Allan Anthony Costly

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Allan Anthony Costly
Personal information
Full name Allan Anthony Costly Blyden
Date of birth (1954-12-13) 13 December 1954 (age 62)
Place of birth Tela, Honduras
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1977 Tela Timsa
1977–1982 Real España
1982–1983 Málaga 6 (0)
1983–1986 Petrotela
1987–1991 Real España
National team
Honduras 41 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Allan Anthony Costly Blyden (born 13 December 1954) is a Honduran former footballer who played at both professional and international levels, as a defender.


Born in Tela, Costly played club football in Honduras Tela Timsa, Real España and Petrotela.[citation needed] He also had a spell in Spain with CD Málaga.[1]

International career[edit]

Nicknamed Cochero ("The Coachman"),[2] Costly played at the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship, and represented his country in 18 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[3] He earned a total of 41 caps, scoring 2 goals.[4]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 July 1980 Estadío de la Revolución, Panama City, Panama  Panama 2–0 2-0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification[5]
2. 8 November 1981 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Cuba 2–0 2-0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification[5]

Personal life[edit]

His son is Honduran international striker Carlo Costly.[6]


  1. ^ "Profile". BDFutbol. 
  2. ^ Izaguirre hizo historia contra Barcelona - La Tribuna (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Allan Anthony CostlyFIFA competition record
  4. ^ Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (in Spanish)
  5. ^ a b Honduras - Details of World Cup Qualifiers - RSSSF
  6. ^ Allan Costly: Estoy orgulloso de mi hijo - La Tribuna (in Spanish)