Pacheco giving instructions during a game with Beijing
|Full name||Jaime Moreira Pacheco|
|Date of birth||22 July 1958|
|Place of birth||Paredes, Portugal|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1993–1994||Paços Ferreira (player-coach)|
|1994–1995||Rio Ave (player-coach)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
During his career he played, among others, for Porto and Sporting, amassing Primeira Liga totals of 296 games and 19 goals over the course of 15 seasons. Subsequently, he worked as a manager for several clubs during more than two decades, including Boavista which he led to its only league title.
Born in Paredes, Pacheco arrived at FC Porto from lowly Aliados do Lordelo FC, then in the second division. After tough beginnings he consolidated himself in the team's starting XI, appearing more than 100 times overall during his first spell.
In the 1984 summer Pacheco signed with another Primeira Liga club, 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 de Setúbal, playing two seasons with both that club and F.C. Paços de Ferreira, and another with S.C. 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 (also with the Minho side, he managed a fifth place in the 1996–97 campaign and a third in the following).
Pacheco was responsible for Boavista FC's greatest ever success, the league championship in 2001, followed by a participation in the UEFA Champions League second group stage and a 2002–03 UEFA Cup semifinal run. These achievements prompted the interest of La Liga club RCD Mallorca, but he was dismissed after just five matches (one win), immediately returning to Boavista as a replacement for sacked Erwin Sánchez, whom he had previously managed there.
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, 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.
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.
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.
- European Cup: 1986–87
- UEFA Super Cup: 1987
- Intercontinental Cup: 1987
- Portuguese League: 1987–88
- Portuguese Cup: 1983–84, 1987–88
- Portuguese Supercup: 1982, 1984, 1987
- Jaime Pacheco apresentado no Restelo (Jaime Pacheco announced at the Restelo); Belenenses' official website, 9 October 2008 (Portuguese)
- Pacheco leaves Al-Shabab post; PortuGOAL, 15 April 2010
- 纪委会认定竖中指行为恶劣 帕切科或停8场罚款4万 (Chinese)
- Jaime Pacheco at footballzz.co.uk
- Jaime Pacheco profile at ForaDeJogo
- Jaime Pacheco manager stats at ForaDeJogo
- Jaime Pacheco at National-Football-Teams.com
- Jaime Pacheco – FIFA competition record
- Portugal stats at Eu-Football