|Full name||Torkild Brakstad|
|Date of birth||20 September 1945|
|Place of birth||Molde, Norway|
|Date of death||14 May 2021 75)(aged|
|Place of death||Molde, Norway|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Torkild Brakstad (20 September 1945 – 14 May 2021) was a Norwegian football player and manager.
Brakstad played as a central defender for his hometown team Molde FK from 1962 to 1978. Between 1974 and 1978, while Molde was in the Norwegian Premier League, Brakstad played 108 matches and scored 12 goals. Brakstad was capped three times on the Norwegian national team in 1974.
Brakstad acted as playing manager of Molde FK from 1969 to 1974 and in 1976 and as a manager from 1980 and 1981 and in 1986.He was also manager of Tromsø IL 1983–1984 and of Rosenborg BK 1986.
He was the brother of former Molde player and coach Erik Brakstad.
He died on 14 May 2021 in his hometown Molde.
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