In the world of sports, Francis Antetokounmpo has stood out for his athletic prowess. His family is famous for their sports skills especially in basketball.
However, Francis has successfully followed a different path from his brothers.
Who is Francis Antetokounmpo? The celebrated athlete is the oldest of his brothers. Also, he is the most sporty, having played both basketball and football. At the moment, Antetokounmpo is an established musician who is fairly new to the scene but still one worth his while.
Read more as we explore his family, his career and more about where Francis Antetokounmpo is.
Francis Antetokounmpo profile summary
|Name||Francis Ofili Antetokounmpo|
|Date of birth||20th October 1988|
|Place of birth||Lagos, Nigeria, Africa|
|Parents||Veronica Antetokounmpo, Charles Antetokounmpo|
|Siblings||Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kostas Antetokounmpo, Alex Antetokounmpo|
|Occupation||Musician, former basketballer and footballer|
|Age||34 years (as of September 2023)|
|Height||6 feet 5 inches|
|Eye color||Dark brown|
|Net worth||$1 million|
Francis Antetokounmpo bio
What team does Francis Antetokounmpo play for? The iconic sports figure is currently a musician. However, prior to music he played basketball before moving to football.
Antetokounmpo played for Aittitos Spaton before going into music in 2019. Presently, he is 34 years of age and has proved how multifaceted he can be.
Francis Antetokounmpo was born on October 20th 1988 in Lagos, Nigeria. His mother worked as a babysitter and his father as a handyman. When he was seven years, Francis Antetokounmpo parents moved their family to Athens in Greece, to seek greener pastures for their children. The notable musician is the only one among his brothers who was born out of Nigeria.
Francis Antetokounmpo Family
What happened to Francis Antetokounmpo? His late father who died in 2017, was called Charles Antetokounmpo and his mother is called Veronica Antetokounmpo. While Francis’ parents were in Greece, they left him under the care of his grandparents while they searched for a better life. The Antetokounmpo family is known for their athletic prowess, with each brother having a successful career in sports.
The Antetokounmpo brothers
Popularly known as the Antetokounbros, they are a famous brotherhood known for their athletic abilities and versatility. Francis is the oldest brother despite being the shortest whereas Alex is the youngest. Except for the oldest one, all of the rest play professional basketball with most of them being in the NBA. Giannis, who is the third and most popular one, played for the LA Lakers and has the most visibly prestigious career.
Is Francis Antetokounmpo in the NBA? It is his brother Athanasios ‘Thanasis’ Rotimi Antetokounmpo who plays for the National Basketball Association club, Milwaukee Bucks. He was born on July 18, 1992, in Athens, Greece and is the second of five brothers. Initially, Thanasis played for Greek basketball club, Filathlitikos youth team before starting with the senior team in 2012. The talented athlete signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2019 thanks to his defensive abilities and high on-court energy.
Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is the second of Francis Antetokounmpo siblings and also an NBA player. He was born on December 6th 1994 and plays for the NBA Milwaukee Bucks with his brother, Thanasis. As a young player, Giannis was selected fifteenth overall in the 2013 NBA draft and won a NBA Championship in 2021. In 2020, Antetokounmpo won two NBA Most Valuable Player Awards (in 2019 and 2020) and a Defensive Player of the Year Award (in 2020).
Konstantinos Ndubuisi “Kostas” Antetokounmpo is a Greek basketball player who played in the French Basketball League as a power forward. He was born on 20th November 1997 and is the second youngest of his brothers. Kostas started by playing basketball in high school before declaring for the 2018 NBA draft. With the 60th pick overall, the notable player was selected and even played for the LA Lakers before being signed to ASVEL Basket.
Alexandros Emeka “Alex” Antetokounmpo is the youngest brother to Francis Antetokounmpo of soccer. He was born on 27th August 2001 and is a Greek professional basketball player. After Alex played basketball in high school, he opted to play in Europe. The mildly popular sportsman played one season for UCAM Murcia in the Spanish Basketball League, then declared for the 2021 NBA Draft but went undrafted.
Antetokounmpo Francis sports career is a testament to his versatility and athletic prowess. He was playing basketball in Greece for a local club called Filathlitikos. Antetokounmpo played on the semi-pro league in Greece before he switched to his true passion in soccer. For his career, the well-liked player was a midfielder in AE Sparti then moved to Aittitos Spaton where he stayed until January 2019.
Francis Antetokounmpo music career
Apart from his career in sports, Antetokounmpo has passion for music. In 2020, he released his first official single, Shekosi which features Serbian actor Darko Peric. Its music video was positively received by fans all over, giving positive feedback. Ever since, the popularized singer who goes by his middle name Ofili, has released several songs.
Charity organization by Francis Antetokounmpo
In partnership with famous brand NIKE, the Antetokounbros launched the ‘Antetokounbros 5K Run’. They ran alongside hundreds of people in the streets of Athens. In order to participate, each person contributed €5 which was donated to Ark of The World. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and providing assistance to mothers and children who are in need.
Net worth of Francis Antetokounmpo
Antetokounmpo has had a multifaceted career so far, he has played basketball, football and is a musician. All of these fields have contributed substantially to his financial success. As of 2023, the well-liked celebrity has a net worth of $1 million.
Francis Antetokounmpo social media
Where is Francis Antetokounmpo today? From his social media presence, he seems to have a primary focus on music. He regularly shares updates about his music career and engages with his fans. On his Instagram especially, Antetokounmpo uses the platform to celebrate and acknowledge his siblings’ achievements. Despite his different career path, Francis demonstrates the close-knit bond within his family through the support he shows for his brothers’ careers.
Quick facts about Francis Antetokounmpo
What does Francis Antetokounmpo do?
Antetokounmpo is the oldest of five brothers and former athlete. He is both a soccer and basketball professional with a passion for music.
What happened to Francis Antetokounmpo?
Francis Antetokounmpo signed with AE Sparti soccer club in January 2018. In September of the same year he left the club Aittitos Spaton before leaving in January 2018.
How did Giannis last name change?
Francis brother, Giannis changed his name when he gained his Greek citizenship in 2013. His official surname became Adetonkubo.
How much does Giannis Antetokounmpo cost?
In 2020, Giannis signed a five-year $228 million supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. However, it has an opt-out option in the fourth year.
Few names have as much influence as the Antetokounmpo one and especially, Francis Antetokounmpo. Aside from his brothers, they are famous for their prominence in sports made better by their rich African heritage. Given their skills, the Antetokounbros are sure to continue their streaks of success in sports and music.
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