Former Arsenal megastar Jose Antonio Reyes dies in automobile accident aged 35

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Jose Antonio Reyes, the ex-Arsenal and Spain forward, has died in a automobile crash at the age of 35, former club Sevilla have announced.

Reyes used to be section of Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ squad that won the 2004 Premier League title barring struggling defeat.

He also performed for Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Benfica all through his career, as well as triumphing 21 caps for Spain.

Sevilla stated in a announcement on Twitter: “We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a site visitors collision. Rest in peace.”

Reyes started out his career at nearby membership Sevilla and lower back to the Andalusian aspect in 2012, supporting them to win three successive Europa League titles.

He left the club in 2016 and performed for Espanyol, Cordoba and Chinese side Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard earlier than returning to Spain to join Extremadura beforehand this year.

The second division membership stated in a declaration on their Twitter account: “With a damaged heart Extremadura UD announce the demise of their player Jose Antonio Reyes in a visitors accident.”

As well as lifting three Europa League titles with Sevilla, he was once additionally phase of the Atletico Madrid squad that won the competition in 2010 and 2012.

Atletico stated in a tweet: “The Atletico de Madrid household is in mourning. Our former participant Jose Antonio Reyes has surpassed away. You will forever be in our hearts. Rest in peace.”

Reyes spent four years at Atletico after joining the club in 2007. The preceding season he had helped Real Madrid win LaLiga in the course of a season-long mortgage from Arsenal.

Reyes additionally helped Arsenal win the FA Cup and Community Shield during his time at the club, as properly as achieving the 2006 Champions League final.

The Gunners said in a statement: “Everyone at Arsenal is devastated through the stunning information that our former participant Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a site visitors collision in Spain.

“Our ideas are with all his family, pals and team-mates.

“Jose, who was once part of the Invincibles team, was once a massively popular figure at our club and will usually hold a distinct place in our hearts.
“He represented the club on 110 occasions, scoring 23 times and made memorable contributions to our 49-game unbeaten run.”

Reyes’ former Arsenal team-mates Thierry Henry and Ray Parlour took to Twitter to specific their condolences.

Henry tweeted: “I’m devastated to hear the sad information about Jose Antonio Reyes. Wonderful player, superb group mate and splendid human being. I want his family and friends persevered electricity and braveness to get through this tough time. #takenfartoosoon.”

Parlour added: “So Sad group mate of mine and superb intelligence RIP Jose.”

 

 

 

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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