Lionel Messi buys a waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale

Soccer star Lionel Messi has discovered a waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale. The real deal to learn.

Messi and his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, have acquired a 10,500-square-foot, eight-bedroom estate in Fort Lauderdale Bay Colony through a company led by Messi’s wealth manager, Alfonso Nebot, records show and a source confirmed to… TRD.

Messi, who joined Inter Miami in July to great fanfare and led the team to eight wins and four draws, has been spotted house hunting in South Florida, from Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton. The long-time Barcelona player won the World Cup last year for his native Argentina. Messi travels to Bolivia this week to play in the second round of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

John and Stacey Dickerson sold the property at 91 Compass Lane to Missy and Roccuzzo for $10.8 million. The Dickerson family paid $9 million for the property in May last year, meaning they sold the property for a 20% increase in price within 16 months.

The 0.4-acre property has 170 feet of water frontage with two docks, a waterfront pool, a gym/spa and an Italian kitchen, according to the home’s 2022 listing. Real estate records show the house was built in 1988 and expanded in 2000.

Messi and Roccuzzo’s basic suite spans 1,600 square feet.

Jennifer Abbott of One Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller in the off-market transaction. Compass agents Samuel and Donna Simpkin represent Macy’s.

Messi’s home is located about 5 miles from Drive Pink Stadium and Inter Miami’s adjacent training facility in Fort Lauderdale. The team expects to eventually move to Miami, where its owners are planning Miami Freedom Park, a massive mixed-use project that will include a soccer field on the city-owned Milleris Country Club property east of Miami International Airport. The team is owned by Miami businessmen and brothers Jorge and Jose Mas, in addition to David Beckham and other partners.

The value of Messi’s deal with Inter Miami ranges between $50 million and $60 million, in addition to ownership rights in the team and revenue-sharing agreements with Adidas, Apple and other companies.

Messi’s long-time teammate Sergio Busquets, who joined Inter Miami alongside him, recently paid around $8.7 million for a waterfront home in the Sea Ranch Lakes area. TRD Previously mentioned. It is not far from Messi’s new palace.
Messi also owns three luxury apartments in Sunny Isles Beach, including a unit in the Porsche Design Tower, which was completed by Dezer Development in late 2016.

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