Matthew Boyd

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Matthew Boyd
Personal information
Full name Matthew Boyd
Date of birth (1982-08-27) 27 August 1982 (age 32)
Original team Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)
Frankston (VFL)
Draft #23, 2002 Rookie Draft, Western Bulldogs
Height/Weight 184cm / 88kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Western Bulldogs
Number 5
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2003– Western Bulldogs 226 (78)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2008–2010 Australia 4
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 6 2014 season.
Career highlights

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.[1] 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.[2]

In 2009 Boyd was rewarded for a strong season with selection in the 2009 All-Australian Team & winning his first Charles Sutton Medal (best and fairest) award.[3]

On the 21 January 2011, he was announced as the new captain for the Western Bulldogs.[4] 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.[5]

At the conclusion of the 2013 AFL season Boyd relinquished the captaincy of the Western Bulldogs to Ryan Griffen, who often captained the Bulldogs in 2013 when Boyd was unavailable for selection.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season[6]
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2003 Western Bulldogs 42 8 3 3 25 32 57 12 9 0.4 0.4 3.1 4.0 7.1 1.5 1.1
2004 Western Bulldogs 42 19 1 2 136 119 255 91 41 0.1 0.1 7.2 6.3 13.4 4.8 2.2
2005 Western Bulldogs 42 17 5 4 120 109 229 66 35 0.3 0.2 7.1 6.4 13.5 3.9 2.1
2006 Western Bulldogs 42 24 9 5 245 233 478 132 89 0.4 0.2 10.2 9.7 19.9 5.5 3.7
2007 Western Bulldogs 5 22 11 8 295 250 545 137 77 0.5 0.4 13.4 11.4 24.8 6.2 3.5
2008 Western Bulldogs 5 25 5 6 315 314 629 133 94 0.2 0.2 12.6 12.6 25.2 5.3 3.8
2009 Western Bulldogs 5 25 15 5 328 394 722 120 90 0.6 0.2 13.1 15.8 28.9 4.8 3.6
2010 Western Bulldogs 5 23 8 10 393 304 697 107 106 0.3 0.4 17.1 13.2 30.3 4.7 4.6
2011 Western Bulldogs 5 22 8 5 398 303 701 85 113 0.4 0.2 18.1 13.8 31.9 3.9 5.1
2012 Western Bulldogs 5 22 6 9 374 347 721 112 87 0.3 0.4 17.0 15.8 32.8 5.1 4.0
2013 Western Bulldogs 5 13 4 2 196 186 382 61 51 0.3 0.2 15.1 14.3 29.4 4.7 3.9
2014 Western Bulldogs 5 19 7 11 249 249 498 69 82 0.4 0.6 13.1 13.1 26.2 3.6 4.3
Career 239 82 70 3074 2840 5914 1125 874 0.3 0.3 12.9 11.9 24.7 4.7 3.7

Personal life[edit]

Boyd married his high school sweetheart Kate Jones in October 2007. In 2011 he and wife Kate had their first child daughter Chloe.[1] He attended Mazenod College, Mulgrave.

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