving in the RAF.

Signed in a further attempt to solve the problem of a position where there had been many changes and experiments.


Postles George Henry

1893-94 Left-back

#TC      League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 30 September 1893 Leek (Home)


Born in Northwich in the third quarter of 1869. With Northwich Victoria from 1888 making 45 Football League appearances in addition to which he would have made many more appearances at Non-League level.

Signed for Macclesfield in September 1893 but only made two appearances before returning to Northwich Victoria in October 1893 and then moved to Crewe Alexandra (three League appearances) representing them in the Football League later in the 1893-94 season.

Died 1936.


Potter Graham Stephen

Graham Potter

2003-04 and 2004-05 Defender

FL   League 55(2)8    Cups 6(1)0

Debut 14 February 2004 Doncaster Rovers (Away)

The former England Under-21 international started his career at Birmingham City as a trainee graduating to the professional ranks in July 1992 where he made 32 appearances in all competitions scoring two goals. Whilst at Birmingham he spent a short time on loan at Wycombe Wanderers before signing for Stoke City for a fee of £75,000 in December 1993 (54 appearances and one goal). He  moved to Southampton for a fee of £250,000 in July 1996 where he found it difficult to break into the senior side on a regular basis only making 10  appearances. In February 1997 he was signed by West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £300,000 (47 appearances) spending time on loan at Northampton Town (October 1997 - 5 appearances) and Reading (December 1999 - 5 appearances) before moving on a free transfer to York City in July 2000 where he established himself making 131 appearances scoring eight goals. A move to Boston United followed in July 2003 (15 appearances).

Graham signed for Macclesfield in February 2004. A left-sided defender, Graham’s performances were soon appreciated by the supporters especially his overall defensive abilities, his quality crosses and, at the same time,  his willingness to track forward which allowed him to score six goals in his second season. However, despite performing consistently he was released in the summer of 2005 when he retired from professional football.

After leaving the Silkmen, Graham graduated from the Open University in Social Sciences and gained a master degree in Leadership & Emotional Intelligence, and became the Football Development Manager at the University of Hull. Following the University’s International Office linking up with the Ghana Football Association, Graham was appointed a Technical Director to the Ghana Women’s National side for the duration of the 2007 Women’s World Cup tournament and travelled to China to coach the players. At the same time he was assistant coach to the England Universities squad. He moved to Leeds Metropolitan University in July 2008 as the Football Coaching manager where he remained until January 2011.  He then signed initially a three-year contract as coach to the Swedish Division 1 club Ostersunds FK. With Potter still in charge, In October 2015 Ostersunds FK gained promotion to the Swedish top flight for the first time in the club's history. Further success came when the club qualified for the Europa League competition in the 2017-18 season having won the Swedish Cup, reaching the first round of the knock-out stage against Arsenal.  Whilst they lost 3-0 at home, in the second leg they were victors by 2-1, unfortunately going out of the competition with an aggregate score of 4-2 in favour of Arsenal.

Graham returned to the UK in June 2018 having been appointed manager at Swansea City where he signed a three-year deal, however, Graham was appointed manager at Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion in May 2019 on a four-year deal with Brighton paying £3M in compensation to Swansea.  Continuing his managerial career Graham signed a five-year deal with Chelsea as Head Coach in September 2022 but was dismissed on 2 April 2023 when the team fell into the bottom half of the Premier League.

Born: Solihull, 20 May 1975.


Potter Thomas 'Tommy'

1892-93, 1894-95 to 1896-97 and 1899-1900 Inside-right

#TC      League 19 Apps 9 Goals      Cups 5 Apps 1 Goal

NSL      League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 28 January 1893 Gorton Villa (Home)


First appeared for Macclesfield in January 1893 probably on trial scoring the winning goal in the 3-2 home victory against Gorton Villa. Signed from Compstall in September 1894 but only made a single league appearance in the 1894-95 season.  In 1895-96 he was brought into the team for the final matches making one league appearance and for the Cheshire Senior Cup semi-final replay and the final to gain a winners' medal. Probably having proved himself in these end of season matches he featured regularly in the 1896-97 season scoring a brace of goals on three occasions. Returned for two matches in the 1899-1900 season assisting Hallefield-Macclesfield's North Staffordshire and District League side. (Hallefield had taken over the Moss Rose in 1897 when Macclesfield FC failed financially)



1935-36 Outside-right

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 29 February 1936 Mossley (Away)

A young local player given a trial when he took the place of Titley who was injured.


