Everton and England footballer Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been fined and handed three penalty points for speeding in his Lamborghini.
The 24-year-old striker admitted driving the sports car at 58mph in a 50mph zone along the A533 in Cheshire on 18 August last year.
As well as the points on his licence, the player was ordered to pay a £900 fine, £620 costs and a £90 surcharge at Chester Magistrates Court.
He had been due to stand trial after he initially pleaded not guilty to exceeding the speed limit and failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver.
But Barry Warburton, defending, said he would be changing his plea to exceeding the speed limit to guilty.
Michael O’Kane, prosecuting, said no evidence would be offered in respect of the second charge.
In the hearing, which lasted under 10 minutes, the court was told Calvert-Lewin already had three penalty points on his licence from a speeding matter on 28 February 2020.
The maximum fine for the offence was £1,000, but Calvert-Lewin’s guilty plea meant it was dropped by 10%, the court heard.
Mr Warburton told magistrates: “He has got a disposable income in excess of £450 a week. I think you are probably aware he is a professional footballer.”
The total amount of £1,610 has been ordered by the chair of the bench, Ray Baron, to be paid within 28 days.
Calvert-Lewin has endured an injury-ravaged season with Everton, who are languishing just outside the Premier League relegation zone with 12 games to play.