The football world has been thrown into deep mourning, as former Arsenal, Real Madrid Sevilla, and Atletico Madrid star Antonio Reyes dies in a car crash.
Antonio Reyes who came in through the Sevilla academy was signed by English Premier League side, Arsenal under former manager Arsene Wenger, and was part of the famous Arsenal invincible squad. He was reported to have died in a traffic collision and was just 35-years of age.
Reyes is one of the Spanish players to have travelled around Europe playing for some of the top teams and the Spanish National team. He was recently signed to Extremadura towards the end of the 2018/19 season before his unfortunate death.
His former club Sevilla which broke the news released a statement on Saturday afternoon announcing his death. The statement reads:
“Our beloved academy graduate Jose Antonio has died in a traffic accident.”Rest in peace.”
Teams have been posting condolence messages, and here are some of the messages:
The Atlético de Madrid family is in mourning. Our former player José Antonio has passed away. You will forever be in our hearts. Rest in peace.
We’re devastated to hear of the passing of our former player José Antonio. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Rest in peace, José.
Sending our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of Jose Antonio Reyes, following his tragic passing.
May he rest in peace ♥️
Everyone at #LUFC is deeply saddened to hear the tragic news concerning Jose Antonio Reyes. Our thoughts are with Jose’s family and friends at this difficult time. #FootballFamily
Today football mourns. Rest in peace, José Antonio Reyes. Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones.
FC Barcelona wishes to express their deepest condolences for the death of footballer José Antonio Reyes, a brilliant and charismatic player; one of the most outstanding figures and with a great trajectory in football. Rest in peace.
The thoughts of everybody at Chelsea FC are with the family and friends of Jose Antonio Reyes, following the tragic news today.
Rest in peace, Jose.
Everyone at Arsenal is devastated by the shocking news that our former player Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision in Spain.
Jose Antonio Reyes: 1983-2019
Rest in peace, Jose ❤️