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Stephanie Roche Biography – Stephanie Roche Wiki
Stephanie Roche is an Irish footballer. She is one of Ireland’s best-known female footballers thanks to her glittering club career with Peamount United, Sunderland Ladies and C.F. Florentia.
She shot to fame in 2013 when her goal for Peamount United against a Wexford side was runner up for the FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of the year. The footage went viral with over five million views and brought big international attention. She was the only woman to be voted a finalist that year. At the finals ceremony she rubbed shoulders with Ronaldo and Messi.
From Shankhill, Co Dublin, she started her career with Valeview and played for Cabinteely Girls, Stella Maris, Dundalk City and Raheny United before joining Peamount United in 2011. She scored a record 71 goals in the first three seasons of the Women’s National League winning the Golden Boots in 2011-12 and 2013-14.
Her first goal of the 2013-14 campaign against Wexford Youths has become an internet sensation attracting over five million hits and was nominated for FIFA’s 2014 Puskas Award where she finished runner-up to James Rodriguez.
She moved duirng the summer of 2014 to French Ligue 1 side ASPTT Albi but left in January 2015 and, after briefly signing, but not playing, for UCD Waves, moved to American side Houston Dash in February before linking up with English side Sunderland. Having spent time in Italy with Florentina, she has returned to Peamount United in the Women’s National League.
The former U17 and U19 international striker made her senior debut in the EURO play-off against Iceland in October 2008. She scored her first senior goal in a World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan the following year. Stephanie scored three goals for the Ireland WNT in 2014 including late winners against Switzerland and Slovakia and notched her first goal of 2015 at Istria Cup with a spectacular long-range volley against Costa Rica. She scored four goals in four days against Finland and Montenegro in June 2016. She scored 14 goals over the course of her 58 appearances for the Republic of Ireland women’s national football team.
Stephanie competed in the 2021 series of Ultimate Hell Week: The Professionals and the 2023 series of Dancing with the Stars Ireland.
Stephanie Roche Age
She was born on 13 June 1989 in Dublin, Ireland. She grew up in the Dublin suburb of Shankill, on a housing estate called Shanganagh Cliffs.
Stephanie Roche Parents
Footballer Stephanie Roche is the daughter of Anne and Fergus. Her parents separated when she was very young and grew up in a one parent household. “My own mother and father separated when I was very young, yes I’m lucky enough to have a great relationship with both my parents but I grew up in a one parent household and I like to think I’ve turned out ok,” she told the Irish Independent.
Stephanie Roche Family
Irish international Stephanie Roche is the youngest of four kids born to Anne (mother) and Fergus (father).
Stephanie Roche Husband
Is Stephanie Roche married? She is married to her husband, footballer Dean Zambra, who played League of Ireland football. Roche married her partner of 15 years in a stunning wedding in June 2022.
Stephanie Roche Wedding
Irish footballer Stephanie Roche and fellow footballer Dean Zambra wed in an intimate ceremony in front of friends and family at the Tulfarris Golf Resort in Wicklow.
Renowned wedding photographer Jenny McCarthy was on-hand to capture the special day. Jenny shared some snaps from outside the church ahead of the wedding ceremony, and later posted a selfie with the newlyweds at their reception at Tulfarris Golf Resort in Wicklow.
She said: “What an incredible day yesterday. I got to spend the day with the beautiful @stephanieroche9 and her hubby @deanzambra capturing all of their very precious moments. Stephanie was just absolutely stunning, a vision in her dress. So much fun, laughter and some tears were had. Two very down to earth families, a pleasure to spend the day with them.”
“Lovely to work with my buddy Richard who documented their beautiful video.”
The night before her wedding, Stephanie shared a reel on social media showing herself and Dean over the course of their relationship, and reflected on their time together in a long heartfelt caption.
The RTE pundit said she was “excited beyond words” to marry Dean after they put football first for so many years.
“After 15 years, tomorrow is the day I marry my best friend! Excited beyond words. And after all the years where football took priority for us, it was fitting that I ended up getting a last minute recall to the Irish team, going away for two weeks and arriving home just 2 days before the wedding
“We’ve had so many great years, long distance for some time but always making it work, Dean has always been there through everything and I am so happy to finally marry him
“Nothing could take away from how happy and excited I am to be spending tomorrow with our family and friends, see you all soon
“Soon to be Mrs Zambra”.
Zambra popped the question during a romantic night away for Stephanie’s birthday in June 2021.
Stephanie Roche Height
Footballer Stephanie Roche stands at a height of 183 cm (6 ft 0 in).
Stephanie Roche Dancing with the Stars
International football star Stephanie Roche is a contestant on Series 6 of Dancing with the Stars. She was paired with her Dance Partner Ervinas Merfeldas.
Stephanie Roche Net Worth
Irish footballer Stephanie Roche’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Stephanie Roche Instagram
Stephanie Roche’s Instagram handle is @stephanieroche9.