Rachael Herron Biography & Facts
Martin Callie Boyle (born 25 April 1993) is a professional footballer, who plays for Saudi Professional League club Al-Faisaly and the Australia national team. He is a right sided winger, who is also capable of playing as a forward.
Boyle previously played for Montrose, Dundee and Hibernian. Born and raised in Scotland, he represents Australia, his father's birthplace, at international level, making his senior debut in 2018. His now common nickname in Scotland amongst Hibernian fans is the word ‘squirrel’.
Born in Aberdeen, Boyle started his career with Montrose. He made his first senior appearance in a 2009–10 Scottish Cup tie against Hibernian, aged 16.Boyle signed a senior contract in August 2010 and scored his first goal for the first team in a victory over Clyde soon after. He followed that up by scoring the winner against Arbroath in the Scottish Cup and ended the season with four goals. Boyle signed a new deal in 2011 and made nine starts and sixteen further substitute appearances in his first season, scoring three goals. In the 2011–12 season, he claimed a starting role and made 41 appearances in all competitions, scoring 22 goals. In the final game of the season, he scored his first senior hat-trick in a 5–0 win over Clyde. He received an award for scoring most goals in the Scottish Football League. Boyle trained with Aberdeen in the summer of 2012, but returned for pre-season training with Montrose, playing in their 2–0 defeat to Stenhousemuir on 7 July. He made four appearances (one in the league, two in the Challenge Cup and one in the Scottish League Cup) at the outset of the new season.
Boyle signed for Scottish Premier League club Dundee in August 2012. He made his debut coming on as a substitute for Jim McAlister in the Dundee derby on 19 August 2012, which Dundee lost 3–0. However, he only made ten appearances in total for the club, being an unused substitute on several occasions.In January 2013, Boyle was linked with a move to Alloa Athletic on loan, but the move was cancelled due to a rule which prohibits players from playing for three clubs in one season, having already featured for Dundee and Montrose. Instead, Boyle signed for his former club Montrose on loan for the rest of the season. He made his second debut for the club in a 1–1 draw against Rangers. On the next matchday, 2 February 2013, he scored his first goal since returning in a 4–1 win over East Stirlingshire, which was the start of a run of goalscoring form. On 23 February he scored four goals in a 5–1 win over Annan Athletic. Because of his goalscoring form, Boyle was awarded February's Irn-Bru SFL Young Player of the Month award.Following his impressive displays at Montrose, Dundee manager John Brown confirmed that Boyle would stay at the club in the 2013–14 season. Boyle scored his first goal for the Dee in a 1–0 win over Hamilton Academical, which was also Paul Hartley's first match as the new Dundee manager. After the match, Hartley praised Boyle's performance and was unaware that it was his first goal. Dundee were promoted to the Scottish Premiership by winning the 2013–14 Scottish Championship title.Boyle made his first Scottish Premiership appearance in the 2014–15 season, coming on as a substitute for Greg Stewart in the 62nd minute of a goalless draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 13 August 2014. He scored his first goal of the season in the second round of the League Cup, in a 4–0 win over Raith Rovers on 26 August. Despite featuring in the first team, Boyle struggled to score his first league goal of the season, and was loaned to second-tier Hibernian for the second half of the 2014–15 season. He was offered a new contract by Dundee after the loan was completed, but he decided to sign permanently with Hibernian.
Boyle moved to Hibernian in January 2015, in a loan exchange for Alex Harris. He made his debut on 3 January 2015 in the Scottish Championship, as Hibs drew 1–1 with Heart of Midlothian in the Edinburgh derby, and scored his first goal for the club on 31 January 2015, in a 1–1 draw against Raith Rovers. He later scored two goals in the last two games of the season against Alloa Athletic and Falkirk, but suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss the end of season play-offs.Boyle moved to Hibs on a permanent basis in June 2015, signing a two-year contract. He was an unused substitute as the club won the 2016 Scottish Cup Final. He scored nine goals during the 2016–17 season, as Hibs won promotion to the Premiership.Boyle signed a new two-year contract with Hibernian in June 2017. After a productive start to the 2017–18 season, this was extended to 2021.Having made 25 appearances in the first part of the 2018–19 season, Boyle underwent surgery on a knee injury sustained on international duty in January 2019, which prevented him playing any further part in the campaign.
Boyle returned to first team action in July 2019, but suffered a recurrence of the knee injury during a League Cup match at Elgin City. He was not expected to return to playing until 2020, but he returned sooner than expected and made his comeback on 30 October. Boyle scored an injury-time equaliser to earn Hibs a 2–2 draw with Livingston, following this up in December with doubles against Aberdeen and in the Edinburgh derby against Hearts. These performances led to Boyle being named as Premiership player of the month for December 2019.In August 2020, Boyle and Hibs agreed a new contract, which is due to run until the end of the 2022–23 season. During March 2021 Boyle was criticised by Ross County manager John Hughes for "conning the referee" to win a penalty. A few weeks later Boyle was booked for simulation during a match with Rangers, after which Boyle argued that he needed protection from referees because he was one of the most fouled players in the Scottish league.Hibs rejected an offer of £500,000 from Aberdeen for Boyle in August 2021. Later that month, Boyle signed a new contract with Hibs that is due to run until the end of the 2023–24 season. Boyle won the Scottish Premiership Player of the Month for August 2021, having scored four goals in four league games that month. A first-half hat-trick against Rangers earned Hibs a place in the League Cup final.
On 21 January 2022, Boyle left Hibs for an "undisclosed seven-figure sum" to join Saudi Professional League club Al-Faisaly.
Boyle played for the Scotland under-16 team.
Boyle was eligible to play for Scotland, the land of his birth, and Australia national team, as his father Graeme was born in Sydney. In March 2018, Boyle said that he had applied for an Australian passport. Australia manager Graham Arnold had a meeting with Boyle in September 2018, with a view to selecting him in their next squad. Scotland manager Alex McLeish said that he had considered Boyle for selection in May 2018, but he had m.... Discover the Rachael Herron popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Rachael Herron books.