Torkild Brakstad

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Torkild Brakstad
Personal information
Full name Torkild Brakstad
Date of birth(1945-09-20)20 September 1945
Place of birth Molde, Norway
Date of death 14 May 2021(2021-05-14) (aged 75)
Place of death Molde, Norway
Position(s) Central defender
Youth career
Senior career*
1962–1973 Molde
1974–1978 Molde 104 (12)
National team
1974 Norway 3 (0)
Teams managed
1969–1974 Molde
1976 Molde
1978 Molde
1983–1984 Tromsø
1986 Rosenborg
1986 Molde
* 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. [1]

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. [2] He was also manager of Tromsø IL 1983–1984 and of Rosenborg BK 1986.

Personal life

He was the brother of former Molde player and coach Erik Brakstad.

He died on 14 May 2021 in his hometown Molde. [3]

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  1. "Statistics for Torkild Brakstad" (in Norwegian). The Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 17 July 2008.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Brøste, Martin (15 May 2021). "MFK-legende er død: – En bauta for klubben". Romsdals Budstikke (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 May 2021.