|Date of birth||3 October 1988|
|Place of birth||Osijek, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2012||→ Kairat (loan)||16||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:36, 2 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Knežević has started his career in senior professional team of NK Osijek on 2005/2006 at the age of 17. He has regularly played for Croatian national team U-18, U-19, U-20 and U-21, has total 13 caps in Croatian national team for young players. Now, Josip Knežević is an active member of the Croatian national under-21 team. This season 2008/2009 he is actually second on the list of assists of Croatian Championship Prva HNL with 7 assists.
On 12 February 2010 Knežević moved to Russian side Amkar Perm in a deal initially worth €500,000. Two years later, in January 2012, Knežević signed a season-long loan deal with Kazakhstan Premier League outfit FC Kairat. After an impressive start, in which he scored 3 goals in 5 appearances, Knežević suffered a mid-season injury, but still ended up as the teams topscorer with 6 goals (3 - pen.). At the end of Kneževićs loan deal he reutrned to Amkar Perm, before signing a permanent three-year contract with FC Kairat in February 2013.
- Statistics of Croatian Championship into English, page about Knezevic's statistics with his photo
- Playerhistory Profile
- "The first singing(RUS)". 12 February 2010.
- «Амкар» отдал Кнежевича в аренду «Кайрату» (in Russian). sports.ru. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
- Кнежевич переехал в "Кайрат" (in Russian). prosportkz. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
- Official site of Croatian Football Federation on the news that Josip Knezevic was called in Croatian national team U-21 for match against Macedonia on 11 February 2009
- Official site of Croatian Football Federation on Knezevic's statistics in Croatian national teams U-18, U-19, U-20 and U-21 years (13 caps)