Édgar Pacheco

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Edgar Pacheco
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Personal information
Full name Edgar Iván Pacheco Rodríguez
Date of birth (1990-01-22) 22 January 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
free agent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Atlas 94 (11)
2011–2015 Tigres UANL 15 (0)
2012–2013 León (loan) 9 (1)
2014 Zacatecas (loan) 13 (1)
2015 Querétaro (loan) 10 (1)
2015 Juárez (loan) 22 (4)
2016 Gangwon FC 1 (0)
National team
2011 Mexico U23 4 (0)
2009–2011 Mexico 5 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 August 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 July 2011

Edgar Iván Pacheco Rodríguez (born 22 January 1990 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is a Mexican football Attacking midfielder who currently plays for Gangwon FC of South Korea.

Club career[edit]


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.

Tigres UANL[edit]

In June 2011 Pacheco was being linked to various clubs in Europe,[2] most notably with Portuguese club Benfica.[3][4] 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.[5] Mexican giants Club América[6] and Chivas Guadalajara[7] were also rumored as possible destinations. On 2 June 2011 he signed a $4 million contract with Tigres UANL.[8]

Pacheco played his first match with UANL on 30 July, in a 0–0 draw against Querétaro, coming in a substitute in the 76th minute.[9]

FC Juárez[edit]

Pacheco made his official debut with FC Juárez on July 25, 2015. At the 57' minute Pacheco score via penalty the first-ever goal of the franchise against Lobos BUAP.

Gangwon FC[edit]

Pacheco joined K League Challenge side Gangwon FC on 30 January 2016.

International career[edit]

Pacheco was called up by then-national team coach Javier Aguirre for a friendly match against Colombia. He made his debut on 30 September 2009.[10]

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.[11]

2011 Copa América[edit]

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.[12] 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.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 9 February 2011 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–0 2–0 Friendly

International appearances[edit]

As of 12 July 2011

U-23 International appearances[edit]

As of 2 September 2011





  1. ^ Édgar Iván Pacheco statistics at Televisa Deportes
  2. ^ "En Europa queren a Pacheco, pero no hay nada firme". Informador.com.mx. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Edgar Pacheco é alvo encarnado". Abola (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Benfica se interesa en Édgar Pacheco". ESPN Deportes. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Houston Dynamo fail to complete signing of Edgar Pacheco". Goal.com. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Pacheco suena para llegar al América". Record.com.mx. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Market: Chivas and Edgar Pacheco... A marriage in the future?". Goal.com. Retrieved 18 April 2011
  8. ^ "Es oficial: Atlas vende a Édgar Pacheco a Tigres por cuatro millones": Goal.com (Spanish). Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  9. ^ "Pacheco está contento por su debut con Tigres". Record.com.mx. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Mexico 1-Colombia 2: Cayó el invicto de 12 partidos del 'Vasco'". Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Mexico 2-Bosnia-Herzegovina 0: Debut esperanzador". Media Tiempo. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  12. ^ "8 players suspended from Mexico team". USA Today. Retrieved 28 June 2011.

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