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Tabner Colin


1967-68 Goalkeeper

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals    Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 October 1967 New Brighton (Home) NW Floodlit League

Colin was the reserve team goalkeeper who deputised for senior goalkeeper John Cooke. He was signed by Mossley in 1971 from Ashton United to whom he later returned and played for them on three different occasions. He also spent three spells at Hyde United. Later coached local youth football team Medlock Rangers.

(Thanks go to Mossley FC for photo)


Taberner Fred


1967-68 Forward

CL   League 31(2)13    Cups 20(0)12

Debut 19 August 1967 Buxton (Home)

 Whilst studying at Leeds University he played for and captained the Leeds University team and played for the England University team. He was then on the books of Bolton Wanderers and Leeds UInited where he featured occasionally in the reserve team. He joined Wigan Athletic in December 1958 making 115 appearances in all competitions, scoring 67 goals including six in the 7-2 win at Crompton Recs in a Lancashire Cup replay. On leaving Wigan he signed for Horwich RMI (1961-62 and 1962-63) and then Altrincham (1963-64) and Morecambe (1964-65). He had one trial game with Bury in August 1965 before joining Chorley but swiftly moved to Witton Albion in September 1965 (91 appearances, 63 goals).

Signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1967, he appeared regularly on the score sheet and was described as a schemer, diligent and hardworking player. Fred played his part in the wonderful FA Cup run in his sole season with the club which culminated in the well documented tie against Fulham.

Finding the travelling from his home in Chorley difficult, Fred elected to re-sign for Chorley in May 1968 as a player/coach.

He was employed as a lecturer by the Education Authority in Chorley and taught PE to boys in the evenings.

He was a virtuoso pianist, equally at home entertaing the crowd around the upright piano at Blackrod Working Men's club as he was playing one of Chopin's Nocturnes on a grand piano.

Born: 29 April 1938, Chorley. Died: 15 June 2022, Bolton.


Tagg Ernest


1949-50 Inside-right/Left-half

CL   League  8 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 20 August 1949 Buxton (Home)

First played for Bedford Street School (Crewe) and Willaston White Star before signing for Crewe Alexandra in October 1937 (19 league appearances, seven goals), then Wolverhampton Wanderers in May 1938 (one appearance), Bournemouth in May 1939 (80 appearances, eight goals) and Carlisle United in November 1948 (five appearances, one goal). Also played in Stockport County WW2 team.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1949. In his first five appearances for the Silkmen at inside-right he scored four goals including two on his debut. He was then moved to left-half, with his last appearance for the club on 1 October 1949 in the  FA Cup Preliminary Round against Congleton Town.  After this match he was released at his own request.

During his playing career he was milkman and held a beer delivery round, both of which fitted in with his football duties.

When his playing career ended he returned to Crewe Alexandra where he held various positions - manager (1964-71 and 1974-75), secretary, trainer and groundsman.

Away from football, along with his wife, managed three pubs in Crewe all named 'The Vine'.

Born: 15 November 1917. Died: 29 November 2006.





Debut 17 February 1877 Leek (Away)


There is no information recorded for this player who was drafted into the side for the match at Leek when Macclesfield fielded a weakened team.


Tait John Robert 'Jack'


1977-78 Defender

NPL   League 12(0)1     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 7 February 1978 Stalybridge Celtic NW Floodlit League

Jack had spent 12 months at Manchester United before moving to Kirkby Town and Wigan Athletic.  He was then captain at Netherfield in the 1976-77 season, and after short spells at Southport, Lancaster City and South Liverpool moved to Macclesfield Town in February 1978 (his one goal came against Wigan Athletic on 4 March 1978) returning to South Liverpool in the summer of 1978.  Then played for Witton Albion from March 1981 to September 1981 but his career was ended by a tackle which dislocated his ankle and tore ligaments.

By trade he was a commercial artist.


Taite David

1980-81 Defender

NPL   League 1(0)0

Debut 6 September 1980 Southport (Home)

Came to the Moss Rose having previously played for Wigan Athletic Reserves.  His only senior appearance came in a 2-0 defeat.


Tansey Mark David


1981-82 Midfielder

NPL League 15(4)4    Cups 4(2)0

Debut 15 August 1981 Gateshead (Home)

Initially on the books of Everton and then Bury and Witton Albion (August 1980 to April 1981, 24 appearances three goals).

Signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1981 he was described a tremendous tackler.

He went on to play for Marine, Prescot Cables and Southport (one appearance).

Away from football spent from 1983 to 2010 as a youth worker in  Crosby. An employee counsellor at BT.


Tatton Jack

1927-28 Forward


CL     League 30 Apps 10 Goals     Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 10 September 1927 Altrincham (Home)


Signed from Nantwich having previously been on the books of Bolton Wanderers, most of his appearances came at outside-left, although in a season of many positional changes, he also featured occasionally at centre-forward and outside-right. A speedy player with a good shot he regularly appeared on the score sheet, probably his best performance coming in the 4-0 home victory against Manchester North End in November 1927 when he scored two goals.


Tavo Jack


1919-20 Centre-forward

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 26 December 1919 Witton Albion (Home)

From Manchester, he was one of a significant number of players given a trial during the 1919-20 season. Was on the books of Manchester City during the 1916-17 season and later played for Hurst and from 1920 to 1922 for Mossley where he made 27 appearances and scored 13 goals.

(Thanks go to Mossley FC for photograph)



1913-14 Outside-right


LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 6 September 1913 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)


In the 1912-13 season played for Atherton and Hindley Central. Featured  in the opening two matches of the season but was replaced by the highly thought of Lappin, however, Taylor became a member of the Macclesfield reserve team.



1946-47 Outside-right

CL   League 1 App    Cups 1 App 1 Goal

Debut 31 August 1946 Buxton (Home)


One of several players given a trial in Macclesfield's first season following the Second World War.  Although he scored in the 2-0 home win against Congleton Town in the first round of the Challenge Cup, he did not feature again.


Taylor Brian


1976-77 Caretaker Manager

A junior at Rochdale he signed his first professional contract in March 1962 going to make 139 appearances in all competitions, scoring eight goals playing as a wing-half.  Moved to Altrincham for the 1968-69 season initially featuring as a wing-half but early in the season converted to centre-back making 290 appearances in all competitions, scoring 11 goals.

Having lost his place in the Altrincham team he joined Buxton in the 1973-74 season where he became player/manager and then moved to Ashton United as a player in 1975 (four appearances).

Joined Macclesfield Town in December 1975 as joint manager of the reserves with John Barnes. Spent a few weeks in October and November 1976 as caretaker manager of the senior side following the resignation of John Barnes.

On leaving Macclesfield played for Hyde United and Nantwich Town before becoming manager at New Mills.

Born: 29 June 1942.


Taylor Fred


1935-36 and 1936-37 Outside-left

CL     League 25 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 4 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 11 September 1935 Crewe Alexandra Reserves  (Away)

Initially played for Bedford FC (South East Lancashire League) before signing for Rochdale as an amateur in January 1935, turning professional in August 1935.

As a member of Macclesfield's reserve team in 1935-36 he made three senior appearances as a defender. Fred graduated to the senior side for the 1936-37 season featuring at outside-left on a fairly regular basis but he had to share the position with Dunkerley.

On leaving the Macclesfield he moved to Hurst (summer of 1937), Stalybridge Celtic (August 1938) and finally Bacup.


Taylor George


1929-30 Forward

CL     League 36 Apps 25 Goals     Cups 12 Apps 12 Goals

Debut 31 August 1929 Nantwich (Home) Challenge Cup R1

Initially played for Ferranti's FC before moving to Hurst (1923-24, 17 appearances, three goals) and then Oldham Athletic (1924-29, 74 appearances, 22 goals) spending a short time on loan at Hurst in 1926 (two appearances, two goals).

Signed for Macclesfield in August 1929, was always known as 'Happy' by both his fellow players and the supporters, George completed his sole season at the Moss Rose as joint top-scorer with Billy Johnston, scoring three hat-tricks, two of which came in the Cheshire Senior Cup competition in which he gained a winners' medal.

On leaving Macclesfield he spent a short time with Sandbach Ramblers before returning to Hurst (1930-33,

94 appearances, 90 goals). He then signed for Newport County (1933-34, 11 appearances, six goals) and was with Yeovil and Petters United for an unknown period of time (although he played in a match for them in November 1934) before completing his career back at Hurst (1934-36, 61 appearances, 28 goals).

Born: 23 January 1901.



Taylor R

1886-87 and 1887-88

Debut 11 December 1886 Crewe Alexandra Cheshire Senior Cup Round 1


There is no information recorded for this player.


Taylor Rhys Francis


2012-13 to 2014-15 and 2018-19 Goalkeeper

NC     League 109(0)0     Cups 6(0)0

FL      League 9(0)0          Cups 3(0)0

Debut Ebbsfleet United 1 February 2013

A trainee at Chelsea, Rhys featured in the youth and reserve teams as well as an unused substitute for Premier League matches signing his first professional contract in July 2007. During his time at Chelsea he spent time on loan firstly as cover at Queens Park Rangers From November 2009 to January 2010 (no league appearances), then Crewe Alexandra from July 2010 to May 2011 (44 appearances) and Rotherham United from January to May 2012 (20 appearances). After his release by Chelsea he was without a club from July 2012 to January 2013 when he was signed by Preston North End but was released without making a senior appearance.

Rhys was signed by Macclesfield Town on transfer deadline day in January 2013 to take the place of the injured Lance Cronin. Other than for one match when he was serving a suspension, Rhys was ever-present to the end of the season making some impressive performances.  He continued as the Silkmen's first-choice 'keeper through the 2013-14 season when he was almost ever-present, only missing one league and two major cup matches.

Signed non-contract forms for the first half of the 2014-15 season enabling him to keep his options open but wanting to play regular first team football signed a permanent contract for the second half of the season. Rhys was again the first choice 'keeper for the 2014-15 season making more appearances (48) than any other player. Enjoyed another excellent season keeping 18 clean sheets, saving penalties and making some important and, at times, spectacular saves.  His 100th appearance in all competitions for the Silkmen came on 24 January 2015 in the home match against Lincoln City and he was voted joint Players' Player of the Year alongside George Pilkington.

