From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
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 reutrned to Amkar Perm, before signing a permanent three-year contract with FC Kairat in February 2013.
|Kairat (loan)||2012||Kazakhstan Premier League||16||6||-||-||16||6|
|Kaisar||2015||Kazakhstan Premier League||11||1||0||0||-||-||11||1|
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