Player Details


Kris Boyd


6' 1"


181 lbs

Date of Birth

8.19.1983 (40)


Irvine, Scotland


Career Summary
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Boyd, the Scottish Premier League’s all-time leading scorer, was signed Jan. 30, 2012, as a Designated Player. One of the most prolific strikers in Scottish football, Boyd scored 164 goals in 296 league appearances in the Scot­tish Premier League with clubs Kilmarnock FC (2000-05) and Rangers FC (2006-10). Boyd netted 101 goals in league play during his time with Rangers, and is a four-time win­ner of the SPL’s goal-scoring title. His career totals since 2000 include 176 goals in 335 career league matches, playing in the top leagues of Scotland, England and Turkey.

2012: Finished his first season with Portland as the club’s 2012 Golden Boot winner, scoring seven goals ...Played in 26 matches (22 starts) during the season, leading the club in both shots (68) and shots on goal (28) ... Made his MLS debut March 12 in the Timbers’ season opener, scoring the game-winning goal in the 66th minute of a 3-1 victory over Philadelphia at JELD-WEN Field ... His glancing header was named the MLS AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 1 ... Factored in seven consecutive goals scored from April 7-June 24, scoring four goals, assisting one and initiating plays that led to a pair of own goals by Sporting Kansas City (April 21) and Chicago (May 20) ... Recorded his first MLS assist on Eric Brunner’s opening goal against Chicago on May 20 ... Named to’s Team of the Week for Week 6 after scoring in a 3-1 road loss to the LA Galaxy on April 14 ... Scored two key goals, the go-ahead strike in a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 26 and the opening goal in a 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC on June 24, to contribute to the Timbers winning the 2012 Cascadia Cup ... Recorded his first brace in MLS in a 5-3 loss to the LA Galaxy on July 14 at JELD-WEN Field ... Against the Galaxy, scored the second-quickest goal in Timbers MLS history, finding the back of the net in the third minute ... Appeared in 24 consecutive matches (21 starts) from March 12 through Aug. 15 ... Tied the club’s MLS record by taking a shot in 16 consecutive games (March 12-July 3), a mark first set by Kenny Cooper during the 2011 campaign ... A right adductor strain suffered Sept. 19 against San Jose kept him out for the final five matches of the regular season ... Made two starts for the Timbers Reserves in the MLS Reserve League, recording one goal and one assist in a 3-2 win over the Seattle Sounders FC Reserves on Sept. 16 at JELD-WEN Field.

2011-12: Completed a transfer from Middlesbrough to Turkish Süper Lig club Eskisehirspor on July 8, 2011 … Played briefly in Turkey’s top flight before signing with the Portland Timbers.

2010-11: Signed with England’s Middlesbrough in July 2010 after playing 10 seasons in the Scottish Premier League … Made 27 league appearances (18 starts) and ranked third among team leaders in goals with six … Came on as a sub in a 2-1 loss to Millwall in Carling Cup fixture Aug. 24, 2010 … Started and played 83 minutes of a 2-1 loss to Burton Albion in Boro’s lone FA Cup match of the season Jan. 8, 2011 … Scored his 200th career goal across all competitions on Feb. 1, 2011, finding the back of the net in the eighth minute of a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United … Joined Championship rival Nottingham Forest on loan March 8, 2011, and stayed with the club for the re­mainder of the season … Tallied six goals in just 10 games with Forest, helping the club finish sixth in the table and qualify for the Championship promotion playoff … Played in both playoff matches against Swansea City; Nottingham Forest fell 3-1 in the aggregate series and missed promo­tion to the Premier League.

2009-10: Led Rangers to a second straight Scottish Pre­mier League championship, while finishing the season as the league’s leading scorer for a fourth time with 23 goals … Played 31 league matches … Rangers finished the campaign with a league-best 26-3-9 record … Awarded the Sam English Bowl for a consecutive season as the club’s top goal scorer … Matched the league’s record for goals scored in a single game a second time in his career, tallying five goals in a 7-1 drubbing of Dundee United on Dec. 31, 2009 … On his fourth goal, he became the SPL’s all-time goal-scoring leader, surpassing Henrik Larsson’s SPL scoring tally of 158 goals … Contributed towards a second straight Scottish League Cup, making two appearances in the tournament … Notched three goals in four games in Scottish Cup play; scored two in a 3-3 draw against Dundee United in a sixth-round match March 14, 2010 … Made two appearances for Rangers in the UEFA Champions League, playing against Spain’s Sevilla and Germany’s Stuttgart in the Group Stage … In total, compiled 101 goals in 143 league appearances (118 starts) during his nearly five seasons with Rangers.

2008-09: Won his third SPL scoring title, recording 27 goals in 35 league games for Rangers FC … Awarded the first Sam English Bowl as Rangers’ top scorer that season … Was instrumental in Rangers winning the 2008-09 SPL championship with an impressive record of 26-4-8 … By winning the league title, Rangers again qualified for the UEFA Champions League … Helped the club capture a second straight Scottish Cup, playing in four games and scoring a goal during the tournament … His strike came against St. Mirren on April 25, 2008, marking his 100th goal across all competitions with Rangers … Scored in three straight cup games against Falkirk, Hamilton Academic and Partick Thistle as Rangers reached the final of the 2008-09 Scottish League Cup … Competed in the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League, appearing in both games of Rangers’ qualifying series against Swedish side Kaunas.

