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England International Steph Houghton joined the Blues on New Years Day 2014 in the hope of advancing an already illustrious career.

Houghton turned professional at local club Sunderland Ladies before signing for Leeds United Ladies in 2007. The transfer was a successful one for the Durham-born left-back who was named the 2008 FA Women’s Young Player of the Year. In 2010, she also picked up a FA Women’s Cup winners medal with Leeds.

Although predominantly a left-sided defender, Houghton appeared in a variety of positions for the Lilywhites and her versatility attracted particular interest from Arsenal. She signed for the Gunners in August 2010, appearing 12 times and scoring twice during her time in North London. She then went on to lift the FA Women's Cup with the club as captain.

Houghton has represented her country at every level, totalling more than 40 appearances for England. Two serious injuries sabotaged her international career but in August 2012, she made a full recovery and became an integral part of her national team.

Representing Team GB at the Olympics, Houghton became a household name by scoring in all three group matches, including the winning goals against New Zealand and Brazil. 

Latest tweets: @stephhoughton2

  • Not a bad game to come to @MCFC v Bayern ⚽️ #ComeOnCity http://t.co/1RqdtUspRP (7 hours ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Thank you @Diamondwhites1 loving my new smile! #DiamondWhites @Phoenixcollecti http://t.co/ISyb214W8l (14 hours ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Proud moment leading this talented team out at Wembley. The support was fantastic. We have come a long way in the last 10 months. 😁⚽️ (2 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Hard result to take v the worlds best but massive thank you to the 45,000 at Wembley today! Thank you for all the messages! #England (2 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • England v Germany @wembleystadium KO @ 3PM. Also Live on BBC2. Come on Girls! #OurTimeIsNow #Lionesses (2 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

Instagram: @stephhoughton2

  • Thank you @diamondwhites1 for my new smile! #DiamondWhites #CheckThemOut 😁
  • Dream come true to lead @england out at #Wembley 
Thank you for all your support and hope it continues next season! #WeGoAgain #England ⚽️
  • Delighted to be named Womens Player of the Year at North West Football Awards last night! Thanks for all the messages and to the Gaffer for picking it up for me! 👍 #MCWFC #England
  • Suprise visit from Dad today! Too much love for this man!
#FuturePlanning #FamilyisEverything ❤️
  • Sunday just topped off with Dumb and Dumber being on TV! 👌 #FaveFilm #Harryyourhandsarefreezing 😂😂
  • Thanks @artdeco for our make up and hair for the #FAAwards tonight! Amazing as per usual! 💙💄👗
  • Media Day at @wembleystadium with @jillscott12 @alexscott2 @sio_chamberlain @frankirby .. Bumped into this 😂🙈 #Memories
  • At #WembleyStadium to watch #NFL #Cowboys v #Jaguars.. Big thank you to @nike for the invite! #Nike
  • Big Happy Birthday to the Gaffer @bushac14 #JoseMourihno #playsomefootball 😂👉
  • Off to @ladyv43 wedding.. 1st wedding of the year.. 💍👰
  • Had the best 2 days with the bride to be extended hen party @ellsbells89 .. Hope your bridesmaids did you proud! Not long now... #Countdown #CoventGarden #Spa ❤️ 👰💍
  • Reunited with @performherts training crew this morning! #nicetobeback #greatpeople @emsmitch3 put your tears away 😂
  • On Bridesmaid duties tonight. 
Night at @circuslondon with the bride to be @ellsbells89 and fellow bridesmaid @clraff @jobottiana89 #Wedding 💃💍
  • Champions League Night with @kimlittle16 #Food #Football #CatchUp 💙
  • "Na Na Na Na Na Na Na LenMan" only our Dad @stuhoughton92 😂😂😂
  • Not very often I get to spend time with the bro.. So nice to be home! Always makes me Smile! 💙 @stuhoughton92
  • ... Oi Sporty Spice! Found your glasses @llang89 😉
  • Date night with Mam! #LookingHawwwwwt 💙😘
  • No Words for how cute this little man is .... #MissingTheFamily 💙❤️
  • Always worrying when I get snapchats off the bestest @emmaconway1 with my dad in town 😂😂😂 #dontgooutwithaconway 😝
  • Fitness Testing Friday.. Still going but first quick break with @ellsbells89 😘❤️ #shesback 💪
  • 👠💄💋
  • From the man himself #Beckham #Legend #Hero ❤️
  • Got sick of carrying these 2 this season..about time they did some work! #100%yeah #SCB 😂😂 💙 @ladyv43 @HPC_ElleTurner
  • Unbelievable reception from all the @mcfcofficial fans today before the game for the team!Loving the Championes chant! Top support all season! 🏆⚽️
  • This one is for all the people that supported me over this season! You know who you are! ⚽️🏆
  • What a feeling! ⚽️🏆 Continental Cup Winners! 
Proud of this team!
  • Happy 30th Birthday to @klbardsley what an awesome crazy friend I have! Hope you have a lovely day! 😘💙
  • Want a pair of my signed boots? Come to our game Sunday and tweet me a MatchDay photo using #SH6MatchDay. Best one wins! Good Luck!
  • Wow! Delighted to be the first female footballer on the front cover of #Shoot Magazine! ⚽️😊 #MCFC #England
  • Looking forward to a nice meal with the girls for this ones birthday! @danielleyoung7 😘❤️
  • Afternoon at #SGP to promote @england game at #Wembley! Lovely to meet @waynerooney Good Luck in your Qualifiers!
  • Delighted to have be nominated for #NWFA2014 you can vote here: http://manc.it/1COYSBF 
#MCWFC #NorthWest #Football

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