Player profile

Dani Pacheco

Dani Pacheco

Birthdate: 5 January 1991
Birthplace: Malaga, Spain
Other clubs: Norwich City (loan 2011), Atletico Madrid (loan 2011-12), Rayo Vallecano (loan 2011-12), Huesca (loan 2013), Alcorcon (2013-14), Real Betis (2014-17), Alaves (loan 2015-16), Getafe (loan 2016-17, transfer 2017-18), Malaga (2018-)
Bought from: Barcelona (youth)
Signed for LFC: Compensation, 30.06.2007 - Professional 05.01.2008
International caps: U-21 2/0 caps/goals
Liverpool debut: 09.12.2009
Last appearance: 08.11.2012
Contract expiry: 02.09.2013
Win ratio: 52.94% W:9 D:4 L:4
LFC league games/goals: 5 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 17 / 0

Player profile

Pacheco arrived from Barcelona's youth set up where there's an abundance of attacking talent and was far and away the best player in Liverpool's reserves in the 2009/10 season, He finally got his first-team chance when he came on for Aquilani against Fiorentina in the Champions League on 9 December 2009. Pacheco's playing style reminds one of Yossi Benayoun and the little Spaniard said he did try to copy the Israeli's moves while he was at Anfield. Great things have been expected but still his career hasn't taken off only making five starts in his time at Liverpool. Pacheco moved to Norwich City on an 'emergency loan' move on 23 March 2011. He contributed to their promotion charge by scoring twice in the six championship fixtures in which he featured. Pacheco went on a season-long loan to Atletico Madrid in August 2011 but curiously Atletico then immediately allowed him to go out on loan to Rayo Vallecano. Their reasoning was to see if he developed further elsewhere and then maybe buy him off Liverpool at the end of the season for a fixed price. Pacheco only played in eleven La Liga matches for Vallecano in 2011/12 and Atletico didn't use their option to buy him outright. On the final day of the January 2013 transfer-window, Pacheco moved on loan for the rest of the 2012/13 season to Spanish second division club Sociedad Deportiva Huesca.

Pacheco's contribution to SD Huesca's season was acceptable (4 goals in seventeen matches) but at the end of the season the club from Aragon was relegated after finishing third from bottom in the Spanish Second Division. So the forward returned to England but right at the end of the 2013 summer transfer-window he joined another Spanish club Alcorcon in the Madrid area, whose first team at the time of this transfer were the early leaders of Spain's Segunda Division. Pacheco left Alcorcón at the end of the 2013/14 season and signed for Real Betis. He appeared in 23 matches during the campaign, as Betis returned to La Liga after a one-year absence. Pacheco was loaned to second division Alaves before the start of the 2015/16 season and scored three times as they won promotion, but was loaned out again for 2016-17 this time to Getafe, with whom he clinched promotion and signed him permanently. A year later Pacheco joined Malaga in the second division.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 0 2 10 0 17
2009-2010 4 0 0 3 0 7
2010-2011 1 0 1 5 0 7
2011-2012 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012-2013 0 0 1 2 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Steaua Bucharest
1 Unirea Urziceni
1 Atletico Madrid
1 Utrecht
1 Young Boys
1 Rabotnicki
1 Anzhi Makhachkala
1 Hull City
1 Manchester City
1 Wolves
1 WBA
1 Burnley
1 Fulham
1 Northampton Town
1 Trabzonspor
1 Fiorentina
Total Started/substitutions
5 Started
20 On the bench
12 Substitute
4 Substituted
Total Competition
9 Europa League
5 England Premier League
2 League Cup
1 Champions League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 09.12.2009 Fiorentina Anfield Europe

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Norwich City 2010-2011 England Championship 6 2 6 2
Atletico Madrid 2011-2012 Spain 1 0 0 0 0
Rayo Vallecano 2011-2012 Spain 1 11 0 12 0
Huesca 2012-2013 Spain 2 19 5 19 5
Alcorcon 2013-2014 Spain 2 32 5 37 7
Real Betis 2014-2015 Spain 2 23 0 25 0
Alaves 2015-2016 Spain 2 36 3 38 3
Getafe 2016-2017 Spain 2 31 3 34 6
Getafe 2017-2018 Spain 1 11 0 12 0
Total 169 18 183 23
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