|Full name||Carlo Yaír Costly Molina|
|Date of birth||18 July 1982|
|Place of birth||San Pedro Sula, Honduras|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2009||→ Birmingham City (loan)||8||(0)|
|2011||→ Houston Dynamo (loan)||11||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Carlo Yaír Costly Molina (born 18 July 1982) is a Honduran footballer striker who plays for Gaziantepspor in the Turkish Süper Lig. He was a member of the Honduras national football team until after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Prior to his transfer to Europe, he played with Club Deportivo Platense where he managed to be the top scorer of Honduras Apertura 2006–07. Costly is one of the favorite players among the Honduran fans because of his devoutness and sacrifice when playing for his national team.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Honours and awards
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Carlo Costly is the son of Anthony Costly. His life is linked closely to the country of Mexico. His parents separated and his mother, soon after, married a Mexican native. Costly moved to Mexico City when he was 14 years old and lived there for the following 11 years where he kicked off his soccer career. He had spells in the Mexican league with reserve teams of Atlético Celaya, Monarcas Morelia, Atlas and Pumas UNAM.
He moved back to Honduras where the path to his internationally successful career began. Despite leaving Mexico, Costly still keeps a house in the state of Nayarit.
He was linked in the press with a move to Football League Championship side Plymouth Argyle, and supposedly linked with League One side Leeds United, before being reported to be on trial with Premier League side Birmingham City. Costly remained at PGE GKS Bełchatów for the time being.
In January 2009, Costly joined Birmingham City of the Football League Championship (the second tier of English football) on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season. He made his debut for the club on 7 February 2009, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–1 draw with Burnley. The loan was not made permanent at the end of the season.
SC Vaslui and Atlas
On 24 January 2010, Costly was bought by SC Vaslui signing a 3-5-years contract. He was injured and treated in Italy where they told him he would recover before 2010 FIFA World Cup, but he was unable to rejoin the Honduras national football team due to FIFA rules. Currently he signed for Atlas club in Mexico, completely recovered.
In September 2012, Veria F.C. announced Carlos Costly's transfer.
Real C.D. España
Costly signed with Real España on 2 January. After the World Cup, he stated he would not return to the team.
Costly has recently joined Gaziantepspor just in time for the season and will be his first club since retiring from international duty.
- (correct as of 28 April 2013)
|Club||Season||League||Domestic League||Domestic Cups||European Cups||Total|
Since scoring on his debut against Trinidad and Tobago in 2007, Costly has been a standout performer for the Honduras national football team helping the Catrachos reach the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2009 and 2011. He is the Honduran national team's second-top goalscorer of all-time in Gold Cup matches, scoring eight goals, including a hat-trick against Grenada in the 2011 tournament.
Costly scored seven goals in 13 appearances in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, including a hat-trick against Canada. In June 2014, he was named in the Honduran squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Costly made his FIFA World Cup debut in a 3–0 defeat against France on 15 June. In the next match, he scored his country's first World Cup goal in 32 years as the team lost 2–1 to Ecuador. Costly started the final Honduras game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup but limped off injured in the 39th minute. immediately after the match, Costly announced his retirement from the national team stating that "we have to give opportunities to the young players" 
|1||2 June 2007||Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Trinidad and Tobago||3 – 1||3–1||Friendly|
|2||8 June 2007||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Panama||2 – 3||2–3||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|3||10 June 2007||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Mexico||1 – 1||2–1||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|4||10 June 2007||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Mexico||2 – 1||2–1||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|5||6 February 2008||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Paraguay||2 – 0||2–0||Friendly|
|6||11 October 2008||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Canada||2 – 1||3–1||2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier|
|7||1 April 2009||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Mexico||1 – 0||3–1||2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier|
|8||1 April 2009||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Mexico||3 – 0||3–1||2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier|
|9||6 June 2009||Soldier Field, Chicago, United States||United States||1 – 0||1–2||2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier|
|10||4 July 2009||Qwest Field, Seattle, United States||Haiti||1 – 0||1–0||2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|11||July 11, 2009||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, United States||Grenada||4 – 0||4–0||2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|12||12 August 2009||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Costa Rica||1 – 0||4–0||2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier|
|13||12 August 2009||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Costa Rica||4 – 0||4–0||2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier|
|14||14 November 2009||Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Latvia||1 – 0||2–1||Friendly|
|15||29 May 2011||Robertson Stadium, Houston, United States||El Salvador||1 – 0||2–2||Friendly|
|16||10 June 2011||FIU Stadium, Miami, United States||Grenada||2 – 1||7–1||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|17||10 June 2011||FIU Stadium, Miami, United States||Grenada||4 – 1||7–1||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|18||10 June 2011||FIU Stadium, Miami, United States||Grenada||5 – 1||7–1||2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|19||10 August 2011||Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States||Venezuela||1 – 0||2–0||Friendly|
|20||10 August 2011||Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States||Venezuela||2 – 0||2–0||Friendly|
|21||2 June 2012||Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States||El Salvador||2 – 0||3–0||Friendly|
|22||16 October 2012||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Canada||3 – 0||8–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|23||16 October 2012||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Canada||5 – 0||8–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|24||16 October 2012||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Canada||8 – 1||8–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|25||22 March 2013||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Mexico||1 – 2||2–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|26||6 September 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Mexico||2–1||2–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|27||10 September 2013||Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Panama||2–1||2–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|28||15 October 2013||Independence Park (Jamaica), Kingston, Jamaica||Jamaica||1–0||2–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|29||19 November 2013||BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States||Ecuador||1–1||2–2||Friendly|
|30||19 November 2013||BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States||Ecuador||2–1||2–2||Friendly|
|31||1 June 2014||BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States||Israel||2–4||2–4||Friendly|
|32||20 June 2014||Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil||Ecuador||1–0||1–2||2014 FIFA World Cup|
Honours and awards
- Houston Dynamo
- "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 19. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "FIFA Player Statistics: Carlos Costly". FIFA. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
- http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11719_3075024,00.html – Trio on trial at Leeds – SkySports.com
- "Birmingham sign Honduran striker". BBC Sport. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
- "Birmingham 1–1 Burnley". BBC Sport. 7 February 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2009.
- "Squad rebuilding begins". Birmingham City F.C. 8 May 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
- "Atlas Signs Honduran Striker Carlo Costly". Goal.com. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- "贵州智诚签约洪都拉斯国脚 客战沈北有望迎首秀". sina.com. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- "中甲-新援2球聂凌峰锁胜局 智诚3-0延边赢保级战". 163.com. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- "Carlo COSTLY". FIFA. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- "Honduras World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- "France 3-0 Honduras". BBC. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- "Honduras 1-2 Ecuador". BBC. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- http://www.diez.hn/laseleccion/723217-99/costly-tambi%C3%A9n-dice-adi%C3%B3s-a-la-selecci%C3%B3n-de-honduras. Missing or empty
- Carlo Costly at National-Football-Teams.com
- Carlo Costly Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- Costly career stats at Soccerbase
- Player profile on RomanianSoccer
- Player profile on ASport