On This Day: The incredible photos as fans pack the city's streets to cheer Leeds United's title heroes

AN estimated 150,000 people packed the streets of Leeds to cheer their title heroes 29 years ago on this day.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 12:25 pm

Howard Wilkinson's Leeds United side had just wrapped up the Division One title as the Whites became the champions of England for only the third time.

An open top bus parade was then planned for Sunday, May 3, 1992 and thousands of Whites fans took up any vantage point they could to cheer on their heroes.

Some were even perched on bus shelters.

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SEA OF FANS: Taken from above the art gallery on the Headrow. Picture by Steve Riding.

YEP photographer Steve Riding covered the parade and said: "The sheer scale of it was just beyond belief really.

"There were people everywhere. I was on the Headrow on a rooftop opposite the art gallery and there were people up and down the Headrow.

“It went that far that people wouldn’t have had a chance of seeing anything. They would have just been a part of it and they would have heard the speeches.

“There were some big hitters there but all of the players were popular - Strachan, McAllister, Batty, Speed, Cantona.

ANYWHERE WILL DO: Fans even take to the roofs of bus shelters to see their Whites heroes. Picture by Steve Riding.

“The atmosphere was just as beautiful as could be really.

“But it was the amount of people that staggered me - 150,000 was quoted and I wouldn’t disagree with it.

“It seemed like the entire city of Leeds had turned out or the entire city and beyond because Leeds have a following beyond Leeds.

"I imagine people will have travelled from all over the country and it was just a great occasion. It’s not every day you win the league.”

PACKED: The streets of Leeds, on May 3, 1992. Picture by Steve Riding.

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BEDLAM: Fans flock to the streets of Leeds city centre to cheer Leeds United's 1992 title heroes. Picture by YPN.

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Thank you Laura Collins