Winnie Jones BiographyMultifaceted, talented and very capricious. Vincent Peter Jones played football, starred in movies and worked hard. And his path was not strewn with stars.
Vinnie Jones's childhood and familyVinnie Jones was born to Peter Jones and Glenda Harris Jones. Since any British boy since childhood was in love with football. To this day, Jones holds the school record: neither before nor after him has anyone been able to play in the national team at the age of 9 years. Soon the boy became a player, and then captain of the team of the county of Hertfordshire. At the same time played in the children's team "Warford".
As a child, Winnie was a rather small and puny little boy, and the club management considered him an unpromising player and expelled from the team.
Winnie Jones football careerJones since childhood was stubborn and persistent. Contrary to the opinion of the coach, he decided to continue his football career. In 1984, he became a Veldstone player in the amateur league. After 2 years, Jones becomes the winner of the third league championship in Sweden in the team "Holmsud", and then returns to Britain and starts playing for the team "Wimbledon".
Vinnie Jones and Paul Gascoigne: A Football Case
At the end of the 80s of the 20th century, the unofficial name “team of psychos” stuck with “Wimbledon”. Much credit for this unflattering nickname belonged to Vinnie Jones. He had a tough and rough game. In one of the games, Jones entered the field on the field and he “managed” to get a yellow card after 3 (!!!) seconds! In total, Winnie’s entire football career has been removed from the field twelve times.
Most fans condemned Jones for the rough game, and the famous striker of the English clubs Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, Jimmy Greaves, somehow ironically stated that he no longer expected any surprises in English football, but it turns out that some consider Vinnie Jones to be a world-class football player !
However, Jones was able to play not only rudely: in the period from 1988 to 1992 he played for such famous clubs as Leeds United, Sheffield United, Chelsea and was never sent off the field!
In total, for a 15-year career as a professional footballer, Vinnie held over three hundred official meetings and scored 33 goals.
Vinnie Jones in the Eurotour movie
Winnie Jones is currentlyThe last football club in Jones was the "Queens Park Riders", in which Vinnie played the role of playing coach. In 1999, at the age of thirty-three, his football career ended. The hero of the scandalous football chronicles became the hero of show business.
Since the mid-90s of the XX century, it has become a real TV star. Winnie leads the television program "Men and Motors" and a sports column in The Sun newspaper, participates in various TV shows, comments on football matches.
Winnie very successfully changed the image of the "cool" football player to the "cool" guy. His image and voice is used by the British bookmaker Ladbrokes, which bets on dog races. Bacardi commercials promoting strong alcoholic drinks were very popular with TV viewers.
Winnie Jones film career: movies and rolesWith no special education and experience, Jones makes his 1999 debut in Guy Ritchie’s The Maps, Money and Two Barrels. And in the new incarnation of Vinnie Jones helps the usual way - he plays the role of London gangster Big Chris.
Vinnie Jones is now fighting cancer
Noted the debut of the new actor and film critics. For the roles of Tony and Chris Jones receives several awards, and the famous Dustin Hoffman calls Winnie the new Bruce Willis.
Successfully found the image became the hallmark of Jones in the following films: "Gone in 60 Seconds", "Swordfish", "Eurotour". In these and other films Jones becomes a partner of such Hollywood stars as Nicolas Cage, Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie.
Difficult character vinnie jonesAnd in everyday life, Jones tries not to leave the image of a guy with a hard character.
More than once he was arrested and fined for driving while intoxicated. In 1997, Jones almost went to jail for beating up a neighbor,with which he argued about the border of the land. The football player managed to get off with a fine and hundreds of hours of community service.
One day, on his way to Tokyo, Jones had a fight on a flight of the Virgin Atlantic airline. Since then, he has been in the black list of the company and has no right to use its services.
Winnie himself remembered not without pride that when bananas were thrown at his friend John Fashan, he picked them up and threw them back, because I wanted to show everyone: to get to Fashan, you first have to meet him.
However, Jones is no stranger to charity. He donated his entire fee of £ 30,000 for the film “Cards, Money, and Two Barrels” to a hospital in which his wife had a heart transplant.
Apparently the best thing about his controversial character was Vinnie Jones himself: born in England, was the captain of the Wales team, but he always loved Ireland, although he went to Scotland to fish.
Winnie Jones' personal lifeWhile still a Wimbledon player, Jones met Milena Elliston at a nightclub. Young people got into a romance. In 1991, the couple had a son, Aaron.
Soon Jones broke up with Milena. The son stayed with his mother, but maintained a relationship with him and systematically met with his father.
In 1994, Vinnie Jones married his long-time acquaintance Tanya Lamont.Laemtimiela daughter Kylie from the first marriage, which Vinnie adopted.