|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||Right back|
|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 27 November 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 December 2014
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 an undisclosed fee. 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. After a very difficult year for the defender marred by injury (149 days to be exact), Pliatsikas returned to action.
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. In 2011, he agreed to be loaned from Schalke for a year to the second division MSV Duisburg. "I wanted to play. After the long period of injury, the season in Duisburg was a very good opportunity to stabilize and find myself playfully." Pliatsikas, was meanwhile converted by MSV coach Oliver Reck to a left-wing defender.
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.
Pliatsikas participated in the preparation of the club in Turkey, leaving a positive impression and convinced the technical staff to offer him a contract. Pliatsikas, who had become free since last summer from Schalke 04, signed a contract until the end of the season 2013/14 with an renewal option for three more years.
Second spell in Metalurh Donetsk
At the end of 2014 he returned to his former club Metalurh Donetsk. He released his contract at the end of 2014-15 season.
Return to Greece
Following a troublesome departure from Slovan, Pliatsikas returned to Greece to play for Panionios, with whom he had been training in the previous 3 months. During this six months he played only one game with the club. On 17 June 2017 Platanias announced the signing of Pliatsikas on a two-year contract. 
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.
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- Vasileios Pliatsikas steht vor seinem Abschied auf Schalke
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- "Υπέγραψε ο Πλιάτσικας στην Σλόβαν". www.sport24.gr. 26 January 2016.
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