|Date of birth||7 May 1968|
|Place of birth||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2006–2008||FC De Bilt|
|2007–2008||HFC Haarlem (assistant)|
|2009–2011||Jong FC Utrecht|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Since 2004, Alflen has been co-presenter of the TV program Namen & Rugnummer on RTV Utrecht. Alflen started his coaching career as a youth coach of FC De Bilt, and later became manager of the first team for the 2006–07 season. In the following season, he became assistant manager of HFC Haarlem but still remained as manager of De Bilt. From 2008 until 2010, he was manager of FC Breukelen. In February 2009, he also took a job at Jong FC Utrecht as manager of the team alongside his manager job at Breukelen.
When Erwin Koeman quit as head coach of FC Utrecht in October 2011, Alflen was assigned as assistant coach of Jan Wouters for the first team of FC Utrecht. He became head coach after Wouters left the club in June 2014. On 25 March 2015 FC Utrecht said that coach Alflen and his advisor Co Adriaanse would step down from their roles with the Dutch club at the end of the season. On 11 January 2016 he became an assistant at Heracles after Hendrie Krüzen left the club. On 16 April 2018, it was announced that Alflen would take over as the head coach of Helmond Sport on a two-year contract starting next season. On 8 May 2019, Helmond announced, that they had sacked Alflen after a disappointing season, the worst season in the club's history with only four victories in 38 games.
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- Name changed in 1998
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- "Rob Alflen » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
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