Francis Benfatto is a world renowned, top professional bodybuilding athlete, and has been at the top of his game for the past 35 years. As a professional of such long standing, he has appeared on countless global fitness magazines, including FLEX and Muscle & Fitness USA. These reflect just some of his many achievements in bodybuilding.
Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Francis has both North African and French roots, which add to his international appeal. This mixed heritage has also emphasised his aesthetic appearance, embracing both grace and strength.
Living in Cape Town, South Africa, with his fiancé Adéle, Francis has recently launched a new line of nutritional supplements under the name Benfatto Nutrition. These supplements are sold only in Europe and the United States.
For over 25 years Francis Benfatto has competed in professional bodybuilding.
Francis has competed internationally over a twenty-five year period, and made a comeback in the professional ranks of bodybuilding in March of 2006 after a 14 year lay off at the tender age of 48 and place 6 over all of which he was amongst the best of the best athletes of today reaching his personal best shape ever and bodybuildings best ever comeback in History.
Francis has, during his carrier, run many seminars and workshops, both in EUR and in the USA, as well as his new inspirational Lifestyle couching, which has given him the experience and expertise to provide cutting edge input to a diverse group of people and to individualize their needs.
Francis has created a revolutionary training concept that he calls the A.R.T System™ which he has developed through his 35 year bodybuilding experience.
1985 IFBB World Amateur Championships 5th
1986 IFBB European Championships 3rd
1986 IFBB World Amateur Championships 3rd
1987 IFBB World Amateur Championships 2nd
1988 IFBB Grand Prix France 9th
1988 IFBB Night Of The Champions 9th
1989 IFBB Grand Prix France 6th
1989 IFBB Grand Prix Germany 4th
1989 IFBB Grand Prix Spain 8th
1989 IFBB Grand Prix Sweden 7th
1989 IFBB Olympia 12th
1990 IFBB Night Of The Champions 8th
1990 IFBB Olympia 6th
1991 IFBB Ironman Pro 7th
1991 IFBB Arnold Classic And Internationals 10th
1991 IFBB Olympia 7th
1992 IFBB Arnold Classic And Internationals 9th
1992 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro 8th
1992 IFBB Olympia 15th
1993 IFBB Grand Prix France 9th
1993 IFBB Arnold Classic And Internationals 13th
1993 IFBB Grand Prix Germany 13th
2006 IFBB Grand Prix Australia 6th
Official website: francisbenfatto.co.za
Photo’s sent to Evolution of Bodybuilding by Francis Benfatto himself.