Eduardo Laing
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Eduardo Laing
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  in)
Playing position(s) 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

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

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]

Retirement

In 2007, Laing moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he coaches amateur soccer and works as a painting contractor.[3]

Personal life

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.

References


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