1 Jun, 2019 @ 14:50
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Former Arsenal and Spain winger Jose Antonio Reyes, 35, dies in car accident

Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car accident aged 35, Spanish club Sevilla have announced.

The Spaniard joined the Gunners in January 2004 and was part of the ‘Invincibles’ side that went through the 2003-04 season unbeaten, winning the Premier League.

He later spent a season on loan at Real Madrid in 2006-07, winning La Liga.

“We couldn’t be confirming worse news,” the Sevilla FC said on Twitter.

The La Liga club paid tribute to the ‘eternal legend’, adding he was ‘one of the most valuable home grown players in the history of the club’.

Reyes leaves behind his wife Noelia Lopez, who he married in June 2017, and three children, daughters Noelia and Triana and son Jose Antonio Jr from a previous relationship.

The winger earned 21 caps for Spain.

He was playing at Extremadura following a career that included eight years at Sevilla and spells at Atlético.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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