Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek Professional Basketball Player from Sepolia, Athens. He currently represents the NBA basketball team “Milwaukee Bucks“. Furthermore, the 24-year-old player won 8 awards in his career including the 2017 “NBA All-Star” and “NBA Most Improved Player” Awards.
Giannis represented the team named “Filathlitikos” from 2009 to 2012. Later, the player became a member of Filathlitikos’s senior squad in 2012. He played in the Greek A2 Basket League for the 2012-13 Season.
In addition, Antetokounmpo signed with CAI Zaragoza. He also qualified as a singular participant for the “Greek League All-Star Game” in 2013. Moreover, on 28 April 2013, the star player qualified for the NBA draft for the 2013-14 Season.
Giannis recruited for the Bucks’ on 13 July 2013. Later, he maintained an average of 6.8 points in 2013-14 season. On February 9, 2015, Antetokounmpo earned his first “player of the week” honor.
In addition, he is also famous by the nickname “Greek Freak“. He also became the first Bucks player to be awarded the “NBA Most Improved Player Award” for the 2016-17 Season.
Profile, Parents & Early Life
The Greek Freak Basketball Player was born on the 6th of December 1994 in Sepolia, Athens, Greece. As of 2018, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s age is 24 years old. His father “Charles Antetokounmpo” was a professional football player.
In fact, the player’s mother “Veronica Antetokounmpo” also remained an athlete in her time. In 1991, his parents immigrated into the country from Nigeria.
Furthermore, Giannis has four brothers named Alexis, Francis, Kostas, and Thanasis Antetokounmpo. He and his elder brother Thanasis trained under the couch named Spiros Velliniatis. The brothers faced a very difficult time in their childhood.
They remained in constant fear that the police will deport them as they do not hold Greek citizenship. His parents also failed in finding full-time jobs for themselves.
Personal Affairs, Girlfriend & Spouse
Moreover, Giannis and Thanasis started training basketball from 2007 after Panagiotis Zivas helped their parents in finding jobs. He was the general manager of Filathlitikos. After preparing for two years, Giannis selected as a member of Filathlitikos’s youth team in 2009.
Currently, the star player is in a relationship with his girlfriend named Mariah Danae. He also posted pictures with her on his Instagram account where Giannis has 3.5+ million followers.
|Full Birth Name||Giannis Antetokounmpo.|
|Nick name||Greek Freak.|
|Profession||Professional Basketball Player.|
|Age (As of 2018)||24 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||December 6, 1994.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Sepolia, Athens, Greece.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Sagittarius.|
|Current Residence||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.|
|Famous For||1. Represents the NBA basketball team "Milwaukee Bucks".
2. Won 8 awards in his career including the 2017 "NBA All-Star" and "NBA Most Improved Player" Awards.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 11".
Centimeters: 211 cm.
Meters: 2.11 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 110 Kg.
Pounds: 242 lbs.
|Biceps Size||16 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||44-33-37.|
|Shoe Size (US)||14.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Charles Antetokounmpo.
Mother: Veronica Antetokounmpo.
|Siblings||Brother: 1. Thanasis Antetokounmpo.
2. Kostas Antetokounmpo.
3. Francis Antetokounmpo.
4. Alexis Antetokounmpo.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Marital Status||In the relationship.|
|Dating History?||Not found.|
|Alma Mater||Will update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Will Smith.
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Favorite Color||Blue and Black.|
|Love to do||Listening to music and Traveling.|
|Favorite Dishes||Steak, Fries and Continental Food.|
|Net Asset (Approx.)||$40 Million US dollars (As of 2018).|
|Earnings per month||Under review.|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||NA.|
|Official Website||Not Found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Giannis Antetokounmpo
- During an interview, Giannis revealed that he and his older brother would practice on a near empty stomach in a field near their neighborhood of Sepolia.
- Later Giannis Tzikas (a restaurateur) started to prepare sandwiches for them so that they could practice on a full stomach.
- Furthermore, the Greek Freak gave credit for his success and stardom to his one of the coach Velliniatis.
- Giannis Antetokounmpo’s height is around 6 Feet 11 Inches (211 centimeters) and weighs 110 kilograms (242 Pounds).
- Giannis was the 4th Bucks player to be selected as “Eastern Conference Player of the Month”.
- Money Factor: His estimated Net worth is $40 million US Dollars, as of 2018.
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- Moreover, he also became the first and only Greek NBA All-Star player to start an All-Star game.
- His other elder brother named Francis is a football player.
- Giannis received Greek citizenship on 9 May 2013.