He’s been a prolific striker for most of his 18 year career. Now Kris Boyd has decided to hang up his boots following the 2018/19 campaign with Kilmarnock. He’s a marmite figure in Scottish football, but Boyd’s ability in front of goal is something no one can take away from him.
The striker is well known, most notably for his time at Kilmarnock and Rangers. He also had spells at Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Eskişehirspor and Portland Timbers alongside his multiple spells at both Ibrox and Rugby Park.
After remarkably finishing as the Premiership’s top scorer during the 2017/18 campaign, Boyd found his game time limited at Rugby Park during the 18/19 season, appearing on 19 occasions on league duty.
Boyd finished as the Premiership’s top scorer on five occasions during his career. He also won two Scottish Premierships, two League Cups and two Scottish Cups.
The Killie frontman also made 18 appearances for Scotland, netting on seven occasions.
Whilst he splits opinion across many fans in Scotland, he’s an undisputed legend at both clubs he has played for in this country. Boyd’s goal scoring feats within the Scottish game will be remembered for many a year.
Players and fans alike have reacted to the news that Boyd will hang up his boots.
Been an absolute pleasure to share a changing room and the pitch with the big man for the last few years. Top scorer in the SPL for a reason. Massive diddy but absolute legend👏🏼#KB9 pic.twitter.com/zgqAVJGVhM
— Stuart Findlay (@stuartfindlay95) June 18, 2019
Gutted to see the big man retire. Say what you want about the man but he’s s legend. Helped me massively & can’t thank him enough. One the best guys I’ve met in football. Boydy if u see this, don’t think I’m being nice to you, tomorrow you’ll be back to a fat b****** 🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/mHrT59Ti56
— Dominic Thomas (@DomThomas23) June 18, 2019
Thanks for everything Boydy – one of the best I've ever seen at scoring goals at Rugby Park. pic.twitter.com/zKn5RzaUcg
— Andy K (@ShandyK_) June 17, 2019
Saw Kris Boyd's debut, his first start, his first goal and his last game.
Whichever way you slice it, 136 goals for Killie is an absolutely brilliant achievement and he can only be considered a club legend.
Thanks Boydy! pic.twitter.com/okZj5Qk6uK
— Gaby McKay (@GabyMcKay) June 17, 2019
Been an absolute pleasure sharing a dressing with this character! It’s going to be a lot quieter around the place. Don’t think some people realise how hard it is to score a goal…. i do 😂 so to have the record he’s got is something else…..Legend 🔵⚪️ @KilmarnockFC pic.twitter.com/pzuDw1eoJQ
— Gary Dicker (@gary_dicker) June 18, 2019
Happy retirement Boydy. Don't care what anyone says, he's a club legend for what he's done
— 🇮🇹Findlay🇮🇹 (@fc_1869) June 17, 2019