Mitchell Langerak's VfB Stuttgart have won the German 2.Bundesliga title and clinched promotion after a 4-1 win over Wurzburger Kickers on Monday morning (AEST).
Langerak put in a full shift as Stuttgart secured the win they needed to seal an immediate return to the top flight after last season's relegation.
The Australian goalkeeper has been central to Stuttgart's success, playing every minute of every league game this season.
Langerak had been second choice to Przemyslaw Tyton at Stuttgart last season following an untimely injury shortly after his move from Borussia Dortmund in mid-2015.
CHAMPIONS!!! pic.twitter.com/ZP5NA77yK3— VfB Stuttgart_int (@VfB_int) May 21, 2017
The 28-year-old was never first-choice goalkeeper at Dortmund, meaning next season represents a significant opportunity for him in the Bundesliga.
Stuttgart only needed a result on the final day to clinch promotion, but they were level on points with second-placed Hannover heading in, meaning victory was needed for the title.
The result was never in doubt, with Mathias Zimmermann giving Stuttgart a 1-0 half-time lead, before three more second-half goals.