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Gonçalo Mendes Paciência (born 1 August 1994) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for German club Eintracht Frankfurt as a centre forward.

Gonçalo Paciência
Personal information
Full name Gonçalo Mendes Paciência
Date of birth (1994-08-01) 1 August 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Porto, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Frankfurt
Number 39
Youth career
2002–2013 Porto
2009–2010Padroense (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Porto B 35 (14)
2015–2018 Porto 10 (0)
2015–2016Académica (loan) 27 (3)
2016Olympiacos (loan) 1 (0)
2017Rio Ave (loan) 15 (1)
2017–2018Vitória Setúbal (loan) 18 (5)
2018– Eintracht Frankfurt 11 (3)
National team
2009–2010 Portugal U16 8 (1)
2010–2011 Portugal U17 17 (5)
2011–2012 Portugal U18 4 (2)
2013 Portugal U19 9 (7)
2013 Portugal U20 2 (0)
2014–2017 Portugal U21 17 (6)
2016 Portugal U23 4 (3)
2017– Portugal 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2017

Contents

Club careerEdit

PortoEdit

Born in Porto, Paciência joined FC Porto's youth system at the age of only 8. He made his senior debut on 12 January 2014, starting for the B-team in a 2–0 home win against Portimonense S.C. for the second division championship.[1] He scored his first goals in the competition on 22 March, helping to a 2–2 away draw against C.D. Feirense.[2]

Paciência first appeared in competitive games with the main squad on 21 January 2015, again acting as starter in a 1–1 draw at S.C. Braga for the Portuguese League Cup.[3] He netted his first goal in the same competition, in a 4–1 home success over Académica de Coimbra that took place the following week.[4]

On 29 July 2015, Paciência joined Académica in a season-long loan.[5] On 31 August 2016, still owned by Porto, he moved to Olympiakos FC.[6] His spell at the latter club, which was undermined by heart problems, was concluded in December.[7][8]

Paciência continued to be loaned in the following seasons, to Rio Ave F.C.[9] and Vitória de Setúbal.[10] On 25 August 2017, while at the service of the latter club, he scored an own goal in an eventual 1–1 away draw against C.F. Os Belenenses, coached by his father;[11] on 27 January 2018, he netted early into the final of the League Cup and also converted his penalty shootout attempt, in a loss to Sporting Clube de Portugal after a 1–1 draw in regulation time.[12]

Eintracht FrankfurtEdit

On 12 July 2018, deemed surplus to requirements as practically all Portuguese players by manager Sérgio Conceição, Paciência signed a four-year contract with German club Eintracht Frankfurt.[13] He made his debut on 18 August in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, in which he came on as a late substitute and scored a consolation in a 1–2 loss for the holders at Regionalliga team SSV Ulm 1846.[14] In September, he suffered a knee injury in training which sidelined him for several months.[15]

International careerEdit

Paciência earned 51 caps for Portugal at youth level. His first for the under-21 team arrived on 5 March 2014 at the age of 19, when he started and missed a second-half penalty in a 2–0 home win against Macedonia for the 2015 UEFA European Championship qualifiers.[16] Selected for the finals in the Czech Republic, he collected three substitute appearances for the runners-up, scoring in the 1–1 group stage draw to Sweden and converting his shootout attempt in the final against the same opponent.[17][18][19]

Paciência was part of the squad at the 2016 Summer Olympics, netting three times in the group phase[20][21][22] in an eventual quarter-final exit. He first appeared with the full side on 14 November 2017, coming on as a 46th-minute substitute for Gelson Martins in a 1–1 friendly draw to the United States.[23]

Personal lifeEdit

Paciência's father, Domingos, is a former footballer who played for Porto and the national team, with 34 games and 9 goals.[24][25]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 20 August 2018[26][27]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Porto B 2012–13 0 0 0 0
2013–14 19 5 19 5
2014–15 16 9 16 9
Total 35 14 35 14
Porto 2014–15 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
2017–18 9 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 12 0
Académica (loan) 2015–16 27 3 2 1 1 0 30 4
Olympiacos (loan) 2016–17 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Rio Ave (loan) 2016–17 15 1 0 0 15 1
Vitória Setúbal (loan) 2017–18 18 5 2 1 4 4 24 10
Eintracht Frankfurt 2018–19 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Career Total 98 23 6 3 8 5 2 0 114 31

