Spain.-The footballer José Antonio Reyes, 35 years old, has died this Saturday in a traffic accident, as reported by Sevilla FC in his Twitter account. The event occurred at 11.40 on the A-376 highway, from the Andalusian capital to Utrera, as it left the roadway and burned down the vehicle in which it was travelling. Reyesllegaba to his hometown after training in the team in which he is currently active, Extremadura. Having not been summoned to play against Cadiz, Reyes returned home.
The player was accompanied by his cousin Jonathan Reyes, who has also lost his life, and Juan Manuel Calderón, who has been hospitalized of extreme gravity, as reported by the Andalusian club. On the road where the accident occurred is the sports city of Seville, where Reyes was formed as a player and subsequently triumphed in the first team.
«We couldn’t offer any worse news. Our beloved Canterano José Antonio Reyes has died in traffic accident. Rest in peace, «said the team.
The news of the death of Reyes has caused a great shock in the world of football, since the Canterano is considered one of the greatest in the history of Seville. First, because his transfer to Arsenal in the winter market of the 2003-2004 season alleviated the coffers of a club that was in a delicate economic situation and, from there, began to grow. Then, on his return, in 2012, he was a principal member of the Sevilla teams that won three European league tournaments consecutively (2014, 2015 and 2016). With the club he played a total of 253 games.
The Sevillian player militated also in Real Madrid, Atlético, Benfica, Espanyol and Córdoba, among other ensembles. With the Spanish team debuted in 2003, Portugal-Spain (0-3) and disputed the World Cup 2006. The list includes a league with Real Madrid, a Premier and a FA Cup with Arsenal, and a drink with Benfica. In all the clubs that happened he scored, in total, 94 goals. In his club of all life, Sevilla, passed two stages: the first of the season 1999-2000 to 2003-2004 and the second, from 2011-2012 to 2015-2016. It is the footballer who has won more tournaments of the league Europe in the history of the football (the three quoted with the Sevilla and two with Atletico of Madrid). Reyes also took a fleeting step through the Chinese league.
Source: The Country