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Key Facts

Full name
Bradley Boyd

Known as
Brad Boyd

Born
10 August 1971 (age 52)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 308d
Last game: 27y 279d

Height and weight
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 34, 1
Brisbane: 9

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1997)

Brad Boyd

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyAFL1992-199670490.7023%11.679.143.638
BrisbaneAFL1997-19991580.5347%11.207.874.004
AFL1992-199985570.6727%11.598.923.6912
Total1992-199985570.6727%11.598.923.6912

AFL: 10,343rd player to appear, 2,864th most games played, 1,859th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,108th player to appear, 177th most games played, 106th most goals kickedBrisbane: 151st player to appear, 220th most games played, 176th most goals kicked

After failing to make the grade at Collingwood Brad Boyd crossed to Fitzroy in 1992 and quickly proved he was a footballer of real talent. He was also quite versatile, playing mostly as a ruck-rover but also, on occasion, as a half back flanker and centre half forward. A Victorian state of origin representative in 1995 and a Lions best and fairest winner the same year, he holds the distinction of being the last ever Fitzroy Football Club captain, a role he undertook in 1995 and 1996. 

The 1997 season saw Boyd at Brisbane but he struggled with injuries and managed just 15 games and eight goals before retiring in 1999. The Fitzroy phase of his career had seen him register 70 AFL games and 49 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; https://www.tigerlandarchive.org/tiki-index.php?page=Brendan+Bower

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.