|Full name||Kristijan Ipša|
|Date of birth||4 April 1986|
|Place of birth||
Poreč, SR Croatia|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2016|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 December 2014
Born in Poreč, Ipša started his professional career in the youth ranks of NK Varteks Varaždin. He became a regular in the Varteks squad in 2004 at just 18 years of age. His stellar defensive play was noticed and in the summer of 2007 he made a move to FC Energie Cottbus, thought to be worth around 500 thousand Euros. In January 2016 he signed half-year contract with Piast Gliwice with option of extending for one more year.
Ipša has represented the youth ranks of the Croatian national team at the U17, U19 and U21 levels, and has been capped a total of 41 times, scoring two goals. He was a regular at the Croatian national under-21 team.