Giannis and his brother have taken an ownership stake in a Major League Soccer team.
Gianna expressed how they had worked hard to be recognized and appreciated, and were glad to receive an opportunity.
March 4th 2023.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has added yet another accomplishment to his resume as he has become a minority owner of Major League Soccer side Nashville SC. According to ESPN, Filip Forsberg, and Giannis' brothers Thanasis, Kostas and Alex are also minority owners. John Ingram, Nashville SC owner, stated that, “Soccer is a global sport, and our newest owners once again reinforce our club's commitment to being a global team.” Thanasis then added that Nashville seems like a special place and said, “We kind of had the same journey as well. Like, we've really fought to be in the big leagues, to be there, to be acknowledged, and somebody came and gave us an opportunity. And at the same time, for us to not only give the sport of soccer an opportunity to grow but [IMAGETAGGOESHERE] be known overseas as well. I want people globally to know about Nashville and see the soccer team. So it's a thing for us. It's big.”
Giannis also mentioned that his father was a professional soccer player and that it was the first sport he fell in love with in Greece. He went on to say that he has always had the dream of owning a soccer team and that he is really excited to join the Boys in Gold. Thanasis concluded by saying that this is a legacy that their father would be proud of and that it is for generations to come.