|José Antonio Reyes|
|Full name||José Antonio Reyes Calderón|
|Date of birth||September 1, 1983|
|Place of birth||Utrera, Spain|
|Height||1. Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Climate Utrera's climate is characterized by the annual alternation between a dry period which lasts more than four months and which has high temperatures and another one humid Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. 75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Forward, Left Winger|
|Current club||Atlético Madrid|
→ Real Madrid (loan)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
José Antonio Reyes Calderón (born September 1, 1983 in Utrera, Seville) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid. Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Climate Utrera's climate is characterized by the annual alternation between a dry period which lasts more than four months and which has high temperatures and another one humid Seville ( Spanish: Sevilla, see also different names) is the artistic cultural and financial capital of southern Spain. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Club Atlético de Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid who play in the Primera División of La Liga. He has previously played for Sevilla, Arsenal and Real Madrid, and is also a member of the Spanish national team. Sevilla Fútbol Club is a Spanish professional football club that plays in the top-flight Spanish La Liga championship The Spanish National Football Team, commonly referred to as La Selección, is the national football team of Spain and is controlled by the es [[Spanish
Born into a Gitano family in Utrera, a town south-east of Seville, Reyes joined the youth ranks of Seville club Sevilla FC at the age of 10. The Romani people in Spain are generally known as Gitanos. Spanish Roma tend to speak Caló which is basically Andalusian Spanish with a large Sevilla Fútbol Club is a Spanish professional football club that plays in the top-flight Spanish La Liga championship His talent was identified, and he represented the club at all youth levels. He finally signed a full contract in 1999 at the age of 15. Reyes made his senior debut a year later as a substitute in a game against Real Zaragoza and was later called up to Spain's under-17 youth national team for the Under-17 European Championships. Real Zaragoza is a Spanish football team from Zaragoza in Aragón. The UEFA U-17 Championship is an annual football competition organised by the sport's European governing body UEFA.
Reyes established his reputation as a versatile forward, playing either as a left winger or a second striker. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing His 22 goals in 86 matches, over four seasons at Sevilla led to other clubs taking notice, but Reyes' popularity with the club's fans made a move to a bigger Spanish club politically difficult for Sevilla FC's club president.
Despite Sevilla manager Joaquín Caparrós wishing to hang onto him, Reyes signed with English club Arsenal F.C. during the January transfer window of the 2003-04 season. Joaquín Caparrós (born November 18, 1955 in Utrera, Seville) is a Football (soccer coach currently with La Liga England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland In Association football, the transfer window is the period during the year in which a Football team can transfer players either in or out of their playing The £10. 5m fee was negotiated with top ups, depending on the success of Arsenal, which could have risen to £17m.
He made his debut on February 1, 2004 in a 2-1 win over Manchester City. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " TalkManchester City FC before changing verbs to singular --> Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club Two days later, he scored an own goal against Middlesbrough in the Carling Cup. Middlesbrough Football Club, also known as The Boro are an English football club based in Middlesbrough, who play in the Premier League. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition Later that month, Reyes scored twice against Chelsea to knock them out of the FA Cup. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after He also scored against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, and his goals in the penultimate two games of the season helped keep Arsenal's unbeaten run in the FA Premier League going. See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club "The Invincibles", in English football, has been either used to refer to the Preston North End team of the 1880s or the Arsenal team The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs
Hat tricks in friendlies during the summer 2004 showed his improvement and Reyes was a prominent influence on Arsenal's impressive start to the 2004-05 season, in which he managed to score in each of the first six games. A hat-trick in Sports is associated with succeeding at anything three times in three consecutive attempts An exhibition game (also known as an exhibition match or simply exhibition, or a demonstration or demo event is a sporting event However, Reyes struggled during the middle of the season after Arsenal's defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford. His inconsistent performance brought little reward for much of the season, and yet towards the end of it he scored three valuable goals.
In early 2005, he was reported to be homesick while at Arsenal, even though José's parents Mari and Francisco as well as brother Jesús lived with him in England. Homesickness (or in some cases Nostalgia) is the distress or impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from the specific Home environment During a prank call perpetrated by COPE Radio of Spain in February 2005, a prankster claiming to be the president of Spanish club Real Madrid reportedly called Reyes' agent and spoke to Reyes himself about a possible transfer deal. The cope (Known in Latin as pluviale 'rain coat' or cappa 'cape' is a liturgical Vestment, which may conveniently be described as a very long mantle In association football, a transfer is the action taken whenever a player moves between clubs In the ensuing conversation, Reyes allegedly declared that life in London was far from what he had envisioned and he would welcome a move back to his native Spain. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Reyes also supposedly said that he wanted out of the club as there were "bad people" at Arsenal. 
On May 21, 2005, Reyes became the only second player in history (after Kevin Moran) to be sent off in an FA Cup final, when he was dismissed for a second yellow card. Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Kevin Bernard Moran ( Irish name: Caoimhghín Bernard Ó Móráin) (born April 29, 1956 in Dublin, Ireland) is The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after
He temporarily ended speculation about a move away from Highbury in July 2005, when he signed a new six-year contract and declared that he was "looking forward to having many more successful years at the club. Highbury is an area in the London Borough of Islington. It lies between the following places Finsbury Park, north of Highbury "
In Arsenal's 2005-06 UEFA Champions League run, Reyes featured heavily against, among others, Real Madrid, Juventus F.C. and Villarreal CF, in the most impressive Champions League results for Arsenal to date. Villarreal Club de Fútbol, usually abbreviated to Villarreal, is a Spanish Primera División football club based in Villarreal He came on as a substitute in the May 17, 2006 final against Spanish champions F.C. Barcelona, which Arsenal lost 2-1. Fútbol Club Barcelona ( Catalan fudˈbɔɫ ˌklup bəɾsəˈlonə Spanish ˈfutβol ˌkluβ baɾθeˈlona known familiarly as Barça (Spanish ˈbaɾsa Catalan However, in August 2006 he expressed a desire not to play in Arsenal's 2006-07 Champions League qualifying match against Dynamo Zagreb - to do so would render him 'cup-tied' and complicate a move to Real Madrid. Dinamo Zagreb is one of the most famous and successful Croatian football clubs Cup-tied is an adjective used primarily in football, to describe a player who is ineligible to play in a knockout cup competition after transferring from another club during  Wenger left him out of the team, thus fuelling speculation that a transfer was soon to be agreed.
