Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming, reports BBC.
The Sunderland winger however, has denied the other two charges of sexual activity with a 16 year old girl.
Adam is likely to face jail time for the crimes after the end of his trial on the two remaining charges, reports Daily Mail. If sentenced, the punishment will carry a maximum jail term of two and a half years.
The 28-year-old from Castle Eden was accompanied to Bradford Crown Court by his partner, Stacey Flounders. The couple have a one year old daughter.
Johnson’s father was also present at the court.
Johnson had initially denied all four charges against him. But today he changed his plea to guilty on two of the counts.
He was first arrested for the crime in March 2015, just few weeks after the birth of his daughter.
Adam’s case is due to be formally opened on Friday.
“You may see reference to this in the press but it’s the evidence in court that you will gather,” Judge Jonathan Ross told jurors, reports Daily Mail.
“This defendant has already pleaded guilty to two offences, you will hear more about them in detail when Miss Blackwell opens the case to you on Friday,” Ross added.
Prosecution team’s Kate Blackwell QC said that the alleged incidents had taken place in or about the area of Castle Eden and Wingate.
The teenage girl however, was not named due to legal reasons.
Adam began his career at Middlesbrough, moved to Manchester City and then transferred to Sunderland for £10million in 2012.
He has represented England 12 times between 2010 and 2012 and scored two goals.
The winger was initially suspended by Sunderland in the wake of his arrest, but was then allowed to return to the team.
Photo Courtesy: Irish Mirror