Daniel Pacheco

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Dani Pacheco
Daniel Pacheco (cropped).jpg
Pacheco training with Liverpool in 2012
Personal information
Full name Daniel Pacheco Lobato
Date of birth (1991-01-05) 5 January 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Pizarra,[1] Spain
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Getafe
(on loan from Betis)
Youth career
Peña La Vega
2001–2003 Málaga
2003–2007 Barcelona
2007–2009 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Liverpool 5 (0)
2011 Norwich City (loan) 6 (2)
2011–2012 Atlético Madrid (loan) 0 (0)
2011–2012 0Rayo Vallecano (loan) 11 (0)
2013 Huesca (loan) 19 (5)
2013–2014 Alcorcón 32 (5)
2014– Betis 23 (0)
2015–2016 Alavés (loan) 36 (3)
2016– Getafe (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2007 Spain U16 5 (0)
2007–2008 Spain U17 5 (3)
2009 Spain U18 3 (1)
2009–2010 Spain U19 12 (5)
2011 Spain U20 6 (0)
2011 Spain U21 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2016.


This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pacheco and the second or maternal family name is Lobato.

Daniel "Dani" Pacheco Lobato (born 5 January 1991) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Getafe CF on loan from Real Betis as a left winger or an attacking midfielder. He joined Liverpool in 2007 having previously been in the youth ranks at Barcelona.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Pacheco signed for Liverpool from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee in the summer of 2007 and initially played for Liverpool reserves. Before his transfer, Pacheco enjoyed a reputation as a rising star in the ranks of Barcelona's youth academy. Such was his ability to score goals from almost any position, teammates nicknamed him "El Asesino" ("The Assassin").[3][4]

Pacheco made his first start for the Liverpool reserves on 5 February 2008, against Bolton Wanderers. He scored the first goal of the game, a low curling shot past Ian Walker. In April 2008, Pacheco made a 50-yard pass to assist Krisztián Németh in scoring the only goal of the game against Blackburn Rovers Reserves, which secured the Premier Reserve League North title for Liverpool. On 7 May 2008, Pacheco, who came on as a substitute in the second half, threaded a through pass to teammate Lucas to score the third and final goal in Liverpool's Reserve League final victory over Aston Villa at Anfield.[5]

Liverpool[edit]

Pacheco made his first team debut on 9 December 2009 as a second-half substitute for Alberto Aquilani in a UEFA Champions League match against Fiorentina.[6][7] His league debut came on 26 December when he replaced Aquilani once more in a 2–0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.[8][9]

On 18 February 2010, Pacheco came on as a substitute in the 75th minute for Aquilani again in a UEFA Europa League match versus Unirea Urziceni; six minutes later, he provided a headed assist for David N'Gog's match-winning goal.[10]

Dani Pacheco playing for Liverpool in a friendly against Toronto FC in 2012.

On 10 August 2010, Pacheco was handed the number 12 for the 2010–11 season, previously worn by Fábio Aurélio, who was handed number 6 after he re-signed for the club.[11] On 3 December, Liverpool confirmed that both he and Martin Kelly had signed contract extensions until June 2014.

On 23 March 2011, Pacheco joined Norwich City on emergency loan until the end of the season, being handed the number 37 shirt. He made his debut against Scunthorpe United on 2 April, setting up the first goal for Grant Holt and playing through the pass which won the penalty for Norwich's second goal in a 6–0 rout at Carrow Road.[12] He scored his first Norwich goal in the 5–1 away victory over East Anglia derby rivals Ipswich Town on the 21st, concluding the thrashing after coming on as a substitute for Wes Hoolahan.[13]

On 24 August 2011, Atlético Madrid announced on their official website that Pacheco had joined the club on loan from Liverpool for the 2011–12 La Liga season, and would be immediately loaned to Rayo Vallecano for the year. It was also confirmed that Atlético had an option to buy Pacheco at the end of the season.[14] Pacheco made his debut for Rayo Vallecano as 84th-minute substitute in the 0–1 win against Getafe on 18 September.

On 31 January 2013, Pacheco was loaned to second-tier Huesca until the end of the season.[15] Pacheco scored on his debut for Huesca, the last goal in a 2–0 win over Real Murcia on 3 February. He helped his team with 5 goals in 19 matches.

Later career[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Pacheco joined Spanish second division side Alcorcón on permanent basis.[16][17]

Pacheco left Alcorcón at the end of the 2013–14 season and signed for Real Betis on 11 July 2014.[18] He appeared in 23 matches during the campaign, as his side returned to La Liga after a one-year absence.

