Having spent the second half of the 2012/13 campaign on loan at Rio Ave in Portugal, Bebe moved back to the land of his birth in early September by agreeing a loan switch to Pacos de Ferreira. He made his debut in a 3-1 away defeat to Benfica.
Further appearances against Fiorentina in the Europa League and Vitoria Setubal followed, before Bebe scored his first Pacos goal as they beat Maritimo 4-3 for their first win of the season. He started five of the next six games in all competitions as he began to establish himself as a key part of the team.
Bebe appeared in three of Pacos’ five games in November, helping the Portuguese outfit to a crucial 1-0 league win over Belenenses as well as a commendable goalless draw against Italian heavyweights Fiorentina in the Europa League.
Bebe made just one start and one appearance off the bench this month for Pacos, as a winless run meant the side slid towards the foot of the Primeira Liga table.