The wife of Arsenal, the wife of Jose Antonio Reyes, posted a moving photo a few days before his death

The wife of former Arsenal and Real Madrid star Jose Antonio Reyes posted a moving photo of the two of them on their eighth birthday, just five days before his death in a fiery car accident at the age of 35.

The soccer player was killed along with his 23-year-old cousin, while another man suffered serious burns when the vehicle in which they traveled crashed and went up in flames in Utrera, the city where Reyes was born just outside of Seville.

Just five days before the tragedy, Noelia Lopez called her husband her & # 39; love & # 39; and described their relationship as a & # 39; that you don't ask for, but everything gets & # 39 ;.

The former Spanish international was reportedly on his way home to his wife and three children after the training, because they had not been selected by the current club Extremadura to play against Cadiz tomorrow.

He leaves behind daughters, Noelia, five, and Triana, two, and a son, 11-year-old Jose Antonio Jr., from a previous relationship.

The Spanish police said they believed that Reyes was driving at 120 mph with his Mercedes Brabus S550V – about 50 mph above the speed limit on the A-376 at Alcala de Guadaira, outside of Seville.

The car burned out completely after it crashed from the highway and landed on the roof.

Noelia Lopez, the wife of the former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes, posted a moving message about her partner a few days before his death

Noelia Lopez, the wife of the former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes, posted a moving message about her partner a few days before his death

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid star Jose Antonio Reyes (photo shoot for the Arsenal team in Invincibles in 2004) died in a car accident

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid star Jose Antonio Reyes (photo shoot for the Arsenal team in Invincibles in 2004) died in a car accident

Reyes is played in March for his most recent club Extremadura

Reyes is played in March for his most recent club Extremadura

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid star Jose Antonio Reyes died in a car accident at the age of 35. Reyes, who was part of Arsenal & # 39; s 2004 Invincibles team (pictured left in 2004 and rightly so for the most recent club Extremadura in March), was involved in a traffic collision in Utrera, the city where he was born, just this morning outside of Seville, in Spain

The Mercedes S-class of Reyes was completely destroyed after it was blown over and flared up after leaving the road

The Mercedes S-class of Reyes was completely destroyed after it was blown over and flared up after leaving the road

The Mercedes S-class of Reyes was completely destroyed after it was blown over and flared up after leaving the road

Reyes & # 39; wife Noelia Lopez is not in the foreground in Spain, and prefers to keep the attention of her footballing husband.

They were married in June 2017 at a ceremony in the church of Virgen de la Consolacion in his home town of Utrera.

In the title of the Instagram post celebrating their birthday, she said: & # 39; If you don't ask for anything and they give you everything.

& # 39; I understood that everyone is where they want to be and who they want to be with. Fortunately my love for 8 years. & # 39;

His cousin Jonathan Reyes, 23, a rear passenger, also died along with a third man named Juan Manuel Calderon, who managed to get out of the vehicle, but suffered first-degree burns to 60 percent of his body that he eventually claimed his life. was rushed to the Virgen del Rocio hospital in Seville.

He was also described locally as a cousin of the football player, who also played for Sevilla, Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid.

Reyes & # 39; Mercedes are said to have left the highway before he was turned over and went up in flames.

TV recordings showed the charred wreckage of the car on its roof.

Utrera has declared two official mourning days.

The Town Hall said in a statement: & # 39; Utrera-born Jose Antonio Reyes died in a traffic accident on the A-376 this morning.

Reyes leaves behind daughters, Noelia, five, and Triana, two, and a son, 11-year-old Jose Antonio Jr., from a previous relationship

Reyes leaves behind daughters, Noelia, five, and Triana, two, and a son, 11-year-old Jose Antonio Jr., from a previous relationship

Reyes leaves behind daughters, Noelia, five, and Triana, two, and a son, 11-year-old Jose Antonio Jr., from a previous relationship

It is reported that one of the other people in the car, his 23-year-old cousin, also died while the third resident suffered from burns. Above: Reyes and Mrs. Lopez at their wedding

It is reported that one of the other people in the car, his 23-year-old cousin, also died while the third resident suffered from burns. Above: Reyes and Mrs. Lopez at their wedding

It is reported that one of the other people in the car, his 23-year-old cousin, also died while the third resident suffered from burns. Above: Reyes and Mrs. Lopez at their wedding

Confirming the news on Twitter, the former club Sevilla said: “We can't confirm bad news. The beloved Seville star Jose Antonio Reyes died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace & # 39 ;. Above: Reyes and his wife with the guests during their wedding

