The club was founded on 25 April 1913 as BK Brodd. It participated in competitions for the first time in 1915, and reached the inaugural League of Norway in 1937–38. In 1940 it merged with the former AIF club Arbeidernes TIL and took the name IL Brodd. After the Second World War, the club had sections for football, athletics, boxing, cycling, skiing and handball. Most sports disappeared, with football being left standing, but after 2003 the sports handball, badminton and floorball were added.
The men's football team currently resides in the Third Division (fourth tier), where its current stint began in 2008.