Héctor José "Guanaco" Costa Massironi (30 July 1929 – 23 May 2010) was a Uruguayian basketball player.

Héctor Costa
Personal information
Born(1929-07-30)30 July 1929
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died23 May 2010(2010-05-23) (aged 80)
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Representing  Uruguay
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Helsinki Team Competition
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Melbourne Team Competition

He won twice the bronze medal with the men's national team at the Summer Olympics: in 1952 and 1956. He competed in three consecutive Olympics for his native country, starting in 1952 (Helsinki, Finland).[1]

He died in 2010, aged 80. His remains are buried at Cementerio del Buceo, Montevideo.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Héctor Costa Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2018.