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Our Jose Antonio Reyes Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts bring you a full account of notable events from his childhood.
The analysis involves his early life, parents (Mari Calderon and Francisco Reyes), family background, education/career buildup, career summary, cause of his death, relationship life, personal life, family life, lifestyle facts, etc.
Yes, everyone knew him not just as an Arsenal and Sevilla Legend but as that PlayStation player with an Electric Pace.
However, only a hand few of football fans consider Jose Antonio Reyes’ Biography, which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.
Jose Antonio Reyes Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
For Biography enthusiasts, Jose Antonio Reyes was born on the 1st day of September 1983 to his mother, Mari Calderon and father, Francisco Reyes in Utrera, Spain.
Below is a photo of Antonio Reyes’ parents, who might be in their late 60s at the time of writing.
Reyes grew up in Utrera, Province of Seville to Romani parents.
Bring the word “Romani” into question, Reyes has his family background from northern India, which is in the Punjab regions of modern-day India.
He didn’t grow up alone with his parents. Reyes had a brother who goes by the name Jesús Reyes.
Jose Antonio Reyes Biography Facts- Career Summary:
Reyes passion for soccer saw him joining the youth ranks of local Sevilla FC at the age of 10. A happy Reyes went on to represent the club at all youth levels.
Reyes went on to establish his reputation as a versatile offensive unit for Sevilla. Reyes finally signed a full contract in 1999, making his main squad debut at just the tender age of 16.
The best moment of his career was when he became part of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ squad that won the 2004 Premier League title without suffering defeat.
Jose Antonio Reyes Death Story:
Barely after the sad death of Emiliano Sala, FOOTBALL saw itself mourning the loss of another star as it was confirmed that Jose Antonio Reyes had died.
Reyes died at the age of 35 on the 1st of June 2019 following a car accident in what was termed “A Traffic Collision“.
The sad event happened on his country road- A-376, a road linking Utrera with Seville, Spain.
According to TheSun, Reyes was killed in his car alongside his cousin Jonathan Reyes after his vehicle had a collision and then busted into flames. According to a close source, Reyes died driving off an embankment.
Actual Cause of Jose Antonio Reyes’ Accident:
According to Spanish Police Authorities, Jose Antonio Reyes was driving at more than 135mph (220kmph).
This exceeded Spain’s speed limit of 75mph/120kmph. His inability to escape an embarkment caused the accident and his death.
Painfully, his death happened in the 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League Final’s day between Tottenham and Liverpool.
Indeed, a happy day for football fans was suddenly turned into a sad one following his death. The former Arsenal Legend was 35 years old as at the time of his death. Reyes, may your soul Rest in Peace!!
Jose Antonio Reyes Love Life with Noelia:
Behind the late Arsenal Legend, there existed a glamorous wife in the beautiful person of Noelia Reyes, whom little is known about.
TheSun gathered that both love birds tied the knot in June 2017 in a ceremony at Virgen de la Consolacion church in his hometown of Utrera.
Before Antonio Reyes’ death, both he and his wife celebrated eight years of being together, with Noelia posting on Instagram their photo which she said;
“When you do not ask for anything and they give you everything.
I understood that everyone is where they want to be and who they want to be with. Happy 8 years my love.”
Little did poor she, the entire Reyes family and football fans know he would be no more just two years after the marriage. Reyes died, leaving behind his wife and beautiful daughter, whom we have pictured below.
Jose Antonio Reyes LifeStyle Before Death:
Before his death, Jose Antonio Reyes was a lover of cars. His favourite was the BMW Series. His love for fast cars raises questions about the circumstances of his death.
Jose Antonio Reyes Family Life:
Before his death, Reyes was regarded as a “Great Family Man” who exemplified his parents as well as his working-class Spanish community of Utrera, which is both his birth and death place.
Both Mari and Francisco have reaped the benefits of instilling a tough mentality into their son.
Painfully, June 1st 2019, was indeed a sad day for Reyes’ parents as they lost him to the cold hands of death by fire.
Before his death, Jose Antonio Reyes appeared to be closer to his mum than his dad as observed from their photos on social media.
Reyes last name, “Calderon“, has its origin from his mother, who bore the surname before getting married to her husband, Francisco.
Jose Antonio Reyes Facts:
Did You Know?… Returning to his boyhood club Sevilla in 2012 was a great delight for Jose Antonio Reyes and his family as they witnessed his home return.
While at the club, Reyes went on to lift three consecutive Europa League titles between 2014 and 2016.
Also, while on loan with Real Madrid in the 2006/07 season, Reyes also went on to win the La Liga title.
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