António Pacheco

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Not to be confused with Antonio Pacheco D'Agosti.
António Pacheco
Personal information
Full name António Manuel Pacheco Domingos
Date of birth (1966-12-01) 1 December 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Portimão, Portugal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1979–1984 Torralta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Torralta
1986–1987 Portimonense 23 (0)
1987–1993 Benfica 162 (30)
1993–1995 Sporting CP 22 (2)
1995–1996 Belenenses 6 (0)
1996–1997 Reggiana 14 (1)
1997–1998 Santa Clara 8 (0)
1998–1999 Atlético 16 (5)
1999–2000 Estoril 27 (4)
2000–2001 Atlético 8 (0)
National team
1985 Portugal U18 3 (0)
1986–1987 Portugal U21 9 (4)
1989–1991 Portugal 6 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Atlético
2003–2005 Portimonense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

António Manuel Pacheco Domingos (born 1 December 1966), known as Pacheco, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Born in Portimão, Algarve, Pacheco started playing with local Grupo Desportivo Torralta and Portimonense SC, making his debuts in the top division with the latter in the 1986–87 season. Subsequently, aged just 20, he signed with league powerhouse S.L. Benfica, going on to remain with the club for the following six years and help to the conquest of four major titles.

Pacheco contributed with five goals in 26 games in the 1988–89 campaign, as the Lisbon side won the national championship. He was also in the starting XI when the Reds lost two European Cup finals in three years, in 1988 and 1990.

Pacheco signed with neighbouring Sporting Clube de Portugal in the 1993 summer, alongside teammate Paulo Sousa. From there onwards, however, he received little continuity due to injuries, and played only 50 league matches in five years combined, also representing C.F. Os Belenenses, A.C. Reggiana 1919 and C.D. Santa Clara; he retired in 2001 at the age of 34, after three seasons in the lower leagues.

In 1996 Pacheco went on trial with Premier League side Sunderland, but was not offered a permanent contract.[1] He amassed Portuguese top division totals of 213 games and 32 goals, during one full decade.

International career[edit]

Pacheco gained six caps for Portugal during two years, all as a Benfica player. His first appearance came on 15 February 1989, as he came on as a 60th-minute substitute in a 1–1 home draw against Belgium for the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.




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