On 28 July 2015, Pacheco was loaned to Deportivo Alavés in the second division, for one year.[19] After again achieving top level promotion, he moved to Getafe CF on 23 July of the following year, also in a temporary deal.[20]

International career[edit]

At the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, Pacheco scored twice in Spain's group match against Portugal. He then went on to score another goal against quarter-final opponents Italy as Spain qualified for the semi-finals. He went on to score early in the semi-final against England, a game in which Spain won 3–1. They then lost the final against France 2–1, with Pacheco making an assist.[21] He won the Golden Boot at the Championships after scoring four goals.[22]

Pacheco made his debut for the Spain U21 team – alongside Liverpool teammate Daniel Ayala – when he featured in a friendly against France on 24 March. He played 45 minutes and received a yellow card as a second-half substitute in the 3–2 friendly defeat.[23] He was selected as part of the Spain U20 squad to compete at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.[24]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 5 June 2016
League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Liverpool Premier League 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 0
2010–11 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 7 0
2010–11 Norwich City (loan) Championship 6 2 0 0 0 0 - - 6 2
Spain League Copa del Rey League Cup Europe Total
2011–12 Rayo Vallecano (loan) La Liga 11 0 0 0 - - - - 11 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2012–13 Liverpool Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
Spain League Copa del Rey League Cup Europe Total
2012–13 Huesca (loan) Segunda División 19 5 0 0 - - 0 0 19 5
2013–14 Alcorcón Segunda División 23 2 3 2 - - 0 0 26 4
2014–15 Real Betis Segunda División 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
2015–16 Alavés (loan) Segunda División 36 3 2 0 - - 0 0 38 3
Career total 123 12 7 2 2 0 10 0 142 14

Honours[edit]

Betis
Alavés

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boy from Pizarra makes Reds debut". Liverpoolfc.tv. 
  2. ^ "Daniel Pacheco". 4thegame. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Tully, D, "The Boy Has Got Skills – Liverpool's Dani Pacheco", 27 November 2009, accessed 9 February 2010
  4. ^ Heron, P, "The Killer has been signed by Liverpool", MyAnfield, 1 July 2007, accessed 9 February 2010
  5. ^ "Dani boy’s dazzling glimpse of the future". Liverpoolecho.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  6. ^ Doyle, Ian. "Liverpool Daily Post". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  7. ^ The Press Association – Reds sign off with defeat[dead link]
  8. ^ Reekie, Harry (26 December 2009). "BBC Sport – Football – Liverpool 2–0 Wolves". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  9. ^ "Rafa Benitez: Dani Pacheco's Premier League Debut A 'Real Positive' For Liverpool". Goal.com. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  10. ^ Bevan, Chris (18 February 2010). "Liverpool 1–0 Unirea Urziceni". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  11. ^ "Pacheco handed new number". liverpoolfc.tv (Liverpool F.C.). 10 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  12. ^ "Norwich 6–0 Scunthorpe". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 2 April 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Ipswich 1–5 Norwich". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 21 April 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  14. ^ "Atletico and Liverpool agree a deal for Dani Pacheco". clubatleticodemadrid.com (Club Atlético de Madrid). 24 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  15. ^ Shaw, Chris (31 January 2013). "Pacheco loaned to Spanish outfit". Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Alcorcon complete Pacheco signing from Liverpool". Goal.com. 
  17. ^ "Pacheco departs LFC for Spain". Liverpool F.C. 
  18. ^ Betis, Real (11 July 2014). realbetisbalompie.es/ (Real Betis) http://www.realbetisbalompie.es/en/noticias/last-news/2777/dani-pacheco-ya-es-betico-estaba-deseando-que-lleg. Retrieved 2014-07-11.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ "El Deportivo Alavés incorpora al delantero Dani Pacheco" [Deportivo Alavés signs forward Dani Pacheco] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "Dani Pacheco azulón" (in Spanish). Getafe CF. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  21. ^ Bryan, Paul (27 July 2010). "Spain 3–1 England". UEFA.com (UEFA). Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  22. ^ "Pacheco lands accolade". Liverpoolfc.tv (Liverpool F.C.). 26 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  23. ^ "FFF : sélections, football, fiche, espoirs, féminines, masculines, UEFA, FIFA". Fff.fr. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  24. ^ "SOCCER-SPAIN Spanish Under 20". Soccer-spain.com. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 

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