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Steph Houghton

Born: April 23, 1988 (age 33)

Height: 5' 8" (173cm)

Hometown: Durham, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Defender
Stephanie Houghton
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Career History
Sports Mole has 102 articles about Steph Houghton. Articles 1 to 40:
Ellen White of Great Britain celebrates scoring against Chile Women at the Olympics on July 21, 2021
Preview: Great Britain Women vs. Australia Women - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Friday's Olympic Games Women's Football clash between Great Britain Women and Australia Women, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jul 28, 12:30
Ellen White of Great Britain celebrates scoring against Chile Women at the Olympics on July 21, 2021
Preview: Canada Women vs. Great Britain Women - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Olympic Games Women's Football clash between Canada Women and Great Britain Women, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jul 25, 15:14
Ellen White of Great Britain celebrates scoring against Chile Women at the Olympics on July 21, 2021
Preview: Japan Women vs. Great Britain Women - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Olympic Games Women's Football clash between Japan Women and Great Britain Women, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jul 22, 14:38
Team GB coach Hege Riise during training on July 3, 2021
Preview: Great Britain Women vs. Chile Women - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Olympic Games Women's Football clash between Great Britain Women and Chile Women, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jul 19, 19:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team GB football squad 'united' in decision to take knee
The IOC has said gestures such as taking the knee on the field of play prior to the start of competition are permitted at the Games.
Jul 15, 11:15
Kelly Smith pictured in September 2018
Kelly Smith hails "good blend" in GB's Olympic squad
GB boss Hege Riise did not pick Jordan Nobbs in the 18-strong squad, much to the surprise of her former England and Arsenal team-mate Kelly Smith.
Jun 4, 15:08
Nikita Parris pictured in August 2018
Nikita Parris says following in sister Natasha's footsteps is "massive"
Nikita Parris is part of an 18-player Team GB squad for Tokyo.
May 31, 13:49
Karen Bardsley pictured in May 2019
Five members of the London 2012 squad selected for Tokyo Olympics
Karen Bardsley, Steph Houghton, Jill Scott and Ellen White of England will be joined again by Scotland's Kim Little.
May 27, 08:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
London 2012 stars may return when Hege Riise names Tokyo squad
An 18-strong group plus a four-player standby list for the Games will be confirmed on Thursday.
May 26, 13:47
Steph Houghton pictured for Manchester City on August 29, 2020
Steph Houghton: 'England need to be in that top spot'
The captain will lead her side against Austria, North Macedonia, Latvia, Luxembourg and Northern Ireland.
Apr 30, 19:36
Canada's Nichelle Prince celebrates scoring their second goal against England on April 13, 2021
Hege Riise laments England's lack of cutting edge in Canada defeat
The Lionesses twice saw errors at the back punished in the friendly at the bet365 Stadium as they suffered another defeat.
Apr 13, 23:42
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Hege Riise: 'France clash a chance to prove ourselves'
England Women face the world's third-ranked team in a friendly in Caen on Friday.
Apr 8, 18:19
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
England boss Hege Riise offers support to goalkeeper Hannah Hampton
Hannah Hampton was said to be in tears when she discovered she would not be going to the Olympics.
Mar 30, 23:25
Manchester City Women's manager Gareth Taylor pictured in August 2020
Gareth Taylor insists Man City Women can still upset Barcelona
Barcelona have not conceded in their last 12 games but Gareth Taylor believes City can mount a famous comeback.
Mar 30, 18:58
Nikita Parris pictured in August 2018
Hege Riise hopes to see Nikita Parris with England in April
The Lionesses face France on April 9 and Canada four days later but Lyon forward Nikita Parris has been left out of the squad due to Covid-19 protocols.
Mar 30, 17:06
Steph Houghton pictured for Manchester City on August 29, 2020
Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris ruled out of England Women's April fixtures
The Lionesses are due to play France and Canada.
Mar 30, 13:28
Alex Scott pictured in October 2018
Alex Scott hails "ground-breaking" WSL broadcast deal
The Football Association announced a new three-year agreement with Sky Sports and the BBC on Monday.
Mar 26, 19:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Manchester City Women suffer three-goal loss to Barcelona in first leg of Women's Champions League last-eight clash
Barcelona will head into next Wednesday's second leg at City's Academy Stadium in a commanding position.
Mar 24, 16:07
Steph Houghton pictured for Manchester City on August 29, 2020
Steph Houghton unavailable for Man City's clash with Barcelona
Lucy Bronze is back for the Champions League quarter-final first leg in Monza.
Mar 23, 18:55
Jill Scott pictured in May 2019
