|Full name||Vasileios Pliatsikas|
|Date of birth||14 April 1988|
|Place of birth||Athens, Greece|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder / Right back|
|Current club||Schalke 04|
|2010–2013||Schalke 04 II||11||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ MSV Duisburg (loan)||22||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 April 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Pliatsikas began his AEK career in 2005, making his way up from the reserve team, he ended up making 37 league appearances for AEK.
On 30 June 2009, Pliatsikas signed a four-year contract with German club Schalke 04 for 400K. The beginning of 2010 was not good as Pliatsikas tore his knee ligaments during a training session. This was a major blow as he was beginning to get consistent game time with his club and was in the reckoning for a starting place with his national team. He missed the rest of Schalke's season and also the FIFA World Cup with Greece.
On 1 June 2011, it was announced that Pliatsikas will be loaned to MSV Duisburg for the upcoming season. In 2010–11, he could play only one match for Schalke because of his injury problems and so he should gain playing experiences in the 2. Bundesliga. He made his debut in the opening game against Karlsruhe on 17 August, being in the starting line-up in Duisburg's 2–3 defeat. After several fouls, he was forced to leave the field with a yellow-red card in the 76th minute. In his fourth league match for Duisburg against St. Pauli, he was sent off with a yellow-red card again.
He was part of the Greek squad that reached the final of the 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship and went on to captain the U19 team the following year which reached the final eight this time round in the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.
- "Schalke sign Pliatsikas". AEK FC.[dead link]
- "Schalke sign Pliatsikas". FIFA.com. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
- "Knappen verpflichten griechischen Nationalspieler Vasilios Pliatsikas" (in German). Schalke 04.[dead link]
- "S04 vor der Verpflichtung von Vasilios Pliatsikas" (in German). Schalke 04.[dead link]
- "Pliatskas called to Greece". AEK FC.[dead link]