My dad told me many great stories about Nat and I've seen some good centre-forwards for Bolton Wande... - Dave Haywood My Grand Parents and Father lived a stones throw from Burnden. Nat was a player they always talked a... - Trevor James A "Gentleman" in every sense. We were in the "Suite" in 1991 enjoying the reception of our daughter... - J. Marcus Rigby (Little Lever) Bolton through & through Would have loved to see him play, will be missed by bolton fans and footba... - Gareth Hayward Legends never die; they live on in the memories of people who care about Bolton Wanderers Football C... - Alison Taylor The lion sleeps tonight. RIP Bolton and England lionheart never be another like you. - bill coucill and son john Having never seen Nat play but listened to the times my father told me of his heroics in his beloved... - Dave Wilkinson Nat you were one of the most generous, kind hearted people that I have ever met. I consider myself t... - Carolyn McGuffie Nat Lofthouse,true Boltonian born and bred,a great centre forward who defenders would dread. A true ... - Damien Stanworth Nat Lofthouse will always be remembered. I never saw him play but I met him a number of occasion... - Rob Taylor R.I.P. Nat, a true gent and a legend in every sense of the word. They don't make 'em like you any mo... - Tony Jackson I am a Villa and let me pass on my mark of respect for the great Nat Lofthouse. He represents a t... - ian robathan I never got the chance to watch nat as a player because he was way before my time. But from the foot... - Andrew Whitehead A truly great man, and player, will be missed but never forgotten.. R I P big man - Colin Hamblett (Walkden) Nat Lofthouse will always be remembered. I never saw him play but I met him a number of occasion ... - Rob Taylor (Bolton 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) R.I.P to Mr Bolton Wanderers himself. A true legend that will never be forgott - Tom There will always be a place on the wall for my most prized possession, a signed black and white pho... - David Hilton God bless you Nat. You will be sadly missed. I know you will be watching over the boys. xx - Julie Bundy To a true Gentleman , who would take time out to talk to all , sadly missed a True Legend - Tony Stephens

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.