About Nasser El Sonbaty (The Professor)
Born: October 15, 1965
Died: March 20, 2013
Birthplace: Stuttgart, GERMANY
Nickname: The Professor
Height: 5′ 10″ (180 cm)
Competition Weight: 279 lbs (127 kg)
Off Season Weight: 320 lbs (145 kg)
Nasser El Sonbaty (Born October 15, 1965, died on March 20, 2013) was an IFBB professional bodybuilder
Sonbaty was born in Stuttgart, 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.
Nasser began 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.
He has resided in San Diego and Costa Mesa. He died in his sleep during a visit in Egypt, on March 20, 2013
Mr. & Masters Olympia Results
1994 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 7th
1995 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 3rd
1996 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 3rd
1997 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 2nd
1998 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 3rd
1999 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 6th
2000 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 5th
2001 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 9th
2002 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 15th
1995 – IFBB Houston Pro Championships
1995 – IFBB Night of Champions
1996 – IFBB Grand Prix Czech Republic
1996 – IFBB Grand Prix Russia
1996 – IFBB Grand Prix Switzerland
1999 – IFBB Arnold Classic