Good night Mr BWFC. RIP, you will never be forgotten. - Chris Partington Nat Lofthouse will always be remembered. I never saw him play but I met him a number of occasion ... - Rob Taylor (Bolton Fan) I have been a season ticket holder since 1956 and Nat scored on my 1st visit to Burnden. I was fo... - Dave Thompson(Horwich) England's greatest centre forward, my football hero and a true gent - never to be forgotten. - Ken Worthington (London) God bless you Nat. You will be sadly missed. I know you will be watching over the boys. xx - Julie Bundy Nat, to Bolton people you will always be our number one hero. You were proud of your hometown and of... - John White Thank-you for your service to Bolton and thank you for bringing so much pleasure to millions of peop... - Merv Thomason (Kent) Nat was a Bolton lad through and through .When asked about his achievements and life in football he ... - Colin and Kath Brown 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) It was an honour to meet you, but it was a privilege to become your friend, so I say this, go forth ... - Lofty the Lion My I express my deep sorrow of the passing of a truly remarkable human being. Nat personified all t... - Freddie Harris (A Manchester City supporter) Rest In Eternal Peace, Nat. A true gentleman & Bolton Wanderers Legend. You will be sadly missed by ... - Pauline Lomax Nat was my boyhood hero. If my memory serves well, I remember Nat''s return from injury (the shoulde... - Phil Platt, Harwood. 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 RIP Sir Nat, you are a true legend! - Janet Gaffney r.i.p - jamess A true footballing legend, loyal to Bolton until the end. An all inspiring sportsman to which many m... - Martin Lee (BWFC) REST IN PEACE NAT ...FOOTBALL LEGEND - MICK M.C.F.C A great man, a great footballer and a great role model for our younger generations! Nat, you brought... - Martin Parkinson Rest In Peace Nat. You were a truly great man, and will live on forever in the hearts and minds o... - Stuart Harbidge

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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.