Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud could lose his driving licence after admitting speeding in his Bentley.
The 32-year-old footballer, who was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad last year, was caught by a speed camera doing 60mph in a 50mph zone on London’s North Circular Road in May.
It was the former Arsenal forward’s fourth speeding offence in a year.
Nine points have already been added to his licence since last February, following three other offences in 2018, Prosecutor Alison Larkin told Willesden Magistrates’ Court. They were in February, March and November.
Another three points from the latest offence, to which he has pleaded guilty, would take him up to the 12-point limit.
“This offence carries three penalty points and in likelihood three penalty points will be imposed,” chairing magistrate Nigel McNeil said.
But he added that the magistrates who hear Giroud’s case on 19 February will be able to use their own discretion when deciding whether or not to ban him from the roads.
Another member of France’s victorious World Cup squad has also been in trouble with the law since their triumph.
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months in September after admitting drink-driving.
Lloris had vomit in his Porsche Panamera when he was stopped by officers on 24 August as he drove through Marylebone in central London.
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