|Full name||Paulo Exequiel Dybala|
|Date of birth||15 November 1993|
|Place of birth||Laguna Larga, Córdoba, Argentina|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Instituto de Córdoba
Nicknamed La Joya or El pibe de la pensión, 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. 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.
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. He debuted with the rosanero in Serie A match against Lazio.
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.
(Correct as of 20 May 2013)
|Instituto de Córdoba|
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