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
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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