Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Neil Busse

Known as
Neil Busse

3 April 1945 (age 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 15d
Last game: 24y 16d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; South Melbourne; Sandringham

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 16
South Melbourne: 24

Recruited from
Richmond (1968); South Melbourne (1969)

Neil Busse

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1968-19691820.1128%10.780.722.780

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,543rd player to appear, 3,995th most games played, 4,789th most goals kickedRichmond: 658th player to appear, 375th most games played, 410th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 939th player to appear, 613th most games played, 827th most goals kicked

In 1964 ruckman/defender Neil Busse joined Richmond from Benalla, whom he had helped to premierships in the previous two seasons. His career with the Tigers spanned the years 1964 to 1967, during which he played 37 games with the seniors and 36 with the reserves. In 1966 he skippered the reserves to an unbeaten flag.

The 1968 season found Busse at South Melbourne where he added 18 senior appearances to his career tally over a season and a bit. Early in the 1969 season he crossed to VFA first division side Sandringham where he played 52 games and scored one goal as well as winning the club’s 1970 best and fairest award. In 1971, his last season, he captain-coached the side to a finals appearance, and an ultimate finishing position of third.

Busse later served on Richmond’s committee as well as the VFL tribunal.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.