Former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes dies in tragic car crash

first_img Coming Next Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Jose Antonio Reyes (second from left) helped Arsenal win the Premier League title in 2004 (Picture: Getty) Read More Read More Top articles In a statement on their official website, Arsenal said: ‘Everyone at Arsenal is devastated by the shocking news that our former player Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision in Spain.‘Our thoughts are with all his family, friends and team-mates.‘Jose, who was part of the Invincibles team, was a hugely popular figure at our club and will always hold a special place in our hearts.‘He represented the club on 110 occasions, scoring 23 times and made memorable contributions to our 49-game unbeaten run.‘Rest in peace, Jose.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Full Screen Video Settings SPONSORED 1/1 Former Arsenal, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid striker Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a tragic car crash aged 35 (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes has died aged 35 in a fatal car crash.Reyes, who made seven appearances for Extremadura last season, was involved in a collision in Utrera, the town of his birth, located just outside of Seville.‘We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace,’ Sevilla confirmed in a statement on their official website.Reyes became Sevilla’s youngest debutant when he made his La Liga bow as a 16-year-old before a then club-record £17million move to Arsenal in January 2004.ADVERTISEMENT Jose Antonio Reyes | Career Honours SevillaSegunda División: 2000–01UEFA Europa League: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16Copa del Rey runner-up: 2015–16UEFA Super Cup runner-up: 2014, 2015ArsenalPremier League: 2003–04FA Cup: 2004–05FA Community Shield: 2004UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2005–06Real MadridLa Liga: 2006–07Atletico MadridUEFA Europa League: 2009–10, 2011–12UEFA Super Cup: 2010UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2007Copa del Rey runner-up: 2009–10 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Read More PLAY center_img / Advertisement Skip Ad Former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes dies in tragic car crash Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE James GoldmanSaturday 1 Jun 2019 12:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Read More Comment Aftermath of car crash which killed Jose Antonio ReyesTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:26FullscreenAftermath of car crash which killed Jose Antonio Reyes is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City 1 min. story by Metro Jose Antoino Reyes won a record five Europa League titles during his time with Sevilla and Atletico Madrid (Picture: Getty)The Spain international immediately played a key role in Arsenal’s most recent Premier League title-winning campaign as the Invincibles swept all before them, going an entire 38-game season without defeat.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe also played a part in the Gunners’ 2005 FA Cup success, becoming only the second man to be shown a red card in a final, against Manchester United and helped take Arsene Wenger’s side to their first, and still only, Champions League final a year later.Reyes returned to his homeland in 2006 where he helped Real Madrid to the Spanish league title with two goals on the final day of the 06/07 season and collected a record five Europa League crowns during subsequent spells with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, who he returned to in 2012. About Connatix V67539 Advertisement Skip last_img