Josip Brezovec

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Josip Brezovec
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-12) 12 March 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Varaždin, Yugoslavia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
NK Polet
Number 21
Youth career
1994–1996 NK Nedeljanec
1996–2004 Varteks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 NK Nedeljanec
2005–2006 SV St. Michael
2006 Belišće 14 (1)
2007–2010 Varteks 97 (10)
2010–2011 Dinamo Zagreb 6 (0)
2011–2012 Slaven Belupo 26 (5)
2012–2016 Rijeka 73 (4)
2014–2015Spezia (loan) 51 (7)
2016–2018 Sheriff Tiraspol 37 (17)
2018 Slaven Belupo 8 (0)
2018 Varaždin 7 (1)
2018–2019 Inter Zaprešić 17 (0)
2019– NK Polet 0 (0)
National team
2005–2008 Croatia U21 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2018

Josip "Beli" Brezovec (born 12 March 1986) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for NK Polet.

Career[edit]

Brezovac was born Varaždin. His home club was NK Nedeljanec but as a 10-year-old Brezovec joined NK Varteks and played there until leaving the junior experience in winter 2004–05.

As a junior, he did not manage to enter into the first team at Varteks, so he returned to his home club Nedeljanec. Then he went to the Austrian Regionalliga (Club St. Michael). After a short time in Austria, he returned in Croatia in the summer of 2006. He signed a contract with the Croatian second division club NK Belišće.

In November 2010, it was announced that Brezovec agreed on terms with Dinamo Zagreb and will be transferred out of NK Varaždin (new name of the Varteks) in the mid-season for undisclosed fee. He signed a four-and-a-half-year contract.[1] However, after playing only nine games for Dinamo by the end of season, Brezovec was signed by Slaven Belupo.[2] In June 2012, Brezovec was signed by HNK Rijeka. With ten assists to his account, he was the league leader in the 2012–13 season. In September 2014, Brezovec was loaned to Spezia Calcio in Italy's Serie B.[3] In January 2016, he returned to Rijeka, where he played for the remainder of the 2015–16 season.[4] On 2 July 2016, it was announced that Brezovec was signed by FC Sheriff Tiraspol for a fee of €250,000.[5]

On 19 November 2018, Brezovec joined Croatian First Football League side Inter Zaprešić.[6]

On 23 June 2019, Brezovec joined Croatian Third Football League side NK Polet.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 27 May 2019
Club Season League League Cup & Supercup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Belišće 2006–07 2. HNL 14 1 2 3 16 4
Varteks 2006–07 1. HNL 8 0 8 0
2007–08 26 2 4 0 30 2
2008–09 29 4 2 0 31 4
2009–10 18 0 3 1 21 1
2010–11 16 4 3 2 19 6
Total 97 10 12 3 0 0 109 13
Dinamo Zagreb 2010–11 1. HNL 6 0 3 0 9 0
Slaven Belupo 2011–12 26 5 2 0 28 5
Rijeka 2012–13 30 2 1 0 31 2
2013–14 25 1 7 1 6 0 38 2
2014–15 6 0 1 0 5 0 12 0
2015–16 11 1 1 0 12 1
Total 73 4 10 1 11 0 94 5
Spezia (loan) 2014–15 Serie B 34 5 34 5
2015–16 17 2 4 0 21 2
Total 51 7 4 0 0 0 55 7
Sheriff Tiraspol 2016–17 Nat. Div. 28 12 3 0 2 1 33 13
2017 9 5 12 1 21 6
Total 37 17 3 0 14 2 54 19
Slaven Belupo 2017–18 1. HNL 8 0 8 0
Varaždin 2018–19 2. HNL 7 1 1 1 8 2
Inter Zaprešić 2018–19 1. HNL 17 0 2 1 19 1
Career total 336 45 39 9 25 2 400 56

Honours[edit]

Dinamo Zagreb

Rijeka

Sheriff Tiraspol

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strahija, Ivana (25 November 2010). "Brezovec se dogovorio s Dinamom". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  2. ^ Glasnović, Mario (15 June 2011). "Skender i Brezovec napustili Maksimir". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Brezovec na posudbi u Speziji". Vecernji.hr (in Croatian). 29 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Josip Brezovec: Sretan sam što sam se vratio u Rijeku". nk-rijeka.hr (in Croatian). 12 January 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  5. ^ Vujnović, Korado (2 July 2016). "Josip Brezovec napušta Bijele redove". Radio Rijeka (in Croatian). Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  6. ^ "JOSIP BREZOVEC POJAČAO INTER" (in Croatian). NK Inter Zaprešić. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  7. ^ "JOSIP BREZOVEC U NK POLET IZ SVETOG MARINA NA MURI" (in Croatian). EVarazdin. 23 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.

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