Pedro Pacheco

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Pedro Pacheco
Personal information
Full name Pedro Miguel Salgadinho Pacheco de Melo
Date of birth (1984-06-27) 27 June 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Santa Clara
Number 8
Youth career
1995–2001 Santa Clara
2002 Vitória Pico
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Vitória Pico 23 (4)
2003–2004 Santa Clara 2 (0)
2004–2005 Lusitânia 33 (3)
2005–2007 Operário 47 (5)
2007–2009 Santa Clara 44 (1)
2009–2010 Nacional 5 (0)
2010– Santa Clara 226 (16)
National team
2010– Canada 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2014

Pedro Miguel Salgadinho Pacheco de Melo (born 27 June 1984), known as Pacheco, is a Canadian professional footballer who plays for C.D. Santa Clara as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores to Portuguese parents, Pacheco began his senior career in the regional leagues, playing with Vitória Clube do Pico da Pedra. In the following year he moved to arguably the best team in the territory, C.D. Santa Clara, but only appeared in two Segunda Liga matches in the 2003–04 campaign.

After three seasons playing in the third division with two clubs from his native region (S.C. Lusitânia and CD Operário), Pacheco returned to Santa Clara, still playing in the second level, and began featuring regularly for the first team, starting a total of 26 games over the course of two seasons.

In the last minute of the 2009 August transfer window, Pacheco moved to the island of Madeira, signing with C.D. Nacional. He made his Primeira Liga debut on 5 October, playing one minute in the club's 2–0 home win against Vitória de Guimarães, but could only appear in eight official matches during his first year (two in the domestic league cup and one in the UEFA Europa League – 15 minutes of the 5–1 home routing of FK Austria Wien in the group stage).[2]

Pacheco returned to Santa Clara in the 2010 summer. In early June 2013 he signed a contract extension with the club and, as team captain, he finished the division two campaign with four goals in 37 appearances.[3]

International career[edit]

Pacheco opted to represent Canada internationally, as he lived there as a child. On 14 May 2010 he was picked for the friendlies against Argentina and Venezuela:[4] after staying on the bench in the first game, he started on the 1–1 draw on the 29th.

On 27 June 2013 Pacheco was listed as part of the confirmed 23-man squad for Colin Miller's Canada squad for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, making it his second consecutive tournament.[5]

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