1 June marks one year since Jose Antonio Reyes died in an horrific car crash that also claimed the life of his cousin, Jonathon, who was in the back seat.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's Jose Antonio Reyes celebrates prematurely as his goal is disallowed during their Premiership match against Liverpool at home to Arsenal 08 May 2005. AFP PHOTO/ CARL DE SOUZA
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal’s Jose Antonio Reyes celebrates prematurely as his goal is disallowed during their Premiership match against Liverpool at home to Arsenal 08 May 2005. AFP PHOTO/ CARL DE SOUZAeyes

Juan Manuel Calderón, who was also in the car, was hospitalised in a serious condition.

It was reported that Calderón was badly burned trying to save Reyes when the car was on fire.

Reyes played for Arsenal between 2004 and 2007. He also represented Sevilla, Real Madrid, Benfica, Espanyol, Cordoba, Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard, and Extremadura.

He was 35 when he died.

José Antonio Reyes, a career wrecked at Old Trafford

Tribute paid to Jose Antonio Reyes with all 11 clubs he played for represented

Reyes may only have been with us a short time, but he left a bigger mark on the hearts of Arsenal fans than many who followed and stayed longer.

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