Offered a new contract by Macclesfield in the summer of 2015, Rhys opted to sign for Football League club Newport County where he failed to establish himself in the team only making one league appearance but spent time on loan at Wrexham from October 2015 to May 2016 (27 appearances). Signed for AFC Fylde in August 2016 (44 appearances) spending time on loan at Tranmere Rovers from January to May 2018 (six appearances).

Returned to Macclesfield Town in July 2018 signing a one-year deal.  In the opening months of the 2018-19 season he shared goalkeeping duties with Kieran O'Hara, but after the 4-1 defeat in the home match against Bury on 3 November 2018 he lost his place with O'Hara taking the gloves for the remainder of the season. Subsequently incurred hip and groin injuries (in training) and did not return to the first team for the remainder of the season with Manny Idem appointed as the second string goalkeeper.

Having been released by Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2019 signed for Bradford Park Avenue in August 2019 but has subsequently been released.

Rhys has also won International caps for Wales at U17, U19 and U21 levels.

Born: 7 April 1990.


Taylor W


1908-09 to 1910-11 Left-half

ML     League 74 Apps 3 Goals     Cups 16 Apps 3 Goals

Debut 10 October 1908 New Mills (Away)

Started his foorball career at Miles Platting North End and in his first season the team won the league championship. He then signed for Tonge where, for two successive seasons, they were Manchester League champions and holders of the Manchester Junior Cup. Next he signed for Newton Heath and then Stalybridge Rovers in the Lancashire League, again winning a championship medal. During the following two seasons he was captain of Oldham Athletic in the Lancashire Conbination where he won a further two medals. Next stop was Denton where he won another champuionship medal, after which he recieved an invitation to go to Clapton Orient which he declined for family reasons bvut shortly after signed for Chorley.

Joined Macclesfield early in the 1908-09 season. During his three seasons with Macclesfield Taylor appeared regularly and only missed matches when he was unfit including when he was recovering from a broken cheek bone in the 1908-09 season.

He enjoyed a successful time with the Silkmen gaining a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in the 1910-11 and he was a member of the team which won the Manchester League Championship in 1908-09 and 1910-11.

During the 1913-14 season he played for Stalybridge Celtic.


Teague Andrew Harry

Andrew Teague

2004-05 to 2007-08 Defender

FL   League 39(5)2     Cups 6(1)1

Debut 7 December 2004 Lincoln City (Home)

Andrew was still a trainee playing in the reserve and youth sides when he made his senior debut at a time when the Silkmen’s defence was decimated by injury. At the beginning of the 2005-06 season Andrew was awarded his first professional contract, but had to wait until November to make his first appearance of the season for the senior side, after which he featured regularly in the starting line-up.  Andrew rarely gave a below-par performance, whether he played in his more accustomed role on the right of a three-man central defence, or at right-back in a four-man line, looked comfortable on the ball and distributed accurately. Featuring regularly again at the start of the 2006-07 season  in the centre of the defence, he was unfortunate to break a leg in a collision with Jonny Brain in the match at Stockport County in November 2006 which left him side-lined for the remainder of the season. After months of rehab, including learning how to run again, Andrew regained full fitness during the 2007-08 season, but with no opportunities for him at the Moss Rose, he spent some time on loan at Tamworth and Hyde United and was released in the summer of 2008.

Signed for Leigh Genesis in July 2008 (11 appearances, one goal in all competitions) moving to Lancaster City in January 2009 where he became club captain. Andrew moved to Chorley at the end of the January 2011 transfer window where he was captain. He led his side to the Championship of the Evo-Stik NPL Premier League in the 2013-14 season and was the BetBright Step 3 & 4 Player of the Year.

In 2018 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the formation of the Northern Premier League (now the Evo-Stik League) a vote was held to find the top 100 NPL players in which Andrew came a very respectable fourth.

Named in the National League North team of the year for the 2018-19 season.

Moved back to Lancaster City during the summer of 2020 after almost a decade at Chorley where he played 390 games scoring 35 goals. Remains under contract at Lancaster City for the 2022-23 season. Following the departure from Lancaster City of manager Mark Fell, Andrew was appointed interim manager on 22 Novemeber 2023 remaining in the role until 4 January 2024 when it was announced that he had decided to leave Lancaster to pursue a new challenge in his playing career which, the following day, turned out to be at NPL-Division 1 side Clitheroe.

Away from football Andrew is a full-time carer in a Residential Home.

Born: Preston, 5 February 1986.


Telford William Albert



1981-82 Forward

NPL   League 17(3)5     Cups 5(2)2

Debut 15 August 1981 Gateshead (Home)

Billy started his career in the youth set up at Tranmere Rovers rising to the reserve team but made his Football League debut after his transfer to Manchester City in August 1975 (one appearance).  According to his Linkedin records he was then on the books of Burnley but there is no record of him making any senior appearances at Turf Moor.  He moved to Peterborough United in September 1975 (four appearances, two goals) spending time at Colchester United on loan in September 1975 (two appearances, one goal). Having been unable to establish himself with a Football League club he moved to Ireland with Cork Hibs and later to Canada where he played for Ottawa Tigers.  On his return to the UK he played for Bangor City, where he is listed as one of their legends, and Worcester City.

Next stop was Macclesfield, and whilst he was not a regular member of the side, he had a useful strike rate of a goal almost every four matches. He signed off with a goal in each of the last two matches of the season against King’s Lynn and Grantham.

On leaving the Silkmen at the end of the 1981-82 season he signed for Northwich Victoria.

On his retirement from football in 1985 he spent 28 years as a member of the Cheshire Constabulary when he played for the North West and the Great Britain Police Teams. In 2019 was a director of High Bird Shooting Limited.

Born: 5 March 1956.


Temple Ernest Daniel

1937-38 Goalkeeper

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 13 November 1937 Hyde United (Home)

At the start of his career played for West Kirby Central, Heswell FC and Hoylake before signing for Tranmere Rovers (August 1931), then returned to Hoylake (March 1933), New Brighton (July 1935), Tranmere Rovers again (September 1936) and Northwich Victoria.

Given a one match trial in November 1937 at a time when the first choice 'keeper Frank Thiemicke had been surprisingly dropped, but he conceded four goals in the 4-4 draw.  Thiemicke was reinstated the following week


Templeton Matthew 'Matty'


2015-16 Midfielder

NC     League 0(1)0

Debut 2 April 2016 Sub Braintree Town (Home)

Progressed through the Academy at Barnsley, he had impressed with their Under 18s and Under 21s teams before breaking into the first team during the 2015-16 season going on to make two league appearances scoring a single goal at senior level.

Joined Macclesfield Town on loan towards the end of March 2016 until the end of the season. Made just one appearance as a 77th minute substitute replacing Danny Rowe on the left wing in home match against Braintree Town on 2 April 2016.  Returned to Barnsley at the end of his loan.

Given further loan spells from Barnsley at Gainsborough Trinity from October to November 2016 (10 appearances, two goals) and North Ferriby United from January to May 2017 (seven appearances). Released by Barnsley in the summer of 2017 signed for Shaw Lane in July 2017 but quickly moved to Ossett Town in September 2017 and then Worksop Town in November 2017, signing on dual registration for Matlock Town in January 2018, moving to Harworth Colliery in March 2019. Returned to Worksop Town in the summer of 2019 having recovered from a leg break which kept him out of contention for the majority of the 2018-19 season. Joined Central Midlands North Division side Retford United in August 2020 moving to SJR Worksop (St Josephs Rockware (Worksop)) in December 2021. Towards the end of the 2022-23 season moved sideways to Harworth Colliery where he remained for the 2023-24 season.

Born: 28 October 1996.


Tereskinas Andrejus


2000-01 Defender

FL    League 0(1)0

Debut 17 February 2001 Sub Hartlepool United (Home)

An experienced left-back, Andrejus had appeared for Skonto Riga in the Champions League qualifying rounds at the start of the season before joining the Silkmen on a non-contract basis for a taste of English football.  Injury and administrative problems over his work permit, meant that he was ineligible for selection for competitive games until the middle of February 2001 when he made his Football League debut replacing the injured Chris Priest in the 39th minute in the match against Hartlepool United, when he was asked to play in a wide-left midfield position in which he was clearly uncomfortable.  At the time it was difficult to understand why he was used in this position when his career had been based on a left-back role, especially when another experienced midfielder was on the bench in Steve Wood, however, in a post-match comment Gil Prescott said that they thought the team would benefit from the height of Andrejus. He was indeed a tall and powerfully built defender who, when he was with Macclesfield, had represented Lithuania for over a decade (from 1991 to 2000) and held the record for the number of caps for his country at that time (56 appearances, three goals). An article in a matchday programme by Andy Fraser mentioned that after leaving Macclesfield Andrejus had found it difficult to settle permanently at another club in Europe, eventually putting his CV on the internet.

Has since been on the books of FK Zalgiris (twice) and FC Almaty.

Born: Telsiai, Lithuania, 10 July 1970.


Thiemicke George Albert

Frederick Frank

Known as 'Frank'

Surname pronounced 'Timmicky'


1935-36 to 1937-38 Goalkeeper

CL    League 101 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 24 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 31 August 1935 Buxton (Home)

Before joining Macclesfield Frank was captain of Endon Rovers in the Leek and Moorlands League, after which he moved to the North Staffs Church League and then to Baddeley Green where he was again captain. In 1934 he moved to Stoke, signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1935.

During his three seasons with the club he was the senior team 'keeper and rarely missed more than one match at a time through injury.  However, in March 1937 he was dropped to the reserves following four straight defeats, but was re-instated for the final match of the season and retained his position for the 1937-38 season.

Attended Burslem Art School for two years and then joined a well-known firm of tile manufacturers. Formed Endon Fireplace Supplies, where he designed most of the fireplaces and carried out business with Macclesfield builders.

A keen sportsman, he was a swimmer, tennis player and cricketer.



1921-22 Left-back


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 27 August 1921 Mossley (Away)


With Stoke reserves in the 1920-21 season, he played in a pre-season practice match for Macclesfield.  With Harry Pearson out injured  at the start of the season Thomas featured in his place in the opening match. Whether Thomas remained with the club for the remainder of the season is unknown as there is no record of him playing for the reserves, however, he was signed by Stafford Rangers for the 1922-23 season.


Thomas Adam Christopher


2014-15 Midfielder

NC     League 0(2)0     Cups 0(1)0

Debut 13 September 2014 Sub Dover Athletic (Away)

Liverpool born Adam joined Stoke City from Everton where he played twice for their Under 21 side. During the 2014-15 season he was in his third year with the Potters' Under 21 side and had made 35 appearances for Stoke at that level.

