Youth, Club, and National level player, Steph Houghton is a professional footballer who’s versatility has seen her rise to success. Playing midfield, defence and as a striker, Steph is incredibly skilled on the pitch and has also become equally skilled on the stage as an after dinner speaker. Since her teens, Houghton has been one to watch having been involved with the England Squad at U16 level, she progressed with age and talent, to the U19, U21 and U23 teams. Making her debut in the main England team in 2007 as a substitute, and only three days later started in a match against Scotland.
Hard work and determination paid off when she was handed the Captain’s band in 2014, a well deserved reward. As Captain, she scored in the 2015 World Cup and led the team to their first ever semi finals. Achieving her 100th cap for the country in 2018, Houghton was again selected for the FIFA World Cup in 2019, where she scored another sensational goal. Steph Houghton was also chosen to represent Great Britain in the 2012 London Olympics, she ensured the team won the group with 100% record and was named left back of the tournament.
Aside from her international success, Houghton has had great achievements at club level. Starting out at Sunderland, she aided the team in getting promoted from the Northern Division, before moving to Leeds United after five years. Again, Houghton proved a valuable asset to Leeds United as she played a pivotal role in their 2010 FA Women’s Premier League Cup win. Following a three year stretch at Arsenal, Houghton signed with Manchester City in 2014 where she has achieved 131 appearances and continues to be an asset.
As a player, Houghton was awarded the Young Player of the Year award for the 2006-2007 season due to her role a Sunderland. For her services to football, especially for women, she was appointed an MBE in the 2016 New Years Honours list. At the top of her game, Steph Houghton is a sensational footballer and an excellent keynote speaker. Down to earth, approachable and above all passionate, Houghton impresses crowds with her drive and ambition to put women’s football on the map.
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