Giannis Antetokounmpo

Antetokounmpo in 2014, photo by Keith Allison

Place of Birth: Athens, Greece

Date of Birth: 6 December, 1994

Ethnicity: Nigerian [Yoruba, Igbo]

Giannis Antetokounmpo, known as the “Greek Freak,” is a Greek professional basketball player.

Giannis was born in Athens, to Nigerian parents, Veronica and Charles, from Lagos. His father is Yoruba and his mother is Igbo. He holds Greek citizenship, which he attained in 2013. He has represented Greece internationally. His Nigerian name is Ougko. His surname Antetokounmpo means “the crown has returned from overseas.”

Antetokounmpo stands at 6 feet and 11 inches. His father was a professional soccer player and his mother was a competitive high jumper.

His brother is professional basketball player Kostas Antetokounmpo.


Curious about ethnicity

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    Yoruba father, Igbo mother

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