November 15, 1993 (29)
Paulo Dybala, also known as “La Joya” (“The Jewel”), is an Argentine professional football player who knows for Serie A club Roma and the Argentina national team. He started playing for Palermo in 2012 at age 18 where he won a Serie B title. After winning five league titles, Paulo was voted Serie A Most Valuable Player and included in the Serie A Team of the Year four times. In 2015, he made his senior international debut for Argentina and played in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 Copa América.
Hailing from Córdoba, Argentina, Paulo Dybala’s football journey has been nothing short of spectacular. Making an impression with Instituto in his native country, it was his move to Europe with Palermo that set his trajectory to stardom. His exemplary skills, precision shooting, and unique celebration, dubbed the “Dybala Mask,” caught the attention of major European clubs. Joining Juventus F.C. in 2015, Dybala quickly became one of their most pivotal players, leading the club to numerous domestic titles and making a significant mark in European competitions.
Throughout his journey, Dybala’s collaborations on and off the pitch have been noteworthy. On the field, he has formed dynamic partnerships with players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuaín, Miralem Pjanić, and Federico Chiesa at Juventus, while also playing alongside Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, and Lautaro Martínez for the Argentine national team. Off the pitch, Dybala has engaged in various promotional activities, partnering with influential personalities including Gerard Piqué (for the Davis Cup), David Beckham (for charity matches), and pop sensation Dua Lipa for a UEFA promotional event.
When it comes to honors and distinctions, Dybala’s cabinet is brimming. He has secured multiple Serie A titles with Juventus, proving crucial in their domestic dominations. Furthermore, his individual brilliance hasn’t gone unnoticed. He’s been awarded the Serie A Player of the Year and the Serie A Top Under-23 Player.