Juventus forward Paulo Dybala is living every football fan’s dream by having a collection of almost 350 shirts that he’s swapped with players during his career, including ones from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The 25-year-old is among a select group of players to have played with both Ronaldo and Messi during their career.
And speaking to OTRO about his shirt collection, Dybala admitted that he’s learned a lot from both players both on and off the pitch.
“I’m going to show you these two together. One from Cristiano and one from Leo,” Dybala said.
“It’s incredible to share a changing room with two players like that, who teach you new things every day, both on and off the pitch.
“Obviously, owning two shirts like these, I couldn’t give them away, and in the future when I have children and grandchildren I’ll tell them that I was one of the few people who played with both at the same time.”
Dybala also showed off the shirt he picked up from former Juventus teammate Paul Pogba – a player who helped him settle in Turin following his big-money move from Palermo.
The Argentina international talked through the process of how he asks an opposition player to swap shirts with him, something which has seen him add 80 new shirts to his collection over the last 12 months.
“A lot of the time you just have to look at a player, make a gesture, and you agree to swap after the game,” he added.
“I also do it quite often. I go and ask when I admire a player’s quality, I ask for their shirt and I have no problem with that. Or if I play against a friend I almost always swap with them.
“I counted them, I believe it was last year, and I had about 270. So I don’t know [how many I have now], I don’t want to say a specific number, but it’s about 350.”
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