Wayne Schimmelbusch

Wayne Schimmelbusch (born 19 January 1953) is a former Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League (VFL).

Schimmelbusch played in 306 games, including 29 finals games, for the North Melbourne Football Club, which was then a club games played record. He was recruited in 1973 from the Brunswick Football Club (formerly of the VFA) where he won the 'Field Trophy', the VFA second division's best and fairest in 1972. His retirement in 1987 which was forced due to a serious knee injury sustained during a match against the Sydney Swans.

Schimmelbusch was appointed coach of the North Melbourne Football Club in 1990. The team did not perform well, and in the 1993 pre-season, Schimmelbusch was replaced by Denis Pagan, who had previously coached North Melbourne's under-19 and Essendon Football Club's reserves teams.

Schimmelbusch's brother Daryl also played for North Melbourne Football Club.

Schimmelbusch was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1997 and named in the North Melbourne "Team of the Century" (half forward flank) in 2001.

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