Sunderland football club had terminated their contract with 28-year old Adam Johnson following his guilty plea to one count of child grooming.
He answered “Guilty, yeah” when cross-examined.
The Black Cats had terminated their contract with the player, while sportswear firm Adidas has cancelled its contract with the midfielder.
However, the former English international had denied two further counts of child sex allegations, but may still be forced to register himself in the sex offenders register.
Johnson’s latest appearance for the Sunderland was against Liverpool; he scored in the match which ended at 2-2 whilst playing on bail.
Answering queries about the winger’s future with the club, Sunderland manager “Big Sam” Allardyce said, “He will not be available this weekend (against Manchester United). We will see how it goes after that.”
Johnson is expected to face a two-week trial to be held at Bradford crown court. The Englishman had previously played for England in August 2012, and was last arrested in May 2015.
Starting his career at Middlesbrough, Johnson had also played for Manchester City in their title winning 2011-2012 season, before transferring to his hometown for £10 million fee.