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Mr. Universe

The World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships (formerly IFBB Mr. Universe)

Mr. Universe

Mr. Universe History

  • Year Founded: 1959
  • Founder: Joe Weider
  • Event Holder: IFBB
  • First Mr Universe Winner: Eddie Sylvestre

Quick Facts

Mr Universe was founded by Joe Weider, who also founded IFBB Mr Olympia.

1970 - Height Categories were implemented (Short, Medium, Tall Class) and Overall Winner

  • Short Class: 5'5"
  • Medium Class: 5'8"
  • Tall Class: over 5'8"

Mr Universe Records

  • Most Mr Olympa Wins: Lee Haney - 8 Wins (1984 - 1991)
  • Most Mr Olympa Wins: Ronnie Coleman - 8 Wins (1998 - 2005)
Bodybuilding Competitions Calendar

Mr Universe Winners List (1959 - Present)

  • YEAR
  • 1959
  • 1965
  • 1961
  • 1962
  • 1963
  • 1964
  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1967
  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1970
  • 1971
  • 1972
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • WINNER
  • Eddie Sylvestre
  • Chuck Sipes
  • No Contest (Policy Changes)
  • George Eiferman
  • Harold Poole
  • Larry Scott
  • Earl Maynard
  • Dave Draper
  • Sergio Oliva
  • Frank Zane
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Franco Columbu
  • Albert Beckles
  • Ed Corney
  • Lou Ferrigno
  • Lou Ferrigno
  • Ken Waller
  • Roger Walker
  • Kalman Szkalak
  • Mike Mentzer
  • David Souza
  • Harry Sack
  • N/A
  • Dale Ruplinger
  • Bob Paris
  • Kevin Shields
  • David Souza
  • Ralf Möller
  • Ralf Möller
  • Premchand Dogra
  • David Souza
  • Tommy Rodrigues
  • Tommy Rodrigues
  • David Souza
  • David Souza
  • David Souza
  • Agathoklis Agathokleous
  • Jeno Kiss
  • Ahmed Haidar
  • Hamdallah Atkutlug
  • Jaroslav Horvath
  • Serguei Dimitriev
  • Thomas Scheu
  • Jose Carlos Santos
  • El Shahat Mabrouk
  • Olegas Zhuras
  • Dennis Wolf
  • Ali Tabrizi
  • Robert Piotrkowicz
  • Ali Tabrizi
  • Ali Tabrizi
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • LOCATION
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Montreal, Canada
  • No Contest
  • New York, USA
  • New York, USA
  • New York, USA
  • New York, USA
  • New York, USA
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Miami, USA
  • New York, USA
  • Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Paris, France
  • Baghdad, Iraq
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Verona, Italy
  • Pretoria, South Africa
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Nîmes, France
  • Acapulco, Mexico
  • Columbus, USA
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Brugge, Belgium
  • Singapore
  • Las Vegas, USA
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Paris, France
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Katowice, Poland
  • Graz, Austria
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Shanghai, China
  • Guam, Bolivia
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Izmir, Turkey
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Malacca, Malaysia
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Mumbai, India
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Shanghai, China
  • Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Jeju City, South Korea
  • Manama, Bahrain
  • Doha, Qatar
  • N/A
  • N/A

Mr. Universe Weight Classes

All Weight Classes

  • Bantam weight Up to & Including 65Kg (143 lbs)
  • Light weight Up to & Including 70Kg (154 lbs)
  • Welter weight Up to & Including 75Kg (165 lbs)
  • Light-Middle weight Up to & Including 80Kg (176 lbs)
  • Middle weight Up to & Including 85Kg (187 lbs)
  • Light-Heavy weight Up to & Including 90Kg (198 lbs)
  • Heavy weight Up to & Including 100Kg (220 lbs)
  • Super-Heavy weight Over 100Kg (220 lbs)

Most Mr. Universe Wins

  1. Ronnie Coleman (8 Wins)
  2. Lee Haney (8 Wins)
  3. Arnold Schwarzenegger (7 Wins)
  4. United Kingdom Flag Dorian Yates (6 Wins)
  5. Jay Cutler (4 Wins)
  6. Frank Zane (3 Wins)
  7. Italy Flag Franco Columbu (2 Wins)
  8. Larry Scott (2 Wins)
  9. Chris Dickerson (1 Win)
  10. Dexter Jackson (1 Win)
  11. Lebanon Flag Samir Bannout (1 Win)
  12. Cuba Flag Sergio Oliva (1 Win)

Mr. Universe Wins by Country

  1. United States (27 Wins)
  2. Austria (7 Wins)
  3. United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom (6 Wins)
  4. Italy Flag Italy (2 Wins)
  5. Cuba Flag Cuba (1 Win)
  6. Lebanon Flag Lebanon (1 Win)

References