Leeds United welcomed back Luciano Becchio and Jermaine Beckford today.

Thursday marked Leeds United’s centenary year, and they received messages from a host of players both past and present.

The likes of Lewis Cook and Ronaldo Vieira sent Twitter messages to Leeds even years after leaving the club, with all connected with the club celebrating such a huge landmark.

It’s been a pretty eventful 100 years for Leeds, and even with all their incredible history, two players from their League One days have stolen the limelight today.

Under Simon Grayson, Luciano Becchio and Jermaine Beckford formed a memorable partnership, one that few could have expected having arrived from lowly Merida and Wealdstone respectively.

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Their first season together was the 2008-09 campaign, in which Beckford smashed 34 goals, and Becchio chipped in with 19 too, with Beckford scoring 31 goals the next season, and Becchio 17.

With more than 100 goals scored across their two seasons together, Becchio and Beckford were Elland Road heroes, but Beckford left for Everton in 2010 and Becchio moved on to Norwich City in 2013.

Today, Leeds have posted a photo of the pair at their Thorp Arch training ground, welcoming back their former goalscorers to see Marcelo Bielsa’s side in action ahead of this weekend’s game against Birmingham City.

Unsurprisingly, the sight of both players at Leeds’ training ground has sparked a huge response from fans, with many asking whether they brought their boots in order to play tomorrow.

Others want the club to give them both contracts despite them being retired, believing that signing them up would actually improve a recently-disappointing Leeds attack – though they will all know that’s just a pipedream now.

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