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Jaime Moreira Pacheco (born in Paredes, Portugalmarker, 22 July, 1958), commonly known by Jaime Pacheco, is a football manager and former Portuguese international football player.


Jaime Pacheco was a defensive midfielder who began to establish his reputation at the beginning of the 1980s. He played for FC Porto until 1983/84, but moved to Sporting in 1984/85 due to the signing of the young Paulo Futre from Sporting to FC Porto. He went on to play for Vitória Setúbal, Paços de Ferreira and other minor teams, before ending his career in 1995.

International Career

Pacheco made his debut for the Portuguese national team on 23 February 1983, in a 1-0 win over West Germany in a friendly match. He had 25 caps for the national team, 11 for FC Porto, 13 for Sporting and 1 for Vitória Setúbal. He was a leading player for the national team that qualified for the 1984 European Football Championship and the 1986 World Cup. After a four year absence, he made a brief and final return to the national team on 12 September 1990, in a 0-0 Euro 1992 qualification tie with Finland.

Coaching Career

As a football manager, Pacheco was responsible for Boavista's greatest ever success, winning their first SuperLiga title in 2000/2001 and reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 2002/2003. Before joining Boavista in 1998, he led Vitoria de Guimaraes to a 5th place in 1996-97 and an impressive third place in 1997-98. He coached RCD Mallorca briefly during 2003 and returned to Boavista to replace sacked coach Erwin Sanchez in 2004. Following a poor run of results, Pacheco stood down as coach of Boavista in April, 2005. He was contracted by Vitória Guimarães but resigned as coach in December, 2005. He return for a third stint as Boavista's manager on 23 October 2006. He left the club when they relegated to Liga de Honra due to fixing games and corrupting referees scandal, in 2003-04 season. On October 9, 2008, he took over at Belenenses but was sacked in May 2009.

Pacheco vs Mourinho

In 2000, Mourinho took over at Benfica. In the first match in his whole coaching career, Pacheco and Boavista defeated him 1-0. Mourinho joined Uniao de Leiria. The match between Leiria and Boavista ended as a 0-0 draw, but at the Estadio do Bessamarker Boavista beat Leiria 1-0.

Mourinho moves to FC Porto. In the 2002-03 season Porto won twice 1-0, and the next year at the do Dragao stadiummarker, Porto won 1-0. While Mourinho coaching Chelsea FC, Pacheco said "Mourinho is a sick, mentally retarded".



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