Édgar Iván Pacheco
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|Full name||Édgar Iván Pacheco Rodríguez|
|Date of birth||22 January 1990|
|Place of birth||Guadalajara, Mexico|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Mineros de Zacatecas|
|2012–2013||→ León (loan)||9||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Édgar Iván Pacheco Rodríguez (born 22 January 1990 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is a Mexican football Attacking midfielder, who currently plays for Club León in the Mexican Primera División and the Mexican national football team
Pacheco made his club debut on 20 January 2008 in a game against Club Toluca. After his debut, he was used sparingly until the return of coach Ricardo La Volpe to Atlas. Thereafter, he got more playing time and became a favorite of La Volpe's. He is known for his speed, reflexes, shooting ability, and sacrifice on both the offensive and defensive sides. He is also known for his ability to play through the left, middle, and right sides of the field ranging from defensive, recovery, creative and offensive positions. On 31 January 2010 he played as a goalkeeper against Santos Laguna after Atlas goalkeeper Mariano Barbosa was sent off for a foul. He allowed one goal, but made a crucial save in the game. The final score was a 2–1 victory for Atlas. Pacheco would go on to play with the "Rojinegros" for another 3 years, making 94 appearances and scoring 11 goals. His last season with the club would be the 2011 Clausura.
In June 2011 Pacheco was being linked to various clubs in Europe, most notably with Portuguese club Benfica. It was reported that MLS club Houston Dynamo wanted to sign Pacheco, but the deal fell through at the last minute, with the player stating that he did not want to play in the MLS. Mexican giants Club América and Chivas Guadalajara were also rumored as possible destinations. On 2 June 2011 he signed a $4 million contract with Tigres UANL.
He would be called up again by new coach José Manuel de la Torre for a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on 9 February 2011, where he scored his first international goal in the 2–0 victory.
2011 Copa América
He would be left out of both the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad and the 2011 Copa América squad. He was later re-called to the team to fill the space left by eight players who were suspended from the squad due to a prostitution scandal in Quito, Ecuador. He would appear in all three group matches, were Mexico would finish fourth in their group, losing all three matches. It would be the team's worst finish in a Copa América tournament.
|1.||9 February 2011||Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States||Bosnia-Herzegovina||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
As of 12 July 2011
|1.||30 September 2009||Cotton Bowl, Dallas, United States||Colombia||1–2||Friendly|
|2.||9 February 2011||Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States||Bosnia-Herzegovina||2–0||Friendly|
|3.||11 June 2011||Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, USA||Venezuela||0–3||Friendly|
|4.||4 July 2011||Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina||Chile||1–2||2011 Copa América|
|5.||8 July 2011||Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina||Peru||0–1||2011 Copa América|
|6.||12 July 2011||Estadio Ciudad de La Plata La Plata, Argentina||Uruguay||0–1||2011 Copa América|
U-23 International appearances
As of 2 September 2011
|1.||25 March 2011||Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca, Mexico||Pachuca C.F.||2-2||Friendly|
|2.||27 March 2011||Estadio Nemesio Díez, Toluca, Mexico||Deportivo Toluca||2-1||Friendly|
|3.||15 June 2011||Estadio Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico||Independiente Medellín||2-2||Friendly|
|4.||2 September 2011||Estadio Alfonso Lastras, San Luis Potosí, Mexico||Chile||1–3||Friendly|
- Édgar Iván Pacheco statistics at Televisa Deportes
- "En Europa queren a Pacheco, pero no hay nada firme". Informador.com.mx. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
- "Edgar Pacheco é alvo encarnado". Abola (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 May 2011.
- "Benfica se interesa en Édgar Pacheco". ESPN Deportes. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
- "Houston Dynamo fail to complete signing of Edgar Pacheco". Goal.com. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
- "Pacheco suena para llegar al América". Record.com.mx. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
- "Market: Chivas and Edgar Pacheco... A marriage in the future?". Goal.com. Retrieved 18 April 2011
- "Es oficial: Atlas vende a Édgar Pacheco a Tigres por cuatro millones": Goal.com (Spanish). Retrieved 2 June 2011.
- "Pacheco está contento por su debut con Tigres". Record.com.mx. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
- "Mexico 1-Colombia 2: Cayó el invicto de 12 partidos del 'Vasco'". Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
- "Mexico 2-Bosnia-Herzegovina 0: Debut esperanzador". Media Tiempo. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
- "8 players suspended from Mexico team". USA Today. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
- Édgar Iván Pacheco Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- Édgar Iván Pacheco at National-Football-Teams.com