Signed on loan for Macclesfield at the end of August 2014 until the end of December 2014. With few opportunities available to him, Adam only made three substitute appearances and was an unused substitute on eight occasions during his time at Macclesfield, returning to Stoke at the end of December 2014.

Having been released by Stoke City joined Hednesford Town in February 2015 initially on loan, signing a permanent deal in August 2015, where he won five of the seven year end awards for the 2015-16 season. Moved to Stockport County in July 2016 being released in the summer of 2021 after which he signed for Curzon Ashton. Moved to Chester FC in May 2022 initially on a one year deal with his contract extended for the 2023-24 season leaving the club in the summer of 2024.

Born: 4 February 1994.


Thomas Arthur

1955-56 Forward

CL    League 3 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 31 December 1955 Northwich Victoria (Away)

An amateur who was signed in December 1955 at the age of 19, when he was  undertaking his National Service in the RAF and stationed at Wilmslow.  Prior to joining the RAF he played in Welsh soccer. His goal came in the 3-2 victory against Crewe Alexandra in the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup.


Thomas Daniel 'Danny'

Danny Thomas

2007-08 and 2008-09 Midfielder

FL   League 67(16)6     Cups 8 (1)0

Debut 11 August 2007 Bradford City (Away)

Danny is a former Nottingham Forest trainee although he made his first senior appearance at Leicester City who he joined in May 1998 making three Premier League appearances from the substitutes’ bench.  Signed for AFC Bournemouth in February 2002 (59 appearances, two goals) moving to Boston United in March 2004 (82 appearances, eight goals). In the 2006-07 season he signed two short term contracts firstly with Shrewsbury Town from July 2006 to January 2007 (six appearances) and secondly with Hereford United from January to June 2007 (15 appearances, two goals). 

The lively wing-man, wanting to resurrect his career, turned down an offer from Hereford United and was one of Paul Ince’s last signings in the summer of 2007 when he made the move to Macclesfield Town. In the 2007-08 season Danny was almost ever-present and made more appearances than any of his colleagues. Very much an attacking out-and-out left winger who used his extraordinary pace to good effect, and was not afraid to cut into the centre of the pitch when surging forward. He scored four goals, two of which were winning strikes. In the 2008-09 season Danny continued to use his pace, but with a different formation using only two or three in the midfield, opportunities for his wide play were restricted and he was often substituted when in the starting line-up or came on form the bench.

Having been released by Macclesfield Town at the end of the 2008-09 season he signed for Kettering Town in August 2009 (34 appearances, three goals) moving to Tamworth in July 2010 (82 appearances, 10 goals). He signed for Icelandic Club FH in May 2012 (15 appearances) where he gained a Championship winners' medal and played in two rounds of the Europa League.

Danny retired from playing football in January 2013 to work for an estate agency company.

Born: Leamington Spa, 1 May 1981.


Thomas Michael David


2009-10 to 2011-12 Defender

FL   League 2(8)0

Debut 29 September 2009 Sub Burton Albion (Away)

Michael  progressed through the ranks at the Moss Rose and was given his first professional contract in the summer of 2010.  Equally capable of playing in defence or in the midfield, where he has played for both the reserve and the senior sides. Wanting to play regularly, Michael spent time on loan at Mossley in the 2010-11 season (28 appearances, two goals) and at the beginning of the 2011-12 season he spent three months on loan at Leek Town. On returning to the Moss Rose there were few opportunities for Michael, whose two starts came at Accrington at the beginning of January and in the home match against Plymouth at the end of February.

Released in the summer of 2012 at the end of his contract he signed for Colwyn Bay in the summer of 2012 moving to Leek Town in October 2012. Joined Northwich Victoria in August 2013 spending time on loan back at Leek Town (January 2014) leaving Northwich in August 2015 when he played for Linotype Cheadle Heath Nomads for a short time before signing for Mossley in September 2015. Left Mossley in April 2016 to work in the Netherlands but returned to re-join them in November 2017 but also featured for Winsford United from December 2017 (possible dual registration). Signed for Wythenshawe in the summer of 2020. It would appear that he left Wythemshawe at the end of the 2020-21 season and was without a club until he returned there in March 2022 moving back to Winsford United in the summer of 2022.

Born: Manchester, 12 August 1992.


Thomasson Edward


1919-1920 Defender

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut  6 March 1920 Northern Nomads (Home) Altrincham Cup

Before moving to Macclesfield had played for Nottingham Forest, Rochdale (1910), Nelson (1911), Rochdale again (1912), Hurst during the 1912-13 season and back to Rochdale for a third time during the 1912-13 season. Initially played in the Macclesfield reserve team with his senior appearances, in three different positions, all coming in the final weeks of the 1919-20 season at a time when the club were clearing a backlog of matches especially in the Subsidiary Competition and in a season when almost 70 different players featured.



1959-60 Forward


CL   League 4 Apps 2 Goals


Debut 26 March 1960 Runcorn (Home)


All his appearances came within a month at the end of the season.  It was reported that he was not afraid of having a shot at goal, proof of which came when he scored two goals in the home match against Stalybridge Celtic, however, unfortunately he found himself on the losing side.


Thompson A


Debut  3 November 1877 Leek (Away)


There is no information recorded for this player.


Thompson Milan


2013-14 and 2014-15 Forward/midfielder

NC     Cups 1(2)0

Debut 3 April 2014 Sub Northwich Victoria (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup semi-final replay

Prior to joining Macclesfield Town Milan was with Manchester United and Manchester City, joining the Silkmen's former Centre of Excellence under 14 side progressing to first year apprentice in the youth team. Milan's strongest position is at centre forward but he can also play in all mid-field positions. He makes good use of his electric pace, is a good passer of the ball and displays an excellent work rate.  Given an opportunity at senior level as a second half substitute in a Thursday evening Cheshire Senior Cup match in the 2013-14 season when senior players were being rested. Milan signed a professional contract at the start of the 2014-15 season but only made two appearances in the Cheshire Senior Cup Competition.

Would appear to have been released by Macclesfield during the 2014-15 season as he was registered as a player for the now defunct Stockport Sports FC. With NWCL side Irlam at the start of the 2020-21 season moving to Egerton in the summer of 2021 continuing to play for them in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons.



1949-50 Inside-right


CL   League 1 App 1 Goal    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut  27 August 1949 Hyde United (Away)


Enjoyed a wonderful debut when he was provider for the first goal and scored the winner in the 2-1 victory, but only made one further appearance in the next match in the first round home defeat against Congleton Town in the Challenge Cup.


Thorne James Samuel


2014-15 and 2016-17 Midfielder

NC     League 3(3)0     Cups 1(1)0

Debut 24 February 2015 Crewe Alexandra (Home) Cheshire Senior Cup Round 2

Started his career with the Manchester City Academy,  signing for Salford City in October 2014 (three appearances).

Moved to Macclesfield Town in February 2015 signing non-contract forms but only made one appearance in the Cheshire Senior Cup competition.

Joined the Academy at Nottingham Forest in 2016 initially playing  in their Development team.  Made his senior professional debut against Millwall in the EFL Cup in August 2016.

Re-joined Macclesfield on loan in February 2017 but few opportunities came his way. His three starts in the 2016-17 season were all  at the end of the season at a time when manager John Askey was resting players whilst completing a backlog of fixtures.

Having been released by Nottingham Forest at the end of the 2016-17 season signed for Hartlepool United (two appearances) but was released at the end of December 2017. Since then has played for Egerton.

From October 2018 has been the Regional Manager for Pro Football Academy's Manchester Central site.

Born: 3 January 1996.


Thorneycroft Dave

1977-78 Midfielder

NPL   League 5(1)0

Debut 10 September 1977 Gateshead (Home)

There are no records available for this player.


Thornley Jesse


1934-35 to 1937-38 Right-half/Right-back

CL     League 74 Apps 1 Goal     Cups 18 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 27 October 1934 Hurst (Away)

In his school days Jesse represented Bolton Schoolboys. At senior level he played for Stalybridge Celtic and Lancaster Town before signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1934. His first matches for the Silkmen came when he deputised for his elder brother, Thomas, earning praise as a worthy deputy. However, his first two seasons saw him as a bit-part player, but he secured a regular place in the team for the 1936-37 season when he was almost ever-present at right-back. Following a handful of early appearances in the 1938-39 season he moved to Droylsden.


Thornley Thomas

1934-35 Right-back

CL     League 35 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 8 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 August 1934 Buxton (Home)

The elder brother of Jesse, who, as schoolboy, represented Bolton in inter-town matches. On leaving school he signed for Lancaster Town before playing for Crewe Alexandra (August 1927), and Stalybridge Celtic (summer 1928) where he was captain and remained there until his move to Macclesfield.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1934, he was the team's vice-captain and played in the majority of matches as a reliable defender with a powerful kick, giving little away, a good tackler and always calm under pressure.

Along the way he gained several honours: four schoolboy medals, Lancashire Junior Cup winners' medal, Lancashire Combination Championship medal and a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal with Macclesfield in 1935.

By trade he was a cotton operative and enjoyed playing tennis. In the context of the day it was worthy reporting that he was a non-smoker.



1953-54 Left-back


CL    League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 22 August 1953 Buxton (Home)


With Norman Gillott sustaining a pre-season injury, Thornton, a member of the reserve team, filled in for the opening match of the season.


Thorp E


Debut - unknown due to missing information


There is no information recorded for this player.


Thorp John Walter Hook VD


1876-77 Defender

Debut 28 October 1876 Stoke (Home)

A member of the 8th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers team who featured in the first season of the newly formed Macclesfield FC team.  Said to be a capable defender, he was the older brother of Sammy Thorp.

Was also secretary for Macclesfield FC in addition to being a player.

Was selected for representative matches at Rugby Union on numerous occasions for Cheshire, captaining the side when they hosted Yorkshire on 25 February 1882 and played for the North of England against Wales at Newport on 14 January 1882.

After playing it is recorded that he acted as a Rugby Union umpire. Also he was President of the Cheshire Football Union (Rugby Union Rules) and was a committee member of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). In the early 20th century he was an Alderman of Macclesfield and a Magistrate of both the Borough and the County.

Born: 1851.Died: 25 September 1912 in London.

