|Full Name||Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala|
|Date of Birth||November 15, 1993|
|Birth Place||Laguna Larga, Argentina|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Debut||September 4, 2011|
Paulo Dybala is an Argentine professional footballer who currently plays for Serie A side Roma and the Argentina national team. He is nicknamed "La Joya", which means “The Jewel” in Spanish because of his creative style of play, pace, talent, technique, and eye for goal.
Paulo Dybala was born on November 15, 1993, in Laguna Larga, a small town in the province of Cordoba, Argentina. Dybala grew up in a modest family and started playing football at a young age. He joined the youth academy of his local club, Instituto de Cordoba, when he was just six years old.
Dybala progressed through the ranks of Instituto de Cordoba's youth academy and made his first-team debut in 2011 at the age of 17. He quickly established himself as one of the most promising young talents in Argentine football and caught the attention of several European clubs.
He began his professional career with Argentine club Instituto de Córdoba in 2011 and later moved to Italian club Palermo in 2012. At Palermo, Dybala quickly established himself as one of the most promising young talents in Italian football. He scored 13 goals in his debut season with the club and helped them avoid relegation from Serie A. In the following season, he scored 10 goals and provided 8 assists, attracting interest from top European clubs.
In 2015, Dybala was signed by Juventus for a fee of €32 million. In his debut season with the club, he scored 23 goals and provided 9 assists in all competitions, helping Juventus win the domestic double and reach the final of the UEFA Champions League. He continued his impressive form in the following seasons, winning multiple Serie A titles and reaching the Champions League final once again in 2017, losing to eventual winners Real Madrid.
He won three more consecutive Serie A titles with his most recent being in the 2019-20 season. He enjoyed a successful tenure at Juventus, scoring 115 goals in 293 appearances.
On 20 July 2022, Dybala signed for Roma on a three-year contract that runs until 30 June 2025. On 14 August, he made his debut for the club in a 1–0 away win against Salernitana in the Serie A. Since then, he has scored 13 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions.
Paulo Dybala has represented the Argentina national team since 2015. He made his debut for the team in October of that year in a friendly against Paraguay.
He featured for Argentina in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, however he only made one appearance as a substitute as his side were knocked out in the Round of 16 in a 4-3 defeat to eventual World Cup winners France.
Later that year, he scored his first senior international goal on 20 November, in a 2–0 friendly home win over Mexico. In the third-place match of the 2019 Copa America against Chile on July 6, Dybala made his first start of the tournament, and scored Argentina's second goal in an eventual 2–1 win, to help his team capture the bronze medal.
On 1 June 2022, Dybala scored Argentina's final goal in a 3–0 win over Italy, helping his side win the 2022 Finalissima. Later that year, he won the 2022 FIFA World Cup, scoring a penalty in the shoot-out in the final against France.
He has struggled to replicate his domestic form at the international stage, only scoring three goals in 36 appearances so far.
Youngest player to score a hat-trick in Serie A for Palermo at the age of 21 years, 11 months, and 16 days.
Fastest player to reach 50 goals for Juventus in Serie A in the club's history.
First Juventus player to score in four consecutive away games in the UEFA Champions League.
Scored the 25,000th goal in Juventus' history in a Serie A match against Torino.
Became the first Juventus player to score in each of the first four matches of a Serie A season since John Charles in 1957.
|Palermo||Serie B: 2013–14|
|Juventus||Serie A: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20|
|Coppa Italia: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21|
|Supercoppa Italiana: 2015, 2018, 2020|
|Argentina||FIFA World Cup: 2022|
|CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions: 2022|
|Individual||Serie A Team of the Year: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2019–20|
|Serie A Player of the Month: July 2020|
|Serie A Most Valuable Player: 2019–20|
|ESM Team of the Year: 2016–17|
|Coppa Italia Top Goalscorer: 2016–17|
|Serie A Top Assist Provider: 2014–15|
Dybala is known for his close relationship with his family and often shares pictures and updates about them on his social media accounts. Dybala is also known for his love of tattoos, and he has several ink designs on his body, including a portrait of his dog, a lion, and the word "family" in his mother's handwriting.
Off the field, Dybala has been involved in several charitable and philanthropic initiatives. He has worked with organizations such as Save the Children and UNICEF to raise awareness and funds for children's causes. He has also supported initiatives to help those affected by natural disasters, such as the earthquake in central Italy in 2016.
As of 2023, Dybala’s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million.
Paulo Dybala was born into a family that has a strong passion for football. His father Adolfo Dybala was a football coach and his older brothers, Gustavo and Mariano, both played football professionally. His grandfather, Bolesław Dybała, was a professional footballer who played in Poland before moving to Argentina.
Dybala also has a partner, Oriana Sabatini, who is an Argentine singer and actress. The two have been in a relationship since 2018 and often share pictures and updates about each other on their social media accounts.
In 2018, Dybala purchased a luxurious villa in the hills of Turin, Italy, for a reported €6.5 million. The property features a swimming pool, a private garden, a gym, and a home theatre.
In Argentina, Dybala has owned a house in his hometown of Laguna Larga, which he bought for his family in 2016. The property reportedly features a large garden and outdoor pool, and Dybala has been known to visit the house during his breaks from football.
He scored 115 goals in 293 appearances in all competitions for Juventus from 2015-16 to 2021-22.
He has scored 165 goals in 450 appearances in all competitions so far in his career.
Both represent Argentina at the international stage. However, he plays similar to Messi, both are left-footed forwards who like to cut in from the right so one of the two would have to be played out of position.
The duo forged a good friendship during the former's tenure in Italy.