Former Arsenal striker Jose Antonio Reyes dies at 35

Former Arsenal striker Jose Antonio Reyes dies at 35

Former Arsenal star José Antonio Reyes has been killed in a traffic accident in his hometown of Utrera, Sevilla FC confirmed the news of his death on Saturday morning.

 


The incident happened at 11:40 hours this morning when the car in which Reyes was travelling in veered off the A-376 motorway from de Seville to Utrera and caught fire.

 

Reyes was 20 when he moved to Arsenal in January 2004 in a deal worth £17.5m and in his third appearance for the club, scored twice to knock Chelsea out of the FA Cup, including a screamer from outside the box.

 

He was a member of the ‘Invincible’ side that remained unbeaten for the 2003/04 season and eventually moved back to Spain, initially on loan to Real Madrid in 2006, before joining Atletico Madrid permanently in 2007.

 

He joined Sevilla for a second stint in 2012 and remained there until 2016. Since then Reyes has played for Espanyol, Córdoba, Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard and, most recently, Extremadura.

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