Who is Francis Antetokounmpo?
Francis Antetokounmpo is a Nigerian semi-professional basketball player, soccer player, and musician as well, but is best known to the world as the older brother of National Association Basketball (NBA) star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Francis Antetokounmpo Wiki: Real Name, Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Francis Olowu Ofili Antetokounmpo on 20 October 1988 under the Libra zodiac sign, in Lagos, Nigeria, he’s the oldest son of Charles Antetokounmpo and his wife Veronica, and has four younger siblings, Giannis, Thanasis, Kostas and Alex. His parents moved to Athens, Greece in 1991, leaving him under the care of his grandparents, while searching a better life for the family.
At first it wasn’t easy; labeled as immigrants, it was hard to get a job and their children were hawking watches, handbags, and sunglasses in the streets. Francis’s brother, Giannis began playing basketball in 2007, and his talent was the spark needed for the family. However, Francis still remained in Nigeria, pursuing education and his own aspirations, before he moved to Athens to be with the family and pursue professional career.
Athleticism runs in the Antetokounmpo family but Francis hasn’t been that successful. Once he moved to Greece, he started pursuing a career in soccer, and played for several Greek Football Clubs, including AE Sparti from January to September 2018, and then joined Aititious Spaton.
Unfortunately, Francis didn’t have much success as a soccer player, so instead tried himself as a basketball player. He thought that his 6ft 5ins (1.95m) height would help him in his career, but he only played a few months for the semi-professional club Filathlitikos in Athens. To speak further of his accomplishments, Francis is a musician; his debut song “Shekosi” came out in 2020, and he’s since released another single, “Jump On It”.
As of early 2022, Francis Antetokounmpo’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million, earned through his various professional endeavors.
Personal Life, Dating, Wife, Children
When it comes to his personal life, Francis hasn’t revealed many details, and there is no clear information whether he is married or single, and if he has children.
According to sources, Francis is single and focused on his career.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Francis Antetokounmpo has black hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 5ins (1.95m), while his weight is currently unknown, although his vital statistics are 44-32-16.
Francis Antetokounmpo’s Brothers
Thanasis Antetokounmpo is the second born in the family, the first to be born in Athens. Thanasis is a professional basketball player, and started his career in 2008 playing for Filathlitikos. In 2014, Thanasis declared for the 2014 NBA Draft, and was selected by the New York Knicks as the 51st overall pick. He didn’t have much success in the NBA, spending time playing in the NBA D-League for the Westchester Knicks, after which he made a few NBA appearances with the Knicks.
He then signed a contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, and won the championship with his brother in 2020-2021 season. Thanasis is currently single and hasn’t talked much about his dating life, while his net worth has been estimated to be around $5 million, as of early 2022. Giannis was born on the 6 December 1994 in Athens, the third son in the family and the second to be born in Greece. He helped the family in his early years by selling watches and handbags in the streets. Although born in Greece, he didn’t have Greek citizenship until May 2013, nor Nigerian citizenship until 2015, so was stateless for the better part of his life.
He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2013 NBA Draft as 15th overall pick, and made his debut on 13 October 2013 when he was just 18 years and 311 days old, at the time one of the youngest NBA players ever. The performance in his first season brought him the NBA All-Rookie Second Team selection, but he began showcasing his basketball prowess in the 2017 season, after which he was named the Most Improved Player. Since then, he’s been named an NBA All-Star five years in a row, and three times in the All-NBA First Team from 2019 to 2021; his most successful year was 2020-2021 season in which he became the NBA Champion with the Bucks, and was named the NBA Finals MVP.
Giannis is in a relationship with professional volleyball player Mariah Riddlesprigger, with whom he has two children. According to sources, Giannis’ net worth has been estimated to be around $60 million as of early 2022. Giannis has two younger brothers, Konstantinos ‘Kostas’ Ndubuisi Antetokounmpo, born on 20 November 1997. Kostas went through the US basketball system, meaning that he played high school basketball for the Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin and led his team to a state championship. Then Kostas played college basketball for the University of Dayton, declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, and was selected the 60th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, traded immediately to the Dallas Mavericks.
Unfortunately, he didn’t get too much playing time with the Mavs and after being waived in July 2019, Kostas signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and with them won the NBA Championship for the 2020 season. He now plays for the LDLC ASVEL of the French Betclic Elite and the Euroleague. According to sources, Kostas’ net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, as of early 2022. The youngest of the Antetokounmpo brothers is Alexandros Emeka Antetokounmpo, born on 27 August 2001 in Athens. He also played high school basketball for the Dominican High School team, and after matriculating, he didn’t to enroll at any college, but instead tried his luck in European basketball.
He signed a three year deal with UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB, but didn’t have much success with the first team. He declared for the 2021 NBA Draft but was undrafted, then eventually played for the Sacramento Kings during the 2021 NBA Summer League. He signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Toronto Raptors, and is now playing for the Raptors 905 of the NBA G League as an affiliate player. Alex is currently single and focused on his budding career. According to sources, Alex Antetokounmpo’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million, as of early 2022.