A TRUE PROFESSIONAL WITH A PASSION FOR HIS CRAFT (who never changed his accent)By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
Sir Alex Ferguson was one of many who paid tribute to Malcolm Brodie MBE, a life member of the Football Writers’ Association, whose funeral was held at Cregagh Presbyterian Church in Belfast yesterday.
The former sports editor of the Belfast Telegraph covered a record 14 World Cup finals and did not miss a Northern Ireland match - home or away - from 1946 to 2009.
In Memoriam: Malcolm Brodie MBEMALCOLM BRODIE MBE – a man beyond a legend
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
Malcolm Brodie, a life member of the Football Writers’ Association, was unique in sports journalism – he had covered 14 World Cups and it would have been 15 had he not been on his honeymoon. He was awarded the Jules Rimet Trophy by FIFA as the journalist who covered more World Cup finals than any other.
FWA Q&A: Malcolm Brodie MBEMalcolm Brodie MBE of the Belfast Telegraph on the best of Best...the wrong result...and covering 14 World Cup finals...
Your first ever newspaper?
Briefly, Portadown News, County Armagh .and then Belfast Telegraph for almost five decades
Have you ever worked in a profession other than journalism?
No, I was trained and worked in all aspects of journalism before specialising in sport; then appointed sports editor and football correspondent to create and develop a sports department whose reporters and columnists were given a global canvas for coverage of Irish and main international events.