Former football coach Barry Bennell pleaded guilty to seven charges of indecent assault against boys, between 1988-1991, at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday (8 January).
63-year-old Bennell, now known as Richard Jones, has been accused of 55 historic sex offences against boys who were on the youth teams he coached at Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City and Stoke City.
He is charged with 42 counts of indecent assault, 11 counts of buggery and two counts of attempted buggery.
Bennell's victims were aged between eight and 15 at the time of the alleged offences between 1979 and 1991.
The ex-Crewe Alexandra coach appeared in court via videolink wearing a grey sweater.
A jury is expected to be sworn in for his trial on the outstanding charges later on Monday.
The trial is due to last eight weeks.