Francisca Ordega, born October 19,1993, is a popular Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for CSKA Moscow in the Russian Women’s Football Championship and the Nigeria’s women National team.
Francisca Ordega Bio:
|Full Name:||Francisca Ordega|
|Date of Birth:||October 19,1993|
|Place of Birth:||Gboko|
|State of Origin:||Benue State|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
Early Life and Education
Francisca Ordega was born on October 19, 1993, in Gboko, Benue State, which falls among the states in the Northern part of Nigeria.
She grew up in a Benue State where she had her primary and secondary school education before she joined football club to begin her career.
Francisca Ordega is a prominent member of the Nigeria women’s national football team (Super Falcons), representing her country in both the FIFA Women’s World Cup and African Women’s Championship.
Her remarkable talent earned her a nomination for the best female African footballer award.
Ordega’s football journey began at the youth level with Bayelsa Queens, where she honed her skills before earning a spot in the professional side in 2008, competing in the Nigerian Women’s Championship.
In 2011, she made a move to Rivers Angels, a prominent club in the Nigerian Women’s Championship.
The year 2012 marked another milestone in her career as Ordega left Nigeria to join Russian champions Rossiyanka in the Russian Women’s Football Championship.
However, it was announced in November 2012 that Ordega and Rossiyanka had mutually decided to part ways.
Following her stint in Russia, Ordega joined Piteå IF in the Swedish Damallsvenskan in 2013.
She scored her first goal on 26 May 2013 in a match against Vittsjö GIK, which ended in a draw. During her time in Sweden from 2013 to 2015, she made 34 appearances and scored 4 goals.
In April 2021, Ordega signed a contract with Levante UD that would run until 2023, with the aim of helping the team qualify for Champions League football for the first time in their history.
She made her debut for Levante UD on 22 May 2021 in a match against Madrid CFF, coming on as a substitute in the 67th minute in a 3–2 victory.
Ordega’s football journey has seen her represent the Nigeria women’s national football team at various levels.
She showcased her talent with the under 17 team in the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and with the under 20 team in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
As she progressed to the senior level, she continued to shine, participating in the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments of 2011, 2015, and 2019.
Notably, in the 2015 World Cup, she made a significant impact by scoring Nigeria’s equalizing goal against Sweden on 8 June 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The thrilling match ended in a 3–3 draw, marking the opening game of Group D.
Her contributions to Nigerian football extended to the African Women’s Championship, where she played a crucial role in the team’s success in the 2010 and 2014 editions, winning both tournaments.
In 2018, Ordega was an instrumental part of the Nigerian squad that triumphed in the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations held in Ghana.
Throughout the tournament, she showcased her skills with two goals and two assists and earned the Woman of the Match award in the final game against South Africa.
She continued to be an asset to the Super Falcons, contributing to their victory in the 2021 Turkish Women’s Cup held in Antalya, Turkey, making them the first African team to win this invitational tournament.
Her exceptional performances led to her inclusion in the 23-player Nigerian squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, further solidifying her status as a key player in Nigerian women’s football.
Francisca Ordega Net Worth
Francisca Ordega is a popular Nigerian professional footballer who has amassed an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Francisca Ordega is single, not married and has not revealed information regarding her boyfriend.
She is focusing on her career and will get married at the right time and to the right person.