Lionel Messi, the Argentine football sensation and global icon, has firmly established his status as Miami’s royalty. In a move that further cements his presence in the Magic City, Messi recently acquired an ultra-modern mansion in South Florida that can only be described as fit for a king. This $10.8 million purchase is reportedly facilitated by a firm connected to Alfonso Nebot Armisen, the manager of the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner’s investments.
Nestled within the exclusive Bay Colony gated community in Fort Lauderdale, Messi’s new abode is strategically located just a 15-minute drive from Inter Miami CF’s DRV PNK Stadium and the team’s training facility. This prime waterfront property spans an impressive 10,500 square feet and sits majestically on a sprawling half-acre lot. Originally built in 1988, the mansion underwent substantial expansions in 2000 and was meticulously designed by the renowned Lori Morris.
Messi’s South Florida sanctuary boasts an opulent interior and an array of features that befit his stature. Among its standout attributes are eight spacious bedrooms, with the primary suite alone covering a staggering 1,600 square feet. To complement the lavish sleeping quarters, there are nine-and-a-half bathrooms.
For automobile enthusiasts, the mansion comes complete with a three-car garage, a necessity for housing the football legend’s collection of high-end vehicles. And for those seeking relaxation and leisure, a pristine pool awaits, providing an ideal escape from the Florida sun.
Inside Casa de Messi, an Italian-style chef’s kitchen awaits, perfectly suited for whipping up gourmet meals.
An entertaining lounge is poised to be the epicenter of gatherings and celebrations, while a spa and fitness room offer rejuvenation and wellness options right at home. For the ever-busy football legend, a home office provides a dedicated workspace, ensuring he can manage his myriad commitments seamlessly.
One of the most alluring features of Messi’s new estate is its direct access to the water. With two boat docks and an impressive 170 feet of water frontage, he can indulge in his love for the sea and water-based activities.
This coveted South Florida mansion found its way into Messi’s hands through an off-market deal orchestrated by Jennifer Abbott of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. The property had previously changed hands in 2022 for $9 million, according to PropertyShark, marking an uptick in its value with Messi’s acquisition.
Considering Messi’s astronomical contract with Inter Miami CF, estimated to be worth up to a staggering $150 million, there’s no doubt that the footballing GOAT (Greatest of All Time) will be enjoying the comforts of his new Miami abode for the foreseeable future. This contract encompasses his salary, signing bonus, team equity, and lucrative revenue-sharing agreements with corporate giants Apple and Adidas.