Carlos Costly was Honduras’s second-highest scorer on the road to South Africa 2010 with six goals and could well put on a similarly impressive show in Los Catrachos’s second FIFA World Cup™ finals appearance. Costly has the competition in his blood. His father Antonio was a member of the Bicolor team at Spain 1982, the only previous time that Honduras reached the tournament.
Even when he was learning the ropes at Club Deportivo Platense, Costly showed he had all the makings of a polished poacher. Finishing 2006 as the leading marksman in the Honduran league with ten goals in 19 games, he earned a move to Polish side GKS Belchatow.
Continuing to hit the back of the net in Poland, Costly was then loaned out to Birmingham City, though he failed to impress in the English Premier League, returning briefly to Belchatow before joining Romanian Liga I side Vaslui this January.
It has been on international duty that Costly has shown his true worth. Aside from his six-goal tally in the qualifiers, he also scored a notable brace against Mexico at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup and will be keen on adding to his haul of 14 goals for Honduras in South Africa.