Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.
Rooney pleaded guilty to drink driving on a night out while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday.
The Everton striker and former England captain was stopped by police when driving a woman's black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2 a.m. on Sept. 1.
The 31-year-old was later arrested and bailed, and on Monday he entered his guilty plea at Stockport Magistrates' Court.
Rooney apologised for his actions in a statement issued to Press Association Sport.
The statement read: "Following today's court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.
"I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.
"Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service."
Wearing a blue suit with his hands in his pockets, Rooney walked into the court building accompanied by a small entourage.
Rooney's legal team asked District Judge John Temperley to consider not imposing a community order because of his ongoing charitable work.
However, the judge said he was "not convinced" that imposing a large fine "would have the same effect."
Rooney was also told to pay £85 prosecution costs and a victim surcharge for the same amount.
The court heard Rooney was almost three times the legal limit.
A breathalyser test showed his alcohol level was 104 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.
The drink-drive limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.