Balkan-Swedish soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimović — one of the game’s all-time greatest strikers, who retired at age 41 — just sold his one-bedroom condo at the W South Beach.
Built in 2009, the ninth-floor pad at 2201 Collins Ave. sold for $2.3 million, just under its $2.4 million ask. It was on the market for 74 days.
Ibrahimović’s comments recently went viral after he called the FIFA World Cup in Qatar rigged in favor of Lionel Messi: “I think it’s already written who will win, and you know who I mean. I think Messi will lift the trophy, it’s already written.”
Cristiano Ronaldo and his sister, along with other athletes like Louis van Gaal, have made similar claims. Previous FIFA soccer scandals have resulted in convictions for FIFA officials, and the US Justice Department has alleged that FIFA officials were bribed to help Russia and Qatar host the World Cup.
The 1,026-square-foot condo comes with a bedroom, a den, two baths and a terrace. Amenities include a concierge, a beach and pool service, tennis and basketball courts, a gym and spa, and three restaurants — including Mr Chow.
The listing brokers are Evelina Tsigelnitskaya and Valeria Mola of SIB Realty. Douglas Elliman’s Christopher Adeleke, who repped the buyer, declined to comment.