DOB: 15 August 1956
Games: 0 (3 total)
Goals: 0 (3 total)
A track athlete who competed internationally, Besanko was an Under 19s player in 1973 before suffering a broken collarbone in August. He was also a reserves player from 1977 to 1980, wearing number 45 and wearing number 53 respectively. He was dropped from the senior list in the 1979 pre-season, playing on in the Reserves until early 1980 when he left to join Essendon.
Within a few weeks at his new club he played his first senior game. Remaining an amateur due to his athletic commitments, Besanko appeared in three league games that year.
Became captain-coach of Dingley in 1983 for one season before rejoining Essendon as a specialist coach in 1984. He took over as captain-coach at Rye in 1986 and stayed there for two seasons before being appointed Fitness Coach at St Kilda in 1988.
May have also played for Brighton Grammar