FORMER York City forward and manager Viv Busby has sadly passed away, aged 74. 

Busby made 19 appearances for York from 1982 to 1983, netting four goals across two seasons as City featured in the Fourth Division of English football

He would go on to become caretaker manager of the Minstermen after the sacking of player-manager Chris Brass in 2004, and was in charge of 14 matches, winning four, drawing two and losing eight. 

Busby is most known for his time with Fulham, playing for the Cottagers for three years in the 1970s, scoring 37 goals in 143 appearances.

He was an integral part of the Fulham side which reached the FA Cup final in 1975, starting all 12 matches and scoring six goals including two against league leaders Everton in the fifth round.

A side also including Bobby Moore were eventually beaten by West Ham in the final.

Busby also played for Wycombe, Luton, Norwich and Stoke and went on to manage Hartlepool and York.

He returned to Craven Cottage in 1999 as a coach under Paul Bracewell, and was inducted into the club’s Forever Fulham hall of fame in 2022.

Fulham said: “Everyone at the club would like to offer our condolences to Viv’s wife Barbara, and all his family and friends at this sad time.”