Christian Tiffert

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Christian Tiffert
Christian Tiffert.jpg
Tiffert with Kaiserslautern in 2010.
Personal information
Full name Christian Tiffert
Date of birth (1982-02-18) 18 February 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Halle an der Saale, East Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1988–1991 Chemie Halle
1991–1997 Hallescher FC
1998–2000 Tennis Borussia Berlin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Tennis Borussia Berlin 8 (2)
2000–2004 VfB Stuttgart II 17 (5)
2000–2006 VfB Stuttgart 136 (9)
2006–2007 Red Bull Salzburg 18 (1)
2007–2010 MSV Duisburg 75 (5)
2008–2010 MSV Duisburg II 5 (0)
2010–2012 1. FC Kaiserslautern 64 (4)
2012–2013 Seattle Sounders FC 12 (0)
2013–2014 VfL Bochum 24 (0)
National team
2001 Germany U20 4 (0)
2002–2004 Germany U21 24 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 July 2012

Christian Tiffert (born 18 February 1982) is a German footballer who plays as midfielder.[1][2]

Career[edit]

1. FC Kaiserslautern[edit]

On 8 April 2010, he signed with 1. FC Kaiserslautern for the 2010–11 Fußball-Bundesliga season.[3] During his time with Kaiserslautern, Tiffert led the Bundesliga in assists with 17 in the 2010–11 season.[citation needed]

Seattle Sounders FC[edit]

Tiffert was signed as a Designated Player for Major League Soccer club Seattle Sounders FC on 27 July 2012,[4] confirming earlier interest and attendance during a game against Sporting Kansas City on 20 June.[5][6] He replaced Uruguayan international Álvaro Fernández, who was traded to the Chicago Fire.[4] 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.[7] 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.[8][9] 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.[10] Tiffert's free kick to Eddie Johnson gave him a second career assist for the Sounders, over Chivas USA at home on 8 September.[11] Tiffert played for 4 minutes against Caledonia AIA in Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF Champions League on 31 August.[12] He was unused during a 1–1 draw with the Portland Timbers due to an ankle injury the week before.[8][13][14] Tiffert returned against the San Jose Earthquakes on 22 September and Tiffert started the remaining games of the season,[15] 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.[8][16] 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.[17] Tiffert finished his first MLS season with 18 total appearances and 3 assists.[8][18] He was bought-out of his contract by the club on 2 March 2013.

Statistics[edit]

As of 25 May 2014[1][2][8][18][19]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Europe 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
2001–02 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Regionalliga Süd 1 1 1 1
2004–05 2 1 2 1
2000–01 VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga 6 0 2 1 2 0 10 1
2001–02 27 3 2 0 29 3
2002–03 18 0 2 0 4 3 24 3
2003–04 27 2 3 0 1 0 8 0 39 2
2004–05 30 1 2 0 1 0 8 1 40 2
2005–06 28 3 2 0 2 0 6 1 38 4
Austria League Austrian Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
2006–07 Red Bull Salzburg Bundesliga 18 1 1 0 5 1 24 2
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Europe Other Total
2007–08 MSV Duisburg Bundesliga 25 0 2 0 27 0
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 18 1 0 0 18 1
2009–10 32 4 3 0 35 4
2008–09 MSV Duisburg II NRW-Liga 4 0 4 0
2009–10 1 0 1 0
2010–11 1. FC Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 33 3 4 0 37 3
2011–12 31 2 3 1 34 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Europe Other Total
2013–14 VfL Bochum 2. Bundesliga 24 0 1 0 25 0
Total Germany 329 26 26 2 4 0 28 5 0 0 387 33
Austria 18 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 24 2
USA 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 18 0
Career total 359 27 28 2 4 0 34 6 4 0 429 35

1 2012 includes the MLS playoffs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Christian Tiffert" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Tiffert, Christian" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Christian Tiffert wird ein Roter Teufel [Christian Tiffert is a Red Devil], 1. FC Kaiserslautern (in German), 8 April 2010, retrieved 8 April 2010 
  4. ^ a b Mayers, Joshua (27 July 2012), Sounders trade Alvaro Fernandez, sign Christian Tiffert from Germany, The Seattle Times, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  5. ^ Mayers, Joshua (21 June 2012), Sounders confirm interest in Christian Tiffert, discussions of a contract deemed "premature", The Seattle Times, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  6. ^ Mayers, Joshua (31 July 2012), A stop and chat with Sounders FC's newest designated player: Christian Tiffert, The Seattle Times, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  7. ^ Oshan, Jeremiah (5 August 2012), Recap: Sounders run riot in 4-0 thrashing of listless LA, MLSsoccer.com, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  8. ^ a b c d e Players: Christian Tiffert, MLSsoccer.com, 2012, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  9. ^ Sporting Kansas City Claims 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup After Penalty Shootout Victory Against Three-Time Defending Champion Seattle Sounders FC, USsoccer.com, 9 August 2012, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  10. ^ Bueno, Luis (25 August 2012), Recap: Montero hat trick paces Sounders in 6-2 romp over Chivas, MLSsoccer.com, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  11. ^ Billings, Jon (8 September 2012), Recap: Johnson's late winner lifts Seattle past Chivas, MLSsoccer.com, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  12. ^ Sounders beat Caledonia and move closer to CONCACAF quarterfinals, The Seattle Times, 30 August 2012, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  13. ^ Mayers, Joshua (11 September 2012), Rosales, Tiffert expected to be ready for Saturday's game in Portland (injury report), The Seattle Times, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  14. ^ Itel, Dan (15 September 2012), Recap: Portland rally for 1-1 draw in Cascadia Cup clash, MLSsoccer.com, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  15. ^ Oshan, Jeremiah (22 September 2012), Recap: Quakes score important 2-1 win over rival Sounders, MLSsoccer.com, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  16. ^ Oshan, Jeremiah (21 October 2012), Recap: Evans, Sounders douse FC Dallas' playoff hopes, MLSsoccer.com, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  17. ^ French, Scott (18 November 2012), Recap: Seattle win 2-1, but LA make it back to MLS Cup, MLSsoccer.com, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  18. ^ a b 2012 Team Statistics, SoundersFC.com, 2012, retrieved 4 January 2013 
  19. ^ Stats Centre: Christian Tiffert, The Guardian, 2012, retrieved 6 January 2013 

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