R.I.P Nat Lofthouse OBE. Heaven has a new angel, a real gentleman, true footballing legeng. Never to... - Louise Waddington (Bolton Fan) Radcliffe I was born a few weeks before Bolton won the Cup in 1958. I remember my Grand father and Uncle talk... - Philip Shuttleworth ( A Bolton supporter) Nat, the word "legend" was made for you. You were a magnificent player & a wonderful human being. M... - Michael Howarth RIP Nat Lofthouse: a great player, as well as a loyal, modest and thoroughly decent man. - Ian Forsyth (A Chelsea supporter) Nat a true legend. You made one of Boltons best eras in the top flight. R.I.P a true Bolton and Engl... - Tom, Westhoughton What a great example to all. A down-to-earth true Englishman and Boltonian. I was privileged to see ... - Derek Moss .Season ticket holder from Malvern. So God has finally realised what his team was missing, a true centre forward. As hard on the pitch a... - Ian T (A life long Bolton Wanderer) The legend, Nat Lofthouse, trained to run through brick walls, keep the ball and score! I am too you... - Andy Morrison (White for life) A true footballing legend, loyal to Bolton until the end. An all inspiring sportsman to which many m... - Martin Lee (BWFC) To a true gentleman and professional. Many thanks for the services to our great club. You have go... - Ian Lea Quite simply... What a hero - Fiona A TRUE BOLTON FAN A TRUE LEGEND REST IN PEACE NAT LOFTHOUSE - Openshaw Family Bolton R.I.P. Nat. A true gentleman,legend ambassador. You will be missed. Thankyou SIR - Dave Bromley (Bolton) I was so proud to stand on the embankment as a child and then to have my own daughter stand next to ... - Debbie, Martyn and Lucy O'Mara A truly wonderful man. A true gentleman, A legend. I feel privileged to have known him.............T... - Jean Pugh RIP Big Man... You will be sorely missed around the club and in football... My deepest sympa... - Graham Marshall As a Bolton Wanderers fan I bumped into Nat several times - sometimes I just had an opportunity to s... - Stephen Dougill There are few great players in this world. There are few great people. There are few loyal people.... - Keith Bedson (Liverpool FC Supporters Club) It's impossible to write in a few lines what you meant to Bolton as a town and a club. You will be t... - Ian Watson Nat was one of the greatest footballers england have ever seen, certainly the best ever for bolton h... - Jamie (bolton fan)

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.