Steph Houghton became a household name in the summer of 2012 following her goalscoring exploits for Team GB at the Olympic Games.
The Durham native scored in all three group matches, including the winner against Brazil in front of a record crowd at Wembley – not bad for a left-back.
Steph made her England Women’s debut against Russia in March 2007 but cruelly missed out on that year’s World Cup squad with a spiral fracture of the fibula.
Injury also denied her a place at Euro 2009 as she ruptured her ruptured cruciate knee ligament, but she bounced back well and quickly worked her way back into the England fold, finally making her first appearance at a major tournament at the 2011 World Cup Finals in Germany. She came off the bench against France in the quarter final.
Capable of playing in midfield, Steph has predominantly been played at full-back for Arsenal and Hope Powell tried her at left-back in the 2012 Cyprus Cup against both Finland and France.
She did enough in Larnaca to be awarded the No.3 shirt in the final three Euro 2013 qualifiers, against Holland, Slovenia and Croatia.