Domingos Paciência

  • Date of birth : 02/01/1969
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Domingos Paciência

SC Braga
Domingos Paciência
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Domingos Paciência

SC Braga

Date of birth: 2 January 1969
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: FC Porto (twice), CD Tenerife
Coaching career: UD Leiria, A. Académica de Coimbra, SC Braga

• Joined Porto aged 13 and went on to tremendous success with the club, winning seven league titles – and being voted Portugal's footballer of the year in 1990 – before departing for Tenerife in 1997. A striker, 'Domingos' spent a couple of years in Spain, returning to Porto for two final seasons – winning Portuguese Cups in both campaigns to take his total to five – before hanging up his boots in 2001.

• Paciência − whose 35 caps for Portugal brought nine goals, including one against Croatia at EURO '96 − promptly moved into coaching, working his way up to take charge of Porto's reserves.

• After a spell at Leiria, he replaced Manuel Machado at Académica in September 2007, leading the club to seventh place in 2008/09 – their best finish in Portugal since 1985.

• On 21 June 2009, Paciência replaced Jorge Jesus at Braga on a two-year contract and made an immediate impact, steering his new team to a club-best second place in the Liga in his first season.

• Defeats of Celtic FC and Sevilla FC in summer 2010 put Braga into the UEFA Champions League group stage, where a third-place finish led them to the UEFA Europa League knockout phase. There they ousted the likes of Liverpool FC and SL Benfica to set up a final meeting with Porto, though Paciência announced before the Dublin decider that he would leave the club in the summer.

Last updated: 16/05/11 15.03CET

Match log

General info

  • Name: Domingos Paciência
  • Date of birth: 02/01/1969
  • Country: Portugal

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Third qualifying round)
    30/07/09: Braga 1-2 Elfsborg

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 02/12/2011 03:07 CET