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Benjamin Toniutti
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Personal information
Nickname Totti, Ben
Nationality France French
Born 30 October 1989 (1989-10-30) (age 31)
Mulhouse, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Spike 320 cm (126 in)
Block 310 cm (122 in)
Volleyball information
Position Setter
Current club Poland Jastrzębski Węgiel
Number 6
Career
Years Teams
2009–2013
2013–2014
2014
2015
2015–2021
2021–
France Arago de Sète
Italy CMC Ravenna
Russia Zenit Kazan
Germany VfB Friedrichshafen
Poland ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
Poland Jastrzębski Węgiel
National team
2010– France France

Benjamin Toniutti (born 30 October 1989) is a French volleyball player, member of the France men's national volleyball team, 2020 Olympic Champion, 2015 European Champion, gold medallist of the World League (2015, 2017). On club level, he plays for Polish team Jastrzębski Węgiel, Champions League winner (2021), German Champion (2015), three–time Polish Champion (2016, 2017, 2019).

Personal life

Toniutti was born and raised in Alsace by his father Maurizio, an Italian French, and French mother Cathy. His parents often travel to attend Toniutti's league matches. Toniutti is fluent in Italian. He is married. In August 2015, his wife gave birth to their daughter.

Career

On 13 April 2015, Toniutti signed a contract with Polish club ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle. On 18 October 2015, the French national volleyball team, including him, achieved a title of the European Champions (3–0 with Slovenia in the final). On 26 April 2016, he won his first title of the Polish Champion. Toniutti was named The Most Valuable Player of the whole season, also during the league, he received an individual MVP award ten times. On 2 May 2016, it was announced that Toniutti extended his contract for the next two seasons (until 2018). On 9 July 2017, France won the World League after beating Brazil in the final. On 1 January 2018, ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle confirmed Toniutti's contract extension until 2019.

Sporting achievements

Clubs

  • CEV Champions League
    • Gold medal europe.svg 2020/2021 – with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
  • National championships
    • 2014/2015 Gold medal with cup.svg German Championship, with VfB Friedrichshafen
    • 2015/2016 Gold medal with cup.svg Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
    • 2016/2017 Simple gold cup.svg Polish Cup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
    • 2016/2017 Gold medal with cup.svg Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
    • 2018/2019 Simple gold cup.svg Polish Cup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
    • 2018/2019 Gold medal with cup.svg Polish Championship, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
    • 2019/2020 Simple gold cup.svg Polish SuperCup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
    • 2020/2021 Simple gold cup.svg Polish SuperCup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
    • 2020/2021 Simple gold cup.svg Polish Cup, with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle

Youth national team

  • 2006 Silver medal europe.svg CEV U20 European Championship
  • 2007 Gold medal europe.svg CEV U19 European Championship
  • 2008 Gold medal europe.svg CEV U20 European Championship

Individual awards

  • 2007: CEV U19 European Championship – Best Setter
  • 2013: French Championship – Most Valuable Player
  • 2013: French Championship – Best Setter
  • 2015: FIVB World League – Best Setter
  • 2016: Polish Cup – Best Setter
  • 2016: Polish Championship – Most Valuable Player
  • 2017: Polish Cup – Best Setter
  • 2017: FIVB World League – Best Setter
  • 2018: FIVB Nations League – Best Setter
  • 2019: Polish Cup – Best Setter
  • 2019: CEV European Championship – Best Setter
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