These are the Top 10 South Florida real estate deals by athletes, coaches and sports team owners

South Florida has always been a draw for sports stars – professional athletes, coaches and team owners. Whether or not they are affiliated with Miami teams, they want to own property here.

No surprise then that some of the tri-county region’s top mansion purchases and sales involved those affiliated with sports.

Here are the top 10 real estate deals involving sports figures in 2023 as reported by Real Estate Editor Brian Bandell:

Inter Miami star Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi wins the individual trophies for Best Player and Top Scorer of the Leagues Cup.

Martin B. Cherry

A firm linked to the global soccer superstar purchased a waterfront mansion last month in Fort Lauderdale.

Story here.

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro

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The home and pool at 12900 S.W. 63rd Ave.

Brown Harris Stevens

In January, Tyler Herro used a trust to purchase a Pinecrest mansion for a record price for the wealthy town.

Story and more photos here.

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz

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The home at 9505 S.W. 63rd Court.

1 Oak Studios, One Sotheby’s International Realty

The baseball Hall of Famer set a record himself for Pinecrest when he sold his mansion in the spring.

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Texas Rangers pitcher Max Scherzer

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The home at 217 Commodore Drive.

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Max Scherzer, the highest-paid player in Major League Baseball this year, was with the New York Mets in March when he bought a new waterfront mansion.

Story and more photos here.

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self

The coach who led KU to the national title in 2022 scooped up a new townhouse in Palm Beach County.

Story here.

Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo

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The pool at 65 S. Hibiscus Dr.

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Oladipo, an NBA All-Star traded by the Heat after the season, made business news when he sold a mansion to a cruise executive.

Story and photos here.

NFL coach Adam Gase

Another former Miami sports figure, one-time Dolphins coach Gase sold one of his Broward County homes.

Story here.

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn

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The home and pool at 3605 Flamingo Dr.

Luxuri International Real Estate Miami

The gold medalist and her actor boyfriend purchased their second South Florida mansion.

Story and photos here.

Former MLB infielder Alexander Guerrero


The pool and patio at 216 Palm Ave.

Become Legendary

A firm led by the former Los Angeles Dodgers player sold a new mansion in Miami-Dade.

Story and photos here.

Los Angeles Dodgers owner Jamie McCourt

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The pool at 160 Spyglass Lane, Jupiter.


She co-owned the baseball team with her former husband Frank McCourt, and bought a waterfront estate in one of Palm Beach County’s hottest neighborhoods.

Story and photos here.

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