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Christian Tiffert

Christian Tiffert
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Midfielder
  • 6'
  • 174 lbs.
  • 02-18-1982
  • Halle, Germany
  • Over 280 appearances in German Bundesliga
  • Captain of German side FC Kaiserslautern
  • Led Bundesliga with 17 assists in 2010-11 season
  • Coach Sigi Schmid: "Christian is a player who fits this mold and brings a lot of experience from the top league in Germany. His leadership and versatility make him a good fit for our club."

Professional Experience

2010-12: Signed with FC Kaiserslautern of the German Bundesliga prior to the 2010-11. He made an immediate impact, accumulating a league-leading 17 assists in addition to two goals in 32 starts, captaining FCK to a seventh place finish in Germany’s top flight. In 2011-12, he started 31 games and scored two goals and added an assist. In addition to Bundesliga play, Tiffert scored a goal and four assists in seven German Cup starts with FC Kaiserslautern. Overall he made 106 appearances, scored nine goals, and compiled 33 assists.
2007-10: As a member of MSV Duisburg, he made 69 appearances in the first and second division German Bundesliga, netting five goals and compiling 22 assists. In 2009-10, he scored four goals and 11 assists en route to a sixth place finish in the German first division.
2006-07: Played 18 games for Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, helping them to a first place finish in the Austrian Bundesliga. The team held the top spot by 19 points and finished with a +47 goal difference.
2000-06: Made over 130 appearances for VFB Stuttgart, netting nine goals. In 2003, Stuttgart finished runners-up in the German top flight and in 2005, they finished second in the German League Cup. They won UEFA Intertoto Cup (UI Cup) in 2000 and 2002.
2000: Made eight appearances for Tennis Borussia Berlin first team of the Berlin-Liga, scoring two goals.

International Experience

Made 24 appearances with German U-21 national team from 2002-04. He also made four appearances for the German youth national team in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Cup.

Personal

Began youth career with Hallescher FC (Germany) from 1994-98, played for Tennis Borussia Berlin youth academy from 1998-2000.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2013 Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Seattle Sounders FC 12 11 0 978 3 7 1 19 4 4 0
Career Totals 12 11 0 978 3 7 1 19 4 4 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 4 4 0 318 1 3 2 5 1 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 12 11 0 978 3 7 1 19 4 4 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
5/11/2013 SJ @ SEA W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 SEA @ KC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 SEA @ PHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 SEA @ COL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 NE @ SEA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 SEA @ RSL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 SEA @ SJ L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 MTL @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/28/2012 SEA @ LA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/21/2012 DAL @ SEA W 1-3 Started 89 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 0
10/17/2012 RSL @ SEA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0
10/7/2012 POR @ SEA W 0-3 Started 88 0 0 2 0 5 2 1 0
9/29/2012 SEA @ VAN T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
9/22/2012 SJ @ SEA L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
9/15/2012 SEA @ POR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/8/2012 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Started 61 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/2/2012 SEA @ DAL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2012 SEA @ CHV W 6-2 Started 84 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
8/18/2012 VAN @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8/11/2012 SEA @ SJ L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
8/5/2012 LA @ SEA W 0-4 Subbed On 26 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 SEA @ COL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves