Paulo Dybala

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Paulo Dybala
Personal information
Full name Paulo Bruno Dybala
Date of birth (1993-11-15) 15 November 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth Laguna Larga, Córdoba, Argentina
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Palermo
Number 9
Youth career
Instituto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Instituto 40 (17)
2012– Palermo 55 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paulo Bruno Dybala (born 15 November 1993) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for Palermo in the Italian Serie B.

He is compared to compatriot Sergio Agüero[1] and Italian striker Vincenzo Montella.[2]

Club career[edit]

Instituto de Córdoba[edit]

Nicknamed La Joya[3] or El pibe de la pensión,[4] Dybala made his professional debut in the Primera B Nacional (Argentine second division) with his hometown club Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba, when he was 17 years old. In total he played 40 games with the club, scoring 17 goals.[5][6] Was the youngest to score a goal beating the record of Mario Kempes, was the first to play 38 consecutive games in a professional league in the country by beating again Kempes, was the first to score two hat-tricks in a season and has scored in six consecutive games, surpassing the previous record of four games.[7]

Palermo[edit]

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 him.

On 20 July 2012, Palermo released a press announcement confirming the signing of Dybala, who signed a four-year deal with the Sicilian club.[8] He debuted with the rosanero in Serie A match against Lazio.

Dybala scored his first and second goal in Italy on 11 November 2012 when Palermo defeated Sampdoria at home by 2–0,.[9]

International career[edit]

It was called by Argentina Under-17 to participate in the XVI Pan American Games, but in the end did not take part in the competition. On 19 July 2012 gets the first call in the Argentina Under-20, but declined the invitation.

Personal[edit]

His grandfather, Bolesław, was born in the village of Kraśniów in Poland.[10] His family also has Italian origins.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 20 May 2013)

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Instituto de Córdoba
2011–12 40 17 0 0 0 0 40 17
Total 40 17 0 0 0 0 40 17
Palermo
2012–13 27 3 1 0 0 0 27 3
2013–14 25 5 2 0 0 0 27 5
Total 52 8 3 0 0 0 55 8
Career total 92 25 3 0 0 0 95 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zamparini: "Preso il nuovo Aguero"" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport. 
  2. ^ "Dybala: il grande colpo, Lo Monaco: "Erede di Montella"" (in Italian). Live Sicilia. 
  3. ^ "La Joya está bien" (in Spanish). Olè. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "El pibe de la pensión" (in Spanish). I'm Cordoba. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Paulo Dybala player". Soccerway. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Paulo Dybala player 2" (in Spanish). Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Dybala, el pibe de los récords" [Dybala, the kid of Records] (in Spanish). MundoD. 27 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "DYBALA HA FIRMATO" [DYBALA SIGNED] (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.legaseriea.it/en/serie-a-tim/match-report/-/match-report/Palermo-Sampdoria/47894
  10. ^ "Paulo Dybala – "nowy Messi" z polskimi korzeniami" (in Polish). Sport.onet. 
  11. ^ "Scatta raduno rosanero: 25 convocati, assente giustificato Dybala" (in Italian). Corriere del Mezzogiorno.