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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

  • From the man himself #Beckham #Legend #Hero ❤️ (2 hours ago, via Instagram)

  • Alright there laaaaaaa... Hope everything goes okay today in your op! @nickihardin 😘💙 #mefingaaaa 👉👆👈 (9 hours ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Got sick of carrying these 2 this season..about time they did some work! #100%yeah #SCB 😂😂 💙… (1 day ago, via Instagram)

  • Thoughts are with the family and everyone involved with Cadley FC after one of their U16 girls died whilst playing today #RIP #SoSad (1 day ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Unbelievable reception from all the @MCFC fans today at the Etihad for the whole team! Top Class support! 🏆⚽️👏 (2 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

Instagram: @stephhoughton2

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  • 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: 
#MCWFC #NorthWest #Football
  • The most beautiful woman in the world! 😘 #Mamsy
  • Legend Lenny! Too much ❤️ for this man! #Dad #Hero
  • So glad to see this one tonight, knows exactly how to put a smile back on my face! #familyfirst ❤️@stuhoughton92
  • Tried something a Bit different today! #TeamBuilding! #alternativeactivityday 😂
  • I live with a technology genius.. @klbardsley #TVSetUpviaMacBook #StephySupporting 😂
  • 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 🙏

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