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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

  • Amazing food as always at Grill on New York Street! 3rd Wheeling @emmaconway1 and @beefybananas ❤️😘 #Steak 👌
  • #ChampionsLeague night with my bestie @emmaconway1 and tag along @beefybananas 🙈🙊😘❤️#MCFC
  • 😂😂😂😂🙊🙊🙊 #Right
  • From South Hetton Hula Hoop Champion to a geeky teacher in the making.. Happy 22nd Birthday to my hero and bro @stuhoughton92 love you! Xx ❤️
  • Lovely to meet the guys from @creativerecreationuk today! Thank you for these! #CreativeRecreation 👌
  • Looking forward to wearing my new @nikefootball #magista boots in training today! #Nike #NikeUK
  • Hope your all Tuning into the Women's Football Show at 7PM tonight on BBC 3! 👍😘
  • @thescriptofficial were amazing last night at Albert Hall Manchester! #NoSoundWithoutSilence #TheScript 🎵👌
  • Happy Birthday to the sis @izzychristiansen today! 😘❤️birthday coffee later..#livingthedream 😂
  • The cutest Postman Pat you will ever see... #adorable #heartbreakerinthemaking ❤️😘
  • #ChefStephy for the family tonight! Impressed with my attempt at #minceanddumplings 👌
  • #Starbucks run today! #CoffeeClub extended @jillscott12 @abss5 @ladyv43 😂
  • Fantastic Support yesterday... From the fans and also these 2 beauty's! 😘💙
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  • League Cup Final here we come! What a performance by everyone! Fans were amazing today! 💙💙💙💙 @mcwfc #MCFC
  • #TransferDeadlineDay not moving anytime soon! 20 min countdown 🙊 #BigSignings 🙏
  • Big Thank You to @bybalr for my T Shirts. Love the products! Check them out.. ⚽️#BALR
  • Not long till this one becomes one of them annoying teachers .. 😂 @stuhoughton92
  • Your 2 favourites in one photo @emmaconway1 @beefybananas 😘 #Honey
  • Attempt of looking intelligent for a night... #GeekGlasses 😎
  • Don't know what I would do without these two... ❤️😘 #Manchester @llang89 @emmaconway1
  • 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
  • Judo with the team this morning! Me and the sis @izzychristiansen beginners... Too much #tekkers 😂
  • Bobby enjoying his first England match yesterday at the age of 2! #Superstarinthemaking 😍
  • Some serious facials on this pic v #Schelin #EngvSwe ⚽️

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