The 35-year-old Spanish left-winger died in a traffic collision, shocking the world of football.
“We couldn’t be confirming worse news,” the team wrote on the social media platform.
“Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace.”
Although there’s no much information about what happened, the world of football has been shocked by the tragic news.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry posted an emotional tribute, saying: “I’m devastated to hear the sad news about José Antonio Reyes.”
“Wonderful player, superb teammate, and exceptional human being.”
“I wish his family and friends continued strength and courage to get through this difficult time,” the Frenchman concluded.
UEFA’s Twitter account posted: “Everyone at UEFA is shocked and hugely saddened to learn that José Antonio Reyes has died aged 35.”
“A Spanish international with 5 Europa League titles, Reyes will be sorely missed by the football world.”
“Our thoughts are with his family & friends at this terrible time,” they concluded.
Reyes started his professional career with Sevilla in 1999. He moved to Arsenal in 2004, where he made history.
The left winger also played for teams like Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Benfica, Espanyol, Cordoba, Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard, and Extremadura.
His last match played was just two weeks ago in the Spanish Segunda Divison.
We couldn't be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/qeGl2nsi3c
— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) June 1, 2019