Eduardo Laing

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Eduardo Tony Laing
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Antonio Laing Cárcamo
Date of birth (1958-12-27) December 27, 1958 (age 55)
Place of birth Puerto Cortes, Honduras
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
El Flamingo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977-1986 Platense (39)
1982-1983 Ethnikos
1987-1989 Marathón
1989-1993 Platense (6)
1993-1994 Deportes Progreseño
1994-1996 Platense
National team
1981-1989 Honduras 34 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Laing and the second or maternal family name is Cárcamo.

Eduardo Antonio "Tony" Laing Cárcamo (born 27 December 1958, Puerto Cortés, Honduras) is a retired Honduran football player and member of the Honduras national football team, known for his game-tying goal against Northern Ireland in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Aguja (the Needle), Laing started playing professional football in Honduras at age 17, and is the fourth all-time leading scorer for Platense with 45 goals.[1] He also played for Marathón, as well as in Greece with Ethnikos[2] and El Salvador, before retiring as a player in 1997.[3]

International career[edit]

In 1982, Laing was named to the Honduras World Cup team as a reserve. He entered as a substitute in the 58th minute of Honduras's second game, against Northern Ireland, and scored the game-tying goal in the 60th minute on a header off a corner kick.[4] He has represented his country in 7 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and Laing also appeared in the 1985 CONCACAF Championship, scoring two goals for Honduras in qualifying play. In total, Laing has earned a total of 34 caps, scoring 8 goals.[6]

Retirement[edit]

In 2007, Laing moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he coaches amateur soccer and works as a painting contractor.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Nidia and the couple have three children.

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