Former Spain midfielder Reyes' funeral held in his hometown
The funeral of the former Spain midfielder Jose Antonio Reyes was held in his hometown, Utrera, Spain, on Monday.
Reyes' coffin was carried through the streets of Utrera before the funeral service at a local church.
The former captain of Sevilla FC died in a traffic accident on Saturday, at the age of 35.
"We couldn't be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace," Sevilla FC said on Twitter.
Over 11,000 fans paid tribute at Sevilla's Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium where Reyes' coffin was placed on Sunday.
Later that night, his coffin was taken from Sevilla to nearby Utrera, where "he spent the whole night accompanied by family and friends," according to Sevilla FC.
Reyes made his debut for Sevilla FC at the age of 16.
He also played for Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid during his professional career that spanned nearly 20 years
Reyes was part of Arsenal's unbeaten "Invincible" squad as he helped the club go unbeaten through the 2003-2004 season, scoring two crucial goals toward the end of the campaign to keep that record intact.
He won a Spanish league title with Real Madrid, and five Europa League crowns with Sevilla FC and Atletico Madrid. He also made 21 appearances for Spain between 2003-2006.
(With input from agencies)