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Stephanie Houghton

Published: Wednesday 1 February 2012, 14.48CET
Published: Wednesday 1 February 2012, 14.48CET

Stephanie Houghton


Previous clubs: Sunderland WFC, Leeds Carnegie LFC

Domestic honours: FA Women's Young Player of the Year 2007, FA Women's Super League (2), FA Women's Super League Cup (2), FA Women's Cup (1), FA Women's Premier League Northern Division (1), FA Women's Premier League Cup (1)

UEFA honours: None

Other honours: England team women's player of the year 2012

Which player most inspired you and why? David Beckham and Steven Gerrard – great ambassadors for the game, both leaders and technically two of the best players in the world.

Which coach most inspired you? My dad.

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? Kelly Smith.

Toughest opponent? 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 it and smile.

Last updated: 04/02/13 16.42CET

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