As a lifelong Manchester United fan may I say that I was lucky enough to see the great Nat Lofthouse... - Dave White Nat Lofthouse, one hell of a centre forward and a credit to his beloved Bolton Wanderers and country... - Martin Hawksworth RIP Nat, I am a lifelong fan. Never saw you play, however the one time I met you, you were one of... - Keith Thompson Nat I did not know you but you were a gentlemen when I did have the pleasure of meeting you. You wer... - Paul T You Will be sadly missed but will never leave my heart you are a role model to look up to in the his... - Ben Whittle I was lucky enough to meet Nat in person after the bolton / preston play off match in cardiff. We ch... - Ronnie Pye (Horwich) Thank-you for your service to Bolton and thank you for bringing so much pleasure to millions of peop... - Merv Thomason (Kent) The many touching tributes being paid to Nat on his sad passing by admirers across the country and ... - Kath and Colin Brown Nat was great servant to Bolton Wanderers, a truly one club man. My only regret is that I never saw ... - Steve and Emma Culshaw Hope the fellow upstairs gives you your knighthood, you deserved it long ago. Hope you bump into my... - Walt Met him a couple of times - a true gentleman and a genuine legend. On his 80th birthday, he was i... - Pete, Diane, Matthew and Ben Vickers A Bolton Wanderers legend and true gentleman. Condolences go to his family and friends. Rest in Peac... - The Whiteley Family One Man, One Club, One legend. It has always been obvious that Nat loved Bolton. It is now obvious... - Clive Meadows A man who loved the club that I love, and showed more passion for the club than any living man could... - Sam Yates A true legend then and now. Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P - Phil B, Australia One runs out of tributes, and in any case none that I can think of do justice to Nat. He epitomised ... - Maurice J. Halton R.I.P Sir Nat Lofthouse you will be truly missed by everyone not just Bolton fans but all of England - Ashley Not knighted in life but knighted in every bolton wanderers fans hearts. . . R.I.P to a true legend,... - darren ashworth To the one and only BWFC. Lion of Vienna Nat Lofthous OBE. Your memory and spirit will live on forev... - Ian Ryder.A BWFC Supporter. A true legend who will never be forgotten, not just by Bolton fans but by football fans all over the... - Sara (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.