Tommy Ord

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Tommy Ord
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-10-15) 15 October 1952 (age 68)
Place of birth London, England
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1972 Erith & Belvedere
1972–1973 Chelsea 3 (1)
1973 Montreal Olympique 17 (6)
1974–1975 Rochester Lancers 38 (21)
1975–1976 New York Cosmos 6 (2)
1976–1977 Vancouver Whitecaps 31 (8)
1977–1979 Seattle Sounders 44 (13)
1979–1980 Buffalo Stallions (indoor) 9 (3)
1979–1980 Tulsa Roughnecks (indoor) 6 (0)
1980 Tulsa Roughnecks 19 (2)
1980 Atlanta Chiefs 9 (1)
1980–1981 Atlanta Chiefs (indoor) 5 (0)
1981 Phoenix Inferno (indoor) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tommy Ord (born 15 October 1952) is an English retired professional football forward. Nearly all of his pro career was spent in North America.

In 1973, Ord transferred to Montreal Olympique of the North American Soccer League. The Olympique sent Ord to the Rochester Lancers before the 1974 season. In 1975, Ord began the season with the Lancers before being traded to the New York Cosmos mid season.[1] In 1976, the Cosmos sent him to the Vancouver Whitecaps. In 1977 traded Ord to the Seattle Sounders toward the end of the season. Ord picked up a yellow card and scored Seattle's only goal in a 2–1 loss to the Cosmos in Soccer Bowl '77. Just prior to the 1980 season, the Sounders sent Ord, Bruce Rudroff and cash to the Tulsa Roughnecks in exchange for Jack Brand, Roger Davies and David Nish.[2] He also played briefly for the Phoenix Inferno in the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Following his retirement, Ord continued to play for various amateur teams including Matador F.C. He also works for American Express in New York City.[3]


  1. ^ The Year in American Soccer – 1975
  2. ^ "A Brand of Luck Better Than Good" The Washington Post Wednesday, 16 July 1980
  3. ^ Matador F.C. Player Profiles Archived 7 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine

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