Bernabé Costas

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Bernabe Costas de Miranda
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1980-01-16) January 16, 1980 (age 34)
Country  Spain
Sport Wheelchair basketball

Bernabe Costas de Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is a professional wheelchair basketball player from Spain. As a member of Spain men's national wheelchair basketball team, he earned a bronze at the 2011 European Championships, and a fifth place finish at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. He has spent most of his professional career playing for Aldasa Amfiv de Vigo in Spain's top level domestic wheelchair basketball league.


Costas was born on January 16, 1980 in Galacia. He resided in Gondomar, Pontevedra in 2012.[1][2]

Wheelchair basketball[edit]

A professional wheelchair basketball player,[3] Costas is a center,[4] and a 2.5 point player.[5] He first started playing wheelchair basketball with the Spanish team Aldasa Amfiv de Vigo.[6]

National team[edit]

Costas was part of the Spain men's national wheelchair basketball team that competed at the 2009 European Championships. He was the team's top scorer in the game against Germany during the competition.[7]

His selection to represent Spain at the 2011 European Championships was made in March.[8] Nazareth, Israel hosted the 2011 European tournmaent. As a member of the 2011 team, he earned a bronze medal.[2][5]

The official selection for the 2012 Games team was made in late June 2012 by the Spanish Federation of Sports for the Physically Disabled. It came after a wheelchair basketball tournament in Worcester. He was one of two Galacians chosen for the squad,[6] and one of twelve Galacians on the whole Spanish team.[9] He arrived in Madrid for a national team training camp held at the High Performance Centre, Madrid ahead of the London Paralympics.[3] On the third day of the camp, He bruised the scaphoid bone as a result of a fall on his left hand.[10] He departed for London with the rest of the team to prepare for the Games on August 17.[11][12] He and the rest of the team moved into the Paralympic Village on August 25.[3]

Coached by Oscar Trigo,[13] London was the first time the Spanish men's national team had qualified for the Paralympics in 16 years.[14] The Games were Costa's first.[15] His team finished fifth overall.[14] He played very few minutes in the tournament because of an injury.[10] He scored two points in the game against Germany.[16]


Costas played for Aldasa Amfiv de Vigo in Spain's top level domestic wheelchair basketball competition during the 2009/2010,[4][17] 2010/2011,[8] 2011/2012,[18] and 2012/2013 seasons.[19] While starting and spending most of his playing career with Aldasa Amfiv de Vigo, Costas and national team teammate David Mouriz Dopico both left the team for two seasons to play for a Barcelona club before returning to Vigo.[15] While having the opportunity to play for other clubs, he chose to remain with Vigo following the Paralympics because it put him closer to his family.[20] He joined the team for their 2012/2013 preseason training camp in late September 2012.[21]


  1. ^ "JJ.PP. Londres 2012 — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Datos Biografía" (in Spanish). Comité Paralimpicos Español. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Los chicos del Amfiv mĂĄs cerca de Londres" (in Spanish). Vigo al minuto. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Trabajada victoria de España ante Holanda" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  5. ^ a b 25 de septiembre de 2011. 00:00h Redacción.  Madrid. "Histórica medalla de bronce del equipo español de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas en el Campeonato de Europa — La Razón digital" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  6. ^ a b "Mouriz y Costas estarαn en Londres — Faro de Vigo" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "España acaricia los cuartos del Europeo en Silla de Ruedas" (in Spanish). 2013-11-23. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  8. ^ a b "Publicada la lista para el Europeo de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas" (in Spanish). Acb.Com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  9. ^ "Galicia tendrá doce deportistas en los Juegos Paralímpicos de Londres" (in Spanish). 2012-05-31. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "AD | Noticia | Bernabé Costas: 'Es como si hubiéramos ganado el bronce'" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ "David Mouriz y Bernabé Costas parten el viernes hacia Londres para participar en las Paralimpiadas" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ "La selección española de baloncesto en silla de ruedas está ya en Gran Bretaña" (in Spanish). Canarias 24 Horas. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ "El baloncesto en silla de Ruedas ha experimentado una evolución espectacular" (in Spanish). Diario La Comarca de Puertollano. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Lo Ăşltimo de lo Ăşltimo — Jaume LlambĂ­ Riera, jugador de la selecciĂłn espaĂąola de baloncesto nos habla de los obstĂĄculos diarios que encuentra en Madrid — Entrevistas y Reportajes" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  15. ^ a b Gabriel Cao. "Del parqué de Bouzas a Londres" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  16. ^ "67-48. España gana a Alemania y acaba quinta en Londres" (in Spanish). September 8, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Solidaridad Digital - ¡A por el oro!" (in Spanish). 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  18. ^ "Bernabe Costas y David Mouriz representarán al Amfiv en los Juegos de Londres 2012" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  19. ^ "AD | Noticia | El Amfiv leva anclas" (in Spanish). October 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  20. ^ "El Amfiv, que este lunes inicia la pretemporada, consigue renovar a BernabĂŠ Costas" (in Spanish). September 23, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Bernabι Costas sigue en el Amfiv — Faro de Vigo" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 4, 2013.