Dybala Paulo

Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Argentina national team. After beginning his career in Argentina with Instituto de Córdoba in 2011, he moved to Italian club Palermo in 2012; his performances in Serie A later earned him a transfer to Juventus in 2015, where he won the league title, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana during his first season with the club. Due to his creative style of play, pace, talent, technique and eye for goal, he has been nicknamed “La Joya” (“The Jewel” in Spanish).


PALERMO CALCIO


2014-2015


Palermo vs Chievo


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On 29 April 2012, U.S. Città di Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini announced the signing of Dybala stating, “We have got Paulo Dybala – the new Sergio Agüero.” Later the same day, however, Instituto’s general secretary José Teaux stated that the man who had completed the negotiations with Palermo did not have the mandate to sell Dybala. Nonetheless, on 20 July 2012 Palermo released a press announcement confirming the signing of Dybala, who signed a four-year deal with the Sicilian club. According to the financial filing of the club, the transfer fee was €8.64 million. Dybala made his debut for the club in a Serie A match against Lazio. He scored his first and second goal in Italy on 11 November 2012 when Palermo defeated Sampdoria at home, 2–0. Dybala had his breakthrough season in the 2014–15 Serie A where he scored ten goals in the first half of the season, forming a successful striking partnership with fellow Argentine–Italian Franco Vázquez and being linked with several top European clubs. He finished the season with 13 goals and 10 assists, which made him one of the top assist providers in the league.


JUVENTUS F.C.


Champions League


2016-2017


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In the season 2017/2017 Juventus re-designed its kit with a different take on the trademark white and black stripes in this season. On 26 July 2016, Juventus signing Gonzalo Higuaín became, at the time, the third highest football transfer of all-time and highest ever transfer for an Italian club, when he signed for €90 million from Napoli. Paul Pogba instead returned to his first club, Manchester United, for an all-time record for highest football transfer fee at €105 million, surpassing the former record holder Gareth Bale. On 17 May 2017, Juventus won their 12th Coppa Italia title in a 2–0 win over Lazio, becoming the first team to win three consecutive championships. Four days later on 21 May, following a 3–0 win over Crotone, Juventus secured their sixth consecutive Serie A title, establishing an all-time record of successive triumphs in the competition.

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On 4 June 2015, Juventus announced the signing of Dybala on a five-year deal for a fee of €32 million (plus €8 million in add-ons). He was assigned the number 21 shirt, previously worn by Andrea Pirlo, who left the club that summer. Following the departure of Paul Pogba to Manchester United in the summer of 2016, Dybala was offered the number 10 jersey by Juventus, although he turned it down, preferring to keep the number 21 jersey that he had worn during his previous season. Following Allegri’s switch to a 4–2–3–1 formation, the 2016–17 season saw Dybala operate in a deeper playmaking role behind the club’s new signing Gonzalo Higuaín, which saw a decrease in his goalscoring output as he took on increasing defensive and creative duties. After struggling to score at the beginning of the season, Dybala scored his first goal of the 2016–17 campaign on 27 September, in a 4–0 away win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. He scored his first Serie A goal of the season that weekend, on 2 October, in a 3–0 away win over Empoli. On 11 April, Dybala scored two goals in Juventus’s first-leg Champions League quarter-final fixture against Barcelona, helping the club to a 3–0 home victory.[41] On 13 April 2017, Dybala renewed his contract with Juventus until 2022. On 3 June, Dybala started in the 2017 Champions League Final, but Juventus were defeated 4–1 by defending champions Real Madrid, missing out on the treble.

