|Date of birth||3 October 1988|
|Place of birth||Osijek, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2012||→ Kairat (loan)||16||(6)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 January 2023|
Josip Knežević (born 3 October 1988) is a Croatian international footballer who plays for Croatian club Šibenik.
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 returned to Amkar Perm, before signing a permanent three-year contract with FC Kairat in February 2013.
After six-months without a team, Knežević signed a six-month contract with FC Kaisar.
Knežević is former youth international player for the Croatian U21, U19 and U17 sides.
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Updated to games played as of 15 May 2021.
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2006–07 Croatian First Football League
2007–08 Croatian First Football League
2008–09 Croatian First Football League
2009–10 Croatian First Football League
2015–16 Croatian First Football League
2016–17 Croatian First Football League
2017–18 Croatian First Football League
2010 Russian Premier League
2012 Kazakhstan Premier League
2013 Kazakhstan Premier League
2014 Kazakhstan Premier League
2015 Kazakhstan Premier League
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- ^ Playerhistory Profile
- ^ Statistics of Croatian Championship into English, page about Knezevic's statistics with his photo
- ^ "The first signing(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.
- ^ "Кайсар подписал Кнежеввича". fckaysar.kz (in Russian). FC Kaisar. 16 June 2015. Archived from the original on 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
- ^ 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)
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