former arsenal and real madrid star reyes dies aged 35

18:30    01 Jun 2019

Jose Antonio Reyes
Former Arsenal FC winger Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car accident aged 35 on Saturday.

This was announced by his Spanish club Sevilla, who revealed that Reyes passed away after a traffic collision.

Reyes was a successful footballer having won the English Premier League title with Arsenal and Spanish La Liga title with Real Madrid.

Sevilla released the following statement:

"Sevilla FC is devastated by the loss of José Antonio Reyes, who died this Saturday in a traffic collision at the age of 35."

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"Born in Utrera, where he had most recently played in the ranks of Extremadura UD, Reyes is one of the most treasured products of Sevilla's academy, who, after impressing in the youth ranks of the Club, made history in the First Team."

"Reyes debuted with Sevilla in the 99/00 season in Montjuic, becoming the youngest Sevilla player to make a First Team appearance at barely 16 years old. Two seasons later he solidified his position in the team, which had recently been promoted to the Spanish top-flight," a statement read.

Reyes also had a spell with Portuguese giants SL Benfica and he helped the team win the 2008/09 Taça da Liga.

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