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Premier League: Five toughest footballers

Jones' 'hard man' image was more than just a character.  (©GettyImages)
Jones' 'hard man' image was more than just a character. (©GettyImages).

2. Vinnie Jones

Part of the 'Crazy Gang' at Wimbledon, Jones forged his football career by running around midfield scaring his opponents into losing the ball. 

12 red cards demonstrate his lack of caution when going in for a tackle.  Jones became part of one of football's most iconic photographs when he was shot grabbing Paul Gascoigne's privates. 

He was yellow carded after five seconds for Watford against Manchester City, although that was before the Premier League era. Never mind, because he did it two seasons later against Sheffield United, his former club, while playing for Chelsea.

Having already told teammates he was going to 'put one on them early', Jones leapt across the halfway line to secure the fastest yellow card in Premier League history - three seconds. Having never been a particularly good footballer, or actor, Jones has achieved so much.

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