Tiffert with Kaiserslautern in 2010.
|Full name||Christian Tiffert|
|Date of birth||18 February 1982|
|Place of birth||Halle an der Saale, East Germany|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1998–2000||Tennis Borussia Berlin|
|2000||Tennis Borussia Berlin||8||(2)|
|2000–2004||VfB Stuttgart II||17||(5)|
|2006–2007||Red Bull Salzburg||18||(1)|
|2008–2010||→ MSV Duisburg II||5||(0)|
|2010–2012||1. FC Kaiserslautern||64||(4)|
|2012–2013||Seattle Sounders FC||12||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
1. FC Kaiserslautern
On 8 April 2010, he signed with 1. FC Kaiserslautern for the 2010–11 Fußball-Bundesliga season. During his time with Kaiserslautern, Tiffert led the Bundesliga in assists with 17 in the 2010–11 season.
Seattle Sounders FC
Tiffert was signed as a Designated Player for Major League Soccer club Seattle Sounders FC on 27 July 2012, confirming earlier interest and attendance during a game against Sporting Kansas City on 20 June. He replaced Uruguayan international Álvaro Fernández, who was traded to the Chicago Fire. He made his debut on 5 August 2012, playing for 26 minutes during a 4–0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy, replacing Brad Evans in front of an attendance of 61,000 at CenturyLink Field. Tiffert started throughout the Sounders' games in August, including a loss on penalties to Sporting Kansas City in the U.S. Open Cup Final, including a saved penalty against Tiffert. The German midfielder provided his first assist for the Sounders during 6–2 win over C.D. Chivas USA, crossing into the path of a header from Sammy Ochoa, at the Home Depot Center on 25 August. Tiffert's free kick to Eddie Johnson gave him a second career assist for the Sounders, over Chivas USA at home on 8 September. Tiffert played for 4 minutes against Caledonia AIA in Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF Champions League on 31 August. He was unused during a 1–1 draw with the Portland Timbers due to an ankle injury the week before. Tiffert returned against the San Jose Earthquakes on 22 September and Tiffert started the remaining games of the season, recording his third career assist for the Sounders against F.C. Dallas for Brad Evans after a quick free kick from Fredy Montero on 21 October. Tiffert started all 4 games during the Sounders' MLS Cup Playoff campaign and recorded an assist for defender Zach Scott from a corner kick during a 2–1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy on 18 November in the Conference Finals, however the Sounders lost 4–2 on aggregate. Tiffert finished his first MLS season with 18 total appearances and 3 assists. He was bought-out of his contract by the club on 2 March 2013.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|1999–00||Tennis Borussia Berlin||2. Bundesliga||8||2||0||0||—||—||—||8||2|
|2000–01||VfB Stuttgart II||Regionalliga Süd||14||3||0||0||—||—||—||14||3|
|Austria||League||Austrian Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|2006–07||Red Bull Salzburg||Bundesliga||18||1||1||0||—||5||1||—||24||2|
|2008–09||MSV Duisburg II||NRW-Liga||4||0||—||—||—||—||4||0|
|2010–11||1. FC Kaiserslautern||Bundesliga||33||3||4||0||—||—||—||37||3|
|USA||League||Open Cup||League Cup||North America||Other1||Total|
|2012||Seattle Sounders FC||Major League Soccer||12||0||1||0||—||1||0||4||0||18||0|
|2013–14||VfL Bochum||2. Bundesliga||24||0||1||0||—||—||—||25||0|
1 2012 includes the MLS playoffs.
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