Former player Carl Bertelsen passes away

Former player Carl Bertelsen passes away

in #KillieStories June 14, 2019

The club is sad to hear of the passing of former player Carl Bertelsen at the age of 81.

Born in Haderslev, Denmark, Carl was one of a number of Scandinavian footballers who were brought over to Scotland in the 1960s.

Hal Stewart of Morton had originally signed Carl from Haderslev Boldklub but after a spell at Dundee, he was transferred to Kilmarnock in 1966.

A schoolteacher by profession, he had played international football for Denmark, who were still Amateur at the time, winning 21 caps including an appearance against the USSR in the semi-finals of the 1964 European Championships. 

A centre forward, he scored 14 goals in 39 first team appearances for Killie with his last match being in the semi-final of the European Fair Cities Cup at Rugby Park against Leeds United in May 1967.

He then returned to Danish side Odense.