Francisca Mlumun Ordega hails from Mbatiav, Gboko local government in Benue state, born (19th October 1993). She is a native of Tiv ethnic group, Her father is a businessman also a driver and her mother is a farmer, Francisca is the 6th child of their 15 children.
Her Football Career
Her football career started back in Gboko government secondary school. A classmate (Judith Benson), suggested that football is good for her, but she didn’t give it a thought at the time. She came back home after school and started giving it a trial, from trying she became passionate about the round leather game which eventually became the core part of her life.
After many years of playing amidst boys in Street competitions, she got her first professional shot playing for Bayelsa Queens before moving on to River Angels where she spent a year scoring 5 goals, before leaving for Europe.
In 2008, a news broke that coach Felix Ibe has called up new young buds into the U17 team and Francisca was one of them. She played her way through the cadet teams to the super Falcons where she has dedicated a lot towards the success of the team. The Washington spirit player has gone on to represent Nigeria in two Fifa women’s world cup in 2011 and 2015, enjoyed successes with the super Falcons when they won the African Women’s championship on two occasions – 2010 and 2014.
In 2010, she was also part of Nigeria’s squads at the African Women’s Championship of 2010 and 2014, winning both tournaments.
In 2011, she moved to Rivers Angels, one of the top clubs in Nigerian Women’s Championship.
Ordega left Nigeria to sign with Russian champions Rossiyanka of the Russian Women’s Football Championship. In November 2012, it was announced that Ordega and Rossiyanka mutually parted ways.
In 2013, she signed for Piteå IF in the Swedish Damallsvenskan. She scored her first goal on 26 May 2013 in a drawing effort against Vittsjö GIK. Between 2013 and 2015, she made 34 appearances and score 4 goals during her time in Sweden.
2015, Ordega represented the Nigeria women’s national football team in all levels. With the under 17, she played the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and with the under 20 at 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. At senior level she played in the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments of 2011 and 2015. At the latter she opened her World Cup account by scoring Nigeria’s equalizing goal against Sweden on 8 June 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The pulsating match ended 3–3 in the opening game of Group D.
December 2016, Sydney FC signed Ordega on loan from Washington for the remainder of the 2016–17 W-League season. The loan made her the first African to play in the Australian W-League. Ordega would make six appearances and score once helping Sydney earn 3rd place in the league.
Ordega then moved across the North Atlantic and signed with Washington Spirit in the National Women’s Soccer League. In her first season with the Spirit, Ordega scored three goals and made two assists. She returned in 2016 to score two goals during the regular season. The Nigerian’s most memorable Spirit goal came in the NWSL Semifinal when she scored in extra time to send the Spirit to its first ever NWSL Championship.
In July 2017, Ordgea suffered a knee injury that would limit her minutes for the remainder of the season. Despite the injury, she would still earn 14 appearances and scoring 4 goals.
On 20 October 2017, Ordega joined Spanish club Atlético Madrid on a six-month loan from Washington. She made her debut on 1 November 2017 against Barcelona.
In 2018,She was also a member of the Nigerian squad who won the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana, A tournament where she had two goals and two assists and won the woman of the match award at the final game against South Africa.
Her Social Life.
Perhaps you’ve noticed a tattoo on her shoulder, written there is “God love” (how sweet). She enjoys good movies and reading up on intelligent books and magazines. During the entire chat, she didn’t disclose her relationship status, one thing I do know for sure is that, that kind of beauty certainly can’t be without a Romeo. I could be wrong.
Though, research her shown that Ordega Fransisca is still single.
She had previously played for seven clubs before joining the Chinese outfit, with Atletico Madrid’s female outfit been the most notable when she joined them on loan.
Her Net Worth.
Francisca is one of the highest paid female footballer in Nigeria with an estimated networth of $2.1 million.