Jose Antonio Reyes: The soccer player died in a wreck on the Utrera-Sevilla highway, where a cousin died and another is very serious. On Sunday at 4:00 p.m. the burning chapel will be installed in the Pizjuán
A traffic accident on the Utrera-Sevilla highway ended Saturday with the life of Jose Antonio Reyes, former player, among other clubs, of Sevilla, Real Madrid, and Atlético. The Spanish international, 35, was traveling in his car with two cousins, back from Almendralejo, where the end had trained this morning with Extremadura, Second Division. One of his relatives also died, while another is seriously injured.
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 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/AT6rLFutvI
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 1, 2019
The accident, according to Efe, occurred at 11:40 am at kilometer 17 of the A-376 motorway, in the direction of Utrera, on its way through the municipality of Alcalá de Guadaira, when the car of Reyes went out of the road on a straight of the aforementioned highway. No other vehicle was involved, so excessive speeding or distraction of the driver is not ruled out.
Sources of the Seville, that in a principle had communicated in Twitter the death of a second familiar, confirmed to Efe that the young person follows alive, although its state is very serious. Information also confirmed through health sources.
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
The Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium of Sevilla FC will host this Sunday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm the player’s ardent chapel.
This morning, Reyes had participated in the training of Extremadura but did not enter the call for the commitment to the Cadiz (20:00 hours), corresponding to the 41st day of the League 123. However, after being out of Manuel Mosquera’s list, he decided to return to Seville with his two cousins.
LAST GAME, MAY 18
The Spanish Federation (RFEF), with the approval of LaLiga (LFP), has already announced the postponement of the aforementioned duel in the Carranza and the other six scheduled for Sunday in the Second Division. In addition, UEFA has also confirmed that it will observe a minute of silence just before the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool in Madrid.
The left-winger had played his last game on May 18, when he participated 31 minutes in the triumph of Extremadura in Alcorcón (0-1).
International 21 times with Spain, between 2003 and 2006, Reyes won five Europa League titles (two with Atlético [2010, 2012] and three with Sevilla [2014-2016]), a Liga with Real Madrid (2007) and a Premier League with Arsenal (2004). He also lifted the European Supercup with Atlético in 2010.
DEBUT WITH 16 YEARS
His early career had begun on January 30, 2000, when he was only 16 years old, he became the youngest player in Sevilla’s history to debut with the first team. It was in La Romareda , under the orders of Marcos Alonso, although he could not avoid the defeat (2-1) of a team that season would end at the bottom.
Married in June of 2017 with Noelia Lopez, Reyes leaves two daughters (Noelia and Triana) and another son (Jose Antonio) fruit of a previous relationship.