|Full name||Fernando Pacheco Flores|
|Date of birth||18 May 1992|
|Place of birth||Badajoz, Spain|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2011–2013||Real Madrid C||45||(0)|
|2012–2014||Real Madrid B||41||(0)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 02:15, 17 August 2023 (UTC)|
Born in Badajoz, Extremadura, Pacheco played for two local clubs before joining Real Madrid in 2006, aged 14. He made his senior debut on 28 August 2011 with the C team, playing in the Tercera División against CF Rayo Majadahonda.
Pacheco appeared in his first game with the main squad on 20 December 2011, coming on as a late substitute for fellow youth graduate Antonio Adán in a 5–1 home victory over SD Ponferradina in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey. In 2012–13, he alternated between starting duties in the third side and the occasional callup to the second, making his debut in the Segunda División on 2 June 2013 in a 4–0 home win against AD Alcorcón. He kept his position the following match – the final in the second-tier campaign – at Girona FC.
Pacheco made his first start for the first team on 2 December 2014, in a 5–0 rout of UE Cornellà in the domestic cup where he featured the full 90 minutes. Later that month, he was the unused third-choice goalkeeper as the Blancos won the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.
On 7 August 2015, Pacheco signed a three-year deal with Deportivo Alavés of division two, with Real Madrid having a buy-back clause. He made his debut for the club on 22 August, starting in a 3–2 away win against SD Huesca.
Pacheco was an undisputed starter for the Basques in his first season. He appeared in 40 league matches – missing one due to injury and being a substitute for Pau Torres in the last matchday – as they achieved promotion back to La Liga after ten years, as champions.
Pacheco's maiden appearance in the Spanish top flight occurred on 21 August 2016, in a 1–1 away draw with Atlético Madrid. He only missed two games in 38 during the campaign, and his team finished comfortably in mid-table; in February he extended his contract to 2020.
On 13 June 2020, Pacheco was sent off for handling the ball outside the penalty area in the 19th minute of a 2–0 loss at bottom-placed RCD Espanyol. He played every fixture again the following campaign, a narrow escape from relegation.
On 10 August 2022, Pacheco signed a four-year contract with UD Almería in the top tier. Thinking he would start due to his experience in the competition, he was however unable to beat competition from Fernando Martínez, and asked to leave in the following transfer window.
On 31 January 2023, Pacheco joined Espanyol on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
|Real Madrid C||2011–12||Tercera División||36||0||—||—||2[a]||0||38||0|
|2012–13||Segunda División B||9||0||—||—||—||9||0|
|Real Madrid B||2012–13||Segunda División||2||0||—||—||—||2||0|
|Real Madrid||2011–12||La Liga||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
- Appearance(s) in Promotion Playoffs
- "Pacheco". Diario AS. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
- Rodríguez, Marco A. (26 December 2011). "Flecha Negra, la fábrica incesante" [Flecha Negra, the endless factory]. Hoy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 February 2023.
- "Real Madrid C 0–0 Rayo Majahonda" (in Spanish). La Preferente. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
- García, Óscar (20 December 2011). "Una Copa para Callejón" [A Cup for Callejón]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 June 2014.
- Jiménez, Rubén (2 June 2013). "Fiesta de graduación del Castilla que complica al Alcorcón" [Castilla graduation party makes life harder for Alcorcón]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 June 2013.
- "Un empate pensando ya en la promoción contra... el Alcorcón" [Draw with minds set in promotion against... Alcorcón]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
- Melero, Delfín (2 December 2014). "Con un par de jugones... ¡y con Jesé!" [With a pair of artists... and with Jesé!]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2014.
- Sámano, José (20 December 2014). "El Madrid pone el mundo a sus pies" [Madrid with the world at their feet]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 September 2022.
- "El Deportivo Alavés ficha al portero Fernando Pacheco procedente del Real Madrid" [Deportivo Alavés sign goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco from Real Madrid] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 7 August 2015. Archived from the original on 10 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
- "Official announcement: Pacheco". Real Madrid CF. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
- Laz, Alberto (22 August 2015). "El Deportivo Alavés amarga la vuelta a Segunda del Huesca" [Deportivo Alavés bitter Huesca's return to Segunda]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- Rodrigálvarez, Eduardo (29 May 2016). "El Alavés vuelve a Primera" [Alavés return to Primera]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "La temporada, en números" [The season, in numbers] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- Melero, Delfín (22 August 2016). "Al Atleti le sobra descuento" [Atleti do not want to hear about injury time]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- Jiménez Fernández de Retana, Iñaki (6 June 2017). "Resumen Alavés 2016/17: Pacheco termina como el cuarto portero menos goleado" [Alavés 2016/17 summary: Pacheco ends as fourth goalkeeper with least conceded goals] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- Forjanes, Carlos (9 February 2017). "Alavés renew Pacheco but Madrid retain buy-back option". Diario AS. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
- Crespo, Iñigo (25 May 2018). "Top 15 de los jugadores más decisivos del Alavés en la temporada 2017-2018" [Top 15 key players for Alavés in the 2017-2018 season]. El Correo (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 January 2022.
- Crespo, Iñigo (27 December 2018). "El Alavés renueva a Pacheco y Laguardia" [Alavés renew Pacheco and Laguardia]. El Correo (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 January 2022.
- "Bottom side Espanyol down 10-man Alaves after keeper sent off". Reuters. 13 June 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
- Miñón, Iñigo (30 May 2021). "Las joyas más codiciadas del escaparate albiazul" [The most coveted jewels of the blue-and-white vitrine]. El Correo (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 January 2022.
- Anduro, Joaquín (13 August 2022). "Pacheco dice adiós al Alavés y la afición se emociona recordándole: "Orgullo de haberte disfrutado"" [Pacheco says goodbye to Alavés and fans get tearful as they remember him: "Proud to have enjoyed you"] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
- "Experienced top-tier keeper Pacheco signs until 2026". UD Almería. 10 August 2022. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
- García, Nico (9 January 2023). "Pacheco y el Almería tensan la cuerda" [Pacheco and Almería tighten the thumbscrews]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 February 2023.
- "Pacheco, última incorporació" [Pacheco, last addition] (in Catalan). RCD Espanyol. 31 January 2023. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
- Fernando Pacheco at Soccerway
- Fernando Pacheco at LaPreferente.com (in Spanish)
- Fernando Pacheco at BDFutbol