A true legend of the game. A proper footballer who played for the love of the game and the love of h... - Daniel Scott (Liverpool fan) God bless this great man and take care of him, R.I.P big mam. Mr Bolton Wanderers will live forever. - Nev Middleton.(Little Lever) A True Gentleman. Real footballer who will be sadly missed - John goulden I didn't get the pleasure to watch Nat but what I can tell is that he was a truly great player with ... - Ben Bromley Nat Lofthouse played before my time but he has always been a hero of mine. As a young boy, I was fo... - Steven Bottomley - Bolton Simply put, if it wasn't for Nat Lofthouse BWFC wouldn't exist today. His heroic efforts on the pitc... - Alex Kelly (Morris Green) A true footballing legend! Although I'm not old enough to see Nat in action on the pitch, my father ... - Stefan Kornas Bubbles may nearly reach the sky, fade and die, but cherished memories and legends that inspire live... - David Spurgeon (A West Ham United supporter) As a lifelong Wanderers fan, from a long line of supporters I would like to offer all my family’ s h... - Glenda Cosens & all the Walton & Cosens family Saturday evening January 15th 2011 came the sad news that Nat Lofthouse had passed away.. Although ... - Tom Chamley (Manchester) Nat was the first footballer I saw score a goal at Burden Park in the late 50s. I never met him but... - Mal Handley Nat was my first and last football hero, a great man on and off the pitch. He will be sorely missed ... - Chris Payne (California) I`m 48 years old and was born and bred in North West London. So I didn`t know this amazing man, but ... - Wendy Ann Jones As long as football is played the following words will always remain synonymous: Nat Lofthouse Bo... - Alex Sankey, Newton-le-Willows. R.I.P Winner, O.B.E, Player, Legend Nathaniel Lofthouse - David Terrible news the loss of a true gentleman, a great sportsman and a fine ambassador for the club and... - Brian Catterall A true man and player who always kept on fighting. A huge inspiration to young and old and one of th... - Daniel Whitehouse Bolton through & through Would have loved to see him play, will be missed by bolton fans and footba... - Gareth Hayward A massive loss not just to Bolton Wanderers FC, its supporters and the town, but to the world of foo... - Bash (Bolton fan - Ramsbottom) As a small boy in Bolton I remember my father taking me every Saturday to watch the Wanderers. Most ... - David Smith

Welcome

Nat Lofthouse OBE (27th August 1925 - 15th January 2011)

This site celebrates the life and career of one of English football's greatest and most legendary players, Nat Lofthouse OBE.

An England international, Lofthouse played his entire club career for his home town club, Bolton Wanderers, scoring 255 goals in 452 league appearances.

Capped 33 times by the Three Lions, Lofthouse picked up the nickname ‘the Lion of Vienna’ after his two goals against Austria and represented England in the 1954 World Cup.

Winning the FA Cup with Wanderers in 1958, Lofthouse is regarded as a Bolton club legend, with a statue dedicated to his achievements set to be unveiled ahead of the Queens Park Rangers game on Saturday 24th August, with proceedings starting at 10.30am with a number of former Wanderers players and Nat's family in attendance.