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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

Instagram: @stephhoughton2

  • This ones for my amazing family! Love you all! ❤️ #50Caps
  • World Cup 2015 here we come! What a effort by everyone involved. Love this team! Engerland Engerland!
  • At #SGP Watching #MNF with @carlytelford1 #coffeeclub #PandaEyes 👀👌
  • My absolute world! ❤️🌍
#Mam #Dad #Bro
  • Smiling when get sent these type of photos... 😃😁🙊 #MCWFC
  • 👍🙌✌️👌
  • This kid is too cool... Sure he's only 2 😂❤️😘 @neilhout @debrahout
  • Already excited for our Qualifer v Wales next week!! ❤️⚽️ #England
  • No one has better bants than this woman.... Short trip home to see this little ledge! #Grandma

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