Confirming the news on Twitter, the former club Sevilla said: “We can't confirm bad news. The beloved Seville star Jose Antonio Reyes died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace & # 39 ;. Above: Reyes and his wife with the guests during their wedding

Confirming the news on Twitter, the former club Sevilla said: “We can't confirm bad news. The beloved Seville star Jose Antonio Reyes died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace & # 39 ;. Above: Reyes and his wife with the guests during their wedding

The former Spanish international was reportedly on his way home to his wife and three children after the training, because they had not been selected by the current club Extremadura to play against Cadiz tomorrow.

The former Spanish international was reportedly on his way home to his wife and three children after the training, because they had not been selected by the current club Extremadura to play against Cadiz tomorrow.

The former Spanish international was reportedly on his way home to his wife and three children after the training, because they had not been selected by the current club Extremadura to play against Cadiz tomorrow.

Above: images of the site of the crash in Utrera show the burnt-out car on its roof by the side of the road

Above: images of the site of the crash in Utrera show the burnt-out car on its roof by the side of the road

Above: images of the site of the crash in Utrera show the burnt-out car on its roof by the side of the road

& # 39; Another family member of Jose Antonio has also died.

& # 39; Jose Antonio has been a beloved person in our city since the start of his football career at the Sevilla Football Club, who always bears the flag for Utrera. & # 39;

Utrera & # 39; s mayor Jose Maria Villalobos said he & # 39; overwhelmed himself with this sad news and the fact that a young person with a family took his life & # 39 ;.

He leaves behind his daughters Noelia and Triana, son Jose Antonio Jr. and his wife Noelia Lopez, whom he married in June 2017.

The cousin of the father-of-three, Jonathan Reyes, is also said to have been killed in the horror crash around 11.40 am.

During tonight's Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham, a minute's silence will be observed as a sign of respect for Reyes, who was the first Spaniard to win the Premier League.

The sports car was reduced to a crumpled heap after the horror battle near the home city of the Premier League-winning star

The sports car was reduced to a crumpled heap after the horror battle near the home city of the Premier League-winning star

The sports car was reduced to a crumpled heap after the horror battle near the home city of the Premier League-winning star

The car was towed on the back of a truck after it had been pulled onto the highway on Saturday

The car was towed on the back of a truck after it had been pulled onto the highway on Saturday

The car was towed on the back of a truck after it had been pulled onto the highway on Saturday

Reyes and his 23-year-old cousin Jonathan Reyes died in the accident. A third man, Juan Manuel Calderon, managed to crawl free from the wreckage but later died of his injuries

Reyes and his 23-year-old cousin Jonathan Reyes died in the accident. A third man, Juan Manuel Calderon, managed to crawl free from the wreckage but later died of his injuries

Reyes and his 23-year-old cousin Jonathan Reyes died in the accident. A third man, Juan Manuel Calderon, managed to crawl free from the wreckage but later died of his injuries

The Spanish police are investigating the cause of the accident, although the car reportedly went too fast when it left the road

The Spanish police are investigating the cause of the accident, although the car reportedly went too fast when it left the road

The Spanish police are investigating the cause of the accident, although the car reportedly went too fast when it left the road

Former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes is depicted at the wheel of a car in an image he posted to his Instagram account

Former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes is depicted at the wheel of a car in an image he posted to his Instagram account

Former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes is depicted at the wheel of a car in an image he posted to his Instagram account

Allegedly images from the scene of the crash show showed a car on its roof that lay in a ditch on the side of the road and another black smoke that fills the air.

A statement from Seville & # 39; s English Twitter account read: & # 39; We could not confirm bad news. The beloved Seville star Jose Antonio Reyes died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace. & # 39;

He has played in the Spanish second-rate period since January after signing a five-month deal with Extremadura.

Reyes, who won 21 caps for Spain, started his career at hometown club Sevilla and made his first debut at the age of 16.

All seven games of the second division that will be played in the club have been postponed and will be played on Tuesday instead.

After leaving Seville for the first time, Reyes signed for Arsenal during the & # 39; Invincibles & # 39; from 2003-04 for around £ 15 million.

He won the Premier League, FA Cup and Community Shield. He was the first Spaniard to win the English title.

Arsene Wenger, who was in charge of Arsenal from 1996 to 2018 and was in charge during Reyes & # 39; time in the club, paid tribute to the Spaniard today.

