Video: Leeds United stars pick up street soccer skills from record breaker

Leeds United football stars were in the crowd when the npower football league roadshow came to Leeds City Centre.

Jonny Howson and Leigh Bromby made use of their day off by heading down to Albion Street to pick up some new skills from Dan Magness, the Guinness World Record holder for keepy-uppies.

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Dan won the title by keeping a ball in the air for 26 hours. He added: "Don't worry, I did go to the toilet in that time."

The soccer star said: "There are a lot of people doing freestyle football now and pushing for it to be a sport in the Olympics, so watch this space. If BMX racing can get in, this can."

Dan and fellow freestyle enthusiast Billy Fineham entertained the crowds with their display, offering a welcome break from Christmas shopping.

Members of the public had their photos with the npower league trophy, but Jonny and Leigh kept their distance, not wanting to tempt fate for their success in the championship. Other highlights included a penalty shoot-out, football mastermind quiz and a chance to play on EA Sports FIFA 2011.

The roadshow will remain in Leeds until Friday before heading to Bristol.

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