Note: See the Articles section of this web site for a fuller account of his life.


Thorp RA


1876-77 to 1879-80 Forward

Debut 28 October 1876 Stoke (Home)


Another player who started his football career as a member of the 8th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers team and became a member of the newly formed Macclesfield FC side. Represented Cheshire County in November 1878 and was a referee in the Cheshire County match against Staffordshire


Thorp Sammy

1876-77 and 1877-78 Forward

Debut 28 October 1876 Stoke (Home)


Younger brother of JWH Thorp who was a student at Oxford University whilst playing for the 8th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers team.  He also featured in the newly formed Macclesfield FC team for two seasons.  In his book, John Earles recalls that Sammy delighted the crowd with a splendid exposition of dribbling the ball and forward play such as was in vogue in those early days of football. Represented Cheshire at county level.


Thorpe Andrew 'Andy'


1993-94 Defender

Conf   League 3(2)0    Cups 2(1)0

Debut 5 January 1994 Sub Altrincham (Home)

Started his career at Stockport County as a junior progressing through the ranks to sign his first professional contract in August 1978 going on to make 314 league appearances, scoring three goals. Moved to Tranmere Rovers in July 1987

(53 league appearances) but returned to Stockport County in January 1988 making a further 175 league appearances. He then spent time in Australia playing for Morwell Falcons in Victoria returning home to sign for Witton Albion (August 1993 to September 1994, 13 appearances).

Signed for Macclesfield Town on loan as cover for players injured or suspended.

On leaving Witton Albion he moved to Buxton followed by Chorley, Doncaster Rovers (September 1997 - two appearances) and Radcliffe Borough.

He was later appointed fitness coach at Atherton and is currently physiotherapist at Football League club Rochdale.

Born 15 September 1960.


Tighe Sean


2013-14 and 2014-15 Utility

NC     Cups 1(2)0

Debut 3 April 2014 Northwich Victoria (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup semi-final replay

Previously with Oldham Athletic and Bolton Wanderers, Sean was signed as an apprentice for the Macclesfield youth team in the summer of 2013. A versatile player who is capable of playing at right back, as a forward or on either wing, he is competitive, has plenty of pace and delivers good corners. Given an opportunity at senior level in a Cheshire Senior Cup  match played on a Thursday evening  in the 2013-14 season when some of the senior players were being rested. In the 2014-15 season Sean made two appearances in the Cheshire Senior Cup competition and was an unused substitute in the final of the  competition when Macclesfield won the cup.

Left Macclesfield at the end of the 2014-15 season having completed the second year of his scholarship.

With Avro Football Club for the 2016-17 season.


Timmons John


1988-89 to 1992-93 Forward/midfielder

Conf   League 126(12)21     Cups 54(3)13

Debut 7 January 1989 Barnet (Home)

Having started his career at Manchester City, John played at Hyde United under Peter Wragg (95 appearances, 51 goals) before moving to Altrincham for a fee of £3,000 (110 appearances, 35 goals) where he was top-scorer in the 1986-87 season. 

Signed for Macclesfield Town in a player exchange deal and a fee of £6,000. Initially John did not make the starting line-up on a regular basis, but his pace and goal scoring ability ensured that he soon became a regular member of the match-day team. During his latter days with the Silkmen, John dropped back from the forward line to the midfield. He gained a runners’ up medal in the 1989 FA Trophy at Wembley, was voted Player of the Year for the 1992-93 season and gained representative honours with NPL XI and FA XI.

On leaving Macclesfield he signed for Witton Albion (August 1983 to September 1993, 11 appearances, one goal) where he completed his playing career.

Having retired from playing football John is a professional gambler.

Born: 1 July 1960.


Tinson Darren Lee

Darren Tinson

1995-96 to 2002-03 Defender

Conf   League   51(0)2     Cups 15(0)0

Debut 17 February 1996 Bromsgrove Rovers (Away)

FL       League 263(0)5     Cups 34(0)0

9 August 1997 Torquay United (Home)

Darren first played for the Colwyn Bay Under 18 team signing his first professional contract at Colwyn Bay in July 1990 (85 league appearances, seven goals) moving to Northwich Victoria in July 1993 (97 appearances, three goals).

Signed for Macclesfield Town in February 1996 for a fee of £10,000 which turned out to be a bargain. He was one of the most respected defenders in the Conference for his tough tackling and good heading ability.  Being cup-tied, Darren had to sit out the Silkmen’s victorious FA Trophy Final at Wembley in 1996 against Northwich Victoria, but the following season he was an important part of the Conference Championship winning side, also gaining a winners' medal in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1998.

Darren slotted into league football with ease, initially playing at right-back with a strong presence, a good turn of speed and was excellent on the overlap especially with John Askey on the right wing. He was a member of the Nationwide League Division 3 side in 1997-98 which completed the season as runners-up gaining promotion to Division 2. Also gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1998.

The 1999-2000 season was a notable one for Darren when in October he was appointed captain in place of Gregor Rioch and, on 27th November 1999, he became the first Silkman to reach 100 Football League appearances in the match against Hartlepool United, an achievement which was recognised with a special presentation by Silk FM, and in the last match of that season he scored his first-ever league goal.

From the 2000-01 season Darren was used in his preferred position in the centre of defence where he was a commanding figure, and there were many times when his long throw-ins were used to good effect. This was possibly his best season and was acknowledged by the fans when Darren was voted Player of the Year.  Even today Darren holds the Macclesfield Town record for the most number of appearances in all competitions since the Silkmen were promoted to the Football League, with every single one of his appearances coming from the starting line-up and none from the substitutes’ bench, recognising his overall ability.

After sterling service to the club manager David Moss released Darren in the summer of 2003, shortly after which he signed for Shrewsbury Town (82 appearances, one goal). Since then has played for Burton Albion from August 2005

(76 appearances), Altrincham from May 2007 (45 appearances, two goals), Nantwich Town from July 2008 (49 appearances, one goal) where he was the joint manager and finally played for Leek Town until 2012 when he retired from playing football.

Darren is a qualified chartered physiotherapist with his own practice and is a NHS physio at RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital.

Born: Birmingham, 15 November 1969.


Tipton Matthew John


2001-02 to 2004-05, 2006-07 and 2009-10 Forward

FL   League 140(55)50      Cups 18(5)9

Debut 16 February 2002 Bristol Rovers (Home)

Moving through the ranks at Oldham, Matthew gained his first professional contract in July 1997 going on to make 112 league appearances, scoring 15 goals, and earned six Under-21 caps for Wales, having previously represented his country at youth level. 

Matthew moved to the Moss Rose in February 2002 and although he had a slow start, his pace caused problems for defenders.  Matthew soon started to notch up various achievements - in the 2002-03 season he was joint top-scorer with 14 goals and the following season, after a health scare, he hit a rich vein of form completing the season as the side’s top-scorer with 19 goals and was voted Player of the Year.  He notched up another 14 goals in the 2004-05 season, including his sole hat-trick for the club in the 3–0 win against Rochdale, and was appointed captain on the departure of Tommy Widdrington.

He left Macclesfield Town signing for for Mansfield Town in July 2005 (four appearances) but quickly moved to Bury in August 2005 (24 appearances, three goals).

However, at the start of the 2006-07 season he did not feature in the manager’s plans and spent almost the whole season on loan with Macclesfield Town, where he was used to support the regular strikers giving pace to the attack and a contrasting style to other players.

In the summer of 2007 Matthew was released by Bury and shortly after signed for Hyde United (48 appearances, 21 goals) and then spent time at Droylsden (18 appearances, one goal).

Matthew signed for the Silkmen for a third time in July 2009. He found himself well down the pecking order, with most of his appearances coming from the substitutes’ bench.  He scored five goals, including three from the penalty spot (three other spot kicks were all missed at a time when he was not on the field of play).  Despite showing that he could cause problems in the box  Matthew was released in the summer of 2010.

He then signed for Dundalk in 2010 (14 appearances, seven goals) and has since played for Portadown in 2011-12

(51 appearances, 30 goals) , Linfield in 2012-14 (41 appearances, 16 goals) and Ballymena United in 2014-16

(55 appearances, 16 goals). Having been released by Ballymena on 24 March 2016, Matthew immediately announced his retirement from playing football.

He joined Irish Championship side Warrenpoint Town as player/assistant manager in the summer of 2016 (two appearances) and when long serving Manager and Director of Football Barry Gray stepped down from his managerial position, Matthew was appointed senior team manager in November 2016 winning promotion to the Irish Premiership in his first season as manager. With his contract at Warrenpoint cancelled by mutual consent Matthew was appointed manager at Portadown at the end of February 2018 leading them to a return to the top flight of Northern Irish football as champions of the NIFL Championship in 2020. In May 2021 signed a five-year full-time extension to his contract at Portadown which will keep him at the club until 2026, however he left Portadown in January 2022.  Just over two weeks later he was appointed manager at NIFL Championship side Ards leaving them at the end of December 2023.

Born: Bangor, Wales, 29 June 1980.


Titley Albert


1935-36 Outside-right

CL    League 41 Apps 16 Goals    Cups 10 Apps 3 Goals

Debut 31 August 1935 Buxton (Home)

Albert commenced his career at Leek Alexandra before moving to West Bromwich Albion Reserves in 1933.  He then signed for Port Vale during the 1934-35 season making four senior league appearances.

Signed for Macclesfield in May 1935, described as a speedy and enthusiastic player, Albert only missed one league match throughout the whole of the 1935-36 season when he scored his fair share of goals. 

Played for England juniors against Scotland juniors in February 1935.

Born: 18 November 1911. Died: 17 September 1986 in Stoke on Trent.


Tobin Graham


1981-82 to 1991-92 Defender

NPL   League 190(2)19    Cups 71(1)9

Debut 15 August 1981 Gateshead (Home)

Conf   League 149(5)4       Cups 52(0)5

Graham was a tall, strong, skilful and very highly rated central defender who gave over a decade of service to Macclesfield. He was recruited from Altrincham where he won an APL Champions medal. Such was his standing in the eyes of the supporters, he was voted Player of the Year for the 1983-84 and 1990-91 seasons. He was also club captain, a member of the triple winning squad in 1986-87 (NPL Championship, League Cup and Presidents Cup), gained winners' medals in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1983 and 1991, and was a regular member of the NPL XI squad and FA XI.  Graham was selected for the England semi-pro team but unfortunately suffered an injury which kept him out of the team. On leaving Macclesfield moved to Nantwich Town  early in the 1991-92 season after which he retired from playing football. Whilst at Macclesfield Graham was a teacher at a special needs school. Remains a teacher taking PE and coaches youngsters.

