Former Spanish winger José Antonio Reyes killed in car accident
Spanish club Sevilla FC has confirmed that former player José Antonio Reyes (35) died in a car accident on Saturday. He was playing for Segunda Division side Extremadura.
The Spanish winger had joined Sevilla at the age of 10 and went on to represent the club at all youth levels. Reyes was the youngest player in Sevilla history to make his debut, making his first appearance for the club at just 16-years-old.
“We couldn't be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace,” tweeted Sevilla FC.
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
In January 2004, Reyes moved to English club Arsenal FC and stayed there till 2007. He went on to win the league as part of Arsenal’s 'Invincible' season. He joined Real Madrid on Loan in 2007 before moving to Atletico Madrid in 2008. He returned to Sevilla in 2012 before having a two year stint with Espanyol.
Reyes represented Spain in 21 international games scoring 4 goals. He has won several titles including the English Premier League, FA Cup, FA Community Shield, Spanish La Liga, the Portuguese league UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.
Former clubs including Arsenal FC and RCD Espanyol expressed heartfelt condolences.
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