Potts Alan


1975-76 to 1977-78 Defender

NPL   League 24(0)1    Cups 5(0)0

Debut 16 August 1975 Gateshead United (Home)

Alan never appeared regularly for the Macclesfield Town senior side, such that his appearances were spread over the two spells he spent at the Moss Rose. Alan also made two appearances for Witton Albion at the beginning of the 1976-77 season.


Potts Reginald 'Reg'


1960-61 and 1961-62 Left-back

CL   League 25 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 7 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 20 August 1960 Wigan (Away)

Started his career at Wellington Scouts, Northwood Mission and Stoke City before signing for Port Vale in 1945.  National Service interrupted his career such that he could  only play regularly from February 1952, however, he made 277 league appearances and scored three goals. Reg helped Vale win the Third Division North Championship in 1954 and reached the FA Cup semi-final in the same year. 

He moved to Worcester City before signing for the Silkmen in 1960. A clever positional player, he appeared in every match in the 1960-61 season until February 1961 when he lost his place and only made one league appearance in the 1962-63 season.

Born: 31 July 1927. Died 28 January 1996, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent.


Potts W

1902-03 Centre-forward


#ML     League 17 Apps 3 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals 


Debut 6 September 1902 Northwich Victoria (Home)


Signed for the 1902-03 season. The first choice centre-forward for the majority of the season, but with only three goals to his credit it would seem that he lost his place in the middle of March 1903 which gave him the opportunity to play for Pickford Street.


Poulson J

1904-05 Left-back


#ML     League 27 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals


3 September 1904 Northwich Victoria (Away)


From the Crewe District Poulson was signed for the 1904-05 season. He went straight into the team and would appear to have played in the majority, if not all, matches throughout the season. Would appear to have been with Crewe Alexandra during the 1906-07 season.


Poundley C


Debut - unknown due to missing match information


There is no information recorded for this player.


Pountley Ken


1958-59 and 1959-60 Outside-left

CL   League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 10 January 1959 Witton Albion (Home)

Ken was a local player who was a member of the reserve side.


Pountley Philip


1955-56 and 1959-60 Left-half/inside-left

CL   League 4 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 14 September 1955 Tranmere Rovers Reserves  (Home)

Played for the local side Windsmoor and as an amateur first played for Macclesfield at the age of 17. Like his brother Ken, Philip was a member of the reserve side. His two goals came on his debut and in the following match at Runcorn.



1963-64 Centre-forward

CL   League 1 App  1 Goal

Debut 25 April 1964 Bangor City (Away)

A young player who came from the Potteries youth side, he was given a taste of senior football when several young players were used after the Silkmen had clinched the League Title.  He scored in the 1-1 draw. A member of the club's reserve team.



1949-50 Right-back


CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 8 March 1950 Rhyl (Away)


A member of the reserve team.


Powell Gary


1993-94 Forward

Conf   League 5(2)2    Cups 1(3)1

Debut 2 April 1994 Sub Dover Athletic (Away)

A trainee at Everton moving to the professional ranks in July 1987 but did not make any senior league appearances for Everton.  Spent time on loan at Lincoln City from September 1990 (eleven league appearances), Scunthorpe United from November 1990 (four appearances, one goal) and Wigan Athletic from March 1991 (14 appearances, four goals) signing a permanent deal in August 1991 (70 appearances, 13 goals) moving to Bury in August 1993 (five appearances and then Altrincham in the summer of 1993 (11 appearances, one goal)

Signed for Macclesfield Town on transfer deadline in March 1994 in exchange for Chris Sharratt.  His two league goals came in the 1-0 home victory against Welling and in the final match of the season, a 1-1 draw at Northwich Victoria. Gary gained winners' medals in the Conference League Cup and Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1994 when he was introduced from the substitutes' bench in both competitions.

On leaving Macclesfield in the summer of 1994 he went on to play for Welsh Clubs Bangor City (two appearances), Rhyl (40 appearances, nine goals), Flint Town United (15 appearances, six goals), Conwy United (32 appearances, 10 goals), returned to Rhyl (10 appearances, four goals)  and for five years at Total Network Solutions from 1997-2002 where he made 147 league appearances scoring 26 goals. He returned again to Rhyl where he made 102 appearances, scoring 15 goals from 2002-2008 and was a member of the team which in 2003-04 gained an unprecedented quadruple - Welsh Premier League title, Welsh Cup, League Cup and NWCFA Challenge Cup.

Gary was first-team coach at Chester FC from June 2010 to January 2014 and later coach at Stockport County.

Born: 2 April 1969, Hoylake.