Born: 3 January 1955.


Tobin Steven Robert 



1994-95 to 1995-96 Midfielder

Conf   League 15(11)2     Cups 13(8)2

Debut 6 August 1994 Wednesfield (Away) Staffordshire Senior Cup Final L1

(The final had been held over from the 1993-94 season due to a fixture backlog)

Steve won a FA Youth Cup winners’ medal whilst with Leeds but he joined Macclesfield Town from Witton Albion (November 1993 to May 1994, 21 appearances, one goal) who had signed him from Stockport County.

He was a small, fast, tricky midfield player who spent time out on loan at Hyde United (15 appearances, three goals) and Winsford United. Whilst at Macclesfield he gained a Staffordshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1994 and was a member of the Conference Championship side in the 1994-95 season.

On leaving Macclesfield signed for Flixton in the summer of 1996 and then played for Altrincham (twice), Droylsden,  Leek Town, Stalybridge Celtic, Hyde United (1999 to 2001, 62 appearances, four goals), Kidsgrove Athletic, Chorley, Skelmersdale United, Mossley (31 appearances, three goals), Flixton (twice), New Mills, Salford City, Congleton Town (six appearances, one goal), Prescot Cables, returning to Salford City in January 2010. From at least the 2021-22 season Steve has been the manager of the Under 18s team at Trafford FC.

Away from football  was employed as a warehouseman.

More recently (2019) he has been involved in coaching children in conjunction with Trafford FC. Stepped up to join Karl Marginson's management team at Trafford FC in October 2023.

Born: Trafford, Manchester 24 March 1975.


Tolley Jamie Christopher

Jamie Tolley

2006-07 to 2008-09 Midfielder

FL      League 56(7)3     Cups 6(3)0

Debut 12 August 2006 MK Dons (Home)

In 1999 Jamie was the youngest player ever to line up in a senior game for Shrewsbury Town when he was just 16 years and 193 days old, coming on as a substitute against Oxford United in the second round of the FA Cup.  Having progressed through the club’s youth ranks he was awarded his first professional contract in January 2001 at the age of 17, going on to make 160 league appearances, scoring 14 goals as a hard tackling central midfielder. He also made 12 appearances for the Welsh under-21 side.

Having been released by Shrewsbury, Jamie moved to Macclesfield Town in August 2006 and featured regularly in the first half of the season in a central midfield position, but appeared to lose his place when John Miles was called into the side to provide a more attacking option. Towards the end of the season Jamie suffered a shoulder injury which kept him out of contention for a time, however, when selected, he always battled hard and used his physical ability well, with his one goal in the 2006-07 season coming from a spectacular 30-yard free-kick. Jamie missed the start of the 2007-08 season after surgery on ruptured tendons in his wrist, but having fully recovered became a regular in the starting line-up in the second half of that season.

Jamie turned down a contract offer in the summer of 2008, and was released but changed his mind and re-signed for the club at the end of July 2008 after an unsuccessful trial at Luton. Jamie found himself as rather a bit part player in the 2008-09 season and was released in the summer of 2009.

He signed for Hereford United in July 2009 (10 appearances) moving to Wrexham in July 2010 (58 appearances, nine goals), Mansfield Town in July 2012 (two appearances), Kidderminster Harriers in July 2013 (one appearance) and Colwyn Bay in January 2014 (16 appearances)  but having been released by them became a free agent. Signed for Welsh Premier League side Newtown in January 2016 (12 appearances) but left them at the end of the 2015-16 season when it would appear that he retired from playing football.

Born: Ludlow, 12 May 1983.


Tollitt Benjamin Lee



2019-20 Midfielder

FL     League 4(1)0

Debut 11 February 2020 sub Morecambe (Away)

A native of Liverpool, progressed through the youth ranks at Everton.  Having been released signed for Widnes in the summer of 2013 (33 appearances, 14 goals in all competitions) signing for Skelmersdale on a dual registration basis in November 2014 (16 appearances, one goal). Following a trial at Portsmouth signed a permanent deal in July 2015

(18 appearances, one goal) spending time on loan at Tranmere Rovers in September 2016 signing a permanent deal with them in January 2017 (40 appearances, seven goals). Whilst at Tranmere spent time on loan at Wrexham (December 2018 – January 2019, 13 appearances, four goals) before moving to Blackpool in the summer of 2019 although he did not make any senior appearances for them, but spent time on loan back at Wrexham (August 2019 to January 2020, 16 appearances, one goal) after which he was released by Blackpool.

Signed a short term contract with Macclesfield Town in February 2020 until the end of the 2019-20 season. With the curtailment of the season had little time to establish himself as a midfielder joining the side at time when results were hard to attain, but was used in some part of five of the six matches for which he was available.

Whilst offered terms for the 2020-21 season by Macclesfield elected to sign for AFC Fylde in the summer of 2020. Having an option to extend Ben's contract for a further year, AFC Fylde exercised the option to keep him at the club for the 2021-22 season but was then released. Signed a one-year deal in the summer of 2022 with newcomers to the National League Oldham Athletic, who were relegated from the EFL at the end of the 2021-22 season. In December 2022 signed an extension to his contract to the end of the 2023-24 season. Went on loan to Kidderminster Harriers at the beginning of November 2023 until 2 February 2024, a week later joining Chester FC on loan until the end of the 2023-24 season. Released by Oldham Athletic in the summer of 2024.

Born: 30 November 1994.


Tomkinson William Vincent


1930-31 Outside-right

CL     League 21 Apps 8 Goals     Cups 6 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 20 December 1930 Hyde United (Away)

Initially with Wolverhampton Wanderers reserve team and then with Stoke in November 1914. Served in the Army during WW1 returning to Stoke in November 1919. Then signed for Aberdare Athletic (July 1920) making 46 appearances in all competitions scoring four goals, Rochdale (June 1923) making 168 appearances in all competitions scoring 45 goals, Stockport County (May 1928) 82 appearances in all competitions and 27 goals and Connah's Quay & Shotton (August 1930).

Signed by Macclesfield in December 1930 he went straight into the senior side making his first appearance with fellow debutant Harold Peters. Other than for four matches, two of which he had to make way for trialists, he was ever-present to the end of the season. His goals were spread throughout his short time at Macclesfield, scoring a brace on two occasions, against Runcorn and Chester.

He signed for Rossendale United in the summer of 1932.


Tomkinson Derek

Derek Tomkinson

1958-59 to 1960-61 right-half/right-back

CL   League 99 Apps 2 Goals    Cups 18 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 23 August 1958 Buxton (Home)

Derek joined Port Vale as an amateur in 1949 but never made a senior appearance for them moving to Leyton Orient in May 1950 where her also failed to make a senior appearance. Signed for Burton Albion in 1951 returning to  Port Vale in December 1952 when he signed as a professional (29 appearances, five goals) and featured in their 1953-54 title winning campaign. On leaving the Valiants he joined Crewe Alexandra in August 1956 (17 appearances, one goal).  

Signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1958, Derek  could play in either half-back position, but usually featured at right-half in his first two seasons, however, for most of the 1960-61 season he filled the right-back position.  Having established himself in the side during his first season, he went on to be almost ever present in the following two seasons. He was a member of the side which won the Cheshire Senior Cup in April 1960.

On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Altrincham where he appeared in 39 games during the 1961-62 season.



Tomlinson Ben


2011-12 Forward

FL    League 15(10)6      Cups 2(0)0

Debut 6 August 2011 Dagenham & Redbridge (Home)

Ben was a member of Rotherham's youth system but joined Worksop Town of the Evo Stick Premier League at the age of 17 where he was given his first contract in December 2008. In the 2009-10 season he finished as Worksop's top scorer with 13 goals in all competitions and notched up an impressive 29 goals in the 2010-11 season. 

Signed for Macclesfield Town in August 2011. His first match for Macclesfield was his Football League debut, and in his eighth appearance scored the club's fastest ever goal in 6.7 seconds in the home match against Morecambe in September 2011. Ben was playing well and had scored five goals, including two in the 90th minute in the 4-0 win at Hereford United, when he was injured at Crewe Alexandra in October resulting in a long lay-off.  He returned for the first match of 2012 but incurred a thigh injury which kept him out of contention until the middle February. Between his return and the end of the season he was ill, and of his eleven appearances, he only played the full 90 minutes twice. Nevertheless, in a low scoring season, he finished as second top-scorer with six goals.

On leaving Macclesfield Town Ben moved to Alfreton Town for an undisclosed fee in August 2012 (39 league appearances, 11 goals). He then signed for Lincoln City in July 2013 joining up again with manager Gary Simpson

(85 appearances, 32 goals). Having been released by Lincoln in the summer of 2015, Ben signed a two year contract with new Football League side Barnet (six appearances) but spent time on loan at three clubs: Grimsby Town from September-October 2015 (seven appearances), Tranmere Rovers from October 2015-January 2016 (10 appearances) and Barrow from February-May 2016 (14 appearances, four goals). Left Barnet at the end of January 2017 when his contract was cancelled by mutual consent and signed non-contract forms with Carlisle in March 2017 (two appearances). Joined AFC Halifax Town in July 2017 (52 appearances, four goals) from where he was released in May 2019 after which he signed for Alfreton Town in July 2019 going out on loan to Frickley Athletic in October 2020. Signed for Worksop Town in November 2020 and was still with Worksop Town for the 2022-23 season when he took on the role of player/coach. Remained with Worksop Town for the 2023-24 season and assumed that he remained with the club for the 2024-25 season in a coaching role.

Born: 31 October 1989.


Tomlinson David Ian


1990-91 Midfielder

Conf    League 6(2)0

Debut 9 March 1991 Sub Colchester United (Away)

Dave's career started at Sheffield Wednesday as an apprentice where he signed his first professional contract in December 1986 (one league appearance), after which he moved to Rotherham United in August 1987 (nine  league appearances), York City, Gainsborough Trinity and Boston United (29 appearances, eight goals) before signing for Barnet (fee £20,000) in December 1990 (13 appearances).

It was during his time at Barnet that he spent a month on loan at Macclesfield Town when he played with pace and demonstrated an ability to read the game well.

