Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is a 27-year-old Greek pro-ball player who primarily plays for the Milwaukee Bucks. The ‘Greek Freak,’ as Giannis is popularly known, started his career in 2011 playing for Filathlitikos. Eventually, he joined the Milwaukee Bucks team in 2013.
Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards, including the NBA Champion title, NBA Finals MVP, Eurostar Player of the Year, NBA All-Star Game MVP, and NBA Defensive Player the Year, among others.
He also holds dual Nigerian and Greek citizenship. Examine his parents’ biographies and get to know his siblings.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Parents Love Life (where they met, when they got married, love life)
It is alleged that Charles and Veronica both met each other in Lagos, Nigeria, since this is where both of them were born and where they grew up in.
Having dated for a while, they decided to get married. Not much information has been given on the date they got married.
The couple was blessed with five children, and one was born while they were in Nigeria and the rest in Greece. They loved each other dearly.
Unfortunately, Charles passed away, leaving his wife with a new status as a widower.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Mother Veronica Antetokounmpo Biography
Veronica Antetokounmpo’s date of birth has not been released to the public, although she was born in 1964. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria, thus making her of Nigerian descent, allegedly from the Igbo tribe.
Not much information has been given on her educational background. She worked as a babysitter ever since they relocated from Nigeria to Athens, Greece.
Before that, she used to be a sportsperson who participated in the high jump competitions. Veronica got married to the love of her life in Nigeria, and they were blessed with a child while they lived in the country. Upon moving to Greece, they had four more kids from there.
At first, Veronica and her husband were unable to get employed as immigrants, so Giannis and his older brother took up hawking to earn some money for their household.
With time, Veronica started babysitting other people’s kids as a job. Unfortunately, her husband passed away, leaving her alone as a widow with their kids. Currently, she is still single.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Father Charles Antetokounmpo Biography
Charles Antetokounmpo was born on 3rd August 1964 in Lagos, Nigeria. He also has a Nigerian nationality and comes from the Yoruba tribe’s ethnicity.
Not much information has been given concerning his educational background. Charles was a former soccer player before they moved to Greece, and he later became a handyman regarding his occupation.
When the whole family relocated to Greece, Veronica could not get a job. So Giannis and their oldest son came in handy by hawking watches, handbags, and sunglasses.
Interestingly, for the first 18 years that they lived in Greece, they were never recognized as Greek citizens. It was not until 9th May 2013 that his first two sons were granted their citizenship and the rest followed.
Unlucky, Charles never got to witness the recent successes of his sons as he passed away on 29th September 2017 in Milwaukee at the age of 54 years.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Siblings
Giannis grew up with four brothers. The oldest is called Francis, and he was brought up with his grandparents when his parents moved to Greece in search of a better life.
He is a football player based in Nigeria. Every sibling in the family, apart from Francis, is a professional basketball player. Giannis’ other brothers are called as follows; Thanasis, Kostas, and Alex.