Steph Houghton

Steph Houghton pens new Manchester City deal.

Manchester City have announced that captain Steph Houghton has penned a new contract until 2022.

She first joined City in 2014 and has since made 160 appearances in between leading the Lionesses to a World Cup bronze medal in 2015 and gaining an MBE for services to football in 2016.

“I’m really delighted,” she said “I’ve been here for six years and I’ve been made to feel at home – this is my Club and I’ve enjoyed so many amazing memories here so far, winning trophies and with the players I’ve played with and manager I’ve worked under.

“I’ve seen the Club from the beginning – back when we only had five professional players – and I’ve seen the Club grow to be the best Club in England and if not Europe.

“I came here with the intention of winning trophies, bettering myself as an individual and a player, playing for a team who plays good football and could be the best in England. I believe this Club can go as far as it wants to go.

The club’s head of women’s football Gavin Makel added: “We are thrilled that Steph has committed her future to Manchester City.

“Her leadership skills are second to none and she never fails to amaze everybody here at Manchester City with her passion, drive and hunger to improve.”

Houghton has played 160 times for City since signing from Arsenal in 2014.

In that time, she has helped them to three League Cups, two FA Cups and a league title.

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