Josip Brekalo - Updated Jun 2024

Updated On June 3, 2024
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb, Croatia

Josip Brekalo

Josip Brekalo is a football player from Croatia. Moreover, Josip Brekalo plays from the winger position for Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg and the Croatia national team.

Early Life

Josip Brekalo was born on the 23rd of June, 1998, in Zagreb, Croatia. According to his birth date, this football star is 25 years old and holds Croatian nationality. Moreover, this footballer has a birth sign of Cancer and belongs to a mixed ethnicity. He is the son of  Ante (father) and his mother’s name is unknown.

His father is a former footballer, having represented Bosnia and Herzegovina on various youth levels, as he hails from the Bosnian region of Posavina. At the age of 21, the Yugoslav Wars broke out, and he was wounded on the battlefield, ending his career.

In addition, Josip believes in Christianity by religion. Besides this, this man has not shared information regarding his siblings and childhood life. Moreover, he also has not shared information regarding his academic qualifications at the moment.

Professional Career

Josip Brekalo is a Dinamo Zagreb youth player. On December 19, 2015, he made his league debut against Inter Zaprei. He joined Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg for €10 million on May 15, 2016. This player was loaned to VfB Stuttgart until the end of the season on January 31, 2017, with an option for another year. When Stuttgart won the promotion, the loan agreement was automatically extended until June 2018.

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Caption: Josip Brekalo during a football match (Source: Instagram)

On February 17, 2017, while playing for VfB Stuttgart against 1. FC Heidenheim scored his first goal as a senior. On January 1st, 2018, he made an early comeback to Wolfsburg.   In a 3-0 victory over Union Berlin on May 8, 2021, he recorded his first hat-trick of the season. He partnered with Torino on a loan with purchase options as of August 31, 2021.

International Career

Josip Brekalo is a Croatian young international who has played in the 2015 UEFA Under-17 Euro, the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, the 2016 UEFA Under-19 Euro, and the 2019 UEFA Under-21 Euro. On November 15, 2018, he made his senior debut for Croatia in a 3-2 Nations League victory against Spain. He scored his first international goal for Croatia in a 4-2 Nations League defeat to France on September 8, 2020.

Awards and Net Worth 2024

As of now, Josip has not earned any kind of awards or recognition in his professional career. Moreover, we can presume that he may earn some of them in the following years.

As a footballer, this football star has earned a massive sum of money in his career. In addition, his net worth is estimated at more than $10 million and his market value is $13 million. Moreover, this player earns a weekly salary of £32,000 and has an annual salary of £1,664,000. Brekalo signed with Wolfsburg for $12 Million.

Relationship Status

He is a happily married man who lives with his partner, Dominika Brekalo. Josip keeps his marital life private from the public. The couple has a daughter named Nike, who was born in June 2021. He and his girlfriend, Dominika married on July 17, 2021, in Zagreb.

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Caption: Josip Brekalo dancing with his wife, Dominika Brekalo (Source: Instagram)

In the summer of 2018, after VfL Wolfsburg announced that captains of all their teams would wear such an armband during the 2018–19 season, Josip Brekalo stirred controversy in the German and Croatian media by declaring that he would not like to wear a captain’s armband with LGBT flag colors.

The club’s “position for a tolerant society” and “standing against discrimination” were given as the reason for this. He apologized in an interview with Kicker for “liking” homophobic comments under the club’s Instagram photo of captain Josuha Guilavogui wearing the armband.

Josip Brekalo – Body Measurements

This football star stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 70 kg. Moreover, this footballer has brown eyes with black hair color and there is no other information regarding his other body measurements.

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Caption: Josip posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Josip Brekalo – Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 471k followers. Likewise, there are more than 5.5k followers on Facebook and he is not active on Twitter.