= Early club career Steven came through the youth system at Football Club Twente, following spells with the youth clubs of, firstly, local amateur club WSV Apeldoorn and subsequently Eerste Divisie side Go Ahead Eagles. As a 16-year-old he scored WSV"s only goal in a 4–1 friendly match defeat to Feyenoord. = Season 2011-2012 On 23 June 2011, Steven scored his first goal for the club in a pre-season friendly against Eerste Klasse Doctorate team DOS "37.
One week later, he scored one of Twente"s ten goals in another warm-up fixture against Derde Klasse side DSV "61.
He started the club"s first Eredivisie game of the 2011-2012 season against NAC Breda. On 20 January 2012, Berghuis joined VVV-Venlo on loan until the end of the 2011-2012 season.
= Season 2012-2013 Berghuis joined Arizona from Football Club Twente for a reported fee of £400k. Berghuis played the season predominantly as a left winger and as a substitute.
Only managing to complete 90 minutes on four occasions, contributing only one assist in the league due to the form of Icelandic player Johann Berg Gudmundsson who scored 2 and assisted 6 goals in the season at left wing.
= Season 2013-2014 This could be considered Berghuis" breakthrough season as he featured more in the starting eleven however he still had to compete with Gudmundsson. Berghuis failed to feature consistently in the first half of the season only scoring 2 goals to the winter-break in the league (Gudmundsson scored 2 and assisted one goal in this period). The second half of the season Berghuis was given more playing time and delivering results on both the right and left wing positions scoring 6 and creating 6 goals in the final 14 matches of the regular league season.
Berghuis also scored and assisted one more goal in the Europa League play-off competition as part of the league format.
= Watford On 27 July 2015, Berghuis joined Watford around the fee of £4.6m. International
He played two games in the 2010 Union of European Football Associations European Under-19 Football Championship, scoring the winning goal in a 1–0 group stage victory over the England under-19s.
He scored his first goal for the Netherlands under-21s in a 2–0 friendly match victory over the Israel under-21s in May 2011. In May 2015 Berghuis was called up to the senior Netherlands squad.