|Date of birth||31 January 1885|
|Date of death||12 June 1943(aged 58)|
|Original team(s)||Essendon Town (VFA)|
|Height / weight||183 cm / 83 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1912.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Bill Busbridge (31 January 1885 – 12 June 1943) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the early days of the Victorian Football League (VFL). A centre half back and part-time ruckman, he was also known by his nickname "Buzzy".
He was a premiership player with the Essendon in 1911 when they beat Collingwood by a single goal.
After debuting at the age of 16, Busbridge went on to win back-to-back Best and Fairests in 1908 and 1909.
A knee injury forced him to retire prematurely in 1912.
In 2002 an Essendon panel chose him at 14th in their "Champions of Essendon" selection.
- Maplestone, M., Flying Higher: History of the Essendon Football Club 1872–1996, Essendon Football Club, (Melbourne), 1996. ISBN 0-9591740-2-8
- Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897–1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0
- Bill Busbridge's statistics from AFL Tables
- Bill Busbridge's profile from AustralianFootball.com
- Essendon Football Club, "Champions of Essendon" Profile: Bill Busbridge
- Essendon Football Club profile