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 know to most 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.