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A quick, creative and agile player with excellent technical ability, Dybala is known for his dribbling skills, balance, and close control in limited spaces, as well as his ability to beat opponents and protect or hold up the ball for team-mates with his back to goal. Due to his speed on the ball, positioning, intelligent movement, and ball skills, he excels during counter-attacks and at beating the offside trap when making attacking runs. A hardworking player, he is also known for his stamina and defensive contribution off the ball. Dybala is capable both of creating chances for teammates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision, passing, link-up play, and ability to drop deep and play off of other players, as well as his powerful and accurate ball-striking ability from both inside and outside the area. He is also effective at scoring with his head due to his acceleration and ability to anticipate defenders, in spite of his diminutive stature. A versatile forward, he is capable of playing in any offensive position: he has been deployed as a main striker, as a centre-forward, as a supporting forward, as an attacking midfielder, as a playmaker, as a false-9, or even as an inverted winger on the right flank, where he is able to cut into the centre and curl shots on goal with his stronger left foot. He is also accurate from free kicks and penalties. His playing style has drawn comparisons with compatriots Sergio Agüero, Javier Pastore, Carlos Tevez, Omar Sívori, and Lionel Messi, as well as former Italian forwards Vincenzo Montella, Alessandro Del Piero, and Roberto Baggio, the latter of whom described Dybala as the number 10 of the future in 2017. Widely considered to be a highly talented prospect in world football, in 2014, Don Balón named him one of the 100 most promising young players in the world born after 1993.Dybala begun to celebrate finding the back of the net by channeling his warrior spirit. Such actions have been questioned by supporters of Dybala took to his official Facebook account to explain why he’s decided to celebrate in such a manner. The answer was:

“The Dybala mask is really simple: it’s the mask of a gladiator. When we struggle, sometimes we must wear our warrior mask to be stronger, without losing our smile and kindness” Paulo Dybala

JUVENTUS F.C.


2017-2018


Juventus vs Bologna


Special FIGC 120th Anniversary Badge


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In the season 2017/2018 Dybala was confirmed to wear the number 10 shirt for Juventus following players like Omar Sivori, Michel Platini, Alessandro Del Piero and Carlos Tevez. Dybala was named one of the three finalists for the Forward of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League season award. He placed sixth in the 2017 UEFA Best Player of the Year Award. On 26 August, Dybala scored his first hat-trick in Serie A in a 4–2 away win over Genoa. He repeated the feat on 17 September, in his 100th appearance for Juventus, scoring all three goals, including one free-kick, in the club’s 3–1 away win over Sassuolo, marking his second hat-trick in Serie A. On 11 March 2018, Dybala scored a brace in a 2–0 home win over Udinese in Serie A; his first goal of the match was also his 100th career goal. He made his 150th appearance in Serie A in a 0–0 away draw agaisnt S.P.A.L., on 17 March.

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This shirt with extra “FIGC 120th Anniversary” badge was only used once by all of the Serie A’s team to celebrate the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio 120th Anniversary. Juventus only used it against Bologna on May 5th 2018. This Dybala shirt was swapped by Dybala with a F.C.Bologna player who we got it from. Dybala scored the third goal in this match with this shirt on.

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Dybala was sponsored by Nike until the first part of the 2016/2017 season. Lately during the season the player had some off-field problems  with his former agent, whom Dybala sacked in favour of his brother Mariano who started taking care of his affairs. In the same season the player had a tense relationship with Puma, who had taken legal action against him. When at Palermo, Dybala’s entourage sold his image rights to a Maltese company for ten years. They reached an agreement with Puma but, shortly after Dybala switched agent, the Laguna Larga native wanted to revise the deal. So while the player was under contract with Puma, he used to play with blackout boots (instead of regular Puma’s boots) with his famous “Dybala mask” logo on them. The player refused to play with Puma boots and he used for many months total blackout Nike boots before he switched, in late 2017, to blackout Adidas boots. That was the signal that Dybala found an agreement and signed a sponsorship’s contract with Adidas that is actually on since January 2018.


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Palermo U.S.


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Due to his family heritage, Dybala was eligible to play for Poland and Italy, but expressly stated that he feels Argentine and had always dreamed of playing for Argentina. Despite having sealed his decision of representing Argentina’s colours, Dybala maintains that he feels a strong connection to his grandfather’s country of origin, referring to it as “my family’s blood”. Dybala was called by the Argentina under-17 team to participate in the XVI Pan American Games, but ultimately did not take part in the competition. On 19 July 2012, he received his first call-up for the under-20 team, but declined the invitation.
On 22 September 2015, Dybala was called for the first time for the Argentina senior team by manager Gerardo Martino, but his first appearance was on 13 October 2015, coming off the bench to replace Carlos Tevez in the 75th minute during a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Paraguay.

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