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Unwin B

1911-12 Left-back


ML     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 30 March 1912 Chester Reserves (Home)


A junior player from St Albans who was given a one match trial.


Unwin Clifford


1929-30 and 1930-31 Right-half

CL     League 39 Apps 4 Goals     Cups 12 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 7 September 1929 Port Vale (Home)

He started with Whaley Bridge FC and then Chapel-en-le Frith before moving to Caernarfon when he gained a League Cup winners' medal. He then spent two seasons as an amateur for Bury before signing for Macclesfield in the summer of 1929. A regular in the side in the 1929-30 season when he was a member of the team which were winners of the Cheshire Senior Cup.

Left Macclesfield during the first half of the 1930-31 season playing four games for Altrincham in the same season.



1903-04 Centre-forward


#ML     League 1 App 0 Goals


Debut 6 February 1904 Hooley Hill (Away)


As the match report states that this player was being given a trial, it has been assumed that he is a different player to the centre-forward who played during the 1897-98 season.


Upton M


1897-98  Centre-forward

#SDL     League 18 Apps 13 Goals

Said to have been promoted from the Macclesfield Reserve team but had played for Hallefield before the 1897-98 season. He led the forward line in Hallefield's Stockport and District League Championship season in 1897-98 when they were undefeated throughout the campaign.  (Hallefield moved to the Moss Rose in 1897 when Macclesfield FC had failed financially)


Upton William 'Billy'

1887-88 to 1889-90 Defender

Debut - unknown due to missing match information


Played for Macclesfield in their pre-league days and as recorded by John Earles in his book was a tremendous favourite with the supporters. Represented Cheshire in a 'Junior' match against Staffordshire on 3 November 1888.

On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Stockport County playing against Macclesfield in each of the four seasons from 1891-92. Moved to Northwich Victoria during the 1889-90 season.

Away from football was employed as a labourer.


Urquhart George


1982-83 and 1983-84 Midfielder

NPL    League 43(2)6     Cups 14(2)0

Debut 21 August 1982 Morecambe (Away)

Born in Glasgow, initially played as a youth for Renfrew Juniors moving to St Mirren in 1968 (14 league appearances) after which he played for Guildford City, Ross County and Wigan Athletic for whom he signed in July 1979 going on to make 68 appearances, scoring six goals.

Signed by Macclesfield Town in the summer of 1982 to add strength to the midfield. Gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup in 1983. Was a builder by trade during his time at Macclesfield.

On leaving Macclesfield played for Oswestry Town where it appears that he completed his playing career.

Is a registered Football Agent and has acted for a number of high profile footballers including Robbie Savage.

Born: 22 April 1950.


Uttley Jack Alexander


1933-34 Right-back 

CL      League 9 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 26 August 1933 Buxton (Home)

A former Chester player, Uttley made seven appearances for Altrincham in the 1931-32 season and two appearances for Mossley also during the 1931-32 season after which he was transferred to Leeds United but was later loaned to Stalybridge Celtic.

Signed for Macclesfield for the 1933-34 season and played fairly regularly until November 1933 when he lost his place due to poor form, Jack Sherlock filling the role of right-back from December 1933.



1928-29 Outside-right


CL    League 4 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 6 October 1928 Witton Albion (Away)


From Tranmere Rovers, Valentine's appearances all came in October and November 1928 and included three in the FA Cup competition, Macclesfield going out in the Third Qualifying Round.


Valentine Albert Finch


1933-34 Centre-forward 

CL    League 42 Apps 71 Goals     Cups 13 Apps 12 Goals

Debut 26 August 1933 Buxton (Home)

As a native of Wigan first played for Ince St Mary's and then Ashton St Thomas before signing for Southport (November 1928), then Cardiff City (July 1929), Wigan Borough (July 1931), Chester (November 1931) and Crewe Alexandra (August 1932) 

Signed for Macclesfield August 1933, he was ever-present throughout his single season at the Moss Rose, scoring more goals in a single season than any other player when he notched up a total of 83 in all competitions, a record which still remains in the 21st century.  Many of his goals were exquisite and included several hat-tricks. According to available records he is only one of two players, the other was Reginald Forrester, to score a hat-trick in each of three consecutive matches for Macclesfield. Albert is one of the very few players at Macclesfield who have netted a double hat-trick, his coming in the 7-2 home victory against Altrincham on 24 February 1934. He also scored four goals on two occasions and five goals in the 6-2 home victory against Tranmere Rovers in April 1934.

