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Saturday, 28 June 2014

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-HONDURAN " CARLO YAIR COSTLY MOLINA " IS A HONDURAN FOOTBALLER STRIKER WHO PLAYS FOR REAL C.D. ESPANA IN THE LIGA NOCIONAL DE HONDURAS AND A MEMBER OF THE HONDURAS NATIONAL TEAM : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                         BLACK                SOCIAL            HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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

Early career

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 CelayaMonarcas MoreliaAtlas 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

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

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

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

Veria F.C.

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

Guizhou Zhicheng

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

Costly signed with Real España on 2 January 2014

Club statistics

(correct as of 28 April 2013)
ClubSeasonLeagueDomestic LeagueDomestic CupsEuropean CupsTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Platense2006–07LINA18101810
Total18101810
Bełchatów2006–07Ekstraklasa11622138
2007–082655020335
2008–091220000122
2009–101010000101
Total591472206816
Vaslui2009–10Liga I134134
Total134134
Veria2012–13Superleague Greece25622278
Total2562200278

International career

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]

International goals

Carlo Costly: International goals
GoalDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
12 June 2007Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Trinidad and Tobago3 – 13–1Friendly
28 June 2007Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States Panama2 – 32–32007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
310 June 2007Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States Mexico1 – 12–12007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
410 June 2007Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States Mexico2 – 12–12007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
56 February 2008Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Paraguay2 – 02–0Friendly
611 October 2008Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Canada2 – 13–12010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
71 April 2009Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Mexico1 – 03–12010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
81 April 2009Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Mexico3 – 03–12010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
96 June 2009Soldier Field, Chicago, United States United States1 – 01–22010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
104 July 2009Qwest Field, Seattle, United States Haiti1 – 01–02009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
11July 11, 2009Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, United States Grenada4 – 04–02009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
1212 August 2009Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Costa Rica1 – 04–02010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
1312 August 2009Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Costa Rica4 – 04–02010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
1414 November 2009Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Latvia1 – 02–1Friendly
1529 May 2011Robertson Stadium, Houston, United States El Salvador1 – 02–2Friendly
1610 June 2011FIU Stadium, Miami, United States Grenada2 – 17–12011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
1710 June 2011FIU Stadium, Miami, United States Grenada4 – 17–12011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
1810 June 2011FIU Stadium, Miami, United States Grenada5 – 17–12011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
1910 August 2011Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States Venezuela1 – 02–0Friendly
2010 August 2011Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States Venezuela2 – 02–0Friendly
212 June 2012Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States El Salvador2 – 03–0Friendly
2216 October 2012Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Canada3 – 08–12014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
2316 October 2012Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Canada5 – 08–12014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
2416 October 2012Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Canada8 – 18–12014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
2522 March 2013Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Mexico1 – 22–22014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
266 September 2013Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico Mexico2–12–12014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
2710 September 2013Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Panama2–12–22014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
2815 October 2013Independence Park (Jamaica), Kingston, Jamaica Jamaica1–02–22014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
2919 November 2013BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States Ecuador1–12–2Friendly
3019 November 2013BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States Ecuador2–12–2Friendly
311 June 2014BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States Israel2–42–4Friendly
3220 June 2014Arena da BaixadaCuritibaBrazil Ecuador1–01–22014 FIFA World Cup

Honours and awards

Club

Houston Dynamo

Individual