Date of birth: 2 January 1969
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.
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