Ten fun facts about Vinnie Jones

Fact 1
Born in Watford, Hertfordshire, Jones represented and captained the Welsh national football team, having qualified via a Welsh grandparent.

Fact 2
As a member of the “Crazy Gang”, Jones won the 1988 FA Cup Final with Wimbledon, a club for which he played well over 200 games during two spells between 1986 and 1998.

Fact 3
He also previously played for Chelsea and Leeds United.

Fact 4
During his playing days, Jones was renowned for his “hard man” image, an aspect of his play that was frequently the target of criticism.

Fact 5
Jones made his 1998 feature film debut in Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Fact 6
He became known to American audiences in the 2000 film remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, where he played “the Sphinx”.

Fact 7
Jones appeared in Celebrity Big Brother 2010, where he finished in third place behind Dane Bowers and Alex Reid.

Fact 8
He has capitalised on his tough man image as a footballer.

Fact 9
He is known as an actor for his aggressive style and intimidating demeanour, often being typecast into roles as coaches, hooligans and violent criminals.

Fact 10
Jones started his football career in 1984.

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Short about Vinnie Jones
is a British actor and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1984 to 1999

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