& # 39; I'm devastated to hear the terrible news about Jose & # 39 ;, he said in a statement from Arsenal.

& # 39; To his family and friends, all the support from everyone in the Arsenal family. He will remain in our hearts forever. & # 39;

Cesc Fabregas, who was Reyes' teammate at Arsenal (shown together at the club), said a tribute to his & # 39; first great friend in the world of professional football & # 39;

Cesc Fabregas, who was Reyes' teammate at Arsenal (shown together at the club), said a tribute to his & # 39; first great friend in the world of professional football & # 39;

Cesc Fabregas, who was Reyes' teammate at Arsenal (shown together at the club), said a tribute to his & # 39; first great friend in the world of professional football & # 39;

Reyes & # 39; former teammate Sergio Aguero (pictured together with the UEFA Cup together) said he & # 39; had a lot of pain & # 39; after the death of his & # 39; very good friend and partner & # 39; with whom he & # 39; great moments shared & # 39;

Reyes & # 39; former teammate Sergio Aguero (pictured together with the UEFA Cup together) said he & # 39; had a lot of pain & # 39; after the death of his & # 39; very good friend and partner & # 39; with whom he & # 39; great moments shared & # 39;

Reyes & # 39; former teammate Sergio Aguero (pictured together with the UEFA Cup together) said he & # 39; had a lot of pain & # 39; after the death of his & # 39; very good friend and partner & # 39; with whom he & # 39; great moments shared & # 39;

Arsene Wenger, who was in charge of Arsenal from 1996 to 2018 and who was in charge of the club during Reyes & # 39; time (image of club signing), said the Spaniard & # 39; will remain in our hearts forever & # 39;

Arsene Wenger, who was in charge of Arsenal from 1996 to 2018 and who was in charge of the club during Reyes & # 39; time (image of club signing), said the Spaniard & # 39; will remain in our hearts forever & # 39;

Arsene Wenger, who was in charge of Arsenal from 1996 to 2018 and who was in charge of the club during Reyes & # 39; time (image of club signing), said the Spaniard & # 39; will remain in our hearts forever & # 39;

Cesc Fabregas, who was Reyes' teammate at Arsenal, said in a translated statement: & # 39; My first big friend in the world of professional football, my roommate, who always wanted to sleep at -10 degrees with air conditioning.

& # 39; A humble man who always had a smile on his face, a great soccer player and a great person. I couldn't wake up in a worse way today.

& # 39; I will never forget it when you and your family welcomed me to your home during my first Christmas in England, when I was alone and 16 years old.

& # 39; I will never forget our tennis matches at the gym before and after training. Our connection in the field was also special, because it was always easy to find yourself between the lines, so that you could make a difference.

& # 39; I always say that you have been one of the greatest talents in football and I know that I am not mistaken.

& # 39; 2 days ago I was talking about you in an interview, it could be a sign, who knows, to remember you, my great friend.

& # 39; I will never forget you, we will never forget you. Always in our hearts. Rest in peace Jose Antonio Reyes. I love you very much. Cesc. & # 39;

Other former Arsenal colleagues in the form of Freddie Ljungberg, Ray Parlor, Robert Pires and Abou Diaby also shared tributes on social media, along with the current boss of Gunners Unai Emery.

Ljungberg said that he was & # 39; stunned by the news & # 39; about his former teammate, while Parlor described the former Spanish international as a & # 39; great talent & # 39 ;.

Emery tweeted his condolences in Spanish that translated as follows: & # 39; Deeply sad and speechless after learning this tragic news. I will never forget your magic and your smile, Jose, never. It was an honor to be by your side … a strong hug and the whole spirit of the world for family, friends and clubs that he represented. RIP friend. & # 39;

Arsenal, Tottenham's North London rival, meanwhile, paid their respect and tweeted: & All our thoughts go to Jose & # 39; s friends and family and everyone at Arsenal in this very difficult time. & # 39;

Arsenal fans around the world mourned the news about Reyes' death, with @gunnerblog leading the fan reaction online.

& # 39; This is so & # 39; n terribly sad news & # 39 ;, he wrote.

Reyes went to the north of London to return to Spain with Real Madrid on loan before concluding a fixed deal with his rival Atletico Madrid in 2007, where he won the Europa League twice.

