Miami has always been a magnet for sports stars, with its stunning beaches, glamorous lifestyle, and top-notch sports teams. Basketball, American football, and baseball players have long enjoyed the city’s offerings. But now, the arrival of David Beckham’s Inter Miami CF is shaking things up. International soccer players are flocking to Miami to experience the coveted lifestyle and end their careers in the Sunshine State. And the latest news is mind-blowing: Lionel Messi, widely considered the world’s greatest player, is making the move to Miami. Let’s take a peek at the opulent Miami homes owned by Messi and other top-tier players.
David Beckham has been instrumental in putting Miami on the soccer map. In 2020, he and his wife Victoria purchased a magnificent, $20 million full-floor unit at the iconic One Thousand Museum condo tower. Designed by Zaha Hadid, this impressive 62-story building on Biscayne Boulevard boasts a rooftop helipad, sky lounge, bank vault, wellness center, spa, and indoor lap pool. The Beckhams’ 10,000 square foot, five-bedroom home offers the epitome of luxury living in Miami.
In 2019, Lionel Messi acquired a lavish condominium at the Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach. With a private elevator for residents and their cars, this exclusive tower perfectly suits the Argentine superstar’s discerning taste. Two years later, Messi expanded his real estate portfolio by purchasing an even larger condo on the entire ninth floor of the Regalia Tower. With six pools, a spa, fitness center, yoga studio, children’s playhouse, chef’s kitchen, and a champagne bar and wine cellar, this building provides unrivaled amenities. Interestingly, shortly after purchasing the home, Messi put the luxury residence back on the market. Additionally, Messi acquired two units in the Trump Royale Tower. Miami is truly Messi’s playground.
It’s unlikely Messi will live in any of these homes, though, when he settles in Miami as the family man has previously rented an expansive waterfront home when playing for Argentina in
Sergio Aguero, Messi’s former teammate at the Argentinian national team and a record-breaking scorer for Manchester City, made waves in Miami in 2022. He purchased a breathtaking $15 million waterfront mansion in Hollywood, setting a new record for single-family homes. With nine bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, two wine cellars, a theater, tennis court, and fitness room, Aguero’s mansion is the epitome of luxury living on the Intracoastal Waterway. This isn’t just a new home for Aguero; it’s an exquisite masterpiece.
Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, currently playing for Marseille in France, indulged in his own piece of Miami paradise. With a $2 million condo at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Sunny Isles Beach, Sanchez enjoys stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean within a short drive from Miami. The tower itself boasts a nightclub, restaurant, spa, and swimming pool. Sanchez’s two-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment is the perfect retreat for a soccer legend winding down his career.
As more exciting news unfolds, it has been announced that Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, Messi’s former Barcelona teammates, will be joining him at Inter Miami CF. With its vibrant Spanish-speaking community, luxurious real estate options, and delightful climate, Miami is poised to become the ultimate destination for soccer’s elite. These legendary players will not only grace the city’s top team but possibly also enjoy their well-deserved retirements in the heart of America’s soccer frenzy. Get ready to witness soccer history in the making in Miami.