Dave Boyd

David Edward 'Davey' Boyd (16 August 1927 – 15 December 2017) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).[1][2]

Dave Boyd
Boyd during his Port Adelaide career
Personal information
Full name David Edward Boyd
Date of birth (1927-08-16)16 August 1927
Place of birth Largs Bay, South Australia
Date of death 15 December 2017(2017-12-15) (aged 90)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1948–1960 Port Adelaide 222 (183)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1949–1958 South Australia 19
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1960.
Career highlights
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Port Adelaide

Boyd was a key member of the strong Port Adelaide side of the 1950s, playing in seven premiership sides.

He made his debut in 1948 and although he started as a forward he soon developed into a centreman, the position that he would play the majority of his career in. He was a Magarey Medallist in 1956 and a regular interstate representative for South Australia, appearing in three carnivals. He finished his career in 1960 after playing a total of 222 games for Port Adelaide.

Personal life

Boyd's sons Greg and Russell also played for Port Adelaide.


He is a half forward flanker in Port Adelaide's official 'Greatest Team' from 1870 to 2000.


  1. "Dave E Boyd". SANFL. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  2. "Port Adelaide great Dave Boyd dies at age 90". www.adelaidenow.com.au. 17 December 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
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