Paulo Dybala is a Argentinian footballer who currently plays for the Italian club, Juventus. The attacking forward was born in the city of Laguna Larga, Argentina on 15 November 1993.
He is nicknamed as "La Joya", which means “The Jewel” in Spanish because of his creative style of play, pace, talent, technique and eye for goal.
Dybala’s grandfather has Polish roots, who later moved to Argentina during the World War II and their family continued to reside in the South American continent.
At 10 years of age, Paulo made it to the Instituto de Córdoba and played for the club during his junior days in football. He is a versatile footballer who is capable of adapting any offensive position on the field.
Dybala made his debut into the professional football at age of 17 in the Primera B Nacional with his hometown club Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba. He became the youngest player to score a goal by overpowering Mario Kempes' record. Dybala became the first footballer to score two hat-tricks in a season.
His international debut came in the year 2015, where he played for the Argentina senior team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Paraguay.
Rise to glory
Since the very beginning, Dyala was a dexterous footballer and gained a reputed position in the Italian football club. He was the top assist provider in the 2014–15 from Serie A when he was part of Palermo.
He has been part of Serie A twice, when his team was declared to be the Team of the Year. He was the top goalscorer in 2016–17 for Coppa Italia.
He held the 15th position for the Ballon d'Or in the year 2017. In 2017, Dybala scored two goals for Juventus' first-leg Champions League quarter-final fixture against Barcelona, helping them to acquire a 3–0 home victory. As Juventus made it to the finals at 2017 Champions League, Dybala was placed sixth in the 2017 UEFA Best Player of the Year Award.
Dybala started his club career with Instituto and scored 17 goals in 38 appearances. For Palermo, where he spent three years of his career, he made 89 appearances and scored 21 goals.
He made it to Juventus in 2015 where they announced the signing of Dybala on a five-year deal for a fee of €32 million.