Reck with Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2014
|Date of birth||27 February 1965|
|Place of birth||Frankfurt, West Germany|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|SSV Jeddeloh (manager)|
|2009||Schalke 04 (interim)|
|2013–2014||Fortuna Düsseldorf (interim)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
In 1985, he joined SV Werder Bremen, being the side's undisputed starter for 11 of his 13 seasons, while also being instrumental in the club's conquests, which included two leagues and the 1992 Cup Winners' Cup. However Reck was suspended for the 1992 European Cup Winners' Cup Final, in which he was replaced by Jürgen Rollmann.
Reck moved to FC Schalke 04 in 1998, aged 33, still amassing a further 112 league matches. In his last season, he played second-fiddle to Frank Rost, and chose to retire. Although Oliver Kahn holds the record for most matches without conceding goals in the league, at 180 in a total of 515 matches, Reck is the most effective goalkeeper, not conceding a goal in 173 of 471 matches, with an "effectivity rate" of 0.367, versus Kahn's 0.349.
After retiring, he became the goalkeeping coach at Schalke 04. After the sacking of Fred Rutten in March 2009, he became interim manager, alongside Youri Mulder and Mike Büskens until the end of the season.
Reck replaced Milan Šašić as manager of MSV Duisburg on an interim basis on 28 October 2011. His first match was a 3–0 loss against 1860 München on 30 October 2011. Reck was later made permanent manager, but he was sacked on 27 August 2012 just 3 matches into the new season.
In July 2013, Reck became goalkeeper coach at Fortuna Düsseldorf. Following the sacking of Mike Büskens he was made interim coach of Fortuna Düsseldorf on 2 December 2013. Reck finished his interim position when Fortuna Düsseldorf hired Lorenz-Günther Köstner as the new head coach, and he returned as goalkeeper coach. After Fortuna dissolved the contract with Köstner in June 2013, Reck returned to the position as head coach in Düsseldorf.
On 27 January 2016 Oliver Reck became the coach of Regionalliga Südwest team Kickers Offenbach. However, as of 27 May 2016, the future of the club is in doubt due to heavy debts. Reck is, however, reportedly wanting to stay at the club. In April 2018 it was announced that Reck would leave Offenbach at the end of his contract on 30 June 2018.
In December 2019, fourth-tier club SSV Jeddeloh announced Reck would take over as manager on a contract until end of the 2019–20 season. In March 2020, a contract extension until summer 2021 was announced.
|Schalke 04||1 April 2009||30 June 2009||9||4||1||4||13||8||+5||44.44|
|MSV Duisburg||28 October 2011||27 August 2012||26||9||6||11||32||39||−7||34.62|
|Fortuna Düsseldorf||2 December 2013||30 December 2013||3||2||0||1||6||4||+2||66.67|
|Fortuna Düsseldorf||13 June 2014||23 February 2015||23||8||8||7||35||32||+3||34.78|
|Kickers Offenbach||27 January 2016||30 June 2018||92||46||20||26||170||119||+51||50.00|