Power Philip Damian 'Phil'


1993-94 to 1997-98 Forward

Conf   League 118(5)51    Cups 44(3)24

Debut 9 October 1993 Witton Albion (Away)

FL       League   21(17)7     Cups   3(2)0

Debut 9 August 1997 Torquay United (Home)

Started at Northwich Victoria where he was the youngest player to appear in a FA Trophy Final (40 appearances, five goals). He then moved to Witton Albion (January to May 1985, 21 appearances, three goals). Signed for Football League club Crewe Alexandra in August 1985 (27 league appearances, three goals), but the majority of his career was to be spent in semi-professional football.  On leaving Crewe signed for Horwich RMI then spent time with Sliema Wanderers in Malta leading to his nickname ‘The Maltese Falcon’. On returning to the UK played for Chorley (64 appearances, 34 goals), Barrow (20 appearances, one goal) and Stalybridge Celtic (36 appearances, 12 goals)

Joined Macclesfield Town in October 1993 where he established himself as one of the club's  leading scorers.  A tricky striker, who was always fast on the ball, adept at twisting round opponents and could always score from opportunist positions. Phil earned semi-professional honours for England (making his debut against the Republic of ireland on 27 February 1996), a FA Trophy winner’s medal in 1996 and was an integral part of the two Conference Championship sides in 1995 and 1997. Also gained winners' medals in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1994 and 1997.

Having enjoyed success in Macclesfield’s non-League days, it was unfortunate that Phil had to compete with other players in the 1997-98 season, Macclesfield's first season as a Football League side, although he still gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup competition in 1998. Unable to command a regular starting place resulted in Phil leaving the club in the summer of 1998. 

He went on to play for Altrincham (96 appearances, 18 goals), Radcliffe Borough (20 appearances, one goal), Bacup Borough and then spent time as Player/assistant manager of FC United of Manchester (22 appearances, six goals). In the summer of 2013 Phil was appointed joint manager with Barry Massey at Salford City and later was appointed sole manager but was dismissed in January 2014 after a series of poor results.

Phil works as a residential social worker for Salford City Council in children's homes.

Born: 25 July 1966.



1922-23 Defender


CL     League 1 App


Debut 5 May 1923 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)


Was a member of the Macclesfield Reserve team who played in the final match of the season.


Prescott Gilbert William 'Gil'


1993-94 to 2001-02  Assistant Manager/Youth Development Manager/Director of Youth Development/Director of Football

Manager - 37 Matches, Won 10, Drawn 12, Lost 15, %Win 27.02

Gil's first involvement in football came at Manchester City (hence his aversion to Manchester United and anything red) but it was in the Non-League scene that he played his football as a centre-forward and left-winger for Witton Albion (one appearance),  Bethesda Athletic, Llandudno, Witton Albion (four appearances, one goal), Northwich Victoria

(16 appearances, two goals), Winsford United and Witton Albion (16 appearances, two goals).

At the end of his playing days Gil spent 12 months as the National Coach for the Armed Services in Saudi Arabia based in Jeddah where he leant to speak Arabic. He had also travelled as a scout for Graham Taylor when he was manager at Aston Villa. He first teamed up with Sammy McIlroy as his assistant at Northwich Victoria and then Ashton United.

He came to Macclesfield in May 1993 as Sammy McIlroy's assistant but over the eight years he spent at the Moss Rose he held several roles. As Sammy's assistant the team enjoyed significant success winning the Vauxhall Conference twice, promotion to Nationwide League Division Three and the following season promotion to Division Two. They won the Conference league Cup, the Cheshire Senior Cup twice, Staffordshire Senior Cup twice, the Championship Shield three times and the Umbro FA Trophy played at Wembley. Even though he was assistant to Sammy, over time he took on the roles of Youth Development manager, Director of Youth Development and Director of Football. It was during his time as Director of Football that he was appointed manager when Peter Davenport decided to leave the club at the end of December 2000. Under his guidance the team completed the 2000-2001 season in 14th position. In October 2001 he stepped down from the managerial role to concentrate on his other responsibilities. During the summer of 2002 the club decided that due to financial constraints (they were still reeling from the loss of the failed ITV Digital company) they could only offer Gil a part-time contract and wanted to move him from a 'Football' Contract which included a specified length of time to a 'commercial' contract with a month's notice by either party. Gil felt that the workload required could  not be achieved in the restricted hours and elected to leave the club. This was a sad day for the supporters as he readily gave his time to them and never failed to speak to the fans at away matches. His forte always was, and always will be, spotting young talent and scouting overall, and his post-match notes on every single opposing player whilst at Macclesfield were brilliant as they were concise yet complete.