On leaving Macclesfield he signed for Football League side Halifax Town in July 1934 for a fee of £500 where he made 114 League appearances scoring 89 goals, including 34 goals in 37 league appearances in the 1934-35 season setting a club record, as he did at Macclesfield. On leaving The Shay in 1937, in quick succession, he signed for Stockport County (June 1937), Accrington Stanley (October 1937) and Oldham Athletic (August 1938). Retired from playing in 1941.

Born: 3 January 1907. Died: 12 March 1990.


Valentine JE

1919-20 Right-half

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 8 November 1919 Nantwich (Home)


Previously with Mold, along with numerous other players in the 1919-20 season was given a one match trial.

Note: there is no information recorded linking this player with the 'Valentine' in the 1928-29 season.


Van Gelder Jan

1946-47 Utility

CL   League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 8 February 1947 South Liverpool (Home)


Of British Nationality having been born in Glasgow. During the Second World War guested at Bury, Southport and Fulham and was then on the books at Notts County for 1944-45 and 1945-46. During the 1945-46 season moved to Northwich Victoria and was on the books of Bristol City at the start of the 1946-47 season.  Another of the many players given a trial in Macclesfield's first season after the Second World War, Jan only made two appearances over a period of a month.

Probably had a trial with Altrincham during the 1946-47 season when he made a single appearance.



1946-47 Outside-left

CL   League 1 App 0 Goals    Cups 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 1 February 1947 Wigan (Away)

A 20-year-old who had been playing in the Northern League, along with many other players, given a short trial in Macclesfield's first season after the Second World War.


Vassell Theodore Gary

Carlston 'Theo'


2019-20 Defender

FL     League 17(0)2     Cups 3(0)0

Debut 3 August 2019 Exeter City (Away)

A native of Stoke-on-Trent, played Ladsandads football for Hanley Town before joining Stoke City Academy at the age of nine. Originally a forward he later became a defender, he was given a two-year scholarship in 2013 which ended in July 2015.  After a trial with Oldham Athletic in October 2015 he was given a one-year contract with an option for a second. Spent a one month youth loan at Chorley but was released by Oldham in May 2016 without making a senior appearance. Signed a one-year deal with an option of a second with Walsall in July 2016 finding himself on loan at Chester on two occasions during the 2016-17 season (31 league appearances, one goal) but was released after just one season in May 2017 without making a senior appearance for Walsall. Signed for Gateshead in July 2017 (34 league appearances, two goals) moving to Port Vale in July 2018 (15 league appearances) and was released by manager John Askey in May 2019.

Signed for Macclesfield Town in July 2019 on a one-year contract. Appeared regularly at the start of the 2019-20 season featuring in a back-five line as a left-sided centre back but was then injured and played his last game in the home match against Mansfield Town on 16 November 2019. Despite signing a one-year contract left the club at the end of January 2020 after which he was without a club until he signed a one-year contract with Wrexham in August 2020 but was released at the end of the 2020-21 season. Since his release from Wrexham was regaining fitness following tendonitis problems with Salford City who awarded him a short term contract in November 2021. Retained at Salford City on a two-year contract in the summer of 2022.

Born: 2 January 1997.




