Hometown: Gboko, Nigeria
Age: 24 (10/19/1993)
Last Club: Piteå
Francisca “Franny” Ordega came to the Spirit prior to the 2015 season. She scored three goals and notched two assists for the Spirit in 2015 and two goals and one assist in 2016. As a member of the Super Falcons, Ordega has earned caps with the senior national team at the 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cups. During the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, she scored the game-tying goal in Nigeria’s group stage match against Sweden.
Nigerian National Team: Played in the 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cups… During the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, scored the game-tying goal in Nigeria’s group stage match against Sweden…Has earned caps at the Africa Women’s Championship…During the 2014 African Women’s Championship, Ordega scored one goal during group play in a 2-0 win over Namibia…Scored four goals in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup…Scored three goals in the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
Professional: 2016: Played in 13 regular season matches, starting 7, totaling 629 minutes…scored two goals and notched one assist during the regular season…started both post season matches…scored the game winning goal in extra time in the semifinal to send the Spirit to its first ever NWSL Championship 2015: Scored three goals for the Spirit…Assisted on two goals…Missed large part of season due to FIFA Women’s World Cup…Previous: Played for Piteå IF in Sweden before coming to the Spirit prior to the 2015 season…In 2012, left her home country to play for WFC Rossiyanka in Russia… Following the 2011 World Cup, played for the Rivers Angels, a top club in Nigeria…Promoted to the professional side of Bayelsa Queens after playing for them at the youth level
Youth: Played at the youth level for Bayelsa Queens