2007-08: Played in 28 games for Rangers, scoring a team-high 14 goals in league play … Helped the club to a second-place finish in the SPL table and qualify for the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League … Finished the campaign with 25 goals across all competitions for the club … Earned the first trophy of his career on March 16, 2008, as Rangers defeated Dundee United to win the 2007-08 Scottish League Cup … In the cup final, he scored two goals in the 2-2 draw and notched the winning penalty in the subsequent penalty kick shootout … In total, tallied five goals in three games during the Scottish League Cup tournament, including a brace against East Fife in a 4-0 third-round victory on Sept. 26, 2007 … Led Rangers to the 2007-08 Scottish Cup title, scoring six goals in five games during the tournament, including a double in a 3-2 win over Queen of the South in the final on May 24, 2008 … Also recorded a hat trick in a fourth-round fixture against East Stirling on Jan. 23, 2008 … Helped Rangers finish as the runner-up in the 2007-08 UEFA Cup, now called Europa League … Played in the final against Russia’s FC Zenit, coming off the bench in a 2-0 loss at City of Manchester Stadium in England.

2006-07: Achieved the 20-goals scored mark for the first time in his career, winning his second straight SPL scoring title … Scored his 20 goals in 32 league appearances … Notched a brace in 3-2 loss to Dunfermline Athletic in the Scottish Cup on Jan. 7, 2007 … Tallied his 100th goal in the SPL on May 5, 2007, in a 2-0 win over rival Celtic … Added three goals in eight games during the 2006-07 UEFA Cup, helping Rangers reach the Round of 16 before falling to Spain’s Osasuna 2-1.

2005-06: Claimed his first SPL scoring title, scoring a career-high 32 goals over the course of the season, split­ting the campaign with clubs Kilmarnock and Rangers … Started the season with Kilmarnock, tallying 15 goals in 19 league games … In Scottish League Cup play, scored twice in a 3-2 loss to Dunfermline Athletic on Sept. 20, 2005 … Scored the game-winning goal in his final match with Kil­marnock, securing a 2-1 win over Farkirk on Dec. 17, 2005 … In total, scored 63 times in 153 league games during his time with Kilmarnock … Made the move to Rangers during the January transfer window … In 17 league games with Rangers, scored 15 goals … Recorded a hat trick in his Rangers debut on Jan. 7, 2006, in a 5-0 win over Peterhead in a Scottish Cup fixture … Finished the season as the leading scorer for both Kilmarnock and Rangers.

2004-05: Scored a club-high 17 goals for Kilmarnock, be­coming the club’s leading scorer for a third straight season … Played in 30 league games, starting all but one of his appearances on the season … Matched an SPL record for goals scored in a single match when he scored five against Dundee United in a 5-2 win on Sept. 25, 2004 … He scored his first four goals in a 29-minute span … Scored twice in three games during Kilmarnock’s run in the Scottish Cup, finding the back of the net in a 2-0 win over Motherwell in the third round (Jan. 8, 2005) and in a 3-1 fourth-round loss Heart of Midlothian on Feb. 16, 2005.

2003-04: Was Kilmarnock’s leading scorer for a second straight season, tallying 15 goals in 37 league matches … Also played in two Scottish Cup matches and a Scottish League Cup fixture over the course of the season.

2002-03: Had a breakout season with Kilmarnock, scoring 12 times in 38 league appearances … His 12 goals paced the club … At season’s end, was named the club’s Young Player of the Year, after helping the side to a fourth-place finish in the Scottish Premier League with 57 points.

2001-02: Appeared in 28 matches during the season and scored four goals in league play for Kilmarnock … Competed in the 2001-02 UEFA Cup, now called Europa League … Made his Europa League tournament debut Aug. 23, 2001, in a 1-0 win over Irish side Glenavon.

2000-01: Made his professional debut as a teenager, playing in one match with Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock during the season … Was part of a Kilmarnock squad that finished as the runner-up in the 2000-01 Scot­tish League Cup.

INTERNATIONAL: Has seven goals to his credit in 18 appearances with the Scotland National Team … Scored twice in his senior team debut May 11, 2006, as part of Scotland’s 5-1 win over Bulgaria in the 2006 Kirin Cup in Japan … Of his 18 caps, 10 have come in 2008 UEFA Eu­ropean Championship qualifiers, recording a brace against the Faroe Islands (Sept. 2, 2006) and scoring against Georgia (March 24, 2007) and Lithuania (Sept. 8, 2007) … His last appearance for Scotland was Sept. 7, 2010, against Liechtenstein, one of three international appearances in 2010 … Was a regular for the Scotland U-21 National Team from 2004-05, earning seven caps and scoring a goal in a 4-1 loss to Hungary on Aug. 18, 2004 … Played in three 2006 UEFA U-21 European Championship qualifiers, facing Norway, Moldova and Italy … Also represented Scotland at the U-19 and U-16 levels … Played his first UEFA match with the Scotland U-16 National Team on March 14, 2000, in a 1-1 draw against Austria in a qualifier for the UEFA European U-16 Championship.