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 Tom BOYD 1992-1997 
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Name: Thomas Boyd


Country: :SCO: Scotland
Club: Celtic F.C.
Position: *SB, CB, WB
Side: RF/BS
Age: 27-32 years (24/11/1965)

Height: 180 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Attack: 70
Defence: 78
Balance: 80
Stamina: 84
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 82
Response: 80
Agility: 78
Dribble Accuracy: 77
Dribble Speed: 78
Short Pass Accuracy: 76
Short Pass Speed: 76
Long Pass Accuracy: 77
Long Pass Speed: 80
Shot Accuracy: 64
Shot Power: 80
Shot Technique: 63
Free Kick Accuracy: 66
Curling: 76
Header: 80
Jump: 82
Technique: 77
Aggression: 76
Mentality: 83
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 79

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 7
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

P04 - Darting Run
S07 - Man Marking


Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Tom Boyd was a solid full back and a fan favourite at Celtic, mainly for captaining the club to stop rivals Rangers from winning a record 10 league titles in a row. Celtic got him in a bargain deal from Chelsea in a straight swap for the underperforming Tony Cascarino, and Boyd then spent the next 11 years at the club, captaining them for 5 of those years. He could play in every position in defence, although his main position was left back, he spent almost an equal amount of time at both right back and centre back (mainly as he slowed down towards the end of his career). At his peak he was a quick, highly dependable full back who liked to get forward but was comfortable and secure defensively. Unfortunately he played in one of the worst periods in Celtic's history as Rangers totally dominated Scottish football, although Boyd was one of the shining lights in that time along with Paul McStay. Handed the captain's armband after McStay's retirement, he would lead Celtic through the joy of stopping Rangers's dominant run, then the turmoil of John Barnes's disastrous reign as Celtic manager, and then into the glory days of Martin O'Neill's time as manager, culminating in the 2003 UEFA Cup final (although by that time, he had virtually stopped playing). Boyd's leadership and professionalism during some of the darkest days in Celtic's history give him a special place in their history; even if he wasn't one of the most skilled or talented Celts ever, he is definitely one of the most important ones.

He is also Scotland's 6th most capped player, earning 72 caps between 1990 and 2001. He famously scored an own goal against Brazil in the opening game of the 1998 World Cup, leading to a 2-1 loss in a closely fought match against the defending champions. Despite being a solid defender, he was known to score the occasional own goal.

Wed May 29, 2019 4:04 am

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Fully updated, I went quite a bit over the top with this one lol.

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