17:25 Saturday, 01 June 2019
The Spanish winger won the Premier League with Arsenal.
Former Arsenal footballer José Antonio Reyes has died in a car crash, at the age of 35.
The 35-year-old’s death was confirmed by his old club Sevilla, in a tweet saying they ‘couldn’t be confirming worse news’.
Reyes won 21 senior caps for Spain and was part of the ‘invincibles’ Arsenal squad who went the whole 2003-2004 Premier League season unbeaten.
We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/qeGl2nsi3c
— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) June 1, 2019
Thierry Henry is among former team mates paying tribute – calling him a ‘wonderful player’ and ‘exceptional human being’.
I’m devastated to hear the sad news about José Antonio Reyes. 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. #takenfartoosoon
— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) June 1, 2019
Arsenal says everyone at the club is “devastated”, adding that he’ll always hold a special place in their hearts.
Our club flag will remain at half-mast at Arsenal Training Centre.
In loving memory of Jose Antonio Reyes ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Gpm0Y4HT7B
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 1, 2019