Oliver Reck

Oliver Reck (2013 )

Oliver Reck ( born February 27, 1965 in Frankfurt am Main ) is a former German football goalkeeper and current football coach.

Playing career


In the Bundesliga, he played for Kickers Offenbach, Werder Bremen and FC Schalke 04 From 1983 to 2003, he graduated as a goalkeeper total of 471 games and scored one goal with a penalty against FC St. Pauli.

He began his career bar for the season 1983/84 in the Bundesliga at the Kickers Offenbach. On the 20th match day, February 4, 1984, he gave it his league debut against 1 FC Cologne. 2-0 victory for the goalkeeper was in the starting lineup. From then on, he broke from Mr. Valentin as a goalkeeper. But even stretching could not fend off the descent, so that the Offenbach had to play second-rate in the following season. There it managed the young players the undisputed number 1 and completed 38 games, along with Bernd Beck the most in this game year. As personal as well progress your own career, so bad it ran in the league. Offenbach dismounted again and stretching decided in the summer of 1985 to a switch to Werder Bremen. Henceforth, he was number three behind and Klaus Dieter Burdenski radio for two years. In the summer of 1987, he finally took over from the 15 -year-older Burdenski and Reck received the confidence of Bremen coach Otto Rehhagel. On 1 August 1987, the goalkeeper his league debut for the North Germans then gave the away match against Hannover 96 until 1998 Reck finally was goalkeeper of Bremen and completed, except for the 1995/96 season, getting 30 or more games for the club. In this time the victory fall in the DFB Cup in 1991 and 1994, the German Cup in 1988 and 1993, and the success in the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1992. European Cup final was played not by stretching, but his replacement Jürgen Rollman, since stretching in the final after a yellow card was blocked due to a slap in the face against an opponent in the semi-final.

In the summer of 1998 he moved to league rivals FC Schalke Reck 04 There he had to wait until the 16th game day, before he could make his league debut for the Royal Blues. Until 2002 he was a goalkeeper in Gelsenkirchen. With the commitment of Frank Rost 2002/ 03 his successor was brought to Schalke. Reck played two more league games. His last 17 ​​November 2002 against VfL Bochum. As in Bremen, stretching also celebrated with Schalke in 2001 and 2002, the German Cup victory.

Despite his numerous titles with Werder Bremen was stretching and is associated by many football fans especially with his nickname " Breakdown Olli ". The nickname arose due to some spectacular goalkeeper mistakes that underwent stretching throughout his career. Especially at the beginning of his career at Werder Bremen, he made some errors and uncertainties. However, his coach Otto Rehhagel held unconditionally to him. Rehhagel and others criticized repeatedly the tabloid press, which contributed significantly to the establishment of the nickname.

Reck long held the record for the fewest goals ( 22) in a Bundesliga season, he set up the 1988. Only Oliver Kahn in the 2007/ 08 season (21) and Manuel Neuer in the 2012/13 season ( 18) conceded less goals. Reck denied in his career total of 173 Bundesliga games to zero.


In 1988 he participated with the German Olympic Team at the Olympic Games in Seoul, came there but not used. The team won the bronze medal.

In the National Team, he played 1996 times ( the 9:1 win against Liechtenstein ) and in the same year with the German national football champions in England.

Coaching career

After the dismissal of Frank Neubarth in March 2003 was stretching assistant coach Marc Wilmot. From the season 2003/ 04 he was then mainly goalkeeping coach, but also an assistant coach under interim coach Eddy Achterberg. In the summer of 2005, he graduated from the Trainer course for the A license of the German Football Association. From July to November 2005 was followed by the training of football teacher. On December 12, 2005, he was after the leave of head coach Ralf Rangnick interim coach at Schalke. A post he retained until January 4, 2006, the day of the appointment of the new head coach Mirko Slomka. In the time of its interim coach shaft just a game, a 0-2 at VfB Stuttgart fell on December 17. With the appointment of Slomka as new head coach Reck took over again the job of the goalkeeper coach.

After a leave of absence from Fred Rutten on March 26, 2009, he led, together with Mike Büskens and Youri Mulder again transitional until the end of the season 2008/ 09 the training of the first Schalke team. With the commitment of Felix Magath as head coach from the following season, the trio has been completely replaced. Reck post as goalkeeping coach, Bernd Dreher. For the 2010/11 season Reck took over the post of goalkeeper coach at second division MSV Duisburg. After a leave of absence from coach Milan Šašić on 28 October 2011, he was initially appointed as caretaker manager before being appointed permanently to the head coach on November 8, 2011. After three opening defeats at the start of the 2012/13 season Reck was dismissed by MSV on 25 August 2012.

For the 2013/14 season Reck signed a two-year contract as a goalkeeping coach at Fortuna Dusseldorf. After the separation of the association of head coach Mike Büskens Reck was appointed interim coach. On December 30, 2013, the new head coach Lorenz - Gunther Kostner took over from him and stretching again took over the post of goalkeeper coach.


  • Oliver Reck serves on the Board of Trustees of the youth football foundation.
  • His only Profitor achieved Reck on February 9, 2002. He arrived in the Bundesliga match against FC St. Pauli penalty for a 4-0 final score.
  • Frank Rost was twice his successor as goalkeeper, once in Bremen and Schalke at once.
  • In January 2013, Oliver Reck suffered a heart attack on a skiing holiday in Austria.
  • Oliver Reck is stepfather of professional footballer Pierre -Michel Lasogga. He married Lasoggas mother Kerstin 1999.