They're both certified badasses -- footballer Vinnie Jones once crushed a guy's testes and Jason Statham's the frickin' "Transporter" -- so it was a brave photog who approached them yesterday at… READ MORE >
Vincent Peter "Vinnie" Jones (born 5 January 1965) is a retired English footballer who is now a film actor. Jones represented and captained the Welsh national football team, having qualified via a Welsh grandparent. He also previously played for Chelsea and Leeds United. As a member of the "Crazy Gang", Jones won the 1988 FA Cup Final with Wimbledon. He has capitalised on his tough man image as a footballer and is known as an actor for his aggressive style and intimidating demeanour, often being typecast into roles as coaches, hooligans and violent criminals. Jones was born in Watford to Peter Jones (a gamekeeper) and Glenda Harris Jones. Jones 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. In 1986, Jones moved to Wimbledon for £10,000. 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, where he was part of a young side under the management of Howard Wilkinson.