Soccer superstar Lionel Messi scooped up a waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale, The Real Deal has learned.
Messi and his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, acquired a 10,500-square-foot, eight-bedroom estate in Fort Lauderdale’s 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 with great fanfare and has led the team to eight wins and four draws, has been spotted house hunting across South Florida, from Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton. The longtime Barcelona player won the World Cup championship last year for his native Argentina. Messi is traveling to Bolivia this week to play in the second round of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
John and Stacy Dickerson sold the property at 91 Compass Lane to Messi and Roccuzzo for $10.8 million. The Dickersons paid $9 million for the estate in May of last year, which means they sold it for a 20 percent boost in price in 16 months.
The 0.4-acre property has 170 feet of water frontage with two docks, a waterfront pool, a gym/spa room and an Italian kitchen, according to a 2022 listing for the home. The house was built in 1988 and expanded in 2000, property records show.
Messi and Roccuzzo’s primary suite spans a massive 1,600 square feet.
Messi’s home is 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 plan Miami Freedom Park, a massive mixed-use development that will include a soccer stadium on the city-owned Melreese Country Club property just east of Miami International Airport. The team is owned by Miami businessmen and brothers Jorge and José Mas, as well as David Beckham and other partners.
Messi’s deal with Inter Miami is valued between $50 million and $60 million, plus equity in the team and revenue sharing agreements with Adidas, Apple and other companies.
Messi’s longtime teammate, Sergio Busquets, who joined Inter Miami alongside him, recently paid about $8.7 million for a waterfront home in Sea Ranch Lakes, TRD previously reported. It’s not far from Messi’s new mansion.
Messi also owns three luxury condos in Sunny Isles Beach, including a unit at Porsche Design Tower, which was completed by Gil Dezer’s Dezer Development in late 2016.