|Full name||Karlheinz Pflipsen|
|Date of birth||31 October 1970|
|Place of birth||Mönchengladbach, West Germany|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2004–2005||TSV 1860 München||9||(1)|
|2008–2009||Rot-Weiß Essen II|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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.
- "Pflipsen, Karlheinz" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 1 January 2012.