Debut - unknown due to missing match information


There is no information recorded for this player.


da Veiga Jose Manuel Montero

Jose Veiga

2009-10 to 2011-12 Goalkeeper

FL    League 86(0)0      Cups 14(0)0

Debut 29 August 2009 Rotherham United (Home)

The six-foot-two ‘keeper began his career in his native Portugal  in the youth sections of Ponte Frielas (1987-88) and Benfica (1988-1995) joining the senior ranks at Benfica in 1995 although he did not make any league appearances there. On leaving Benfica signed for FC Alverca (1996-98 - 47 league appearances) in the Portuguese second division. He then crossed the border to Spain to Levante UD (1998-2002 - 130 appearances), winning the Spanish third tier.  He moved back to Portugal signing for CF Estrela da Amadora (2002-05 - 92 appearances) helping the side gain promotion to the top flight. They were relegated after their first season in the top flight but promoted again in Jose’s third season with the club.  He spent the 2005-06 season with SC Olhanense in Faro (two appearances) before trying his luck in English football. After trials with Walsall, Forest Green Rovers and Bury joining Tamworth in 2006 playing 40 times, mainly in the Conference, before leaving in 2008 having missed most of his second season with a shoulder injury.   Moved to Atherstone Town in 2008 and during the 2008-09 season signed non-contract forms with Hereford United when he became their sixth ‘keeper of the season making just one appearance. 

Having impressed pre-season, Jose was signed by Macclesfield Town  in the summer of 2009 as backup for Jon Brain, making just six appearances in the 2009-10 season. However, on the departure of Jon Brain in the summer of 2010, Jose became Macclesfield’s first choice ‘keeper becoming a worthy owner of the gloves. Jose was ever-present, maintaining 10 clean sheets, with his performances keeping the side in the match on several occasions.

Jose was again the Silkmen's first choice 'keeper for the 2011-12 season and was ever-present until the middle of February 2012, when missed several matches recovering from an injury picked up at Northampton.  Returning to the substitutes' bench at the end of March, he was re-instated into the starting line-up for home match against Crewe in the middle of April, and remained first choice 'keeper for the rest of the season. He made his 100th appearance for the Silkmen in the final match at Southend and was voted Player of the Year, recognising his fine performance throughout the season.

Released by Macclesfield in the summer of 2012 at the end of his contract, Jose signed for Harrogate Town in August 2012 (13 appearances).  He moved to Tamworth in the summer of 2013 shortly after moving to  Worcester City

(44 appearances), signing for Nantwich Town in the summer of 2015 for a short spell  (two appearances) before moving to Redditch United (six appearances). Signed for Rushall Olympic in the summer of 2016 (26 appearances) and then Hednesford Town in the summer of 2017 where he was appointed goalkeeping coach. Signed on loan in October 2017 at Leamington as goalkeeping cover. Having returned to Hednesford Town at the end of his loan spell extended his stay continuing to be involved in coaching leaving them in May 2021.

Jose also has 14 international caps for Cape Verde and whilst learning his trade at Benfica played for the Portugal under 18s team.

Has set up a business in Tamworth training goalkeepers.

Born: Lisbon, Portugal, 18 December 1976.



1913-14 Centre Forward


LC     League 2 Apps 0 Goals


Debut 29 November 1913 Witton Albion (Away)


Given  a two match trial when, unfortunately, both resulted in defeats with no goals scored by the Macclesfield side.


Vigon Adam

1993-94 Defender

Conf    Cups 3(2)0

Debut 28 September 1993 Sutton Coldfield (Away) Staffordshire Senior Cup R1

A native of Macclesfield, prior to joining Macclesfield Adam was a youth player with Oldham Athletic.

During his single season at Macclesfield he was used in the Cheshire Senior and Staffordshire Senior Cup competitions, usually when right-back George Shepherd was rested.

In 1994 moved to the USA having received a scholarship at the Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia where it would appear that he continued his football career. After two years he transferred to the University of Charleston where he earned all-conference honours over two seasons, and was named team Most Valuable Player leading the team to national rank as high as No 3. In 1998 he made the switch from player to assistant coach. He then reverted to a playing role for the Northern Virginia Royals, probably from 2001.

It would appear that he returned to the University of Charleston as Head Coach in September 2003, possible holding this appointment until 2007 when he left the University. From August 2012 he was at the Young Americans Christian School in Georgia, USA where he was Head Football Coach probably until 2017. He is now a teacher/professor at the Lovejoy High School in the Greater Atlanta area.



