Alf Boyd (22 October 1920 – 3 July 1998) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a wing half.
Born and bred in the city, Alfie joined Dundee in March 1947 having played for Maryfield and North End juniors before being called up to the RAF and being posted to South Africa. Boyd had a remarkable start to his Dundee career making his debut at Recreation Park, Alloa in a game Dundee won 10-0 and in the following fixture, on his first home appearance, was part of the team which repeated the feat of scoring double figures, this time against Dunfermline.
For the next six seasons the polished wing half was rarely off the Dundee team sheet and gained a cap for the Scottish League against the English Football League in 1949. October 27th 1951 brought the moment that sealed Boyd's place in Dens history when with 30 seconds to go of the Scottish League Cup Final against Rangers at Hampden and with the score locked at 2-2 Dundee were awarded a free kick. Inside forward Billy Steel yelled "I'll place it on your head Alfie!" and when his kick swirled over, Boyd leapt to head home from eight yards out. As the 30,000 Dundee fans in the massive crowd let out a tremendous roar, jubilant team mates mobbed Alfie. Boyd as captain of the club led his team up the steps to receive Dundee's first trophy in forty-one years, but it would not be long before they were back at Hampden again.
Boyd was again skipper as Dundee failed miserably in the Scottish Cup Final at the end of that season but season 1952-53 saw him again stride up the steps to lift the League cup when two goals from Bobby Flavell beat Kilmarnock. Dundee toured South Africa at the end of that season and Alfie remained there having accepted a coaching post, thus ending his Dens career.
Born in Dundee, Boyd played in Scotland for Dundee North End, St Johnstone and Dundee; he was later player-coach of Marist Bros. in South Africa. He went on to manage Durban City.
Boyd played 235 games and scored 27 times for Dundee. He only missed six games in that period. He captained Dundee to consecutive League Cup wins.
Boyd was later on the backroom staff when Dundee won the League in 1962.
Boyd played for the Scotland Schoolboys team against England in 1935.
His solitary senior international honour was being selected for the Scottish League against the Football League in 1949
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Player InfoDate Inducted 2010Award Legends AwardTown Born DundeeDate BornDate Died
Player StatsJoined From Dundee North EndShirt No' 0Position Wing HalfGoals 27Appearances 235