|Full name||Walter Bussey|
|Date of birth||6 December 1904|
|Place of birth||Eckington, England|
|Date of death||1982 (aged 77–78)|
|Place of death||Exeter, England|
|Playing position||Inside forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Walter Bussey (6 December 1904 – January 1982) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Blackpool, Exeter City, Swansea Town and Stoke City. He made 185 appearances for Stoke.
Bussey was born in Eckington on the Yorkshire border and began working as a collier. Whilst employed in the mines Bussey played amateur football with teams in the Doncaster area. He was spotted by scouts at Stoke City and signed for the club in March 1924 initially retaining his amateur status so he could also turn out for Denaby United. He eventually signed a professional contract in November 1925 becoming one of 34 players used by Tom Mather in 1925–26 as Stoke suffered relegation from the Second Division. Bussey broke into the side in 1926–27 campaign scoring eight goals in 15 appearances as Stoke went on to win the Third Division North title.
Despite lacking in height Bussey became a vital member of Mather's team being used mainly as a playmaker and provided many goals for Charlie Wilson whilst also having a decent scoring record himself. His most prolific season in a Stoke shirt came in the 1928–29 season with saw him score 12 goals in 38 appearances. Whilst Bussey was a clear favourite with Mather and the supporters he was notoriously inconsistent being described as having "spasms of form and scoring".
With the emergence of Harry Ware and Tommy Sale, Bussey left Stoke in October 1933 for Sandy MacFarlane's Blackpool. He scored 9 goals in 27 appearances for the Seasiders before moving on to Swansea Town. He spent two season at the Vetch Field before ending his career with Exeter City. He later moved as a painter and decorator in the Exeter area until his death in January 1982.
- Sourced from Walter Bussey profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
|Stoke City||1925–26||Second Division||4||0||0||0||4||0|
|1926–27||Third Division North||15||8||0||0||15||8|
|Swansea Town||1934–35||Second Division||37||7||2||1||39||8|
|Exeter City||1936–37||Third Division South||20||5||3||1||23||6|
|1937–38||Third Division South||36||6||2||0||38||6|
|1938–39||Third Division South||19||5||0||0||19||5|
- Stoke City
- Football League Third Division North champions: 1926–27
- Football League Second Division champions: 1932–33