On leaving Barnet he signed for Peterborough United followed by Kettering Town (nine appearances, one goal), Dagenham & Redbridge (two appearances), Witton Albion (December 1992 to January 1993, five appearances), Stalybridge Celtic (nine appearances) and Buxton.

Born: 13 December 1968.


Tomlinson Graeme Murdoch


1998-99 and 1999-00 Forward

FL     League 22(24)6     Cups 7(4)4

Debut 11 August 1998 Stoke City (Home)

Bradford City signed Graeme initially on schoolboy forms and then as an apprentice, making his senior debut at the age of 17 in a FA Cup tie, with his Football League debut coming at the age of 18 when he scored against Cambridge United.  Good scoring form, as well as a good performance against Manchester United in a Youth Cup tie, prompted a transfer to Old Trafford for a fee of £100,000 although he did not featured in any league matches but gained experience on loan at four clubs: Wimbledon in 1995, Luton Town from March-May 1996 (seven appearances), Bournemouth from August-October 1997 (seven appearances, one goal) and Millwall from March-April 1998 (three appearances, one goal).

Graeme signed for Macclesfield Town in July 1998. Whilst with the Silkmen he showed good awareness around the box, close control and ability to get round defenders finishing as top-scorer with eight goals in a season where the team’s overall strike rate was miserable.  His most notable performance came in the second round of the FA Cup in December 1998, when he scored a second half hat-trick in eleven minutes against Cambridge United. In his second season he struggled to win a regular place and was mostly used from the substitutes’ bench. In 2000 Graeme gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup. 

With the lack of opportunities for him at Macclesfield Town, Graeme moved to Exeter City in June 2000

(56 appearances, six goals), and then to Stevenage Borough. Having been released by Stevenage Borough he played for several non-League clubs: Kingstonian (2002-03), Bedford Town (2003), St Albans City (2003), Stotfold (2003-04) and Dunstable Town leaving them at the end of the 2004-05 season when he probably retired from playing football.

Has been coach for the U18s side at Barton Rovers stepping up as a coach for the first team for the 2019-20 season. Returned to Bedford Town as a first team coach in the summer of 2020 with his contract renewed for the 2021-22 season. On 30 November 2022 Bedford Town sack their manager, the following day appointing Graeme as interim manager. On 27 December 2022 the club appoint Paul Davis as manager with Graeme as assistant manager. However, on 11 January 2023 Davis steps down for personal reasons with Graeme appointed interim manager again. Unfortunately the team were relegated at the end of the 2022-23 season with the club seeking a full-time manager for the 2023-24 season. Joined NPL - Division One Midlands side Corby Town during the 2023-24 season as first team coach.

Born: Watford, 10 December 1975.


Tonge Charlie


1908-09 and 1909-10 Forward

ML     League 20 Apps 11 Goals   

Debut 28 November 1908 Denton (Away)

Came from Oldham and played for Oldham Athletic in the Lancashire Combination B Division in the 1904-05 season and then moved to Denton and then Atherton from where he signed for Macclesfield in November 1908.

Basically a member of Macclesfield's reserve team who was used more often than many other reserve team players to deputise for senior players who were unavailable for league matches.  He played his part scoring at rate of one goal every two appearances including a hat-trick in the 5-1 win at Buxton in October 1909.


Topping Harry


1936-37 Right-back/Centre-forward

CL     League 21 Apps 11 Goals    Cups 6 Apps 2 Goals

Debut 26 September 1936 Stockport County Reserves (Away) (Home)

Played for United Glassblowers at youth level before signing for Horwich RMI at senior level. He then moved to Manchester United in 1932 where he made 12 league appearances before signing for Barnsley in 1935 where he made 14 league appearances. 

Moved to Macclesfield for the 1936-37 season but it was reported that he was unavailable for the first month of the season but no reason was given, but it is possible that he was suspended as he was training with the Manchester United players at Old Trafford. When he eventually made his debut, initially played as a defender but on Boxing Day 1936 moved to the centre-forward position and scored in the 2-0 home win against Stalybridge Celtic. Following his transfer to the forward line he made 12 consecutive appearances, scoring the majority of his goals in this period, including five in the 10-1 home win against Hyde United.  He was then absent for a month again (possibly an injury on this occasion), but returned early in April and scored a hat-trick in the final match of the season in the 3-3 draw at Rhyl. 

Harry was released by Macclesfield in the summer of 1937 after which he featured for Manchester North End and Wigan Athletic. 

Away from football he was a bricklayer and then a Sports Outfitter, his favourite hobby was fishing.

Died: January 1977 at the age of 68.


Toure Gime


2017-18 Forward

NL     League 8(3)0     Cups 0(1)0

Debut 12 August 2017 Bromley(Home)

A French national, Gime has played for Brest B (2012-13), Viry Chatillon (2013-14), La Roche-sur-Yon (2015-16) and Fontenay LCVF (2016-17) in the French Championnat National 2, Group D (regional fourth division).

Looking for a career in England in the summer of 2017, he first had a trial at Wrexham but opted to sign for Macclesfield where most of his appearances came in August and September with two additional appearances from the substitutes' bench in October.  With a goal drought he was unable to force his way into the team and at the end of January 2018 his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

It would appear that he was  unattached on leaving Macclesfield until he signed a short term contract with an option to extend at AFC Fylde on 30 July 2018. Left AFC Fylde in December 2018 signing for Sutton United at a time when the AFC Fylde manager questioned Toure's commitment.  Signed for Hartlepool United in June 2019 but having expressed a desire to play at a higher level in the 2020-21 season was released in the summer of 2020 when he signed a one-year deal with Carlisle United remaining with them for the 2021-22 season. Signed a month loan deal  at Aldershot from 21 October 2021. Released by Carlisle United at the end of the 2021-2022 season going on to sign for National League side Yeovil Town on 12 August 2022 leaving by mutual consent in Decemeber 2022.  In February 2023 signed for Scottish Championship side Cove Rangers until the end of the 2022-23 season when he was released. In August 2023 signed for Northern Cypriot side Gocmenkov IYSK until May 2025 in the Turkish part of Cyprus.

Born: 7 May 1994.


Townley Ernest

1925-26 Goalkeeper

CL     17 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 29 August 1925 Chester (Away)

Previously on the books at Ward Street Old Boys and Stockport County, he signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1925.  He was the first choice 'keeper from the start of the season to November 1925 when the reserve team 'keeper H Bossons replaced him, however, he remained the second string 'keeper deputising for Bossons on three subsequent occasions.


Townson Kevin

Kevin Townson

2004-05 and 2005-06 Forward

FL   League 5(19)2    Cups 4(2)2

Debut 25 March 2005 Sub Swansea City (Away)

Kevin, a former England youth international, was an apprentice at Everton who released him in the summer of 2000 when he signed his first professional contract at Rochdale (102 league appearances, 25 goals). Out of favour at Rochdale he was loaned to Scarborough Athletic from September-November 2004 (five appearances)

His second loan spell  was with Macclesfield Town from March 2005 to provide cover for established forwards, signing permanently for the club in the summer of 2005. He found it difficult to break into the side at a time when Brian Horton preferred to use tall strikers, with the result that most of Kevin’s appearances came from the substitutes’ bench.  Nevertheless, when called upon he looked lively and scored four goals, including one in the victory at Nottingham Forest in the first round of the Carling Cup.

Having been released by Macclesfield Town Kevin moved to Northwich Victoria in July 2006 (44 appearances. two goals) and in January 2008 to Welsh Premier League side The New Saints (seven appearances, five goals) and in July 2008 to Droylsden. In 2010 played for Melbourne Knights (20 appearances, 13 goals) where he won the Bill Fleming Media Player of the Year award. Returned to the UK in October 2010 playing for AFC Fylde (35 appearances, 22 goals) moving to Warrington Town in May 2012 (17 appearances, two goals), Bootle in 2013 (12 appearances, seven goals) and briefly appeared for AFC Liverpool in late November 2016. In 2019 was playing for Fazakerley Veterans and in 2021 was playing for Copplehouse Veterans.

Now a coach with North West coaching business 8BY8.

Born: Liverpool, 19 April 1983.


Tracey Richard Shaun

Richard Tracey

2000-01 and 2001-02 Midfielder

FL   League 21(12)5     Cups 4(0)0

Debut 27 January 2001 Sub Cardiff City (Home)

Although a trainee at Sheffield United, where he gained his first professional contract in June 1997, he made no senior appearances for them, moving to Rotherham United in February 1998 (three appearances) and to Carlisle United in March 1999 (53 appearances, 11 goals).

However, after a change of management Richard was looking for a new club when he signed for Macclesfield Town in January 2001.  Richard featured on the left side of midfield where he displayed a good work rate, and had a dream start scoring with his first touch on his debut, but injuries left him side-lined for several matches going on loan to Gateshead to gain match fitness returning to feature for Macclesfield in March 2001 to give some steady performances. In his second season, Richard appeared fairly regularly in the opening weeks and scored twice in the exciting 4-3 home win against Scunthorpe, but he was later dropped from the starting line-up and in March 2002 his contract was cancelled by mutual consent. 

Since leaving Macclesfield Richard has played for Scarborough (2002), Bradford Park Avenue (2002-03), Ossett Town (2003-04), Frickley Athletic (2004), Belper Town (2008), Stockbridge Park Steels (2008-10), Bradford Park Avenue for a second time (2010-11) and Ossett Albion (2011-17).

Was manager at Ossett Albion from 2013 to 2018, joined the management team at NCEL side Glasshougton Welfare in 2018 before being appointed manager at Emley in 2019.

Richard is now a full-time PE teacher.

Born: Dewsbury, 9 July 1979.


Tracey Shilow


2019-20 Midfielder

FL     League 6(1)1     Cups 0(0)0

Debut 8 February 2020 Leyton Orient (Away)

Moved through the ranks at Ebbsfleet United making one senior appearance in the Kent Senior Cup but played a key role in their FA Youth Cup run in the opening months of the 2015-16 season when they won through five rounds, starting from the preliminary stage, before losing out to AFC Wimbledon in the second round proper. Moved to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2016 where he established himself in the Development squad.

Signed a loan deal with Macclesfield Town in January 2020 until the end of the 2019-20 season. With the curtailment of the season had little time to make a lasting impression, although he played a part in all of the seven matches for which he was available but was usually substituted in the second half. Played on the wing with his one goal coming in the 1-1 home draw against Plymouth Argyle.

