Jesse Marsch’s men headed into the final day knowing that a win would guarantee their survival and Jack Harrison’s 94th minute winner against Brentford secured a 2-1 win.
In the end, Burnley’s 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United meant that the Yorkshire club finished three points clear of the Clarets who have dropped down to the Championship.
Their final league position not only ensured another season in the top tier of English football but also bagged them a substantial cash prize.
Millions in funding is provided for beating the drop and the figure only increases the further up the division a team finishes.
Manchester City took home the biggest prize for winning the league while the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur also bagged hefty sums.
Meanwhile, the clubs who finished only a few places higher than Leeds earned figures that were still larger by some way.
Here is how much Leeds United earned in prize-money for their 17th place finish and how it compares to the other teams in the division: