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Jose Antonio Reyes killed in vehicle crash at age of 35

Jose Antonio Reyes killed in vehicle crash at age of 35

He also played for Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Benfica during his career, as well as winning 21 caps for Spain.

A statement on Arsenal's Twitter account read: "Everyone at Arsenal is devastated by the shocking news that our former player Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision in Spain".

"He had a glittering career and won numerous honours wherever he played and I am shocked and saddened that his life has been so tragically cut short".

A minute-long moment of silence will be observed at Saturday's Champions League Final. "He will remain forever in our hearts".

"With broken hearts we announce the news of our player Jose Antonio Reyes' death in a vehicle crash and we ask for you to pray for his soul", Extremadura said.

Sevilla and second-division club Extremadura, where Reyes played this past season, both confirmed the death on Saturday.

Former Sevilla, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Atletico star Reyes is survived by two young daughters with his wife Noelia Lopez, and an 11-year-old son from a previous relationship.

His involvement in Arsène Wenger's Invincibles side saw him become the first Spanish player to ever win the Premier League title.

He was most recently playing for Spanish club Extremadura having signed for the club in January. Shattered. I have no words. He went on to lift three-consecutive Europa League titles from 2014.

His teammates and colleagues reacted to the tragic news on social media, with former Sevilla teammate Sergio Ramos tweeting he was "broken, destroyed". Reyes made a serious impact on fans during his time in north London, making over 100 appearances for the club before returning to Spain in 2006. "What a left flank you are going to make, Antonio and you, up there".

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