Full Name: NEIL BUSSE
Date of Birth: 03/04/1945
Height: 189 cm ( 6-2 1/2 )
Weight: 83 kg ( 13-01 )
Debut: 18/04/1964, Round 1, Footscray
Last Game: 22/07/1967, Round 13, Footscray
Total Games: 37
Total Goals: 9
Total Games: 36
Total Goals: 6
Honours: Premiership 1966, Captain 1966-67.
Neil played in the back-pocket and ruck at Richmond. Originally from Benalla, he spent four seasons with Richmond and captained the Reserves in their undefeated Premiership year of 1966. After leaving Richmond, he had brief stints with South Melbourne and Sandringham. He retired from football at a young age to concentrate on his business career and served on the Richmond Committee between 1972 and 1978 and was Deputy President for a short time. He was a Victorian State Selector in 1978 and 1979, and joined the VFL Tribunal. Away from football Neil holds a law degree. His son, Peter, currently plays in the Victorian State Football League’s Under/18 Competition. He also played with the Richmond Reserves during 1995.
Benalla Seniors 1962-63, Games 35 ( Honours - Premiership1962-63 ) .
South Melbourne 1968-69, Games 18, Goals 2 ; South Melbourne Reserves 1968-69, Games 3, Goals 4 ; Sandringham 1969-71, Games 52, Goals 1 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1970, Captain/Coach 1971 ).