Former Germany captain Michael Ballack's lawyers have asked a court to reduce the 36-year-old's punishment for speeding as he is currently not earning.
The ex-Chelsea man was detected driving 211 kilometres per hour on the A5 motorway in Trujillo - well over the local speed limit.
He initially faced a two-year driving ban in addition to a €10,000 fine, but lawyer Jesus Gallego Rol has asked the judge to reduce that figure to accommodate the defendant's lack of cash-flow.
"Just because he is a famous footballer doesn’t mean he has any money coming in," the representative pointed out.
Ballack recently called time on a playing career that saw him represent Cheslea, Bayern Munich, and win 98 caps for his country.