Tommy Ord

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Tommy Ord
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-10-15)15 October 1952
Place of birth London, England
Date of death 15 December 2020(2020-12-15) (aged 68)[1]
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)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tommy Ord (15 October 1952 – 15 December 2020) was 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.[2] In 1976, the Cosmos sent him to the Vancouver Whitecaps. In 1977 they 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. In 1977, he was named to the Rochester Lancers Team of the Decade.[3]

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.[4] 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 worked for American Express in New York City.[5]


  1. ^ "Goodbye, Tommy: Ord, former NASL player (Lancers, Cosmos, Sounders), passes away". FrontRowSoccer. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  2. ^ The Year in American Soccer – 1975
  3. ^ Lewis, Michael (3 August 1977). "Lancers can win title only by optimum output". Democrat and Chronicle. p. 50.
  4. ^ "A Brand of Luck Better Than Good" The Washington Post Wednesday, 16 July 1980
  5. ^ Matador F.C. Player Profiles Archived 7 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine

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