- 3.1 as a player
- 3.2 as coach
His professional career began in 1978 as a defensive midfielder for FC Porto. He remained there for six years until the end of the 1983/84 season, in which he also won the Portuguese Cup, to then move to Sporting Lisbon. Jaime Pacheco was changed in return for Paulo Futre to Lisbon. After two seasons, but he was sold back to Porto, where he won the 1987 National Champions Cup against FC Bayern Munich. In the same year he won with Porto nor the European Supercup against Ajax Amsterdam and the Intercontinental Cup against Peñarol Montevideo. In the following season he managed to still triumph in the Portuguese championship, as well as in the Cup competition.
After the successful years at FC Porto, joined the now 31 -year-old Jaime Pacheco to smaller clubs in the Portuguese league. In 1989 he moved to Vitória Setúbal, 1991 FC Paços de Ferreira. His active career he finished at SC Braga in 1994.
His debut for the Portuguese national team, he announced on February 23, 1983 in a friendly match against Germany, which Portugal won 1-0. In his 25 international appearances he reached the part in the 1984 European Football Championship and the World Cup 1986. His last game for Portugal he played on 12 September 1990 against Finland.
The beginning of his coaching career, he spent initially at small clubs. It was only in 1996, he became coach at Vitória Guimarães. Two seasons later he was bound by Boavista, where he spent his, to date, most successful period. In 2001 he won with Boavista surprisingly their first league title the club's history. He also reached with Boavista in the season 2002/ 03 the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup. There they lost against Celtic Glasgow, making the first final between two clubs from the same city did not come to conditions, as the FC Porto managed to reach the finals.
In 2003, he coached briefly RCD Mallorca, but returned in the same year returned to Boavista. He remained there only until the end of the season, as he began his second engagement at Vitória Guimarães in the following season, which lasted only a year before he was Boavista coach for the third time. This resulted in 2006/ 07 to ninth in the league. For episode season, the club was involved in a match-fixing scandal and had forced dismount. For the new season Pacheco was then obliged by Belenenses Lisbon. Already in May 2009 but was canceled again by the club board of directors. In summer 2009, it attracted the Portuguese to Asia, where he was coach of Al -Shabab. This station held a complete year and in April of next year, the football coach was fired again.
2011 Pacheco took over as coach at Beijing Guoan.
As a player
- Portuguese champions: 1987/88
- Portuguese Cup winners: 1984, 1988
- Portuguese Super Cup: 1982, 1984, 1987
- UEFA Champions League: 1987
- UEFA Super Cup: 1987
- World Cup: 1987
- Portuguese champions: 2000/ 01
- Prince Faisal Cup: 2009/10