TOP OF THE WORLD: Bundaberg's Mitch Langerak wins title
FOOTBALL: From tears to elation, Bundaberg's Mitch Langerak and Stuttgart are back where they belong - at the top.
After being relegated from the Bundesliga last season the side will return to the top competition in Germany following their title win in the 2 Bundesliga league on Sunday.
A 4-1 win over Wuerzburger Kickers sent players and fans into celebration as the club secured the title by two points over Hannover 96.
Langerak among them as he played a full 90 minutes in the clubs triumph.
For the former The Waves junior it was his third league title in Germany after winning the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and 2012.
And he played his part in the win after making 34 appearances in the league and keeping nine clean sheets as the club had the fourth best defence in the league.
The side though won the title with their attack as they scored the most goals in the competition with striker Simon Terodde leading the way with 25 goals.
They will now prepare for the top league in the off-season with Langerak expected to stay as he has one more year to run on his contract.
In a wonderful 24 hours for the goalkeeper he was then selected in the 30-man Socceroos squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia on and the Confederations Cup next month.
Langerak though faces a challenge from fellow goalkeepers Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic and Mark Birighitti with the squad will get reduced to 23 before the clash.
Australian coach Ange Postecoglou told the official Socceroos website he was pleased with the side named.
"I'm happy with the 30-man squad we have been able to name for the upcoming June international window but initially our energy and focus will be solely on the World Cup Qualifier,” he said.
"With most of the players' season coming to an end in the last week or two we will have a lot of players in early, which gives us a good opportunity to make sure we are ready.
Langerak is expected to arrive back in Australia next week.