Frank Ordenewitz

Frank Ordenewitz ( born March 25, 1965 in the village of Mark ) is a former German football player.


Ordenewitz began his career with TSV Dorfmark. He played in the Bundesliga for Werder Bremen (1983-1989) and the first FC Cologne ( 1989-1993). He then played two years in Japan with the JEF United Ichihara. Back in Germany he tried to enforce at Hamburger SV. That he did not succeed, and so the striker moved in early 1996 to Brummell Sendai in the Japanese League 2. From there he moved to Rotenburger SV and 1997 to VfB Oldenburg. After two seasons, he went to the TSV Otter mountain and then to the VSK Osterholz- Beck, where he ended his career. Since 1 July 2005, he has been working as chief scout for the young at Werder Bremen and plays in the same year in the regional team.

" Mach et, Otze! "

In the DFB Cup semi-final between the 1st FC Cologne and MSV Duisburg on May 7, 1991 ( Result: 3-0 to Cologne), Ordenewitz received the yellow card that would have put him away for the final ( against Werder Bremen). Then he advised the Cologne coach Erich Rutemöller to provoke a sending off, the Ordenewitz then received for willful Ballwegschlagen five minutes left in the game. The duty lock he would have normally can serve in a league game. The DFB is pushed to the front of a bar and locked Ordenewitz later for the final. Erich Rutemöller literally said at the time in front of the TV camera: " Otze came to me, and I think you should not take away the opportunity, and as I said: Mach et. '" This call has become later in various modifications to the dictum "Do et, Otze ".

In the same year a second yellow card was introduced, which provides for a suspension from the next game in the same tournament and such an action could be ineffective.


  • DFB-Pokal 13 games; 6 Goals 1 FC Köln
  • UEFA Cup 16 games; 4 Goals 1 FC Köln



Ordenewitz in 1988 awarded the Fair Play Award FIFA. He had been the referee in a game of Werder Bremen against 1 FC Cologne committed by him handling the ball in his own penalty and thus allows a penalty Cologne.


Ordenewitz lives in Bremen. His son Marco ( * 1990) played from 2005 to 2009 in the youth of the SV Werder. Since 2009 he plays for VSK Osterholz- Beck.