Carlo Costly

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Costly and the second or maternal family name is Molina.
Carlo Costly
Personal information
Full name Carlo Yaír Costly Molina[1]
Date of birth (1982-07-18) 18 July 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Real España
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Platense 19 (10)
2007–2010 Bełchatów 59 (14)
2009 Birmingham City (loan) 8 (0)
2010 Vaslui 13 (4)
2011–2012 Atlas 11 (2)
2011 Houston Dynamo (loan) 11 (1)
2012–2013 Veria 25 (6)
2013 Guizhou Zhicheng 12 (9)
2014- Real España 13 (7)
National team
2007–2014 Honduras 71 (32)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2014

Carlo Yaír Costly Molina (born 18 July 1982[2]) is a Honduran footballer striker who plays for Real C.D. España in the Liga Nacional de Honduras. He is a member of the Honduras national football team. 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.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[3]

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.[3]

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.[4] Costly remained at PGE GKS Bełchatów for the time being.

Birmingham City[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6] The loan was not made permanent at the end of the season.[7]

SC Vaslui and Atlas[edit]

On 24 January 2010, Costly was bought by SC Vaslui signing a 3-5-years contract.[8] 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.[9]

Houston Dynamo[edit]

Costly spent the latter part of the 2011 Major League Soccer season on loan with the Houston Dynamo.

Veria F.C.[edit]

In September 2012, Veria F.C. announced Carlos Costly's transfer.

Guizhou Zhicheng[edit]

Costly transferred to China League One side Guizhou Zhicheng on 24 July 2013.[10] On 4 August, he scored 2 goals in his debut against Yanbian Baekdu Tigers.[11]

Real C.D. España[edit]

Costly signed with Real España on 2 January 2014

Club statistics[edit]

(correct as of 28 April 2013)
Club Season League Domestic League Domestic Cups European Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Platense 2006–07 LINA 18 10 18 10
Total 18 10 18 10
Bełchatów 2006–07 Ekstraklasa 11 6 2 2 13 8
2007–08 26 5 5 0 2 0 33 5
2008–09 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
2009–10 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
Total 59 14 7 2 2 0 68 16
Vaslui 2009–10 Liga I 13 4 13 4
Total 13 4 13 4
Veria 2012–13 Superleague Greece 25 6 2 2 27 8
Total 25 6 2 2 0 0 27 8

International career[edit]

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.

He was an important member of the Honduran team that qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but was unable to play at the tournament finals due to injury.[12]

Costly scored seven goals in 13 appearances in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, including a hat-trick against Canada.[12] In June 2014, he was named in the Honduran squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[13] Costly made his FIFA World Cup debut in a 3–0 defeat against France on 15 June.[14] 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.[15] immediately after the match, Costly announced his retirement from the national team stating that "we have to give opportunities to the young players" [16]

International goals[edit]

Carlo Costly: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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[edit]

Club[edit]

Houston Dynamo

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 19. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Carlos Costly". FIFA. Retrieved 13 July 2009. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.laprensahn.com/content/view/full/1998
  4. ^ http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11719_3075024,00.html – Trio on trial at Leeds – SkySports.com
  5. ^ "Birmingham sign Honduran striker". BBC Sport. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Birmingham 1–1 Burnley". BBC Sport. 7 February 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "Squad rebuilding begins". Birmingham City F.C. 8 May 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  8. ^ http://polishsoca.com/newswire/ekstraklasa/2074-pge-gkss-costly-makes-vaslui-switch
  9. ^ "Atlas Signs Honduran Striker Carlo Costly". Goal.com. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "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. 
  12. ^ a b "Carlo COSTLY". FIFA. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Honduras World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "France 3-0 Honduras". BBC. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Honduras 1-2 Ecuador". BBC. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  16. ^ 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 |title= (help)

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