"Vincent Peter "Vinnie" Jones" is a British actor and former professional Association football/footballer who played as a midfielder (association football)/midfielder from 1984 to 1999 notably for Wimbledon F.C./Wimbledon, Leeds United A.F.C./Leeds United, Sheffield United F.C./Sheffield United and Chelsea F.C./Chelsea.

Born in Watford, Hertfordshire, Jones represented and captained the Wales national football team/Welsh national football team, having qualified via a Welsh people/Welsh grandparent. As a member of the "Crazy Gang", Jones won the 1988 FA Cup Final with Wimbledon F.C./Wimbledon, a club for which he played well over 200 games during two spells between 1986 and 1998. He also played for Chelsea F.C./Chelsea, Leeds United, Sheffield United F.C./Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers. Jones was a defensive midfielder who was especially noted for his very aggressive style of play, earning him a "hard man" image on the field.

Since his retirement from football, he has capitalised on his tough man image and is now known as an actor for his aggressive and intimidating demeanour, often being typecasting (acting)/typecast into roles as violent criminals and thugs. Jones appeared in Celebrity Big Brother 2010 (UK)/Celebrity Big Brother 2010, where he finished in third place behind Dane Bowers and Alex Reid (fighter)/Alex Reid.

More Vinnie Jones on Wikipedia.

I got involved in a lot of controversy over the Paul Gascoigne incident.

I played with Robbie last week along with Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols. Most of the time I just have to stay out the way.

After everything that was said and written about my clash with Paul, I was really worried about going to St James' Park [on February 20] to face the Newcastle fans.

I bunked off school for eight days in a row to sit and watch Grease over and over.