Scott Boyd

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Scott Boyd
Personal information
Full name Scott Boyd
Date of birth (1986-06-04) 4 June 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Whitburn, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Kilmarnock
Number 16
Youth career
Livingston
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Livingston 4 (0)
2006Partick Thistle (loan) 7 (0)
2006–2007 Partick Thistle 36 (0)
2007–2008Ross County (loan) 10 (1)
2008–2017 Ross County 250 (10)
2016–2017Kilmarnock (loan) 13 (1)
2017– Kilmarnock 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:50, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Scott Boyd (born 4 June 1986 in Whitburn) is a professional footballer who plays for Kilmarnock. Earlier in his career, Boyd played for Livingston, Partick Thistle and Ross County.

Career[edit]

His career started with Livingston, from where he joined Partick Thistle on loan in January of the 2005–06 season.[1] He helped the Jags to win promotion from the Second Division and, after the play-offs, Thistle then purchased his contract from Livingston.[2] At the start of the 2007–08 with Partick Thistle promoted, Boyd had first team place limited and determined to fight for his place.[3]

In September 2007, Boyd signed on loan for Ross County until January 2008.[4][5] On 14 January 2008, he signed for Ross County on a permanent basis.[6] Despite interests from Aberdeen, Boyd signed a new contract with the club.[7][8]

In the 2009–10 season, Boyd netted a goal in the last minute to knock Hibs out of the Scottish Cup at the quarter-final Stage.[9] Ross County went on to reach the 2010 Scottish Cup Final, but lost 3–0 to Dundee United. During the 2009–10 season, Boyd would also signed would sign a contract extension.[10] Boyd was part of the Ross County team that gained promotion to the Scottish Premier League by winning the 2011–12 Scottish First Division. At the end of the season, Boyd signed a one-year contract with Ross County.[11] While at Ross County, Boyd is known to fans as "Ginger Pele" because of his resemblance to Pelé.[12]

At the end of the 2012–13 season, Boyd signed a new one-year contract with Ross County after helping them finish fifth in their first season in the Scottish Premier League.[13] During the season, Boyd captained once in the season when he led Ross County win 3–2 against Celtic.[14] On 1 January 2014, Boyd opened the scoring as Ross County won the New Year Highland derby match 2–1 away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[15]

On 27 May 2014, he signed a new contract keeping him at Ross County for the 2014–15 season.[16]

On 25 August 2015, Boyd became Ross County's record appearances holder since they joined the Scottish League, making his 288th appearance for the club in their 2–0 win against Ayr United in the Scottish League Cup.[17][18]

On 31 August 2016, Boyd moved on a season-long loan to Kilmarnock.[19] He then made the move permanent on 31 January 2017, signing until summer 2018.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 13 July 2018 [21][22][23]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Livingston 2005–06[24] Scottish Premier League 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Partick Thistle (loan) 2005–06[24] Scottish Second Division 7 0 3 0 0 0 2[a] 0 12 0
Partick Thistle 2006–07[25] Scottish First Division 36 0 3 0 2 1 1[b] 0 42 1
2007–08[26] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 36 0 3 0 2 1 1 0 42 1
Ross County (loan) 2007–08[27] Scottish Second Division 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Ross County 2007–08[27] Scottish Second Division 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
2008–09[28] Scottish First Division 28 0 3[i] 0 0 0 5[b][ii] 0 36 0
2009–10[29] 31 4 7 1 0 0 2[b] 0 40 5
2010–11[30] 33 3 2 0 3 0 5[b] 0 43 3
2011–12[31] 35 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 42 2
2012–13[32] Scottish Premier League 35 0 2 0 1 0 38 0
2013–14[33] Scottish Premiership 28 1 1 0 0 0 29 1
2014–15[34] 32 0 1 0 1 0 34 0
2015–16[35] 15 0 2 0 2 0 19 0
2016–17[36] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 250 10 23 2 10 0 12 0 295 12
Kilmarnock (loan) 2016–17[36] Scottish Premiership 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
Kilmarnock 2016–17[36] Scottish Premiership 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2017–18[37] 11 1 2 0 1 0 14 1
2018–19[38] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 17 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 20 1
Career total 337 13 32 2 14 1 15 0 397 16
  1. ^ Appearances in the First Division play-offs
  2. ^ a b c d Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  1. ^ Includes 1 match not recorded on Soccerbase or Soccerway. "Dumbarton 1–2 Ross County". BBC Sport. 15 December 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Includes 2 Challenge Cup matches not recorded on Soccerbase or Soccerway. "Ross County 2–1 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 26 July 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2016.  & "Clyde 0–1 Ross County". BBC Sport. 7 September 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 

Honours[edit]

Ross County

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partick Thistle add new faces". BBC Sport. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Boyd moves from Livi to Thistle". BBC Sport. 19 May 2006. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scotty knows top-drawer show is a Bairn necessity". Evening Times. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Feelgood factor will help Scottish game – Campbell". Ross-shire Journal. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Boyd revels in his Highland fling". Ross-shire Journal. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "County boss swoops to sign trio". BBC Sport. 14 January 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Corrigan given Dingwall deadline". BBC Sport. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Brew set for County deal?". Highland News. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ross County 2 – 1 Hibernian". BBC Sport. BBC. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Boyd makes it six at County". Highland News. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Defender Boyd to stay on at County". Ross-shire Journal. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Scott Boyd actually believes he is the Ginger Pele, says Ross County team mate Alex Cooper". Daily Record. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ross County: Scott Boyd signs new contract for next season". BBC Sport. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Steffen Wohlfarth leaves it late as Ross County come back to beat Celtic". The Guardian. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Inverness CT 1–2 Ross County". BBC Sport. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Defender Scott Boyd signs Ross County deal for new season". BBC Sport. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  17. ^ Fraser, Alasdair (29 August 2015). "It's official: Scott Boyd joins the ranks of Ross County legends!". Ross-shire Journal. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  18. ^ Dowden, Martin (25 August 2015). "Ross County 2–0 Ayr". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  19. ^ "Kilmarnock sign Ross County's Scott Boyd on loan". BBC Sport. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "Kilmarnock sign defender Scott Boyd from Ross County on permanent basis". BBC Sport. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  21. ^ Scott Boyd at Soccerbase
  22. ^ Scott Boyd at Soccerbase
  23. ^ Scott Boyd at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  36. ^ a b c "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Scott Boyd in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  39. ^ Wilson, Richard (13 March 2016). "Scottish League Cup Final: Hibernian 1 Ross County 2". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 

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