Tyler Boyd (footballer)
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Tyler Boyd Footballer

Tyler Boyd
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Personal information
Full name Tyler Dominic Boyd[1]
Date of birth (1994-12-30) December 30, 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Tauranga, New Zealand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker, Right winger
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
Waikato FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011-2012 Waikato FC 14 (4)
2012-2015 Wellington Phoenix 48 (4)
2014-2015 Wellington Phoenix Reserves 6 (10)
2015-2017 Vitória de Guimarães B 73 (13)
2015-2019 Vitória de Guimarães 10 (0)
2017-2018 -> Tondela (loan) 27 (5)
2019 -> Ankaragücü (loan) 14 (6)
2019- Be?ikta? 5 (0)
National team?
2013 New Zealand U20 8 (1)
2014 New Zealand 5 (0)
2019- United States 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 07, 2019
? National team caps and goals correct as of October 11, 2019

Tyler Dominic Boyd (born December 30, 1994) is a New Zealand-American soccer player who plays as a striker or right winger for Turkish club Be?ikta? and the US national team.

Personal life

Boyd is a citizen of both New Zealand and the United States, having been born in New Zealand to a New Zealand father and an American mother. He was raised in Santa Ynez, California, until the age of 10, when he returned to New Zealand.[2]

Club career

New Zealand clubs

Boyd played for Melville United in the Northern League during 2011 and Waikato FC in the ASB Premiership over the 2011-12 season.

Wellington Phoenix

In September 2012, Boyd signed a three-year contract for the Wellington Phoenix[3] and made his debut as a 17-year-old, coming on as a substitute in an A-League match against Sydney FC on October 6, 2012.[4] Boyd scored 2 goals in 20 appearances for the Phoenix in the 2013-14 season and was named the club's U-23 player of the year.[5]

Vitória de Guimarães

On February 24, 2015, Boyd signed a four-year deal with top Portuguese side Vitória de Guimarães to begin at the conclusion of the 2014-15 A-League season.[6]

Loan to Tondela

On June 29, 2017, Boyd joined Tondela on loan, joining fellow former A-League player Nick Ansell.[7]

Loan to MKE Ankaragücü

On January 31, 2019, Boyd joined Turkish Süper Lig side MKE Ankaragücü on loan until the end of the season.[8]

Be?ikta? J.K.

On July 15, 2019, Boyd joined Turkish Süper Lig side Be?ikta?, signing a 4-year contract.[9]

International career

New Zealand

Boyd represented New Zealand at the 2013 OFC U-20 Championship in Fiji. He played in all three group matches at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.[10]

Boyd made his senior debut for New Zealand on March 5, 2014 with fellow debutant and former Melville United teammate Ryan Thomas in a friendly against Japan in Tokyo.[11]

United States

On May 18, 2019, FIFA approved a one-time switch for Boyd to represent the United States internationally.[12] Just days later, on May 22, he was named in the United States' provisional roster for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[13]

Boyd made his senior debut for the United States on June 9, 2019 in a friendly against Venezuela in Cincinnati, Ohio.[14]

In his second game for the United States, Boyd scored his first goal for his new country, scoring in their Gold Cup game against Guyana on June 18, 2019. The goal was the 1,000th goal in United States men's national soccer team history and was assisted by midfielder Michael Bradley. In the 80th minute, Boyd doubled his goalscoring total with his second of the game.[15]

International goals

As of matches played June 30, 2019. United States score listed first, score column indicates score after each Boyd goal.
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 June 18, 2019 Allianz Field, Saint Paul, United States 2  Guyana 2-0 4-0 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2 4-0

See also


  1. ^ "List of Players -- 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "ASN: Dual national Tyler Boyd hopes success at Guimarães leads to international choice". americansoccernow.com. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Phoenix snap up young striker Boyd".
  4. ^ "Tyler Boyd: He shoots, he scores".
  5. ^ Worthington, Sam. "Albert Riera Phoenix's player of the year". Fairfax NZ News. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Wellington Phoenix confirm striker Tyler Boyd will join Portuguese club Vitoria SC at conclusion of A-League season". abc.net.au. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Avançado neozelandês Tyler Boyd emprestado ao Tondela" [New Zealand forward Tyler Boyd on loan to Tondela]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 29 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Tyler Boyd ve Kitsiou MKE Ankaragücü'nde" [Tyler Boyd and Kitsiou MKE at Ankaragücü] (in Turkish). =beIN Sports. 30 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Tyler Boyd Be?ikta?'ta" [Tyler Boyd moves to Be?ikta?] (in Turkish). bjk.com.tr. 15 July 2019.
  10. ^ fifa.com. "Tyler Boyd Tournament Statistics".
  11. ^ "Young All Whites bravehearts front up to Japan".
  14. ^ "U.S. Men's National Team Falls 3-0 To Venezuela In Cincinnati". www.ussoccer.com.
  15. ^ Mendola, Nicholas (18 June 2019). "Tyler Boyd scores 1,000th goal in USMNT history". NBC Sport.

External links

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