Returned to his parent club in June 2020. Signed a season-long loan with Shrewsbury Town in September 2020 which was curtailed when he joined Cambridge United on loan in January 2021 for the second half of the 2020-21 season. Released by Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2021 when he signed a two-year deal with Cambridge United having assisted them in gaining promotion from the English Football League Division 2 during his loan spell in the 2020-21 season. Havuing been released by Cambridge United at the end of the 2022-23 season signed a two-year deal with Crewe Alexandra.

Born: 29 April 1998.


Trafford Stanley John 'Stan'


Trafford_Stan 2

1965-66 Right-back

CL   League 9(0)0     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 29 January 1966 Stafford Rangers (Home)

Born and bred in Leek, played as a youth for Port Vale moving through the ranks to sign his first professional contract in December 1963 and made 12 league appearances, scoring one goal for the Valiants. 

Given a free transfer, he signed for Macclesfield making his debut in January 1966. Whilst he was described  as a utility player, the majority of his appearances at the Moss Rose came as a right-back with the odd appearance on the wing.

On leaving Macclesfield played for Eastwood Hanley and Leek Town.

Also an able cricketer with Leek CC going on to have an association with the cricket club for over 60 years. He played at  county level making his debut for Staffordshire in 1963 in the Minor Counties Championship and played a single List A match against Essex in the Gillette Cup in 1976. Later served on the County committee as the Staffordshire Cup representative only standing down when the competition ended. He also held other Staffordshire and League roles including Staffordshire Under-19s coach.  Was appointed Leek CC Secretary in 2001.

Born: 21 December 1945. Died: 17 November 2020.


Trapp Steve

1976-77 Defender

NPL   Cups 1(0)0

Debut 5 February 1977 Willington (Away) FA Trophy Round 2

A former member of Manchester City reserves, Steve signed non-contract forms just before the FA Trophy tie. His single senior appearance came at a time when Mike Brennan and Terry Jukes were both suspended.


Treherne Cyril Albert

1957-58 Forward Centre-forward

CL  League 5 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 7 December 1957 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

Signed in December 1957 on a month's trial having previously played for Kidderminster Harriers (he was top scorer with 20 goals in the 1951-52 season),  Shrewsbury, Wellington (where he was again a prolific scorer), and Stafford Rangers.  Described as a bustling type of player with a strong shot, he only made five appearances with his one goal coming in the 4-1 home win against Runcorn. On leaving the Silkmen he signed for Congleton Town.

Born: 12 March 1928. Died: 27 July 2010.


Tremarco Carl Philip

Carl Temarco

2009-10 to 2012-13 Defender

FL   League 82(7)0     Cups 11(1)2

Debut 8 August 2009 Northampton Town (Away)

A former Tranmere Rovers trainee, Carl was awarded his first professional contract there in April 2004 (52 league appearances, one goal). He joined Wrexham in January 2008 (10 appearances) however, after Wrexham were relegated to the Blue Square Premier League, he rejected offers from League Two clubs Chester City and Rotherham United in favour of remaining at Wrexham in the hope of helping them to return to league football and spent a short time on loan at  Darlington in January 2009 (two appearances) which was cut short because of their administration.  There followed a loan spell at Weymouth.

Signed for Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2009 where he covered the left-back position with vigour and determination. Ever-present until a hernia operation in January and subsequent problems left him side-lined until the final three matches of the season other than for one match in March when he tried to make an unsuccessful return. Fully recovered for the 2010-11 season Carl, who is known as ‘Tommy’ to his team mates, returned with his enthusiastic and dynamic style of play but with a hip problem which required surgery, he was out of contention from November 2010 to March 2011.

The 2011-12 season again saw Carl playing as an attacking left-back always looking for the opportunity to press forward, only missing a few matches through injury. He scored his first goals for the Silkmen in the FA Cup competition in the first round at East Thurrock and in the second round replay against Chelmsford at the Moss Rose.

With a year left on his contract at Macclesfield, Carl signed a season-long loan with Floriana FC, Malta in the summer of 2012 (22 appearances, one goal). Released by Macclesfield at the end of the 2012-13 season when he signed for  Scottish club Inverness Caledonian Thistle where he was appointed captain in July 2018 and was a member of the winning side in the 2015 Scottish Cup and 2018 Challenge Cup. Achieving legend status during his seven years with the Scottish club making over 200 appearances and scoring 16 goals he was released in the summer of 2020, shortly after signing a one-year contract with Ross County from where he was released at the end of the 2020-21 season after which he decided to retire from playing.

Subsequently accepted the offer to become the full-time Head of Youth at Ross County.

At international level featured for the England C team making his debut against Italy on 12 November 2008.

Born: Liverpool, 11 October 1985.



1925-26 Left-back


CL     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 7 November 1925 Middlewich (Home)


A member of the Macclesfield reserve team who had previously been on the books of Crewe Alexandra, given a one match trial at a time when a number of players were being tried out at left-back.


Triner Donald Arthur


1949-50 and 1950-51 Forward

CL   League 29 Apps 9 Goals    Cups 10 Apps 6 Goals

Debut 7 January 1950 Mossley (Away)

Initially with Downings Tileries, Donald signed for Port Vale in December 1938 (25 league appearances, seven goals). Also featured for Port Vale, Stafford Rangers and Morecambe WW2 teams. Played for Witton Albion from August 1948 to November 1949 (27 appearances, six goals).

Signed by Macclesfield Town in January 1950 to boost a weakened forward line which had been hit by injury. His goals helped the Silkmen reach the final of the Cheshire Senior Cup against Northwich Victoria when he received a runners-up medal.  Donald only remained with the club for 12 months, his last appearance was in January 1951.

He moved to Buxton and then Biggleswade Town and Leek Town.

Born: 21 August 1919. Died: Stoke-on-Trent in July 2002.


Trippier Austin Wilkinson

1935-36  Inside-left

CL    League 24 Apps 4 Goals    Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 14 September 1935 Altrincham (Away)

Born in Ramsbotton he played in the Rochdale Schoolboys team and was captain of Bury Grammar School football and cricket teams. On leaving school he played for Rochdale St Clement's before signing for Rochdale in May 1929 initally as an amateur and later as a professional. He was then on the books of Oldham Athletic (May 1931), Southport (July 1932) and Chorley (July 1933)

Signed for Macclesfield in August 1935, initially replacing George Rigby  when he moved to a defensive position in September 1935, however, later in the season Austin often found himself in competition with George which restricted the number of his appearances.

On leaving Macclesfield signed for Bacup Borough in June 1936.

Born: 30 August 1909. Died: 29 August 1993 in Bury.


Trueman James Ronald

'Known as Ronald'

1907-08 and 1911-12 Outside-right

ML     League 38 Apps 5 Goals     Cups 7 Apps 0 Goals

LC      League 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 12 October 1907 Stretford (Home)

Initially played for Whaley Bridge in the Stockport and District league.

Trueman spent two separate seasons at Macclesfield.  A brilliant winger, he was the first choice outside-right from his debut to the end of the 1907-08 season, only missing four matches through illness, leaving Macclesfield at the end of the season.

Signed for Derby County in May 1908 and moved to Sutton Town in May 1910.

He was re-signed by Macclesfield for the 1911-12 season appearing fairly regularly for the Manchester League team in the first half of the season and then towards the end of the season, and also featured in the Lancashire Combination team on three occasions at centre-forward in mid-season.

On leaving Macclesfield for a second time he returned to Sutton Town in July 1912, moved to Congleton Town in March 1913 and Hyde in November 1914.


Turnbull Paul Daniel


2013-14 to 2015-16 Midfielder

NC      League 104(8)9      Cups 15(0)2

Debut 26 August 2013 Gateshead (Away)

Paul came though the ranks at Stockport County to sign his first professional contract in May 2006 (125 league appearances, six goals) spending time on loan at Altrincham in March/April 2008 (six appearances). Signed for Northampton Town in July 2011 (14 appearances) and whilst there spent time on loan at Stockport County from January to April 2012 and September to December 2012 (26 appearances, two goals) and Lincoln City from January to May 2013 (15 appearances).

Paul moved to Macclesfield Town in July 2013 but could not make his debut until August Bank Holiday Monday due to injury. Appointed captain he led his team by example as a very competitive and able player who never gives up, working hard from the start to the finish of every match for which he was rewarded on four occasions when he was Man of the Match.

Captain again for the 2014-15 season, Paul continued to perform strongly and as an excellent set-piece player missing a few matches when he suffered a back problem and then in the early part of 2015 a calf injury. His five goals were all scored in the first half of the season and included two splendidly taken free kicks at Southport and at home against Nuneaton Town.

In the 2015-16 season the Macclesfield captain missed several matches through injury but still put in some good performances in the centre of midfield.  However, this was not his best season at the club, but it has to be taken into account that he had to manage a long-term medical issue.

Although given the opportunity of renewing his contract with Macclesfield elected to sign for Barrow in July 2016

(36 appearances, three goals) and then moved to Chester in July 2017 (21 appearances). As part of the ongoing reduction in the number of playing staff, Chester FC announced on 8 March 2018 that Paul had left the club by mutual consent later in the day re-signing for Stockport County. Left Stockport in the summer of 2020 on the expiry of his contract joining Curzon Ashton in September 2020 being released at the end of the 2020-21 season.

In March 2021 returned to Stockport County in a non-playing role when he was appointed Under-18s coach. Following the purchase of a majority stakeholding in Pro Football Academy and Stockport Town FC by the owner of Stockport County, from the summer of 2021 Paul signed (and will be captain) for The Town team in the NWCFL Div 1 South in addition to his duties at Stockport County. In addition, in January 2022 Paul was appointed joint manager of Stockport Town FC and also registered as a player for the 2022-23 season with his contract extended for the 2023-24 season.

Born: 23 January 1989.


Turner A Stanley

1900-01 and 1901-02 Defender

#ML     League 9 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut - unknown due to missing information


A product of Macclesfield Grammar School Old Boys who was described as a big, strong resolute defender.  However, he does not appear to have featured as a regular member of the side in either season.

A capable cricketer who played for Bollington and Macclesfield and was a member of the Cheshire County cricket team.

Away from sport he was an auctioneer.


