David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months.
The former England captain, 43, was ordered to pay a £750 fine after admitting using his phone while driving.
The father-of-four was given six points on his driving licence and banned from the roads after appearing at Bromley Magistrates Court.
He was caught on his mobile in a £100,000 Bentley in central London last November.
Scotland Yard previously said the father-of-four had pleaded guilty by post.
Driving while using a mobile phone in England and Wales can carry a disqualification penalty as well as a maximum fine of £1,000.
The offence usually results in six points on a licence.
What does the law say?
In Malta, as in the UK, it is illegal in most situations to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving a car.
These rules apply even while stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic.
Motorists can only use a hand-held device if their car is safely parked in an appropriate location.