Vincent Peter "Vinnie" Jones (born 5 January, 1965) is an English-born film actor and ex-footballer, having represented Wales. He has capitalised on his tough man image as a footballer and is now known as an actor for his aggressive style and intimidating demeanour.
Jones was born in Watford to a father who worked as a gamekeeper. He started his football career in 1984 at Alliance Premier League side Wealdstone, during which time he combined playing football with being a hod carrier. He played one season with second-level Swedish club IFK Holmsund in 1986 and helped them win the league.
Later that year he moved to Wimbledon for a £10,000 fee. He was part of the 'Crazy Gang' team that won the 1988 FA Cup Final against Liverpool, arguably the club's greatest achievement. He subsequently played for Leeds United, Sheffield United, and Chelsea, before moving back to Wimbledon again in 1992. He played over 250 games for the Dons, before briefly becoming player/coach of QPR in 1998. When overlooked for the vacant post of manager of QPR, he announced his retirement.
While a footballer, he became quickly infamous for his brutal "hard man" image, which frequently brought great criticism of