Matthew Boyd

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Matthew Boyd
Personal information
Full name Matthew Boyd
Date of birth (1982-08-27) 27 August 1982 (age 31)
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–present 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 know to most 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.

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.


  1. ^ a b McFarlane, Glenn (14 July 2012). "Western Bulldogs captain and spiritual leader Matthew Boyd reaches 200th match". Herald Sun. 
  2. ^ De Bolfo, Tony (20 July 2012). "The Peanut Man, Carlton and me". 
  3. ^ "Western Bulldogs midfielder Matthew Boyd wins Charles Sutton Medal". 3 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Boyd to captain Bulldogs in 2011". 21 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Quayle, Emma (7 October 2012). "Boyd best for Bulldogs". 

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