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Vincent Peter "Vinnie" Jones (January 5, 1965) is an English actor and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1984 to 1999 notably for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United and Chelsea.
Born in Watford, Hertfordshire, Jones represented and captained the Welsh national football team, having qualified via a Welsh grandparent. As a member of the "Crazy Gang", he 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. He also played for Chelsea, Leeds United, 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 capitalized on his tough man image and is now known as an actor for his fiery and towering demeanor, often being typecast into roles as violent criminals and thugs. Jones appeared in Celebrity Big Brother 2010, where he finished in third place behind Dane Bowers and Alex Reid.
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (1998, 2007)
On December 6, 1998, Jones appeared at the World Wrestling Federation pay-per-view Capital Carnage, where he played up his 'hard man' image, acting as a special guest enforcer for the main event. Jones returned to the promotion, now known as World Wrestling Entertainment, on February 18, 2007 at No Way Out, where he claimed he had "kicked Stone Cold's arse" on the set of The Condemned.