Francis Antetokounmpo: The Soccer Star, Musician, Antetokounmpo Family

by Laura C. Jones
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There aren’t many families in the world more well-known than the Antetokounmpos. Francis Antetokounmpo is the oldest of the five brothers and is the only one who hasn’t pursued a career in basketball.

Unlike Giannis, Thanasis, Kostas, and Alex, Francis played soccer instead. He had a short semi-professional career in Greece before he transitioned to music. Francis released his first single in 2020 and is currently an artist going by the name Ofili.

Read on to learn more about Francis Antetokounmpo’s early life, career, net worth, and social media presence.

Who Is Francis Antetokounmpo?

Francis Antetomounmpo is the eldest of the Antetokounmpo brothers. While his brother, Giannis, is a globally known NBA superstar, Francis is talented in his own right. He’s a former soccer player and is currently rocking mics in his music career.

Here are some basic facts about Francis Antetokounmpo:

Full Name Francis Olowu Ofili Antetokounmpo
Nickname Ofili
Date of Birth October 20th, 1988
Age 34 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Place of Birth Lagos, Nigeria
Current Residence Place Athens, Greece
Nationality Greek, Nigerian
Ethnic Background African
Height 6 feet 5 inches
Religion Christianity
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Mother and Father Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo
No. of Siblings Four
Relationship Status Single
Profession Music Artist and Former Soccer Player
Educational Background African
Net Worth $1 million

Who Is Francis AntetokounmpoFrancis Antetokounmpo’s Early Life

Francis Antetokounmpo was born on October 20, 1988, to Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo. Francis was their first child, and the family resided in Lagos, Nigeria.

Francis’ parents were struggling to make ends meet. As a result, they decided to take a major step to change this. In 1991, Charles and Veronica moved to Greece to look for opportunities for a more prosperous life.

When they initially moved, they decided against taking their son with them. They left him in Lagos with his grandparents until they could ensure a stable life for their child.

However, Francis joined them in Athens later. Interestingly enough, Francis is the only one of the five Antetokounmpo brothers to be born in Nigeria. His parents had the other four, Thanasis, Giannis, Kostas, and Alex after they moved to Greece.

During their childhood days, the five brothers joined their father in selling trinkets on the street to help with the household’s income. However, their passion for sports was apparent from a young age.

Francis Antetokounmpo’s Early Life

Francis Antetokounmpo’s Career

When the Antetokounmpo brothers started playing basketball, it was just for fun. However, they decided to take it more seriously and joined Filiathlikos, a Greek youth club, in 2008. 

Soon thereafter, the team saw Giannis’ and Thanasis’ potential and put them on the senior squad to play in the Greek league.

On the other hand, Francis took another route. The eldest brother had a passion for soccer and decided to pursue it. He played for several years at the semi-professional level as a midfielder for multiple teams.

The teams he played for include AE Sparti and Aittitos Spaton.

However, Francis’ soccer career was short-lived. Following his stint with Aittitos Spaton, he decided to call it quits and pursue his other passion, music.

He goes by Ofili, his middle name, and released his first single in 2020. After that song had success, Francis released more singles, such as “Count On U”, “On My Level”, and “Jump On It.”

Additionally, he’s featured with other artists like King Kanja and Negros Tou Moria.

If you want to check out Francis’ music, you can find it on popular streaming platforms, such as Spotify. 

Francis Antetokounmpo’s Personal Life

Not much is known about Francis Antetokounmpo’s personal affairs. There’s no information on whether he has a significant other or children. However, it’s believed that he’s dedicated to his music career and is currently single.

Francis Antetokounmpo’s Brothers

Each of Francis’ brothers is a highly successful athlete. Let’s look at the journey of each Antetokounmbro:

Thanasis

Thanasis

Following his start with Filiathlikos in the Greek third division, Thanasis’ basketball career took off. Scouts were impressed by his raw athleticism and potential. As a result, the 6’7” forward was selected by the Delaware 87ers in the 2013 NBA D-League Draft.

After a solid season, he made the NBA the following year, being selected by the New York Knicks in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Thanasis then returned to Europe and played in the Spanish and Greek leagues.

However, Thanasis started his second stint in the NBA in 2019 when he joined the Milwaukee Bucks. He’s currently still with the team and most recently represented his country in the 2023 FIBA World Championship. 

Giannis

Giannis

Moving on to the most successful of the Antetokounmpo brothers, Giannis also started his career with Filiathlikos.

As an 18-year-old, Giannis was already garnering interest from Europe’s top teams, such as Barcelona and Anadolu Efes.

However, Giannis decided to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft. The Milwaukee Bucks took a chance on him and selected him with the 15th pick.

Since then, Giannis has risen to superstardom as a two-time MVP and brought the Bucks their first championship since 1971.

Known as the Greek Freak for his otherworldly athleticism, Giannis has become one of the faces of the Nike brand.

Kostas

Kostas

After Giannis experienced massive success in the NBA, he moved his parents and younger brothers to Milwaukee.

As a result, Kostas was the first Antetokounmpo brother to play high school and college basketball in the USA. He attended Dominican High School in Wisconsin, leading the program to a state championship during his senior season.

He then joined the University of Dayton’s basketball team.

This ultimately led to his selection by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2018 NBA Draft. Philadelphia traded him to Dallas on draft night. Following his stint with Dallas, Kostas joined the Los Angeles Lakers.

Since then, he’s also played for ASVEL Villeurbanne, the Chicago Bulls, Fenerbahce, and Panathinaikos.

Alex

Alex

Like his older brother Kostas, Alex also played for Dominican High School. He has a successful career and received several offers to play Division 1 NCAA basketball.

Alex decided against this and decided to join UCAM Murcia of the Spanish League straight out of high school.

He declared for the NBA Draft the following year, but unlike his brothers, he went undrafted.

He’s currently still trying to find his way to the NBA, bouncing around the NBA G-League. So far, he’s played for Raptors 905 and the Wisconsin Herd. 

Francis Antetokounmpo’s Net Worth

Francis Antetokounmpo’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.

The source of his wealth is his short-lived soccer career and the proceeds he’s earned from his music.

Francis Antetokounmpo’s Social Media Presence

If you look for Francis Antetokounmpo on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll only find him on the latter.

Additionally, you won’t find anything if you search using his full name. You’ll find the eldest Antetokounmpo brother on Instagram by his stage name, Ofili.

He has just under 100K followers and mainly uses his platform to promote his music. 

Conclusion

When you hear the name Antetokounmpo, you probably think of Giannis or one of his three brothers in the NBA.

However, not many people know about Francis Antetokounmpo, their eldest brother. Francis is a former semi-professional soccer player and is currently three years into launching his music career. He uses his middle name, Ofili, as his stage name and released his first single in 2020.

Judging by the work ethic that runs in the family, we’re certain that Francis’ career as a music artist will blossom.

Check out his latest hits on Spotify and see if you agree with us or not.

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