Daniel Albrecht

Daniel Albrecht ( born May 25, 1983 in Fiesch ) is a retired Swiss ski racer.


At the Junior World Championship 2003 in Serre Chevalier, he was a three time World Champion in downhill, giant slalom and in the combination. He also finished third in the slalom behind his compatriot Marc Berthod second place. Shortly before the Junior World Championships Albrecht had denied his first race in the World Cup. The Swiss Sports Aid Foundation drew Albrecht as a junior athlete of the year 2003.

Albrecht, in 2003, 2005 and 2007 at the World Cup finals. In 2007 he became world champion in super-combined, vice world champion in giant slalom and third with the Swiss team in the team competition. His hitherto best World Cup result he achieved in 2005 in Bormio, when he finished seventh in the combination. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, he missed the bronze medal in the combination only six hundredths of a second.

On 29 November 2007 at the Super Combined in Beaver Creek Albrecht celebrated his first victory in the World Cup, just three days later, he also won the giant slalom in Beaver Creek also.

In the giant slalom in Adelboden Albrecht was second behind his compatriot Marc Berthod. Another podium place he secured at the season finale in Bormio, where he finished second in the slalom. The World Cup season 2007/ 08, he finished seventh in the World Cup. The season 2008/ 09 he started with a victory in the giant slalom in Soelden.

Upon completion of training the exit of Kitzbühel January 22, 2009 Albrecht crashed so hard after the final jump that he suffered a traumatic brain injury and lost consciousness. After initial supply at the nearest hospital, he was transferred to the University Hospital of Innsbruck. After three weeks, he awoke on February 12 from a coma and was transferred to rehabilitation in the Inselspital Bern. His dismissal took place on 29 April 2009, after which he then immediately called a project to support brain- injured people to life. In July 2009, Albrecht began with the preparation for the World Cup season 2009/2010, but he was in no race to the starting line and was on January 21, 2010 in Kitzbuehel his waiver of a comeback in the current winter known.

On 5 December 2010 more than 22 months after his serious injury, Daniel Albrecht denied a World Cup race again and scored in the giant slalom in Beaver Creek the 21th Place. However, the return to the World Cup proved to be difficult, after the comeback race, he scored in the next two years hardly countable results. On November 22, 2012 Albrecht arrived at training for the World Cup downhill in Lake Louise to fall, where he suffered a Kniescheibenluxation and a tear of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

On October 6, 2013 Daniel Albrecht announced end of his career. He drove a total of 138 World Cup races.


Olympic Winter Games

  • Turin 2006: 4 combination

World Championships

  • St. Moritz 2003 30 Slalom
  • Bormio 2005: 7 combination, 30 Giant Slalom
  • Åre 2007: 1 Super Combined, Giant Slalom 2nd, 3rd Team Competition

Junior World Championships

  • Verbier 2001: 16 Slalom, Giant Slalom 24
  • Tarvisio 2002: 5 Super -G, downhill 22
  • Briançonnais 2003: 1st exit, 1 giant slalom, 1 combination, 2 Slalom, Super -G 8

World Cup

  • Season 2004/ 05: 4 Combined World Cup
  • Season 2007/ 08: 7 Overall World Cup, 3rd Combined World Cup, fifth giant slalom World Cup
  • Season 2008/ 09: 7 giant slalom World Cup
  • 8 podiums, including 4 victories:

Other successes

  • Quintuple Swiss champion: 1x Slalom (2008)
  • 2x giant slalom (2003 and 2008)
  • 2x combination (2003 and 2004)