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Bodybuilder Al Beckles is a former IFBB pro and three-time New York City Night of Champions winner.

Albert Beckles Biography

Albert “Al” Beckles( 5’7″ 218 pounds) is a former IFBB pro bodybuilder who was possibly born on either July 14, 1930, July 14, 1938, or some other date. There is confusion surrounding Beckles age which is discussed in this article.

It is amazing that, although Beckles has competed in so many IFBB bodybuilding contests, as of this writing, he has never appeared on the cover of Muscle and Fitness, although he has appeared on the cover of Flex magazine twice. Al Beckles received the most cover coverage, eight times, from Health and Strength magazine which was founded in the 1898(yes,the late nineteenth century) by Hopton Hadley Health & Strength Company in London. Health & Strength is not to be confused with Strength and Health magazine which was founded by Bob Hoffman and published from 1932 and 1986.

Beckles was born in the Caribbean and emigrated to London like several professional bodybuilders including Bertil Fox, Wilf Sylvester, and Rick Wayne. Specifically, Beckles was born in Barbados, an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth.

In the mid 1960s Beckles entered NABBA contests in England before joining the IFBB in 1971 and winning the IFBB Mr. Universe overall. He had never won the overall in the NABBA Mr. Universe. In the 1980s Beckles went contest crazy, especially in 1989 when he entered 12 professional bodybuilding competitions. Albert Beckles is definitely in the running for most bodybuilding contests entered, at over 100 competitions. His contest history is here.

Beckles set a bodybuilding record with 13 IFBB Mr. Olympia forays, his best placing was in 1985 where he placed second to Lee Haney.

In 1991, possibly at the age of 61 years, he won the Niagara Falls Pro Invitational. Once again, refer here regarding Beckles actual age.

 

Albert Beckles Contest History

1965

Mr Universe – NABBA, Medium, 3rd

1966

Mr Britain – NABBA, 5th
Mr Universe – NABBA, Medium, 6th

1967

Mr Britain – NABBA, 3rd
Mr Universe – NABBA, Medium, 1st

1968

Mr Britain – NABBA, 2nd

1969

Mr Britain – NABBA, 2nd
Mr Universe – NABBA, Medium, 3rd
Mr World – IFBB, Medium, 2nd

1970

Mr Britain – NABBA, Winner
Mr Europe, Medium, 1st
Mr Europe, Overall Winner
Mr Universe – NABBA, Medium, 2nd

1971

Mr Britain – NABBA, Winner
Universe – IFBB, Medium, 1st
Universe – IFBB, Overall Winner
Mr Universe – NABBA, Medium, 1st
Mr World – AAU, Medium, 1st
Mr World – AAU, Winner
Mr World – AAU, Most Muscular, 1st

1973

Mr Europe – IFBB, Medium, 1st
Mr Europe – IFBB, Overall Winner
Universe – IFBB, Medium, 1st

1975

Olympia – IFBB, LightWeight, 3rd
Universe – IFBB, Medium, 2nd

1977

Olympia – IFBB, LightWeight, 4th
Olympia – IFBB, 7th

1978

Olympia – IFBB, LightWeight, 8th

1979

Best in the World – IFBB, Professional, 3rd
Grand Prix Pennsylvania – IFBB, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, LightWeight, 7th
Universe – Pro – IFBB, 2nd
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 2nd

1980

Universe – Pro – IFBB, 4th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 4th

1981

Canada Pro Cup – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix Belgium – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix California – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix Louisiana – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix Massachusets – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix New England – IFBB, Winner
Grand Prix Wales – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix World Cup – IFBB, 6th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 2nd
Professional World Cup – IFBB, 6th
World Grand Prix – IFBB, 2nd

1982

Grand Prix Belgium – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix Sweden – IFBB, 4th
Night of Champions – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, 5th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, Winner

1983

Grand Prix England – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix Las Vegas – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix Portland – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix Sweden – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix Switzerland – IFBB, 5th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, 7th

1984

Canada Pro Cup – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, 4th
World Grand Prix – IFBB, Winner
World Pro Championships – IFBB, Winner

1985

Night of Champions – IFBB, Winner
Olympia – IFBB, 2nd

1986

Olympia – IFBB, 4th

1987

Grand Prix France – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix Germany (2) – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 4th
Olympia – IFBB, 7th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 3rd

1988

Chicago Pro Championships – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix England – IFBB, 7th
Grand Prix France – IFBB, 11th
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 8th
Grand Prix Italy – IFBB, 8th
Grand Prix Spain (2) – IFBB, 8th
Grand Prix Spain – IFBB, 7th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 5th
Olympia – IFBB, 15th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 10th

1989

Arnold Classic – IFBB, 7th
Grand Prix England – IFBB, 9th
Grand Prix Finland – IFBB, 9th
Grand Prix France – IFBB, 9th
Grand Prix Holland – IFBB, 11th
Grand Prix Melbourne – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix Spain (2) – IFBB, 10th
Grand Prix Spain – IFBB, 10th
Grand Prix Sweden – IFBB, 9th
Grand Prix US Pro – IFBB, 4th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 8th
Olympia – IFBB, 15th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 4th

1990

Arnold Classic – IFBB, 9th
Houston Pro Championships – IFBB, 11th
Niagara Falls Pro Invitational – IFBB, 12th
Night of Champions – IFBB, Did not place

1991

Grand Prix Denmark – IFBB, 7th
Grand Prix England – IFBB, 7th
Grand Prix Finland – IFBB, 9th
Grand Prix Italy – IFBB, 8th
Grand Prix Spain – IFBB, 9th
Grand Prix Switzerland – IFBB, 8th
Niagara Falls Pro Invitational – IFBB, Winner
Night of Champions – IFBB, 7th
Olympia – IFBB, Did not place
Pittsburgh Pro Invitational – IFBB, 12th
San Jose Pro Invitational – IFBB, 5th

1992

Chicago Pro Championships – IFBB, 16th
Niagara Falls Pro Invitational – IFBB, 8th

What is Albert Beckles’ Real Age???

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