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Name Steph Houghton
Gender Female
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
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Affiliation

Org England Women National Team
Club as Player Manchester City Women
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2019 09 05 Retrieve

[Steph Houghton ready for biggest game of the season against Man Utd] Yes I think [it’s the biggest game of the season], in terms of the history between the two clubs. Obviously from the women’s point of view, the history starts on Saturday. I’m excited because I think this is what women’s football needs in this country, these types of games, these types of rivalries. You’ve got the north west derby in terms of Liverpool and Everton, you’ve got Arsenal vs Spurs so it’s getting exciting for the fans to come and watch

[And with record crowds at Lyon, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain last season, there is a growing appeal for club football] You look at those fixtures and you want that, you want to be a part of that. It’s only right that the club is supporting us by playing at the Etihad. We’ve got people that want to come and watch us play. We won trophies last season, we’ve played really good football

2020 05 30 Retrieve

[Steph Houghton on his playing time] From a personal point of view, I also knew I couldn’t have given any more to be the best centre-half there and to lead my team in the best way possible. Even though it didn’t end the way I wanted it to, I can honestly look back and say I enjoyed every minute

2020 07 08 Retrieve

[The One That Got Away: Steph Houghton reveals all about 2015 Women’s World Cup semi-final heartbreak] I look back at that tournament and I just think it was unbelievable, one of the best I’ve been involved with in terms of getting to visit all the different places and have your family follow you around. The fans absolutely loved it but I always say whenever you’re in a tournament, you just tend to be in your own little bubble and you don’t really understand what’s going on back home and especially with the time difference as well, it was quite hard to have that connection

The games were on late over here [in England] and we knew there was a lot of excitement back at home but we didn’t realise until we got back that it changed women’s football for the better.

There wasn’t that much expectation on us to go and do amazingly well. I think people would have been happy with us getting out of the group. We knew we could do something special and I think that’s where the confidence grew but we went over there quite quietly and there wasn’t as much hysteria compared to the last World Cup