Karlheinz Pflipsen

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Karlheinz Pflipsen
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Personal information
Full name Karlheinz Pflipsen
Date of birth (1970-10-31) 31 October 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Mönchengladbach, West Germany
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
SC Rheindalen
1983–1989 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1999 Borussia Mönchengladbach 197 (37)
1999–2001 Panathinaikos 19 (8)
2001–2004 Alemannia Aachen 68 (10)
2004–2005 TSV 1860 München 9 (1)
Total 293 (56)
National team
1990–1992 Germany U-21 9 (0)
1993 Germany 1 (0)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Rot-Weiß Essen II
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Karlheinz Pflipsen (born 31 October 1970) is a retired German footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

Club career[edit]

A playmaker, Pflipsen played the first decade of his career at hometown club Borussia Mönchengladbach, alongside stars like Martin Dahlin and Stefan Effenberg, winning the German Cup in 1995. In 1992–93, he netted a career-best ten league goals (squad's best with Dahlin).

After Borussia's relegation in 1998–99, Pflipsen was signed by Panathinaikos FC, and his talent became evident from the very beginning. Unfortunately, in a 1999–2000 UEFA Cup match against Deportivo de La Coruña, Pflipsen sustained a cruciate ligament injury in his left knee (he had already suffered the same injury on his right) and missed most of his first season. After recovering, he returned to Germany to play for Alemannia Aachen and TSV 1860 München, both in the second division, and retired at almost 35.

In 2008, Pflipsen started his managerial career, joining Rot-Weiß Essen II.

International career[edit]

Pflipsen collected one cap for Germany, on 13 June 1993 against USA, a match in the 1993 U.S. Cup that Germany won 4–3. He came on as a substitute for Jürgen Klinsmann, wearing the number 13.



  1. ^ "Pflipsen, Karlheinz" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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