The father-of-three soccer player is pictured with kissing the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League final with Sevilla in b2016

The father-of-three soccer player is pictured with kissing the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League final with Sevilla in b2016

The father-of-three soccer player is pictured with kissing the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League final with Sevilla in b2016

Reyes signed for Arsenal during the 2003-2004 season and continued to win the Premier League

Reyes signed for Arsenal during the 2003-2004 season and continued to win the Premier League

Reyes signed for Arsenal during the 2003-2004 season and continued to win the Premier League

He leaves three children behind; daughters Noelia and Triana, son Jose Antonio Jr. and wife Noelia Lopez, to whom he married in June 2017. Above: Reyes and Mrs. Lopez on their wedding day

He leaves three children behind; daughters Noelia and Triana, son Jose Antonio Jr. and wife Noelia Lopez, to whom he married in June 2017. Above: Reyes and Mrs. Lopez on their wedding day

He leaves three children behind; daughters Noelia and Triana, son Jose Antonio Jr. and wife Noelia Lopez, to whom he married in June 2017. Above: Reyes and Mrs. Lopez on their wedding day

A 20-year-old Reyes poses on an older Mercedes after signing for Arsene Wenger & Arsenal in 2004 from Seville

A 20-year-old Reyes poses on an older Mercedes after signing for Arsene Wenger & Arsenal in 2004 from Seville

A 20-year-old Reyes poses on an older Mercedes after signing for Arsene Wenger & Arsenal in 2004 from Seville

He returned to Seville in 2012 and then represented Espanyol, Cordoba and Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard in China before signing for Extremadura in January. Reyes & # 39; last game was a 1-0 win over Alcorcon on May 18 and his team would play against Cadiz on Sunday, but that was postponed until Tuesday.

Extremadura paid tribute to Reyes in a tweet and said: & With a shrunken soul and a broken heart we have announced the death of Jose Antonio Reyes in a traffic accident. We pray for his soul. & # 39;

Reyes has the record for the player with the most Europa League titles. He won the competition twice with Atletico and three times with Sevilla.

Former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry led the obeisances on social media and described Reyes as an & # 39; exceptional person & # 39 ;.

The Frenchman wrote: & # 39; I am devastated to hear the sad news about Jose Antonio Reyes.

& # 39; Great player, excellent teammate and exceptional person. I still wish his family and friends strength and courage to get through this difficult time. # tasksfartoonoon & # 39 ;.

BT Sport also presented Gary Lineker tweeted, saying: “How terribly sad. REST IN PEACE & # 39 ;.

Arsenal also paid tribute to their former player, tweeting: & Everyone at Arsenal was destroyed by the shocking news that our former player Jose Antonio Reyes died in a traffic collision in Spain. Jose Antonio Reyes: 1983-2019 Rest in peace, Jose & # 39 ;.

North London rivals Tottenham, who play against Liverpool on Saturday night in the Champions League final, have also shown their respect.

They tweet: & We are all deeply saddened to hear of the death of Jose Antonio Reyes. All our thoughts are with Jose & # 39; s friends and family, and everyone at Arsenal in this very difficult time. & # 39;

European governing body UEFA also tweeted a tribute to Reyes. It said: & # 39; Everyone at UEFA is shocked and extremely sad to hear that José Antonio Reyes has passed away at the age of 35. A Spanish international with 5 Europa League titles, Reyes will be missed by the football world. Our thoughts are with his family and friends in this terrible time. & # 39;

His most recent club, Extremadura, paid tribute to Reyes when they confirmed his death

His most recent club, Extremadura, paid tribute to Reyes when they confirmed his death

His most recent club, Extremadura, paid tribute to Reyes when they confirmed his death

Reyes went to the north of London to return to Spain in 2006 with Real Madrid on loan

Reyes went to the north of London to return to Spain in 2006 with Real Madrid on loan

He then joined Atletico in 2007 and won two Europa League titles there

He then joined Atletico in 2007 and won two Europa League titles there

Reyes played for both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid during his illustrious playing career

Barcelona wrote: & We want to express their deepest condolences for the death of footballer Jose Antonio Reyes, a brilliant and charismatic player; one of the most striking figures and with a longer job of our football. Rest in peace. & # 39;

The Spanish midfielder Borja Valero easily tweeted & # 39; RIP & # 39; with heart emoji next to a black and white photo of Reyes.

Former Atletico colleague and city spokesperson Sergio Aguero wrote: & # 39; Moved by the death of José Antonio Reyes, a very good friend and partner with whom I shared wonderful moments. A lot of pain. My condolences and all my support to your family members & # 39 ;.

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