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Leeds fans welcome the club back to the Premier League after 16-year absence

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Confirmation that Leeds will be playing Premier League football next season sent social media into a frenzy on Friday as fans rejoiced at the news.

Past and present players congratulated Marcelo Bielsa’s men on reaching the big time after a 16-year absence, after their promotion was confirmed following West Brom‘s defeat by Huddersfield earlier in the evening. 

Rio Ferdinand took to Twitter to congratulate his former club, which was met with fury from Manchester United fans who asked him to ‘delete it’.

Leeds United fans took to the streets to celebrate winning promotion back to the top flight

Leeds United fans took to the streets to celebrate winning promotion back to the top flight

Leeds United fans took to the streets to celebrate winning promotion back to the top flight

Rio Ferdinand congratulated his former club for their achievement on Friday evening

Rio Ferdinand congratulated his former club for their achievement on Friday evening

Rio Ferdinand congratulated his former club for their achievement on Friday evening

Russell Crowe, who narrated the Take us Home: Leeds United documentary, also paid tribute

Russell Crowe, who narrated the Take us Home: Leeds United documentary, also paid tribute

Russell Crowe, who narrated the Take us Home: Leeds United documentary, also paid tribute

Ferdinand said: ‘Welcome back to the PL @LUFC Back in the big time & deservedly so!!’

Leeds icon Lucas Radebe was next to offer his congratulations to his former club, where he made 256 appearances for the Yorkshire side.

He tweeted: ‘After long 16yrs finally the wait is over our dreams have come true bak in the premier league come on @LUFC Congratulations to ElLoco an the Boys absolutely proud.’

Gladiator star Russell Crowe, who narrated the Take us Home: Leeds United Amazon Prime documentary, also paid tribute to the Elland Road outfit with a short and defiant tweet that simply read: ‘Leeds United.’

More to follow

James Milner paid tribute to his former club by saying that they were 'back where they belong'

James Milner paid tribute to his former club by saying that they were 'back where they belong'

James Milner paid tribute to his former club by saying that they were ‘back where they belong’

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