Turner Cecil

1937-38 Right-back

CL    League 13 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 11 December 1937 Mossley (Home)

Originally with Chilton Colliery RA and then signed for Middlesbrough Reserves, Stockport County (summer 1928), Eden CW and Ashton National. In the immediate years before signing for Macclesfield his career path is uncertain.

Appeared on the scene at Macclesfield in December 1937. In the 1937-38 season until December 1937 the right-back position had been filled by seven different players.  Cecil then held the position until March 1938 when, due to loss of form, he was replaced by Tom Molloy. Cecil appeared in all three of the Cheshire Cup matches that season.

Signed for Stafford Rangers in October 1938.


Turner John


1971-72 to 1974-75 Defender

NPL   League 109(1)8     Cups 53(2)2

Debut 8 January 1972 Morecambe (Away)

An outstanding amateur with international honours, John joined Macclesfield from Matlock in the middle of the 1971-72 season. He was previously with Skelmersdale where he was captain of their Amateur Cup winning team and was a member of the team who gained a 2-1 aggregate victory over Italian side Monte Belluna in the European Amateur Cup Final in September/October 1971.  A very stylish player who was a key-man in the back four gaining a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1973.  John was a member of the Middlesex Wanderers tour of Japan towards the end of the 1972-1973 season, flying out after playing in the first match in the longest final in the Cheshire Senior Cup which was only settled after a third replay when the Silkmen triumphed. On returning from Japan, John found out that the final had not been completed and as such was able to collect his winners medal.

Worked as a solicitor in Alfreton, Nottingham and Manchester. Lives in retirement in Matlock, Derbyshire.


Turner Liam


2015-16 Forward/winger

NC     Cups 0(1)0

Debut  26 January 2016  sub Cammell Laird (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup Round 1

A member of the Macclesfield Community Sports Trust Football Education & Training Academy who had represented Cheshire at County level. 17 year-old Liam featured from the substitutes' bench in the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup. He can play on the right of midfield or as a striker, has quick feet and a fantastic turn of pace coupled with an eye for goal.

For the 2016-1017 season played for re-formed Manchester Central in the Manchester Football League, Division One (Tier 2) which is managed by former Macclesfield Youth Team manager Paul McGuire. Would appear to have signed dual registration forms in March 2017 when he also appeared for Glossop North End. Signed permanently for Glossop North End in the summer of 2017 and signed for Maine Road FC on dual registration in January 2018.

Has also represented Cheshire County Under-21 side.


Turner Rhys James


2015-16 Forward

NC     League 1(1)0     Cups 0(3)1

Debut 9 January 2016 sub FC Halifax Town (Home)

Spend his youth career at Preston North End and then Lancaster City signing for Stockport as an 18-year-old (17 league appearances, six goals) from Myerscough College in 2013 where he had scored 63 goals in the previous season. Signed for Oldham Athletic for an undisclosed fee in January 2014 (22 appearances, three goals).  Unfortunately, at the start of the 2014-15 season he suffered several hamstring injuries and even on his return he again suffered another injury. Then spent from September to December 2015 on loan at York City (nine appearances, one goal).

Signed a short term loan by Macclesfield Town in January 2016. Used a backup, all but one of his appearances came from the substitutes' bench, the most important in the second round of the FA Trophy at Truro City where he scored Macclesfield's second goal, the match ending in a 2-2 draw. Having sustained an ankle injury, Rhys only managed a further three appearances in the first half of February returning to Oldham at the end of his loan.

On leaving Oldham Athletic signed for Morecambe in July 2016 (36 appearances, two goals) spending time on loan at Stockport County from January to May 2018 (14 appearances, three goals) and having been released by Morecambe signed for Barrow in July 2018 (five appearances) leaving them in September 2019, joining Stockport Town in November 2019. Signed for Lancaster City in the summer of 2020 extending his contract for the 2021-22 season. However, signed for Bamber Bridge in January 2022. Appearing in 2022-23 pre-season friendly matches, it is assumed that his contract at Bamber Bridge has been extended for the 2022-23 season. Signed for NWCFL team Squires Gate at the start of the 2023-24 season but did not appear to make any senior appearances for them but in January 2024 moved to Bamber Bridge.

Has an interest in boxing for charity.

Date of Birth: 22 July 1995.


Turner JH

1882-83 Full Back

Debut 27 January 1883 Halliwell (Home)


First came to the notice of Macclesfield FC when he was a member of Manchester Association team playing against the Silk Lads with his performance described as a revelation. Represented Cheshire at County level.


Twemlow Chester B


1919-20, 1920-21, 1922-23 to 1929-30 Left-half

CL    League 168 Apps 10 Goals     Cups 42 Apps 6 Goals

Debut 1 November 1919 Nantwich (Away)

Chester played for Macclesfield Modern School and Macclesfield Juniors who were members of the Macclesfield and District League. He then moved to Bramhall in the Lancashire and Cheshire Amateur League remaining there until the outbreak of World War One.

In August 1914 he enlisted with the 7th Cheshires as a private. The Cheshires were stationed at Aberystwyth where the officers of several companies set up a Battalion football league, the 7th Cheshire being one of seven teams to compete.  Their first match was played on Boxing Day 1914 against the Welsh Field Ambulance, winning 8-0 with Chester scoring four of the goals and future Silkman William Osbaldeston featuring in goal for the Cheshires. Gained a commission in October 1916 to temporary 2nd Lieutenant in the Machine Gun Corps, a promotion which was later made permanent.  Chester was posted to France at the end of 1916 but within a month was invalided home suffering from gas poisoning. After treatment he returned to France where he remained until the end of the War. He was then posted to Cologne in Germany until he was demobilised in 1919. Whilst in the Army he was at Luton for a short time making 12 appearances.

At Macclesfield in the 1919-20 season he gradually established himself as a clever and versatile player to the extent that he was a member of the team which won the Altrincham Cup and thereby gained a winners' medal. He started the 1920-21 season with Macclesfield but was released in November1920 so that he could  initially join Northwich Victoria (November 1920) and then Congleton Town (December 1920) where he gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup. Signed for Stoke in December 1921 initially as an amateur signing professional forms in January 1922.

He returned to Macclesfield at the beginning of the 1922-23 season only missing matches when he was rested because of the effect of an injury incurred in the summer playing cricket. In following seasons he was not always the first choice and missed many matches, although he was reported have been a great favourite of the supporters, however, he was almost ever-present in 1926-27 when he was captain. Gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire League Challenge Cup on 2 May 1925 when Macclesfield were victorious over Manchester North End 4-2 after extra time.  From 1927-28 his senior appearances became less frequent but he still turned out for the reserves on a regular basis. On leaving Macclesfield Chester moved to Witton Albion.

Returned to Macclesfield towards the end of November 1946 for two months as coach following the resignation of Jos Stevenson, manager, and prior to the appointment of William Edwards as player/manager.

As indicated before, away from football he was a keen cricketer and from the age of 16 was a member of the first eleven for Macclesfield where he was their wicket keeper.  He also played for the Cheshire County team. He was well known in the town running a tobacconists in Market Place in the small black and white timber framed building which has also been a jewellers.

Born: 3 October 1894 in Macclesfield. Died: 19 January 1968 in Macclesfield


Twemlow William 'Billy'


1923-24 Left-back

CL     League 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 25 August 1923 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Home)

As a youth he played for Audley FC and Sandbach Ramblers but sustained a broken leg which kept him out of contention for a considerable time.

He joined Stoke's wartime team in 1915 playing for them once in 1915-16, six times in 1916-17, 37 times in 1917-18 and 26 times in 1918-19. Once League football resumed in 1919 he was the first choice full-back for Stoke and made 34 appearances in all competitions in the 1919-20 season but only played three matches in 1920-21 when he lost his place to Tom Brittleton.  Having been released at the end of the season, he moved to Port Vale where he appeared regularly in the 1921-22 season until he sustained a cartilage injury, but after he had recovered from an operation he only made four further senior appearances and was released at the end of the 1922-23 season.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1923, appeared in three early season in place of the regular left-back Harry Pearson and  played alongside his brother, Chester, in two of these matches.

Left Macclesfield by mutual agreement and with the approval of the Football Association in October 1923. Signed for Oswestry Town in the summer of 1924..

A bricklayer by trade, Billy bred Irish terriers as a hobby.

Born: q3 1892, Hanley. Died: 1 June 1933, Hanley.


Twigg Ernest Leslie

1923-24 Inside-right

CL     League 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 16 April 1924 Wallasey United (Away)


Twigg's appearances came on his debut, 30 April and on the final day of the 1923-24 season when Macclesfield had to play two matches on the same day in order to complete their league commitments and was brought into the team when he was probably a member of the King School Old Boys' football team.

Having spent 19 years in the army, Lieutenant Twigg was commissioned in 1945 to the rank of Captain. He had been educated at St George's and King's Schools and before joining the army worked at J Arnold and Co Ltd, silk manufacturers.


Twynham Gary Steven


2000-01 Midfielder

FL   League 5(4)0    Cups 2(0)0

Debut 12 August 2000 Sub Scunthorpe United (Home)

Gary was with Manchester United from the age of 14 and was part of United's Youth Training Scheme with the likes of David Beckham and Robbie Savage, going on to sign his first professional contract in July 1994. On leaving United, having been brought up in North Wales he returned there but got into a fight for which he was sent to jail for nine months. The prison officials got him a trial with Darlington, signing for them whilst still in jail. After his release he made his League debut in 1966 (28 league appearances, three goals).  He then played for Gateshead (1997-98), Grantham Town (1998-99), on loan at Lincoln City (1988) and Hednesford Town 1999-2000 (29 appearances, one goal).

Wanting to move back into League football, he was given a trial with Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2000 when he impressed Peter Davenport with his forward runs and was given a one-year contract. However, Gary only managed a handful of first team appearances in midfield when glimpses of his talents were seen, often beating several opposing players with powerful runs, clean tackling and good distribution. Unfortunately, illness and injury kept him out of contention and his contract was cancelled by mutual consent in February 2001.

He subsequently returned to the non-League scene with Halesowen Town and later with Welsh clubs Haverfordwest  (six appearances, two goals), Port Talbot (36 appearances, seven goals) and Barry Town for the 2003-04 season  (five appearances, one goal) after which  he retired from playing football.

By 2019 he must have returned to the Mancheter area as he was then working as a mobile phone engineer.

Born: Manchester, 8 February 1976.




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