António Pacheco

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António Pacheco
Personal information
Full name António Manuel Pacheco Domingos
Date of birth (1966-12-01) 1 December 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Portimão, Portugal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1979–1980 Torralta
1980–1981 Portimonense
1981–1985 Torralta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Torralta
1986–1987 Portimonense 23 (0)
1987–1993 Benfica 162 (30)
1993–1995 Sporting CP 22 (2)
1995–1996 Belenenses 6 (0)
1996–1998 Reggiana 14 (1)
1998 Santa Clara 8 (0)
1999 Atlético 16 (5)
1999–2000 Estoril 27 (4)
2000–2001 Atlético 8 (0)
Total 286 (42)
National team
1985 Portugal U18 3 (0)
1986–1987 Portugal U21 9 (4)
1989–1991 Portugal 6 (0)
Teams managed
2001 Atlético
2004–2005 Portimonense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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 G.D. Torralta and Portimonense SC, making his debuts in the Primeira Liga with the latter in the 1986–87 season. Subsequently, aged just 20, he signed with 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 matches in the 1988–89 campaign, as the Lisbon side won the national championship. He was also in the starting XI when they lost two European Cup finals in three years, in 1988 and 1990.[1]

Pacheco signed with neighbouring Sporting Clube de Portugal in summer 1993, alongside teammate Paulo Sousa.[2] From there onwards, however, he received little continuity due to injuries, and made only 50 league appearances 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.[3] He amassed Portuguese top division totals of 213 games and 32 goals, during one full decade.

International career[edit]

Pacheco earned 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.





  1. ^ "Champions' Cup 1989–90". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Quando Sousa Cintra levou Paulo Sousa e Pacheco" [When Sousa Cintra took Paulo Sousa and Pacheco]. Record (in Portuguese). 5 June 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Reid is keen on Stelea". Sunderland Echo. 15 July 1996. Retrieved 16 June 2014.

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