Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving

The footballer appeared in court in the UK after being stopped earlier this month

Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving

Everton striker Wayne Rooney arrives at Stockport Magistrates' Court, where he is due to appear charged with drink driving. Picture by: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has pleaded guilty to drink-driving, and been banned from getting behind the wheel for two years.

He appeared before Stockport Magistrates' Court in the UK this morning.

He was also ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work.

The Everton striker, 31, was stopped in a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2am on 1 September.

The footballer was on a night out while his wife and their three sons were on holiday.

He was released on bail after being charged with "driving whilst over the prescribed limit".

The Liverpool-born player, whose wife Coleen is pregnant with their fourth child, retired from international football in August having captained the English team since 2014.

Rooney, of Collar House Drive, Prestbury, is England's all-time top scorer with 53 goals.

He rejoined boyhood club Everton this summer after 13 years at Manchester United.