The last match in PlusLiga was special for Benjamin Toniutti. The Frenchman played his 250th match in the Polish league against Norwid Częstochowa. The quarterback pointed out what has changed since 2015 and how we should look at these competitions.
Benjamin Toniutti is already a veteran playing on PlusLiga pitches. The quarterback came to Poland in January 2015 and still plays in our league. Until 2021, the Frenchman defended the colors of Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, from where he moved to Jastrzębski Węgiel, where he plays to this day.
Benjamin Toniutti’s anniversary
On Saturday, October 28, the Polish champions won 3-0 against PlusLiga newcomers – Norwid Częstochowa. This match was Benjamin Toniutti’s 250th appearance in PlusLiga. During this time, the quarterback won the Polish championship four times. In addition, the volleyball player has won three Polish Cups, four Polish Super Cups and one Champions League. On this occasion, in an interview with plusliga.pl, the Frenchman summed up his stay in the country on the Vistula River so far.
When asked about the best match out of the 250 played in PlusLiga, Benjamin Toniutti was unable to point to a specific match. – It’s not easy to choose one when there are so many on the clock. I would point out a few, mainly those that were fought for the highest stakes, for the title. In the seasons in which I won the championship with ZAKSA or Jastrzębski Węgiel, I felt special – he said.
Differences between PlusLiga 2015 and 2023
The French playmaker was also asked to point out the differences between the PlusLiga from 2015 and the one from 2023. – First of all, television. Every match broadcast live. Plus even more fans in the stands. Better quality of mid-table teams. Nicer arenas and probably the best league in the world, he said.
– The fact that her team won the Champions League three times in a row changed the way people thought about her. That is, it was a league that was important in the world, but perhaps it was not entirely perceived that way. Now you have to look at her that way. As the best, next to Italian – he concluded.