Reyes was linked to Real Madrid along with Arsenal teammate Cesc Fàbregas in the summer of 2006, when the candidate Arturo Baldasano of the then on-going Real Madrid presidential campaign claimed he would sign them, if elected. Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas Soler (born 4 May 1987 in Arenys de Mar, Barcelona, Spain is a Spanish footballer who plays as a central  Reyes further hinted towards a transfer to Real Madrid. After making two official statements on Arsenal's website denying media reports of being unhappy, alleged quotes from Reyes in the Spanish press contradicted his denials. This tested the patience of Arsène Wenger, who reacted angrily to Real Madrid's attempts to unsettle his player, suggesting that it was not the first time Real Madrid had used the media and agents in Spain as a destabilising tactic. Arsène Wenger OBE (born October 22, 1949 in Strasbourg) is a French football manager, in charge of Arsenal Shortly before the closure of the 2006 summer transfer window, Madrid and Arsenal agreed to exchange Reyes for Brazilian international Júlio Baptista, each on a season-long loan deal. In Association football, the transfer window is the period during the year in which a Football team can transfer players either in or out of their playing Júlio Baptista (born October 1 1981 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian football player often nicknamed as la Bestia (the Beast or the Tank 
Reyes scored his first goal for Real Madrid on September 17, 2006 with a free kick against Real Sociedad. Events 1176 - The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought 1462 - The Battle of Świecino (or Battle of Żarnowiec Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
On the final day of the 2006-07 season, the focus was on David Beckham in his final match for Real but Reyes, in the final game of his loan spell, came on as a substitute for the injured Beckham, scoring with his first touch and again later on. David Robert Joseph Beckham, and is also a member of the England national team. Real came back from a 1-0 deficit to win 3-1, claiming the La Liga title. The Primera División of the es Liga de Fútbol Profesional ( Professional Football League) commonly known as La Liga or It had been rumoured that he may leave for Olympique Lyonnais. Olympique Lyonnais (popularly known as OL, or simply Lyon) is a French football club based in Lyon.
Real Madrid appointed former Getafe coach Bernd Schuster on July 8, 2007 increasing the chances that Reyes would sign a permanent deal and stay in Spain. Getafe Club de Fútbol is a Spanish Primera División football club based in Getafe, a city in the metropolitan area of South Bernd Schuster (born December 22, 1959 in Augsburg) is a German football coach and former player Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
However, reports surfacing on July 29 indicated that Madrid rivals Atletico Madrid were on the verge of landing the player. Events 1014 - Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat Club Atlético de Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid who play in the Primera División of La Liga.  Later that day, Wenger confirmed that Reyes's departure was imminent, and that a more specific announcement would be made "shortly". 
On July 30, Reyes passed his medical. Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off He was unveiled on July 31 as an Atletico player for the next four years. Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently  It is believed Arsenal will receive €12m (£8. 1m) for the transfer.  Reyes made his debut for Atlético in a match against S.S. Lazio, in which he scored a goal and made an assist in a 3-1 victory in the annual Amsterdam Tournament. Società Sportiva Lazio, ( commonly referred to SS Lazio or simply Lazio, is an Italian professional Sports club most noted for its football The Amsterdam Tournament is an annual Association football tournament played in the pre-season hosted by AFC Ajax. Reyes has had previous success in this pre-season tournament, being named player of the tournament in the 2004 Amsterdam Tournament while playing for Arsenal. Ironically, Arsenal were winners of the 2007 Amsterdam Tournament. He has had a disastrous 2007/08 campaign in Madrid, failing to score a single goal in 26 appearances.
Reyes earned his first full cap in September 2003 against Portugal. The Portugal national football team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF finishing 4th at the last World Cup. However, he was left out of Iñaki Sáez's 2004 European Championship squad. José Ignacio Sáez Ruiz, often called Iñaki Sáez (born April 23, 1943) is a retired Spanish football player currently working as a football The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football Although Reyes has been picked consistently in national team squads, he has only 21 caps and 4 goals. He is not a regular starter, due to current national team coach Luis Aragonés' preference to play Fernando Torres, David Villa, and Luis García up front. José Luis Aragonés Suárez (born July 28, 1938, Hortaleza Madrid) sometimes referred to as simply Luis, is a former Spanish Fernando José Torres Sanz (born 20 March 1984 in Madrid, Spain nicknamed El Niño ("The Kid" is a Spanish footballer, who plays for Liverpool David Villa Sánchez (born December 4, 1981 in Langreo, Asturias, Spain) nicknamed El Guaje ( The Kid Luis Javier García Sanz (born June 24 1978 in Badalona, Spain) commonly known as Luis García, is a Spanish Most recently, Reyes played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup game against Saudi Arabia. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament The Saudi Arabia national football team (منتخب السعودية لكرة القدم (known by its fans as al-Sogour which means "The Falcons" or al-Akhdar
|NAME||Calderón, José Antonio Reyes|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Reyes, José Antonio|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Professional footballer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1983-09-01|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Utrera , Spain|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|