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
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
San Joaquin
National team
1981–1989 Honduras 34 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eduardo Antonio "Tony" Laing Cárcamo (27 December 1958) 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] before retiring as a player in 1997.[3]

International career[edit]

In 1982, Laing was selected for 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 with a header from a corner kick.[4] He represented his country in 7 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and also appeared in the 1985 CONCACAF Championship, scoring two goals for Honduras in qualifying play. In total, Laing earned a total of 34 caps, scoring 8 goals.[1]


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 Zaldivar and the couple have three children., Bessy Lizeth, Edward Anthony and Anthony Jeerod. Also has 5 grandchildren: Frances Sabrinah, Francheska Antonellah, Edwin Elijah, Aubrey Paulette and Jaylah Camille.