Heartbreaking news has broken within the last few hours that former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car accident aged just 35.
Reyes was part of the 2003/04 invincible side after joining us in January 2004 he leaves behind his wife Noelia Lopez, who he married in June 2017, and children, son Jose Antonio Jr and daughters Noelia and Triana.
He has a cabinet full of silverware having collected no less than five Europa League winners medals as well as winners medals in the Premier League, La Liga, Fa Cup, Super Cup and one world cup with Spain.
This is terrible news, he has been taken far too soon, a sentiment reflected by many that knew him including former teammates and opponents.
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) 1 June 2019
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) 1 June 2019
Devastated to hear the very sad news about my dear friend Jose Antonio Reyes. Rest In Peace
— robert pires (@piresrobert7) 1 June 2019
Numbed by the news about my former team-mate, Jose Antonio Reyes. Gone far too soon, my thoughts are with his family and friends
— Freddie Ljungberg (@freddie) 1 June 2019
Very sad to hear the news about José Antonio Reyes. An amazing player and a wonderful team mates. My thoughts are with all his family and friends. Rest in peace.
— Abou DIABY (@AbouVDIABY) 1 June 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/JuWf6gzfI8
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 1 June 2019
Sending our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of Jose Antonio Reyes, following his tragic passing.
May he rest in peace ♥️ https://t.co/8Ys6yFH0a8
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 1 June 2019
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.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 1 June 2019
— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) 1 June 2019
Today football mourns. Rest in peace, José Antonio Reyes. Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones. https://t.co/Ze3lcNuigr
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) 1 June 2019
There are many more tributes pouring in from all over the world for a man that was beloved on and off the field.
Rest in peace Jose Antonio Reyes, we will miss you dearly.