Man City legend Steph Houghton is being inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame

What a legacy she's left behind.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 22nd May 2024

Manchester City Women have confirmed that club legend and long-serving captain, Steph Houghton MBE, is being inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.

As announced on Wednesday, 22 May, Houghton’s induction will take place next month, where she’ll join former teammate and fellow Lioness Jill Scott who was added in December last year.

She’s just the second female Man City star to ever be added to the Hall of Fame and one of only a handful of Blues full stop.

A huge moment of recognition for the 36-year-old Durham-born defender, who has made 242 appearances for the club over the course of a decade and recently became the first player to play 150 games in the Women’s Super League – a full century of those being wins.

Having won eight trophies with City, more than any other player since the club relaunched in 2014, and having retired at the end of this season, she’s left quite the mark on the women’s game.


Her legacy stretches far beyond just club football too, having been a part of the Euro 2022 and Finalissima-winning Lionesses side, as well as starring at the 2012 London Olympics for Team GB.

Speaking in an official statement via the club, Houghton said of the induction: “I’m honoured to be inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame so soon after announcing my retirement from football.


“It is a prestigious list, with less than 200 players, managers and teams inducted so I am very humbled. I share the recognition with my teammates, managers, coaches, club support staff and family, who have all contributed so much to my career.

“Without them then I wouldn’t have achieved the success and enjoyment that I had in football.”

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Steph Houghton will be officially inducted into the National Football Museum‘s Hall of Fame following a special presentation at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, 12 June.


As for the club themselves, they simply said: “Everyone at Manchester City would like to congratulate Steph on another incredible achievement.” – and there have been a lot of them.

She will be sorely missed not just by the City faithful but by football fans all over and what a fitting way to sign off an incredible career.

A captain and a role model for the next generation.

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