Vigrass John 'Jack'


1924-25 and 1925-26 Defender

CL     League 73 Apps 10 Goals     Cups 9 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 30 August 1924 Ellesmere Port Town (Home)

First played for Leek St Edwards Old Boys before signing for the Queens Park Rangers in the Southern League in August 1921 where he made 66 appearances, scoring one goal before moving to Leek.

Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1924. He was a clever defender who was a tower of strength.  In his first season he filled the centre-back position but in his second season there were times when he featured at left-back. Some of his goals came from the penalty spot when he was often the team's designated penalty taker.  His sole cup goal came in the 2-1 win against Northwich Victoria in the semi-final of the Cheshire League Challenge Cup, going on to win the final and a winners' medal. He was team captain at the beginning of the 1925-26 season.

Jack died in Leek 1986 at the age of 88


Vigrass W


1900-01 to 1903-04 Left-half and Centre-half

#ML     League 51 Apps 7 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 1 December 1900 Broadheath (Away)

A local player who was a member of the Macclesfield reserve team making the occasional senior appearance at left-half, however, in December 1901 he moved to centre-half in the senior team, a position he filled regularly until the early part of the 1903-04 season.

In the 1900-01 season he was also a member of Bollington Cross FC who won the Macclesfield and District Charity Cup that season.


Vincenti Peter


2018-19 Midfielder

FL     League 9(7)1       Cups 2(1)1    

Debut 1 September 2018 Sub Crewe Alexandra (Away)

Born in the Channel Island of Jersey he was a product of Jersey Football Association Centre of Excellence spending his youth career initially with First Tower United (2003-04) before moving to St Peter, his home town team, in 2004 where he signed his first professional contract in 2005 and also featured for the Jersey National Team at the Island Games in 2007 in Rhodes. Also in 2007 he was Jersey’s Footballer of the Year. Graduated from Liverpool University with a BA degree in Business and was planning to move to Dublin for a career in finance but the opportunity arose to move to Millwall in July 2007 where he played in their reserve side and without having made any appearances for the senior side signed for Stevenage in January 2008 (64 league appearances, five goals) where he gained a winners’ medal in the FA Trophy in 2009, was a member of the Conference championship team in the 2009-10 season and scored Stevenage’s first ever EFL goal in the match against the Silkmen. In October 2010 he joined Mansfield Town on a three month loan (three appearances) but following a change of management he returned to Stevenage early signing for Aldershot Town in January 2011 (103 appearances, 14 goals). He remained with the Shots until July 2013 and  following Aldershot’s relegation from the English Football League he signed for Rochdale (131 appearances, 27 goals). On leaving Rochdale signed for Coventry City in July 2017 (24 appearances, three goals).

Signed a two-year deal with Macclesfield Town in August 2018. One of Mark Yates' signings he did not make his debut until the first match in September 2018 after which he was given a good run in the side until the first match in December, although he only played for the full 90 minutes in two of these matches. Dropped to the bench, only making one further substitute appearance in January 2019 before losing his place for the remainder of the season unable to compete with other far stronger midfield players. With no opportunities at Macclesfield Town signed a loan deal with Hereford United in September 2019 to January 2020 linking up with former Macclesfield Town player Jared Hodgkiss. Made no appearances for the Silkmen during the 2019-20 season and was released in June 2020.

In June 2020 it was reported that he had been studying for an MBA through the Open University, has been a PFA representative for some time and had recently unsuccessfully applied for the role of Chief Executive of the Jersey FA. Having returned to Jersey, has been training with and subsequently playing for St Peter FC  whilst looking for employment on the Island. On linking up with St Peter FC he joined the Academy committee and has been appointed as a Director of the Academy from the start of the 2021-22 season. Continues to play for St Peter in the 2023-24 season.

Vice-Chair of the Professional Footballers' Association (June 2022)

Born: 7 July 1986.



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