Francis Antetokounmpo is best known as the brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, a Greek-Nigerian professional basketball player for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis is known as the “Greek Freak” because of his Greek heritage and stature, strength, and ball-handling ability.
Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo gave birth to Francis Antetokounmpo on October 20, 1988, in Lagos, Nigeria. At the time of his birth, Francis Olowu Ofili Adetokunbo was his legal name. However, his parents decided to change the family name to Antetokounmpo after discovering a spelling issue on his sibling’s passport.
His four younger siblings are Kostas Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Alex Antetokounmpo, and Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Francis’ family is endowed with exceptional athletic genes as well. All his siblings have had success making a name for themselves in athletics.
But in 1991, his parents moved the family to Europe for better grazing land. Francis could not follow them to Greece until all the required immigration paperwork was completed. As a result, he eventually joined his parents after staying behind in Nigeria with his grandparents.
Francis Antetokounmpo’s Family
Athletes raised Francis Antetokounmpo. His father, Charles, was a former professional soccer player from Nigeria. On the other hand, Veronica, his mother, used to compete in track and field’s high jump event.
Along with his parents, Francis also has four younger siblings who are all athletically inclined. His brothers Thanasis and Giannis Antetokounmpo also play professionally for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. Kostas Antetokounmpo plays basketball in the Euroleague, while their younger brother Alex plays basketball in Greece.
Francis Antetokounmpo Siblings
Kostas, Giannis, Alex, and Thanasis Antetokounmpo are Francis Antetokounmpo’s four younger siblings. Francis Antetokounmpo is not the only child of his parents. Francis’ family is endowed with exceptional athletic genes as well. All his siblings have had success making a name for themselves in athletics.
Francis is four years younger than Thanasis Antetokounmpo. He joined the Greek team Filathlitikos, where his basketball career officially began. He is an NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks.
The most well-known brother of Antetokounmpo is Giannis. The Milwaukee Bucks currently have NBA players named Giannis and Thanasis on their roster. The Milwaukee Brewers selected him with the fifteenth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
The man is known as a “Greek Freak” because of his height (6 feet 11 inches), agility, and ball-handling skills. Francis and Kostas Antetokounmpo are nine years apart in age. The brothers from the same mother did, however, manage to maintain a close relationship.
Kostas signed up for the 2018 NBA Draft. The Philadelphia 76ers chose him as the last choice. The Dallas Mavericks received him after the trade. Frank is thirteen years older than Alex Antetokounmpo. However, his four elder brothers have very high standards for him.
Alex committed to a three-year deal with Liga ACB team UCAM Murcia on June 22, 2020. He was a reasonably successful basketball player in high school as well.
Regarding his relationship state, there is no information available. Francis might be preoccupied right now with his budding music career.
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Francis Antetokounmpo’s Professional Career
Like his family, Francis Antetokounmpo began practicing sports after moving to Greece. He started playing basketball with his younger brothers as a pastime. He finally joined the nearby Greek club Filiathlikos and joined the young squad there. He was promoted to the senior team and offered the chance to play basketball professionally.
Ofili stopped playing since he had already developed a liking for football (soccer). He was a gifted midfielder for the football team, and he even advanced to the semi-pro level. He joined the Greek football team AE Sparti on a free transfer and played for a few months in 2018.
Francis joined Aittitos Spaton, a separate Greek football team, after leaving Sparti in September 2018. But sadly, he only stayed with the new team for a short while before leaving in 2019. Since then, he has not joined a group or tried to further his football career.
Francis Antetokounmpo’s Music Career
Ofili has dabbled in singing in addition to sports. With the song Shekosi, he made his debut in the music industry in 2020. The video was posted on YouTube, which soon gained popularity and earned many views.
The musician’s stage name is Ofili, his middle name from Nigeria. He has since released several other songs, such as On My Level, Jump On It, and Count On U. He has also collaborated with a variety of musicians, including King Kanja (That Thing), Moose, and Negros Tou Moria, a British-Kenyan musician.
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