Jordan Older is an American soccer player, and one of the first American-born players to play professional soccer in Europe and Brazil - Campeonato Brasileiro & Campeonato Paulista. He started his profession career with FC Wängi of Switzerland and has played with Paulista Futebol Clube, União São João EC, and AA Portuguesa Santista. He has also trained with the United States National Soccer Team, played professionally in Germany, Slovakia, and in the USL Professional League with the Valley Golden Eagles and San Diego Gauchos. Jordan Older speaks and writes 6 languages English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, and Latin. Jordan Older founded and directed the largest film festival in the history of Ventura County, the Ventura Film Festival and studied Physics at UCLA. Jordan Older was the team captain and MVP at Ventura High School where he also was named to the Southern California All-Star Team and played baseball and was an honors student. Jordan Older was named by fans to the April, 1998 Poll: Pick the U.S. roster for France '98 that asked the fans to name the 22 man roster for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.
Jordan Older was the first American to participate in Brazilian professional soccer teams in both the Brazilian 1st Division (Serie A) and Brazilian Paulista Championship 1st Division (Serie A1). Jordan Older was also one of the first Americans to sign professionally with a 1st team squad of a European soccer team in 1993, shortly after his 19th birthday with FC Waengi of Switzerland. While in Switzerland Jordan Older also trained with top professional coach and former Tottenham Hotspur F.C. head coach of the English Premiere League (EPL), Christian Gross, at 1st division Swiss club FC Wil also in 1993.
In Germany Jordan Older has trained and played professionally with Arminia Bielefeld of the 1st German Bundesliga, FC Rathenow, respectively,and other professional German clubs. As an agent he has negotiated deals with Bundesliga clubs as well as lower division professional soccer clubs in Germany.
Jordan Older became the first American to join a team in Brazil's oldest professional soccer league, the Campeonato Paulista Serie A1 in 1994 with União São João Esporte Clube in Araras, Brazil. Jordan Older was also the first American born player to join a team in the Campeonato Brasiliero Serie B (2nd division) with Paulista FC in 1994. União São João Esporte Clube also competed in the Brazilian Serie A (1st Division/Campeonato Brasiliero Serie A) during the same time period.
Jordan Older is the founder and executive director of the Ventura Film Festival. Jordan is a graduate of Ventura High School and studied Physics at UCLA. Jordan Older is the 1st American soccer player in both the Brazilian 1st Division (Serie A) and Brazilian Paulista Championship 1st Division (Serie A1). Jordan Older has been part of the US National Soccer Team training camp (soccer’s Dream Team/Team USA) and played professional soccer on 3 continents and in 7 countries including the Brazilian 1st Division (Campeonato Brasileiro Série A), Brazilian Paulista Championship 1st Division (O Paulistão/Campeonato Paulista Série A1) and professional teams in Germany and Switzerland. Jordan has starred in a number of national and worldwide television commercials for Snickers, Intel, and Phillips and has appeared in popular television shows Power Rangers and Sweet Valley High and in major feature films such as Clueless and Strange Days. Jordan has been a SAG member since 1996.
Jordan Older is the founder and owner of several professional development soccer clubs in the USA such as Ventura County FC, Santa Barbara FC, Sacramento FC, Prairie Stars FC, and others. Jordan Older uses the clubs to scout up and coming talented players around the country. Jordan Older
also founded King Sports Management to help young players realize their dreams of playing professional soccer in Europe.
Jordan Older has been featured in publications such as Soccer America, Ventura County Star, Marca (Spain), Futebol Interior (Brazil), various European publications, and Surfer Magazine.
While in Brazil Jordan Older was considered one of the top players in the country and was invited to play for Brazilian World Cup star, Careca's expansion team, Campina