Spanish forward, Jose Antonio Reyes whose crucial late season goals helped Arsenal become the ‘Invincibles’ in 2004 has died in a car crash at the age of 35.
In a post via Twitter, Servilla FC shared the sad news saying “We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace.”
The crash occurred before noon while Reyes was traveling on a road linking Utrera, his hometown, and Seville, the regional capital of Andalusia, the Spanish news agency EFE reported.
It was noted that emergency services crews could not save his life.
Reyes was playing most recently for Extremadura in the Segunda Division but he formerly played for Real Madrid and its crosstown rival, Atlético Madrid.
And outside Spain, he had stints with Arsenal, the London powerhouse, and Benfica, a Lisbon club, as well as a Chinese team, Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard, where he played last year.
As a national team player, he represented Spain in 21 games and was part of the squad that took part in the 2006 World Cup.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.