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Josip (on the right)
|Date of birth||30 January 1989|
|Place of birth||Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2008–2012||→ Lokomotiva (loan)||78||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:39, 7 August 2013 (UTC).
Josip Pivarić joined the GNK Dinamo Zagreb youth academy at a young age. Pivarić was promoted to the first team during the spring of 2008. He went out on loan to Dinamo feeder club NK Lokomotiva Zagreb that same year, making 13 appearances in his first season with the Lokosi. In January 2009, Pivarić signed a seven and a half year contract with Dinamo Zagreb, spending until the end of the 2011-12 season on loan at Lokomotiva.
In January 2012, Pivarić rejoined the senior squad at Dinamo. He made his senior debut for Dinamo on 25 February 2012 in a 0-3 win over NK Karlovac. His first goal for the Modri came in a 1-1 draw with NK Rijeka on 21 April 2012.
In a friendly match against Norwegian side Stromsgodset in January 2016, Pivarić sustained extensive ligament damage to his knee, forcing him out for the remainder of the 2015-16 season and missing out on probable UEFA Euro 2016 national team selection. Pivarić made his return on 6 July 2016, in a 1-0 pre-season friendly victory over F.C. Copenhagen.
Pivarić made his full international debut for the Croatian national football team on 14 August 2013, in a 3-2 win over Lichtenstein in Vaduz.
- "Statistika: Josip Pivarić" (in Croatian). Hrvatska nogometna liga. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
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