Veronica Antetokounmpo: Meet Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Mother

Veronica Antetokounmpo

Who is Veronica Antetokounmpo?

Veronica Antetokounmpo is widely known as the mother of Giannis Antetokounmp a Greek-Nigerian professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Giannis has the moniker “Greek Freak” due to his nationality as well as his stature, strength, and ball-handling prowess.

Quick Fact

Full nameVeronica Antetokounmpo
Date of birthApril 7, 1964
Age59 years old
Place of birthNigeria
ResidenceMilwaukee, USA & Greece
Sex Female
Weight5 feet and 0.5 inches/1.65 m/165 cm
Weigth72 kg/158.73 lbs
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Marital statusWidowed
SpouseLate Charles Antetokounmpo
Children Giannis Antetokounmpo,Alex Antetokounmpo, Francis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis ,Kostas 
GrandchildrenMaverick Shai Antetokounmpo, Liam Charles Antetokounmpo
Net worthApprox $1 – $ 5 million


Veronica Antetokounmpo was born on April 7, 1964, in Nigeria. She is 59 years old as of 2023. She was raised in the Nigerian state of Lagos. She belongs to the Igbo ethnic group and is Nigerian by nationality. She excelled in the sport of athletics as a high jumper. Veronica Antetokounmpo is the mother of five great basketball players. She is also known as the mother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks player. In 1992, she and her family emigrated to Greece from Nigeria in quest of a better life.


Veronica Antetokounmpo is 59 years as of 2023.


Veronica Antetokounmpo’s professional career is unknown. However talking about her famous son Giannis, Professional career:

Giannis Antetokounmpo was born on December 6, 1994.He is a professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Milwaukee Bucks. He is Greek and Nigerian. Antetokounmpo earned the nickname “Greek Freak” due to his nationality as well as his size, strength, and ball-handling skills. Many people agree that Antetokounmpo is one of the greatest power forwards and European players ever.

He was born and raised in Athens to Nigerian parents. In Athens, Antetokounmpo began playing basketball with the Filathlitikos youth teams. He began playing for the club’s senior team in 2011, and the Bucks selected him with the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

He received the Most Improved Player award for the year 2017. Since he received the most votes from the Eastern Conference in 2019, 2020, and 2023. Antetokounmpo has been selected for the All-Star Game seven times, three of those occasions as captain.

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Body measurement

Veronica Antetokounmpo is 1.65 m tall (5 feet and 0.5 inches) and weighs 72 kg (158.73 lbs).

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Marital status

Charles Antetikounmpo and Veronica were married. They were married in front of family, friends, and elders, however, the precise date of their wedding has not been made public.

They had been married for years but details about how the two met each other are currently unavailable.

The couple was fortunate to have gorgeous children: Francis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo (born on July 18, 1992), Alex Antetokounmpo(born on August 26, 2001), Gianni Antetokounmpo (born on December 6, 1994) and Kostas Antetokounmpo.

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The couple was blessed with five children:  Giannis Antetokounmpo, Alex Antetokounmpo, Francis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis, and Kostas. All of them are currently adults, and some of them even have children.

Francis Antetokounmpo, the first child, is a professional soccer player. He is not only an athlete, but also a musician. In 2020, Francis released “Shekosi” as his first album of original songs.

Similarly, Kostas plays for Fenerbahçe of the Turkish BSL and the EuroLeague, while her son Thanasis is a member of the NBA franchise Milwaukee Bucks.

Alex Antetokounmpo, on the other hand, is connected to the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League.

What happened to Veronica’s husband?

Charles Antetikounmpo and Veronica Antetikounmpo were married. Their lives began in the suburbs of Lagos State, Nigeria, where they both grew up. However, after deciding to travel to Athens, Greece, to have a chance at a better life, they both did so.

Sadly, on September 29, 2017, the former Nigerian football star passed away at the age of 54. Shortly after his trip to Milwaukee, he died of a heart attack. The incident caused the family to encounter difficult moments.

Veronica and Charles had five children together: Thanasis, Francis, Alex, Giannis, and Kostas. All of her kids are competitive athletes, with one-third playing basketball for the Grecians and the remaining third, which consists only of Francis, playing soccer.

Net worth

Veronica has estimated worth and assets ranging from $1 Million to $5 million. However, her famous son, Giannis has a net worth of $110 Million.

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