Kris Boyd (born 18 August 1983) is a Scottish professional footballer, who plays for Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock.
Boyd grew up in the Ayrshire village of Tarbolton and started his senior career with Kilmarnock. He transferred to Rangers in January 2006, and was their top goalscorer in each of his seasons at Ibrox. He was the top goalscorer in the history of the Scottish Premier League, with 167 goals in total.
Boyd had a short spell in English football with Middlesbrough, during which time he was sent on loan to Nottingham Forest. He signed for Turkish club Eskişehirspor in 2011, but terminated his contract after five months and moved to the Portland Timbers in the Major League Soccer on January 2012. He later returned to both Kilmarnock and Rangers.
Having played several games for the Scotland U21 and Scotland B teams, Boyd received his first cap for the senior Scottish national team in 2006. He has scored seven goals in eighteen appearances for the senior national side.Close