Christian Tiffert

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Christian Tiffert
Christian Tiffert 2016.jpg
Tiffert training with Erzgebirge Aue in 2016
Personal information
Full name Christian Tiffert
Date of birth (1982-02-18) 18 February 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Halle an der Saale, East Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chemnitzer FC (assistant)
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)
2008–2010MSV Duisburg II 5 (0)
2010–2012 1. FC Kaiserslautern 64 (4)
2012–2013 Seattle Sounders FC 12 (0)
2013–2014 VfL Bochum 24 (0)
2015–2019 Erzgebirge Aue 104 (0)
2019 Hallescher FC 3 (0)
National team
2001 Germany U20 4 (0)
2002–2004 Germany U21 24 (2)
Teams managed
2019– Chemnitzer FC (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:31, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Christian Tiffert (German pronunciation: [ˈkʁɪsti̯a(ː)n ˈtɪfɐt]; born 18 February 1982) is a retired German footballer who played as midfielder.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Kaiserslautern[edit]

Tiffert with 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 2010

On 8 April 2010, he signed with 1. FC Kaiserslautern for the 2010–11 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.

Erzgebirge Aue[edit]

In November 2017, Tiffert agreed a contract with Erzgebirge Aue which would keep at the club until 2019. He has been at the club since 2015.[19]

Coaching career[edit]

Tiffert retired at the end of the 2018-19 season and became a part of the technical staff of Chemnitzer FC in July 2019.[20][21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 August 2018.
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tennis Borussia Berlin 1999–2000 2. Bundesliga 8 2 0 0 8 2 [22]
Stuttgart II 2000–01 Regionalliga Süd 14 3 14 3 [23]
2003–04 1 1 1 1 [22]
2004–05 2 1 2 1 [22]
Totals 17 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 5
Stuttgart 2000–01 Bundesliga 6 0 2 1 2 0 10 1 [22]
2001–02 27 3 2 0 29 3 [22]
2002–03 18 0 2 0 11 3 31 3 [22]
2003–04 27 2 3 0 8 0 1 0 39 2 [22]
2004–05 30 1 2 0 8 1 1 0 41 2 [22]
2005–06 28 3 2 0 6 1 2 0 38 4 [22]
Totals 136 9 13 1 35 5 4 0 188 15
Red Bull Salzburg 2006–07 Bundesliga (Austria) 18 1 1 0 5 1 24 2 [22]
Duisburg 2007–08 Bundesliga 25 0 2 0 27 0 [22]
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 18 1 0 0 18 1 [22]
2009–10 32 4 3 0 35 4 [22]
Totals 75 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 80 5
Duisburg II 2008–09 NRW-Liga 4 0 4 0
2009–10 1 0 1 0
Totals 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Kaiserslautern 2010–11 Bundesliga 33 2 4 0 37 2 [22]
2011–12 31 2 3 1 34 3 [22]
Totals 64 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 71 5
Seattle Sounders 2012 MLS 12 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 18 0 [8][18][22]
Bochum 2013–14 2. Bundesliga 24 0 1 0 25 1 [22]
Erzgebirge Aue 2015–16 3. Liga 31 0 2 0 33 0 [22]
2016–17 2. Bundesliga 31 0 1 0 32 0 [22]
2017–18 33 0 1 0 2 0 36 0 [22]
2018–19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [22]
Totals 95 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 101 0
Career totals 452 26 34 2 41 6 10 0 537 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christian Tiffert" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  2. ^ "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, archived from the original on 27 January 2013, retrieved 4 January 2013 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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. ^ ""Noch keine Last": Tiffert bis 2019 in Aue". kicker Online (in German). 9 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Christian Tiffert hospitiert beim Chemnitzer FC". Chemnitzer FC (in German). 29 July 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Third division in the crisis: coach and CEO at Chemnitzer FC give up". The Limited Times. 5 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Christian Tiffert » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  23. ^ "Christian Tiffert" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 13 May 2016.

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