Spanish footballer Jose Antonio Reyes dies in a vehicle crash

Sunday, 02 Jun, 2019

He had last played in La Liga in 2017 and played this season in Spain's second domestic tier with Extremadura UD.

His teammates and colleagues reacted to the tragic news on social media, with former Sevilla teammate Sergio Ramos tweeting he was "broken, destroyed".

His part in the Gunners' historic unbeaten Premier League triumph in 2004 will remain etched in the club's folklore, Arsene Wenger's men going through the season unbeaten.

"He represented the club on 110 occasions, scoring 23 times and made memorable contributions to our 49-game unbeaten run".

Jose Antonio Reyes died on Saturday morning in a auto accident between his hometown of Utrera and Seville, in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. "To his family and friends, all support from everyone in the Arsenal family".

Pepe Reina has offered condolences to the family of his former Spain team-mate Jose Antonio Reyes, who died on Saturday.

UEFA and European football is deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of footballer José Antonio Reyes in a auto accident at the age of 35.

"Rest in peace Jose Antonio Reyes, a huge hug to his family".

Reyes' former club Sevilla announced on Saturday the Spanish winger had died in a vehicle crash at 11.40am (local time), Spanish TV channel Deportes Cex reported.

With Sevilla he won it three more times as Unai Emery's side dominated the competition, winning it in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

"I'm devastated to hear the sad news about José Antonio Reyes". "Wonderful player, superb team mate and exceptional human being", Henry tweeted. I wish his family and friends continued strength and courage to get through this hard time.

UEFA also announced there would be a minute's silence at tonight's Champions League final in Madrid between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.