Vinnie Jones played 446 times during a playing career that spanned across 15 years and seven clubs, including Leeds.
The tough-tackling midfielder was one of football’s original hard men but he could play as well.
A spell at Elland Road saw him worshipped by the club’s loyal supporters.
He signed from Wimbledon ahead of the 1989/90 campaign and would lead the Whites to the Second Division title.
Jones played 46 games and scored five goals before switching across Yorkshire to Sheffield United.
His robust style of play saw him take the old Second Division by storm and Leeds fans of a certain age will never forget him.
On 27 July 2017, Jones announced on Twitter that he was taking a break from the social media platform, saying:
— Vinnie Jones (@VinnieJones65) July 27, 2017
Yesterday, Jones made his long-awaited return and in doing so he delighted supporters of Leeds.
Now a Hollywood film star Jones tweeted a message for Leeds supporters alongside an old photo of him strutting his stuff in a famous yellow away kit:
Hello Twitter pic.twitter.com/lDs5A4buz2
— Vinnie Jones (@VinnieJones65) March 4, 2019
The tweet naturally delighted those of a Leeds persuasion and they were quick to respond to their former player.
The star of Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and X-Men clearly still holds the Whites in high regard.
We looked at what Leeds fans were saying following Jones’ update…
Top man Vinnie! Leeds Legend MOT ? pic.twitter.com/V1jTegfUmS
— Franco Gasparotti (@francogasparot1) March 4, 2019
Return of the king ?
— Ryan Hennessy (@RyanHennessy__) March 4, 2019
Loved that shirt Vinny one of my fav Away shirts ever tbh ??
— Kenneth Roy Brown (@kennybrown1964) March 4, 2019
Yes Vinnie welcome back!!’
— Pete Emmerson (@emmo2812) March 4, 2019
11 to go
— Prem Leeds ?? (@premierleeds2) March 4, 2019
I still smile to myself when you came on for Leeds at Elland Road and gee’d the crowd up. Remember it like it was yesterday, you nutter! ???
— Tony Barnes (@TonyLeeds5) March 4, 2019
Welcome back Mr Jones
— paul auty (@paul_auty) March 4, 2019
And he’s back for the run in……….MOT
— Leeds United Editor (@LeedsEditor) March 4, 2019
Like Leeds Vinnie is back!
— Mark O’Hara (@Marcobatman) March 5, 2019
Need you over pal for that team talk help push them lads over the line…
— LeedsPal19 (@LeedsPal19) March 5, 2019
Hopefully this will apply for Leeds come the end of the season! #MOT
— Joshua purnell (@joshua_purnell) March 4, 2019
Hello you beautiful man ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— joanne evans (@joanne_evans66) March 5, 2019
We have been expecting you Mr Jones, welcome back
— james langan (@jimthebobtwo) March 4, 2019