|Date of birth||12 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Varaždin, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2005–2006||SV St. Michael|
|2014–2015||→ Spezia (loan)||51||(7)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19 May 2018|
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 (new name of the Varteks) in the mid-season for undisclosed fee. He signed a four-and-a-half-year contract. However, after playing only nine games for Dinamo by the end of season, Brezovec was signed by Slaven Belupo. 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. In January 2016, he returned to Rijeka, where he played for the remainder of the 2015–16 season. On 2 July 2016, it was announced that Brezovec was signed by FC Sheriff Tiraspol for a fee of €250,000.
- As of match played 27 May 2019
|Club||Season||League||League||Cup & Supercup||Europe||Total|
|Dinamo Zagreb||2010–11||1. HNL||6||0||3||0||–||9||0|
|Spezia (loan)||2014–15||Serie B||34||5||–||–||34||5|
|Sheriff Tiraspol||2016–17||Nat. Div.||28||12||3||0||2||1||33||13|
|Slaven Belupo||2017–18||1. HNL||8||0||–||–||8||0|
|Inter Zaprešić||2018–19||1. HNL||17||0||2||1||–||19||1|
- Prva HNL runner-up (4): 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
- Croatian Cup: 2014
- Croatian Super Cup: 2014
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- Glasnović, Mario (15 June 2011). "Skender i Brezovec napustili Maksimir". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "Brezovec na posudbi u Speziji". Vecernji.hr (in Croatian). 29 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
- "Josip Brezovec: Sretan sam što sam se vratio u Rijeku". nk-rijeka.hr (in Croatian). 12 January 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
- Vujnović, Korado (2 July 2016). "Josip Brezovec napušta Bijele redove". Radio Rijeka (in Croatian). Retrieved 4 July 2016.
- "JOSIP BREZOVEC POJAČAO INTER" (in Croatian). NK Inter Zaprešić. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
- "JOSIP BREZOVEC U NK POLET IZ SVETOG MARINA NA MURI" (in Croatian). EVarazdin. 23 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
- Josip Brezovec at Soccerway
- Josip Brezovec at the Croatian Football Federation
- Josip Brezovec at Croatian Football Statistics