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Paulo Dybala represents the South American country of Argentina, known to have produced talented football players down the years. The likes of the great Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, Sergio Aguero and of course, Lionel Messi are just a few of the outstanding players who emerged from there.
Paulo was born in Córdoba, Argentina, to a multi-racial family on 15 November 1993. During World War II, Paulo’s grand-father Bolesław Dybała, a Polish from Kraśniów fled to Argentina. Paulo’s maternal grand mum hails from the Italian province of Naples.
Dybala who holds an Italian citizenship started his playing career at Instituto de Córdoba where he set a record as the first to play 38 consecutive matches in a professional league in Argentina. In April 2012, he moved to Palermo where he played for three seasons.
On 4 June 2015, Paulo Dybala signed for Juventus for €32 million. In his first season with Juve, The Old Lay won the Scudetto and Paulo finished with 23 goals in all competitions. The next season, following the departure of Paul Pogba to Manchester United, Paulo had a less fruitful campaign in front of goal, netting just 11 times in Serie A. The club reached the Champions League final where they lost to Real Madrid. In the 2017/2018 season, Paulo had his most prolific goalscoring career, scoring 26 goals in 46 appearances.
Paulo is one of the hottest young talents in the beautiful game of soccer at the moment, and his popularity stretches beyond his abilities as a football player. His good looks is also a reason for his impressive female fan base. There are two women who have been linked to the Argentine in the past few years. The first is Antonella Cavalieri.
Antonella, an Argentine part-time model began dating Paulo in 2015. ‘Anto’ as she is referred to for short became an online star, racking up as many as 280k followers on Instagram as a result of her relationship with Paulo. The pair has been captured in numerous photographs together. It seemed destined to last, until September 2017, when news broke that Paulo had another mystery woman in his life.
She is a model named Ginevra Sozzi. She claims she had no clue as to who Dybala was before they started dating. According to New York Magazine Spy, the couple became an item when they met on the Spanish Island of Formentera.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Paulo Dybala is a gifted footballer, technically superior and quite intelligent when it comes to decision making. Dybala stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.77 m. He weighs in at 75kg. His shoe size is unknown. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Other Interesting Facts About Paulo Dybala
Paulo was born following a prophecy from his father
Born into a middle-class family, his father, Adolfo Dybala made a declaration, that one of his sons would be born someday with one mission. To play football. And so it happened, Paulo the youngest of three brothers has gone on to make a career from football. Unfortunately, his father who had supported him throughout his formative years didn’t live long enough to see his son play on the big stage. He died of cancer in September 2008.
The Argentine who could have played for other countries
Though he represents The Albiceleste, Paulo could easily have represented Italy or Poland. He holds an Italian citizenship and is Polish by ancestry.
Has several nicknames
Paulo Dybala has a few nicknames that have been given to him by different people over the years. The first and most popular is La Joya given to him by Argentine journalist Marcos Villalobo after watching the star dazzle on the pitch whilst still young.
The nickname has been taken up fondly by teammates and fans alike. The second is a little complex, given to him because he had to leave his home and move into the guesthouse of his first team, Instituto de Cordoba. He was called El pibe de la pension which translates to ‘The kid that creates the pension’.
Paulo is a movie freak
He is a lover of the Gladiator movie starring . He says he has watched the movie over 30 times.
The Dybala mask
Facts about Paulo won’t be complete without his iconic Dybala mask celebration. It is a celebration he uses when he scores, creating a mask to cover half his face with his thumb and index finger. He explained that it is the mask of the gladiator.