Simply put, if it wasn't for Nat Lofthouse BWFC wouldn't exist today. His heroic efforts on the pitc... - Alex Kelly (Morris Green) the title 'one club man' should be changed to 'one man club' because I can't think of anything that ... - Mike Smith Sadly missed. A true Bolton legend. You did not come to Burnden Park in Nat's days without knowing a... - Roger G I'm too young to have ever watched Nat play but i have heard lots about him, a true Bolton Wanderers... - Kendra Bedson (Bolton fan) I remember meeting Nat with my granddad as a kid down at Burnden Park. He took us through to meet al... - Dr Peter Simmons (Loughborough University Football Club President) They don't make them like our Nat anymore, a wonderful man and a true sporting legend. Thanks for br... - Glenn Byron A gentleman, a great footballer, and a true legend. Rest In Peace and God Bless. - The Matthews Family (Everton supporters) Will never be forgotten, Everything else has been said. - David B (Lifelong BWFC Fan) R.I.P Nat you'll be forever missed.,true legend! Condolences go to his family. - Mark O'Hara (Bolton supporter) Boltons finest RIP Sir Nat - Mark Riley (Atherton Collieries FC) Nat Lofthouse - OBE - A football and Bolton Wanderers legend , we will never forget all the great th... - Gary Minshall (42 years a fan) A great man, a great player (so i believe...im only 23) and a true gentleman. I met him in 2001 and... - James Standing (First Team Coach At Warrington Town FC) What a great life Nat led - Bolton born & Bred, Wanderers Captain, England international, FA Cup win... - Mahesh Patel (Chorley Old Road/Hertfordshire) There will never be a Bolton legend in the making for what Nat did for our club. RIP Lion King. - Dave H walking in a Wanderers wonderland. There will be many a grandad queuing up to buy you a beer up there Lofty. Thoughts are with your... - Chris My Heart goes to the Lofthouse family, a true gentleman and a sporting legend, you will be sorely mi... - Richard Taylor (Bolton Wanderers Fan) The death of Nat Lofthouse is a great loss for his family, friends and for Bolton Wanderers FC, and ... - Phil Slater (Rotherham) Rip nat lofthouse a true wanderer and a man with true loyalty . Bolton wanderers will never see ano... - Scott baker ( farnworth ) As a small boy in Bolton I remember my father taking me every Saturday to watch the Wanderers. Most ... - David Smith Quite simply the greatest player Bolton Wanderers Football Club has ever had. RIP our Lion of Vi... - Allan Simmons (Bolton Fan)

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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.