FOR one special night only, they were Leeds Reunited.
Gordon Strachan, Gary McAllister, Lee Chapman – some of the star men of Leeds United’s title-winning campaign of 1991-92.
They returned to Elland Road on Saturday for a glittering dinner held to mark the 20th anniversary of that never-to-be forgotten season.
Other members of the 1992 squad at the bash included Chris Fairclough, Chris Whyte, Steve Hodge, Carl Shutt, John McClelland and Imre Varadi.
Perhaps the loudest cheers of the night, however, were reserved for Howard Wilkinson, the manager who guided Leeds to their title win.
He made his entrance into the dinner clutching the old First Division trophy that United lifted back in 1992.
It then took pride of place on stage during a question-and-answer session compered by long-serving Yorkshire football commentator John Helm.
The 600 guests were also treated to a stand-up routine from former Leeds midfielder-turned-comedian John Stiles.
Speaking during the event, Gary McAllister told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “It’s nice to be back, seeing your old team-mates and manager. It’s also great to see the fans.
“When you look through the roll of honour here, [1991-92] was the last time the club was successful in terms of winning something.”
Asked about his memories of the championship season, Imre Varadi told the YEP: “All the characters in the side.
“The way we played football as well. We played winning football.
“It was exciting, every time you crossed that white line.
“This is a fantastic do, it’s lovely to have the guys together again.”
Other famous faces at the event included current Leeds boss Simon Grayson and, from the club’s Don Revie era, playing legends Peter Lorimer and Eddie Gray.
* United took the 1992 title in only their second season back in the top flight after an eight-year exile in the old Division Two.
Their victory was made all the sweeter for many Elland Road supporters as the Whites pipped arch-rivals Manchester United to the crown.
The YEP was Leeds’s shirt sponsor for the season.