|Full name||Matthew Boyd|
|Date of birth||27 August 1982|
|Original team||Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)
|Draft||#23, 2002 Rookie Draft, Western Bulldogs|
|Height/Weight||184cm / 88kg|
|Current club||Western Bulldogs|
|2003–||Western Bulldogs||226 (78)|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 6 2014 season.
Matthew Boyd (born 27 August 1982) is an Australian rules football player who has come through the Western Bulldogs' rookie list, debuting in 2003. Prior to that he had played for Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup and Frankston in the VFL. He was able to consolidate a position in the senior team during 2004 and in 2005 could be considered as being in the Bulldogs' best 18, having played in 17 games for the year. He has mostly played in the midfield where he has proven himself to be a consistent ball winner as well as having the capacity to be a "run with" player. He currently has totalled 76 Brownlow votes. He played with the number 42 until 2007 when he took the number 5 from the retired Rohan Smith.
The 2006 Record describes Boyd as having tenacious defensive skills while also possessing attacking flair.
Boyd is the grand nephew of Australian football vendor icon Johnny Boyd better known as the Peanut Man.
On the 21 January 2011, he was announced as the new captain for the Western Bulldogs. Boyd relished the Bulldogs captaincy and continued his good form and was rewarded with his second All-Australian selection and second Charlie Sutton Medal.
In 2012, the Bulldogs failed to make the finals for the second consecutive season, Boyd won a third Charles Sutton Medal.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Boyd married his high school sweetheart Kate Jones in October 2007. In 2011 he and wife Kate had their first child daughter Chloe. He attended Mazenod College, Mulgrave.
- McFarlane, Glenn (14 July 2012). "Western Bulldogs captain and spiritual leader Matthew Boyd reaches 200th match". Herald Sun.
- De Bolfo, Tony (20 July 2012). "The Peanut Man, Carlton and me".
- "Western Bulldogs midfielder Matthew Boyd wins Charles Sutton Medal". 3 October 2009.
- "Boyd to captain Bulldogs in 2011". 21 January 2011.
- Quayle, Emma (7 October 2012). "Boyd best for Bulldogs".
- Matthew Boyd's player profile at AFL Tables
- Matthew Boyd's profile on the official website of the Western Bulldogs
- Matthew Boyd's statistics from AFL Tables