'Sir' Nat, an inspiration to many and true gentleman throughout his life. Not only will he be sadly ... - APH - forever BWFC. Nat was before my time, but my dad talked me through every one one of his goals, I had the pleasure ... - Phil Hughill to the biggest wanderer i met you a few times over the years ,you always had time for the fans and w... - gilesy My first football hero. Thanks for the memories. RIP - Harold Pye a true wanderer through and through lets give him a reet gud send off like he truley deserves - billy bobs A local hero, a lovely man. - S Clark I have been a season ticket holder since 1956 and Nat scored on my 1st visit to Burnden. I was fo... - Dave Thompson(Horwich) There will always be a place on the wall for my most prized possession, a signed black and white pho... - David Hilton Great sorrow on hearing of the death of a true hero. Nat (and many others of his time) was proud ... - Derek Headley (Bridlington) I am a 75 year old who very sadly just missed watching the great man and footballer play. However... - David Woolmer God bless you Nat - Steve Brighton Thanks for the memories Nat, it won't quite be the same without you around. You were truly a legend ... - Philip Howe Rest in peace Nat. A Bolton Wanderers legend, England lion, true Boltonian and always a gentleman. - Catherine (Daventry White) A truly great player whose committment to making Wanderers a great club could never be in doubt. Tha... - Nicky Taberner Just a very humble friendly chap at heart, but a true giant of the English game. There will likely ... - Brian McGrath Nat Lofthouse O.B.E. - a true football legend on the pitch and a true gentleman off it. You are, a... - Ian Barnes (BWFC Tour Guide) At five years of age, I started school in Bolton and Nat at that time was ready to move to a senior ... - Joe Greenhalgh Never got to see him play, but what a true legend he was. R.I.P Nat Lofthouse. - Joshua George There will never be another one like Nat - a hero in our home from my boyhood to the present day. Y... - Stephen Wassell Even though I am 35 years younger than Nat I know what he meant to the town of Bolton and especially... - Ian Taylor. New Zealand

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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.