Jaime Pacheco

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Moreira and the second or paternal family name is Pacheco.
Jaime Pacheco
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Pacheco giving instructions during a game with Beijing
Personal information
Full name Jaime Moreira Pacheco
Date of birth (1958-07-22) 22 July 1958 (age 55)
Place of birth Paredes, Portugal
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Rebordosa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1979 Aliados Lordelo
1979–1984 Porto 87 (9)
1984–1986 Sporting CP 39 (2)
1986–1989 Porto 54 (4)
1989–1991 Vitória Setúbal 52 (2)
1991–1993 Paços Ferreira 52 (1)
1993–1994 Braga 17 (1)
1994–1995 Rio Ave 9 (0)
1995 Paredes
National team
1983–1990 Portugal 25 (0)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Paços Ferreira (player-coach)
1994–1995 Rio Ave (player-coach)
1995–1996 União Lamas
1996–1997 Vitória Guimarães
1997–2003 Boavista
2003 Mallorca
2003–2005 Boavista
2005–2006 Vitória Guimarães
2006–2008 Boavista
2008–2009 Belenenses
2009–2010 Al-Shabab
2011–2013 Beijing Guoan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jaime Moreira Pacheco (born 22 July 1958) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central midfielder, and a current manager.

During his career he played, among others, for Porto and Sporting, amassing Primeira Liga totals of 301 games and 19 goals over the course of 14 seasons. Subsequently, he worked as a manager for several clubs during more than two decades, namely for Boavista, which he led to its only league title.

A Portuguese international on 25 occasions, Pacheco represented the country in one World Cup and one European Championship.

Club career[edit]

Born in Paredes, Pacheco arrived at F.C. Porto from lowly Aliados do Lordelo FC, then in the second division. After tough beginnings he consolidated himself in the side's starting XI, appearing more than 100 times overall during his first spell.

In the 1984 summer Pacheco signed with another top level powerhouse, Sporting Clube de Portugal, moving alongside teammate António Sousa as part of the deal that sent 17-year-old prodigy Paulo Futre to the northerners. The pair returned after two seasons, proceeding to win the European Cup, the Intercontinental Cup and the UEFA Super Cup whilst appearing regularly (Sousa more than Pacheco).

Aged 31 Pacheco joined Vitória Setúbal, playing two seasons with both that club and F.C. Paços de Ferreira, and another with Sporting de Braga – always in the top flight – and finally retired in the 1996 summer, with amateurs U.S.C. Paredes.

Pacheco took up coaching while still an active footballer, starting with Paços Ferreira. In early 1994 he left Braga (as a player) and returned to the former in the same capacity. In a similar move, he would again act as player-coach, now at Rio Ave FC, and leave Paredes for Vitória de Guimarães midway through the 1995–96 season, after which he concentrated solely on management. He managed the team to a fifth place finish in the 1996–97 campaign. In the following season, a bizarre event occurred when he was sacked after just 8 matches, with the team occupying the second place of the classification.

In December 1997 he signed for Boavista F.C. after the departure of Mário Reis. Pacheco was soon to become one of the greatest managers in the almost centenary history of the Porto club. He managed the team to the 6th place. In the following season, the team finished second place, contesting the title until the penultimate round of the championship, and guaranteeing a place in next season's UEFA Champions League for the first time in the history of the club. In the 1999-2000 season he managed the team to a 4th place finish, behind the big three and earning qualification for UEFA Cup. The following season largely contributed to Pacehco's status as a legend among Portuguese football managers and Boavista F.C. managers: the conquest of the league championship in 2001, the only time Boavista won the championship, and just the second time a club outside the big three won the title. He followed this with a good campaign in the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League reaching the second group stage which meant that the team finished among the best 16 European teams that season, and a second place finish in 2001-02 Primeira Liga. The team failed to play UEFA Champions League again in the following season, after losing the qualifying round, and being pushed to UEFA Cup. The team had a modest domestic performance that year, finishing 10th place in 2002-03 Primeira Liga, but had a great European performance with a semifinal run in 2002-03 UEFA Cup, knocking out Paris Saint Germain, Málaga CF and Hertha BSC, finally losing to Celtic F.C. in the semifinal. These achievements prompted the interest of La Liga outfit RCD Mallorca, but he was dismissed after just five matches (one win), immediately returning to Boavista as a replacement for sacked Erwin Sánchez, his former player at the club.

Following a poor run of results, Pacheco stood down as coach of Boavista in April 2005. He was then contracted by Vitória Guimarães but resigned in December, after which he again moved to his main club.

Pacheco was at Boavista's helm when the Porto club was relegated to division two at the end of the 2007–08 season, due to the Apito Dourado affair. He then signed with C.F. Os Belenenses,[1] but was sacked in May 2009, after the Lisbon side was also relegated – later reinstated.

Pacheco joined Al-Shabab Riyadh in 2009, winning the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Cup almost immediately. However, following a 0–1 group stage loss against Iran's Sepahan F.C. for the campaign's AFC Champions League on 15 April 2010, he was sacked.[2]

In 2010, Pacheco was signed by Beijing Guoan F.C. of the Chinese Super League. In June of the following year, while playing against Tianjin Teda F.C. at Workers Stadium, he erected his middle finger to the referee and the opposite team, being punished with an eight-match suspension and a 4,312 fine by the Chinese Football Association.[3]

International career[edit]

Pacheco made his debut for the Portuguese national team on 23 February 1983, in a 1–0 friendly win over West Germany. In the following seven years he won a further 24 caps, without scoring (99% of those games came whilst at Porto and Sporting).

Pacheco represented the nation at both UEFA Euro 1984 and the 1986 FIFA World Cup, both as a leading player. After a four-year absence he made his final appearance, playing in a 0–0 Euro 1992 qualifier against Finland, on 12 September 1990.

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