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BC Soccer Honours Kjeld Brodsgaard

BC Soccer and the soccer community mourn the loss of Kjeld Brodsgaard, a beloved figure and distinguished sportsman who dedicated his life to soccer in BC and sport!

Born in Herning, Denmark in 1949, Kjeld moved to Victoria, BC in 1965, where he cemented his legacy as a goalkeeper and a leader both on and off the field.

In 2009, Kjeld's influence expanded further as he was elected to the Board of BC Soccer, where he served as VP Adult for eleven years before assuming the roles of First VP and President. His leadership and vision propelled BC Soccer to new heights, leaving an indelible mark on the organization and the sport.  

Throughout his life, Kjeld remained deeply involved in sports hosting, playing pivotal roles in events such as the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games and the FIFA U19 and U20 World Cups. His dedication earned him recognition in the Great Victoria Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder. In 2021, Kjeld received the honour of becoming a Life Member of BC Soccer, a testament to his commitment to the sport he loved. His many valued contributions to soccer earned him BC Soccer's prestigious AC Sanford Award in 2023. 

President Gayle Statton said, “Kjeld was a soccer colleague but most importantly a friend. His tireless volunteer contributions to sport and soccer in this province and country are remarkable. Kjeld was a wonderful person and a gentleman and he will be very much missed by many in our soccer family. BC Soccer sends our deepest condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Kjeld!” 

Kjeld embodied a devotion to the game that will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. He leaves behind a profound legacy of passion, dedication, and sportsmanship that will be cherished and celebrated for years to come. For Kjeld’s obituary, please click here.

BC Soccer Association

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