Nasser El Sonbaty

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Nasser El Sonbaty
— Bodybuilder —
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Historical photo of Nasser El Sonbaty
Personal info
Born (1965-10-15)October 15, 1965
Stuttgart, Germany
Died March 20, 2013(2013-03-20) (aged 47)
Cairo, Egypt
Professional career
Best win IFBB Arnold Classic, 1999

Nasser El Sonbaty (October 15, 1965 – March 20, 2013) was an IFBB professional bodybuilder.[1]

Early life[edit]

Sonbaty was born in Germany. His father was Egyptian and his mother was from Yugoslavia (now Serbia), the city of Novi Pazar. He was a graduate of the University of Augsburg with a degree in history, political science, and sociology. He has two sisters and two brothers.[2]

Career[edit]

Nasser began practicing bodybuilding in 1983. His first competition was a Junior State Championship in Germany in 1985, where he placed 6th. His first appearance in the Mr. Olympia competition was in 1994, where he placed 7th. In total, Nasser competed in 13 amateur shows and 53 IFBB Pro shows. He qualified for 10 consecutive Mr. Olympia contests and entered nine Mr. Olympia competitions. His best placing in the Mr. Olympia competition was in 1997, where he placed 2nd. Nasser was also known for being the bodybuilder who poses at guest posings and bodybuilds wearing spectacles, for having the ability to speak several languages, they may have also been the basis for his nickname "The Professor". Despite weighing over 300 pounds in the offseason, he could still show his full abdominal muscles. He has been featured in many international fitness and bodybuilding magazines articles as well as being pictured on over 60 covers, including FLEX magazine.

Personal life[edit]

He has resided in San Diego and Costa Mesa. He died in his sleep during a visit in Egypt, on March 20, 2013[3]

Stats[edit]

  • Height: 5'11"
  • Offseason Weight: Around 310-330 lbs.
  • Competition Weight: Around 270-290 lbs.

Pro Contest History[edit]

  • 1990 Grand Prix Finland, 8th
  • 1990 Grand Prix France, 7th
  • 1990 Grand Prix Holland, 8th
  • 1991 Night of Champions, Did not place
  • 1992 Chicago Pro Invitational, 19th
  • 1992 Night of Champions, Did not place
  • 1993 Grand Prix France, 3rd
  • 1993 Grand Prix Germany, 3rd
  • 1994 Grand Prix France, 4th
  • 1994 Grand Prix Germany, 4th
  • 1994 Night of Champions, 2nd
  • 1994 Mr. Olympia, 7th
  • 1995 Grand Prix England, 4th
  • 1995 Grand Prix France, 3rd
  • 1995 Grand Prix Germany, 3rd
  • 1995 Grand Prix Russia, 3rd
  • 1995 Grand Prix Spain, 3rd
  • 1995 Grand Prix Ukraine, 2nd
  • 1995 Houston Pro Invitational, 1st
  • 1995 Night of Champions, 1st
  • 1995 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 1996 Grand Prix Czech Republic, 1st
  • 1996 Grand Prix England, 2nd
  • 1996 Grand Prix Germany, 2nd
  • 1996 Grand Prix Russia, Winner
  • 1996 Grand Prix Spain, 3rd
  • 1996 Grand Prix Switzerland, 1st
  • 1996 Mr. Olympia, DQ
  • 1997 Arnold Classic, 2nd
  • 1997 Grand Prix Czech Republic, 3rd
  • 1997 Grand Prix England, 3rd
  • 1997 Grand Prix Finland, 4th
  • 1997 Grand Prix Germany, 2nd
  • 1997 Grand Prix Hungary, 2nd
  • 1997 Grand Prix Russia, 3rd
  • 1997 Grand Prix Spain, 2nd
  • 1997 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
  • 1997 San Jose Pro Invitational, 2nd
  • 1998 Arnold Classic, 2nd
  • 1998 Grand Prix Finland, 3rd
  • 1998 Grand Prix Germany, 3rd
  • 1998 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 1999 Arnold Classic, 1st
  • 1999 Grand Prix England, 6th
  • 1999 Mr. Olympia, 6th
  • 1999 World Pro Championships, 6th
  • 2000 Mr. Olympia, 5th
  • 2001 Mr. Olympia, 9th
  • 2002 Arnold Classic, 10th
  • 2002 Mr. Olympia, 15th
  • 2004 Night of Champions, 15th
  • 2004 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 14th
  • 2005 Europa Supershow, 14th

Training Videos[edit]

  • Nasser On The Way - Video Part I - 1999
  • Nasser On The Way - Video Part II - 2000
  • Nasser On The Way - Video Part III - 2001
  • Nasser On The Way - Video Part IV - 2002
  • Nasser On The Way - Video Part V - 2003
  • Nasser On The Way - Video Part VI - 2004
  • Nasser On The Way - Video Part VII - 2005

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nasser El Sonbaty Dead at 47". MuscleMag. 2013-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Q & A". hugenasser.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Nasser El Sonbaty Dead at 47". MuscleMag. 2013-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 

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