Marco Reich (born 30 December 1977) is a German retired footballer.
He made his professional debut in October 1996 with Kaiserslautern in the . Bundesliga and subsequently played five seasons for the club, four of them in the Bundesliga after they were promoted there in 1997. He also won the Bundesliga champions title with Kaiserslautern in 1998.
In the summer of 2001, he moved to Köln and spent one season with the club, making 24 Bundesliga appearances without scoring a goal. He then moved to Werder Bremen next summer, subsequently spending one season and a half with the club, but only making 17 Bundesliga appearances with no goals scored before moving to Derby County of then Football League First Division in January 2004. At Derby, he spent a bit more than one season and a half before moving to Crystal Palace in September 2005. The highlight of his time at Palace was arguably when he scored the winning goal to knock European champions Liverpool out of the 2005/06 League Cup.
Reich also won one international cap for Germany, playing 78 minutes in their 3–3 draw with Colombia in a friendly match played in Miami, Florida on 9 February 1999.
|Full name||Marco Franzisco Thomas Reich|
|Date of birth||30 December 1977|
|Place of birth||Meisenheim, West Germany|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Winger|
|1996–2001||1. FC Kaiserslautern||138||(12)|
|2001–2002||1. FC Köln||24||(0)|
|2005||Red Star Belgrade||0||(0)|
|2010–2011||WAC St. Andrä||42||(15)|
|2011–2012||SK Austria Klagenfurt||24||(8)|
He has a reputation for starting strongly at clubs, before fading away and falling out of favour, as has been the case with his last three clubs. At Werder Bremen, he was earmarked as the replacement for Oliver Bierhoff in the German national team, before losing his first-team place and moving to Derby County on a free transfer. There, a series of virtuoso performances helped to keep the club in the Championship, and he also gave many autographs to fans. He eventually left the club in much the same way as Werder Bremen, signing for Crystal Palace. Marco then moved to German side Kickers Offenbach on 30 January 2007 on a free transfer.
He joined Walsall on a free transfer in August 2008 after being released by Offenbach following their relegation from the second tier of German football. On 2 May 2009, he signed a contract with Jagiellonia after being released by Walsall. He has recently been critical of the standard of football in the Ekstraklasa, comparing it to the lower divisions of the German League, although he did speak favourably about teams like Wisla Krakow and Lech Poznan. In January 2010, he signed for WAC St. Andrä.