Former Sevilla, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid winger Jose Antonio Reyes has died at the age of 35 in a car accident. Reyes began his career with Sevilla before moving to Arsenal in 2000, spending four years in north London and winning the 2003-2004 Premier League title as part of the unbeaten ‘Invincibles’.
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He moved on loan to Real before a three-year stint at Atletico followed by a return to Sevilla and short spells at Espanyol, Cordoba, Chinese side Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard and a five-month loan at Spanish second tier outfit Extremadura in the second half of the season just finished.
He leaves a wife and three daughters and former team-mates have been quick to pay tribute. Thierry Henry, who played with the former Spain international at the Gunners, tweeted: “He was wonderful player, superb team-mate and exceptional human being.
“I wish his family and friends continued strength and courage to get through this difficult time. Ex-team-mate Freddie Ljungberg said: “Numbed by the news about my former team-mate, Jose Antonio Reyes. Gone far too soon, my thoughts are with his family and friends.”