Dybala have beaten Juventus team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo to Italian Serie A Player of the Year. The Argentine forward bounced back from a disappointing 2018-2019 season to score 11 goals and record another 11 assists which helped the Old Ladies to their ninth successive Scudetto in 2019-2020.
Lega Serie A announced Paulo Dybala as the winner of the annual prize on Tuesday, with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo failing to retain the most valuable player title he won in his first year at the Allianz Stadium. Cristiano Ronaldo 31 league goals wasn’t enough to win the league top scorer.
Italian football’s main governing body named the Argentina international forward as the 2019-20 ‘MVP’, with Juve’s new signing Dejan Kulusevski grabbing the Young Player of the Year prize for an outstanding performance on loan at Parma where he scored 10 goals and recorded 9 assists.
Wojciech Szczesny won the best goalkeeper award after registering Serie A’s highest Performance Index (89,9) and the highest percentage of saves (74%).
The best defender award goes to Inter Milan Stefan De Vrij who ensured a tight defense under Antonio Conte.
Atalanta Papu Gomez won the best midfielder award for his sterling performance for free scoring Atalanta in 2019-20 season. His 7 goals and 16 assists helped Atalanta to another UCL qualification spot.
The best forward goes to Ciro Immobile whose 36 goals ensures he won the Capocannoniere and the European Golden Shoe.
Cristiano Ronaldo will look to put this aside as Juventus look to overturn a first leg defeat against Lyon in the Uefa Champions League.
The full list
Serie A 2019/20 League MVPs.
Best Goalkeeper: Wojciech Szczęsny
Best Defender: Stefan De Vrij
Best Midfielder: Papu Gomez
Best Striker: Ciro Immobile
Best Young Player: Dejan Kulusevski
Best Player: Paulo Dybala