InternationalEdit

As of match played 14 November 2017[28]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Portugal 2017 1 0
Total 1 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FC Porto-Portimonense, 2–0: Dragões tiram algarvios da liderança" [FC Porto-Portimonense, 2–0: Dragons remove algarvios from the first place]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 January 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Feirense-FC Porto B, 2–2: Líder empata na Feira" [Feirense-FC Porto B, 2–2: Leader draws in Feira]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Gonçalo Paciência: "Um dia que nunca vou esquecer"" [Gonçalo Paciência: "A day I will never forget"]. Record (in Portuguese). 22 January 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Gonçalo Paciência: "Marcar foi uma sensação especial"" [Gonçalo Paciência: "To score was a special feeling"]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 January 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Gonçalo Paciência reforça Académica" [Gonçalo Paciência strengthens Académica] (in Portuguese). Académica Coimbra. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  6. ^ Στον Ολυμπιακό ο Πασιένσια [Paciência to Olympiacos] (in Greek). Sport 24. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  7. ^ Sousa, Hugo (28 October 2016). "Gonçalo Paciência voltou para exames ao coração" [Gonçalo Paciência returned for heart exams]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Gonçalo Paciência rescinde com Olympiakos" [Gonçalo Paciência cuts ties with Olympiakos] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 28 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Oficial: Gonçalo Paciência reforça ataque" [Official: Gonçalo Paciência bolsters offense]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 January 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Gonçalo Paciência emprestado ao V. Setúbal" [Gonçalo Paciência loaned to V. Setúbal]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 20 July 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Nuno Pinto anulou o azar de Gonçalo Paciência" [Nuno Pinto wrote off Gonçalo Paciência's bad luck]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 25 August 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Jeremy Mathieu wins his first title in Portugal". Sport. 28 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Frankfurt verpflichtet Goncalo Paciencia" [Frankfurt acquire Goncalo Paciencia]. Rheinische Post (in German). 12 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Golo de Gonçalo Paciência não evita eliminação do Frankfurt" [Gonçalo Paciência goal does not prevent Frankfurt's elimination]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 18 August 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  15. ^ Hüber, Yannick (11 September 2018). "Knie kaputt! OP! 6 Wochen Pause!" [Knee done! OP! 6-week break!]. Bild (in German). Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Perfect Portugal dispatch FYROM". UEFA. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  17. ^ "Improved Italy fail to break Portugal down". UEFA. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Last-gasp Sweden join Portugal in U21 EURO semis". UEFA. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  19. ^ Kell, Tom (30 June 2015). "Spot-on Sweden beat Portugal to win U21 EURO". UEFA. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  20. ^ "Vitória na estreia" [Win in debut] (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  21. ^ "Portugal vence e garante quartos de final" [Portugal win and confirm quarter-finals] (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  22. ^ "Portugal assegura primeiro lugar" [Portugal confirm first place] (in Portuguese). Portuguese Football Federation. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  23. ^ "Golo com sabor a frango valeu empate à seleção nacional" [Chicken-flavoured ("Chicken" a Portuguese word for blunder) goal provided draw to the national team]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 14 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  24. ^ Figueiredo, João Tiago (6 October 2011). "Gonçalo Paciência: o goleador com pés de maestro" [Gonçalo Paciência: the goal scorer with the feet of a maestro] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  25. ^ "Gonçalo Paciência é muito diferente do pai" [Gonçalo Paciência is very different from his father] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  26. ^ "Gonçalo Paciência". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  27. ^ Gonçalo Paciência at Soccerway
  28. ^ "Gonçalo Paciência". European Football. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  29. ^ "FC Porto é campeão nacional 2017/2018" [FC Porto are 2017/2018 national champions] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.

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