Charles Antetokounmpo

Former soccer player, father of Greek professional basketball player, Giannis Antetokounmpo

Charles Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo with his late father, Charles Antetokounmpo. source- Eurohoops

Charles Antetokounmpo was a former Nigerian soccer player. He was best recognized as the father of Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Charles Antetokounmpo| Early life, Childhood, and Education

Charles Antetokounmpo was born on August 3, 1993, in Lagos, Nigeria. There is no proper available information regarding his parents, as well as family members.

Moreover, Charles is of Nigerian Yoruba ethnicity and holds Nigerian citizenship. His zodiac sign is Leo and follows a Christian religion in practice.

Furthermore, Charles spent his childhood in Nigeria, but he resettled in Athens, Greece, for a while. Moreover, there’s no sufficient information available regarding his childhood and educational background.

On September 29, 2017, at the age of 53 years old, Charles Antetokounmpo died of a heart attack, when he was in Milwaukee, City in Wisconsin, the United States.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his professional career, there is no sufficient information regarding his professional life and career. The only thing we know is that he was an excellent soccer player at his time from Nigeria.

On the other hand, Charle’s popular son named Giannis Antetokounmpo, nicknamed as “Greek Freak” is a professional basketball player who began his professional career by playing for the teams of Filathlitikos in Athens.

Moreover on this, before his debut in the 2013 NBA draft, he takes part in the club’s senior team. In the year 2016, Giannis became the first player in the history of the NBA to complete a whole season in the top 20 including all five categories as rebounds, steals, statistics, blocks, assists, and, leading.

In addition to this, Giannis was awarded the Most Improved Player award in 2017 for his outstanding skills in the game of basketball.

Furthermore, he gained five All-Star selections, including being chosen as an All-Star captain in the year 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Charles Antetokounmpo| Net worth and Salary

Discussing Chale’s net worth and salary, he had established a successful career as a professional football player from Nigeria.

In his time, he had played for several major clubs and had earned a good fortune of money throughout his career. According to some sources, his net worth was approximately $1.2 million.

However, his son Giannis Antetokounmpo is a famous basketball player who earned a huge fortune from his career.

He has an estimated net worth of $70 million, and also he is one of the highest-paid basketball players in the NBA, with an annual salary of around 39.34 million USD respectively.

Rumors and Controversy

On his rumors and controversy, Charles Antetokounmpo has separated his professional and private life. During his life, he had been never part of any controversies or rumors in his both personal as well as professional life.

Personal Life and Relationship

Talking about his personal life, Charles Antetokounmpo was happily married to his wife Veronica Antetokounmpo. She is a Nigerian Igbo woman and a high jump competitor in the past.

At first, they met in Nigeria, and they got married in front of their family members, friends, and relatives.

The couple become parents with the first son named Francis Antetokounmpo. After they settled in Athens, Greece, they welcomed their second child named Thanasis Antetokounmpo, born on July 18, 1992, in Athens, Greece, to a Greek family.

Moreover, the third child, Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo was born on December 6, 1994. Later on, they welcomed their fourth child, Kostas Antekounmpo on November 20, 1997.

At last, on August 26, 2001, the couple again become parents blessed with a fifth child as Alex Antetokounmpo.

Charles Antetokounmpo| Body Measurement

Regarding this, Charles was an athlete person, who stands at a height of approximately 6 feet, equal to 1.83 meters.

Moreover, his hair color was black, and his eyes were dark brown. Furthermore, he weighs around 89 kg or 196 lbs, and his shoe size was 12 US respectively.

Social Media Profile

Moving onto this, Charles Antetokounmpo’s profile was not available on any social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

However, his son Giannis Antetokounmpo is very much active on social networking sites. Giannis has more than 3.3 million followers on Facebook, while on Instagram have more than 12 million followers.

Similarly, he gained over 2 million followers on Twitter, whereas around 3.2 million followers on Tiktok.

Quick Facts:

  • Full Name- Charles Antetokounmpo
  • Birth Place- Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nationality- Nigerian
  • Ethnicity- Yoruba
  • Profession- Former soccer player
  • Famous For- Father of Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Started career- footballer
  • Height- 6 feet (1.83 m)
  • Spouse- Veronica Antetokounmpo
  • Children- 5
  • Tattoo(s)- No


Written by Deago Goddin


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