Former football coach Barry Bennell has pleaded guilty to seven child sex offences.
The 63-year-old former Crewe coach appeared at Liverpool Crown Court via videolink on Monday.
He is charged with a total of 55 offences, including 42 counts of indecent assault, 11 of buggery, and two of attempted buggery.
The charges relate to individuals who were boys aged 11 and 14 between 1979 and 1991, when the alleged offences took place.
A jury is expected to be sworn in later on Monday.