Jose Antonio Reyes' funeral held in Utrera

Jose Antonio Reyes' funeral held in Utrera

In the crash Reyes' cousin Jonathan Reyes also died, while another cousin, José Antonio Reyes is in a serious but stable condition in hospital having suffered burns to 65% of his body.

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral in Spain on Monday of former Real Madrid and Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes, who was killed in a weekend vehicle crash.

His funeral is taking place on Monday morning at Santa Maria Church in Utrera after an overnight wake at the town hall.

A preliminary police report has identified the blowout as a probable cause of the crash, reports Mundo Deportivo.

"That day you gave me advice as always, but today you have gone and are not coming back and it is a very hard day for me".

He tweeted: 'Speeding shows a reprehensible attitude.

Thierry Henry, who played alongside him at Arsenal, paid tribute to Reyes as a "wonderful player, superb team mate and exceptional human being", and offered his condolences to the footballer's family and friends. There were victims in the accident aside from the driver.

A minute's silence was held for Reyes before Saturday's Champions League final in Madrid between Liverpool and Tottenham.

Reyes, who made his debut as a 16-year-old with Sevilla, won three consecutive Europa League titles during his second spell with the club to become the tournament's record victor with five overall, having previously won it twice with Atletico Madrid. Reyes later had spells at Real and Atletico Madrid.

A Premier League and FA Cup victor with the Gunners, Reyes died at the age of 35, with tributes subsequently pouring in from across the world of football.

He later spent a season on loan at Real Madrid in 2006-07, winning the Spanish title.

The five-time Europa League victor had been playing for Spanish second division side Extremadura this season.

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