Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player who won back-to-back NBA MVP Awards in 2019 and 2020, and in 2021, led the Bucks to their first NBA championship title in 50 years.
|Real name||Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo|
|Birth Place||Athens, Greece.|
|Birthday||6th December 1994.|
|Source of Income||Professional basketball player.|
|Age||27 years. (As of 2021).|
|Father’s name||Charles Antetokounmpo.|
|Mother’s name||Veronica Antetokounmpo|
|Siblings||He has two older brothers, Francis and Thanasis as well as two younger brothers, Kostas and Alex.|
|Height||6 feet 11 inches /211 cm.|
|Weight||110 kg/ 242 Lbs.|
|Children||Son named Liam Charles (On 10th February 2020).|
|Profession||Professional basketball player.|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward.|
|Career highlights and awards||NBA champion (2021)|
NBA Finals MVP (2021)
2× NBA Most Valuable Player (2019, 2020)
5× NBA All-Star (2017–2021)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (2021)
3× All-NBA First Team (2019–2021)
2× All-NBA Second Team (2017, 2018)
NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2020)
3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2019–2021)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2017)
NBA Most Improved Player (2017)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)
NBA 75th Anniversary Team
Euroscar Player of the Year (2018)
|Monthly Income||$ 32,83,356.17 ( INR 24,69,72,502).|
|Yearly Income||$ 3,94,00,274.05 (INR 2,96,36,70,025).|
2 Million followers
|Twitter/ Greek Freak|
|Instagram /Greek Freak|
|YouTube/ Greek Freak|
3.3 Million followers
|FaceBook/ Greek Freak|
|Net Worth||$ 70 Million (INR 5,26.55 Cr).|
|Last Updated||December 2021.|
Giannis Antetokounmpo was born Giannis Adetokunbo on 6th December 1994 in Athens, Greece to his parents Charles and Veronica. In 2007, he started playing basketball.
Due to his lack of Greek citizenship, he was unable to travel outside the country for the first eighteen years of his life. He gradually gained Greek citizenship in May of 2013, shortly before the NBA draft. Additionally, he holds Nigerian citizenship.
Antetokounmpo started his playing career in 2011, playing with the senior men’s team of the semi-pro Greek B Basket League’s Filathlitikos. The next year, he signed a four-year deal with the Spanish club CAI Zaragoza.
In the 2013 NBA draft, Antetokounmpo was selected 15th overall in the first round by the Milwaukee Bucks. He made his debut that October at the age of eighteen years old, which makes him one of the youngest NBA players in history.
During his rookie season, he averaged 6.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 77 appearances.
Antetokounmpo continued to hone his skills in the 2015-16 season, increasing his scoring average to nearly 17 points per game.
Earnings and Contracts
He has a shoe endorsement deal with Nike among several other significant endorsement deals. Between June 2017 and June 2018, he earned $35 million ( INR 2,63.31 Cr) from salary and endorsements. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned $43 million ( INR 3,23.49 Cr).
He earns at least $10 million ( INR 75.23 Cr) per year from endorsements. In September 2016, he signed a four-year $100 million ( INR 7,52.32 Cr) contract with the Bucks.
On 15th December 2020, he signed a five-year $ 228 million ( INR 17,15.47 Cr) contract extension with the Bucks. The deal pays an average annual salary of $ 45 million ( INR 3,38.58 Cr) When you include the final year of his previous contract Giannis will earn $256 million ( INR 19,26.14 Cr)over six seasons. His actual salary per season:-
- 2020-21: $ 27.5 million ( INR 2,06.88 Cr)
- 2021-22: $ 39.3 million ( INR 2,95.65 Cr)
- 2022-23: $ 42.5 million ( INR 3,19.72 Cr)
- 2023-24: $ 45.6 million ( INR 3,43.00 Cr)
- 2024-25: $ 48.8 million ( INR 3,67.07 Cr)
- 2025-26: $ 51.9 million ( INR 3,90.39 Cr)
In September of 2016, he agreed to a $100 million ( INR 7,52.32 Cr) four-year contract extension with the Bucks; he then went on to have his breakout season. In December, he recorded a career-high 39 points, and in January, made his first game-winning buzzer-beater in a win over the Knicks.
He gradually helped lead the Bucks to an Eastern Conference-best record of 14-4 in March, and also led the team in each of the five major statistical categories for the regular season. After that, he became the first NBA player in history to finish in the top 20 in the league in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals.
He started his 2017-18 season the Bucks went on to face the Celtics in the first-round playoff series, finally being eliminated in seven games.
MVP and NBA Championship
Antetokounmpo continued his success in the 2018-19 season, helping the Bucks start with seven consecutive victories. He then went on to lead the Bucks to a 60-22 season, the best record in the league. Subsequently, the team swept the Pistons in the second-round playoffs, and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals; there, they fell to the Raptors.
In December of 2020, he re-signed with the Bucks on a $ 228 million ( INR 17,15.08 Cr) five-year contract extension. The team finished the season with a 46-26 record and a third seed in the Eastern Conference.
In the first round of the playoffs, he helped lead the Bucks to a four-game sweep of the Heat; he then helped lead them to a seven-game series win over the Nets in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Gradually, the Bucks advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 47 years. After that they lost the first two games, the team rallied back to take the next four. As a result, he was unanimously named NBA Finals MVP.
Greek National Team
After the NBA, he has represented Greece on the world sports stage. The next year, he played for the senior men’s Greek national basketball team in the FIBA Basketball World Cup. He then play for the Greek national team in EuroBasket 2015, the Turin FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2016, and the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2019.
With his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger, he has a son named Liam Charles. He stay in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where most of his family relocated to in early 2014.
Q. Who is the Giannis Antetokounmpo’s wife?
Ans: He has not married yet.
Q.What is the Giannis Antetokounmpo’s position?
Ans:- Power forward / Small forward.