Former Arsenal striker Jose Antonio Reyes dies in car crash
Former Arsenal and Seville striker Jose Antonio Reyes died in a car crash in Seville on Saturday.
The 35-year-old Spaniard – who won the Premier League and FA Cup during his time with Arsenal, died in a heavy traffic collision.
His former club Sevilla confirmed the news by tweeting: “We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace.”
We couldn't be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/qeGl2nsi3c
— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) June 1, 2019
Reyes who joined Arsenal from Sevilla in January 2004 was part of the Invincibles that won the league unbeaten under Arsene Wenger.
Everyone at Arsenal is devastated by the shocking news that our former player Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision in Spain.
Jose Antonio Reyes: 1983-2019
Rest in peace, Jose ❤️ pic.twitter.com/AT6rLFutvI
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 1, 2019
He made 110 appearances and scored 23 goals. He had a loan spell with Real Madrid and then spent with Atletico Madrid, Benfica, and Sevilla again.
I’m devastated to hear the sad news about José Antonio Reyes. Wonderful player, superb team mate and exceptional human being. I wish his family and friends continued strength and courage to get through this difficult time. #takenfartoosoon
— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) June 1, 2019
He was last associated with Spanish club Extremadura having signed in January.
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