Boyle in action for Hibernian earlier in the year. Photo via Hibernian Twitter account

Australian winger Martin Boyle has been named in the Scottish Premier League's Team of the Year after a standout campaign.

Socceroo Martin Boyle has been named in the Scottish Premier League’s Team of the Year.

The Aberdeen-born Aussie has been in seriously impressive form this campaign for Hibernian. His efforts proved pivotal in leading them to a third-place finish in the league. Boyle’s side finished 14 points behind Celtic in second with Rangers the standouts. Steven Gerrard’s men went through the entire league season unbeaten and finished 25 points clear at the summit.

The 28-year-old winger enjoyed another superb season, scoring 15 times and gathering 12 assists in all competitions. His season started with a bang. Boyle scored a brace on the opening day in a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock. He then provided two assists against eventual champions Rangers in a 2-2 draw.

Boyle did go through a lean patch as most players due throughout the year. A seven-game goalless run was ended when Boyle struck against Motherwell playing as a center-forward in a 3-0 win. Despite his mid-season slump, Boyle finished the season in superb form. The winger scored six times and assisted twice in the final eight games of the league season. Boyle was the driving force behind Hibs securing the third spot on the league table.

Boyle as durable as they come

Aside from his football ability, Boyle has been incredibly durable this season. The winger started 31 out of 32 league games for Hibernian and he completed 90 minutes in 27 of them. In the Scottish League Cup, Boyle played five out of seven games, completing 90 minutes in four of them. On top of that, Boyle also started all five of Hibs SFA Cup games. Completing 90 minutes three times and playing 120 minutes in the quarter-final win over Motherwell.

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The Scottish Premier League had numerous credible Scottish football journalists and podcasters give their thoughts on the selected players.

Prominent Scottish football voice Kenny Millar gave his thoughts on the Australian winger.

“He may be a laugh-a-minute type off the pitch, but Martin Boyle is deadly serious on it. He has just enjoyed his best season at Hibernian – with 15 goals and 12 assists to show for a campaign that’s seen him deployed as a winger, a wing-back, and a central striker at times. Simply put, Boyle is Hibs’ most dangerous player.” Millar said in the Scottish press as the team was named.

Boyle has a growing reputation in Scotland

Boyle has been going from strength to strength over the last two years. He is seen as one of the most dangerous players in the Scottish Premiership. He has lightning pace, a willingness to run at defenders, tricky feet, and he has the ability to shoot from anywhere. Boyle is one lethal player to contend with.

It has been back-to-back seasons of great output from Boyle. His form now puts him firmly in Graham Arnold’s mind when selection for the World Cup comes into focus. If his form continues it will only be a matter of time before a bigger club comes in for the 28-year-old. 

It has been a great couple of weeks for Australian football with the A-League finals about to start. The Socceroos are currently on a six-game win streak. Now Martin Boyle is named in the Team of the year in the Scottish Premier League after a superb season.

Australian football is slowly making waves all across the globe.

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