Wife of accused FIFA official sells Sunset Islands home

Home was previously owned by former tennis star Anna Kournikova

TRD MIAMI /
Aug.August 26, 2015 12:45 PM

The waterfront home at 2345 Lake Avenue

The wife of Ricardo Teixeira, former president of Brazil’s Football Confederation, just sold a waterfront Sunset Islands home for $9 million.

The home, at 2345 Lake Avenue in Miami Beach, was built in 2000 and occupies a 0.44-acre lot on the northeast section of Sunset Island III. It happens to be the former home of Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova, who sold the property in 2012 for $7.45 million — $2 million below her asking price.

The buyer at the time was a company named Ochab Properties, managed by Ana Carolina Wigand Rodrigues.

Ricardo Teixeira, former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (Credit: Marcello Casal Jr. / ABr)

Rodrigues, who is the wife of former Brazil soccer official Ricardo Teixeira, sold the 6,630-square-foot home for $9 million in a deed filed August 24th. The home’s new owner is another company named MB Lake Avenue Property, managed by Robert Madden. The purchase was financed with a $6.3 million mortgage from Sabadell United Bank.

Teixeira resigned from his post in 2012, after spending 23 years as the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation. In the years leading up to his resignation, reports say allegations were raised that Teixeira had taken bribes and was involved in money laundering, though he has not been convicted of these crimes.

Following this year’s massive FIFA scandal where U.S. prosecutors arrested a number of soccer officials for corruption, a list of properties owned by the officials was released stating that they had been used in connection to the crimes. This home was not included on that list.


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