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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:

Instagram: @stephhoughton2

  • Dumb and Dumber off to see #DumbandDumberTo ... So funny! Must see peeps! 😂🙊
  • #Repost @phuckyoquote with @repostapp.
Thought of the day ... 💬💭☺️
  • Spent the morning feeding the ducks and playing on the park with these 2 lovelies! Growing up to quick! #Bobby #Poppy ☺️❤️
  • My date for the evening ... @stuhoughton92 at the #localheroes14 awards!
  • #WelcomeToCFA ... Welcome to our new home! 😊 @mcfcofficial @mcwfc #TrainingGround
  • Too much love for my Cuz Amy! Always there... ❤️ #Holidays #Family
  • Night watching #SAFC v @mcfcofficial .. Best seat in the house! 🙊
  • Too many pics to put on.. But what an event! #JM7Foundation #Waltzer #Dodgems #KaiserChiefs #WhatHappensInVegas 💃
  • Proud to be patron of #JamesMilnerFoundation along with @jimmya9 ... Big thanks to James & Amy, an amazing night, all for a good cause!!
  • Looking forward to #JamesMilner Foundation Ball! Thanks to #ArtDeco for our make up and hair tonight! 💙
  • #Repost @llang89 with @repostapp.
Couldn't resist a selfie with the one & only Doreen Houghton!! #legend #no1supporter #england #lionesses
  • High 5 #Bridesmaids! #Emotional 😘 @clraff @jobottiana89
  • Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Convery @ellsbells89 .. What an amazing day for such an amazing couple! Loved being Chief Bridesmaid for you! Love you both! 😘💃 xx
  • So excited for tomorrow and to open this present off @ellsbells89 .. Getting emotional already 😭👰
  • Pro Skater 😂😂😂
  • Ice Skating with the girls ❤️😘 @kjoey08 @jillscott12 @klbardsley @lippo_emma08
  • 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 😉

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