|Date of birth||8 March 1900|
|Place of birth||Deptford, England|
|Date of death||1947 (aged 46–47)|
|Playing position||Centre half|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Messer played non League football at Sutton Town before joining Mansfield Town. In 1922 he joined Nottingham Forest but left the club without playing a senior match. The centre half signed for Reading in 1923 and went on to feature in 271 matches and scored 18 goals between 1923–29. Messer signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 1930 and played in 52 games and found the net twice in all competitions. On leaving White Hart Lane he joined Bournemouth & Boscombe where he made a further 10 appearances and where he finally ending his playing career.