Who are Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Siblings?

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s siblings are four in number and their names are Francis, Thanasis, Kostas, and Alex Antetokounmpo. All of Giannis Antetounmpo’s siblings are athletes, and they all play professional basketball, except for Francis who played professional soccer and is now a music artist. 

The Antetokounmpo siblings were born to Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo who were also professional athletes. Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo were originally from Nigeria where they had their first child, Francis. They later relocated to Greece where they had the remaining of their four kids, Giannis included. The Antetokounmpo siblings went through several challenges, as the children of undocumented immigrants in Greece, before attaining success. Their struggles are captured in Rise, a 2022 biographical sports drama film directed by Akin Omotoso.

Is Giannis Antetokounmpo the Oldest of His Siblings?

No, Giannis Antetokounmpo is not the oldest of his siblings. He is rather the third born and the middle child. Francis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo are older than him and he is older than Kostas and Alex Antetokounmpo.

Francis Antetokounmpo is the Eldest of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s siblings

  • Full Name: Francis Olowu Ofili Antetokounmpo
  • Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Date of Birth: October 20, 1988
  • Francis Antetokounmpo’s Age: 34 years old
  • Occupation: Former Soccer Player and Music Artist

The oldest of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s siblings is Francis Antetokounmpo. Francis was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and is the only one among his siblings born and raised in the most populous country in Africa. According to records, he was born on the 20th of October 1988. This means that Francis is 34 years old right now.

About three years after Francis was born, his parents Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo resolved to leave Nigeria for Europe in search of a better life. As they were not certain what the future held for them in Europe, they decided to leave him behind when they left for Greece in 1991. Thus Francis was raised by his grandparents.

Like the rest of his siblings, Francis inherited his parents’ athletic genes. So he grew up and embraced soccer. It is said that Francis played professionally in Nigeria and then in Greece when he reunited with his family. However, it seems his days as a professional athlete are over. Francis Antetokounmpo is now pursuing a career as a music artist. He has released a series of songs and a few music videos in the last few years.

The Second of the Antetokounmpo Siblings is Thanasis Antetokounmpo

  • Full Name: Athanasios Rotimi Antetokounmpo
  • Place of Birth: Athens, Greece
  • Date of Birth: July 18, 1992
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo’s Age: 30 years old
  • Occupation: Professional Basketball Player

The second Antetokounmpo sibling is Thannasis. Thannasis was the first child Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo had in Greece. He was born on the 18th of July 1992 and is 30 years old at the moment. Growing up was quite rough for Thannasis as his parents struggled to make a living as undocumented immigrants in Greece. So to support his family, he led his younger brothers as they hawked in the streets of Athens.

Thannasis Antetokounmpo now makes a living as a professional basketball player. He plays in the NBA as a power/small forwards for the Milwaukee Bucks. His journey as a professional basketball player began in 2008 in Greece with the junior team of Filathlitikos. By 2012, he had started playing at a professional level with Filathlitikos, and the following year he was selected by the Delaware 87ers at the 2013 NBA Development League Draft.

The New York Knicks selected Thanasis Antetokounmpo at the 2014 NBA Draft but he was soon acquired by the Westchester Knicks, an NBA G League team that he played for from 2014 to 2016. Thanasis made his NBA debut with the New York Knicks in 2016 and subsequently played for MoraBanc Andorra of  Spain’s Liga ACB and Panathinaikos of the EuroLeague. In July 2019, the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA signed Thannasis Antetokounmpo to play alongside his younger brother, Giannis Antetokounmpo. He and Giannis won the NBA Championships with the Bucks in July 2021.

Meet Kostas Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Younger Brother

  • Full Name: Konstantinos Ndubuisi Antetokounmpo
  • Place of Birth: Sepolia, Athens, Greece
  • Date of Birth: November 20, 1997
  • Kostas Antetokounmpo’s Age: 25 years old
  • Occupation: Professional Basketball Player

Kostas Antetokounmpo is the 4th Antetokounmpo sibling. He is the immediate younger brother of Giannis and was born in Sepolia, Athens, Greece, on the 20th of November 1997. He is currently 25 years old. Although he was born in Greece, Kostas spent the latter part of his teenage years in the United States of America.

Along with his family, Kostas relocated to the United States after his older brother Giannis was drafted to play for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA. So, he completed his secondary education at Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. There, he played basketball and led the school to a state championship. He went on to further his education at the University of Dayton where he played college basketball.

Kostas Antetokounmpo’s professional career began in 2018 after he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the last pick of the year’s draft. The 76ers immediately traded him to the Dallas Mavericks and then he made his NBA debut in March 2019. He also played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2019 to 2021.

Kostas Antetokounmpo currently plays for the Fenerbahçe Beko of the Turkish Basketball Super League. He joined the side in December 2022. Before this, he played for the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League and the LDLC ASVEL of the French Betclic Élite.

Alex Antetokounmpo is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Youngest Sibling

  • Full Name: Alexandros Emeka Antetokounmpo
  • Place of Birth: Sepolia, Athens, Greece
  • Date of Birth: August 27, 2001
  • Alex Antetokounmpo’s Age: 21 years old
  • Occupation: Professional Basketball Player

The youngest of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s siblings, Alex Antetokounmpo was also born in Greece where he spent his early life. He was born in Sepolia, Athens, on the 27th of August 2001. He is currently 21 years old. Like the rest of his brothers born in Europe, Alex is also a professional basketball player.

Alongside his immediate older brother Kostas, Alex attended Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay where he played basketball. Instead of going to college to play college basketball, he opted to play in Europe. In June 2020, he signed his first professional contract with the UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB.

Alex went undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft and thereafter joined the Sacramento Kings of the NBA for the 2021 NBA Summer League. Since November 2022, Alex Antetokounmpo has been playing for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League.

How Many Siblings does Giannis have in the NBA?

Giannis has two siblings playing in the NBA and they are his immediate older brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, and the youngest of his siblings, Alex Antetokounmpo. However, only Thanasis plays in the top tier of the league.

Thanasis plays as a small/power forward alongside Giannis for the Milwaukee Bucks. He joined the side that Giannis has been playing for since 2013 in July 2019. On the other hand, Alex plays in the NBA but for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. The G League is the NBA’s official minor league.

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