Viv Busby

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Viv Busby
Personal information
Full name Vivian Dennis Busby[1]
Date of birth (1949-06-19) 19 June 1949 (age 65)[1]
Place of birth Slough, England[1]
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1970 Wycombe Wanderers 50 (19)
1970–1973 Luton Town 77 (16)
1971–1972 Newcastle United (loan) 4 (2)
1973–1976 Fulham 118 (29)
1976–1977 Norwich City 22 (11)
1977–1980 Stoke City 50 (9)
1980 Sheffield United (loan) 3 (1)
1980–1981 Tulsa Roughnecks 19 (1)
1981–1982 Blackburn Rovers 8 (1)
1982–1983 York City 19 (4)
Total 370 (93)
Teams managed
1993 Hartlepool United
2004–2005 York City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vivian Dennis "Viv" Busby (born 19 June 1949) is an English former footballer and manager. He played for Wycombe Wanderers, Luton Town, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Stoke City, Sheffield United, Tulsa Roughnecks (United States), Blackburn Rovers and York City.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Slough, Berkshire, Busby started his playing career at Wycombe Wanderers in 1966, but was unable to hold down a regular place in their team, despite his emerging talent. He moved to Luton Town in January 1970.[2] At Kenilworth Road Busby scored four goals in his first nine matches helping the club gain promotion to the Second Division in 1969–70. He scored eight goals in 1970–71 but struggled to fin form in 1971–72 and spent time out on loan at Newcastle United. He was sold to Fulham in August 1973 where he had the most prolific spell of his career. He scored 12 goals in 1973–74 and 18 in 1974–75 of which six were in the FA Cup helping Fulham reach the 1975 FA Cup Final, losing 2–0 against West Ham United. After scoring 38 goals in 155 matches for the Cottagers he moved to First Division Norwich City where he made a fine start scoring 11 goals in his first 18 matches for the Canaries.

However he fell out of favour in 1977–78 and moved on to Stoke City.[1] He was never a prolific goalscorer at the Victoria Ground but made up for it with his effort in 1978–79 helping Stoke gain promotion to the First Division.[1] He scored 12 goals for Stoke in 60 matches and spent a short time out on loan at Sheffield United before moving to the United States to play for Tulsa Roughnecks.[1] He stayed in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a the 1980 North American Soccer League season before returning to England with Blackburn Rovers and then ended his playing career with York City.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Busby worked as a coach at York City between 1982 and 1987.[3] Busby became manager of Hartlepool United on 15 February 1993 and left the position on 24 November 1993.[2] Busby had been youth-team coach at Swindon Town, where he suffered a six-month battle against leukaemia.[4] He was named as assistant manager at York City in September 2004.[5] Busby was placed as caretaker manager at York City in November 2004 following the sacking of Chris Brass.[6] He left his position as caretaker manager at York City by mutual consent in February 2005.[7] Busby worked as Youth Academy Manager at Gretna,[8] but left after a change to the backroom staff.[9] He was appointed as assistant manager at Workington in September 2007.[9] He left in October 2011 to emigrate to Spain.[10]

Personal life[edit]

He is the older brother of former QPR midfielder Martyn Busby.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As a player[edit]

Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wycombe Wanderers 1966–67 Isthmian League 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5
1967–68 Isthmian League 16 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 8
1968–69 Isthmian League 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 4
1969–70 Isthmian League 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Total 50 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 19
Luton Town 1969–70 Third Division 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4
1970–71 Second Division 27 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 8
1971–72 Second Division 20 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 22 2
1972–73 Second Division 21 2 1 0 3 0 2 0 27 2
Total 77 16 1 0 5 0 3 0 86 16
Newcastle United (loan) 1971–72 First Division 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Fulham 1973–74 Second Division 38 12 2 0 2 0 0 0 42 12
1974–75 Second Division 38 11 12 6 3 1 0 0 54 18
1975–76 Second Division 37 6 1 1 3 0 9 1 50 8
1976–77 Second Division 5 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 10 0
Total 118 29 15 7 10 1 12 1 155 38
Norwich City 1976–77 First Division 17 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 11
1977–78 First Division 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 0
Total 22 11 1 0 0 0 3 0 26 11
Stoke City 1977–78 Second Division 22 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 24 4
1978–79 Second Division 18 6 1 0 3 1 0 0 22 7
1979–80 First Division 10 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 14 1
Total 50 10 3 1 8 1 0 0 60 12
Sheffield United (loan) 1979–80 Third Division 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Tulsa Roughnecks 1980 NASL 19 1 19 1
Blackburn Rovers 1980–81 Second Division 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
York City 1982–83 Fourth Division 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4
1983–84 Fourth Division 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 19 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 4
Career Total 370 94 21 8 23 2 18 1 432 105
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Anglo-Italian Cup, Anglo-Scottish Cup, Watney Cup.

As a manager[edit]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Hartlepool United 15 February 1993 24 November 1993 40 9 22 9 22.50
York City 8 November 2004 11 February 2005 14 4 8 2 28.57

Honours[edit]

Luton Town
Fulham
Stoke City
York City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Viv Busby". Chairboys. Retrieved 22 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "Busby returns to Mintermen". Non-League Daily. 17 September 2004. Retrieved 13 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "Busby gets Swindon boost". BBC Sport. 1 February 2001. Retrieved 22 July 2007. 
  5. ^ "Busby handed York post". BBC Sport. 17 September 2004. Retrieved 22 May 2007. 
  6. ^ "Debate: Brass sacked". BBC North Yorkshire. 10 November 2004. Retrieved 22 May 2007. 
  7. ^ "Viv Busby leaves York City". BBC North Yorkshire. 10 February 2005. Retrieved 22 May 2007. 
  8. ^ "Youth Team". Gretna F.C. Archived from the original on 19 May 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2007. 
  9. ^ a b "Viv Busby teams up with Dazza at Reds". News & Star. 13 September 2007. Retrieved 13 September 2007. [dead link]
  10. ^ "‘HAVING NO FOOTBALL IN MY LIFE WILL BE HARD’, SAYS EX-WORKINGTON NO2 VIV BUSBY". News & Star. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Jarred, Martin; Windross, Dave (1997). "Football League Players". Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. Citizen Publications. p. 19. ISBN 0-9531005-0-2. 

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