One of Scottish football’s most prolific goalscorers has won’t be finding the back of the net again. Kris Boyd has announced that he has retired from the game.
The Scottish Premier League’s top scorer has retired after an 18-year career, in which he scored 293 goals at club level.
Boyd was at his most prolific for two clubs, Rangers and Kilmarnock, the team he finished his career with.
Best achievement was keeping Killie in the league
Even though he helped Kilmarnock to a third-placed finish in his final season as a player, that might not have been his finest achievement at Rugby Park.
That might well be the 2013-14 season, where Boyd almost single-handedly kept Kilmarnock in the Premiership.
Scored vital winning goal
His winning goal in the last game of the season against Hibs helped Killie avoid the relegation play-offs.
Boyd’s 22 goals that season must go down as one of the best achievements of his long career. If it wasn’t for him, Kilmarnock would more than likely have been relegated.
In recent years Boyd has not been first choice at Kilmarnock, but he still helped himself to six goals last season.
He might not have been the best of players, but Boyd will certainly go down in the history books. It is unlikely that any player in Scotland will match the goals he scored in the Premiership.