Steph Houghton hails "legend" Jill Scott ahead of 150th England cap
Only Fara Williams has made more appearances for the Lionesses.
Feb 22, 21:20
England Women celebrate scoring against Spain on April 9, 2019
Hege Riise confident England can win a major tournament
Hege Riise is in temporary charge, with Sarina Wiegman set to take over later this year.
Feb 9, 12:01
Abbie McManus in action for England Women in March 2020
Man United's Abbie McManus called up to England Women squad
She will be available for the second intra-squad match of the Lionesses' current training camp.
Nov 30, 10:34
England Women manager Phil Neville on March 11, 2020
Phil Neville: 'England Women crying out for competitive football'
England Women have not played since March's SheBelieves Cup.
Nov 27, 21:00
Steph Houghton pictured for Manchester City on August 29, 2020
Steph Houghton insists England can handle pressure and win major tournament
Head of women's football Baroness Campbell said it would be a failure if England do not win one of the next two international events.
Oct 20, 18:35
England's Steph Houghton reacts after missing a penalty against USA in the World Cup semi-final on July 2, 2019
FA targeting major tournament win for England Women after unveiling new strategy
The Lionesses have reached the semi-finals of the last three major tournaments.
Oct 19, 11:04
Steph Houghton pictured for Manchester City on August 29, 2020
Result: Manchester City overcome Arsenal to book spot in Women's FA Cup final
Steph Houghton and Sam Mewis on target in semi-final success.
Oct 1, 21:22
Steph Houghton in action for Manchester City Women in March 2018
Thursday's sporting social: Practice makes perfect for Steph Houghton
David Beckham wished Ronaldo a happy birthday.
Sep 18, 18:40
Steph Houghton pictured for Manchester City on August 29, 2020
Steph Houghton "can't wait" for WSL season opener against Aston Villa
Manchester City missed out on the title on a points-per-game basis last season.
Sep 4, 23:19
England's Steph Houghton reacts after missing a penalty against USA in the World Cup semi-final on July 2, 2019
Steph Houghton, Fran Kirby confirm two sides will take knee in Community Shield
Steph Houghton says Manchester City have thrown their support behind the Black Lives Matter campaign.
Aug 27, 23:13
Gemma Bonner pictured on October 2019
Gemma Bonner signs two-year Manchester City extension
The defender arrived from Liverpool in 2018.
Jul 4, 11:20
England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal on November 17, 2019
Harry Kane, Steph Houghton help launch Football's Staying Home campaign
The campaign aims to promote physical and mental wellbeing.
Mar 30, 20:56
Alexia Putellas celebrates scoring for Spain Women on March 11, 2020
Result: England beaten by Spain as SheBelieves Cup defence ends
Alexia Putellas scored the only goal seven minutes from time.
Mar 12, 08:50
Phil Neville in charge of England Women on October 5, 2019
Phil Neville: 'England have moved on from World Cup defeat ahead of USA reunion'
Phil Neville's side take on the world champions on Friday.
Mar 4, 20:43
Harry Kane in action for England on October 14, 2019
England skippers Kane, Houghton sign FA's 'Pledge of Positivity'
The campaign aims to tackle touchline behaviour at under-18s matches.
Feb 28, 08:16
Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud in action against West Ham United in the Premier League on November 30, 2019
Saturday's Transfer Talk Update: Fernando Llorente, Olivier Giroud, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Jan 25, 06:57
Steph Houghton in action for Manchester City Women in March 2018
Steph Houghton signs new Manchester City contract to 2022
The 31-year-old will remain at the club until the summer of 2022.
Jan 24, 19:50
Phil Neville in charge of England Women on October 5, 2019
Four withdraw from England squad ahead of Czech Republic friendly
Captain Steph Houghton and forward Ellen White are among the absentees.
Nov 11, 11:26
England's Steph Houghton reacts after missing a penalty against USA in the World Cup semi-final on July 2, 2019
England skipper Steph Houghton defends Phil Neville after Germany defeat
Steph Houghton says the criticism of the England Women's head coach is unfair.
Nov 10, 11:09
Nikita Parris pictured in August 2018
Result: England Women fall to defeat against Brazil
Debora's double earned the South Americans victory at a sold-out Riverside Stadium.
Oct 5, 16:13
Phil Neville in charge of England on July 2, 2019
England Women coach Phil Neville admits "tremendous challenge" of rising expectations
The Lionesses face Brazil in Middlesbrough this weekend before hosting Germany at Wembley next month
Oct 4, 19:10

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Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina32221670
United StatesUnited States26332382
JapanJapan2171240
Great BritainGreat Britain15181649
AustraliaAustralia1541736
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Thursday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

MARATHON SWIMMING
· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

BOXING
· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

DIVING
· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

HOCKEY
· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

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