He was appointed Centre of ExcellenceCo-ordinator at Oldham Athletic with some involvement in scouting. After Sammy McIlroy had resigned from the position as manager of the Northern Ireland International Team he was appointed manager at Stockport County in November 2004 which led to a reunion with Gil who was appointed Chief Scout remaining there for just over a year until Sammy stepped down as manager.

Since then Gil has concentrated on scouting for various clubs including Plymouth Argyle, Sheffield United (May 2006 to June 2011) and Blackburn Rovers (July 2013 onwards). He is also an International Freelance Consultant providing individual player and team assessments worldwide and an International Consultant for Scout7 Ltd providing player assessment worldwide.

In recognition of the ad hoc assistance which Gil had been providing to Winsford United for quite some time, in October 2022 was appoionted their Director of Football.

Born: 18 October 1946.


Prescott Jack


1946-47 to 1949-50 Left-back

CL   League 117 Apps 5 Goals   Cups 21 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 19 October 1946 Runcorn (Home)

Jack moved from Sedgeley Park to Everton in 1937 as an amateur but was promoted to the  professional ranks  in 1938. He served in the Second World War, and on his return he played for Everton’s Central League side. Signed for the Silkmen in October 1946, he instantly won favour by virtue of his stylish and clever play. He was one of the finest backs in the Cheshire League at that time and made a big difference to the Silkmen’s defence.  His positioning, anticipation and kicking were of the highest order and he always put his heart into the game.


Price John

1979-80 Defender

NPL   League 3(0)0

Debut 18 August 1979 Gateshead (Away)

Signed from Rochdale, but otherwise there is no other information recorded about this player.


Price Lewis


2019-20 Forward

FL     League 0(0)0     Cups 0(1)0

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

Member of Macclesfield Town's academy who made his senior debut when contracted senior players were on strike due to late payment of wages which was his sole appearance for the 2019-20 season.

Registered to play in the first and reserve teams for Cheadle Heath Nomads in the 2021-22 season. During the 2022-23 season he only made appearances for Cheadle Heath Nomads reserve team.


Price Ryan

Ryan Price

1995-96 to 1999-2000 Goalkeeper

Conf   League 59(0)0     Cups 30(0)0

Debut 4 November 1995 Hednesford Town (Away)

FL       League 99(1)0     Cups 16(0)0

Debut 9 August 1997 Torquay United (Home)

Ryan spent six years at Stafford Rangers completing a record 320 consecutive league appearances, where he also collected four England semi-pro caps, making his debut against Wales on 3 March 1992.  In 1994 Barry Fry made a successful £40,000 bid for Ryan which took him to Birmingham City where he was involved with the team when they won the old Second Division and the Auto Windscreen Shield. 

He moved to Macclesfield in November 1995 for a fee of £15,000, where he became the first choice ‘keeper and along the way earned two further semi-pro England caps, a FA Trophy winners medal in 1996, was an important member of the 1997 Conference championship side and gained a winners' medal in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1997. Ryan was a fearless ‘keeper who kept 20 clean sheets, in all competitions, in the 1997-98 season and played with £20,000 worth of titanium plates and screws in his face following an on-field accident at Southport the previous season. Was a member of the Nationwide League Division 3 side which won promotion to Division 2 as runners-up in 1997-98. In the same season he gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup. He did not fare as well in the old Second Division at a time when the team as a whole found life difficult, and in his final season at the Moss Rose, Lee Martin came onto the scene to replace Ryan but, in his last match, he came on from the bench to make his 100th League appearance before moving to Telford United and later Stafford Rangers.  Ryan was a Sales Account Manager supplying refuse disposal vehicles and is now Trash UK business development director.

Born: Wolverhampton, 13 March 1970.


Priest Christopher 'Chris'

Chris Priest

1999-00 to 2003-04 Midfielder

FL   League 140(10)13    Cups 18(1)1

Debut 7 August 1999 Northampton Town (Home)

Chris was a trainee at Everton where he signed his first professional contract in June 1992. Spent time on loan at Chester City from September 1994 (11 league appearances, one goal), signing a permanent deal in January 1995 (156 appearances, 25 goals).

Signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1999 he quickly became a regular in the starting line-up. Chris was an integral part of the midfield, always using his experience to the full and worked tirelessly from box to box.  His ability to move forward enabled him to contribute several useful goals including two late goals in the home victory against Carlisle United, the second of which was the last goal to be scored in the 20th century by a Football League player. 

