Steph is now in her third season with Arsenal after contributing to a magnificent ‘treble’ in a highly successful debut campaign.
A calm, solid and versatile player, she settled in well and played in both defence and midfield.
Steph Houghton Profile
April 23, 1988
|Previous Club(s)||Sunderland, Leeds Carnegie|
An established England International, she also starred for Team GB at the Olympics, scoring a goal in each of the three group games, including a brilliant winner against Brazil.
Which player most inspired you and why?
David Beckham and Steven Gerrard - great ambassadors for the game, leaders and technically two of the best players in the world.
Which coach most inspired you?
What was the best advice they gave you?
To always enjoy playing, never take anything for granted and always work hard.
Best player you’ve played with?
Lotta Schelin of Sweden and Lyon.
What are your memories of your first club as a child?
The first team that I played for was my school team and I was the only girl in the team. I played my first game and managed to score twice which the other team were surprised at.
What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed?
To work hard and always want to improve but most importantly enjoy and smile
What was the experience of playing in a youth final tournament?
Playing in final tournaments is a great experience - the stadia, the support and the quality of football makes it a tournament which you can't forget and only makes you want to play in that type of setting more often.