Stephanie Houghton MBE (1988-) is an English footballer who has captained the England national team and led England to a bronze medal at the 2015 World Cup in Canada. She captained her country for eight years from 2014, won over 100 caps, and was named FA Young Player of the Year in 2008 and awarded an MBE in 2016. Born in Durham, she made her debut at Sunderland as a striker but suffered serious injuries immediately before the World Cup 2007 and Euro 2009, recovering to play in the 2011 World Cup and Euro 2013. At the 2012 London Olympics, Houghton scored three goals in Great Britain’s four games, including winning goals against New Zealand and Brazil.
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