|Full name||Josip Elez|
|Date of birth||25 April 1994|
|Place of birth||Split, Croatia|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
(on loan from Rijeka)
|2014–2015||→ Grosseto (loan)||15||(1)|
|2015||→ Honvéd (loan)||13||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ AGF (loan)||25||(2)|
|2016–2017||→ Rijeka (loan)||34||(2)|
|2018–||→ Hannover 96 (loan)||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2016
Elez started his career at NK Solin, his hometown club. At the age of 14 he moved to HNK Hajduk Split, where he spent five years as a youngster and also collected three first team caps in the Croatian First Football League.
In July 2013, age 19, Elez was transferred to S.S. Lazio for a fee €400,000. Elez spent the 2014–15 season on loan at Grosseto and Honvéd in Hungary, where he was a regular starter. He spent the following season on loan at AGF in Denmark, where he collected 25 caps and scored two goals. In June 2016, Elez was sent to HNK Rijeka in Croatia on a season-long loan, with a buying option for €450,000. It was revealed in early May 2017 that HNK Rijeka exercised the buying option.
On 1 July 2017, Elez signed a three-year contract with HNK Rijeka, effectively tying him with the club until June 2020.
- As of 12 May 2018
|Hajduk Split||2011–12||1. HNL||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Grosseto (loan)||2014–15||Lega Pro||15||1||—||—||15||1|
|Honvéd (loan)||2014–15||Nemzeti Bajnokság I||13||0||1||0||—||14||0|
|AGF Aarhus (loan)||2015–16||Superligaen||25||2||3||0||—||28||2|
|Rijeka (loan)||2016–17||1. HNL||34||2||4||0||2[a]||0||40||2|
- HNK Rijeka
- "Jòsip". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-19.
- "Èlez". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-19.
- Vecernji list
- Radio Rijeka
- "96 macht Elez-Verpflichtung perfekt". kicker Online (in German). 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
- AGFs sportschef: »Ny midtstopper ind hurtigst muligt«‚ stiften.dk, 20 June 2016