Josip Brekalo | Playerprofile
Josip Brekalo was born on 23 June 1998 in Zagreb and plays for VfL Wolfsburg. He played for GNK Dinamo Zagreb from 2006-2016, for VfL Wolfsburg from 2016-2017, for VfB Stuttgart from 2017-2017 and has played for VfL Wolfsburg since 2018.
Current season 2019/20
In the ongoing season, Josip Brekalo has scored two goals for his team and is therefore the second-best scorer of his squad. With two assists, he presently has the seventh-most in the league together with Jonjoe Kenny (FC Schalke 04), Bastian Oczipka (FC Schalke 04), Daniel Brosinski (1. FSV Mainz 05), Kevin Volland (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Ellyes Skhiri (1. FC Köln), Lucas Höler (Sport-Club Freiburg), Florian Niederlechner (FC Augsburg), Javairo Dilrosun (Hertha BSC), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), László Benes (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Erik Thommy (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund), Wout Weghorst and Dennis Geiger (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim). With nine shots taken so far, the 21-year-old has had the third-most attempts on goal of any VfL Wolfsburg player. Until now, he has been responsible for nine passes to a shot and has therefore earned himself third place within the statistics of his club. In six of the previous 11 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 11 games, the player with the shirt number 7 won 4 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for five games.
The 1.8m-tall midfielder played his last game on the 11th matchday of the 2019/20 season (10 November 2019). Playing for VfL Wolfsburg, he lost against Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-2. He was substituted in and played as a forward for a total of 28 minutes in this game. Josip Brekalo shot at the opponent's goal a total of two times. In terms of total touches, he had 23 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 13 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, Josip Brekalo was able to win three. He covered a distance of 4.7 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 17 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Josip Brekalo has played 67 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 21. He has netted nine goals during his appointments in the Bundesliga. So far, he has completed 53 matches with his present squad. Here, he has scored a total of eight goals.