He won a bronze medal in 110 metre hurdles and finished fourth in 400 metre hurdles at the 1934 European Championships. He never participated in other international events like the Summer Olympics. He became Norwegian champion in 110 metre hurdles in 1934, 1936 and 1938  and in 400 metre hurdles in 1934 and 1935. He represented IK Tjalve, having moved to Oslo from his native Arendal.
His career best time in 110 metre hurdles was 14.7 seconds, achieved in July 1933 at Bislett stadion. A year later, on the same track, he clocked a career best time in 400 metre hurdles of 54.0 seconds. 
- Norwegian international athletes - A (Norwegian)
- Norwegian championships in 110 metres hurdles (Norwegian)
- Norwegian championships in 400 metres hurdles (Norwegian)
- Adler, Roar; Gulliksen, Petter; Arneberg, Egil (24 August 1992). "Holger Albrechtsen (obituary)". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 11.
- Norwegian all-time list 110 metres hurdles (Norwegian)
- Norwegian all-time list 400 metres hurdles (Norwegian)
- "Sentralstyret" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
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