Josip Brezovec

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Josip Brezovec
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-12) 12 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Varaždin, Yugoslavia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sheriff Tiraspol
Number 30
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)
2014–2015 Spezia (loan) 51 (7)
2016– Sheriff Tiraspol 23 (12)
National team
2005–2008 Croatia U21 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2016.

Josip "Beli" Brezovec (born 12 March 1986, Varaždin) is a Croatian professional footballer, currently playing for FC Sheriff Tiraspol in the Moldovan National Division.

Career[edit]

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 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]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club League League Cup & Supercup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006–07 Belišće 2. HNL 14 1 2 3 16 4
2006–07 Varteks 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
Varteks total 97 10 12 3 0 0 109 13
2010–11 Dinamo Zagreb 1. HNL 6 0 3 0 9 0
2011–12 Slaven Belupo 26 5 2 0 28 5
2012–13 Rijeka 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
2014–15 Spezia (loan) Serie B 34 5 34 5
2015–16 17 2 4 0 21 2
Spezia total 51 7 4 0 0 0 55 7
2015–16 Rijeka 1. HNL 11 1 1 0 12 1
Rijeka total 73 4 10 1 11 0 94 5
Career total 267 27 33 7 11 0 311 34
Last Update: 14 May 2016.

Honours[edit]

Dinamo Zagreb
Rijeka

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. 

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