Amaury Pasos
Personal information
Born (1935-12-11) December 11, 1935 (age 85)
São Paulo, Brazil
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
Playing career1951–1972
PositionPower forward / Center
Coaching career1982–1995
Career history
1951–1957Clube de Regatas Tietê
1958–1965C.R. Sírio
Career highlights and awards
As a player
FIBA Hall of Fame as player

Amaury Antônio Pasos, also commonly known simply as Amaury (born December 11, 1935) is a retired Brazilian basketball player and coach of Argentine origin. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, he was a 1.91 m (6'3") tall power forward.[1] He competed at three Olympic Games[2] and was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. He was awarded with the Brazil Former Athlete Olympic Prize in 2003. He was enshrined into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.

Club career

At the club level, Pasos played for Clube de Regatas Tietê (1951–1961), and then C.R. Sírio (1962–1965), and Corinthians (1966–1972). He won the Brazilian League championship in 1966 and 1969, and the São Paulo regional title league in 1966, 1968, and 1969.

National team career

Pasos played for the senior Brazilian national team. With Brazil, he won the gold medal at the 1959 FIBA World Championship (where he was also named the MVP of the tournament) and the gold medal at the 1963 FIBA World Championship. He also won a silver medal at the 1954 FIBA World Championship, bronze medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics and 1964 Summer Olympics, a bronze medal at the 1967 FIBA World Championship, a silver medal at the 1963 Pan American Games, and a bronze medal at the 1955 Pan American Games.


  1. ^ "Administrador das quadras" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Amaury Pasos Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2018.