Busby, Viv

Viv Busby

Viv Busby

Clubs played for: Wycombe Wanderers, Luton Town, Newcastle United (loan), Fulham, Norwich City, Stoke City, Sheffield United (loan), Tulsa Roughnecks, Blackburn Rovers, York City (1966-1983)

Born: 1949

Birthplace: Slough


Position: Striker

Biography: A striker he played in the Football League between 1970-83. He is best remembered at Fulham where he scored 38 goals in 155 appearances. He played for them when they lost in the 1975 F A Cup Final. He went on to coach at York City between 1982-87. He was manager of Hartlepool United for nine months in 1993. Thereafter he became Youth Team Coach at Swindon Town. He then got diagnosed with leukaemia and spent six months in hospital having treatment which was successful. He became Assistant Manager at York City in 2004 leaving in 2005. After a spell as Academy Director at Gretna he became Assistant Manager at Workington in 2007 where he stayed until 2011. Living in Carlisle at the time he decided with his partner that it was time to retire and move to sunnier climes. They moved to the Costa Del Sol.

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Busby, Viv Viv lived in the same village as me, Wilstead in Bedforshire, while he was at Luton. He used to help train our village team and youth teams, giving up his own free time to do so. I remember him being really encouraging and totally down to earth. I also remember my little sister being very taken with his apparently ‘sexy smile’. I now live in the States, so have no idea how he’s doing. Hopefully living happily in retirement!
01-12-18 John Tricker

Busby, Viv Played with Viv for High Wycombe Polish Club in 1967 before he turned pro. Was also at the same school as Viv and played against him when he was in Wycombe Wanderers reserves. Lovely guy and very brave with what he has had to fight. Hope you are enjoying life in the sun.
Richard porter

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