Chris has since played for League of Wales sides Bangor City and Colwyn Bay from where he retired from playing to become a delivery driver for a leading pharmaceutical company.

Born: Leigh, 18 October 1973.



1931-32 Centre-forward


CL     League 6 Apps 2 Goals


Debut 21 November 1931 Manchester North End (Away)


A young player living in Oldham who was discovered and tutored by club captain James Burridge. Filled the centre-forward role from late November to the end of December 1931 scoring on his debut, but lost his place when the free-scoring John Jepson was signed.


Prince Eric

1948-49 Forward

CL    League 1 App 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 18 September 1948 Northwich Victoria  (Away) FA Cup Second Preliminary Round

Initially played for his local village club Ipstones before joining Port Vale in 1944 remaining there until 1948, although in the whole of his time there he only made 29 league appearances scoring seven goals.  During his time at Vale he played at West Bromwich Albion and guested at Crewe Alexandra. He was released by Port Vale in February 1948 when he moved to the Moss Rose. 

He only featured in two matches for the Silkmen, finishing on the losing side on both occasions. On leaving the Silkmen he played for Simplex Creda.

Born: 11 December 1924. Died: 18 January 2003.


Prior C



Debut (?) 7 April 1877 Normacot (Away)


There is no information recorded about this player but as he appears to have made just a single appearance for Macclesfield it may well be that he was a guest player attached to another team.


Pritchard Ken


1949-50 Inside-left

CL   League 22 Apps 8 Goals   Cups 5 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 22 October 1949 Chester Reserves (Home)

Ken was signed for a fee of £200 from Wrexham where he had spent four seasons.  He was described as a clever ball player and a schemer and from October 1949 to the end of the season he filled the inside-left position on a regular basis.  He scored two goals on his debut in the 5-1 home victory, with his single goal in cup competitions scored in the 4-2 victory against Winsford United in the semi-final of the Cheshire Senior Cup.


Proctor Peter


1958-59 Left-winger

CL   League 14 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 23 August 1958 Buxton (Home)

Appeared regularly in the first half of the 1958-59 season for Macclesfield Town. On leaving Macclesfield signed for Witton Albion (August 1959 to April 1960, 30 appearances, four goals). It is thought that he may then have played for Oswestry Town.


Proudlove Andrew George 'Andy'


1980-81 Forward

NPL   League 2(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 25 October 1980 Workington Town (Away)

Andy’s football career started at Reading in 1971 (five league appearances), after which he moved to his home town club Buxton, and then Mossley in September 1972 (10 appearances) before returning to Buxton in October 1972.

He moved back into the Football League with Sheffield Wednesday for the 1975-76 season (15 league appearances). He was then on the books of Norwich City in 1976-77 (one league appearance) and Hereford United in 1977-78 (11 league appearances), however he was unable to establish himself at any of the Football League clubs. He returned to Buxton in 1978 for a short time before moving to Port Vale in November for a fee of £1,000, but after five consecutive games he had not solved Vale’s problems at that time and moved back into the non-league scene with Stafford Rangers.

Andy signed for the Silkmen in 1980 and whilst he was an attacking player, he did not always do himself justice and was transferred to Matlock Town before returning to Buxton for a third time.  Spent time in Finland with Kuopion Palloseura FC in 1982.

Born: 15 January 1955. Died: 25 September 2010, Leek.

(Thanks to Mossley FC  for photograph)



1913-14 Full-back


LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 20 April 1914 Hindley Central (Away)


A member of the Macclefield FC Reserve team who played in two consecutive end-of-season matches in place of Harry Pearson.


Pyatt E


1897-98 Left-half

#SDL     League 7 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 16 October 1897 Disley (Away)

There is no information recorded for this player.


Quinn James

1947-48 Forward

CL    League 1 App

Debut 11 October 1947 Witton Albion (Home)

Previously played for Buxton and was brought in by the directors in the hope that along with Orwin they would add greater power and thrust to the forward line. Only featuring in a single match it would appear that Quinn did not match up to the directors' hopes..


Quinn Patrick

1948-49 Right-half

CL   League 25 Apps 3 Goals    Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 22 September 1948 Northwich Victoria (Home)

Played for Scotland at Under 18 level in the match against England in 1937. He then signed professionally for Leeds United moving to Halifax the following season. During the 1947-48 season he made 34 appearances and scored 17 goals for Workington.

On signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1948 he went on to feature regularly from September 1948 to the beginning of April 1949.



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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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