Josip Radošević

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Josip Radošević
Personal information
Full name Josip Radošević
Date of birth (1994-04-03) 3 April 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Split, Croatia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rijeka (on loan from Napoli)
Number 33
Youth career
Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Hajduk Split 24 (0)
2013– Napoli 9 (0)
2015– Rijeka (loan) 9 (1)
National team
2010 Croatia U16 4 (2)
2010–2011 Croatia U17 16 (0)
2011–2012 Croatia U19 6 (0)
2013 Croatia U20 2 (0)
2013– Croatia U21 9 (0)
2012 Croatia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2015

Josip Radošević (born 3 April 1994) is a Croatian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Rijeka in Croatia's Prva HNL on loan from Napoli.

Club career[edit]

Hajduk Split[edit]

Radošević started his career playing at youth level for his hometown club Hajduk Split. The talented midfielder was promoted to Hajduk's senior side in November 2011.[1] On 23 November 2011, he made his debut for the first team in a 1–0 win over NK Zagreb in the quarter-finals of the 2011–12 Croatian Cup.[2] In season 2011-12, Radošević started be a regular part of Hajduk first eleven, after Mišo Krstičević, who had previously coached Radošević in Hajduk Split youth team, was appointed as Hajduk Split new coach. In 2012-13 he established himself as the key player in defensive tasks in Hajduk midfield, appearing in 17 domestic league games before being transferred to SSC Napoli.


On 29 January 2013 Radošević was loaned to Serie A side Napoli for a fee of 2 million euros.[3] He will be on loan until this summer when Croatia became part of EU so he won't be foreign player when he signs contract in summer. Hajduk Split will get another 1 million euros when he completes his transfer. On 25 August 2013, he made his official debut for Napoli on the first day of the 2013–14 season against Bologna, coming on as a substitute for Gonzalo Higuaín in the 84th minute.[4]

International career[edit]

Radošević was a part of the Croatian national under-17 team in the qualifications for the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, playing in all six group games. Although Croatia ended qualifications undefeated, in the elite round they finished runners-up in the group behind hosts Netherlands and failed to qualify.[5] Overall, he gathered 35 appearances for the youth teams, scoring two goals. In August 2012, Radošević was called up to the national team by manager Igor Štimac for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Macedonia and Belgium as an alternative for the defensive midfielder Ognjen Vukojević.[6][7] On 11 September 2012, Radošević made his full debut for the national side in a 1–1 draw against Belgium, making him the youngest player to debut in the history of the national team.[8]




  1. ^ Alfirević, Slaven (19 November 2011). "Josip Radošević: Ja sam čovjek za duele!" (in Croatian). Slobodna Dalmacija. 
  2. ^ Jurišić, Bernard (23 November 2011). "Vukušić za prednost u nenogometnim uvjetima". (in Croatian). Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gli azzurri verso il match con il Catania". 29 January 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Napoli-Bologna 3-0: apre Callejon, poi la doppietta di super Hamsik". 25 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Rupnik, Borna (29 March 2011). "Pirova pobjeda mladih Hrvata". (in Croatian). Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Rupnik, Borna (23 August 2012). "Štimac: U ovom kadru nema potrebe za Pranjićem, Radošević jedina alternativa Vukojeviću". (in Croatian). Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Piršljin, Josip (23 August 2012). "Radošević: Malo sam iznenađen pozivom u reprezentaciju, ali to mi je daljnji motiv". (in Croatian). Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Jurišić, Bernard (11 September 2012). "Vrlo dobra Hrvatska uzela bod u Bruxellesu i potvrdila status prvog favorita skupine". (in Croatian). Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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